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DIRECTOR PAGE HELD CAPTIVE BY RELATIVES-SOTVO
SHOW OPEN-CLIP ANOTHER CRUISE OUTBREAK-O-AniBX, VO
TOSS TO CHARLIE-SS, E-AniBX ANOTHER CRUISE OUTBREAK-SOTVO
ANIMAL CRUELTY SEARCH-REM LIVE - U21 TEASE TWO-ON CAM
ANIMAL CRUELTY SEARCH-PKG TZ2 A) CHARCO HIT & RUN-VO-WIPE
ANIMAL CRUELTY SEARCH-REM LIVE - U21 TZ2 B) YAHOO! MAIL HACKERS-VOTOPS
TOSS TO SARAH-trx, VOTOPS, 2SH, E-AniBX ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
SUPER BOWL PREPS-SAT-LIVE FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
SUPER BOWL PREPS-PKG CHARCO HIT & RUN-trx VOTOPS, OC
SUPER BOWL PREPS-SAT-LIVE CHARCO HIT & RUN-PKG
CHRISTIE BRIDGEGATE-trx VO YAHOO! MAIL HACKERS-OTS, VO
ELEMENTARY TASER ABUSE-SS ROAD TO SOCHI-CLIP
FL THEATER SHOOTER COURT-VO-WIPE OLYMPIC SECURITY-SSTOPS, VO, OTS
FL THEATER SHOOTER COURT-SOTVO DO SUPER BOWL ADS WORK?-VO-WIPE
FL POOL POT BUST-SS (3) DO SUPER BOWL ADS WORK?-SOTVO
AMANDA KNOX REAX-SOTVO TEASE THREE-2SHOT
BIEBER POLICE OFFICER-VO TZ3 A) CAPE BREAKINS-VO-WIPE
GUY STUCK IN WELL-VOTOPS-WIPE AHEAD AT 6-BANNER
GUY STUCK IN WELL-SOTVO A) super bowl salute-vo
OLIVE GARDEN BABY SITTING-OTS, VO-WIPE TOSS TO HOLLIE-trx, E-AniBX
OLIVE GARDEN BABY SITTING-SOTVO CAPE BREAKINS-CAM 99
TEASE ONE-2SHOT CAPE BREAKINS-PKG
TZ1 A) CRUISE OUTBREAK-VO-WIPE CAPE BREAKINS-CAM 99
TZ1 B) HELD CAPTIVE-VOTOPS 16YR OLD SUSPECT HELD-trx, SS, OC
TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC 16YR OLD SUSPECT HELD-PKG
HELD CAPTIVE BY RELATIVES-trx VO-WIPE SELL THE 6PM-2SHOT


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SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO CHARLIE-SS, E-AniBX


A DISTURBING CASE OF ANIMAL ABUSE IN LEE COUNTY.

SOMEONE LEFT THEIR SICK DOG TO DIE A PAINFUL DEATH AT A NORTH FORT MYERS PARK.

THE DOG HAD A LARGE TUMOR. IT HAD RUPTURED.

THE PUG MIX SO SICK, IT HAD TO BE EUTHANIZED.

NBC 2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN IS LIVE NEW INFORMATION ON THE SEARCH FOR THE DOGS OWNER.

CHARLIE? Return to index of stories...


ANIMAL CRUELTY SEARCH-REM LIVE - U21


JUDD PARK IN NFM IS A CROWDED PLACE RIGHT NOW -FULL OF PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEIR DOGS.

SO IF ANY THESE PEOPLE SAW A DOG IN NEED THEY WOULD HELP.

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED MONDAY MORNING.

A MAN FOUND A PUG MIX ABANDONED WITH A TUMOR ON ITS THIGH AND GROIN ABOUT THE SIZE OF A SOFTBALL. Return to index of stories...


ANIMAL CRUELTY SEARCH-PKG


Ria Brown, Lee Co Animal Services

49:47 it's frustrating and your heart just goes out to that dog

because you know it suffered. 49:51

ANIMAL CONTROL DOESN'T KNOW THIS DOG'S NAME OR WHERE SHE CAME FROM.

A MAN FOUND THE 7-YEAR-OLD PUG MIX WEARING A SWEATER ABANDONED AT A

DOG PARK IN NFM.

Ria Brown, Lee Co Animal Services

51:05 it's just inexcusable. I can't imagine what went through

somebody's mind to think that was an appropriate way to deal with it.

51:12

BY THE TIME THE MAN GOT THE DOG TO A NEARBY VETERENARIAN IT WAS TOO

LATE. THE TUMOR HAD BURST INTO A GAPING BLEEDING HOLE

Teresa Kincade, North Shore Animal Hospital

1:07:27 it upset me that they wouldn't come an just ask to see of

somebody we do something for them. They just dumped her there. 1:07:37

TERESA KINCADE SAW THE DOG AT NORTH SHORE ANIMAL HOSPITAL. SHE SAYS

THEY WOULD HAVE EUTHANIZED HER FOR FREE IF THE OWNER SIMPLY WOULD HAVE

ASKED.

SHE SAYS ITS NOT UNCOMMON FOR PEOPLE TO ABANDON ANIMALS AT HER CLINIC

AND THE PARK.

Bill Kennedy, NFM

59:57 times are tough, ppl don't have the money a lot of the times, I

can understand it, but it's really the wrong thing to do. 1:00:02

NOW ANIMAL CONTROL WANTS PET OWNERS TO KNOW THERE ARE BETTER OPTIONS.

THEY HAVE PROGRAMS TO HELP PAY FOR TREATMENT IF YOU CAN'T AFFORD IT.

THIS DOG'S OWNER DIDN'T EXPLORE THOSE POSSIBILITIES- NOW ANIMAL

SERVICE OFFICERS ARE LOOKING FOR THEM.

Ria Brown, Lee Co Animal Services

52:15 it's hard to figure out why someone who had a dog that obviously

looked like it had been cared for would let this happen, then choose

to abandon it in that matter. 52:24 Return to index of stories...


ANIMAL CRUELTY SEARCH-REM LIVE - U21


IF YOU RECOGNIZED THE DOG -- CALL LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES.

WE HAVE THE NUMBER ON OUR WEBSITE NBC-2 DOT-COM UNDER NEWSLINKS.

LIVE IN NFM CK NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO SARAH-trx, VOTOPS, 2SH, E-AniBX


THE F-B-I SAYS SUSPICIOUS LETTERS SENT TO FIVE HOTELS NEAR THE SUPER BOWL ARE NOT DANGEROUS.

THE LETTERS REFERENCED AL-QAEDA AND CONTAINED WHITE POWDER.

AGENTS ARE STILL TRYING TO FIND OUT WHO SENT THEM.

FOR THE FIRST TIME --

THE SUPER BOWL WILL BE PLAYED OUTDOORS IN THE COLD.

DESPITE EARLIER FEARS OF A WINTER STORM --

THE FORECAST AT METLIFE STADIUM IS NOW SUNSHINE.

NBC'S SARAH DALLOF IN NEW YORK CITY.

IN THIS WINTER ESPECIALLY, LOOKS LIKE THE NFL DODGED A BULLET. Return to index of stories...


SUPER BOWL PREPS-SAT-LIVE


GOOD EVENING --

THE N-F-L COMMISSIONER AND THE COACHES OF BOTH TEAMS SPOKE TO THE PRESS TODAY.

THEIR MESSAGE --

BRING ON THE BIG GAME. Return to index of stories...


SUPER BOWL PREPS-PKG


TRT 1:41

WITH A GAME DAY FORECAST NOW PREDICTING SUN AND HIGHS IN THE 40'S… N-F-L COMMISSIONER ROGER GOODELL FELT SAFE JOKING ABOUT WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN AT HIS ANNUAL PRESS CONFERENCE.

"One unique aspect about the focus for this year's super bowl has been on the weather. Of course, we cannot control the weather.

NO CONTROL, YET SUNDAY SHOULD OFFER NEAR-PERFECT CONDITIONS FOR THE FIRST EVER OPEN-AIR COLD-WEATHER STADIUM SUPER BOWL.

HEAD COACHES FROM BOTH THE SEAHAWKS AND THE BRONCOS SPOKE ABOUT BEING PART OF NFL HISTORY.

"To dream about being in this position as a kid, you know, and then working through all the years of coaching and battling and watching other guys do it and here we are for the first time for us and it's a tremendous honor."

"Like different levels of football there's only one happy camper at the end, and that's going to be the team hoisting that trophy."

FOR NOW THAT TROPHY SITS ON SUPER BOWL BOULEVARD. VISITED BY FANS DREAMING OF WHAT IT WOULD BE LIKE TO WIN.

THE 13-BLOCK STRETCH IN TIMES SQUARE GETS MORE CROWDED BY THE HOUR AS OFFICIALS IN NEW JERSEY FINISH SECURING MET LIFE STADIUM, INCLUDING A TWO AND A HALF MILE FENCE.

AND HUNDREDS OF SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS POISED TO CATCH EVERY MOVEMENT.

THREE THOUSAND SECURITY GUARDS AND MORE THAN A HUNDRED METAL DETECTORS WILL GREET FANS.

AS KICKOFF GETS CLOSER. Return to index of stories...


SUPER BOWL PREPS-SAT-LIVE


80-THOUSAND FANS ARE EXPECTED TO WATCH THE GAME IN PERSON.

ADD IN TEN-THOUSAND STADIUM WORKERS, SECURITY AND PRODUCTION CREWS AND IT WILL BE A FULL HOUSE SUNDAY.

I'M SARAH DALLOF IN NEW YORK'S TIME SQUARE.

NOW BACK TO YOU. Return to index of stories...


CHRISTIE BRIDGEGATE-trx VO


BREAKING NEWS OUT OF NEW JERSEY --

A FORMER AIDE SAYS GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE KNEW ABOUT THE CONTROVERSIAL CLOSING OF GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE WHEN IT HAPPENED LAST YEAR.

MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNOR'S STAFF ARE ACCUSED OF CLOSING DOWN THE BRIDGE TO GET BACK AT A RIVAL POLITICIAN.

CHRISTIE HAS REPEATEDLY DENIED THAT HE APPROVED OR KNEW ABOUT THE CLOSURE.

HE'S CONSISDERED A FRONTRUNNER FOR THE 20-16 REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION. Return to index of stories...


ELEMENTARY TASER ABUSE-SS


A FLORIDA TEACHER FACES CHILD ABUSE CHARGES -- ACCUSED OF TASING THREE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS.

KIDS AT SUNRISE ELEMENTARY IN KISSIMMEE SAY 41-YEAR OLD LETINA SMITH WOULD USE THE TAZER WHEN THEY MISBEHAVED.

POLICE SAY SMITH ADMITTED TO HOLDING THE TASER INCHES FROM THE STUDENTS.

BUT SAYS SHE DID NOT TOUCH THEM. Return to index of stories...


FL THEATER SHOOTER COURT-VO-WIPE


A SMALL VICTORY FOR THE FLORIDA MAN CHARGED IN A DEADLY MOVIE THEATER SHOOTING.

A JUDGE RULED CURTIS REEVES CAN WEAR PLAIN CLOTHES AND **NOT A BULLET PROOF VEST IN COURT.

HE'S ACCUSED OF KILLING 43-YEAR OLD CHAD OULSON AFTER AN ARGUMENT OVER TEXTING

THE RETIRED POLICE CAPTAIN CLAIMS IT WAS SELF-DEFENSE.

OULSON'S WIFE -- WHO WAS SHOT IN THE HAND -- ATTENDED AT THE HEARING. Return to index of stories...


FL THEATER SHOOTER COURT-SOTVO


T.J. Grimaldi/Oulson's Civil Attorney1:13-

"Her intention is to have this gentleman suffer the life sentence that she is now having to suffer and her child is going to suffer not having a father- not having her husband."

REEVES IS DUE IN COURT NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


FL POOL POT BUST-SS (3)


THIS IS A FIRST.

POLICE DISCOVERED A MARIJUANA GROW OPERATION -- INSIDE A SWIMMING POOL.

OFFICERS IN MIAMI SAY THE HOUSE HAD A TRAP DOOR -- THAT LED TO AN UNDERGROUND CHAMBER.

THE POOL HAD BEEN SEALED OFF WITH A SLAB OF CONCRETE.

POLICE SAY THEY FOUND 82 LIVE POT PLANTS AND A TRAFFIC STOP LED THEM TO THE HOME. Return to index of stories...


AMANDA KNOX REAX-SOTVO


AMANDA KNOX SPOKE OUT TODAY FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE HER LATEST GUILTY VERDICT.

Amanda Knox/

"My first reaction was no, this was wrong. I'm going to do everything I can to prove that it is. They found me innocent before. How can they say it's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt."

NEARLY THREE YEARS AFTER KNOX WAS RELEASED FROM PRISON FOR UNREALIABLE EVIDENCE -- AN ITALIAN APPEALS COURT RULED THE FORMER EXCHANGE STUDENT KILLED HER BRITISH ROOMMATE.

KNOX DOES PLAN TO APPEAL.

BUT EVEN IF THE CONVICTION IS UPHELD --IT IS UNLIKELY SHE WILL BE EXTRADITED BACK TO ITALY,AND HE 26-YEAR OLD SAYS SHE WOULD NEVER RETURN WILLINGLY. Return to index of stories...


BIEBER POLICE OFFICER-VO


A SOUTH FLORIDA POLICE OFFICER MAY LOSE HER JOB -- OVER JUSTIN BIEBER.

INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE TRIED TO TAKE A PICTURE OF THE POP STAR IN JAIL.

BUT ANOTHER OFFICER STOPPED HER.

POLICE PULLED BIEBER OVER LAST WEEK FOR SPEEDING AND DRAG RACING IN MIAMI BEACH.

THEY SAY BIEBER ADMITTED HE HAD BEEN DRINKING AND SMOKING POT. Return to index of stories...


GUY STUCK IN WELL-VOTOPS-WIPE


HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO SAVE YOUR PET?

A SOUTH CAROLINA MAN TIED A ROPE TO HIS PICK-UP AND CRAWLED DOWN INTO A 35-FOOT WELL.

THE PROBLEM?

HE GOT STUCK. Return to index of stories...


GUY STUCK IN WELL-SOTVO


Barbara Dover/Mother27-

"The cat was missing for seven days then my daughter could hear him hollering underneath the house."

"It all went bad.his sister was going to pull the truck up to pull him out.it didn't work"57-

THE FAMILY CALLED 911.

IT TOOK RESCUE CREWS TWO HOURS TO GET THE MAN OUT.

HE HAS SOME BUMPS AND BRUISES, BUT SAYS HE'D DO IT ALL AGAIN.

THE CAT IS JUST FINE.

THE FAMILY PLANS TO PUT A PERMANENT COVER OVER THE WELL. Return to index of stories...


OLIVE GARDEN BABY SITTING-OTS, VO-WIPE


ALL YOU CAN EAT BREADSTICKS AND FREE BABY-SITTING?!

OLIVE GARDEN IS OFFERING PARENTS A SPECIAL NIGHT OUT.

NEXT FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH -- THE ITALIAN RESTAURANT CHAIN IS PARTNERING WITH "MY GYM" -- A CHILDREN'S FITNESS FRANCHISE.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS --

JUST DROP YOUR KIDS OFF, PAY A DEPOSIT AND HEAD TO DINNER.

THEN, WHEN YOU PICK YOUR KIDS UP -- PRESENT YOUR OLIVE GARDEN RECEIPT FOR A FULL REFUND. Return to index of stories...


OLIVE GARDEN BABY SITTING-SOTVO


Jay Spenchian, Marketing for Olive Garden17-25

"We want to give parents a break and what better way to give them a break then to have them be able to go and

have a special night, worry free and the kids can have a great time."

Tim Nudd, Senior Editor, Adweek49-52

"I think it's a fantastic idea. I have three little kids myself and I would

certainly do this."

THERE'S A "MY GYM" LOCATION IN NAPLES.

OLIVE GARDEN HAS STRUGGLED IN RECENT YEARS AND IS WORKING TO TURN AROUND ITS IMAGE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


ANOTHER CRUISE SHIP IS FORCED TO RETURN EARLY -- FOR THE SECOND TIME THIS WEEK.

BUT THE REASON WHY IS A LITTLE UNCLEAR.

PASSENGERS CLAIM DOZENS WERE SICK.

THE CRUISE LINE HAS ANOTHER EXPLANATION.

PLUS --

A WOMAN HELD CAPTIVE INSIDE A SMALL SHED FOR MORE THAN A DECADE -- BY A FAMILY MEMBER.

HOW SHE FINALLY ESCAPED AND WHY POLICE SAY OTHER RELATIVES WENT ALONG WITH THE SICK PLOT. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) CRUISE OUTBREAK-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) HELD CAPTIVE-VOTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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HELD CAPTIVE BY RELATIVES-trx VO-WIPE


HELD CAPTIVE AND RAPED FOR MORE THAN A DECADE.

A CALIFORNIA MAN PLEADED GUILTY TODAY TO SEXUAL ABUSING A RELATIVE.

POLICE SAY HE KEPT HER IN A BACKYARD SHED FROM THE TIME SHE WAS 12 TO 27 -- RARELY LETTING HER OUTSIDE.

THEY SAY HE COMPLETELY CONTROLLED HER AND EVERYONE ELSE WHO LIVED HIM.

FINALLY -- OTHER RELATIVES HELPED HER ESCAPE AND TOOK HER TO POLICE. Return to index of stories...


HELD CAPTIVE BY RELATIVES-SOTVO


Capt. Mark Gagan/Richmond Police Department

"There was a huge amount of physical and emotional control, financial control. He had his ability for everybody in the family. intimidation and fear is what allowed many of these behaviors to continue to occur."

THE MAN IS SET TO BE SENTENCED NEXT MONTH.

HE FACES 22 YEARS IN PRISON. Return to index of stories...


ANOTHER CRUISE OUTBREAK-O-AniBX, VO


FOR THE SECOND TIME THIS WEEK -- A CRUISE SHIP CUT ITS TRIP SHORT.

THE PRINCESS CRUISES SHIP RETURNED TO HOUSTON THURSDAY.

THE CRUISE LINE SAYS IT WAS DUE TO FOG --

BUT MORE THAN 170 PEOPLE REPORTED NOROVIRUS SYMPTOMS.

NOW, THE C-D-C IS INVESTIGATING.

THE CRUISE LINE REFUNDED PASSENGERS SOME MONEY --

BUT SOME SAY IT WASN'T ENOUGH. Return to index of stories...


ANOTHER CRUISE OUTBREAK-SOTVO


"20-percent of the thousand something we paid is nothing for the fact that we missed Belize. The fact that he didn't get any dining room meals period."

Jack Roden/Passenger:04-

"People get sick, you know when you get 3 thousand people on there you just can't help it. The ship did the best they could."

EARLIER THIS WEEK --

A ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISE RETURNED TO NEW JERSEY AFTER HUNDREDS MORE THAN 600 PASSENGERS GOT A STOMACH BUG. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-ON CAM


JUSTICE TONIGHT FOR THE FAMILY OF A MAN KILLED IN A PORT CHARLOTTE HIT AND RUN.

NINE MONTHS AFTER THE ACCIDENT -- INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY CAUGHT THE DRIVER RESPONSIBLE.

WHY FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS IT TOOK SO LONG TO MAKE AN ARREST.

PLUS --

HACKERS STRIKE AGAIN.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IF YOU HAVE AN ACCOUNT WITH YAHOO. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) CHARCO HIT & RUN-VO-WIPE


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TZ2 B) YAHOO! MAIL HACKERS-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.

MORE WARMTH FOR THE WEEKEND

We closed the work week with plenty of clouds and scattered showers across the region. But Friday also featured warmer weather, with highs climbing into the 70s area wide.

The clouds and a few showers will persist this evening, with temps falling into the 60s. More clouds are likely overnight, with mild lows only in the mid 60s. Low clouds and fog may also develop late tonight towards daybreak.

The warmup continues into Saturday. The clouds will remain, but some sunshine is expected. Highs will climb into the low 80s. A few sprinkles will also be possible, but most areas will stay dry.

The weather improves greatly heading into Sunday. We will see plenty of sunshine all day long with even warmer highs in the mid 80s.

The dry and warm weather will stay in place for the start of next week as well. Expect plenty of sun both Monday & Tuesday, with highs again in the mid 80s.

A few sprinkles will be possible late week, but it still looks like many areas will remain dry. High temps all next week will stay in the 80s. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO HIT & RUN-trx VOTOPS, OC


TROOPERS FINALLY MAKE AN ARREST --

AFTER MONTHS OF SEARCHING FOR DRIVER WHO LEFT A 23 YEAR OLD MAN TO DIE ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. IN A DEADLY HIT-AND-RUN CRASH LAST APRIL IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

NBC2'S LUCAS SEILER TALKED TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF KYLE WELLS, WHO FEARED THIS DAY WOULD NEVER COME. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO HIT & RUN-PKG


18-:23 Seth Lester, Friend of Kyle

:36-:40 Chris Monaco, Friend of Kyle

:55-:59 Duane Ward, Friend of Kyle

1:16-1:27 Lucas Seiler, Reporting

Seth Lester, Friend of Kyle "We want this person to… justice to be served and… Kyle can rest in peace."

IT WAS NINE MONTHS AGO.

KYLE WELLS WAS WALKING DOWN THIS QUIET PORT CHARLOTTE ROAD WHEN - SUDDENLY - HIS LIFE WAS CUT SHORT.

Seth Lester, Friend of Kyle "There are still days I don't believe Kyle's not here."

THE PERSON WHO HIT HIM DROVE OFF.

Seth Lester, Friend of Kyle "Early on, we kinda had to accept the fact that we probably were never going to find out."

KYLE SPENT MOST OF HIS TIME IN ARCADIA WITH HIS BAND - THEY BECAME LIKE A SECOND FAMILY.

A RECENT PHONE CALL TO HIS BANDMATES WAS SOMETHING THEY WERE HOPING FOR, BUT THOUGHT THEY'D NEVER GET - INVESTIGATORS FOUND THE MAN THEY SAY KILLED THEIR FRIEND

Chris Monaco, Friend of Kyle "I was happy to hear that… it was kind of a weight off my shoulders."

MUG

OFFICER ACCUSE THIS MAN - 45-YEAR-OLD MICHAEL BECHARD.

AN ANONYMOUS TIP TO INVESTIGATORS LED THEM TO BECHARD'S HOME WHERE THEY FOUND HIS DAMAGED CAR.

ACCORDING TO REPORTS, BECHARD MISSED A WEEK OF WORK AFTER THE HIT-AND-RUN AND STARTED DRIVING A MOTORCYCLE WHEN HE RETURNED.

Duane Ward, Friend of Kyle "It doesn't change the fact that we miss him and love him to death."

WE WENT BY BECHARD'S HOME TODAY, BUT NO ONE ANSWERED.

Gene Wells, Kyle's Father "It's tough when you lose your own kid."

KYLE'S FATHER TELLS NBC2 THEIR FAMILY HAS REMAINED POSITIVE SINCE HIS SON'S DEATH AND WERE CONFIDENT OFFICERS WOULD EVENTUALLY MAKE AN ARREST.

Gene Wells, Kyle's Father "It took some patience, but… justice so far has prevailed."

Lucas Seiler, Reporting SU tag Bechard bailed out of the Charlotte County Jail - he's expected to be in court in March where he faces a single charge of Leaving the Scene of a Crash Involving a Death - reporting in CC, LS, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


YAHOO! MAIL HACKERS-OTS, VO


IF YOU USE YAHOO MAIL -- YOU MAY WANT TO RESET YOUR PASSWORD.

THE TECH GIANT SAYS HACKERS RECENTLY TRIED TO BREAK INTO EMAIL ACCOUNTS THE SAME WAY HACKERS ATTACKED TARGET.

YAHOO SAYS THEY NOTIFIED USERS AND ADVISED THEM TO RESET THEIR PASSWORDS. Return to index of stories...


ROAD TO SOCHI-CLIP


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OLYMPIC SECURITY-SSTOPS, VO, OTS


6-DAYS AND COUNTING.

THE SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICS ARE LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY.

MORE AMERICAN ATHLETES ARRIVED AT THE OLYMPIC VILLAGE TODAY TO TIGHT SECURITY.

MEANTIME, RUSSIAN PRESIDENT -- VLADIMIR PUTIN -- DEFENDED THE COST OF THE GAMES -- THE MOST EXPENSIVE EVER.

RUSSIA SPENT MORE THAN 50-BILLION DOLLARS.

NOT JUST BUILDING NEW VENUES -- BUT ROADS, TUNNELS, A NEW RAIL LINE.

PUTIN SPENDS MUCH OF THE YEAR IN SOCHI.

CRITICS ARGUE IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE GAMES ALL CATER TO HIM.

THE OLYMPICS START FEBRUARY 6TH.

YOU CAN ONLY WATCH THEM ON NBC 2 AND THE NBC FAMILY OF NETWORKS. Return to index of stories...


DO SUPER BOWL ADS WORK?-VO-WIPE


MANY PEOPLE WATCH THE SUPERBOWL JUST FOR THE COMMERCIALS --

BUT DO THEY WORK?

NOT REALLY.

A RECENT STUDY SHOWS 80-PERCENT OF THOSE ADS DON'T MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

SO, WHY DO COMPANIES SPEND THE BIG BUCKS YEAR AFTER YEAR?

EXPERTS SAY THE AD CRAZE STARTED 30 YEARS AGO WITH A CONTROVERSIAL APPLE AD. Return to index of stories...


DO SUPER BOWL ADS WORK?-SOTVO


Mike Ozanian/Forbes Magazine

"Apple saw a huge spike in Macintosh sales. It was incredibly effective, it was emotional and I think ever since then, that was the benchmark and is still the benchmark today that people use to decide whether or not a super bowl ad is effective."

THAT AD COST HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. THIS YEAR -- ADVERTISERS SPENT FOUR AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS ON 30-SECOND SUPER BOWL SPOT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


FOR THE SECOND TIMES THIS WEEK -- THERE'S BEEN A RASH OF CAR BREAK-INS IN CAPE CORAL.

TONIGHT WE ARE DIGGING FOR ANSWERS. IS THE SAME THIEF BEHIND ALL THESE CRIMES.

AND ALL NEW AT SIX--

A NAPLES MILITARY VETERAN SETS OUT TO CHANGE THE WAY OUR COUNTRY IS HONORED AT THE SUPER BOWL. AND MEMBERS OF CONGRESS SUPPORT HIS PLAN. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) CAPE BREAKINS-VO-WIPE


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AHEAD AT 6-BANNER


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A) super bowl salute-vo


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TOSS TO HOLLIE-trx, E-AniBX


NEW AT 5:30 --

MORE CAR BURGLARIES IN THE CAPE.

THIS TIME ON SOUTHWEST 45TH STREET.

IT'S THE LATEST IN A STRING OF CAR THEFTS.

TONIGHT, NBC 2'S HOLLIE HOJEK UNCOVERED IF THERE'S A LINK.

SHE'S LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM.

HOLLIE? Return to index of stories...


CAPE BREAKINS-CAM 99


RIGHT NOW -- CAPE CORAL POLICE TELL US THESE ****LATEST TWO CAR BURGLARIES ARE **NOT RELATED TO THE NEARLY 30 OTHERS THAT HAPPENED IN CAPE CORAL.

ONE THING THESE BREAK INS **DO HAVE IN COMMON --

THE BURGLARS ARE STILL ON THE LOOSE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE BREAKINS-PKG


ZACH POLENDO WENT TO PUT GAS IN HIS CAR EARLY THURSDAY MORNING WHEN HE

NOTICED HIS WALLET WASN'T WHERE HE LEFT IT.

Zach Polendo, Victim

:18:03 I left it right here in the side, saw it wasn't there, was like

OK, maybe i left it somewhere else and thats when I saw that my CDs

were everywhere, my glove compartment was open, there was trash

everywhere."

POLENDO'S DRIVERS LICENSE, CREDIT CARDS AND SOCIAL SECURITY CARD ALL STOLEN-

OVERNIGHT-SOMEONE RANSACKED HIS CAR PARKED IN HIS DRIVEWAY ON

SOUTHWEST 45TH STREET IN CAPE CORAL.

:16:05

I feel vulnerable only because its, my car, what if its my house the next time.

Hollie Hojek

:21:39 "Just across the street from this house, another car break in,

in this drive way. The victim tells us similar items were stolen-- but

this time the thief tried to use the victims ID to cash a check at a

bank up the road."

:12

Robbie Carney, Victim

::22:12 The teller knows me, so she says can you pull in the first

lane, because I know Robbie and you're not Robbie.

:05

ACCORDING TO THE POLICE REPORT- A GOLD TWO DOOR PONTIAC PULLED IN TO

THIS FIFTH THIRD BANK OFF CAPE CORAL PARKWAY.

THE TELLER SAYS A WHITE WOMAN WITH RED HAIR WAS DRIVING--- AND A WHITE

MAN WAS IN THE PASSENGER SEAT.

THE TELLER SAYS THEY TRIED TO CASH A CHECK USING CARNEYS DRIVERS LICENSE.

::22:26 I had at that point in time the Cape Coral Police come up and

I said 'hey listen, they're at the bank trying to use by my ID," the

Cape Coral cop went over there but they were already gone."

:09

THE THEIF ALSO TRIED TO USE CARNEYS CREDIT CARD TO BUY HUNDREDS OF

DOLLARS WORTH IN GIFT CARDS FROM A COMPANY IN CALIFORNIA.

:19;03 NAT POP- LOCK DOOR

BACK ON 45TH STREET, POLENDO SAYS HE LEARNED HIS LESSON.

:15:20 I could have left it unlocked or they knew how to get in to it,

but i lock my car religiously.

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CAPE BREAKINS-CAM 99


TONIGHT, CAPE CORAL POLICE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THE SUSPECTS IN ***THESE CAR BURGLARIES -- ALONG WITH THE DOZENS OF OTHERS THIS WEEK.

CAPE CORAL POLICE TELL US THEY ARE RAMPING UP PATROLS IN THE AREA.

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16YR OLD SUSPECT HELD-trx, SS, OC


TWO GOOD SAMARITANS ROBBED AT GUNPOINT.

THEY GAVE THIS GUY A RIDE HOME. WHEN HE NEEDED IT.

THEN FORT MYERS POLICE SAY THE 16-YEAR-OLD BOY TURNED ON THEM.

NBC 2'S TY RUSSELL EXPLAINS HOW THE WOULD BE VICTIMS, TURNED THE TABLES, AND TOOK DOWN THE BAD GUY. Return to index of stories...


16YR OLD SUSPECT HELD-PKG


A BLACK EYE AND BRUSED--

THIS IS 16-YEAR-OLD ADRIAN MANGUAL-AYALA.

FORT MYERS POLICE SAY THIS TEEN ROBBED TWO PEOPLE GIVING HIM A RIDE.

21:14:32-21:14:35 Josephine Brown/ Neighbor " it hurt my heart that

he's only 16."

MANGUAL-AYALA'S NEIGHBORS ARE STUNNED ABOUT WHAT POLICE SAY HAPPENED

THURSDAY AFTERNOON IN THE CAMPBELL ACRES COMMUNITY.

21:10:16-21:10:21 Lt. Victor Medico/ fmpd "they were driving. This kid

pulled out a gun, put it to the drivers head, demanding money and said

he would kill him."

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE TEEN ASKED TWO RANDOM PEOPLE TO TAKE HIM HOME AT

THIS PENNY SAVE STORE ON ORTIZ AVENUE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE MEN DIDNT KNOW THE TEEN WAS ARMED WITH A GUN.

BUT ABOUT TWO MINUTES AWAY FROM THE STORE, THAT RIDE ENDED.

21:10:27-21:10:31 medico "The passenger decided to jump in the

backseat and disarm the robber."

TY RUSSELL 21:23:01-21:23:13 "Police say the scuffle ended about a

minute away from where the teen lives. Officers say when they arrived

they found the driver and the passenger holding the teen down on the

ground."

21:14:33-21:14:39 brown/neighbor "The fact that he's only 16, my heart

goes out to his parents."

NBC 2 REACHED OUT TO THE TEEN'S PARENTS BUT THEY WERE NOT HOME.

POLICE SAY MANGUAL-AYALA WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL FOR HIS INJURIES

BEFORE BEING TAKEN TO JAIL.

THE TEEN IS FACING TWO ARMED ROBBERY CHARGES.

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SELL THE 6PM-2SHOT


BREAKING NEW DETAILS AT SIX.

WE NOW NOW WHEN THE SPECIAL ELECTION FOR TREY RADEL'S CONGRESSIONAL SEAT WILL TAKE PLACE.

AND THE CANDIDATES ARE SPENDING BIG BUCKS TO GET YOUR VOTE.

PLUS - A NAVY VETERAN FROM NAPLES IS ON A MISSION TO CHANGE THE WAY FELLOW VETS SALUTE DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM.

HE HOPES IT ALL STARTS AT THIS WEEKEND'S SUPERBOWL.

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