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DIRECTOR PAGE TEASE TWO-2SHOT
SHOW OPEN-CLIP TZ2 A) FL 101 YEAR CANDIDATE
CAR HITS HOUSE-VOTOPS, 2SHOT TZ2 B) HAMMOND STANDUP-SOT
CAR HITS HOUSE-BNR-PKG ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
FM MARINA DEVELOPMENT-trx O-AniBX FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
FM MARINA DEVELOPMENT-BNR-PKG TOSS TO JOELLE-trx VOTOPS, E-AniBX
CHILD ABDUCTED-trx OC HAMMOND STADIUM-LIVEU - 1
CHILD ABDUCTED-PKG HAMMOND STADIUM-PKG
HADLEY NO CONTEST PLEA-VO HAMMOND STADIUM-LIVEU - 1
FL LOUD MUSIC JURY-VO-WIPE FL 101 YR OLD CANDIDATE-VO-WIPE
FL LOUD MUSIC JURY-SOTVO FL 101 YR OLD CANDIDATE-SOTVO
STAND YOUR GROUND-SOT, OC SOCHI OLYMPICS OPEN-CLIP
SOLDIER CHILD MURDERED-trx SOTVOTOPS OLYMPIC PARK CEMETERY-VOTOPS-WIPE
SHOE BOMB THREAT-trx VO OLYMPIC PARK CEMETERY-SOTVO
FL COCAINE BUST-trx SSTOPS (2) POWERBALL FEVER-VO-WIPE
TEASE ONE-2SHOT POWERBALL FEVER-SOTVO
TZ1 A) CRUISE SHIP ASSAULT-VO-WIPE TEASE THREE-2SHOT
TZ1 B) CRAIGSLIST KILLER-VOTOPS TZ3 A) BUS DRIVER NOT CHARGED
TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC AHEAD AT 6-BANNER
CRUISE SHIP SEX ASSAULT-VO-WIPE A) greyhound deaths-oc
CRUISE SHIP SEX ASSAULT-SOTVO TOSS TO BRYAN-trx E-AniBX
CRAIGSLIST KILLER QUESTIONS-VO-WIPE BUS DRIVER NOT CHARGED-REM LIVE
CRAIGSLIST KILLER QUESTIONS-SOTVO BUS DRIVER NOT CHARGED-PKG
WOMAN FALLS INTO SINKHOLE-O-AniBX, VO BUS DRIVER NOT CHARGED-REM LIVE
BULL POOL RESCUE-trx VOTOPS SELL THE 6PM-2SHOT


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SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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CAR HITS HOUSE-VOTOPS, 2SHOT


TONIGHT, A CHARLOTTE COUNTY COUPLE IS WITHOUT A HOME -- AFTER A TEEN DROVE STRAIGHT THROUGH THEIR HOUSE AT 60-MILES PER HOUR.

THE IMPACT WAS SO INTENSE, IT ROCKED THE HOME OFF ITS FOUNDATION AND SHATTERED ALL THE WINDOWS.

ONLY NBC2'S LUCAS SEILER WAS THERE AS THE COUPLE GOT THEIR FIRST LOOK AT THE MESS IN DAYLIGHT. Return to index of stories...


CAR HITS HOUSE-BNR-PKG


NAT walking

IMAGINE COMING HOME TO THIS -

NAT wiping hands

YOUR HOME UNRECOGNIZABLE - AND EVERYTHING INSIDE - A LOSS.

"This is where I wanted to retire… my kids come down… it's my dream home."

RUSSELL WOODLAND SAYS IT WAS ONE OF THE WORST WAYS TO START THE WEEK MONDAY MORNING.

"The whole house, the structure got twisted… doesn't look too good from that."

AND IT WAS ALL FROM A TEENAGER GOING TOO FAST DOWN HIS QUIET ENGLEWOOD STREET.

DEPUTIES SAY 19-YEAR-OLD TIMOTHY COTTON WAS driving 60 MILES PER HOUR ON LIGHTHOUSE STREET -- the speed limit there is ?????

WHEN HE REACHED A STOP SIGN AT ROSEMONT DRIVE - INVESTIGATORS TELL US HE TRIED BREAKING, BUT HIS TRUCK WOULDN'T RESPOND.

"Just a miracle nothing happened to him… or anybody."

WOODLAND WAS IN PHILADELPHIA ON BUSINESS - ANY OTHER NIGHT, HE AND HIS GIRLFRIEND WOULD HAVE BEEN SLEEPING RIGHT HERE.

"Thank God we weren't here… he went right through on the top of our bed and drove the bed out to the fence."

ACCORDING TO A TRAFFIC REPORT OBTAINED BY NBC2, THE crash CAUSED ABOUT $120,000 IN DAMAGE.

"The thing is, we've got so many valuables in here that are just irreplaceable."

NOW, THE WOODLAND'S ARE SIFTING THROUGH WHAT THEY CAN…

"So much glass… that's what we're afraid of, ya know."

AND TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHERE TO GO FROM HERE…

"We have to get situated somewhere now because we have no where to live."

DRIVER TIMOTHY COTTON COULD NOT BE REACHED FOR COMMENT. HE WAS ISSUED A WARNING FOR SPEEDING ALONG WITH A CITATION FOR IMPROPER BREAKING EQUIPMENT.

DEPUTIES DON'T THINK DRUGS OR ALCOHOL CONTRIBUTED TO THE CRASH.

IN ENGLEWOOD, LS, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


FM MARINA DEVELOPMENT-trx O-AniBX


MORE CHANGES ARE COMING TO DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

THE LATEST INCLUDES BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO AN LONGTIME HOT SPOT ALONG WEST FIRST STREET.

TODAY, NBC2'S GEORGE SOLIS TOURED THE FORMER ROYAL PALM YACHT CLUB -- NOW THE MARINA AT EDISON FORD.

HE SHOWS US WHAT THIS CHANGE MEANS FOR THE FUTURE OF THE AREA. Return to index of stories...


FM MARINA DEVELOPMENT-BNR-PKG


RIGHT ON THE WATER-

SITS A PIECE OF PARADISE.

IT'S BEEN UNDISTURBED FOR YEARS.

05:32 "This is God's greatest dining room, SWFL." Grant Phelan, Pinchers

A PLACE SOME CLAIM IS UNLIKE ANY OTHER.

05:20 "There is nothing as nice, in Naples or anywhere else as right here in Fort Myers and on this river." Phelan

MANY MAY REMEMBER IT AS THE MEMBERS ONLY ROYAL PALM YACHT CLUB.

TONIGHT - IT'S NOW THE MARINA AT EDISON FORD. AND GOD'S GREATEST DINING ROOM IS OPEN TO ALL.

06:47 "We put a tremendous amount of sweat, tears, and equity into it" Phelan

GRANT PHELAN AND HIS BUSINESS PARTNERS GAVE THIS ONCE STAPLE A NEW LEASE ON LIFE.

THE POPULAR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA PINCHER'S CRAB SHACK IS NOW NEW TO DOWNTOWN AND SET UP ON THE SECOND FLOOR.

13:08 "This really does put the icing on cake for us" Chris Pendlelton, President & CEO, Edison & Ford Winter Estates

EDISON AND FORD WINTER ESTATES PARTNERED WITH THE GROUP.

ITS PRESIDENTS SAYS THE REVITALIZATION OPENS NEW DOORS FOR THE AREA.

11:11 "It really connects us not only to downtown and the new River District and what's happening in Fort Myers, but it also connects to Captiva, Sanibel Island, out to Fort Myers Beach" Pendleton

THOSE THAT HAVE SEEN THE HIGH AND LOWS CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT COMES NEXT.

25:47 "We've been sort of excited watching this unfold all the activity and all the beautification things that they've done." Libby Maxwell First Harbor Towers, Condo Assoc.

PHELAN'S GOAL IS TO TURN THE MARINA AT EDISON FORD INTO A DOWNTOWN DESTINATION.

"Lets turn this West First Street into the nicest area of Downtown Fort Myers and an economic center for Downtown Fort Myers" Phelan

THE GRAND OPENING FOR THE MARINA IS SCHEDULED FOR THE FIRST WEEK IN MARCH

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CHILD ABDUCTED-trx OC


MISSOURI POLICE BELIEVE THEY'VE FOUND THE BODY OF A 10-YEAR OLD GIRL -- KIDNAPPED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON AS SHE WALKED HOME

THEY FOUND HER INSIDE THE HOME OF A COACH AND TEACHER.

NBC'S CHRIS CLACKUM HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


CHILD ABDUCTED-PKG


Natsound/Investigators/House

THE SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI HOME OF LONG-TIME SCHOOL SYSTEM EMPLOYEE CRAIG MICHAEL WOOD.

. IS NOW A CRIME SCENE.BECAUSE OVERNIGHT POLICE FOUND WHAT THEY BELIEVE IS THE BODY OF A KIDNAPPING VICTIM.TEN YEAR OLD HAILEY OWENS.

"While she has not been positively identified, we have a high degree of confidence that it is our victim Hailey Owens"

HAILEY OWENS WAS ABDUCTED TWO BLOCKS FROM HER HOME LATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

.BY A MAN IN A PICKUP TRUCK. AS STUNNED WITNESSES LOOKED ON.

"As soon as she got in hands reach, he grabbed her, threw her over him into the passenger seat and took off"

POLICE CHIEF PAUL WILLIAMS. SAYS SOME OF THOSE WITNESSES GAVE CHASE.

"A couple of witnesses who observed it chased the vehicle on foot, someone else actually got into a car and tried to chase them, follow the vehicle and lost it."

ABOUT THREE HOURS LATER, POLICE TRACED THE TRUCK TO WOOD'S HOUSE.

.AND WHEN HE PULLED INTO THE DRIVEWAY.THEY ARRESTED HIM.

"We've interviewed him and unfortunately he's chosen not to talk to us"

BUT POLICE DID GET ENOUGH FOR A WARRANT TO SEARCH WOOD'S HOUSE OVERNIGHT WHERE THEY FOUND THE BODY. AND ALERTED HER FAMILY THAT IT WAS PROBABLY HAILEY.

INVESTIGATORS WON'T SAY HOW SHE WAS KILLED. AND HAS SHIFTED FOCUS TO WOOD.

. WHO WAS HIRED BY SPRINGFIELD SCHOOLS IN 1998 AS A PARAPROFESSIONAL FOR IN-SCHOOL SUSPENSION. BUT NOW SUSPECTED OF KIDNAPPING AND MURDER.

CHRIS CLACKUM, NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


HADLEY NO CONTEST PLEA-VO


A FLORIDA TEEN -- ACCUSED OF BEATING HIS PARENTS TO DEATH WITH A HAMMER -- PLEADED NO CONTEST TODAY.

PROSECUTORS SAY TYLER HADLEY KILLED HIS PARENTS AT THEIR FORT PIERCE HOME IN JULY 2011

THEN, THAT NIGHT --

HE THREW A BIG PARTY AND HID THEIR BODIES IN A LOCKED BEDROOM.

FRIENDS DESCRIBED HADLEY AS BEING IN A GOOD MOOD.

HE'S SET TO BE SENTENCED NEXT MONTH. Return to index of stories...


FL LOUD MUSIC JURY-VO-WIPE


THE PARENTS OF A FLORIDA TEEN -- KILLED OVER THE LOUD MUSIC -- SAY THE JURY IN THEIR SON'S TRIAL DID "THE BEST THEY COULD."

THE JURY CONVICTED MICHAEL DUNN ON THREE COUNTS OF ATTEMPTED MURDER --

BUT WERE DEADLOCKED ON THE MURDER CHARGE IN THE DEATH OF 17-YEAR-OLD JORDAN DAVIS.

HIS FATHER SAYS HE WANTS JUSTICE FOR HIS SON. Return to index of stories...


FL LOUD MUSIC JURY-SOTVO


RON DAVIS, JORDAN DAVIS' FATHER

"I want Michael Dunn to be tried and found guilty of killing my son, of letting him know that it was wrong to

kill my unarmed 17-year-old."

VALERIE/JUROR #4:

"We pretty much knew after about two days with the self- defense thing that we were going to be hung"

PROSECUTORS SAY THEY WILL RETRY DUNN ON THE MURDER CHARGE.

RIGHT NOW -- HE FACES 60 YEARS IN PRISON FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER.

HE SAYS HE WILL APPEAL. Return to index of stories...


STAND YOUR GROUND-SOT, OC


THE DUNN CASE HAS RENEWED THE DEBATE OVER "STAND YOUR GROUND" LAW -- DRAWING COMPARISONS TO THE SHOOTING DEATH OF TRAYVON MARTIN AND GEORGE ZIMMERMAN'S ACQUITTAL.

BOTH MEN SAY THEY ACTED IN SELF-DEFENSE.

TODAY -- CRITICS AND SUPPORTERS OF THE LAW FACED OFF.

Rep. Alan Williams/ Tallahassee

06-

"We want to make it where if we can't get a full out repeal we want to repair it and repair it in a way that says if you're the aggressor, stand your ground cannot apply to you."

Sheriff Grady Judd/Polk County, FL

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The stand your ground law does not reward you. what it simply says is you don't have a duty to retreat.

FLORIDA'S "STAND YOUR GROUND" LAW WENT INTO EFFECT IN 2005.

RIGHT NOW -- SEVERAL LAWMAKERS ARE TRYING TO REPEAL IT. Return to index of stories...


SOLDIER CHILD MURDERED-trx SOTVOTOPS


John McCarthy/State's Attorney

1:28-

"I often times stand here when good people have done terrible things."

AN IRAQ VETERAN -- WHO HELPED IN THE DRAMATIC RESCUE OF AMERICAN P-O-W JESSICA LYNCH IN 2003 -- NOW FACES MURDER AND CHILD ABUSE CHARGES.

POLICE SAY BRIAN O'CALLAGHAN BEAT HIS ADOPTED SON TO DEATH.

THE BOY WAS JUST 3 YEARS OLD. Return to index of stories...


SHOE BOMB THREAT-trx VO


THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY WARNED AIRLINES TODAY ABOUT A POTENTIAL NEW SHOE-BOMB THREAT -- URGING THEM TO PAY EXTRA ATTENTION TO OVERSEAS FLIGHTS INTO THE U-S.

OFFICIALS SAY THE THREAT WAS NOT SPECIFIC TO ANY AIRLINE, COUNTRY OR TIME.

BUT IT'S **NOT RELATED TO THE WINTER OLYMPICS IN SOCHI.

AS A RESULT --

YOU MAY SEE AN INCREASE IN SECURITY PAT DOWNS AND FULL-BODY SCREENS. Return to index of stories...


FL COCAINE BUST-trx SSTOPS (2)


THE COAST GUARD MADE ANOTHER HUGE DRUG BUST OFF THE COAST OF FLORIDA.

THE ARE PICTURES AS THEY UNLOADED ABOUT 375 POUNDS OF COCAINE.THAT'S FOUR MILLION DOLLARS WORTH.

OFFICIALS SAY THEY FOUND THE COCAINE ON A 30-FOOT BOAT FROM JAMAICA AND ARRESTED THE ACCUSED SMUGGLERS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


A CRUISE FROM HELL FOR AN AMERICAN WOMAN. RAPED, BEATEN AND ALMOST THROWN OVERBOARD.

THE F-B-I SAYS HER ATTACKER WAS A CREW MEMBER.

WHAT HE SAYS SET HIM OFF --

AND WHY OFFICIALS SAY CRUISE SHIPS ARE PRIME SPOTS FOR ATTACKS LIKE THIS.

PLUS -- SHE CLAIMS TO BE ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S DEADLIEST SERIAL KILLERS -- MURDERING MORE THAN TWO DOZEN PEOPLE.

WHY INVESTIGATORS SAY THAT MAY BE HARD TO PROVE. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) CRUISE SHIP ASSAULT-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) CRAIGSLIST KILLER-VOTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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CRUISE SHIP SEX ASSAULT-VO-WIPE


A DREAM VACATION TURNED NIGHTMARE.

A WOMAN CLAIMS SHE WAS RAPED, BEATEN AND STRANGLED ON A "HOLLAND AMERICA" CRUISE AND NEARLY TOSSED OVERBOARD -- BY A CREW MEMBER!

THE F-B-I SAYS A CABIN ATTENDANT ADMITTED TO THE ATTACK -- WHEN THE SHIP RETURNED TO FORT LAUDERDALE.

HE SAYS HE GOT MAD AFTER SHE INSULTED HIM AT BREAKFAST.

SO, HE USED HIS MASTER KEY TO GET INTO HER STATEROOM AND HID ON THE BALCONY.

WHEN SHE RETURNED --

HE SAYS HE RAPED HER, BEAT HER, STRANGLED HER WITH A CURLING IRON CORD AND THEN, TRIED TO THROW HER OFF THE BALCONY. Return to index of stories...


CRUISE SHIP SEX ASSAULT-SOTVO


1:04-

There are no cameras in most cases on most crew ships that record what happens on the balcony.

--BUTT--

Jim Walker/Maritime Lawyer

1:36-

"This is the perfect place to commit a crime, assault someone and throw them overboard. Most people get away with it."

THE WOMAN ESCAPED AND WAS AIRLIFTED TO A FLORIDA HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


CRAIGSLIST KILLER QUESTIONS-VO-WIPE


IS SHE REALLY A SERIAL KILLER OR IS SHE JUST TRYING TO GET ATTENTION?

RIGHT NOW -- INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY CAN'T PROVE THAT A PENSSYLVANIA TEEN IS TELLING the TRUTH.

LAST WEEK, 19-YEAR OLD MIRANDA BARBOUR TOLD A PENNSYLVANIA NEWSPAPER THAT SHE'S A SERIAL KILLER AND SHE STOPPED COUNTING HERE VICTIMS AT 22.

THE NEWLYWED AND YOUNG MOM IS NOT SAYING ANYMORE TO DETECTIVES RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


CRAIGSLIST KILLER QUESTIONS-SOTVO


Francis Scarcella/The Daily Item

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"Do we believe that? At this point I don't know, but I do know that she looked at me dead square in the eyes and said this so matter of factly, that

if I were in law enforcement I would take it seriously."

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY'RE LOOKING FOR EVIDENCE IN MULTIPLE STATES TO VERIFY HER CLAIMS.

FOR NOW, THOUGH, POLICE CAN HOLD BARBOUR AND HER HUSBAND WITHOUT BAIL BECAUSE THEY ARE SUSPECTED OF KILLING A MAN WHO WAS LURED THROUGH A CRAIGLSIST POST. Return to index of stories...


WOMAN FALLS INTO SINKHOLE-O-AniBX, VO


A WOMAN AND HER DOG HAD TO BE RESCUED -- AFTER THEY FELL INTO A 20-FOOT DEEP SINKHOLE IN OREGON.

A PASSERBY HEARD THE WOMAN SCREAMING FOR HELP AND CALLED 9-1-1.

RESCUE CREWS USED A ROPE AND A LADDER TO GET THE WOMAN OUT.

SHE AND HER DOG WERE NOT HURT.

IT'S NOT CLEAR HOW THE SINKHOLE FORMED. Return to index of stories...


BULL POOL RESCUE-trx VOTOPS


HERE'S SOMETHING YOU DON'T SEE EVERYDAY --

A BULL BEING RESCUED FROM A POOL.

THE BULL GOT LOOSE FROM A NEARBY RANCH -- ALONG WITH SEVERAL COWS -- WANDERED INTO A BACKYARD AND FELL INTO THE WATER.

IT TOOK ABOUT A DOZEN FIREFIGHTERS WORKERS TO GET THE BULL OUT.

THE OWNER WAS TICKETED. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2SHOT


HE'S 101 YEARS OLD -- BUT HE SAYS HE'S READY TO START A NEW CAREER -- AS A FLORIDA CONGRESSMAN.

WE'LL INTRODUCE YOU TO THIS LATEST CANDIDATE AND WHY HE SAYS NOW IS THE TIME TO GET INTO POLITICS.

PLUS --

"A new view and a new way of watching the game. I'm NBC 2's Joelle Parks at Hammond stadium. Keep it right here and I'll take you for a walk around the new 360 degree boardwalk." Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) FL 101 YEAR CANDIDATE


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TZ2 B) HAMMOND STANDUP-SOT


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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.

TRACKING CHANGES AHEAD

It's another beautiful day throughout Southwest Florida Wednesday, with mostly sunny skies and comfortable highs in the low 80s. Clear skies will remain this evening, with temps falling in the low 70s. Overnight, we could see a little patchy fog develop, with lows in the low 60s.

More sun is in store for Thursday. Just a few clouds will develop in the afternoon hours, with slightly warmer highs in the mid 80s. A sea breeze will once again be likely during the afternoon, with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s.

Some changes are on the way for Friday. A cool front will begin to sag into Florida, dragging more moisture with it. The result will be partly sunny skies and a chance of a few scattered showers in the afternoon hours. The best chance for rain will be in inland areas. Highs on Friday will cool into the low 80s.

The weekend is looking better across the area. Expect a blend of sun & clouds Saturday, with a few scattered showers possible. Highs on Saturday will climb into the mid 80s.

The front lifts away from us Sunday. This will bring more sunshine with highs in the mid 80s.

Next week is now looking drier and warmer. We'll see partly cloudy skies both Monday & Tuesday, with highs in the low 80s. A few showers will be possible both days, but most areas will likely stay dry.

Our best chance for rain looks to be Wednesday as the cool front finally enters Southwest Florida. Highs on Wednesday will be in the upper 70s to low 80s. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO JOELLE-trx VOTOPS, E-AniBX


THE MINNESOTA TWINS HOST THE BOSTON RED SOX IN THEIR FIRST SPRING TRAINING GAME IN JUST 10 DAYS.

WILL THE RENOVATIONS TO HAMMOND STADIUM BE DONE?

WE SENT NBC2S JOELLE PARKS TO FIND OUT.

JOELLE? Return to index of stories...


HAMMOND STADIUM-LIVEU - 1


THIS IS THE BRAND NEW 360 DEGREE BOARDWALK AT HAMMOND STADIUM.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS VIEW --

SAY GOODBYE TO TYPICAL STADIUM SEATS,

THIS OUTFIELD HAS 13-HUNDRED NEW SEATING OPTIONS LIKE THIS BAR STOOL AREA, HIGHTOPS, AND EVEN GRASS SEATING.

IF SITTING DOWN FOR AN ENTIRE GAME ISNT YOUR STYLE --

THIS BOARDWALK IS FOR YOU.

YOU CAN WALK AROUND, CHECK OUT THE CONCESSION STANDS AND EVEN THE TEAM STORE WHILE KEEPING YOU EYE ON THE GAME. Return to index of stories...


HAMMOND STADIUM-PKG


Nat hitting

The typical sounds of baseball

Nat catch

Not the only things heard on the diamond this week.

Nat tractor

Spring training and construction-

In full swing.

Sot Maggie Capocasa, Twins fan

'So far so good

It's all part of the first phase of a $48.5 million dollar renovation project.

Set to be complete by the first game on march 1st.

Sot Maggie Capacosa, Twins fan

Good luck with that! I don't know but I'm not a construction person.'

Manhattan construction is in charge of hitting the deadline.

Working off a plan created by Bruce mille

Sot Bruce Miller, Populous Project Manager

'Its all about enhancing the fan experience for the stadium, to give more space and shade and really bring some of the modern amenities to Hammond stadium.'

Amenities that will also help players improve-

Sot bill smith, Twins general manager

It's important to get our players on ten field, get them progressing and get them to the big leagues

And this- is just the beginning

Sot Bruce

We call it the super bomb, as you come up the grand stair you're going to have an opening to see the whole files.'

Double the concourse size and change out the seats.

Sot Doug Muir, Lee County Asst. Manager

I've been telling everyone, you're going to love phase 1 but at the end of phase 2 it's going to be really something.'

A world class facility,

For a team looking to make it to the top.

Sot Joelle- what are you hoping for?

Maggie- what do you think!?! The word series of course!' Return to index of stories...


HAMMOND STADIUM-LIVEU - 1


PHASE 2 IS SET TO BEGIN IN THE FALL AFTER THE MIRACLE WRAP UP THEIR SEASON.

THESE GUARD RAILS, PAINT AND THE REMAINDER OF THE FINISHING TOUCHES SET TO BE COMPLETE BY THAT FIRST GAME ON MARCH 1.

REPORTING LIVE JP, NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


FL 101 YR OLD CANDIDATE-VO-WIPE


AT 101-YEARS OLD --

A FLORIDA MAN SAYS HE'S READY TO BATTLE IN THE POLITICAL RING.

JOE NEWMAN IS RUNNING FOR THE 16TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT SEAT -- THAT'S THE SARASOTA AREA -- AS A WRITE-IN CANDIDATE.

HE SAYS HE'S WORRIED ABOUT THE COUNTRY'S FUTURE OF THIS COUNTRY AND FEELS HE MUST TAKE ACTION. Return to index of stories...


FL 101 YR OLD CANDIDATE-SOTVO


Joe Newman/101 Year Old Congressional Candidate

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"When you think what the drift this society's going in and you think you can put an oar in the water and change the direction you should do it."

HE SAYS HE CHOSE TO BE A WRITE-IN CANDIDATE, SO HE CAN FREELY CRITICIZE DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS. Return to index of stories...


SOCHI OLYMPICS OPEN-CLIP


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OLYMPIC PARK CEMETERY-VOTOPS-WIPE


YOU EXPECT TO SEE A LOT OF THINGS IN OLYMPIC PARK --

BUT A CEMETERY?!?

SOME SAY IT'S THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN SOCHI.

ON THE OLYMPIC MAP -- IT'S JUST A DARK GREEN CIRCLE AND MOST VISITORS WALK RIGHT BY IT. Return to index of stories...


OLYMPIC PARK CEMETERY-SOTVO


Victor Diaz/ Austin, TX

1:08-

"well there's nothing saying we cant go through here. so"

1:17-

"let's peek over the top. oh my god it's a graveyard."

1:32-

"that's not what I was expecting to see in the middle of the Olympic Park. Tombstones - flowers - memorials."

IT DATES BACK ABOUT 100 YEARS.

OLYMPIC ORGANIZERS COULDN'T MOVE IT SO THEY BUILT AROUND IT. Return to index of stories...


POWERBALL FEVER-VO-WIPE


WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH 400-MILLION DOLLARS?

POWERBALL FEVER IS BACK.

TONIGHT'S JACKPOT IS THE 6TH LARGEST IN U-S HISTORY.

PEOPLE LINED UP TODAY TO BUY TICKETS -- INCLUDING RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


POWERBALL FEVER-SOTVO


MOS -- NO SUPER

59-

"I love to play. you can't win if you don't play."

ABOUT 80 PERCENT OF WINNERS HAD THEIR NUMBERS PICKED BY COMPUTER.

OF COURSE --

THE CHANCES OF WINNING ARE SLIM -- ABOUT 1 IN 175 MILLION. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


NO CHARGES AGAINST A SCHOOL BUS DRIVER ARRESTED ON ACCUSATIONS SHE ALLOWED A STUDENT TO BE CHOKED ON HER BUS --

NEXT AT 5:30 - NBC2 TALKS TO THE LITTLE BOY'S MOM. AND FINDS OUT IF THE DRIVER WILL BE ALLOWED BACK BEHIND THE WHEEL.

AND ALL NEW AT SIX--

BRAND NEW DETAILS ABOUT HOW TWO GREYHOUNDS DIED AT THE FORT MYERS NAPLES RACETRACK LAST YEAR. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) BUS DRIVER NOT CHARGED


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AHEAD AT 6-BANNER


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A) greyhound deaths-oc


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TOSS TO BRYAN-trx E-AniBX


NBC 2 HAS LEARNED A COLLIER COUNTY SCHOOL BUS DRIVER WHO DID NOTHING AS A CHILD WAS CHOKED ON HER BUS WILL NOT FACE CHARGES.

NBC 2'S BRYAN ANDERSON IS LIVE IN COLLIER COUNTY TONIGHT WITH THE STORY -- AND BRYAN, THE CHILD'S MOTHER IS NOT HAPPY. Return to index of stories...


BUS DRIVER NOT CHARGED-REM LIVE


THIS SCHOOL AND PARKING LOT IS SCENE THAT STILL HAUNTS THIS 11 YEAR OLD AND HIS MOTHER.

AND THEY TELL US THE DISAPPOINTING NEWS THEY JUST FOUND OUT ONLY MAKES MATTERS WORSE. Return to index of stories...


BUS DRIVER NOT CHARGED-PKG


--SOT---

01:38:26-:28

I GOT UPSET. IT'S VERY UNFAIR.

GOLDEN GATE MOTHER ROSEMARY BAUTISTA SAYS SHE FEELS LIKE THE JUSTICE SYSTEM FAILED HER FAMILY.

---SOT---

01:39:49

THAT'S HOW IT IS IN COLLIER COUNTY I GUESS.

4 MONTHS AGO SHE TELLS US HER SON IVAN GUTIERREZ PASSED OUT IN HER ARMS.

A DAY SHE WILL NEVER FORGET AT GOLDEN GATE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL.

SHE SAYS HIS BODY WAS LIFELESS AFTER A HORRIFIC RIDE HOME FROM THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB.

---SOT---

01:40:34

IM NOT OK. I'M PERSONALLY NOT OK.

IVAN SAYS A4TH GRADE CLASSMATE CHOKED HIM UNTIL HE PASSED OUT.

THE INCIDENT REPORT SAYS STILL CONFIDENTIAL SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWS OTHER STUDENTS ALSO PUNCHING IVAN.

---SOT---

IVAN

01:42:43

ARE YOU OK ARE YOU OK? IM LIKE NO AND I COULDN'T SPEAK. AND THEY TRIED TO GIVE ME WATER.

DAYS LATER DEPUTIES ARRESTED BUS DRIVER IRENA FULTON CHARGING HER WITH CHILD NEGLECT.

---SOT---

IVAN

01:44:35

SHE SHOULD'VE STOPPED THE BUS.

BUT THE STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE TELLS NBC2 THEY COULDN'T PROVE FULTON SAW WHAT HAPPENED OR THAT SHE LET THE VIOLENCE CONTINUE.

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01:38:55-:00

THAT'S THE PROBLEM. THAT'S A LIE. BECAUSE THERE'S THE VIDEO IN THE BUS. YOU CAN'T LIE ABOUT THE VIDEO ON THE BUS.

BAUTISTA SAYS THEY DROPPED THE BALL WONDERING WHAT IF

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01:39:39

IF MY SON WOULD'VE DIED MAYBE THEY WOULD'VE DONE SOMETHING. THAT'S THE SAD PART ABOUT IT.

01:38:44-:49

SHE'S JUST GOING TO BE SCOTT FREE LIKE NOTHING HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


BUS DRIVER NOT CHARGED-REM LIVE


DURING THIS INVESTIGATION, THE SCHOOL DISTRICT REASSIGNED FULTON TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER.

DISTRICT OFFICIALS CONFIRM SHE WILL NOW GET HER JOB BACK AS A BUS DRIVER.

WE'RE LIVE IN GOLDEN GATE, BRYAN ANDERSON, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


SELL THE 6PM-2SHOT


A COLLIER COUNTY TEACHER REMOVED FROM HIS CLASSROOM -- AFTER A STUDENT SAYS SHE SAW NAKED PICTURES OF HIM.

AT SIX, NBC2 UNCOVERS THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME HES BEEN INVESTIGATED.

AND A CARPORT FIRE ON ONE OF THE RITZIEST STREETS IN NAPLES JUST CAUSED A MILLION DOLLARS OF DAMAGE.

WE'LL SHOW YOU NEXT AT SIX. Return to index of stories...