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DIRECTOR PAGE BOY FORCED TO CLEAN URINAL-SOTVO
SHOW OPEN-CLIP EMPLOYEE URINATES IN SINK-VO-WIPE
TRAFFIC ALERT UPDATE-trx f-dot cam EMPLOYEE URINATES IN SINK-SOTVO
TOSS TO MATT-2-SHOT, TURN 1-SHOT, E-AniBX TEASE TWO-2 SHOT
CLEAVA LAWSUIT LATEST-REM 2 TZ2 A) IMMIGRATION TUITION-VO-WIPE
CLEAVA LAWSUIT LATEST-BNR-PKG TZ2 B) LETHAL DRINKING GAME-VOTOPS
CLEAVA LAWSUIT LATEST-REM 2 ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
UKRAINE VIOLENCE-trx PLASMAVO FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
UKRAINE VIOLENCE-PKG IMMIGRANT INSTATE TUITION-PLASMA
UKRAINE ATHLETE OLYMPICS-trx VOTOPS IMMIGRANT INSTATE TUITION-BNR-PKG
FL DUMPTRUCK CRASH-O-AniBX, VO LETHAL DRINKING GAME-trx NATSVO-WIPE
FL BEIBER HEARING-VO LETHAL DRINKING GAME-SOTVO
CA POWERBALL WINNER-VO-WIPE TEASE THREE-2SHOT
CA POWERBALL WINNER-SOTVO TZ2 A) CARPORT FIRE-SOTVO-WIPE
CAPE SAWICKI TRIP-VO TZ3 B) GENEROUS TIP FOLO-VOTOPS
CAPE SIDEWALKS-OC AHEAD AT 6-BANNER
CLOWN SHORTAGE-VO-WIPE A) north port sex arrest-sot,ss
CLOWN SHORTAGE-SOTVO TOSS TO BRYAN-trx VOTOPS, E-AniBX
TEASE ONE-2SHOT CARPORT FIRE FOLO-REM 7
TZ1 A) FORCED TO CLEAN URINAL-VO-WIPE CARPORT FIRE FOLO-PKG
TZ1 B) TUITION STANDUP-OC, SOT CARPORT FIRE FOLO-REM 7
TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC TOSS TO JOELLE-trx OC
GAME CONTROLLER KILLING-VO-WIPE GENEROUS TIP FOLO-PLASMA VO
GAME CONTROLLER KILLING-SOTVO GENEROUS TIP FOLO-BNR-PKG
FLOOR COLLAPSE-trx VOTOPS GENEROUS TIP FOLO-VOPLASMA
BOY FORCED TO CLEAN URINAL-VO-WIPE SELL THE 6PM-2 SHOT


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SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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TRAFFIC ALERT UPDATE-trx f-dot cam


BREAKING NEWS --

ON INTERSTATE 75 IN COLLIER COUNTY.

EXIT 105, THAT IS THE GOLDEN GATE EXIT IS CLOSED. THERE IS A CRASH WITH INJURIES.

YOU CAN SEE IT IT IS SLOWGOING RIGHT NOW IN THE SOUTHBOUND LANES. YOU WILL NEED TO EXIT AT PINE RIDGE TO AVOID THE MESS. AGAIN THE GOLDEN GATE EXIT ON I75 SOUTHBOUND IS CLOSED. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO MATT-2-SHOT, TURN 1-SHOT, E-AniBX


A LAWSUIT CENTERING ON CLEAVAGE IS NEARING AN END.

A NAPLES COMPANY CLAIMS A NATIONAL COMPANY STOLE THEIR IDEA FOR A CLEAVAGE-COVERING PRODUCT.

THAT BIGGER COMPANY MADE MILLIONS FROM IT.

NOW -- THE CASE IS IN THE HANDS OF A JURY.

NBC 2'S MATT WRIGHT IS LIVE OUTSIDE THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE IN FORT MYERS WHERE THE JURY GOT THE CASE THIS AFTERNOON. Return to index of stories...


CLEAVA LAWSUIT LATEST-REM 2


THE JURY BEGAN DELIBERATING JUST BEFORE THREE O'CLOCK IN A CASE THAT STRETCHED ON FOR TWO WEEKS.

IT PITS A LOCAL DAVID AGAINST A NATIONAL GOLIATH. Return to index of stories...


CLEAVA LAWSUIT LATEST-BNR-PKG


CAN YOU SEE A SIMILARITY BETWEEN THIS -- AND THIS?

THEY'RE BOTH A CLEAVAGE-COVERING MATERIAL THAT WOMEN CAN SNAP ONTO THEIR BRAS.

michelle DeSousa/President of BraNovations, Inc.

9:06 it's a copy, it's a copy, definitely. it infringes 10

MICHELLE AND J-D DESOUSA SAY THEY INVENTED THE ORIGINAL "CLEAVA SNAP ON CAMI."

THEY SAY A LARGER COMPANY -- ONTEL -- ASKED THEM TO SELL IT.

BUT INSTEAD RIPPED OFF THE IDEA UNDER ANOTHER NAME.

11:30 they even copied it down to one common snap

ONTEL MADE MILLIONS SELLING ITS CAMI ON T-V AND IN BIG BOX STORES.

JD DeSousa, Vice President of BraNovations, Inc.

7:08 justice, we're looking for justice 11

THE DESOUSA'S NAPLES-BASED COMPANY FILED A FEDERAL SUIT. CLAIMING PATENT INFRINGEMENT.

BRANOVATIONS ARGUED ONTEL SHOULD STOP MAKING THE PRODUCT. SEEKING DAMAGES OF UP TO 8 MILLION DOLLARS IN LOST PROFITS.

Matt: 6:25 how much does this case mean to you and to your business? Michelle: everything 29 in order for me to go forward and bring out everygting else i want to do i need them to stop copying our product 41

THE PANEL OF ATTORNEYS REPRESENTING ONTEL CLAIMED THE DESOUSAS' PATENT WAS INVALID TO BEGIN WITH.

AND THAT THE DESOUSAS QUOTE "WANT TO GET MONEY OUT OF ONTEL."

JD De Sousa/Vice President of BraNovations, Inc.

9:40 we would have preferred them never to be on the shelves. we don't really want to be in this position we are now. 9:48

WITH EXPORT OPPORTUNITIES ON THE HORIZON -- THE DESOUSAS SAY THIS IS JUST A HURDLE --

MICHELLE DE SOUSA/President of BraNovations, Inc.

6:47 i want to move in the direction of getting it in the big box stores like walmart 50 with them being there, walmart is not going to take a product they're already selling 55

AND STILL HAVE BIG DREAMS OF PROFITING FROM THE PRODUCT THEY SAY BELONGS TO THEM.

JD DE SOUSA/Vice President of BraNovations, Inc.

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CLEAVA LAWSUIT LATEST-REM 2


ATTORNEYS FOR ONTEL DECLINED TO COMMENT.

LIVE IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS MATT WRIGHT NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE VIOLENCE-trx PLASMAVO


VIOLENCE IN UKRAINE ESCALATED TODAY.

MORE THAN 70 PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN CLASHES BETWEEN POLICE AND PROTESTORS.

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UKRAINE VIOLENCE-PKG


AS THE VIOLENCE INTENSIFIED --

UKRAINIAN POLICE RETREATED --

PURSUED BY PROTESTERS WHO WERE TARGETED BY GOVERNMENT SNIPER TEAMS

AT LEAST 70 WERE REPORTED DEAD. MEDIC OLESYA ZHUKOVSKAYA WAS SHOT IN THE NECK AND RUSHED TO INTENSIVE CARE.

HER POST FLASHED WORLDWIDE: YA MORIYO = "I'M DYING." BUT SHE WAS REPORTED HANGING ON.

MEANWHILE, PROTESTERS HAD CAPTURED SOME POLICE. A SITUATION OUT OF CONTROL.

AT MAKI VANNA RESTAURANT NEAR THE WHITE HOUSE -

UKRAINIAN BANNERS SAT NEXT TO THE BOWLS OF BORSCHT -

HOSTESS ANNA SOKOLOVSKA'S FROM UKRAINE -

WAITRESS MARIIA SOLVEI.

MOST OF THE STAFF HERE -- WORRIED ABOUT LOVED ONES.

Anna Sokolovska / Hostess

"It's so scary. Every day, I don't know maybe 5 times day, I call to my mom."

Yurii Trydub / Waiter

"I feel very bad about my country. I want to join all the protest which is going on right now in our country, but I can't do it."

THE WHITE HOUSE WARNED UKRAINE'S GOVERNMENT IS VIOLATING HUMAN RIGHTS

Josh Earnest / Deputy Press Secretary

"That's why president is considering options like sanctions."

WHY WAIT? ASKED A UKRAINIAN AMERICAN

Halyna Breslawec / Ukrainian American

Halyna ans: "I want economic pressure.

Steve q: Now!?

Halyna ans: Now yes absolutely. Why wait?

what are we waiting for? another 50 deaths?"

IN CHICAGO. NAMES WERE READ OF THE UKRAINE DEAD.

IN A CANDLELIGHT VIGIL FOR A CONFRONTATION THAT'S GETTING MORE DEADLY.

EUROPEANS NATIONS ARE SLAPPING ECONOMIC SANCTIONS ON UKRAINE'S GOVERNMENT. THEY VOTED TODAY. AS PRESIDENT OBAMA CONSIDERED A SIMILAR MOVE.

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UKRAINE ATHLETE OLYMPICS-trx VOTOPS


TODAY -- A UKRAINIAN SKIER PULLED OUT OF THE OLYMPICS BECAUSE OF THE VIOLENCE.

SHE SAYS IT WOULD BE WRONG TO COMPETE WHILE HER COUNTRYMEN WERE DYING AT HOME.

UKRAINE SENT 43 ATHLETES TO THE SOCHI GAMES.

THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE SAYS IT'S BEEN TOLD MORE ATHLETES ARE ALSO PLANNING TO LEAVE. Return to index of stories...


FL DUMPTRUCK CRASH-O-AniBX, VO


A 26 YEAR OLD MAN IS IN STABLE CONDITION TONIGHT.

AFTER A DUMP TRUCK HIT HIS PICKUP. AND ROLLED ON TOP OF IT.

THE LOAD OF DIRT ENDED UP COVERING THE MANGLED PICK UP

RESCUE CREWS WORKED FOR ALMOST 90 MINUTES TO THE PICK-UP DRIVER OUT. Return to index of stories...


FL BEIBER HEARING-VO


JUSTIN BIEBER'S DRUNK DRIVING ESCAPES WERE THE TOPIC IN A MIAMI COURTROOM TODAY.

A JUDGE IS DECIDING WHETHER POLICE HAVE TO PUBLICLY RELEASE THE VIDEO FROM THEY PULLED OVER AND ARRESTED BIEIBER FOR DUI AND DRAG RACING.

THE POP STAR'S ATTORNEYS DON'T WANT THE VIDEOS RELEASED UNTIL THEY CAN REVIEW THEM. Return to index of stories...


CA POWERBALL WINNER-VO-WIPE


ONE LUCKY POWERBALL TICKETHOLDER IS A WHOLE LOT RICHER.

THE SINGLE TICKET IS WORTH $425 MILLION DOLLARS.

CALIFORNIA LOTTERY OFFICIALS SAY IT WAS BOUGHT HERE -- AT A CHEVRON GAS STATION -- NORTH OF SAN JOSE.

SO FAR --

NO ONE HAS COME FORWARD.

BUT THE OWNERS OF THE STORE ARE ALREADY CELEBRATING.

THEY GET A MILLION BUCKS FOR SELLING THE WINNING TICKET. Return to index of stories...


CA POWERBALL WINNER-SOTVO


NO SUPER--TOO QUICK

Sohal Singh, Store Employee

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"Yeah, we sold the massive ticket from here."

Parmeet Singh - Store Owner's son

1:02-

"It just feels amazing, feels phenomenal, I really can't describe, it's just, I'm at a loss for words."

Kathy Johnson/Spokesperson, California Lottery

:49-

"It's just a very exciting time and people get really caught up in that and as you can see sometimes it really does pay off."

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

IF THE WINNER CHOOSES THE CASH PAYOUT OPTION -- THEY'LL TAKE HOME MORE THAN 242-MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE SAWICKI TRIP-VO


CAPE CORAL MAY FOOT THE BILL FOR MAYOR MARNI SAWICKI'S TRIP TO WASHINGTON D-C LAST MONTH.

SHE WAS THERE FOR THE ANNUAL WINTER MEETING OF MAYORS AND MET WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA TO DISCUSS POLICY ISSUES.

SAWICKI PAID 12-HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR THE TRIP.

BUT BECAUSE SHE WENT TO THE CONFERENCE TO SERVE THE CITY -- SOME FEEL THE CITY SHOULD PAY FOR IT.

THE COUNCIL WILL VOTE MONDAY. Return to index of stories...


CAPE SIDEWALKS-OC


CAPE LEADERS ARE EXPEDCTED TO APPROVE A PLAN FOR NEW SIDEWALKS ON OASIS BOULEVARD -- NEAR THE OASIS CHARTER SCHOOLS.

THEY ARE ASKING FOR A STATE GRANT OF MORE THAN HALF-MILLION DOLLAR DOLLAR TO HELP PAY FOR THE SIDEWALKS.

CONSTRUCTION IS EXPECTED TO START LATER THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


CLOWN SHORTAGE-VO-WIPE


NO JOKE.

THERE'S APPARENTLY A NATIONAL SHORTAGE -- OF CLOWNS.

CLOWNS USED TO TRAIN AT THE RINGLING BROTHERS CLOWN COLLEGE IN SARASOTA.

BUT THAT SHUT DOWN IN 1997.

NOW, MOST CLOWNS ARE TAUGHT ON THE ROAD.

BUT WITH FEWER TRAVELING CIRCUSES -- IT'S TOUGHER TO SEND IN THE CLOWNS. Return to index of stories...


CLOWN SHORTAGE-SOTVO


Steve Smith / Circus Arts Conservatory

"In Europe, clowning and the circus itself is regarded as a high art form. In the U-S, we're getting there and our mission is to elevate the importance of the art."

THE CIRCUS CONSERVATORY HOPES THIS IS JUST A CYCLE.

BUT WORLD CLOWN ASSOCIATION SAYS MEMBERSHIP HAS ALSO BEEN SLOWLY DECLINING. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


TALK ABOUT A CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT -- A 3RD GRADER FORCED TO UNCLOG A URINAL -- WITH HIS HANDS.

AND THAT'S JUST THE START.

COMING UP WE'LL TELL YOU ABOUT THE TROUBLE HIS TEACHER FACES TONIGHT.

PLUS -- ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS GETTING IN-STATE COLLEGE TUITION IN FLORIDA?

02:47:02-

"A new bill could change the way some students pay for college in Florida. I'm NBC 2's Charlie Keegan, we'll have the details coming

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TZ1 A) FORCED TO CLEAN URINAL-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) TUITION STANDUP-OC, SOT


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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GAME CONTROLLER KILLING-VO-WIPE


A POLICE OFFICER SHOT A GEORGIA TEEN -- HIS PARENTS SAY SHE THOUGHT A VIDEO GAME CONTROLLER WAS A GUN.

POLICE SHOWED UP AT THE HOME TO SERVE HIS DAD A PROBATION VIOLATION WARRANT.

THE OFFICER CLAIMS THE 17-YEAR OLD OPENED THE DOOR AND POINTED A GUN AT HER AND SHE SHOT HIM IN THE CHEST.

BUT THE FAMILY SAYS -- THAT'S NOT WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


GAME CONTROLLER KILLING-SOTVO


Tia Howard/Neighbor

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"When we got up there, they said there was a Wii remote in his hand, and she shot him."

Ken Yates/Neighbor

1:08-

"She came out of this house. She put her head in her hands, and she was sobbing."

THE 17-YEAR OLD WAS A MEMBER OF THE R-O-T-C AND HAD DREAMS OF BECOMING A MARINE.

THE FEMALE OFFICER IS CURRENTLY ON PAID LEAVE. Return to index of stories...


FLOOR COLLAPSE-trx VOTOPS


A CEILING COLLAPSE INJURED AT LEAST 35 KIDS AT A MISSISSIPPI CHURCH.

POLICE SAY SAY 79 KIDS FELL A FULL STORY WHEN THE SECOND FLOOR CRASHED ONTO THE GYM FLOOR.

NONE OF THE INJURIES ARE LIFE-THREATENING. Return to index of stories...


BOY FORCED TO CLEAN URINAL-VO-WIPE


TONIGHT -- A SOUTH FLORIDA TEACHER FACES BATTERY CHARGES.

POLICE SAY SHE ORDERED A 10-YEAR OLD STUDENT TO UNCLOG A URINAL WITH HIS BARE HANDS.

THE TEACHER WAS PUNISHING THE BOY FOR CLOGGING UP THE URINAL.

TO MAKE THINGS WORSE --

THE BOY'S MOM SAYS THERE WAS NO SOAP IN THE BATHROOM -- SO HE COULDN'T WASH HIS HANDS. Return to index of stories...


BOY FORCED TO CLEAN URINAL-SOTVO


Jenay Roberts/Mother

1:05-

"I just think it's something no kid should go through and I wouldn't want him to ever go through anything like that again."

POLICE SAY THE TEACHER TOLD TOLD THEM SHE DOESN'T SEE ANYTHING WRONG WITH EXPOSING A CHILD TO URINE. Return to index of stories...


EMPLOYEE URINATES IN SINK-VO-WIPE


A PIZZA HUT MANAGER WAS CAUGHT URINATING IN A KITCHEN SINK AT THE WEST VIRGINIA RESTAURANT.

SOMEONE POSTED THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE.

THE WORKER WAS FIRED --

BUT PROSECUTORS SAY SINCE THERE WAS NO FOOD INVOLVED, HE WON'T FACE ANY CHARGES.

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EMPLOYEE URINATES IN SINK-SOTVO


ROBERT DOTSON/CUSTOMER

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"It's disgusting. I think he needs to be put in jail for 30 days. People have to eat on the plates washed in that sink. It's disgusting."

39-

NATHAN JUDE/CUSTOMER

I've been there many times and I thought it was a clean place. It's disgusting. The guy outta be in jail.

HEALTH OFFICIALS TEMPORARILY SHUTDOWN THE RESTAURANT. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


THEY LIVE IN THE U-S ILLEGALLY --

BUT UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS ARE LIKELY TO QUALIFY FOR CHEAPER COLLEGE TUITON SOON.

NBC 2 TAKES A CLOSER LOOK AT A PROPOSAL GAINING SUPPORT IN THE STATE HOUSE AND WHAT IT COULD MEAN FOR YOU.

PLUS --

PARENTS -- YOU'VE GOT TO SEE THIS.

IT'S THE LATEST INTERNET SENSATION -- A OUTRAGEOUS AND **DANGEROUS GAME OF "DRINK AND DARE."

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TZ2 A) IMMIGRATION TUITION-VO-WIPE


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TZ2 B) LETHAL DRINKING GAME-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.

RAIN CHANCES RETURN

Our stretch of great weather continued into Thursday, with a blend of sun & clouds and highs in the 80s. Expect a mild and humid evening, with temps only falling into the 70s. Patchy fog may once again develop overnight, with lows in the mid 60s

Changes are ahead as we enter Friday. A cool front will plow into North Florida. The front doesn't make it into our area, but it will transport more moisture into the region. The result will be a lot more cloud cover and scattered rain chances. The best chance for rain will be in the afternoon areas east of I-75. Highs on Friday will be in the low 80s.

The increased moisture stays in place for Saturday. We'll keep partly sunny skies to a blend of sun & clouds. Again, a few scattered showers will be possible inland. Highs on Saturday will climb into the mid 80s.

Sunday features more sunshine and lower rain chances. Expect partly cloudy conditions to close the weekend, with just an isolated rain chance. Highs will again be in the mid 80s.

Next week still looks fairly warm with a chance of showers. Monday and Tuesday are still expected to feature partly cloudy skies with isolated rain showers possible. Expect highs both days in the low 80s.

Rain chances will increase midweek as the frontal boundary finally begins to push into Southwest Florida. We'll close out next week with temps in the upper 70s to low 80s. Return to index of stories...


IMMIGRANT INSTATE TUITION-PLASMA


A PROPOSED LAW IS GAINING SUPPORT IN TALLAHASSEE TO ALLOW UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS TO QUALITY FOR IN-STATE TUITION.

IN STATE TUITION IS ALMOST THREE TIMES LESS THAN THE OUT OF STATE RATE.

SUPPORTERS SAY FLORIDA NEEDS TO EDUCATE ITS YOUNG PEOPLE. CRITICS SAY ITS NOT FAIR TO U-S CITIZENS.

NBC 2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN TAKES A LOOK AT THE CONTROVERSY. Return to index of stories...


IMMIGRANT INSTATE TUITION-BNR-PKG


Nats - Joey

THE CHOICE WAS EASY FOR JOEY PAZZINO.

GOING TO SCHOOL AT EDISON STATE COLLEGE MEANS THE SOPHOMORE PAYS IN-STATE TUITION: THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR INSTEAD OF 23-THOUSAND.

Nats - it's like so much more expensive

NOW STATE REPRESENTATIVES WANT TO GIVE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS LIVING IN FLORIDA THE CHANCE TO PAY THE IN-STATE RATE -- SAVING THEM TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS.

Courtney Gaines, Sophomore

02:49:45 especially if they're trying to better themselves in life. I really think everyone should have the opportunity to get their education. 02:49:54

THE BILL HAS STIPULATIONS: STUDENTS IN THE STATE ILLEGALLY COULD BE ELIGIBLE AS LONG AS THEY LIVE IN FLORIDA FOR THREE YEARS, GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL HERE AND GO TO COLLEGE WITHIN TWO YEARS.

Joey Pazzino, Sophomore

02:41:33 education is really important. It builds our country so why not? 02:41:40

STANDUP 02:47:38 some hesitate about the idea. Should people here illegally get the same rights as people legally in Florida? 02;47:44

Greta Storrs, Fort Myers

02/32/43 if they become citizens, they're welcome to everything we have here in the United States. That's America. 02:32:49

WHAT SOME RESIDENTS THINK AND WHAT SOME STUDENTS LIKE COURTNEY COOTWARE AGREE WITH.

SHE SAYS SHE WANTS PEOPLE TO GET CITIZENSHIP BEFORE BENEFITS.

Courtney Cootware, Sophomore

02:38:56 that shouldn't be allowed, at all.

Charlie - "Why's that?"

Cootware - "Because they're not legally here. 2:39:03

IN THE HOUSE THE BILL HAS THE SUPPORT.

IN THE SENATE - IT'S A DIFFERENT STORY. THEY HAVEN'T EVEN LOOKED AT THE BILL.

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LETHAL DRINKING GAME-trx NATSVO-WIPE


A HEADS UP FOR PARENTS --

AN EXTREME DRINKING GAME IS CATCHING FIRE ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

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"You've been nek nominated."

IT'S CALLED "NEK NOMINATE"

THE WHOLE POINT -- TO GET VIDEO OF YOURSELF DRINKING IN AN OUTRAGEOUS WAY.THEN, YOU NOMINATE A FRIEND TO OUTDO YOU.

ONE PERSON WAS DRINKING WHILE SKIING BEHIND A CAR. Return to index of stories...


LETHAL DRINKING GAME-SOTVO


BRANDON C./DID NEKNOMINATION

"Neknominate games can be a good time, laughs and everything till you can go overboard and get hurt."

DR RICH BESSER/HEALTH AND MEDICAL EDITOR

"In this game there is sometimes mixing other things in with the alcohol and the side effects of that you have no way to predict."

POLICE SAY THE "GAME" IS EXTREMELY POPULAR AMONG TEENS.

SO FAR -- AT LEAST 5 PEOPLE HAVE DIED. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


NEIGHBORS SAY IT SOUNDED LIKE GUNSHOTS --

BUT WHEN THEY LOOKED OUTSIDE --

ALL THEY SAW WERE FLAMES.

"You could barely see the carport.

TODAY -- THIS IS ALL THAT'S LEFT.

WHAT WE'VE LEARNED ABOUT A NAPLES FIRE -- THAT CAUSED A MILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGE IN JUST A FEW MINUTES

PLUS --

LAST NIGHT WE INTRODUCED YOU A LEE COUNTY WAITRESS -- WHO GOT A 6-THOUSAND DOLLAR TIP TO HELP PAY FOR COLLEGE.

TURNS OUT -- THAT'S NOT THE WHOLE STORY.

YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT WE FOUND OUT TODAY.

AND ALL NEW AT SIX--

"It just really sickens my stomach. I just. ugh."

NEIGHBORS OPEN UP AFTER DEPUTIES SAY A MAN ARRANGED TO HAVE SEX WITH A TODDLER AND A 9 YEAR OLD GIRL WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) CARPORT FIRE-SOTVO-WIPE


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TZ3 B) GENEROUS TIP FOLO-VOTOPS


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AHEAD AT 6-BANNER


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A) north port sex arrest-sot,ss


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TOSS TO BRYAN-trx VOTOPS, E-AniBX


NEW VIDEO TONIGHT OF THE FIRE IN NAPLES THAT DESTROYED DOZENS OF CARS WITHIN MINUTES -- CAUSING A MILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGE.

BRYAN ANDERSON IS LIVE AT THE DIPLOMAT CLUB ON GULFSHORE BOULEVARD WITH THE LATEST ON THE MASSIVE CLEAN-UP UNDERWAY

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CARPORT FIRE FOLO-REM 7


FIRE INVESTIGATORS OUT HERE ALL DAY --

TODAY -- WE GOT OUR HANDS NEW VIDEO POSTED ON YOUTUBE GIVING US A BETTER IDEA HOW DANGEROUS THIS SCENE WAS. Return to index of stories...


CARPORT FIRE FOLO-PKG


WHAT SOUND LIKE GUNSHOTS.

Ed Collins, Seasonal resident

03:36:59

A bullet, I mean a shot gun.

FIRE INVESTIGATORS SAY ARE ACTUALLY EXPLOSIONS.

CAUSED BY A FIRE THAT DESTROYED THESE CARS WEDNESDAY.

911 AUDIO

WITHIN MINUTES NAPLES FIRE FIGHTERS FLED TO THE SCENE AT THE DIPLOMAT CLUB CONDO CARPORT.

BY THEN FLAMES HAD ALREADY SPREAD FAST.

Ed Collins, Seasonal resident Rita

03:36:39-:43

We looked out the window and you could barely see the carport.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE BLAZE WAS BAD ENOUGH TO DO AROUND A MILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGE.

Larry Bacci, City of Naples Fire Marshal

03:42:18-:22

The fuel was leaking and it would travel along the ground igniting the other cars.

LIKE MANY PEOPLE NEARYBY, CONDO RESIDENT ED COLLINS AND HIS WIFE RITA WATCHED HELPLESSLY.

ED

03:38:01-:05

It's more disastrous than you would've expected with a car fire.

FORTUNATE FOR THEM, THEIR PARKING SPOT WAS JUST FEET AWAY.

FAR ENOUGH TO SPARE RITA'S PRIZED POSSESSION.A 1984 B-M-W.

ED

03:37:23

It's her pride and joy she's had for thirty years.

THREE YEARS AWAY FROM BECOMING AN ANTIQUE IN FLORIDA.

THAT WAS A SECOND THOUGHT TO THEIR BIGGEST FEAR.

ED

03:37:41

We were more concerned about anybody getting hurt.

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CARPORT FIRE FOLO-REM 7


NOBODY WAS HURT.

ONE REPORT INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING INTO IS ONE OF THESE DRIVERS NOTICING THEIR CAR RADIO SHORTING OUT BEFORE PARKING HERE.

COULD THAT MEAN THIS STARTED AS AN ELECTRICAL FIRE?

INVESTIGATORS AREN'T RULING OUT ANYTHING YET.

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


TOSS TO JOELLE-trx OC


AN UPDATE TO A STORY YOU FIRST SAW ON LAST NIGHT ON NBC 2.

REMEMBER THE WAITRESS WHO GOT A $66-HUNDRED DOLLAR TIP FROM A CUSTOMER?

WE GOT A CALL FROM THAT CUSTOMER, SAYING HER STORY DIDN'T MATCH HIS.

WE SENT NBC2'S JOELLE PARKS TO NAPLES TO DIG DEEPER.

SHE JOINS US LIVE IN THE STUDIO WITH AN UPDATE- JOELLE? Return to index of stories...


GENEROUS TIP FOLO-PLASMA VO


I SPOKE TO THE CUSTOMER AND THE WAITRESS TODAY.

THE CUSTOMER WAS SHOCKED WHEN HE SAW OUR STORY LAST NIGHT,

SPEAKING OUT BECAUSE HE SAYS HE DOESN'T THIS TO HAPPEN TO ANYONE ELSE. Return to index of stories...


GENEROUS TIP FOLO-BNR-PKG


they met at watermark grille on valentines day.

bill was a customer.

evana conover was a waitress.

sot Bill

in the process of serving us we got into a conversation, im a fairly

outgoing guy, and we're talking about backgrounds and things like that

so she told me her story and i was listening to it and it was very moving to me."

so bill went back the next day,

offering evana two checks-

sot bill

i said i would be interested in offering with your tuition. she said that would be nice and i have to say she didn't ask, ask for any money,

she didn't seem to be conning me at all."

one check was made out in her name for $600.

the other- $6,000- to fgcu.

sot bill

monday i called over to the school, fgcu to try to find out if she was a registered student and i found out though my investigation that she

was not registered."

so bill says he called evana. after a day without any calls back, he cancelled the checks.

sot evana

i did not call him, i did send him a text message telling him that I could not accept the check."

that message- sent to a landline datemarked tuesday.

evana explains she felt bad taking the money.

sot evana

i appreciate it, but i just couldn't accept it."

a statement evana failed to mention to our reporter wednesday, when she explained her school status.

sot Andrea- i understand that you're a student?

evana- yes i am

andres- where do you go? florida gulf coast university, im doing

online courses right now."

fast forward to today-

sot evana

i was doing online courses but with the financial situation things changed."

she goes on to tell us she was accepted into fgcu's nursing program

sot evana

i go back in august."

take ss

fgcu telling us

" no with with that name has ever applied, been accepted or enrolled in any program at FGCU."

sot bill

i have no time for people who don't tell the truth, that have no integrity and at this point she's lost all credibility with me." Return to index of stories...


GENEROUS TIP FOLO-VOPLASMA


BILL HAS HELPED PAY TUITION FOR MORE THAN A DOZEN STUDENTS BEFORE.

HE SAYS THIS WON'T STOP HIM.

GET THIS-

BILL SAYS EVANA CALLED HIM FOR THE FIRST TIME RIGHT AFTER OUR INTERVIEW TO TELL HIM SHE'S NOT ACCEPTING HIS MONEY. Return to index of stories...


SELL THE 6PM-2 SHOT


A FEDERAL COMPLAINT HAS BEEN FILED AGAINST CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE LIZBETH BENACQUISTO -- CLAIMING SHE BROKE THE LAW WITH HER RECENT CAMPAIN ADS.

WE BREAK DOWN WHAT'S AT STAKE

AND THE NBC2 INVESTIGATORS FOUND OUT HOW YOU CAN KEEP THIEVES FROM STEALING SOMETHING YOU DEPEND ON EVERY SINGLE DAY.

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