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DIRECTORS PAGE TEASE ONE-1 SHOT
HLA cypress lake grad killed in tampa crash-TRX-SS TZ1 A) EAST LEE CO HIGH SCHOOL FIGHT-SOTVO
HLB baby death folo-TRX-SOTVO TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
HLC kuglar sentencing-TRX-VO SCAFFOLDING-SAT LIVE
5PM OPEN-CLIP MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS
CRASH SETUP-VOTOPS EAniBx ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
TOSS TO CHARLIE-TC MON FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
CYPRESS LAKE GRAD KILLED IN TAMPA CRASH-REM1 EAST LEE CO HIGH SCHOOL FIGHT-ONCAM
CYPRESS LAKE GRAD KILLED IN TAMPA CRASH-PKG EAST LEE CO HIGH SCHOOL FIGHT-PKG
CYPRESS LAKE GRAD KILLED IN TAMPA CRASH-REM1 SOCHI CLIP-CLIP
TOSS TO RICK-trx 2 SS OBX TOSS TO HEATHER-EAniBx
IVAN ROSE DEATH FOLO-REM7 HALFPIPE COMPLAINTS-CAM99-RTR1 SS
IVAN ROSE DEATH FOLO-PKG 40 YEAR OLD ATHLETE-2 SSTOPS
IVAN ROSE DEATH FOLO-REM7 MEDAL COUNT-CAM99-RTR1
KUGLAR SENTENCING-TRX-VO-OC TONIGHT'S EVENTS-CGTOPS RTR1
KUGLAR SENTENCING-BNR PKG TEASE TWO-1 SHOT
STABBING AT REDNECK YACHT CLUB-3 SS TZ2 A) FGCU BASKETBALL FEVER-VO WIPE
TRUCK STOP ROBBED-trx 2 SS TZ2 B) NEW AT 6 TEASE-VOTOPS
CHARLIE CRIST IN FM-VO CG TOSS TO STEVE-VO IN PLASMA
RUBIO MARIJUANA-OC SS FGCU BASKETBALL FEVER-REM2
I75 SHUTTING DOWN OVERNIGHT-trx SS FGCU BASKETBALL FEVER-PKG
ELECTRIC CHARGING STATIONS-VO WIPE FGCU BASKETBALL FEVER-REM2
ELECTRIC CHARGING STATIONS-SOTVO NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT
DOCTOR GETS HEART ASSOCIATION AWARD-VO WIPE A) STOLEN JEWELRY-SOTVO
DOCTOR GETS HEART ASSOCIATION AWARD-SOTVO B) LEHIGH FIRE MONEY WOES-VOTOPS


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HLA cypress lake grad killed in tampa crash-TRX-SS


A CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE ANDSTANDOUT ATHLETE DIES IN A TRAGIC WRONG-WAY CRASH.

Ghan Ilias, Jim's older brother

11:47:08 I lost a brother, it's an unfortunate event, but God always has a plan for us and He had a plan for Jim. 11:47:17

TONIGHT HIS BROTHER OPENS UP TO NBC2 ABOUT HIS FAMILY'S LOSS. Return to index of stories...


HLB baby death folo-TRX-SOTVO


22:26:31 "the worst thing i saw is when the deputy came out with the baby.draped over her arm and totally limp."

A ONE YEAR OLD BOY IS DEAD.

HIS MOTHER'S BOYFRIEND IS ACCUSED OF KILLING HIM.

NBC2 HAS NEW DETAILS FROM WITNESSES. Return to index of stories...


HLC kuglar sentencing-TRX-VO


AN NBC2 EXCLUSIVE:

THE JAIL COMMANDER WHO LIED TO INVESTIGATORS TO COVER UP THE BEATING OF AN INNATE WILL STAY OUT OF PRISON -- Return to index of stories...


5PM OPEN-CLIP


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CRASH SETUP-VOTOPS EAniBx


TRAGEDY CAUGHT ON CAMERA --

THIS CELL PHONE VIDEO SHOWS AN S-U-V GOING THE WRONG WAY ON I-275 NEAR TAMPA EARLY SUNDAY MORNING --

IN ALL FIVE PEOPLE DIED --

INCLUDING A RECENT GRADUATE OF CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHARLIE-TC MON


TONIGHT PEOPLE ARE REMEMBERING 20 YEAR OLD JIM ILIAS

A STANDOUT WRESTLER IN HIGH SCHOOL. WELL--KNOWN AND LIKED BY ALL.

NBC2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN TALKED WITH HIS HEARTBROKEN BROTHER TODAY -- HE'S LIVE TONIGHT AT THE FAMILY BUSINESS JUST UP THE ROAD FROM THE SCHOOL. Return to index of stories...


CYPRESS LAKE GRAD KILLED IN TAMPA CRASH-REM1


JIM ILIAS LEFT A MARK ON THIS COMMUNITY.

THIS IS THE CONVENIENCE STORE HIS FAMILY OWNS.

IT'S CLOSED TONIGHT- UNDERSTANDABLY SO.

ALL AFTERNOON FOLKS HAVE BEEN DROPPING OFF FLOWERS TURNING IT INTO A MEMORIAL. Return to index of stories...


CYPRESS LAKE GRAD KILLED IN TAMPA CRASH-PKG


Ghan Ilias, Jim's Older Brother

11:47:08 I lost a brother, it's an unfortunate event, but God always has a plan for us and He had a plan for Jim. 11:47:17

GHAN ILIAS KNOWS HIS LITTLE BROTHER MADE THE MOST OF HIS SHORT TIME ON EARTH

Ghan Ilias, Jim's Older Brother

11:47:59 when he excelled in something, he took it to the next level and when he took it to the next level he finessed it. That's my brother. 11:48:05

20-YEAR-OLD JIM ILIAS EXCELLED AT CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL- GRADUATING IN 2012.

HE TOOK WRESTLING TO THE NEXT LEVEL - PLACING 4th AND 6th IN STATE TOURNAMENTS.

HIS DETERMINATION -SENSE OF HUMOR - AND PERSONALITY AFFECTED EVERYONE HE MET.

Ghan Ilias, Jim's Older Brother

11:50:20 me and him we always been in competition. Who's gonna be the best, who's gonna be the best? And it just hasn't clicked to me that he's gone bc he's the best in my eyes. 11:50:33

THE USF STUDENT DIED SUNDAY MORNING.

MONDAY- STUDENTS AT HIS OLD HIGH SCHOOL HAD A MOMENT OF SILENCE TO REMEMBER THE BOY WHO MATURED INTO A MAN HERE.

Clay Rogers, CLHS Junior

13:42:27 the hallways were different. People were sad, a lot of kids were quieter. I think it had a big impact on a lot of the students. 13:42:36

HIS SMILE STILL HANGS ON THE WALL AT THE SCHOOL AND LIVES IN THE HEARTS OF HIS FAMILY AND FORMER TEAMMATES. Return to index of stories...


CYPRESS LAKE GRAD KILLED IN TAMPA CRASH-REM1


JIM'S BROTHER AND FATHER WENT TO TAMPA TODAY TO ID HIS BODY.

THERE'S NO WORD YET ON MEMORIAL OR FUNERAL SERVICES.

IN FM CK NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO RICK-trx 2 SS OBX


A HEART-WRENCHING STORY OUT OF COLLIER COUNTY.

A MOTHER LOST HER BABY BOY, AND HER BOYFRIEND, WHO SHE TRUSTED TO WATCH THE BOY, IS ACCUSED OF KILLING HIM.

THE ONE YEAR DIED LAST WEEK, A FEW DAYS AFTER HE WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL.

THE FAMILY IS PREPARING TO BURY HIM TOMORROW.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED 25-YEAR-OLD NIKLAUS BOOSKA LATE LAST WEEK.

HE WAS BABYSITTING THE LITTLE BOY.

NBC2'S RICK RITTER JOINS US NOW WITH NEW DETAILS, RICK? Return to index of stories...


IVAN ROSE DEATH FOLO-REM7


-25-YEAR-OLD NIKLAUS BOOSKA REMAINS HERE AT NAPLES JAIL CENTER

-BOOSKA WAS THE BOYFRIEND OF IVAN ROSE'S MOTHER

-HE'S ACCUSED OF INFLICTING HEAD TRAUMA ON THE LITTLE BOY, AFTER A CAT SCAN REVEALED FRACTURES IN HIS SKULL Return to index of stories...


IVAN ROSE DEATH FOLO-PKG


Pat Becker/Neighbor, Witness/22:26:42 "i've never seen anything like that before."

GONE FAR TOO SOON.

TONIGHT - NEIGHBORS DESCRIBE THE SCENE MOMENTS AFTER BABY IVAN ROSE WAS FOUND UNRESPONSIVE IN HIS CRIB.

Pat Becker/22:27:01 "we heard the mother outside screaming - oh my god, no - not my baby - don't take my baby god."

IVAN'S MOTHER - 29-YEAR-OLD CLARISSA ROSE IMMEDIATELY CALLED DEPUTIES.

WHEN THEY ARRIVED ON SCENE - THEY TRIED PERFORMING C-P-R ON THE LITTLE BOY BUT HAD NO LUCK - AN IMAGE NEIGHBOR PAT BECKER SAYS WILL HAUNT HER FOREVER.

Pat Becker/Witness, Neighbor/22:26:31 "the worst thing i saw is when the deputy came out with the baby.draped over her arm and totally limp."

DEPUTIES ARRESTED THIS MAN IN CONNECTION WITH THE DEATH - 25-YEAR-OLD NIKLAUS BOOSKA - THE BOYFRIEND OF IVAN'S MOTHER WHO WAS WATCHING HIM THAT NIGHT ON JANUARY 31ST.

HE'S ACCUSED OF INFLICTING HEAD TRAUMA ON THE 1-YEAR-OLD.

Millie Carron/Ivan's Grandmother/0:0:47 "he was beauitful - there's no other way to say it. He was beauitful and perfect and we're going to miss him so much."

INVESTIGATORS AREN'T RELEASING WHAT TYPE OF HEAD TRAUMA JUST YET.

BUT THE MOTHER OF THE 1-YEAR-OLD- BOY remains in shock.

Clarissa Rose/1:07 "i just don't believe that nik would hurt ivan." Return to index of stories...


IVAN ROSE DEATH FOLO-REM7


-BOOSKA REMAINS IN JAIL ON BONDS TOTALING $1.5 MILLION

-FACES MANSLAUGHTER AND CHILD ABUSE CHARGES

-FAMILY MEMBERS TELL US THERE'S A VISITATION FOR IVAN TONIGHT

-HIS FUNERAL SERVICE IS PLANNED FOR TUESDAY

WE'RE LIVE IN CC, RR, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


KUGLAR SENTENCING-TRX-VO-OC


NOW AN NBC2 EXCLUISVE:

A FORMER COMMANDER CAUGHT IN A JAIL HOUSE COVER UP WILL NOT GO TO PRISON.

RAYMOND KUGLAR HELPED COVER-UP OF THE BEATING OF AN INMATE AT THE DESOTO COUNTY JAIL

NBC 2'S MATT WRIGHT SHOW US WHY THE JUDGE DECIDED NOT TO SEND KUGLAR TO JAIL. Return to index of stories...


KUGLAR SENTENCING-BNR PKG


RAYMOND KUGLAR SAID LITTLE AFTER LEARNING HE'LL AVOID PRISON --

THE FORMER DESOTO COUNTY JAIL CAPTAIN -- AMONG FOUR PEOPLE CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH A BRUTAL INMATE BEATING.

THESE PICTURES SHOW THE INJURIES JODY HOLLAND SUFFERED. AFTER HE WAS PUNCHED. CHOKED. AND SLAMMED INTO A CONCRETE WALL.

KUGLAR TOLD THE JUDGE HE'S EMBARASSED AND APOLOGIZED-- SAYING "I made a mistake and let down my family and all those i have been responsible for"

THE MOMENTS LEADING UP TO THE BEATING -- WERE CAUGHT ON SECURITY CAMERA VIDEO OBTAINED BY NBC2.

KUGLAR WASN'T ON DUTY THAT DAY.

BUT BASED ON WHAT HIS EMPLOYEES TOLD HIM -- HE DIDN'T LET HOLLAND GO TO THE HOSPITAL. THEN LIED WHEN THE F-B-I ASKED HIM ABOUT IT.

FORMER CORRECTIONS OFFICER STEVEN RIZZA -- IS CHARGED FOR THE BEATING.

TWO OTHER OFFICERS ARE CHARGED IN THE COVER UP.

KUGLAR RESIGNED FROM THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE WHILE UNDER INVESTIGATION.

IN OCTOBER KUGLAR PLEADED GUILTY.

HE FACED TEN MONTHS IN PRISON.

INSTEAD, A JUDGE SENTENCED HIM TO THREE YEARS OF PROBATION. ALONG WITH COMMUNITY SERVICE.

AND WHILE HE WON'T SPEND TIME BEHIND BARS -- KUGLAR SAYS HE'S LOST HIS CAREER AND HIS INTEGRITY.

MATT WRIGHT NBC2. Return to index of stories...


STABBING AT REDNECK YACHT CLUB-3 SS


A WEEKEND OF VIOLENCE AT REDNECK YACHT CLUB IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

DEPUTIES WERE CALLED THERE 37 TIMES FRIDAY NIGHT ALONE.

A TAMPA AREA WOMAN IS ACCUSED OF STABBING ANOTHER WOMAN FIVE TIMES IN THE STOMACH DURING AN OFF-ROADING MUD BASH.

DEPUTIES ARTESTED 19-YEAR-OLD JESSICA HESS FOR REPEATLY STABBING---

20-YEAR-OLD AMY RACHEL.

SHE WAS AIRLIFTED TO LEE MEMORIAL.

TREATED AND RELEASED.

LAST FRIDAY CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES HAD 37 CALLS FOR SERVICE AT THE REDNECK YACHT CLUB.

THEY RESPONDED THERE 331 TIMES IN THE LAST YEAR.

AND 65 AMBULANCES HAVE BEEN SENT TO THE PROPERTY. Return to index of stories...


TRUCK STOP ROBBED-trx 2 SS


NOW TO AN NBC2 CRIME ALERT IN LEE COUNTY.

DEPUTIES SAY ARE LOOKING FOR THIS GUY WITH THE MASK ON, WHO ROBBED THE PILOT STORE NEAR I-75 AND LUCKETT ROAD OVERNIGHT.

HE WALKED IN, PUT A HANDGUN RIGHT UP TO THE CLERK'S RIBS AND DEMANDED MONEY.

THE CLERK WAS NOT HURT. Return to index of stories...


CHARLIE CRIST IN FM-VO CG


FORMER GOVERNOR CHARLIE CRIST IS BACK IN FORT MYERS, FIVE YEARS TO THE DAY AFTER HE HUGGED PRESIDENT OBAMA.

HE WAS A REPUBLICAN WHEN HE EMBRACED THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT IN 2009.

HE TOOK A LOT OF HEAT FROM THE RIGHT AND EVENTUALLY LEFT THE G-O-P.

NOW HE'S A DEMOCRAT, AND RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR AGAIN.

TONIGHT HE'S SIGNING HIS MEMOIR: "THE PARTY'S OVER: HOW THE EXTREME RIGHT HIJACKED THE GOP AND I BECAME A DEMOCRAT."

HE'LL BE AT BOOKS A MILLION, IN THE FORUM SHOPPING CENTER, STARTING AT SEVEN --

NBC2 WILL HAVE AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH CRIST TONIGHT AT SIX. Return to index of stories...


RUBIO MARIJUANA-OC SS


SENATOR MARCO RUBIO IS PLEADING THE FIFTH.

HE'S NOT SAYING WHETHER HE EVER SMOKED MARIJUANA.

THE REPUBLICAN DODGED A DIRECT QUESTION AT AN EDUCATION FORUM TODAY.

HE SAID HIS OWN DRUG EXPERIENCE IS IRRELEVANT.

HE OPPOSES LEGALIZING THE RECREATIONAL USE OF MARIJUANA.

FLORIDA VOTERS WILL DECIDE A BALLOT INITIATIVE IN NOVEMBER ON LEGALIZING MEDICAL MARIJUANA. Return to index of stories...


I75 SHUTTING DOWN OVERNIGHT-trx SS


THERE IS A TRAFFIC ALERT TONIGHT ON I-75.

THE NORTHBOUND LANES WILL BE CLOSED, BETWEEN ALICO ROAD AND DANIELS PARKWAY, FROM 11 P-M UNTIL FIVE A-M.

TREELINE AVENUE IS A GOOD ALTERNATE ROUTE.

CREWS ARE WORKING ON THE NEW AIRPORT EXIT.

THIS IS THE LAST SCHEDULED SHUTDOWN OF THE INTERSTATE. Return to index of stories...


ELECTRIC CHARGING STATIONS-VO WIPE


TODAY WE FOUND OUT THE ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING STATIONS IN FORT MYERS AREN'T MAKING A LOT OF MONEY.

LEE COUNTY PAID 20-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO INSTALL THREE OF THEM DOWNTOWN.

IT COSTS 60 CENTS FOR AN HOUR, AND 10 CENTS EVERY HOUR AFTER THAT, TO CHARGE YOUR CAR.

THESE MACHINES ONLY MADE ABOUT 450-DOLLARS LAST YEAR.

THEY ONLY MADE 50 DOLLARS IN 2012.

COUNTY LEADERS SAY THE MACHINES WERE NEVER MEANT TO MAKE MONEY. Return to index of stories...


ELECTRIC CHARGING STATIONS-SOTVO


Tessale Sage

Sustainability Programs Manager, Lee County

"We don't have major plans to install a bunch of new charging stations, but we definitely wanted to provide the option and have our own data about the use so we can make good decisions going forward."

THE THREE STATIONS WERE USED 200 TIMES LAST YEAR --

THE COUNTY EXPECTS THAT NUMBER TO INCREASE AS MORE ELECTRIC CARS ENTER THE MARKET.

THEY ALSO EXPECT PRIVATE BUSINESSES TO START INSTALLING THEIR OWN. Return to index of stories...


DOCTOR GETS HEART ASSOCIATION AWARD-VO WIPE


A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA PHYSICIAN RECEIVES TOP HONORS!

DOCTOR RONALD LEVINE IS THE 2014 DOCTOR PASCOTTO GOLDEN HEART AWARD WINNER.

WE WERE THERE TODAY AT HIS DOWNTOWN OFFICE FOR THE BIG SURPRISE.

IT'S A PART OF THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION'S SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HEART BALL.

24 LOCAL PHYSICIANS WERE NOMINATED FOR THAT AWARD. Return to index of stories...


DOCTOR GETS HEART ASSOCIATION AWARD-SOTVO


Dr. Ronald Levine, M.D., M.S.

"You were the overwhelming one who received the most votes. Congratulations! Thank you, thank you."

LAST YEAR THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION'S HEART BALL CAMPAIGN RAISED NEARLY 60 MILLION DOLLARS NATIONWIDE.

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BALL THIS YEAR IS IN APRIL. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-1 SHOT


HE SAYS HE STEPPED IN TO PROTECT A CLASSMATE FROM BULLYING.

26:33 i didn't expect it to go this far i just felt like doing the right thing for once at least 26:37

THAT'S THE FOOTBALL PLAYER WHO FACED EXPULSION FROM SCHOOL AFTER HE PROTECTED A GAY CLASSMATE.

TONIGHT WE LEARNED HIS PUNISHMENT.

PLUS: WE HAVE A RECAP OF ALL THE BIG NEWS FROM THE WINTER OLYMPICS TODAY IN SOCHI. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) EAST LEE CO HIGH SCHOOL FIGHT-SOTVO


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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SCAFFOLDING-SAT LIVE


WE'RE FOLLOWING A BREAKING STORY IN FORT LAUDERDALE.

A WORKER IS DANGLING IN THE AIR AFTER A SCAFFOLDING COLLAPSE.

TWO WORKERS WERE RESCUED IMMEDIATELY.

A FORT LAUDERDALE FIREFIGHTER WAS ABLE TO GET TO THIS WORKER.

FIREFIGHTERS ABOVE ON A CATWALK ARE WAITING TO PULL THE TWO UP TO SAFETY. Return to index of stories...


MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS


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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.

NICE WEATHER AGAIN TOMORROW

Another beautiful day is on the way for Tuesday. High pressure remains in control of our weather pattern for the rest of this evening and tomorrow. Skies will be mostly clear tonight and it will be pleasantly cool this evening. Temperatures will fall to the mid/upper 50 tonight and only a few inland areas will see some patchy ground fog in the morning. Skies will be bright and sunny during the day on Tuesday with highs in the lower 80's.

We will be tracking a potentially strong cold front moving toward our area by late day Wednesday. The front is expected to bring some heavy showers or thunderstorms which could move through here with strong winds by Thursday morning. After the front blows through we should end up with another string of nice days starting Thursday and lasting through the weekend. A few chilly mornings are possible on Friday and Saturday with a potential for mid 40's on Friday morning. The daytime highs will be in the comfortable 70's after the front goes by. Return to index of stories...


EAST LEE CO HIGH SCHOOL FIGHT-ONCAM


AN EAST LEE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYER WHO RAN TO THE DEFENSE OF AN OPENLY GAY STUDENT WILL NOT BE EXPELLED FROM SCHOOL.

MARC BETTERSON WAS SUSPENDED FOR TWO DAYS FOR FIGHTING.

NBC2'S CHRISTINA LUSBY SPOKE WITH HIM AFTER A DISCIPLINARY HEARING TODAY - WHERE HE TOLD HER HE'D DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN. Return to index of stories...


EAST LEE CO HIGH SCHOOL FIGHT-PKG


WITH ONLY A FEW MONTHS LEFT--

AND COLLEGE ON THE HORIZON --

MARK BETTERSON FOUND HIMSELF FACING POSSIBLE EXPULSION.

Mark Betterson

Senior

25:14 i don't regret it i think i did the right thing it was the right thing to do 25:15

BETTERSON GOT INTO A FIGHT WITH JAMES GRIFFIN IN THE SCHOOL LUNCHROOM.

BETTERSON SAYS HE SWUNG WITH GOOD INTENTIONS--

DEFENDING JONATHAN COLON--

WHO SAYS GRIFFIN HIT HIM BECAUSE HE IS GAY.

Mark Betterson

Senior

25:35 after he kept getting hit like why--he wasn't doing anything back to them he just kept hitting him25:43

DEPUTIES SAY GRIFFIN HIT COLON IN THE FACE AND BACK OF THE HEAD.

THEY ADD THERE WAS POSSIBLE PROVOCATION --

BUT GRIFFIN SWUNG AND COLON NEVER DID.

DESPITE CLAIMS OF GOOD INTENTIONS ON BETTERSON'S PART FOR JUMPING TO HIS DEFENSE--

THE PRINCIPAL TOLD STUDENTS--

RULES WERE BROKEN.

Kyle Piogrim

Sophomore

29:33 i think its horrible because he got suspended for doing something right 29:36

OPINIONS HAVE BEEN FLYING AROUND CAMPUS--

AFTER THE FIGHT BROKE OUT THURSDAY.

Tyler McCray

Freshman

30:24 well you know i dont think mark should of gotten in to much trouble for what he did he was standing up for jonathan 30:30

BETTERSON SAYS HE WILL BE ALLOWED TO RETURN TO SCHOOL TOMORROW.

HIS PUNISHMENT - TWO DAYS SUSPENSION.

29:06 i think its a good punishment as substitution for expulsion but he shouldnt even have been considered expulsion for what he did 29:14

Mark Betterson

Senior

27:52 bullying isnt called for and everyone should be respected for what they want to be and what they want to do 27:58

GRIFFIN WAS ARRESTED AND FACES BATTERY CHARGES.

IN LEHIGH ACRES CHRISTINA LUSBY NBC2. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI CLIP-CLIP


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TOSS TO HEATHER-EAniBx


NBC'S WINTER OLYMPICS COVERAGE JUST WRAPPED UP FOR THE AFTERNOON.

NBC2 ANCHOR HEATHER TURCO IS LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM WITH THE TOP STORIES FROM SOCHI, AS THE FIRST FULL WEEK GETS UNDERWAY. Return to index of stories...


HALFPIPE COMPLAINTS-CAM99-RTR1 SS


PETER, ONE OF THE BIGGEST STORIES IS THE CONDITION OF THE HALFPIPE ITSELF.

IT'S TOO SLUSHY.

A LOT OF RIDERS HAVE CRITICIZED IT, INCLUDING AMERICAN HANNAH TEETER.

TEAMMATE DANNY DAVIS INSISTS MORE WORK NEEDS TO BE DONE BEFORE COMPETITION STARTS.

OFFICIALS POSTPONED PRACTICE FROM MORNING UNTIL AFTER SUNSET HOPING A DIP IN TEMPERATURE WOULD MAKE CONDITIONS BETTER.

IT DIDN'T HELP - DOZENS OF RIDERS STILL TOOK SPILLS ON THE SLUSH. Return to index of stories...


40 YEAR OLD ATHLETE-2 SSTOPS


ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING STORIES SO FAR IS ABOUT A 40 YEAR OLD WHO WON A MEDAL IN HIS *SIXTH OLYMPICS.

ITALIAN ARMIN ZOE-GELLER EARNED THE BRONZE IN THE MENS LUGE EVENT.

HE'S THE FIRST PERSON TO *EVER WIN A MEDAL IN SIX STRAIGHT OLYMPICS IN THE SAME EVENT. Return to index of stories...


MEDAL COUNT-CAM99-RTR1


NOW, WE WANT TO GIVE YOU A SPOILER ALERT.

WE'RE ABOUT TO SHOW YOU THE MEDAL COUNT.

IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE THEM, SIMPLY LOOK AWAY FROM THE SCREEN.

YOU CAN LOOK AGAIN WHEN THE MUSIC STOPS.

READY.HERE WE GO. Return to index of stories...


TONIGHT'S EVENTS-CGTOPS RTR1


COMING UP TONIGHT ON NBC2, SEE ALPINE SKIING , FREESTYLE SKIING , AND SHORT TRACK.

COVERAGE STARTS AT EIGHT.

LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM, HEATHER TURCO, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-1 SHOT


STANDING ROOM ONLY --

AFTER LAST YEAR'S TREMENDOUS DUNK CITY SUCCESS,

TICKETS KEEP SELLING OUT.

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WILL PACK ALICO ARENA NEXT FRIDAY --

BUT NBC2 FOUND A WAY YOU MANY STILL BE ABLE TO GET A TICKET. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) FGCU BASKETBALL FEVER-VO WIPE


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TZ2 B) NEW AT 6 TEASE-VOTOPS


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TOSS TO STEVE-VO IN PLASMA


DUNKS LIKE THESE ARE SELLING SEATS AT ALICO ARENA.

FANS OF THE MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM AT FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY ARE STARTING TO BUY INTO THIS YEAR'S TEAM.

TICKETS FOR THE NEXT HOME GAME ARE SOLD OUT.

NBC2'S STEVE CAMPION JOINS US FROM THE FGCU CAMPUS WITH THE BUZZ SURROUNDING THE TEAM. Return to index of stories...


FGCU BASKETBALL FEVER-REM2


WITH JUST SIX GAMES LEFT IN THE SEASON -

GOOD LUCK FINDING A TICKET TO THE TEAM'S NEXT HOME GAME.

THE MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM SPREAD "DUNK CITY" EXCITEMENT ACROSS THE ENTIRE BASKETBALL WORLD LAST YEAR.

TONIGHT, THOSE HERE WANT A REPEAT. Return to index of stories...


FGCU BASKETBALL FEVER-PKG


Cheryl Reardo, FGCU

25:34 "A force for Southwest Florida."

WITH EVERY DUNK AND EVERY WIN -

Joshua Mopi,

32:28 "Go eagles."

THE EXCITEMENT GROWS FOR FGCU'S MENS BASKETBALL.

Cheryl Reardo, FGCU

24:23 "I got 4 for mercer general admission standing room only."

A TICKET TO NEXT'S WEEK HOME GAME AGAINST MERCER -

Mopi

3015 "I got the Mercer one because it's going to sell out pretty fast."

MAY JUST BE THE *HOTTEST* TICKET IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

Chad Lutkenhaus, Director of Ticket Operations

25:43 "We're sold out. which is a good problem to hear."

AT FGCU TODAY,

THEY'RE TAKING NAMES *JUST IN* CASE SEATS OPEN UP.

Lutkenhaus

26:55 "Our total capacity with selling standing room only out is 4633."

NEXT WEEK'S MATCH-UP MAY DECIDE WHO WINS THE ATLANTIC SUN REGULAR SEASON CROWN.

- GIVING THE WINNER HOME COURT ADVANTAGE IN THE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT.

THAT TOURNEY DECIDES WHO MAKES MARCH MADNESS.

Lutkenhaus

2818 "To see it grow from less than 1,000 people every game to turning people away. Never thought we'd see that day."

STUDENT EXPLAIN BEFORE LAST YEAR'S CINDERELLA STORY -

Mopi

3204 "Where is it? They weren't too sure if it was a school."

THE F-G-C-U EAGLES WEREN'T EXACTLY A HOUSEHOLD NAME.

Mopi,

3142 "Everytime I wear a FGCU shirt, they go you go to FGCU? Yeah, the basketball is crazy."

NOW EVERYONE'S FIGHTING FOR THE CHANCE

- TO SEE IF HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF.

Reardo,

2445 "I think because the season is getting near the end. and we're in good standings. They want to be able to say they there when." Return to index of stories...


FGCU BASKETBALL FEVER-REM2


WHEN AND WHAT HAPPENS IN THE COMING WEEKS

- OBVIOUSLY THE BIG QUESTIONS TONIGHT.

THE ONLY WAY MORE TICKETS WILL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC IS IF STUDENTS DON'T PICK THEIRS UP BY 5PM ON FEBRUARY 20TH.

*IF* THERE ARE ANY. THEY WILL GO ON SALE AT NINE AM ON GAME DAY.

LIVE AT FGCU, STEVE CAMPION, NBC2 Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


A lee county COUPLE RETURNED TO THEIR HOME IN AN UPSCALE GATED COMMUNITY TO FIND MORE THAN 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN JEWELRY MISSING.

AND TONIGHT -- THEY HAVE A MESSAGE FOR THE THIEF.

Mary Ressmeyer

55:43-48

Bring back my jewelry and I will wait to get the gun until after.

NEW AT 5:30 --

WHAT EXACTLY WAS TAKEN -- AND WHY THE COUPLE SAYS IT'S ABOUT MORE THAN JUST THE MONEY.

AND CRISIS MODE --

THE LEHIGH ACRES FIRE RESCUE DISTRICT IS ON THE VERGE OF A FINANCIAL MELTDOWN -- AND IT COULD COST EVERY PROPERTY OWNER MORE MONEY.

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A) STOLEN JEWELRY-SOTVO


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B) LEHIGH FIRE MONEY WOES-VOTOPS


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