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DIRECTORS PAGE SUSPICIOUS GLADES CO FIRE-SS
HLA naples home invasion-TC MON VO KOMEN RACE SIGN UP-SS-BNR
HLB district 19 candidate debate-TC MON VO RED SOX WORLD SERIES TROPHIES-CG RVL
HLC vr labs update-TC MON VO TEASE ONE-2SHOT
5PM OPEN-CLIP TZ1 A) EDISON STATE SPORTS ARENA PLANS-VO-WIPE
TOSS TO RICK-OC-VO-ZMAP FLY TZ1 B) HOLDER AND GAY RIGHTS BANS-VOTOPS
NAPLES HOME INVASION-REM-7 TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
NAPLES HOME INVASION-PKG MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS
NAPLES HOME INVASION-REM-7 ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
2 GGE HOME INVASIONS-OC 2 SS FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
CAR BURGLARIES-ONCAM TOSS TO GEORGE-PLASMA
TOSS TO STEVE-OC-MUG-TRX-EANIBX EDISON STATE SPORTS ARENA PLANS-LIVEU2-RTR2
DISTRICT 19 CANDIDATE DEBATE-CAM99-RTR1 EDISON STATE SPORTS ARENA PLANS-PKG
DISTRICT 19 CANDIDATE DEBATE-PKG EDISON STATE SPORTS ARENA PLANS-LIVEU2-RTR2
DISTRICT 19 CANDIDATE DEBATE-SS CAM99-RTR1 ALICO ARENA FACTS-SS
TOSS TO BRYAN-trx ONCAM TEASE TWO-1SHOT
OIL DRILLING HEARING-VO IN TC MON TZ2 A) HOLDER AND GAY RIGHTS BANS-VO-WIPE
OIL DRILLING HEARING-SOTVO IN TC MON TZ2 B) naples home invasion-VOTOPS
LEHIGH FIRE ASSESSMENT-trx VO HOLDER AND GAY RIGHTS BANS-2SHOT
TOSS TO JOE-trxPLASMA HOLDER AND GAY RIGHTS BANS-PKG
VR LABS UPDATE-REM2 HOLDER AND GAY RIGHTS BANS-ONCAM
VR LABS UPDATE-PKG NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT
VR LABS UPDATE-REM2 A) LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS-SOTVO-WIPE
LANDSCAPER KILLED-OC SS B) WILSON SCAM-VOTOPS
MCDONALDS ARREST-SS-VO SS  


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HLA naples home invasion-TC MON VO


ROBBERS TIED UP CHILDREN AND their PARENTS WITH DUCT TAPE AND RANSACKED THEIR HOME IN A RICH NAPLES NEIGHBORHOOD.

NBC2 IS LIVE AS POLICE INVESTIGATE THE TERRIFYING HOME INVASION. Return to index of stories...


HLB district 19 candidate debate-TC MON VO


CANDIDATES WHO WANT TREY RADEL'S OLD CONGRESSIONAL SEAT MET FOR THEIR FIRST DEBATE TODAY.

THERE WERE FOUR CANDIDATES, BUT YOU BARELY TELL.

WE'LL EXPLAIN. Return to index of stories...


HLC vr labs update-TC MON VO


AND LEE COUNTY TOLD V-R LABS TO PAY BACK 5-MILLION DOLLARS OR BE SUED.

SOUND FAMILIAR?

NBC2 FINDS OUT WHY THE COUNTY KEEPS WARNING THE COMPANY, INSTEAD OF FILING THE SUIT. Return to index of stories...


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TOSS TO RICK-OC-VO-ZMAP FLY


A FAMILY'S RELAXING EVENING IN AN EXCLUSIVE NAPLES NEIGHBORHOOD TURNED INTO A LIVING NIGHTMARE.

TWO GUNMEN BURST INTO THEIR HOME. BOUND THEM WITH DUCT TAPE,

AND FOR NEARLY 40 MINUTES THE TERRIFIED FAMILY INCLUDING YOUNG CHILDREN WATCHED AS THE MASKED THIEVES RANSACKED THE HOME.

THIS HAPPENED LAST NIGHT AT A WATERFRONT HOME ON 17TH AVENUE SOUTH IN THE AQUA LANE NEIGHOBORHOOD.

NBC2'S RICK RITTER IS THERE LIVE WITH REACTION FROM NEIGHBORS AND POLICE HUNT FOR THE BAD GUYS. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES HOME INVASION-REM-7


-THEY HELD THE FAMILY AT GUN POINT BEFORE MARCHING THEM INTO THE MASTER BEDROOM AND TYING THEM UP WITH DUCT TAPE

-TONIGHT - POLICE ARE SECURING THE HOUSE - NOT LETTING US ON THE PROPERTY - WHILE THE TWO SUSPECTS ARE STILL ON THE LOOSE Return to index of stories...


NAPLES HOME INVASION-PKG


IT HAPPENED AROUND 9:00 MONDAY NIGHT - POLICE SAY THE VICTIMS WERE OUTBACK BY THEIR POOL WHEN TWO MEN - WEARING SKI MASKS AND CARRYING GUNS - STORMED ONTO THEIR PATIO.

THE GUNMEN THEN ORDERED THE FAMILY IN THE HOME.

ONCE INSIDE - BOTH CHILDREN AND THREE ADULTS WERE MOVED TOWARD THE MASTER BEDROOM WIHLE BEING HELD AT GUN POINT.

Audrie Stermer/Naples/4:32:24 "it's such a quiet neighborhood that i never expect anything like that."

IN THE BEDROOM - ALL FIVE VICTIMS WERE BOUND WITH DUCT TAPE. FOUR WERE PLACED FACE DOWN AND THE FIFTH VICTIM WAS TAPED TO A CHAIR FACING AWAY FROM THE OTHERS.

PRIOR TO BEING TIED UP - ONE OF THE VICTIMS WAS ORDERED TO HAND OVER HER WEDDING RING.

THEN ONE OF THE GUNMEN RUMMAGED THROUGH THE HOME WHILE THE OTHER KEPT AN EYE ON THE VICTIMS.

AFTER NEARLY 40 MINUTES - THE SUSPECTS ASKED FOR THE KEYS TO THE FAMILY'S B-M-W, GOT IN THE VEHICLE AND TOOK OFF.

THAT CAR WAS LATER FOUND AT TOMMY BAHAMAS OFF THIRD STREET IN NAPLES.

Audrie Stermer/Naples/4:33:12 "my heart goes out to the family, you just never quite feel safe after that."

NEIGHBORS WE SPOKE WITH DESCRIBE THE INCIDENT AS "CRUEL" - SAYING THEY'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS IN THEIR COMMUNITY BEFORE- AND THAT THE VICTIMS JUST MOVED IN A FEW MONTHS BACK.

Lance/Neighbor /4:31:03 "they've had other homes in other communities but i guess this is his last hoorah but i guess it's a shame that he had start it off this way." Return to index of stories...


NAPLES HOME INVASION-REM-7


-VICTIMS TOLD POLICE THE GUNMEN WERE NICE AND NEVER SAID THEY WOULD SHOOT OR KILL THEM

-A VERY UPSCALE NEIGHBORHOOD, HAVE TO TURN OFF SEVERAL STREETS TO GET BACK HERE

-EARLY STAGES OF INVESTIGATION, POLICE SAY THE ACT APPEARS TO BE RANDOM AT THIS TIME

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


2 GGE HOME INVASIONS-OC 2 SS


COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY THEY'RE INVESTIGATING TWO HOME INVASIONS IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

TWO WEEKS AGO FIVE GUNMEN WALKED IN ON A FAMILY ON WHITE BOULEVARD AND TOOK THEIR LAPTOPS, CASH AND JEWELRY.

NO ONE WAS HURT.

THEN, LAST WEDNESDAY TWO GUNMEN BROKE INTO A HOME ON GOLDEN OAKS LANE, BEAT UP THE MAN INSIDE AND TOOK JEWELRY.

WE ARE WORKIGN TO FIND OUT IF THE TWO CASES ARE CONNECTED. Return to index of stories...


CAR BURGLARIES-ONCAM


BREAKING NEWS:

CAPE CORAL POLICE HAVE ARRESTED A 15 YEAR OLD BOY IN CONNECTION TO A STRING OF CAR BURGLARIES.

THE RASH OF BURGLARIES HAPPENED BETWEEN JANUARY 21 AND JANUARY 28 IN NEIGHBORHOODS NEAR DEL PRADO BOULEVARD AND DIPLOMAT PARKWAY.

POLICE SAY THE BOY'S MOM LET THEM SERACH HIS ROOM -- WHERE THEY FOUND ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO ARREST HIM ON 19 CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO STEVE-OC-MUG-TRX-EANIBX


REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES FOR TREY RADEL'S OLD CONGRESSIONAL SEAT MET TODAY FOR THEIR FIRST DEBATE

-- ONLY THEY DIDN'T DO MUCH DEBATING.

LIZBETH BENAQUISTO, CURT CLAWSON, MICHAEL DREIKORN AND PAIGE KREEGEL TALKED FOR ABOUT AN HOUR IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

NBC2'S STEVE CAMPION ASKED THEM -

WHAT MAKES THEM DIFFERENT FROM EACH OTHER? Return to index of stories...


DISTRICT 19 CANDIDATE DEBATE-CAM99-RTR1


THIS AFTERNOON'S DEBATE LOOKED MORE LIKE GOOD OLE' FRIENDS SITTING DOWN FOR A CUP OF JOE.

THEY CHANNELED THE SAME CONSERVATIVE CHORUS - SLAMMING PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA.

BEGGING THE QUESTION, ARE THEY EVEN RUNNING AGAINST EACH OTHER? Return to index of stories...


DISTRICT 19 CANDIDATE DEBATE-PKG


1430 "This nation is on a very very slippery slope. It's in a death spiral."

DECRYING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S PRIORITIES -

1056 "Ronald Reagan said we never speak ill of another republican.

You're not going to hear it come from me so I won't be doing that."

THESE G-O-P CONGRESSIONAL HOPEFULS SPENT THE AFTERNOON IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS -

CHAMPIONING A CONSERVATIVE MESSAGE -

AND MOSTLY SIGNING OFF ON EACH OTHERS' POSITIONS.

3049 "I'm in agreement with much of what I've heard here."

4956 "We certainly have four republicans up here today folks."

THEY TOOK AIM AT THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, AMERICA'S FISCAL AFFAIRS,

AND OUR NATION'S CURRENT LEADER.

5353 "If you thought we all agreed about disliking the president's policies on other matters."

OFTEN ACKNOWLEDGING THE KUMBAYA-FEEL IN THE PACKED ROOM.

2553 "We're all going to probably have the same response."

WHEN PRESSED -

1214 "I'm going to keep my race focused on a positive manner and focused on what we believe in and what needs to be done."

- ABOUT WHETHER REPUBLICAN VOTERS FACE JUST A CHOICE IN PERSONALITIES IN DISTRICT 19 -

0934 "I don't know that we're not running against each other. I just got done telling you I'm the non career politician.

CANDIDATES SAY IT'S ABOUT THEIR TRACK RECORD

0753 "I've got a proven track record of service on their behalf." Return to index of stories...


DISTRICT 19 CANDIDATE DEBATE-SS CAM99-RTR1


THE LONE DEMOCRAT IN THE RACE APRIL FREEMAN MISSING TODAY -

SAID IN A STATEMENT

"ONCE THE REPUBLICANS HAVE THEIR OWN AFFAIRS STRAIGHTENED OUT I WILL BE DELIGHTED TO DEBATE THEIR NOMINEE."

THE CHAMBER OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SAID BOTH FREEMAN AND LIBERTARIAN RAY NETHERWOOD WERE INVITED TO JOIN IN TODAY.

THE SPECIAL ELECTION'S PRIMARY IS SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY APRIL 22ND.

LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM, STEVE CAMPION, NBC2 Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BRYAN-trx ONCAM


OPPONENTS FEAR IT WILL DEVASTE THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD. AND AN ACCIDENT IS NOT A MATTER OF IF BUT WHEN.

A JUDGE IS HEARING TESTIMONY TODAY ABOUT OIL DRILLING IN COLLIER COUNTY.

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OIL DRILLING HEARING-VO IN TC MON


THE D-E-P ALREADY APPROVED A DRILLING PERMIT FOR THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY TO DRILL IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

BUT NEIGHBORS CLAIM THAT WAS ILLEGAL BECAUSE THE STATE COMMITTEE DIDN'T WEIGH IN YET.

THE JUDGE DISAGREED.

BUT HE DID GRANT A MOTION TO WAIT UNTIL THAT COMMITTEE MEETS BEFORE MAKING A RULING.

TODAY WE HEARD AGAIN FROM NEIGHBORS ABOUT THEIR FEAR OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTERS. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING HEARING-SOTVO IN TC MON


'

JOE MULE, Preserve Our Paradise President

13:33:09-:17

Accidents will happen. We are not prepared. We meaning the people who live in the area and the responders are not prepared.

THE JUDGE ASKED THAT THE COMMITTEE MEET WITHIN THE NEXT 40 DAYS.

AGAIN TODAY HUGHES OFFICIALS REFUSED OUR REQUEST FOR AN INTERVIEW.

AT 6, WE HEAR FROM THEIR ATTORNEYS ABOUT THE COMPANYS SAFETY RECORD. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH FIRE ASSESSMENT-trx VO


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW -- PEOPLE IN LEHIGH ACRES ARE LEARNING EXACTLY HOW MUCH MORE IT COULD COST THEM TO KEEP FIRE AND AMBULANCE SERVICE.

ADMINISTRATORS SAY THEY ARE IN THE MIDST OF A FINANCIAL CRISIS -- THERE'S NOT ENOUGH MONEY COMING IN TO FOOT THE 14 MILLION DOLLAR BUDGET -- AND IT SHOULD BE PROPERTY OWNERS THAT PICK UP THE BILL.

VOTERS WILL HAVE THE FINAL SAY ABOUT THE NEW TAX IN NOVEMBER.

IF PASSED IT'LL GO INTO EFFECT IN 2016.

IF NOT, AMBULANCE SERVICE WILL END AND 60 FIRE FIGHTERS WILL BE LAID OFF.

WE HAVE A CREW THERE AND WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED AS WE LEARN NEW INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO JOE-trxPLASMA


LEE COUNTY IS LOOKING FOR PAYBACK.

THIS WEEK- LEADERS DEMANDED THE COMPANY VR LABS PROVE IT IS MEETING IT'S CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS, OR RETURN MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN TAXPAYER MONEY.

NBC 2S JOE ROETZ IS LIVE OFF ALICO ROAD IN SOUTH FORT MYERS WITH THIS DEVELOPING STORY. Return to index of stories...


VR LABS UPDATE-REM2


-this empty building I'm in is what sparked the whole controversy.

- right here Is supposed to be a bustling bottling facility for herbal drinks.

- this is what nearly 5 million in taxpayer money went to. With

little to nothing to show for it. Return to index of stories...


VR LABS UPDATE-PKG


Empty and deserted.

Inside this south fort Myers warehouse is where 208 people are

supposed to be busy bottling an herbal pharmaceutical drink.

1554-1603

Frank Mann

I think it was a huge mistake original for the county to support this

and I was part of that. I regret it.

This week- Lee county fired off a letter to Bonita based VR labs,

claiming the company was in violation of 3 contract terms, most notably not created the jobs it promised.

Cecil Pendergrass

7 seconds

The way the agreement was originally propose to VR labs it have a long

timeline to fulfill the jobs and performances. They've been unable to

fulfill that.

- now the county will give 30 days to the Bonita Springs based company to meet its goals, or pay back the taxpayer

money.

Lee County has pressured VR labs in the past, but with no response, they felt the legal action was necessary.

Take sot

Frank Mann

7 seconds

Apparently this is a legal step we have to take- one more it's very

frustrating, very aggravating. Return to index of stories...


VR LABS UPDATE-REM2


- the county attorney says it has to be done this way, by the book, to

ensure lee county has the best legal footing if this ends up in court.

- no word back from VR labs today.

Live in south Fort Myers, Joe Roetz NBC 2 Return to index of stories...


LANDSCAPER KILLED-OC SS


A LANDSCAPER WAS ELECTROCUTED WHILE WORKING IN NAPLES YESTERDAY MORNING.

JUAN MARTINEZ WAS WORKING FOR "HOGAN LANDSCAPING" AT A HOME ON SEAHORSE AVENUE.

HE WAS UP IN A TREE, CUTTING BRANCHES AWAY FROM A POWER LINE.

A PIECE OF HIS EQUIPMENT HIT THE LINE, AND MARTINEZ DIED A SHORT TIME LATER. Return to index of stories...


MCDONALDS ARREST-SS-VO SS


WE ARE LEARNING TODAY DEPUTIES HAD TO TASE THE WOMAN ACCUSED OF HITTING AND DRAGGING A LEE COUNTY DEPUTY WITH HER CAR.

DEPUTIES SAY CHERYL ALLIANO WAS FOUND HIDING IN THE BATHROOM OF A MCDONALDS NEAR THE SCENE IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

THEN SHE MADE IT TO A MCDONALD'S BATHROOM, LOCKED HERSELF IN A BATHROOM STALL, AND REFUSED TO COME OUT.

THEY TRIED PEPPER SPRAY, THEN A DEPUTY CLIMBED UNDER THE STALL DOOR, AND SHE HIT HIM.

SO THEY TASERED HER TWICE, AND HAD TO DRAG HER FROM THE STALL. Return to index of stories...


SUSPICIOUS GLADES CO FIRE-SS


A SUSPICIOUS FIRE IS BURNING NEAR LAKE OKEECHOBEE TONIGHT.

THE FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE SAYS IT STARTED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON ON CURRY ISLAND IN GLADES COUNTY.

THE FIRE BURNED 350 ACRES BEFORE FIREFIGHTERS COULD CONTAINE IT.

NO BUILDINGS WERE THREATENED.

THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL OTHER SUSPICIOUS FIRES ON CURRY ISLAND.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING CALL THE FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE. Return to index of stories...


KOMEN RACE SIGN UP-SS-BNR


THE SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE IS ONE WEEK FROM SATURDAY.

THE WHOLE NBC 2 NEWS TEAM WILL BE THERE RAISING MONEY FOR LOCAL CHARITIES WHO HELP BREAST CANCER PATIENTS.

THE RACE IS 8AM MARCH 8TH AT THE COCONUT POINT MALL IN ESTERO.

TO REGISTER GO TO OUR WEBSITE, NBC-2.COM, CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


RED SOX WORLD SERIES TROPHIES-CG RVL


THE RED SOX ARE SHOWING OFF THEIR WORLD SERIES TROPHIES THIS WEEK IN LEE COUNTY.

THE TROPHIES FROM LAST SEASON, AS WELL AS 2004 AND 2007 ARE AT BIG GAME WATERFRONT GRILL ON FORT MYERS BEACH UNTIL SEVEN O CLOCK TONIGHT.

TOMORROW YOU CAN SEE THEM AT GOODWILL'S DONATION DRIVE AT JETBLUE PARK FROM NINE UNTIL NOON.

THEN FROM THREE UNTIL FIVE AT LA MESA R-V. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


YOU'VE HEARD ABOUT THE PLAN TO BRING SPORTS BACK TO EDISON STATE COLLEGE --

TONIGHT -- WE REVEAL PLANS TO BUILD A BRAND NEW ARENA ON CAMPUS.

AND A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE FIRED UP ABOUT THIS.

THE ARIZONA LEGISLATURE PASSED A BILL MAKING IT OKAY FOR BUSINESSES TO REFUSE TO SERVE GAY PEOPLE BASED ON RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.

WE'LL HEAR BOTH SIDES OF THE DEBATE AS THE GOVERNOR DECIDES WHETHER TO SIGN OR VETO THE CONTROVERSIAL BILL. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) EDISON STATE SPORTS ARENA PLANS-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) HOLDER AND GAY RIGHTS BANS-VOTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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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.

A few clouds will linger across the region tonight with the possibility of a patch or two of fog to develop. Temperatures will also be slightly cooler as they settle into the lower to middle 60s by tomorrow morning.

By midweek, we'll be tracking another weather system due in from the north and west. This will increase our clouds on Wednesday with widely scattered showers overnight through the Thursday time frame. Daytime highs will return to seasonal averages as they top out in the middle to upper 70s, while overnight lows dip into the middle to upper 50s. Clouds will be slow to clear on Friday with more sunshine during the afternoon. The weekend is looking very nice with lots of sunshine with temperatures warming into the lower 80s, while humidity levels stay rather comfortable. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO GEORGE-PLASMA


TODAY EDISON STATE COLLEGE OFFICIALS UNVEILED THEIR NEXT PHASE IN BRINGING BACK SPORTS TO THE COLLEGE.

THEY'RE BUILDING AN ARENA AND STUDENT ACTIVITY CENTER ON CAMPUS- NBC 2 GOT TO SEE THE PLANS TODAY.

NBC2'S GEORGE SOLIS IS LIVE FROM WHAT WILL SOON BE THE NEW HOME OF THE BUCCANEERS. Return to index of stories...


EDISON STATE SPORTS ARENA PLANS-LIVEU2-RTR2


AS YOU TAKE A LOOK AT THIS SIGN HERE AT THE CORNER OF CYPRESS LAKE AND SUMMERLIN --

NOT MUCH IS VISIBLE BEYOND THE WALL.

THAT'S ABOUT TO CHANGE- AS NOT ONE BUT TWO STUDENTS REC CENTERS WILL CHANGE THE FACE OF THIS CAMPUS FOR YEARS TO COME. Return to index of stories...


EDISON STATE SPORTS ARENA PLANS-PKG


'"The Buccaneers in Tampa are one of my favorite football teams why not bring a little bit of that down to Edison?"

FOR EDISON STATE COLLEGE STUDENTS LIKE MATT BARRETT IT'S LIKE A DREAM COME TRUE.

"I'm honestly really excited"

NOT JUST FOR HIS OWN HOOPS DREAMS.

BARRETT AND STUDENTS HAVE BEEN CENTER STAGE FOR THE REBIRTH OF THE BUCCANEERS AT EDISON.

SOON THEY'LL NOW HAVE A NEW PLACE TO CHEER THEM ON.

"It'll bring a whole different atmosphere it will be a lot more fun."

TODAY EDISON STATE COLLEGE OFFICIALS UNVEILED THEIR PLANS FOR THE HOME COURT OF THE BUCCANEERS.

"This is going to be a beautiful facility, it's probably going to be the signature building on campus, and a great location, it's going to be SWFL building." Carl McAloose

THS IS NEW ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AT EDISON CARL MCALOOSE'S VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF SPORTS AT THE COLLEGE.

2 SEPARATE STUDENT ACTIVITY CENTERS

ONE TO SERVE AT THE MAIN ARENA/GYM AT 3500 HUNDRED SEATS.

THE OTHER A REC CENTER

"It just made so much more sense to do it this way." McAloose

TOGETHER THE 2 FACILITIES ARE EXPCTED TO COST ABOUT 25 MILLION

MONEY OFFICIALS HOPE TO RAISE PRIVATE MONEY TO PAY FOR IT..

"Hopefully we'll find that wants to put their name on this, its a great deal of exposure." McAloose

STUDENTS CAN HARDLY CONTAIN THEIR EXCITEMENT.

I'm honesty excited to watch some basketball." Barrett Return to index of stories...


EDISON STATE SPORTS ARENA PLANS-LIVEU2-RTR2


THE SECOND CENTER-

WILL BE BUILD NEXT TO BB MANN

COLLEGE OFFICIALS SAY THESE BUILDINGS WILL BECOME THE CROWN JEWELS OF CAMPUS AND SWFL. Return to index of stories...


ALICO ARENA FACTS-SS


FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY, BUILT IT'S HOME COURT, ALICO ARENA, IN 2002.

IT COST 16 MILLION DOLLARS.

ALICO INCORPORATED PAID FOR SOME OF THAT THROUGH A NAMING RIGHTS DEAL.

THE ARENA, WHICH HOLDS ABOUT 46-HUNDRED PEOPLE IS 35 THOUSAND SQUARE FEET LARGER THAN THE ONE EDISON WANTS TO BUILD. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-1SHOT


THERE'S A LOT OF BACKLASH DIRECTED AT ARIZONA LAWMAKERS TONIGHT.

THEY PASSED A BILL THAT WOULD LET BUSINESS OWNERS REFUSE TO SERVE GAY PEOPLE BASED ON RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.

NEW DETAILS TONIGHT ON WHAT THE GOVERNOR PLANS TO DO WITH THE BILL.

AND DEVELOPING AT SIX -

A RARE ARMED ROBBERY IN ONE OF NAPLES' NICEST NEIGHBORHOODS.

DETAILS ABOUT THE TERRIFYING BREAK-IN THAT LEFT 5 FAMILY MEMBERS, INCLUDING CHILDREN DUCT-TAPED IN A BEDROOM. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) HOLDER AND GAY RIGHTS BANS-VO-WIPE


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TZ2 B) naples home invasion-VOTOPS


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HOLDER AND GAY RIGHTS BANS-2SHOT


ARIZONA'S GOVERNOR IS DECIDING WHETHER TO SIGN A BILL ALLOWING BUSINESSES TO REFUSE TO SERVE GAY PEOPLE BASED ON RELIGIOUS REASONS.

MEANWHILE, ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER IS TELLING STATE ATTORNEYS-GENERAL THEY ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO STAND BEHIND LAWS THEY BELIEVE ARE DISCRIMINATORY OR VIOLATE THE CONSTITUTION.

BRANDI HITT REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


HOLDER AND GAY RIGHTS BANS-PKG


NATS --

AS GAY MARRIAGE BATTLES HEAT UP IN SEVERAL STATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

NATS --

. ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER IS ENCOURAGING HIS STATE COUNTERPARTS TO *

NOT* DEFEND BANS ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

SOT -- Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney General / "I believe that we must be

suspicious of legal classifications based solely on sexual orientation. And

we must endeavor in all of our efforts to uphold and advance the values that

once led our forebears to declare unequivocally that all are created equal.

"

IN HIS SPEECH BEFORE A GROUP OF ATTORNEYS GENERAL. HOLDER SAID GAY

MARRIAGE BANS ARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

SIX DEMOCRATIC STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL HAVE ALREADY REFUSED TO DEFEND SUCH

BANS IN COURT. INCLUDING OREGON.

SOT -- Ellen Rosenblum, Oregon Attorney General / "There is no good reason

to exclude same-sex couples from marriage in Oregon."

BUT CRITICS AND SOME REPUBLICANS COUNTER. THAT THE TOP STATE LAW

ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS HAVE A *DUTY* TO STAND BEHIND THEIR *STATE* LAWS.

NATS -- Protest "Veto, Veto"

IN ARIZONA. GAY RIGHTS HAVE ALSO BEEN THRUST INTO THE POLITICAL SPOTLIGHT.

. AS GOVERNOR JAN BREWER DECIDES WHETHER TO SIGN OR VETO A BILL THAT WOULD

ALLOW BUSINESSES TO REFUSE SERVICE TO OTHERS. BASED ON THEIR PERSONAL

RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.

SOT -- Rep. Eddie Farnsworth Arizona District 22 / "This is simply

protecting religious freedom that is recognized and supported in the first

amendment."

SOT -- / "They need to keep their religious philosophies in

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HOLDER AND GAY RIGHTS BANS-ONCAM


BRANDI HITT REPORTING.

EXECUTIVES FROM APPLE AND AMERICAN AIRLINES, WHICH HAVE HUBS OR ARE BUILDING PLANTS IN ARIZONA -- HAVE CALLED THE GOVERNOR BREWER ASKING HER TO VETO THE BILL.

BREWER STILL SAYS PUBLICLY SHE IS UNDECIDED.

BUT TODAY, NBC NEWS REPORTED THAT SHE PLANS TO VETO THE BILL LATER IN THE WEEK. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS FACING A CRISIS TONIGHT. TOO MANY NEW STUDENTS AND NOW WHERE TO PUT THEM.

TODAY THEY TOOK A CONTROVERSIAL STEP TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS IN CLASSROOMS.

TJ Wolnik, Parent

07:48:22

"Anytime you have more than 18 little personalities in a

classroom it's a challenge."

BUT PARENST ARE NOT HAPPY. WE BREAK DOWN WHICH GRADES WILL SEE MORE KIDS.

PLUS --LOWEST OF THE LOW.

SCAMMERS IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY ARE USING THE MEMORY OF A FALLEN DEPUTY TO STEAL PEOPLES MONEY. Return to index of stories...


A) LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS-SOTVO-WIPE


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B) WILSON SCAM-VOTOPS


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