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DIRECTOR PAGE JUNK FOOD ADS SCHOOLS-trx TCMON
SHOW OPEN-CLIP JUNK FOOD ADS SCHOOLS-PKG
LEE SCHOOLS EXPANSION-2 SHOT -- TURN JUNK FOOD ADS SCHOOLS-OC
LEE SCHOOLS EXPANSION-BNR-PKG BURGER KING RECEIPT-VO-WIPE
TOSS TO HEATHER-OC BURGER KING RECEIPT-SOTVO
ORGANIC MILK SHORTAGE-TCMON TEASE TWO-2 SHOT
ORGANIC MILK SHORTAGE-VO TZ2 A) WILSON MEMORIAL SCAM-VO-WIPE
ORGANIC MILK SHORTAGE-TCMON TZ2 B) BENTLEY BANDIT STANDUP-SOT
911 FRAUD CHARGES-SS, VO ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
ASIANA AIRLINE PENALTIES-VO FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
FL FOOTBALL PLAYER CRASH-trx VOTOPS SGT. WILSON MEMORIAL SCAM-trx PLASMA
CA MYSTERY ILLNESS-trx OC SGT. WILSON MEMORIAL SCAM-BNR-PKG
CA MYSTERY ILLNESS-PKG NY CASTLE OWNER SHOT-VO-WIPE
CA MYSTERY ILLNESS-OC NY CASTLE OWNER SHOT-SOTVO
WINTER PREPS AGAIN-trx VO-WIPE PISTORIUS TRIAL TV-VO
WINTER PREPS AGAIN-SOTVO SKULL FOUND IN CRAB POT-VO
OH WOMEN HONORED-PLASMA, SOTVO-WIPE TEASE THREE-2SHOT
OH WOMEN HONORED-SOTVO TZ3 A) BENTLEY BANDIT-SOTVO
FL OFFICER RESCUE-O-AniBX, VO-WIPE AHEAD AT 6-BANNER
FL OFFICER RESCUE-SOTVO A) VR LABS STANDUP-SOT
FL DAD DELIVERS BABY-SOTVO TOSS TO MATT-trx SS, E-AniBX
TEASE ONE-2SHOT BENTLEY BANDIT PLEA-LIVEU-1
TZ1 B) JUNK FOOD ADS-SOT-WIPE BENTLEY BANDIT PLEA-BNR-PKG
TZ1 B) BURGER KING RECEIPT-VOTOPS BENTLEY BANDIT PLEA-LIVEU-1
TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC SELL THE 6PM-2SHOT


DIRECTOR PAGE


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SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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LEE SCHOOLS EXPANSION-2 SHOT -- TURN


THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS TAKING DRASTIC MEASURES TO FIND SPACE FOR THE INCREASING NUMBER OF STUDENTS ENROLLED NEXT YEAR.

THE SCHOOL BOARD SAYS THERE IS NOT ENOUGH SPACE AND BLAMES A LOSS OF FUNDING FROM THE COUNTY AND STATE.

TODAY THEY DECIDED TO IN ESSENCE BREAK STATE RULES, TO PUT MORE CHILDREN IN CLASSROOMS.

AS NBC2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN FOUND OUT, PARENTS ARE NOT HAPPY. Return to index of stories...


LEE SCHOOLS EXPANSION-BNR-PKG


SCHOOLS ACROSS LEE COUNTY ARE PACKED - AND THEY'RE ONLY GETTING MORE CROWDED.

18-HUNDRED ADDITIONAL STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO ENROLL NEXT YEAR -

WHICH MEANS THE DISTRICT NEEDS MORE SPACE.

Nats of meeting

TODAY THE SCHOOL BOARD DECIDED TO ADD UP TO THREE SEATS IN THIRD FOURTH AND FIFTH GRADE

CLASSROOMS NEXT SCHOOL YEAR INSTEAD OF INSTALLING PORTABLE CLASSROOM WHICH WOULD COST A MILLION DOLLARS MORE.

Dr. Ami Desamours, asst. superintendent business and finance

08:31:25 we concentrated on elementary because that's where the need

for portables is next year however at all levels, elementary middle

and high we are looking at doing some adjustments to our class sizes.

08:31:38

THE PROBLEM IS THE STATE LIMITS THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PER CLASS AND

FINES DISTRICTS WHICH GO OVER THE LIMIT.

BUT SCHOOL LEADERS SAY THE STATE GIVES THEM SOME FLEXIBILTY.

Dr. Ami Desamours, asst. superintendent business and finance

08:32:05 still our goal will to be for all classes to remain within

reasonable limits do that there's no academic impact within the

classroom itself. 08:32:15

PARENTS AREN'T SO THRILLED ABOUT LARGER CLASS SIZES - FOR THE SAKE OF

STUDENTS AND TEACHERS.

TJ Wolnik, Parent

07:48:22 anytime you have more than 18 little personalities in a

classroom it's a challenge. 07:48:26

Eddie Pieczko , Fort Myers

07:59:06 we don't need to be cutting back and making classes smaller,

we need smarter kids. 07:59:11

THE SUPERINTENDENT SAYS RESEARCH SHOWS BIGGER CLASSES DON'T HURT

STUDENTS IN GRADES 4-12.

Nats

THIS MAY SOLVE AN IMMEDIATE PROBLEM BUT THE BOARD STILL HAS LONG TERM

ISSUES- IT WILL NEED TO BUILD NEW SCHOOLS IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS AND

DOESN'T HAVE THE MONEY.

THEYRE MULLING TAX INCREASES NOW

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TOSS TO HEATHER-OC


A NATIONWIDE SHORTAGE OF ORGANIC MILK IS HITTING SHOPPERS IN SOUTHWEST FLROIDA.

WE FOUND SIGNS IN LOCAL PUBLIX SAYING THEY ARE OUT OF ORGANIC BRANDS.

NBC2 ANCHOR HEATHER TURCO FOUND OUT THE SHORTAGE WILL AFFECT OTHER PRODUCTS AS WELL. Return to index of stories...


ORGANIC MILK SHORTAGE-TCMON


WE ALL KNOW THE BASIC LAW OF SUPPLY AND DEMAND.

LOW SUPPLY -- HIGH DEMAND -- WILL LIKELY MEAN HIGHER PRICES ON ORGANIC BEEF, MILK AND CHEESE - THAT'S IF YOU CAN EVEN FIND THEM AT ALL.

AT $6 A GALLON --

ORGANIC MILK IS ALREADY NEARLY TWICE THE PRICE OF CONVENTIONAL MILK. Return to index of stories...


ORGANIC MILK SHORTAGE-VO


TURNS OUT -- THAT INTENSE DROUGHT OUT WEST IS CREATING A SHORTAGE IN FEED FOR THE COWS - WE'RE TALKING ZERO PASTURE AND HIGH-PRICED ORGANIC HAY

THIS IS CALIFORNIA'S THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR OF DRY WEATHER.

DAIRY AND CATTLE FARMERS ARE THE FIRST TO FEEL THE SQUEEZE OF WATER SHORTAGES, AS THEIR COWS NEED TO EAT YEAR-ROUND.

IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA -- ORGANIC FARMS, MAKE UP NEARLY 75 PERCENT OF ITS DAIRY FARMS.

RIGHT NOW -- FARMERS ARE TURNING TO WATER TRUCKING AND PURCHASING HAY FROM ELSEWHERE IN THE STATE TO MAKE UP FOR PARCHED PASTURES. Return to index of stories...


ORGANIC MILK SHORTAGE-TCMON


THE LACK OF WATER OUT WEST - IS EXPECTED TO AFFECT THE SUPPLY OF MANY CROPS.

NO WORD YET - WHETHER WE'LL BE SEEING HIGHER PRICES, NATIONWIDE, HOWEVER, IT'S LIKELY KEY CROPS WILL GET MORE EXPENSIVE - AND WE MAY SEE MORE OF THOSE SHORTAGES.

SOME ENCOURAGING NEWS - WE'VE LEARNED FEDERAL DISASTER AID ON THE WAY TO TRY TO HELP OUT THOSE FARMERS. Return to index of stories...


911 FRAUD CHARGES-SS, VO


MORE RETIRED NEW YORK FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICEMAN ARE IN THE HOT SEAT TONIGHT.

THIS IS ALL PART OF A FRAUD INVESTIGATION TIED TO THE 9/11 ATTACKS.

PROSECUTORS SAY THEY'LL NAME UP TO 30 MORE SUSPECTS.

SO FAR, 101 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED -- INCLUDING A LEE COUNTY MAN, SHANNON TUMMINELLO -- A FORMER NEW YORK COP.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE AND OTHERS FAKED INJURIES AFTER RESPONDING TO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER ATTACKS -- COLLECTING UP TO 50-THOUSANDS DOLLARS A YEAR IN DISABILITY. Return to index of stories...


ASIANA AIRLINE PENALTIES-VO


FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY --

THE U-S DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TODAY FINED AN AIRLINE FOR FAILING TO HELP FAMILIES OF PASSENGERS AFTER A DEADLY CRASH.

ASIANA AIRLINES WAS HIT WITH A 500-THOUSAND DOLLAR FINE.

THREE PEOPLE DIED AND DOZENS INJURED WHEN THEIR PLANE CLIPPED A SEAWALL LAST SUMMER AT SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT.

REGULATORS SAY TWO DAYS AFTER THE CRASH -- THE SOUTH KOREAN CARRIER STILL HAD NOT CONTACTED SOME FAMILIES. Return to index of stories...


FL FOOTBALL PLAYER CRASH-trx VOTOPS


A FORMER UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI FOOTBALL PLAYER IS FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE.

24-YEAR OLD JOJO NICOLAS WAS CRITICALLY INJURED TODAY -- AFTER HE CRASHED INTO A SEMI NEAR MIAMI BEACH.

RESCUE CREWS HAD TO CUT NICOLAS FROM HIS CAR.

AND POLICE ON THE SCENE SAID QUOTE -- "IT DOES NOT LOOK PROMISING." Return to index of stories...


CA MYSTERY ILLNESS-trx OC


TONIGHT -- A MEDICAL MYSTERY IN CALIFORNIA -- THAT'S LEFT SOME KIDS PARALYZED.

RIGHT NOW -- DOCTORS DON'T KNOW WHAT'S CAUSING THE ILLNESS --

BUT THEY THINK IT MAY BE A VIRUS. Return to index of stories...


CA MYSTERY ILLNESS-PKG


"Can you say hi?"

IT'S ONLY WHEN 4-YEAR-OLD SOFIA JARVIS WALKS THAT YOU CAN TELL SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH HER LEFT ARM --

PARALYZED FROM A POLIO-LIKE CONDITION.

"Sophia went to the treasure box to grab her toy after seeing the doctor, and I saw her left-hand mid-grasp stop working."

SOFIA IS ONE OF 5 CONFIRMED CASES OF A MYSTERY ILLNESS.

20 MORE ARE SUSPECTED.

THEY'RE ALL IN CALIFORNIA -- BUT DOCTORS SAY THERE'S NO KNOWN LINK BETWEEN PATIENTS.

THE ILLNESS CAN START WITH COLD OR FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS AND PARALYZES AT LEAST ONE LIMB.

"The prognosis that we've seen so far is not good. Most of the children we've seen so far have not recovered use of their arm or leg."

"Parents lived in fear of polio's sudden attack."

THE CURRENT CASES SOUND SIMILAR TO BUT ARE **NOT** POLIO -- WHICH WAS ERADICATED IN THE UNITED STATES DECADES AGO.

DOCTORS SUSPECT A VIRUS IS TO BLAME AND SAY REASSURE PARENTS -- THIS IS VERY UNCOMMON.

"This is extremely rare. But in the event that you ever notice a weakness in your child that persists for more than few minutes we always would advise you to seek medical care urgently."

SOFIA'S ILLNESS BEGAN TWO YEARS AGO WITH WHEEZING.

PARALYSIS SET IN WITHIN A WEEK.

"It was scary when I got my IV."

SOFIA IS UNDERGOING PHYSICAL THERAPY, BUT SO FAR NO TREATMENTS HAVE HELPED. Return to index of stories...


CA MYSTERY ILLNESS-OC


SO FAR -- CASES OF THE MYSTERY ILLNESS HAVE BEEN CONFINED TO CALIFORNIA.

DOCTORS ARE ENCOURAGING THEIR COLLEAGUES NATIONWIDE TO WATCH OUT FOR SIMILAR CASES. Return to index of stories...


WINTER PREPS AGAIN-trx VO-WIPE


HERE WE GO AGAIN.

STARTING TONIGHT -- MOST NORTHERN STATES ARE EXPECTED TO GET HIT WITH BONE CHILLING TEMPERATURES.

THE DEEP FREEZE -- SET TO STICK AROUND FOR AT LEAST A WEEK -- WILL ALSO BRING MORE SNOW --

AND ALL THE ICE IN RIVERS IS CREATING CONCERNS ABOUT FLOODING. Return to index of stories...


WINTER PREPS AGAIN-SOTVO


MOS -NO SUPERS

30-

"Very nervous because it's going to be very cold and this stuff's not going to move out of the river when it's frozen like that"

43-

"Last I can remember seeing pictures like this was when I was a kid"

08-

"When I hear the forecast, I want to scream!"

THIS WINTER IS ALREADY ONE FOR THE RECORD BOOKS --

A 50-BILLION DOLLAR ECONOMIC HIT --

AND THAT DOESN'T INCLUDE THE TAB FOR WIDESPREAD POTHOLE REPAIRS. Return to index of stories...


OH WOMEN HONORED-PLASMA, SOTVO-WIPE


THEIR HORRIFYING STORY SHOCKED THE COUNTRY.

FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THEY ESCAPED --

THREE WOMEN HELD CAPTIVE FOR YEARS INSIDE A CLEVELAND HOME APPEARED TOGETHER -- HONORED FOR THEIR COURAGE AND PERSEVERANCE.

Gov. John Kasich, Ohio

12-

"Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, three extraordinary women who despite having the worst of the world thrown at them, rose above it."

THE WOMEN WERE KIDNAPPED AND PUT THROUGH HELL BY ARIEL CASTRO.

CHAINED UP IN BEDROOMS, RAPED, BEATEN, GIVEN LITTLE FOOD AND WATER -- UNTIL THEY FINALLY ESCAPED LAST MAY.

THE GOVERNOR OF OHIO GAVE THEM A COURAGE AWARD LAST NIGHT.

THE STANDING OVATION LASTED MORE THAN TWO MINUTES. Return to index of stories...


OH WOMEN HONORED-SOTVO


NO SUPERS -- MOS

1:32-

"I had to fight back tears."

1:34-

"I cried. It was wonderful that they had the courage after what they've been

through to go up there, and I think the crowd was really surprised."

CASTRO WAS SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON -- PLUS 1000 YEARS.

A MONTH LATER -- HE HUNG HIMSELF IN HIS JAIL CELL. Return to index of stories...


FL OFFICER RESCUE-O-AniBX, VO-WIPE


TONIGHT -- INCREDIBLE DASHCAM VIDEO OF A HEROIC TEAM RESCUE.

A DRIVER CRASHED INTO A GUARDRAIL ON I-195.

THEY WERE UNCONSCIOUS AND STOPPED BREATHING.

YOU CAN SEE --

A FLORIDA TROOPER PULL THE DRIVER OUT OF THE CAR AND START PERFORMING CPR.

THEN, A FEW MINUTES LATER --

A MIAMI BEACH OFFICER STOPS TO HELP.

THE DRIVER WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AND IS OKAY. Return to index of stories...


FL OFFICER RESCUE-SOTVO


VOICE OF: Yudiel Santana/Performed CPR

05-

"Thank God, for him, I was close in the area. God used me to give this guy a second opportunity,

a second chance at life."

Kareem Shaker/Driver

1:31-

"I just want to thank him for saving my life. He went above and beyond the line of duty, and I appreciate his effort. People like him should be commended because they are there to save lives."

THE DRIVER DOESN'T REMEMBER WHAT CAUSED THE CRASH. Return to index of stories...


FL DAD DELIVERS BABY-SOTVO


A SOUTH FLORIDA DAD HELPED HIS WIFE DELIVER THEIR BABY -- AT THE HOSPITAL -- WITHOUT A NURSE OR DOCTOR IN THE ROOM.

Zaheer Ali

Father, Delivered Baby

1:08-

"Wife telling the nurse 'I can't. I can't hold, the baby's coming.' The nurse said, 'You have to wait, hold it, the doctor is busy with a C-section.'"

1:29-

"My wife knows what to expect, she knows her body, she knows what's happening. And apparently, the nurse didn't take anything of it, walked out of the room, left us in there alone, baby came, right there."

THIS IS LITTLE AALIYAH.

YOU CAN SEE -- MOM AND BABY ARE DOING JUST FINE.

THE BOYTON BEACH COUPLE SAYS LUCKILY -- THEY KNEW WHAT TO EXPECT.

THIS IS THEIR 3RD CHILD.

THE HOSPITAL WOULD ONLY SAY THE MATERNITY WARD IS STAFFED 24-SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA IS IN FLORIDA TONIGHT TALKING ABOUT JUNK FOOD.

NBC 2 TAKES A CLOSER LOOK THE HEALTHY CHANGES SHE WANTS SCHOOLS TO MAKE --

AND WHAT THAT MEANS FOR YOUR KIDS.

"Eating and activity is not just a fad and it's not just a movement."

PLUS --

SHE SAYS SHE'S DONE WITH FAST FOOD --

BUT IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HER HEALTH.

WHAT SOME BURGER KING EMPLOYEES DID THAT LEFT A GRANDMOTHER IN TEARS. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 B) JUNK FOOD ADS-SOT-WIPE


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TZ1 B) BURGER KING RECEIPT-VOTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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JUNK FOOD ADS SCHOOLS-trx TCMON


RIGHT NOW --

FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA IS IN MIAMI.

SHE IS PROPOSING NEW RULES THAT WOULD LIMIT ADS IN SCHOOLS FOR UNHEALTHY FOOD AND DRINKS, LIKE SODA.

FOR SOME SCHOOLS-- THAT MEANS BIG CHANGES. Return to index of stories...


JUNK FOOD ADS SCHOOLS-PKG


IN THE FUTURE -- ADS LIKE THESE FOR JUNK FOODS AND SUGARY DRINKS MAY NO LONGER

BE ALLOWED AT SCHOOLS IN THE U.S.

SOT Michelle Obama/First Lady

"I think we can all agree that our classrooms should be healthy places where kids are not bombarded with ads for junk food."

THE U-S-D-A SAYS THAT MORE THAN 90 PERCENT OF IN-SCHOOL MARKETING IS RELATED TO

SOFT DRINKS --

THAT INDUSTRY SPENDS 149 MILLION TO PERSUADE YOUNG CONSUMERS.

THE FIRST LADY'S NEW CAMPAIGN COMES ON THE 4TH ANNIVERSARY OF HER "LET'S MOVE INITIATIVE" -- AIMED AT ENDING CHILDHOOD OBESITY.

SHE JUST RELEASED THIS VIDEO WITH COMEDIAN WILL FARRELL.

Nats

MRS. OBAMA ALSO ANNOUNCED THE FEDERAL SCHOOL BREAKFAST PROGRAM WILL EXPAND TO SERVE NEARLY 9 MILLION KIDS.

THIS FOLLOWS NEW REGULATIONS FROM THE USDA THAT FOODS SERVED AT SCHOOL MUST BE MORE HEALTHY WITH CALORIE, FAT AND SUGAR LIMITS.

THOSE STANDARDS WILL APPLY TO FOODS AND DRINKS SERVED DURING MEALS AND EVEN CONCESSIONS AT AFTER SCHOOL EVENTS.

SOT Michelle Obama

"Parents have a right to expect that during the school day their kids will

have food that meets basic nutrional standards."

CRITICS SAY THIS IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE GOVERNMENT

OVERSTEPPING ITS BOUNDS.

BUT SOME OF THE TOP LEADERS IN THE SOFT DRINK INDUSTRY -- COCA COLA AND PEPSI -- SAY THIS LATEST STEP MAKES SENSE.

SOT Michelle Obama

"I didn't create this issue this new approach to eating and activity is not

just a fad and it's not just a movement." Return to index of stories...


JUNK FOOD ADS SCHOOLS-OC


IF THE RULES ARE APPROVES, SCHOOLS WON'T HAVE TO START TEARING DOWN SCOREBOARDS OR VENDING MACHINES.

THEY'RE ALLOWED TO PHASE IN THE CHANGES.

NBC 2 REACHED OUT TO LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS TODAY AND WAS TOLD IT FOLLOWS ALL CURRENT U-S-D-A GUIDELINES. Return to index of stories...


BURGER KING RECEIPT-VO-WIPE


AN ELDERLY WOMAN HAS A "WHOPPER" OF A COMPLAINT WITH BURGER KING.

SHE WENT TO THE FAST FOOD CHAIN IN VIRGINIA AND GOT THIS --

A RECEIPT SO VULGAR -- WE CAN'T SAY THE WORDS ON TV.

THE WOMAN -- WHO DIDN'T WANT TO SHOW HER FACE -- SAYS THE RECEIPT MADE HER CRY. Return to index of stories...


BURGER KING RECEIPT-SOTVO


35-

"This is more than an insult. Calling people names in writing that will hurt somebody."

1:27-

"They wont get my business anymore. I make my own burgers. I can make my own burger!"

THE WOMAN SAYS WHAT EVEN HURT MORE --

WHEN SHE COMPLAINED, THE MANAGER APOLOGIZED --

BUT REFUSED TO REFUND HER MEAL.

THE FRANCHISE OWNER SAYS HE HOPES SURVEILLANCE VIDEO WILL CATCH THE EMPLOYEE WHO DID THIS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


A SCAM WARNING TONIGHT -- OUT OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

THIEFS ARE USING THE MEMORY OF A FALLEN DEPUTY -- TO STEAL YOUR MONEY.

NBC 2 UNCOVERS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO AVOID GETTING DUPED.

PLUS --

MATT STANDUP TEASE

03-

"Off the streets and behind bars. I'm Matt Wright with how much time the Benley Bandit will serve for his cross country crime spree" Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) WILSON MEMORIAL SCAM-VO-WIPE


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TZ2 B) BENTLEY BANDIT 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.

After Southwest Florida enjoyed temperatures in the low 80s again this afternoon, the weather pattern will allow us to squeeze out one more nice day before a cool front comes down the peninsula with clouds, rain and cooler temperatures for the end of the work week.

Overnight, expect some patchy fog to develop late with lows in the low 60s. Wednesday will again be partly sunny and mild with highs in the low 80s. The beaches should peak just shy of 80º.

The cool front arrives late tomorrow night with showers beginning after midnight and lasting through the early part of Thursday. Clouds linger all day, which will hold highs in the low-mid 70s.

By Friday, the cool front pushes away, allowing the sun to return on Friday afternoon with highs in the mid 70s.

This weekend is looking great with highs back into the low 80s. Return to index of stories...


SGT. WILSON MEMORIAL SCAM-trx PLASMA


SCAMMERS STOOP TO A NEW LOW IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

THEY'RE USING A CHURCH -- AND THE MEMORY OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY SERGEANT MICHAEL WILSON WHO DIED IN THE LINE OF DUTY TO MAKE A QUICK BUCK.

NBC2'S CHRISTINA LUSBY HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


SGT. WILSON MEMORIAL SCAM-BNR-PKG


THESE MYSTERIOUS LETTERS ARE SHOWING UP IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY MAILBOXES.

Debbie Bowe

Charlotte County

16:10 they had a little note on them as if they were requesting money through the church for the sgt. wilson memorial trust fund 16:15

DEPUTIES SAY IT'S A SCAM--

SEALED IN ENVELOPES STOLEN FROM HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH.

THE SCAMMERS TRYING TO PROFIT OF THE DEATH OF SGT. MICHAEL WILSON.

Debbie Bowe

Charlotte County

17:13 its sad someone has to stoop to that level in order to scam money out of someone 17:20

Michael Lemay

Lives Where Scam Happened

49:09 it is sad its hard on the family that has to go through that and it is its truly sad 49:16

MICHAEL LEMAY SAYS HE HASN'T RECEIVED ONE YET--

BUT HIS NEIGHBOR PAUL BROOKS DID.

Paul Brooks

Received Scam Letter

46:01 it makes me feel sad 46:04

BROOKS THREW THE DONATION LETTER AWAY--

SO FAR--

THE LETTERS HAVE ONLY BEEN REPORTED--

DEPUTIES ARE STILL LOOKING FOR WHO DROPPED THEM OFF--

AND ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE FALLEN VICTIM TO THE SCAM--

AS FOR THE CROOKS --

Paul Brooks

Received Scam Letter

46:07 they need to be punished 46:10

IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY CHRISTINA LUSBY NBC2. Return to index of stories...


NY CASTLE OWNER SHOT-VO-WIPE


POLICE IN NEW YORK ARE SEARCHING FOR A MASKED GUNMAN WHO SHOT THE OWNER OF A FAMOUS HOTEL.

OHEKA CASTLE ON LONG ISLAND IS THE SECOND LARGEST PRIVATE HOME IN THE COUNTRY.

IT HAS HOSTED CELEBRITY WEDDINGS AND MOVIES HAVE BEEN FILMED THERE.

ON, MONDAY -- POLICE SAY THE 69-YEAR OLD OWNER WAS GETTING INTO HIS CAR -- WHEN HE WAS AMBUSHED AND SHOT IN THE HEAD. Return to index of stories...


NY CASTLE OWNER SHOT-SOTVO


Steven Schlesinger/Friend of Victim

53-

"No one could think of anyone who would want to kill Gary."

Deborah Brigman/Mansion Tour Guide

23-

"I don't know who would ever want to hurt somebody so nice and generous and thoughtful. In shock."

MIRACULOUSLY, HE SURVIVED AND IS EXPECTED TO MAKE A FULL RECOVERY.

INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING OVER SURVEILLANCE VIDEO AND VISITOR LOGS AS THEY TRY TO TRACK DOWN THE SHOOTER. Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS TRIAL TV-VO


THE MURDER TRIAL OF TRACK STAR OSCAR PISTORIUS WILL BE TELEVISED.

THE JUDGE SAYS ITS IMPORTANT FOR IMPOVERISHED SOUTH AFRICANS -- WHO FEEL MISTREATED BY THE JUSTICE SYSTEM.

PISTORIUS SAYS HE MISTAKENLY SHOT AND KILLED HIS GIRLFRIEND LAST FEBRUARY -- THINKING SHE WAS AN INTRUDER.

HIS TRIAL STARTS MARCH 3RD. Return to index of stories...


SKULL FOUND IN CRAB POT-VO


A FISHERMAN FOUND PART OF A HUMAN SKULL IN A CRAB POT OFF THE COAST OF WASHINGTON.

RIGHT NOW -- INVESTIGATORS DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE SKULL.

THEY'RE SENDING IT TO THE F-B-I CRIME LAB IN HOPES OF MAKING AN I-D. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


HIS CROSS COUNTRY CRIME SPREE CAME TO AN END AFTER HE STOLE A 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS CAR FROM A NAPLES CAR DEALER PRETENDING TO TAKE A TEST DRIVER.

"He was so good at playing this game. he believed in the lies he was telling."

NEXT AT 5:30 --

NBC 2 SITS DOWN WITH A VICTIM OF THE SO-CALLED "BENTLEY BANDIT."

THEN, ALL NEW AT SIX--

"5 million dollars in taxpayer money hangs in limbo. I'm NBC 2s Joe Roetz with the legal action lee county is taking against VR Labs." Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) BENTLEY BANDIT-SOTVO


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AHEAD AT 6-BANNER


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A) VR LABS STANDUP-SOT


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TOSS TO MATT-trx SS, E-AniBX


THE "BENTLEY BANDIT" WILL STAY BEHIND BARS FOR SEVEN YEARS.

THE YOUNG GUY WHO HOPSCOTCHED THE COUNTRY STEALING LUXURY CARS -- BEFORE STRIKING IN NAPLES -- FESSED UP TODAY TO HIS CRIME.

NBC 2'S MATT WRIGHT IS LIVE AT THE NAPLES AUTO DEALERSHIP -- WHERE HE STOLE A BENTLEY.

MATT. Return to index of stories...


BENTLEY BANDIT PLEA-LIVEU-1


JUSTIN DURBIN'S CRIME SPREE CAME TO AN END A COUPLE WEEKS AFTER HE HOPPED INTO A 100-THOUSAND DOLLAR BENTLEY LIKE THIS ONE AND DROVE OFF.

TODAY HE LEARNED HOW LONG HE'LL BE OFF THE STREETS. Return to index of stories...


BENTLEY BANDIT PLEA-BNR-PKG


TRT 1:25

JUSTIN DURBIN IS PAYING A PREMIUM FOR THE LUXURY CARS HE STOLE IN 20-11.

TODAY -- THE SO-CALLED BENTLEY BANDIT PLEADED NO CONTEST TO GRAND THEFT FOR STEALING THIS BENTLEY G-T CONTINENTAL IN NAPLES.

HE RECEIVED SEVEN YEARS IN PRISON.

NICHOLAS GARULAY WITH AMBASSADOR LUXURY AND EXOTIC CARS RECALLS THE LEAD UP TO THE HEIST.

SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS ROLLED AS DURBIN NEGOTIATED A DEAL OVER TWO DAYS.

DURBIN CLAIMED HIS DAD WAS PAYING BIG BUCKS FOR THE BENTLEY.

BUT WHEN A SALESMAN MET HIM IN DOWNTOWN NAPLES TO FINALIZE THE SALE.

DURBIN HOPPED IN THE CAR --

AND SPED OFF.

AFTER THREE MONTHS -- AND SIMILAR CAR THEFTS ACROSS NINE STATES --

DURBIN'S RUN ENDED HERE -- IN A LOUISIANA DITCH.

HE CRASHED THE BENTLEY AFTER LEADING AUTHORITIES ON A HIGH-SPEED CHASE.

AMBASSADOR RECOVERED THE STOLEN BENTLEY-- AND TOOK A LOSS SELLING IT AT AUCTION.

GARULAY SAYS THEY NO LONGER OFFER TEST DRIVES ON THEIR HIGH-END MODELS.

AND HOPES DURBIN LEARNED A LESSON TOO. Return to index of stories...


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EVEN THOUGH AUTHORITIES PUT THE BRAKES ON DURBIN'S CRIME SPREE. THIS ISN'T OVER YET.

HE FACES A SEPARATE FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE CHARGE.

AND AFTER SERVING HIS TIME HERE. HE'LL FACE THEFT CHARGES IN SEVERAL OTHER STATES.

LIVE IN NAPLES. MATT WRIGHT NBC2. Return to index of stories...


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AT SIX NBC2 IS LIVE IN AN UPSCALE NAPLES NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE A FAMILY WAS DUCT TAPED AND HELD HOSTAGE BY INTRUDERS -- EVEN TWO CHILDREN WEREN'T SAFE FROM THE MASKED MEN WITH GUNS.

AND THE NBC2 INVESTIGATORS DEMAND ANSWERS ABOUT WHY FLORIDA'S PROPERTY INSURANCE RATES KEEP GOING UP EVEN THOUGH WE HAVEN'T BEEN HIT BY A MAJOR STORM IN EIGHT YEARS.

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