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WEATHER MO C) DEADLY FLU-VOTOPS
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MUSIC PROFESSOR SEX ASSAULT-trxSS IN BAM TRUMP TODAY COMMENTS-SOTVO, ON CAM
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BREAK OUT: OTHER ROBBERY-trxSSTOPS NEW TONIGHT MO
NEWS ALERT MO FL SNAKE WRANGLER-OC, VO
VAZQUEZ NOT GUILTY CHARGES-OC, SS FL NAKED URINAL MAN-ON CAM
NEW TONIGHT MO TENNESSEE SUSPECT SEARCH-OC, VO
HAITI COMMENT REACTION-OC, BOXES NORTH CAROLINA OFFICERS SHOT-VOTOPS
HAITI COMMENT REACTION-trxLIVE OIL TANKER UPDATE-SQZBOX
HAITI COMMENT REACTION-VO BREAKING MO
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CRIME MO UPENN BODY MYSTERY-OC TAG
CHARCO OVERDOSE ARREST-OC, SS NEW TONIGHT MO
NEW TONIGHT MO UBER DRIVER MURDER CONFESSION-OC, VO
NAPLES BEAR ATTACK UPDATE-SQZBOX UBER DRIVER MURDER CONFESSION-SOTVO
LAKE O RELEASES-VO IN KEY KENTUCKY GUN STORE BURLGARY-SQZBOX
CAPE CORAL MO NEW RIGHT NOW MO
CAPE CORAL STREETSCAPE-VOTOPS POLK COUNTY DRONES-OC, VO
MATLACHA CASE DISMISSED-trxON CAM POLK COUNTY DRONES-SOTVO
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NEW RIGHT NOW MO TZ1 B) CALIFORNIA MUDSLIDES-trxVOTOPS
MELVIN MORGAN PORTRAIT-OC, VO TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-TOUCH
MELVIN MORGAN PORTRAIT-SOTVO BOOTH ALERT-ON CAM
NEW TONIGHT MO NEWS ALERT MO
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NEW RIGHT NOW MO TZ2 B) WEATHER-trxON CAM
PET AMNESTY DAY TMRW-OC, VO WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
PET AMNESTY DAY TMRW-SOTVO FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
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TZ1 C) NORTH PORT CONCRETE-trxVOTOPS FLU SEASON CONTINUES-OC TAG
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NEW TONIGHT MO OLYMPIC MEDALS-OC, VO
FL COLLEGE STUDENT HELP-ON CAM OLYMPIC MASCOTS-VOTOPS
FL BRIGHTLINE TRAIN STARTS-OC, SS PUSH TO NBC2 COVERAGE-ON CAM
NEW TONIGHT MO NEW RIGHT NOW MO
NORTH PORT CONCRETE-VO, ON CAM AL COACH PLAYBOOK STOLEN-OC, VO
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NORTH PORT CONCRETE-PKG CONSUMER MO
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WEATHER MO WALMART RAISES BONUSES-VOTOPS
WEATHER CHAT-3SHOT SAMS CLUB CLOSING AND TAMPA-OC, VO
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-ON CAM NEW RIGHT NOW MO
NEW RIGHT NOW MO WOMAN ORANAMENT IS ASHES-OC, VO
FL PITBULL OPEN 1LOV305-OC, VO WOMAN ORANAMENT IS ASHES-SOTVO
DISNEY GUEST FAST PASSES-ON CAM QUEEN NEEDS A NEW BRA FITTER-OC, VO
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HEADLINES-SOT


BREAKING TONIGHT --

A MUSIC PROFESSOR ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY HARASSING *FIVE STUDENTS AT FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY.

PLUS --

TWO BANK ROBBERIES IN CAPE CORAL IN JUST 5 DAYS.

WE ASK POLICE IF it’s the SAME BANDIT.

AND --

CONTROVERSIAL ANTI-IMMIGRATION COMMENTS.

04:11:50 He is a racist. He's inconsiderate.

THE LOCAL HAITIAN COMMUNITY--

REACTING TO PRESIDENT TRUMP'S VULGAR REMARKS ABOUT THEIR COUNTRY.

PLUS --

A KIND OF CONCRETE --

TOUTED AS A WAY TO PREVENT FLOODS. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER MO


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FIRST WEATHER-ON CAM


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BREAKING MO


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MUSIC PROFESSOR SEX ASSAULT-SSTOPS


WE NOW HAVE A BETTER IDEA OF WHY A MUSIC PROFESSOR AT F-G-C-U SUDDENLY RESIGNED LAST FALL.

THE UNIVERSITY LAUNCHED AN INVESTIGATION INTO ROD CHESTNUT FOR SEXUALLY HARASSING FIVE STUDENTS. Return to index of stories...


MUSIC PROFESSOR SEX ASSAULT-trxSS IN BAM


FEMALE STUDENTS SAY CHESTNUT MADE COMMENTS ABOUT THEIR APPEARANCE. SOMETIMES EVEN TOUCHING THEM.

ONE STUDENT SAYS CHESTNUT SENT SEXUALLY SUGGESTIVE TEXT MESSAGES.

AND CHESTNUT WOULD ASK STUDENTS TO GO HOME WITH HIM. OR GO TO A HOTEL AFTER SCHOOL EVENTS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL MO


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CAPE CORAL BANK ROBBERY-VO, BOXES


AN ARMED BANK ROBBER HIT THE FIFTH THIRD BANK IN CAPE CORAL TODAY THIS MORING.

THE SECOND BANK ROBBERY IN THE CITY THIS WEEK.

NBC2'S LEVI ISMAIL IS LIVE AT THE BRANCH ON DEL PRADO NEAR VETERANS PARKWAY. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL BANK ROBBERY-trxLIVE


CAPE POLICE SAY IT'S STILL TOO SOON TO DRAW ANY CONCLUSIONS FROM THIS ROBBERY AND MONDAY'S ROBBERY OF BANK OF THE OZARKS

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CAPE CORAL BANK ROBBERY-PKG


AN EMPTY LOT ON PAYDAY, AND YOU KNOW SOMETHING IS WRONG.

"We'll be canvassing the entire neighborhood like we do with any call but especially such a serious call as this."

07:32:08

AT FIFTH THIRD BANK IN CAPE CORAL, POLICE WERE EVERYWHERE FRIDAY MORNING.

ATTEMPTING TO TRACK DOWN THIS MAN, WHO MOMENTS EARLIER WAVED A GUN AND DEMANDED MONEY.

"He left on foot Northbound. We don't know yet if he may have gotten into a car and fled the area, we're working on that."

07:30:19

A WHITE MAN IN HIS 50'S OR 60'S ARMED AND DANGEROUS.

LEAVING THESE DOORS AND WALKING RIGHT IN THE DIRECTION OF ST. ANDREWS SCHOOL.

"How scary for them in there. Oh my God it must have been awful."

07:43:15

THE SCHOOL WAS PLACED ON LOCKDOWN, AND FOR A MOMENT SO WAS THE BANK.

MUCH TO THE SURPRISE OF CUSTOMERS STILL OBLIVIOUS TO WHAT HAPPENED.

"Was there a lot of guys or what? It was just one person."

07:43:10

"I think two hours ago, I was thinking of coming. So that's pretty interesting. So you would've been here earlier? Yeah, I would've been here."

07:46:12

AS FORENSICS TECHNICIANS INVESTIGATE THE SCENE, POLICE WON'T SPECULATE ON A CONNECTION BETWEEN THIS ROBBERY AND ANOTHER ROBBERY EARLIER THIS WEEK AT BANK OF THE OZARKS.

"Way to early to tell if it's the same guy. We don't know that yet."

07:31:14

BOTH GUNMEN CLAIMED TO BE ARMED, BUT ONLY WITNESSES AT FIFTH THIRD BANK SAY THEY SAW A WEAPON.

FOR POLICE, THEY ADMIT THIS IS A CHALLENGE.

"It doesn't take long where we are a minute from the bridge. It's out of our jurisdiction so it can be tough. We cast as wide a net as we can to try to catch them."

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CAPE CORAL BANK ROBBERY-LIVE


IT'S STILL NOT CLEAR HOW MUCH IF ANY MONEY WAS STOLEN.

AT THE NEARBY SCHOOL POLICE ALREADY EXPECTED TO HAVE SOME SORT OF PRESENCE FOR TONIGHTS FAIR

THEY DON'T EXPECT THAT TO CHANGE

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


BREAK OUT: OTHER ROBBERY-trxSSTOPS


THIS IS A LOOK AT THE GUY WHO ROBBED

THE BANK OF THE OZARKS OFF SANTA BARBARA BOULEVARD MONDAY.

HE WAS WEARING A PITTSBURGH STEELERS HAT AND HEADPHONES.

AND HAD STUFFED COTTON BALLS IN HIS MOUTH. Return to index of stories...


NEWS ALERT MO


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VAZQUEZ NOT GUILTY CHARGES-OC, SS


AN NBC2 NEWS ALERT: A JURY FINDS A FORMER NAPLES OFFICER *NOT GUILTY OF MOLESTING TWO UNDERAGE GIRLS.

THEY *DID, HOWEVER, FIND 37-YEAR-OLD RICARDO VASQUEZ GUILTY OF BATTERY CHARGES.

VAZQUEZ IS A FORMER POLICE OFFICER FOR THE NAPLES POLICE DEPARTMENT.

THE JUDGE SENTENCED HIM TO TIME SERVED. Return to index of stories...


NEW TONIGHT MO


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HAITI COMMENT REACTION-OC, BOXES


OUTRAGE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S HAITIAN COMMUNITY TONIGHT. AFTER PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP'S COMMENTS ABOUT HATIAN AND AFRICAN IMMIGRANTS.

NEARLY 20-THOUSAND HAITIAN IMMIGRANTS CALL SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HOME.

TONIGHT SOME OF THEM TALK WITH NBC-2s DAVE ELIAS ABOUT WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAID. Return to index of stories...


HAITI COMMENT REACTION-trxLIVE


PRESIDENT TRUMP DENIES HE INSULTED HAITIANS OR AFRICANS DURING IMMIGRATION MEETING THURSDAY.

THE PRESIDENT DOES THOUGH ADMIT HE USED SOME TOUGH TALK-- Return to index of stories...


HAITI COMMENT REACTION-VO


FOLKS I TALKED TO IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S HAITIAN COMMUNITY ARENT' BUYING IT.

THEY SAID THE PRESIDENT HAS USED DERAGATORY COMMENTS IN THE PAST.

ALL OF THIS COMES AS NEARLY 10-THOUSAND HAITIANS HERE ARE WAITING TO GET THEIR TPS EXTENDED.

THAT'S TEMPORARY PROTECTION STATUS-- THAT ALLOWS THEM TO STAY HERE LEGALLY.

THOSE I TALKED TO TODAY SAY THEY NO LONGER FEEL WELCOMED IN A COUNTRY MADE UP OF IMMIGRANTS. Return to index of stories...


HAITI COMMENT REACTION-SOT


Reginald Castor/Haitian Immigrant / 04:12:39 It takes a toll on us right now and to be in this kind of dark place to not know what the next step is- it's just kind of hard for us right now. 04:12:46

Indera Demine/Immigration Attorney / 04:07:06 To be told that you're the lowest of the low and y ou're not welcome is awful. Especially here in SW Florida where we rely on the Haitian community so heavily. 04:07:15 Return to index of stories...


HAITI COMMENT REACTION-LIVE


DURING AN IMMIGRATION MEETING WITH SENATORS PRESIDENT TRUMP ASKED WHY THE COUNTRY NEEDED HAITIANS.

HE TOLD THE GROUP TO TAKE THEM OUT.

MANY LIVING HERE TEMPORARILY SAY THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THE PRESIDENT PLANS TO DO.

TONIGHT AT 6-- HAITIAN COMMUNITY LEADERS ARE CALLING ON LAWMAKERS TO SPEAK OUT.

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


CRIME MO


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CHARCO OVERDOSE ARREST-OC, SS


PUNTA GORDA POLICE ARRESTED A HEROIN DEALER--

AFTER TWO OVERDOSES.

POLICE USED THE DRUG NARCAN TO REVERSE THE EFFECTS OF THE HEROIN AND SAVE THEIR LIVES.

POLICE TRACED THE DRUGS BACK TO CHARLES ANDRE.

THEY ALSO FOUND METH, COCAINE, MARIJUANA AND A HANDGUN IN HIS HOME. Return to index of stories...


NEW TONIGHT MO


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NAPLES BEAR ATTACK UPDATE-SQZBOX


THE BEAR THAT ATTACKED A NAPLES MAN EARLIER THIS WEEK IS STILL MANAGING TO ELUDE WILDLIFE OFFICIALS.

THE BEAR TOOK A SWIPE AT THE MAN'S FACE, REQUIRING A 4-HOUR SURGERY AND 40 STITCHES.

THE MAN HAD JUST STEPPED OUT HIS DOOR TO LET HIS DOG OUT IN HIS NEIGHBORHOOD OFF IMMOKALEE ROAD.

AT ONE POINT. HE SAYS THREE BEARS WERE ON HIS LANAI.

TRAPS HAVE BEEN SET UP AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

INVESTIGATORS THINK IT WAS A MOMMA BEAR TRYING TO PROTECT HER CUBS.

IF FOUND. SHE WILL BE EUTHANIZED. Return to index of stories...


LAKE O RELEASES-VO IN KEY


THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS WILL NO LONGER REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF WATER RELEASED FROM LAKE OKEECHOBEE.

FOR THE PAST THREE WEEKS, THEY HAVE BEEN SENDING LESS FRESH WATER DOWN THE CALOOSAHATCHEE.

LAKE WATER IS BLAMED FOR POLLUTING BEACHES AND KILLING MARINE LIFE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL MO


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CAPE CORAL STREETSCAPE-VOTOPS


FROM YOUR CAPE CORAL NEWSTEAM --

THE CITY WILL BEGIN ITS STREETSCAPE PROJECT NEXT WEEK- ADDING A ROUND-ABOUT--

WIDENING SIDEWALKS--

AND IMPROVING STORM DRAINS.

NEARBY BUSINESSES ARE AFRAID THEY'LL LOOSE CUSTOMERS--

BECAUSE THE PROJECT IS TAKING AWAY ABOUT 120 PARKING SPOTS. Return to index of stories...


MATLACHA CASE DISMISSED-trxON CAM


A LEE COUNTY JUDGE IS DISMISSING A CASE BETWEEN THE CITY OF CAPE CORAL AND THE MATLACHA CIVIC ASSOCIATION.

THE GROUP ON MATLACHA FILED A SUIT AGAINST THE CITY IN JANUARY OF LAST YEAR. FIGHTING THE ANNEXATION OF LAND ON PINE ISLAND ROAD.

NBC2S JESSE PAGAN FOUND OUT WHY THE JUDGE THREW OUT THE CASE. Return to index of stories...


MATLACHA CASE DISMISSED-trxPKG


nats

Cash register ding

BUSINESS IS GOING WELL ON MATLACHA.

Renata Jeffers, Matlacha

060122 it was very busy during Christmas and New Years

BUT IT'S THIS CONSTANT FLOW OF CUSTOMERS PEOPLE ON MATLACHA SAY COULD DWINDLE--

NOW THAT CAPE CORAL CAN MOVE FORWARD IN ITS ANNEXATION.

Renata

055940 I think it was a mistake to dismiss it for sure 5943

A LEE COUNTY JUDGE IS DISMISSING THE PETITION FILED BY THE MATLACHA CIVIC ASSOCIATION.

IN HIS ORDER--

JUDGE KYLE EXPLAINS THERE IS NO REAL MATERIAL DANGER COMING FROM THE ANNEXATION--

LISTED BY THE ASSOCIATION.

Renata

060022 I'm not sure if there's anything we can do. I know that certain people would like to see Pine Island incorporated and maybe that could be something 0031

INCORPORATION IS ONE OF THE NEXT POSSIBLE OPTIONS TO FIGHT THE ANNEXATION.

Nats

Swings and baby

MEGAN ALCOBER LIVES ON PINE ISLAND.

SHE SAYS INCORPORATION IS THE WAY TO GO.

Megan Alcober, Pine Island

064213 I think it kind of is time to kind of become our own city or incorporate in some sort 4217

A MOVE SHE AND RENATA HOPE COULD GIVE THEIR COMMUNITIES THE CIVIL AND LEGAL BRAUN THEY WANT.

AS THEY ALSO CONSIDER THIS MIGHT BE THE END OF THE ROAD.

Renata

060101 hopefully this is not the end of it but if they're gonna do something just consider our residents here as well 0109 Return to index of stories...


MATLACHA CASE DISMISSED-OC TAG


JESSE PAGAN REPORTING.

THE MATLACHA CIVIC ASSOCIATION HAS 30 DAYS TO APPEAL THE DECISION. Return to index of stories...


NEW RIGHT NOW MO


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MELVIN MORGAN PORTRAIT-OC, VO


A PORTRAIT OF THE ONLY AFRICAN-AMERICAN TO SERVE ON THE LEE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WAS REVEALED TODAY.

MELVIN MORGAN WAS BORN IN 19-39 AND RAISED IN THE DUNBAR COMMUNITY.

SHE HELPED BRIDGE THE GAP AS A MEDIATOR FOR PARENTS IN THE DUNBAR COMMUNITY WHEN LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS WERE DE-SEGREGATED IN 1960.

HER PORTRAIT WAS ADDED TO THE MELVIN MORGAN CONSTITUTIONAL COMPLEX--

BECAUSE MANY PEOPLE WHO WORKED THERE

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MELVIN MORGAN PORTRAIT-SOTVO


MELVIN MORGAN/FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER

"I was a community servant. Not Dunbar. I said community. And that's just what I was."

THE PORTRAIT WILL HANG IN THE LOBBY OF THE BUILDING.

IT WILL BE HUNG UP ON MONDAY-- MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR DAY. Return to index of stories...


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FSW FREE FIRST RESPONDERS-VO, BOXES


THE MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM AT FLORIDA SOUTH WESTERN IS ON A WINNING STREAK.

THEY TEAM HAS NOT LOST A GAME IN MORE THAN A MONTH.

THIS WEEKEND --

PLAYERS HOPE TO CONTINUE THEIR IMPRESSIVE SEASON WITH *NEW FANS IN THE STANDS CHEERING THEM ON.

NBC2'S ANDREW MCDEVITT FOUND OUT THE TEAM IS PAYING IT FORWARD--

GIVING FREE ADMISSION TO FIRST RESPONDERS. Return to index of stories...


FSW FREE FIRST RESPONDERS-trxLIVE


FSW WILL BE WELCOMING FIRST RESPONDERS TO TOMORROW'S 4 OCLOCK TIP OFF AGAINST ST PETERSBURG COLLEGE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SCHOOL FOUND IT IMPORTANT TO GIVE BACK TO THE FIRST RESPONDERS ESPECIALLY IN LIGHT OF THEIR HARD WORK AND DEDICATION TO SWFL IN RECENT MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


FSW FREE FIRST RESPONDERS-PKG


sot rick Martinez engineer and paramedic at South Trail Fire Station

"It's a great way to give back. It builds great relationships with in the community and lets us know they are thinking about us the same way we are thinking about them."

FSW wants to give back to those who helped southwest florida before - during and after hurricane Irma.

Sot Joe Turner Director of Institutional Promotions and Development

"Their power was out, their roof was torn off the house but they put that on hold to make sure we were safe"

"It was very stressful you're away from home for house on end. It's nice to finally get back to a routine and letting us know that they are thinking about us by giving us some tickets is a great way to relieve stress"

first responders -- and three of their family members can show up at the box office -- with a valid id -- for tickets for Free -- which is great but it helps when you're watching good basketball. the buccaneers are 17-1 ranked 5th in the country and are sure to put on a show against an instate rival.

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FSW FREE FIRST RESPONDERS-LIVE


WITH A WIN THE BUCCANEERS WOULD PULL THEIR ALL TIME SERIES AGAINST ST PETERSBURG BACK TO.500 AND IT WOULD ALSO HELP BRIGHTEN THE DAYS OF THOSE FIRST RESPONDERS IN ATTENDANCE. LIVE IN THE NEWS ROOM. ANDREW MCDEVITT NBC2 Return to index of stories...


NEW RIGHT NOW MO


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PET AMNESTY DAY TMRW-OC, VO


TOMORROW IS PET AMNESTY DAY AT THE NAPLES ZOO.

THE EVENT ALLOWS ANYONE WITH AN EXOTIC PET TO DROP IT OFF. NO QUESTIONS ASKED.

HOUSING EXOTIC PETS WITHOUT THE PROPER PERMITTING IS ILLEGAL.

THE POINT OF AMNESTY DAY IS TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF NON-NATIVE SPECIES RELEASED IN THE WILD. Return to index of stories...


PET AMNESTY DAY TMRW-SOTVO


elaine franklin / exotic pet specialist

1:55 non native special in florida cause problems.and make it harder to survive 2:10 "

THE EVENT IS FROM 10 A-M UNTIL 2 P-M.

THE ZOO WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING ANY DOMESTIC PETS. LIKE CATS. DOGS.OR PIGS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-TRX


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TZ1 A) LAUNDRY PODS-SOTVOTOPS


00:25:50 "I have no clue why they would do something like that":52

TONIGHT AT 6 -

THE DISTURBING NEW TREND SWEEPING YOUTUBE - TEENAGERS EATING POSIONOUS PODS.

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TZ1 B) FLORIDA SNAKE-trxVOTOPS


AND AT 5-THIRTY: CAUGHT ON CAMERA!

A FLORIDA OFFICER WRANGLES A 12 FOOT PYTHON IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 C) NORTH PORT CONCRETE-trxVOTOPS


AND--

A NEW TYPE OF CONCRETE IS BEING USED IN ONE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CITY --

THAT'LL REDUCE THE CHANCES OF MAJOR FLOODING.

THAT STORY --

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NEW TONIGHT MO


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FL COLLEGE STUDENT HELP-ON CAM


SOME FLORIDA STUDENTS COULD GET A BIG BREAK ON THEIR TUITION THIS YEAR.

A PROPOSAL JUST PASSED THROUGH THE SENATE-- TO EXPAND THE "BRIGHT FUTURES" SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.

100-THOUSAND STUDENTS RECEIVE MONEY FROM THE PROGRAM.

TOP-PERFORMING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WOULD GET EITHER 75 OR 100 PERCENT OF THEIR COLLEGE TUITION PAID. Return to index of stories...


FL BRIGHTLINE TRAIN STARTS-OC, SS


LOOKING AHEAD: A NEW HIGH SPEED TRAIN LAUNCHES TOMORROW IN SOUTH FLORIDA.

THE BRIGHT-LINE TRAIN TRAVELS FROM FORT LAUDERDALE TO WEST PALM BEACH.

TICKETS COST BETWEEN 20 AND 30 DOLLARS DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU SIT.

IT'LL ONLY TAKE 35 MINUTES TO GET TO FORT LAUDERDALE.

IN COMPARISON. IT WOULD TAKE YOU AN HOUR AND TEN MINUTES TO DRIVE THAT DISTANCE.

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NORTH PORT CONCRETE-VO, ON CAM


NEW CONCRETE IS BEING USED IN ONE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CITY --

TO PREVENT FUTURE FLOODING.

THE CONCRETE SOAKS UP RAIN--

AND ANY OTHER TYPE OF RUN-OFF WATER.

NBC2'S JOE PUTRELO GOT A FIRST HAND LOOK AT HOW THIS INNOVATIVE BUILDING MATERIAL WORKS. Return to index of stories...


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THE LIBRARY HAS DEALT WITH FLOODING ISSUES FOR YEARS---

SO CITY LEADERS DECIDED IT WAS TIME TO LAY DOWN SPECIAL CONCRETE IN THE PARKING LOT---

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NORTH PORT CONCRETE-PKG


*NAT POP SPLASHING*

IT'S NOT A MAGIC TRICK.

Lester Whitt/North Port

09:29:26-28

"I've never seen that before, that's pretty amazing."

THIS IS PERVIOUS PAVEMENT

Elizabeth Wong/North Port Storm Water Manager

"Pervious meaning rain water can fall on it and go through it."

ELIZABETH WONG TAKES CARE OF ALL ISSUES RELATED TO STORM WATER IN NORTH PORT.

SHE SAYS TO STOP FLOODING---

THE CITY STARTED USING THE CONCRETE SEVERAL YEARS AGO---HERE IN THE CITY HALL PARKING LOT.

Elizabeth Wong/North Port Storm Water Manager

09:24:01-09

"I really like telling people, we lead by example. We do it, asking Mr. Developer to please do the same."

WONG TELLS US THIS KIND OF CONCRETE PUTS WATER BACK INTO THE GROUND IN MUCH HEALTHIER WAY THAN RUNOFF FROM NORMAL PAVEMENT.

Elizabeth Wong/North Port Storm Water Manager

09:20:34-45

"If you have runoff that entrains oil or and grease from cars or minor pollutants, that can go back in the ground where there's bacteria breaking down these pollutants."

PERVIOUS PAVEMENT IS MORE EXPENSIVE.

BUT WONG SAYS IT HAS WORKED SO WELL---

SHE'S HAD MORE PUT IN OTHER SPOTS OF THE CITY---

MOST RECENTLY AT THE NORTH PORT LIBRARY.

Lester Whitt/North Port

09:29:03-05

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NORTH PORT CONCRETE-LIVE


PERVIOUS CONCRETE LASTS LONGER IF IT'S USED AS PARKING SPACES AND ON SIDEWALKS.

WONG SAYS CARS CONTINOUSLY TURNING ON IT AND DRIVING OVER IT WOULD WEAR IT DOWN QUICKLY.

LIVE IN THE STUDIO JOE PUTRELO NBC2. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER MO


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WEATHER CHAT-3SHOT


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-ON CAM


A few isolated showers tonight remaining breezy, warm and humid ahead of the front. Overnight the skies will clear and the winds will become more Northwesterly setting us up for a cool weekend. Saturday will be breezy, cool with a mix of sun and clouds. Once the winds relax on Saturday night, temperatures will plummet to the low 40s by Sunday morning and upper 30s inland. Temperatures remain cool on Sunday as well and it remains dry. Monday morning will be another cold start. Much of next week will be below average temperature wise, breezy and dry.

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...


NEW RIGHT NOW MO


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FL PITBULL OPEN 1LOV305-OC, VO


SINGER PITBULL IS OPENING HIS FIRST RESTAURANT IN MIAMI BEACH.

THE RESTAURANT WILL OPEN THIS SUMMER.

ITS CALLED "I-LOVE-3-OH-5."

IT'LL HAVE A DAQUIRI BAR. CRYSTAL CHANDELIERS. AND A TROPICAL THEME.

THE RESTAURANT WILL BE LOCATED INSIDE THE BON AIR HOTEL ON OCEAN DRIVE. Return to index of stories...


DISNEY GUEST FAST PASSES-ON CAM


DISNEY WORLD IS NOW OFFERING A NEW WAY FOR GUESTS TO PERSONALIZE THEIR VACATIONS--

ALLOWING THEM TO BUY *ADDITIONAL FAST PASSES.

GUESTS STAYING AT THE WILDERNESS LODGE CABINS OR POLYNESIAN BUNGALOWS WILL BE ALLOWED TO BUY EXTRA FAST PASSES--

AS LONG AS THEY BUY A 3-DAY OR LONGER PARK PASS.

THE EXTRA PASSES COST 50-DOLLARS A PERSON. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) PENN STUDENT KILLED-trxVOTOPS


A MURDER MYSTERY IN CALIFORNIA.

AHEAD AT FIVE-THIRTY: AN IVY LEAGUE STUDENT KILLED.

THE BIZARRE ACTIONS FROM THE VICTIM'S FRIEND. LEAVING POLICE SCRATCHING THEIR HEADS. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 B) SANCTUARY CITIES-trxVOTOPS


PLUS --

WHY FLORIDA IS ONE STEP CLOSER TO REQUIRING CITIES COOPERATE WITH FEDERAL IMMIGRATION POLICES. Return to index of stories...


NEW TONIGHT MO


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FLORIDA SANCTUARY CITIES-OC, BOXES


JUST HOURS AGO. THE FLORIDA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PASSED LEGISLATION REQUIRING FLORIDA CITIES TO FOLLOW FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAW. OR FACE *MAJOR CONSEQUENCES.

NBC2'S TRENT KELLY IS LIVE IN OUR NEWSROOM TELLING US THIS VOTE COMES IN THE WAKE OF CONTROVERSIAL ANTI-IMMIGRATION COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA SANCTUARY CITIES-trxLIVE


FOLLOWING THE HOUSE'S APPROVAL OF THE SO-CALLED "RULE OF LAW ADHERENCE ACT"--

THE STATE IS ONE STEP CLOSER TO REQUIRING CITIES TO COOPERATE WITH FEDERAL IMMIGRATION POLICY. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA SANCTUARY CITIES-PKG


IMMIGRATION ACTIVISTS LINED THE PATHWAY TO THE HOUSE FLOOR THIS MORNING--

BEFORE THE DEBATE ON A CONTROVERSIAL BILL TO BAN SANCTUARY CITIES IN THE STATE.

THE BILL WOULD IMPOSE FINES OF UP TO 5-THOUSAND DOLLARS A *DAY--

ON LOCAL GOVERNMENTS THAT REFUSE TO COOPERATE WITH IMMIGRATION DETAINERS.

SOT Julio Calderon

Florida Immigrant Coalition

THE VOTE TAKING PALCE -- ON THE SAME DAY AS OUTRAGE OVER ANTI-IMMIGRATION COMMENTS MADE BY PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP TOWARDS HAITI AND AFRICAN COUNTRIES.

NAT SOT

NAT SOT

NAT SOT

SURROUNDED BY HOUSE DEMOCRATS--

REPRESENTATIVE AL JACQUET MADE AN EMOTIONAL PLEA FOR REPUBLICANS TO CONSIDER POSSIBLE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF THE BILL.

Al Jacquet

West Palm Beach

REPUBLICANS SAY THE ISSUE AT HAND COMES DOWN TO MAKING SURE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FOLLOW THE LAW.

SOT Representative Ross Spano

Riverview

BUT DEMOCRATS BELIEVE THE LEGISLATION VIOLATES THE U. S. CONSTITUTION.

SOT Al Jacquet

West Palm Beach

SPEAKING IN HAITIAN…

NAT SOT

…JACQUET TRIED TO REASSURE THE COMMUNITY THEY WOULD BE ALRIGHT.

NAT SOT

WITH A VOTE DOWN PARTY LINES--

THE HOUSE APPROVED THE LEGISLATION. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA SANCTUARY CITIES-LIVE


THE BILL HAS BEEN PASSED THE HOUSE BEFORE--

BUT THE SENATE HAS NEVER GIVEN IT A HEARING.

SIMILAR LEGISLATION PASSED IN TEXAS--

BUT WAS RULED UNCONSTITUTIONAL BY A FEDERAL COURT.

LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM--

TK NBC2. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 530-CLIP


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A) PRESIDENT TRUMP REMARKS-VOTOPS


PRESIDENT TRUMP DENYING ACCUSATIONS HE USED PROFANE AND DEGRATORY WORDS TO DESCRIBE HAITI AND OTHER COUNTRIES-- Return to index of stories...


HL TRX-CLIP


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B) SNAKE WRANGLER-VOTOPS


PLUS THE BEST VIDEO OF THE DAY.

A FLORIDA OFFICER CAUGHT ON CAMERA WRANGLING A 12-FOOT PYTHON. Return to index of stories...


HL TRX-CLIP


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C) DEADLY FLU-VOTOPS


PLUS --

20 CHILDREN HAVE DIED FROM THE FLU *THIS SEASON.

AHEAD AT FIVE-THIRTY --

WHY HEALTH EXPERTS SAY THIS COULD BE THE WORST SEASON IN DECADES. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER MO


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WEATHER RAIN COMING-ON CAM


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NEWS ALERT MO


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TRUMP TODAY COMMENTS-SOTVO, ON CAM


;26 he said these hateful things. and he said them repeatedly.

PRESIDENT TRUMP UNDER FIRE--

FOR COMMENTS HE MADE ABOUT IMMIGRANTS FROM HAITI AND AFRICAN COUNTRIES.

OUTRAGE IS SPREADING ACROSS THE NATION AND THE WORLD.

THE PRESIDENT IS DENYING HE SAID IT.

NBC'S BLAYNE ALEXANDER REPORTS ON THE FALLOUT--

FROM CAPITOL HILL. Return to index of stories...


TRUMP TODAY COMMENTS-trxPKG


STANDING WITH THE NEPHEW OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR -

MARKING THE UPCOMING KING HOLIDAY -

PRESIDENT TRUMP - PELTED WITH QUESTIONS LIKE THIS ---

nats Mr. president are you a racist

UNDER FIRE FOR REPORTEDLY USING AN EXPLETIVE - TO DESCRIBE AFRICAN NATIONS -

DURING A MEETING WITH SEVEN LAWMAKERS - DISCUSSING IMMIGRATION.

TODAY - THE PRESIDENT ON TWITTER - INSISTING -

THIS WAS NOT THE LANGUAGE I USED.

sot/ Sen. Dick Durbin :26-:30

"he said these hate filled things and he said them repeatedly"

SENATOR DICK DURBIN - WHO WAS IN THE ROOM -

SAID THE PRESIDENT PREFERRED MORE EUROPEAN IMMIGRANTS IN THE COUNTRY -

ASKING - WHY DO WE NEED MORE HAITIANS? TAKE THEM OUT.

sot/ Sen. Dick Durbin :40-:48

"and in the course of his comments said things which were hate filled, vile and racist."

TWO REPUBLICANS SENATORS IN THE ROOM - SAYING - THEY DON'T RECALL THOSE COMMENTS.

THE WORDS - UNLEASHING A TORRENT OF OUTRAGE AROUND THE WORLD -

FROM MIAMI'S LITTLE HAITI

Sot / Marie A. Sanon Canel, Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center, Miami, Fl :59-1:04

we work we pay our taxes, we do all that we can do - so why why why us?

TO NAIROBI KENYA --

S/ Wangui Muraguri/ Kenyan entrepreneur 1:07-1:12

"that is the perfect definition of racism. that's all I have to say."

ON A DAY WHEN THE PRESIDENT UNDERGOES HIS FIRST PHYSICAL EXAM SINCE TAKING OFFICE -

INSTEAD OF QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS HEALTH ---

Nats: mr. president - are you a racist?

PRESIDENT TRUMP - LEAVING THE ROOM - WITH NO ANSWER.

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


TRUMP TODAY COMMENTS-OC TAG


REPUBLICAN SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM IN THE SAME ROOM AS THE PRESIDENT AND DID NOT DENY THE COMMENTS. Return to index of stories...


HAITI EARTHQUAKE 8 YEARS-trxSQZBOX


TODAY MARKS 8 YEARS SINCE A DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKE HIT HAITI. KILLING AT LEAST 220-*THOUSAND PEOPLE.

THE SEVEN POINT ONE QUAKE DISPLACED A MILLION PEOPLE. ALL LEFT WITHOUT HOMES.

AS OF FOUR *MONTHS AGO. NEARLY 38-THOUSAND PEOPLE STILL DIDN'T HAVE A PLACE TO LIVE.

FOUR-THOUSAND SCHOOLS WERE DESTROYED. Return to index of stories...


NEWS ALERT MO


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FL MIAMI COMMISSIONER BATTERY-OC, SS


A MIAMI BEACH CITY COMMISSIONER IS UNDER INVESTIGATION--

AFTER A WOMAN ACCUSED HIM OF SEXUAL BATTERY.

THE WOMAN CLAIMS COMMISSIONER RICKY ARRIOLA ATTACKED HER WHILE THEY WERE ON A DATE.

THE ALLEGED ASSAULT HAPPENED A MONTH AGO--

BUT WAS JUST REPORTED THIS WEDNESDAY.

ARRIOLA ADMITTED HE WENT ON A DATE WITH THE WOMAN AFTER MEETING HER ONLINE.

HE SAYS SHE HAD TOO MUCH TO DRINK--

SO HE ENDED THE DATE AND WENT HOME. Return to index of stories...


NEW TONIGHT MO


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FL SNAKE WRANGLER-OC, VO


A POLICE OFFICER IN PEMBROKE PINES HAS TO WRANGLE A PYTHON IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET.

THE PYTHON WAS 12 AND A HALF FEET LONG.

HE HAD TO FIGHT IT FOR SEVERAL MINUTES.

THE OFFICER BROUGHT THE SNAKE TO POLICE HEADQUARTERS. WHERE A LICENSED PYTHON REMOVER TOOK THE SNAKE AWAY.

PYTHONS ARE AN INVASIVE SPECIES. AND A REAL THREAT TO LOCAL WILDLIFE, PETS AND EVEN CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


FL NAKED URINAL MAN-ON CAM


POLICE IN TALLAHASSEE ARE LOOKING FOR A MAN WHO RIPPED OFF A URINAL IN A BATHROOM--

AND FLOODED AN ENTIRE RESTAURANT.

WHEN EMPLOYEES CONFRONTED THE SUSPECT--

HE TOOK HIS CLOTHES OFF AND RAN INTO THE WOODS. Return to index of stories...


TENNESSEE SUSPECT SEARCH-OC, VO


RIGHT NOW POLICE IN TENNESSEE ARE SEARCHING FOR A MAN WHO SHOT AN OFFICER DURING A TRAFFIC STOP.

THE SUSPECT IS A MEMBER OF THE ARYAN NATIONS GANG.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE MAN SHOT THE OFFICER *WHILE HE WAS BEING PULLED OVER FOR SPEED.

THE SUSPECT NEVER STOPPED HIS CAR.

THE OFFICER WAS HIT IN THE SHOULDER.

HE DID NOT FIRE BACK AND IS EXPECTED TO BE OKAY.

OFFICERS SAY THE SUSPECT IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. Return to index of stories...


NORTH CAROLINA OFFICERS SHOT-VOTOPS


TWO NORTH CAROLINA POLICE OFFICERS ARE SHOT RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEIR POLICE HEADQUARTERS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY A SUSPECT IN A MURDER STARTED SHOOTING AT POLICE.

TWO WERE HIT AND HAVE SERIOUS INJURIES.

THE SUSPECT WAS SHOT AND KILLED.

THEY SAY THE SUSPECT KILLED ANOTHER MAN EARLIER THIS MONTH.

THE OFFICERS ARE EXPECTED TO SURVIVE. Return to index of stories...


OIL TANKER UPDATE-SQZBOX


FIRE CREWS ARE STILL TRYING TO PUT OUT THE FIRE--

AFTER AN OIL TANKER EXPLODED OFF THE COAST OF CHINA.

THE TANKER COLLIDED WITH A CARGO SHIP SIX DAYS AGO--

LEAKING FUEL EVER SINCE.

THE TANKER WAS CARRYING ALMOST A MILLION BARRELS OF CRUDE OIL.

THIS COULD TURN INTO ONE OF THE WORST OIL SPILLS IN HISTORY.

THE FIRE IS EXPECTED TO BURN FOR A MONTH. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING MO


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UPENN BODY MYSTERY-VO IN KEY


BREAKING NEWS IN TO THE NBC2 NEWSROOM. AN ARREST HAS *JUST BEEN MADE IN THE MURDER MYSTERY OF AN IVY LEAGUE COLLEGE STUDENT.

19-YEAR-OLD BLAZE BERNSTEIN WAS A PRE-MED STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA AND WAS HOME ON WINTER BREAK IN CALIFORNIA. WHEN HE WENT MISSING. AND WAS FOUND A FEW DAYS LATER. MURDERED. Return to index of stories...


UPENN BODY MYSTERY-trxPKG


BLAZE BERNSTEIN'S PARENTS ARE SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS--

AFTER THEIR SON'S BODY WAS FOUND INSIDE A PARK--

NEAR THEIR HOME IN LAKE FOREST, CALIFORNIA.

"We just want to see resolution."

AUTHORITIES SAY LAST WEEK--

BERNSTEIN MET UP WITH A FRIEND--

AND DROVE TO THE PARK LATE AT NIGHT.

ACCORDING TO A SEARCH WARRANT AFFIDAVIT. OBTAINED BY THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER--

INVESTIGATORS SPOKE TO THAT FRIEND WHO SAID JUST BEFORE MIDNIGHT--

BERNSTEIN WALKED INTO THE PARK BY HIMSELF.

THE UNIDENTIFIED FRIEND TOLD AUTHORITIES HE WAITED ABOUT AN HOUR--

AND TRIED TO CONTACT BERNSTEIN ON SNAPCHAT.

THEN AT 1 A-M--

DROVE TO HIS GIRLFRIEND'S HOUSE.--

BEFORE RETURNING TO THE PARK AT 3:40 A-M--

WHEN BERNSTEIN HAD NOT RESPONDED.

ACCORDING TO THE AFFIDAVIT--

TWO DAYS AFTER BERNSTEIN'S DISAPPEARANCE--

DETECTIVES NOTICED THE FRIEND'S HANDS HAD SEVERAL SMALL SCRATCHES AND ABRASIONS--

WHICH HE SAID WERE FROM A "FIGHT CLUB."

INVESTIGATORS ALSO REPORTEDLY NOTICED WHAT APPEARED TO BE "DIRT UNDER THE FINGERNAILS."

THE FRIEND SAID HE "FELL INTO A DIRT PUDDLE" WHILE FIGHTING.

AND. ACCORDING TO THE NEWSPAPER'S REPORT ON THE AFFIDVAIT--

DURING ANOTHER INTERVIEW--

". INVESTIGATORS NOTICED EVERY DOOR THE FRIEND HAD TO TOUCH ON THE WAY OUT OF THE BUILDING HE PULLED HIS JACKET OVER HIS HAND TO PREVENT HIS HAND AND FINGERS FROM TOUCHING ANY PART OF THE DOORS."

"We have interviewed that friend, uh, several times and that person is not in custody

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INVESTIGATORS SAY BERNSTEIN WAS PROBABLY KILLED THE NIGHT HE DISAPPEARED--

BUT WOULDN'T SAY HOW HE DIED.

"We have the finality."

DURING A CANDLELIGHT VIGIL--

BERNSTEIN'S GRANDFATHER TOLD FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS THAT HEAVY RAINS HELPED EXPOSE THE TEEN'S BODY.

"God uncovered the grave. We won't be left in limbo for years and we thank everybody here." Return to index of stories...


UPENN BODY MYSTERY-OC TAG


THE ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE ANNOUNCED THEY WILL HAVE A PRESS CONFERENCE TONIGHT AT 4 O'CLOCK CALIFORNIA TIME. TO REVEAL NEW INFORMATION REGARDING THIS AFTERNOON'S ARREST. Return to index of stories...


NEW TONIGHT MO


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UBER DRIVER MURDER CONFESSION-OC, VO


POLICE SAY AN UBER DRIVER IN SOUTH CAROLINA KILLED HIS PASSENGER--

AND DUMPED HER BODY.

UBER CONFIRMS THE DRIVER HAD ONLY BEEN WORKING FOR THEM FOR A COUPLE MONTHS--

AND PASSED ALL BACKGROUND CHECKS.

POLICE SAY HE MET THE WOMAN WHILE SHE WAS A PASSENGER--

THEN LATER FOUND HER AND KILLED HER. Return to index of stories...


UBER DRIVER MURDER CONFESSION-SOTVO


"With the things that's going on, it's iffy, because you never know what's going to happen, who's behind the wheel, who's driving."

THE BACKGROUND CHECKS WILL ONLY CATCH CRIMES THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN COMMITTED.

UBER CALLS THIS CASE VERY DISTRUBRING. Return to index of stories...


KENTUCKY GUN STORE BURLGARY-SQZBOX


POLICE IN KENTUCKY ARE LOOKING FOR FOUR PEOPLE WHO STOLE DOZENS OF WEAPONS FROM A GUN STORE.

THE THEFT CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

POLICE SAY THE CROOKS USED CROWBARS TO BREAK INTO CASES HOLDING THE GUNS.

INVESTIGATORS THINK THE SUSPECTS TOOK MORE THAN 40 GUNS. Return to index of stories...


NEW RIGHT NOW MO


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POLK COUNTY DRONES-OC, VO


DEPUTIES IN POLK COUNTY WILL SOON USE DRONES IN SWAT SITUATIONS--

TO TRACK SUSPECTS--

OR LOOK FOR A MISSING PERSON.

THE DRONES ARE PART OF THE DEPARTMENT'S NEW AERIAL RESPONSE TEAM.

TEN DEPUTIES WILL BECOME F-A-A CERTIFIED TO OPERATE A DRONE DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS.

SOME PEOPLE FEARED THE DRONES WOULD BE USED TO SPY ON THEM--

BUT THE SHERIFF SAYS THAT WON'T HAPPEN. Return to index of stories...


POLK COUNTY DRONES-SOTVO


S/ Sheriff Grady Judd/ Polk County, Florida:11

"We don't want to use this and will not use this and cannot legally use this for a patrol function just to see what's happening or what may happen."

THE DRONES COST 15-HUNDRED DOLLARS EACH. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-TRX


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TZ1 A) ESTERO COACH FOLO-SOTTOPS


Teachers steal thousands of dollars from school fundraisers—and still have their jobs?! Tonight NBC2 asks how the Lee County School District to justify how they're keeping these teachers employed Return to index of stories...


TZ1 B) CALIFORNIA MUDSLIDES-trxVOTOPS


DEADLY MUDSLIDES SWEEP THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

AHEAD AT FIVE-THIRTY --

THE SEARCH FOR THE MISSING--

INCLUDING SEVERAL YOUNG CHILDREN. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-TOUCH


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BOOTH ALERT-ON CAM


BREAKING NEW TONIGHT.

THE BONITA BEACH CAUSEWAY NEAR LOVER'S KEY IS *SHUT DOWN--

BECAUSE OF A HEAVY DEPUTY PRESENCE.

BOTH NORTH BOUND AND SOUTH BOUND TRAFFIC ON THE CAUSEWAY ARE CLOSED.

RIGHT NOW WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED--

ALL DRIVERS ARE BEING URGED TO AVOID THE AREA. Return to index of stories...


NEWS ALERT MO


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CALIFORNIA MUDSLIDES-SQZBOX


RIGHT NOW --

RESCUE TEAMS ARE SEARCHING FOR *43 PEOPLE MISSING FROM MUDSLIDES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

17 PEOPLE ARE CONFIRMED DEAD --

THE YOUNGEST JUST 3 YEARS OLD.

NBC2'S GINA KIM REPORTS FROM MONTECITO--

WHERE CREWS ARE BEGINNING TO LOSE HOPE. Return to index of stories...


CALIFORNIA MUDSLIDES-trxPKG


nats

FOR A FOURTH DAY, TEAMS OF MEN AND WOMEN WITH SHOVELS, DOGS AND LONG STICKS TREAD A FAMILIAR PATH THROUGH THE DEVASTATION ZONE IN MONTECITO. EVERY DAY, THE SCENE LOOKS DIFFERENT AS THE MUD AND RAIN WATER DRY OUT, AND AS HEAVY EQUIPMENT SHOVELS AWAY DEBRIS. BUT SO FAR, THE ONLY NEW THINGS THEY'RE FINDING ARE CLUES, NOT PEOPLE.

"We're using gps, search cameras but mostly just working our way on foot and manually searching the homes and debris piles."

"I've lived here for 13 years now nothing like this has every happened before."

LAIRD FOWLER AND HIS FRIEND SASHA WALKED AROUND THE HARD-HIT AREAS IN DISBELIEF. THE MUDSLIDE TUESDAY MORNING SWEPT AWAY A CO-WORKER AND AN ACQUAINTANCE - ONLY ONE OF THEM HAS BEEN FOUND.

"I think from what I heard they got carried down the road and they found him the next morning."

AMONG THE 17 KILLED IN THE TSUNAMI-LIKE CONDITIONS WERE A PROMINENT REALTOR, THE FOUNDER OF A LOCAL ACADEMY, AND TWO CHILDREN FROM ONE FAMILY WHERE THE MOTHER AND A THIRD CHILD ARE STILL MISSING.

"You can't take it in, it doesn't make sense. There's this big huge boulders and trees going sideways and it's the most scary, unsettling feeling you'll ever see."

THE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SHERIFF WARNED THAT THE NUMBER OF MISSING WILL KEEP FLUCTUATING, AND THAT'S PROVED TRUE: THERE WERE 43 REPORTED MISSING YESTERDAY - TODAY, IT'S ONE-EIGHTH OF THAT.

JINAH KIM, NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO


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TZ2 A) FLU SEASON-trxVOTOPS


TWENTY CHILDREN ARE ALREADY DEAD. THIS YEAR'S FLU SEASON IS MAKING DOCTORS NERVOUS. AND OVERWHELMING E-R'S.

AHEAD AT FIVE-THIRTY: WHY DOCTORS SAY THIS COULD BE THE WORST FLY SEASON IN DECADES. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 B) WEATHER-trxON CAM


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WEATHER OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


A few isolated showers tonight remaining breezy, warm and humid ahead of the front. Overnight the skies will clear and the winds will become more Northwesterly setting us up for a cool weekend. Saturday will be breezy, cool with a mix of sun and clouds. Once the winds relax on Saturday night, temperatures will plummet to the low 40s by Sunday morning and upper 30s inland. Temperatures remain cool on Sunday as well and it remains dry. Monday morning will be another cold start. Much of next week will be below average temperature wise, breezy and dry.

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...


NEWS ALERT MO


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FLU SEASON CONTINUES-ON CAM


AN NBC2 NEWS ALERT: AT LEAST 20 CHILDREN HAVE DIED FROM THE FLU SO FAR THIS SEASON.

HEALTH EXERTS CONFIRMING A WIDESPREAD FLU SEASON IN ALMOST *EVERY STATE.

AND AS NBC'S ERIKA EDWARDS EXPLAINS. THE STRAIN HITTING KIDS AND THE ELDERLY HARD. Return to index of stories...


FLU SEASON CONTINUES-trxPKG


"And are you also having a fever?" "You do have a slight fever."

TO PUT IT SIMPLY -- FLU IS EVERYWHERE. FROM NEW YORK.

"A surge in the number of patients."

AND OREGON.

"It seems that it started earlier."

TO TEXAS.

"Emergency room visits are at an all time high."

THE C-D-C SAYS FLU IS NOW WIDESPREAD IN EVERY STATE EXCEPT HAWAII.

"There's lots of flu happening in lots of places all at once."

THE PREDOMINANT STRAIN? H3N2 -- OFTEN THE CAUSE OF MORE SEVERE ILLNESS -- ESPECIALLY AMONG THOSE OLDER THAN 65 AND THE VERY YOUNG.

SO FAR THIS SEASON -- 20 CHILDREN HAVE DIED WITH THE FLU.

-- INCLUDING 4 YEAR OLD JONAH RIEBEN FROM OHIO.

"It's been a bit of a traumatic experience. having watched Jonah decline so rapidly."

THE FLU VACCINE -- SO FAR -- IS ONLY ABOUT 30-PERCENT EFFECTIVE.

BUT IT MAY DO A BETTER JOB FOR FLU STRAINS THAT MAY POP UP IN THE COMING WEEKS.

Public Health

"I don't think we've peaked yet."

MEANWHILE -- THE OLD ADVICE STANDS. WASH YOUR HANDS A LOT. COVER COUGHS AND SNEEZES. AND STAY AWAY FROM OTHERS IF YOU'RE SICK.

ERIKA EDWARDS, NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


FLU SEASON CONTINUES-OC TAG


WHILE MOST PEOPLE RECOVER JUST FINE FROM THE FLU. GET TO A HOSPITAL IF YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE BREATHING. CAN'T KEEP FLUIDS DOWN. OR HAVE A FEVER OVER 100 THAT LASTS FOR MORE THAN A DAY.

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OLYMPICS MO


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OLYMPIC MEDALS-OC, VO


LESS THAN ONE MONTH UNTIL THE OLYMPICS IN PYEONG-CHANG.

HERE'S A LOOK AT THE MEDALS THE TOP ATHLETES WILL WEAR--

THE DESIGN INSPIRED BY KOREAN ALPHABET.

MEDALS FOR THE PARALYMPIC GAMES ARE SIMILAR

BUT WITH RAISED REPEATING PATTERNS AND BRAILLE LETTERING. Return to index of stories...


OLYMPIC MASCOTS-VOTOPS


MEET THE MASCOTS FOR THE WINTER OLYMPICS.

THE MASCOTS ARE INSPIRED BY THE WHITE TIGER AND ASIATIC BLACK BEAR.

THE WHITE TIGER IS BELIEVED TO BE A SACRED GUARDIAN ANIMAL IN SOUTH KOREA AND ITS WHITE COLOR LINKS THE ANIMAL TO THE WINTERY GAMES.

THE BLACK BEAR REPRESENTS COURAGE AND WILLPOWER. Return to index of stories...


PUSH TO NBC2 COVERAGE-ON CAM


NBC2 IS YOUR HOME FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES.

NBC2 WILL HAVE LIVE REPORTS FROM PYEONG-CHANG IN OUR 6 A-M AND 6 P-M NEWSCASTS.

YOU CAN STREAM ALL THE EVENTS ON OUR WEBSITE--

NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


NEW RIGHT NOW MO


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AL COACH PLAYBOOK STOLEN-OC, VO


A UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA FOOTBALL COACH HAD HIS PLAYBOOK *STOLEN BEFORE THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.

THE DEFENSIVE COACH SAYS HE WAS WITH ALL THE OTHER COACHES DISCUSSING STRATEGY AT THE MARRIOT MARQUIS HOTEL. AND PUT HIS BACK PACK DOWN NEARBY.

INSIDE WAS HIS LAPTOP. PASSPORT. CASH. AND THE PLAYBOOK.

SOMEONE ENDED UP STEALING THE BACKPACK.

POLICE ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR THE SUSPECT.

ALABAMA BEAT GEORGIA 26 TO 23 IN THAT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. Return to index of stories...


UCF CHALLENGE BILLBOARD-VOTOPS


FAN'S OF THE UNDEFEATED U-C-F KNIGHTS ARE NOW CHALLENGING ALABAMA.

FANS BOUGHT THIS BILLBOARD IN TUSCALOOSA. CHALLENGING THE CRIMSON TIDE TO PLAY A SERIES WITH THE KNIGHTS.

U-C-F WAS LEFT OUT OF THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF.

THE KNIGHTS HAD A PERFECT SEASON OF 13-AND-OH. BEATING AUBURN IN THE PEACH BOWL.

AUBURN BEAT BOTH ALABAMA AND GEORGIA.

THE KNIGHTS WERE RANKED FIFTH IN THE FINAL COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF RANKINGS. Return to index of stories...


CONSUMER MO


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GOOGLE PARENTAL CONTROLS-OC, VO


STARTING TODAY --

GOOGLE CHROME IS PHASING OUT ITS PARENTAL CONTROLS.

NEW INTERNET SUPERVISION FEATURES ARE IN THE WORKS TO BE RELEASED LATER THIS YEAR.

IN THE MEANTIME--

THE COMPANY IS OFFERING A REPLACEMENT OPTION.

A NEW GOOGLE CHROME PROGRAM FOR ANDROID DEVICES CALLED 'FAMILY LINK.' Return to index of stories...


WALMART RAISES BONUSES-VOTOPS


WAL-MART EMPLOYEES ARE GETTING A BIG BONUS.

THE RETAILER HAS INCREASED ITS MINIMUM WAGE FROM 10 DOLLARS AN HOUR. TO 11 DOLLARS.

EMPLOYEES WILL ALSO GET A YEARLY BONUS OF UP TO 1-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THE AVERAGE PAY FOR FULL TIME WORKERS IS ABOUT 13-DOLLARS AN HOUR.

WALMART'S C-E-O CREDITS THE PRESIDENT'S RECENT TAX REFORM. Return to index of stories...


SAMS CLUB CLOSING AND TAMPA-OC, VO


AS EMPLOYEES AT WALMART GET A BONUS. SAM'S CLUB IS SHUTTING ITS DOORS.

WALMART OWNS SAM'S CLUB.

53 STORES WILL BE SHUT DOWN ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

EMPLOYEES SHOWed UP TO THIS STORE IN TAMPA ONLY TO FIND THE STORE CLOSED.

12 OF THE STORES WILL BE TURNED INTO FULFILLMENT CENTERS.

NONE OF THE SAM'S CLUBS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS SLATED TO SHUT DOWN. Return to index of stories...


NEW RIGHT NOW MO


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WOMAN ORANAMENT IS ASHES-OC, VO


A WOMAN IN MASSACHUSETTS SAYS AN ORNAMENT SHE BOUGHT AT THRIFT STORE--

IS FULL OF SOMEONES ASHES.

THE WOMAN THINKS IT WAS AN URN--

TURNED INTO AN ORNAMENT.

NOW SHE'S LOOKING FOR THE URN'S OWNER--

POSTING IMAGES OF IT TO FACEBOOK--

HOPING SOMEONE RECOGNIZES THE UNIQUE GLASS-HEART SHAPE. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN ORANAMENT IS ASHES-SOTVO


Nats: "Ok any doubt in your mind if its ashes or not?" "No, they are ashes." "Its' sad if somebody just gave it away -- threw it away."

THE WOMAN BOUGHT THE ORNAMENT FOR THREE DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


QUEEN NEEDS A NEW BRA FITTER-OC, VO


QUEEN ELIZABETH NEEDS A NEW BRA-FITTER.

THE QUEEN HAS BEEN GOING TO A LUXURY LINGIRIE BOUTIQUE FOR YEARS--

BUT THE BOUTIQUE OWNER ENDED UP WRITING A BOOK--

TALKING ABOUT FITTING THE QUEEN AND PRINCESS DIANA.

THE BOUTIQUE WAS STRIPPED OF ITS ROYAL WARRANT--

WHICH IS A PRESTIGE MARK OF CERTIFICATION.

THE BOOK IS CALLED "STORM IN A D-CUP." Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-TRX


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TZ3 A) STREETSCAPE-SOTTOPS


Cape Coral is adding parking sports ahead of a major downtown development project.

But ahead at 6 why some businesses say it's still going to be a mess especially with all the events here. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 B) COLLIER MLK-trxSOT


SUTZ: Schools here in Collier will be open Monday, mlk day, as a hurricane lane up day. Tonight at 530, we talk to Dr MLK JR'S niece about her feelings on the decision Return to index of stories...


NEW TONIGHT MO


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COLLIER MLK-OC, BOXES


NEW TONIGHT.

THE NIECE OF DOCTOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR VISITED COLLIER COUNTY TODAY--

THE SCHOOL DISTRICT DECIDED TO HOLD CLASS ON THE FEDERAL HOLIDAY HONORING THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST.

NBC-2'S RISA MORRIS ASKED DOCTOR ALVEDA KING ABOUT THE SCHOOL BOARD'S DECISION TO HOLD CLASS ON THE MONUMENTAL DAY. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER MLK-trxLIVE


MONDAY WILL BE A REGULAR SCHOOL DAY HERE AT SEAGATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

AND ALL OTHER SCHOOLS IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE SCHOOL BOARD VOTED TO USE MLK DAY AS A HURRICANE MAKE UP DAY.

AND ITS THE ONLY DISTRICT IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TO DO SO. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER MLK-PKG


IT HASN'T BEEN WITHOUT CONTROVERSY.

IN THE MONTHS SINCE THE SCHOOL BOARD VOTED TO HOLD SCHOOL ON DR. MLK JR DAY.

PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ISSUE HAVE MADE THEIR VOICES HEARD.

LAUREN TOBAL

46;16

I feel like there probably chosen been a different day chosen to make that up. :22 tz

SANDY LONG

43:32

I understand the school system has to go with what the government says to get so many days in so they are trying to fill those in.:39

THE COLLIER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT HAD TO MAKE A NEW ACADEMIC CALENDAR TO MAKE UP DAYS LOST TO HURRICANE IRMA.

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS VOTED TO HAVE CLASS ON MLK DAY.

AND PRESIDENTS DAY.

THIS YEAR.

AND DOCTOR KING JR'S NIECE. SAYS SHE ACTUALLY UNDERSTANDS.

DR ALVEDA KING

50:22

I was not so surprised because of the reasons. I've been in education. I was a college professor for 19 years.;28

DR KING SAYS SHE KNOWS THE DISTRICTS HAVE TO MEET CERTAIN GUIDELINES.

KING

50:32

I wasn't surprised that sometimes regulations will step in the way.:37

THE COLLIER SCHOOL DISTRICT IS ALLOWING PARENTS TO KEEP THEIR CHILDREN HOME. WITHOUT PENALTY.

AND MANY SCHOOL BANDS WILL STILL BE PARTICIPATING IN COLLIER COUNTY'S MLK DAY CELEBRATION.

DR. KING HOPES TEACHERS USE THE DAY TO TEACH ABOUT HER UNCLE.

KING

50:08

Maybe the school children will have a day on and if they are in school they can talk about mlk.:13 tz

50:14

If their parents opt out to take that excused absence, maybe they can celebrate in that way as well.:19 Return to index of stories...


COLLIER MLK-LIVE


LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS AND CHARLOTTE COUNTY SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED MONDAY.

HERE IN COLLIER COUNTY-- PARENTS CAN KEEP THEIR CHILDREN HOME.

AND IT WON'T COUNT AGAINST THE STUDENTS.

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SELL THE 6PM-CLIP


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A) ESTERO COACHES FOLO-SOTVOTOPS


"that could fit the bill for fraud" 13

TWO TEACHERS CAUGHT STEALING MONEY FROM THEIR LEE COUNTY SCHOOL -

NBC-2 QUESTIONS WHY THEY HAVEN'T BEEN FIRED. Return to index of stories...


B) HAITI REAX-SOTTOPS


04:29:011 Immigrants reacting tonight about the presidents comments about their country —the story coming up. 04:29:16 Return to index of stories...