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DIRECTOR PAGE TEASE TWO-2SHOT
SHOW OPEN-CLIP TZ2 A) RADEL RESIGNS-VO-WIPE
TREY RADEL RESIGNS-2SH-SS-VO TZ2 B) SICK CRUISE PASSENGERS-VOTOPS
GOV SCOTT STATEMENT-SS ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
COVERAGE PROMISE-ONCAM FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
DRIVEBY SHOOTING FOLO-trxSS-VO TRAFFIC ALERT-trx OC
FGCU HUMAN TRAFFICKING-VO-WIPE RADEL RESIGNATION-2SH-VO
FGCU HUMAN TRAFFICKING-SOT-ON CAM COLLIER RADEL REAX-ONCAM
MD MALL REOPENS-OANIBX COLLIER RADEL REAX-PKG
MD MALL REOPENS-PKG COLLIER RADEL REAX-ONCAM
FL TOURIST KILLED-VO SICK CRUISE PASSENGERS-trxVO-WIPE
CO STUDENT ON FIRE-VO-WIPE SICK CRUISE PASSENGERS-SOTVO
CO STUDENT ON FIRE-SOTVO STUDENT ATHLETE CONCUSSIONS-trxVO
ARCTIC BLAST-trxTCVIDBX ROAD TO SOCHI OPEN-CLIP
ARCTIC BLAST-PKG OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY-VO-WIPE
ARCTIC BLAST-ONCAM OLYMPIC COUNTDOWN-SSTOPS
FL SALES TAX-VO TEASE THREE-2SHOT
TEASE ONE-2SHOT TZ3 A) CAPE BITCOIN-VO
TZ1 A) RADEL REAX-SOTVO-WIPE AHEAD AT 6-BANNER
TZ1 B) LENO & FALLON-VOTOPS A) medical marijuana vote-vo
TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC TOSS TO MATT-trxONCAM
FIREFIGHTER RELEASED-SS (2) CAPE BITCOIN BUST-NWSRM
LENO & FALLON-2SHOT CAPE BITCOIN BUST-PKG
LENO & FALLON-PKG CAPE BITCOIN BUST-NWSRM
LENO & FALLON-ONCAM SELL THE 6PM-2SHOT
POPE BLOOD STOLEN-VO  


DIRECTOR PAGE


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SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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TREY RADEL RESIGNS-2SH-SS-VO


CONGRESSMAN TREY RADEL HAS A CHANGE OF HEART.

HE IS RESIGNING TODAY, LESS THAN THREE WEEKS AFTER HE RETURNED TO WASHINGTON --

GOOD EVENING,

I'M KELLIE BURNS.

I'M PETER BUSCH.

RADEL'S RESIGNATION TAKES EFFECT IN ABOUT AN HOUR.

HE SENT THIS LETTER TO HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER.

SAYING IN PART: "IT'S MY BELIEF THAT PROFESSIONALLY I CANNOT FULLY AND EFFECTIVELY SERVE AS A UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE TO THE PLACE I LOVE AND CALL HOME."

RADEL PLEADED GUILTY TO COCAINE POSSESSION IN NOVEMBER -- AFTER HE WAS BUSTED IN AN UNDERCOVER STING.

RADEL SAID HE WAS AN ALCOHOLIC AND WHILE HE WAS IN REAHB, LOCAL AND STATE REPUBLICAN LEADERS ASKED HIM TO RESIGN.

RADEL REFUSED -- PLEDGING TO REGAIN THE TRUST OF THE PEOPLE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


GOV SCOTT STATEMENT-SS


FLORIDA GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT WAS AMONG THOSECALLING FOR RADEL TO RESIGN.

HE GAVE NBC 2 THIS STATEMENT TODAY --

"I BELIEVE THAT TREY IS MAKING THE RIGHT DECISION FOR HIM AND HIS FAMILY.

SCOTT WILL NOW WORK WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S TO SET A DATE FOR A SPECIAL ELECTION TO FILL RADEL'S SEAT. Return to index of stories...


COVERAGE PROMISE-ONCAM


NBC2 HAS REPORTERS WORKING ON ALL ANGELS OF RADEL'S RESIGNATION TONIGHT --

AHEAD AT 5:30, WE FIND OUT WHAT PEOPLE ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SAYING ABOUT HIS DECISION.

AT 6 --

AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT SOME OF THE CANDIDATES VYING FOR RADEL'S SEAT. Return to index of stories...


DRIVEBY SHOOTING FOLO-trxSS-VO


RIGHT NOW - FORT MYERS POLICE NEED YOUR HELP FINDING WHOEVER SHOT AT A GROUP OF TEENAGERS AT A BUSY INTERSECTION.

17-YEAR OLD ALEXIS WILSON DIED EARLY SATURDAY AT THE CORNER OF WINKLER AND VERONICA SHOEMAKER.

TWO OTHERS WHO WERE IN THE CAR WITH HER ARE RECOVERING FROM GUN SHOTS.

POLICE RELEASED THESE SURVEILLANCE PICTURES FROM JUST MINUTES BEFORE THE SHOOTING.

THEY'RE LOOKING FOR A SILVER CAR THAT HAD 3 MEN AND ONE WOMAN INSIDE. Return to index of stories...


FGCU HUMAN TRAFFICKING-VO-WIPE


A BIG STEP FORWARD IN THE BATTLE AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN OUR AREA.

THE WOMEN'S FUND OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAS SPENT NEARLY TWO YEARS TRYING TO FIND A MORE EFFICIENT WAY TO TRACK ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN OUR AREA.

TODAY SUPPORTERS SIGNED A CHECK FOR 150 THOUSAND DOLLARS TO DO THAT. OPENING A NEW CENTER AT FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY. Return to index of stories...


FGCU HUMAN TRAFFICKING-SOT-ON CAM


Lou Pontius, Chair, The Women's Fund of Southwest Florida

"This gives a one place concentrated in the entire region to take law and order and victim services all under one roof of people knowing what's going on. Without communication, we can't possible put the bad guys in jail."

THE CENTER IS EXPECTED TO OPEN IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


MD MALL REOPENS-OANIBX


A MARYLAND MALL -- WHERE THREE PEOPLE DIED SATURDAY -- RE-OPENED TODAY WITH EXTRA SECURITY.

POLICE ARE STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHY THE 19-YEAR OLD GUNMAN OPENED FIRE INSIDE THE CROWDED MALL --

KILLING TWO PEOPLE -- BEFORE HE SHOT HIMSELF.

NBC'S LEANNE GREGG HAS THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


MD MALL REOPENS-PKG


TWO DAYS AFTER THE DEADLY SHOOTING, THE MALL IN COLUMBIA MARYLAND RE-OPENED IT'S DOORS TO CUSTOMERS.

IT HAD BEEN CLOSED SINCE SATURDAY WHEN A GUNMAN KILLED TWO STORE EMPLOYEES BEFORE TAKING HIS OWN LIFE.

A MAKESHIFT MEMORIAL WAS PROVIDED FOR THOSE WANTING TO SEND CONDOLENCES.

"With Tyler we have lost a kind positive son, who reached out to help others in need and he made a difference."

ANOTHER WOMAN WAS SHOT IN THE FOOT.

A MOTIVE FOR AGUILAR'S ACTIONS IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION.

ITEMS RETRIEVED INCLUDE COMPUTERS AND DOCUMENTS FROM THE GUNMAN'S HOME.

"There is a journal. He does express some general unhappiness with his life."

A COMMUNITY TRYING TO MOVE FORWARD AS AUTHORITIES WORK TO UNDERCOVER WHAT LED UP TO THE ATTACK.

LEANNE GREGG. NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


FL TOURIST KILLED-VO


A TOURIST FROM CANADA WAS STABBED TO DEATH OUT SIDE AN APARTMENT COMPLEX- IN HOLLYWOOD

POLICE ARRIVED EARLY THIS MORNING TO FIND THE 58-YEAR OLD MAN LYING DEAD ON THE SIDEWALK.

NOW THE SEARCH IS ON FOR A SUSPECT AND A MOTIVE. Return to index of stories...


CO STUDENT ON FIRE-VO-WIPE


A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT IN COLORADO LIT HIMSELF ON FIRE TODAY -- JUST AS CLASSES WERE STARTING.

POLICE SAY THE 16-YEAR OLD WAS STANDING IN THE CAFETERIA AT STANDLEY LAKE HIGH SCHOOL, OUTSIDE DENVER --

AND TRIED TO COMMITT SUICIDE.

SEVERAL STUDENTS WERE NEARBY -- BUT NO ONE WAS HURT.

A CAFETERIA WORKER PUT OUT THE FLAMES. Return to index of stories...


CO STUDENT ON FIRE-SOTVO


Shelley Chavez/Neighbor:

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"My heart breaks for him, for the students that saw it, for his parents, for everybody involved."

Cheri Spottke/Westminster Police Department

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"It's concerning b/c we're seeing more and more of the incidents and you're never prepared."

RIGHT NOW -- THE TEEN IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

THE CAFETERIA WORKER SUFFERED MINOR BURNS TO HER HANDS.

THE SCHOOL CANCELLED CLASSES FOR THE DAY. Return to index of stories...


ARCTIC BLAST-trxTCVIDBX


THE BRUTAL WINTER IS ABOUT TO GET WORSE FOR PRETTY MUCH EVERYBODY TO OUR NORTH. ANOTHER ROUND OF ARCTIC AIRA IS MOVING IN -- BRINGING BLINDING SNOW, HOWLING WINDS AND

SUBZERO TEMPERATURES. Return to index of stories...


ARCTIC BLAST-PKG


THE LATEST ROUND OF ARCTIC AIR DESCENDING ON THE U.S. REALLY IS LITERALLY BONE CHILLING.

TEMPERATURES ARE BELOW ZERO WITH WIND CHILLS DIPPING TO MINUS 40 IN PARTS OF THE UPPER MIDWEST.

24 STATES HAVE DECLARED ENERGY EMERGENCIES DUE TO A SHORTAGE OF PROPANE GAS.

MAKING MATTERS WORSE, THIS PIPELINE EXPLOSION SOUTH OF WINNIPEG TEMPORARILY CUT OFF NATURAL GAS FLOWS OVER THE WEEKEND AND LEFT THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WITHOUT HEAT IN MINNESOTA, NORTH DAKOTA AND WISCONSIN.

OFFICIALS WERE FORCED TO SHUTDOWN TWO OTHER NEARBY PIPELINES FOR SAFETY.

"If you have three major pipelines go out this time of year, it causes a lot of stress on the system. It's something we don't hardly ever see."

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COAST GUARD ICE CUTTERS ON LAKE MICHIGAN ARE BATTLING THE ELEMENTS AS THEY BREAK SHEETS OF ICE ALONG CHICAGO'S NAVY PIER.

UNUSUALLY COLD WEATHER IS PUSHING AS FAR SOUTH AS TEXAS. ANTI ICING PREPS ARE UNDERWAY ON HOUSTON ROADWAYS WHICH HAVE BARELY THAWED OUT FROM FRIDAY'S BLAST OF WINTRY WEATHER.

IN LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY THE TREE SERVICE BUSINESS IS VERY GOOD,

"we've sold out, everything we have, it's been an awesome year for firewood for us."

SOME VENDORS ALREADY SELLING TWO AND HALF TIMES AS MUCH FIREWOOD AS ALL OF LAST WINTER. Return to index of stories...


ARCTIC BLAST-ONCAM


WITH MORE THAN TWO MONTHS LEFT OF WINTER -- IT SEEMS AN END TO THIS PATTERN OF EXTREME COLD IS NOWHERE IN SIGHT. Return to index of stories...


FL SALES TAX-VO


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT IS PROPOSING ANOTHER SALES TAX HOLIDAY.

TODAY, HE ASKED THE LEGISLATURE TO APPROVE A TWO WEEK WINDOW WHEN FLORIDIANS COULD BUY SUPPLIES TO PREPARE FOR A HURRICANE WITHOUT HAVING TO PAY SALES TAX.

THIS WOULD INCLUE EVERYTHING FROM PORTABLE GENERATORS TO FIRST-AID KITS.

IF APPROVED BY LAWMAKERS -- THE HOLIDAY WOULD BE IN THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF JUNE --

FLORIDA ALREADY HAS A SALES TAX HOLIDAY FOR BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


NBC 2'S INDEPTH COVERAGE CONTINUES OF CONGRESSMAN TREY RADEL'S POLITICAL BOMBSHELL.

HE'S RESIGNING FROM OFFICE

THE decision COMES THREE MONTHS AFTER HIS COCAINE BUST, AND THREE WEEKS AFTER HE RETURNED TO WASHINGTON, VOWING TO STAY ON THE JOB.

19:28:59-"Alcohol, drugs, it is a disease."

19:32:06-"It did catch me by surprise."

NEXT AT 5:30, WHAT THE PEOPLE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THINK OF HIS DECISION.

PLUS -- IT'S A CHANGING OF THE GUARD AT ONE OF NBC'S TOP SHOWS.

JAY LENO AND JIMMY FALLON SIT DOWN -- SIDE BY SIDE -- TO TALK ABOUT THE BIG CHANGES COMING TO THE "TONIGHT SHOW." Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) RADEL REAX-SOTVO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) LENO & FALLON-VOTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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FIREFIGHTER RELEASED-SS (2)


NEW AT 5:30:

NBC2 HAS CONFIRMED ONE OF THE FIREFIGHTERS BADLY INJURED FIGHTING A FIRE EARLY FRIDAY MORNING IS OUT OF THE HOSPITAL.

SHANE REMY HAS BEEN DISCAHRGED FROM LEE MEMORIAL. -- HE'S THE FIREFIGHTER WHO'S GETTING MARRIED IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS.

HIS CO-WORKER, FIREFIGHT TONY PRICE, REMIANS HSPITALIZED IS IN FAIR CONDITION.

A WALL COLLAPSED ON TOP OF THEM AS THEY FOUGHT A FIRE AT A FRATERNITY HOUSE ON BLAKE STREET IN FORT MYERS.

THE FIRE HAS BEEN RULED ELECTRICAL. Return to index of stories...


LENO & FALLON-2SHOT


TONIGHT -- JAY LENO BEGINS HIS FINAL TWO WEEKS AS HOST OF "THE TONIGHT SHOW."

AFTER 22 YEARS -- HE'S PREPARING TO HAND THE SHOW OFF TO "SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE" ALUM AND "LATE NIGHT" HOST JIMMY FALLON.

NBC'S MARK BARGER SAT DOWN WITH BOTH MEN TO TALK ABOUT THE IMPENDING CHANGE. Return to index of stories...


LENO & FALLON-PKG


SOT MARK BARGER / REPORTING:00-08

WHAT'S IT GOING TO BE LIKE FOR YOU THAT WEDNESDAY IN APRIL WHEN SOME POLITICIAN GOES OFF THE RAILS, AND YOU DON'T HAVE THE SHOW THAT NIGHT

Doh!!! DOH!!!! Hopefully, I'll send him a joke.

He has my email. Whenever he wants to, he can just come in. Please, he's Jay Leno.

IF I COME BY YOUR HOUSE ON A WEDNESDAY IN APRIL, ARE YOU GOING TO BE UP YOUR ELBOWS IN GREASE WORKING ON RESTORING A 66 MUSTANG?

I am up to my elbows in grease most of the time, anyway. Yeah, that's probably. But I'm on the road a lot. I really like being a standup comedian. It'll be fun to go back and do that a lot more.

Now Leno's been through a Tonight Show transition once before, but he's confident it's going to be a lot smoother this time around, mainly because of the new host.

I saw him do a Neil Young impression and I thought, wow, he's lip synching really good. And then I realized, it was him doing it. He really captured the soul.

The real thing about doing comedy is capturing the soul or the essence of the joke or of the person that you're.I don't do impressions, but you become that person.

It's that little extra percent that puts it over the top that seals the deal.

Are you ready for a 20 year run?

I would hope, I would love it absolutely. It'd be the greatest. I was talking to Seinfeld about this and he says, you sure you want this? It's the Pope job.

This is the Pope job!! You're gonna do this, you want this, the rest of your life, you're gonna do this job. It's up to you! Return to index of stories...


LENO & FALLON-ONCAM


THE TONIGHT SHOW HAS BEEN ON AIR NEARLY 60 YEARS.

FALLON WILL BE THE 6TH HOST. Return to index of stories...


POPE BLOOD STOLEN-VO


A VIAL WITH THE BLOOD OF POPE JOHN PAUL THE SECOND'S HAS BEEN STOLEN.

THIEVES TOOK IT FROM A CHURCH IN ITALY OVER THE WEEKEND.

POLICE SAY THE BLOOD WOULD BE HARD TO SELL -- LEADING THEM TO THINK IT WILL BE USED FOR SATANIC RITES.

THE LATE POPE WAS ARGUABLY ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR IN MODERN HISTORY.

HE'S SET TO BE CANONIZED IN APRIL. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2SHOT


IN LESS THAN AN HOUR --

TREY RADEL WILL NO LONGER BE YOUR CONGRESSMAN.

THE EMBATTLED FRESHMAN REPUBLICAN HANDED IN HIS RESIGNATION TODAY.

WHAT VOTERS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THINK OF HIS DECISION.

PLUS --

IT'S BEING CALLED A GIANT FLOATING PETRI DISH.

A CRUISE SHIP IS HEADED BACK TO THE STATES -- WITH HUNDREDS OF PASSENGERS TOO SICK TO SAIL. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) RADEL RESIGNS-VO-WIPE


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TZ2 B) SICK CRUISE PASSENGERS-VOTOPS


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ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP


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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.

ORE WARMTH FOR TUESDAY

It was a great start to the work week Monday across Southwest Florida, with sunshine and highs in the low 80s. Expect quiet conditions this evening, with temps only falling into the 60s & 70s. Fog will likely develop overnight tonight, with mild lows in the low 60s.

The warm weather continues into Tuesday. The fog will burn off in the morning hours, with sunshine for much of the day and highs again in the low 80s. Overnight lows will only fall into the low to mid 60s.

A powerful cool front will begin to approach the area on Wednesday. This will result in more cloud cover and the possibility of a few rain showers. High temps on Wednesday will only be in the low 70s.

Better rain chances will arrive overnight Wednesday into Thursday. Plenty of cloud cover is expected on Thursday, with highs only in the upper 60s.

The cool spell will be short-lived, as warmer air works into the region starting Friday. Sunshine will return across the area, with highs climbing into the upper 70s.

The weekend right now looks dry & warm, with highs climbing into the low 80s. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC ALERT-trx OC


AN NBC 2 TRAFFIC ALERT --

TRAFFIC ON STATE ROUTE 78 IS BEING RE-DIRECTED AT SERENOA COURT IN ALVA.

EAST OF STATE ROAD 31.

3 CAR CRASH.

WE'RE TOLD THERE ARE INJURIES.

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RADEL RESIGNATION-2SH-VO


RETURNING TO OUR TOP STORY TONIGHT --

CONGRESSMAN TREY RADEL IS STEPPING DOWN,

HIS RESIGNATION TAKES EFFECT IN LESS THAN AN HOUR.

RADEL PLEADED GUILTY TO COCAINE POSSESSION IN NOVEMBER.

THEN, ENTERED REHAB.

FOR SEVERAL WEEKS --

HE RESISTED PRESSURE FROM HIS FELLOW REPUBLICANS TO STEP DOWN.

GOVERNOR SCOTT WILL SET A SPECIAL ELECTION TO FILL RADEL'S SEAT. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER RADEL REAX-ONCAM


OUR TEAM COVERAGE CONTINUES TONIGHT IN COLLIER COUNTY -- WHERE THE CONGRESSMAN HOSTED A CAMPAIGN FUNDRAISER IN NAPLES JUST TWO WEEKS AFTER HIS ARREST IN D-C.

NBC 2'S RICK RITTER HAS REACTION AND SHOWS US SOME OF THE KEY PLAYERS THERE WHO COULD FILL RADEL'S SEAT. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER RADEL REAX-PKG


FROM A COCAINE SCANDAL.

TO REHAB IN NAPLES.

IT'S BEEN A DOWNWARD SPIRAL FOR TREY RADEL SINCE NOVEMBER.

BUT STILL - EVEN MONDAY'S RESIGNATION CAME AS A SHOCK TO SOME OF HIS BIGGEST SUPPORTERS IN COLLIER COUNTY.

Mayor John Sorey/Cityof Naples/19:30:28 "I thought timing was a little strange."

MAYOR JOHN SOREY SPOKE WITH RADEL JUST A FEW WEEKS BACK.

HE THOUGHT THE FORMER CONGRESSMAN WOULD AT LEAST FINISH OUT HIS TERM.

Mayor John Sorey/19:30:56 "He said to me his priority was getting his life back together and to go back and do his job and I don't know whether something changed or what."

FOR OTHER REPUBLICANS - THEY'RE CALLING RADEL'S MOVE - A "MISTAKE" -

AFTER HE VOWED TO SERVE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ONCE AGAIN.

Joe Iafornaro/Naples 0:33 "I think he should have stuck in there and rode it out."

Joyce Santoro/Naples/19:29:04 "it's tough love - all you have to do is give the person a second chance, third chance if you need it - you don't turn your back on him."

NOW THE FOCUS TURNS TO THE OPEN SEAT IN THE 19TH DISTRICT.

TWO POTENTIAL CANDIDATES HAVE ALL OF NAPLES TALKING.

FORMER CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS BYRON DONALDS SAYS HE'S UNDECIDED ON WHETHER OR NOT HE'LL RUN AGAIN - BUT RELEASED A STATEMENT MONDAY SAYING RADEL DID THE RIGHT THING.

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF TOWN IS FORMER VICE MAYOR GARY PRICE - WHO SAYS SUPPORTERS LINED UP IN HIS DRIVEWAY MONDAY MORNING.

Gary Price/Naples City Council/19:32:48 "I'm a humbled public servant who's accountable to everyone with nothing to hide, no hidden agendas and that's what i believe we need in washington - the key now is that the right place for me and my family."

WHILE THE WAITING GAME IS ON FOR A SPECIAL ELECTION.

REPUBLICANS HOPE RADEL CAN EVENTUALLY FIND HIS WAY BACK INTO THE SPOTLIGHT.

Joyce Santoro/19:27:36 "I want to see him come back stronger and i think he can do it."

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COLLIER RADEL REAX-ONCAM


FIVE PEOPLE HAVE FILED THE PAPERWORK TO RUN FOR RADEL'S SEAT ALREADY --

THEY INCLUDE REPUBLICANS PAIGE KREEGEL, MIKE GIALLOMARDO AND CURT CLAWSON, AND DEMOCRAT APRIL FREEMAN AND LIBERTARIAN RAY NETHERWOOD.

AT SIX OUR COVERAGE CONTINUES WITH WHAT RADEL IS GIVING UP, AND HOW WILL HIS RESIGNATION WILL IMPACT VOTERS.

PLUS, A LOOK BACK AT WHAT TREY RADEL TOLD ME WHEN I INTERVIEWED HIM EARLIER THIS MONTH. Return to index of stories...


SICK CRUISE PASSENGERS-trxVO-WIPE


A CRUISE SHIP FULL OF SICK PEOPLE IS COMING BACK TO PORT EARLY.

THE ROYAL CARIBBEAN SHIP IS EXPECTED TO DOCK BACK IN NEW JERSEY WEDNESDAY, TWO DAYS SOONER THAN SCHEDULED.

THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL BOARDED THE SHIP IN ST. THOMAS AND SAYS 600 PEOPLE HAVE A NASTY STOMACH BUG, MOST LIKELY NOROVIRUS. Return to index of stories...


SICK CRUISE PASSENGERS-SOTVO


Michael/Passenger13-

"It was a terrible experience."

Sal Panto/Passenger 33-

"I don't blame the ship. I don't blame royal caribbean. I blame passengers who came on with it. and frankly, I don't blame them either because if i was sick and I had paid for my cruise I'd want to go on it too."

ROYAL CARIBBEAN APOLOGIZED AND SAYS PASSENGERS WILL BE COMPENSATED.

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STUDENT ATHLETE CONCUSSIONS-trxVO


THE N-F-L TODAY JOINED THE PUSH FOR FEDERAL LEGISLATION TO PROTECT STUDENT ATHLETES FROM CONCUSSIONS.

TWO NEW JERSEY LAWMAKERS PROPOSED A 5-MILLION DOLLAR BILL TO HELP SCHOOLS TRAIN ATHLETIC STAFF.

RIGHT NOW -- THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL IS DEVELOPING NATIONAL GUIDELINES FOR SCHOOLS AND YOUTH SPORT PROGRAMS.

AND THE N-F-L IS WORKING TO SETTLE A LAWSUIT BY THOUSANDS OF FORMER PLAYERS OVER ITS HANDLING OF CONCUSSIONS. Return to index of stories...


ROAD TO SOCHI OPEN-CLIP


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OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY-VO-WIPE


THE OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY MADE ITS MOST MOST DANGEROUS STOP TODAY -- THE RUSSIAN REPUBLIC OF DAGESTAN.

ISLAMIC MILITANTS THERE HAVE REPEATEDLY THREATENED THE TORCH, THE SOCHI GAMES AND FOREIGN TOURISTS.

INSTEAD OF A TRADITIONAL RELAY, ORGANIZERS INVITED A FEW THOUSAND PEOPLE TO WATCH THE TORCH DO LAPS AROUND A SOCCER STADIUM -- UNDER HEAVY GUARD.

U-S OFFICIALS OFFERED TO HELP WITH SECURITY FOR THE OLYMPICS --

BUT RUSSIA DECLINED. Return to index of stories...


OLYMPIC COUNTDOWN-SSTOPS


THE SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICS START IN JUST 10 DAYS.

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

MOST AMERICAN ATHLETES WILL BEGIN ARRIVING THIS WEEK. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


A CAPE CORAL MAN BUSTED BY FEDERAL AGENTS.

ALL NEW AT 5:30 --

NBC 2 DIGS DEEPER INTO THE CHARGERS.

WHAT INVESTIGATORS SAY WAS DOING ON A BLACK MARKET DRUG SITE

AND AHEAD AT SIX--

FLORIDA VOTERS WILL DECIDE MEDICAL MARIJUANA'S FUTURE.

TONIGHT AT SIX - DETAILS ABOUT THE STATE SUPREME COURT'S NARROW DECISION TO PUT IT ON THE BALLOT. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) CAPE BITCOIN-VO


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AHEAD AT 6-BANNER


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A) medical marijuana vote-vo


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TOSS TO MATT-trxONCAM


EVER HEARD OF BITCOINS?

AN ONLINE CURRENCY THAT'S UNTRACEABLE.

THE FEDS SAY A CAPE CORAL MAN WAS SELLING THEM -- ON A BLACK MARKET FOR DRUGS.

NBC 2'S MATT WRIGHT IS LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM TO EXPLAIN HOW IT WORKED. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BITCOIN BUST-NWSRM


ROBERT FAIELLA IS ACCUSED OF EXCHANGING REAL-LIFE CURRENCY LIKE A U-S DOLLAR -- FOR VIRTUAL CURRENCY TO BE USED ONLINE BY CRIMINALS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BITCOIN BUST-PKG


AN UNDERGROUND BLACK MARKET -- LEADING TO VERY REAL CHARGES AGAINST ROBERT FAIELLA.

ACCORDING TO A FEDERAL COMPLAINT -- THE CAPE CORAL MAN ILLEGALLY EXCHANGED CASH FOR VIRTUAL MONEY CALLED BITCOINS. THEN POCKETED A FEE.

BITCOIN USERS CAN REMAIN ANONYMOUS -- USING THE UNTRACEABLE CURRENCY TO OPERATE OUTSIDE GOVERNMENT AND BANKING REGULATION.

THEY'RE USED ON HIDDEN WEB SITES INCLUDING SILK ROAD -- A BLACK MARKET FOR ILLEGAL DRUGS THAT WAS SHUT DOWN IN OCTOBER.

THE COMPLAINT STATES FAIELLA ADVERTISED ON SILK ROAD UNDER THE SCREEN NAME B-T-C KING.

HIS AD CLAIMED A CUSTOMERS "name is NOT needed and no slips to fill out"

THE GOVERNMENT SAYS HE FILLED 1-MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF ORDERS.

THE FEDS ALSO CHARGED CHARLIE SHREM -- FOR HIS ROLE IN THE SCHEME.

HE WORKED FOR A NEW YORK BITCOIN EXCHANGE COMPANY. THAT FAIELLA USED.

FAIELLA LIVES IN A LUXURY CAPE HARBOUR CONDO -- WHERE INVESTIGATORS ARRESTED HIM TODAY.

MOMENTS LATER-- HIS WIFE DECLINED TO COMMENT TO NBC2.

FAIELLA IS CHARGED WITH MONEY LAUNDERING AND RUNNING AN UNLICENSED MONEY TRANSFERRING BUSINESS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BITCOIN BUST-NWSRM


WE WERE IN FEDERAL COURT FOR FAIELLA'S INTIAL APPEARANCE TODAY.

HE SHOOK HIS HEAD -- SEEMING TO DISMISS SOME OF THE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST HIM.

HE'S BEING HELD IN CUSTODY UNTIL A DETENTION HEARING SET FOR WEDNEDSAY MORNING.

LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM MATT WRIGHT NBC2. Return to index of stories...


SELL THE 6PM-2SHOT


WHY NOW?

THREE MONTHS AFTER HIS COCAINE BUST --

AND THREE WEEKS AFTER RETURNING TO CONGRESS, TREY RADEL IS RESIGNING

AT SIX,

WE AHEV TEAM COVERAGE. REACTION TO THE POLITICAL BOMBSHELL.

AND WHAT IS NEXT

AND THE NBC2 INVESTIGATORS FIND OUT WHY MORE THAN A HUNDRED BRIDGES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARE CLASSIFIED AS "FUNCTIONALLY OBSOLETE."

THE NEWS AT SIX IS NEXT. Return to index of stories...