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DIRECTORS PAGE CHARLES BULLOCK CASE-SOTVO
HLA waffle house robbery-TRX-VO ACCUSED OF POINTING GUNS AT COPS-SS VO
HLB charles bullock case-TRX-VO JEEP IN CANAL-OC SS VO
HLC recovering burned yacht-TRX-VO TEASE ONE-1 SHOT
5PM OPEN-CLIP TZ1 A) RECOVERING BURNED YACHT-VO-WIPE
WAFFLE HOUSE SETUP-OAniBx TZ1 B) POLITICAL ENDORSEMENTS-VOTOPS
TOSS TO LUCAS-PLASMA TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
CHARLOTTE COUNTY WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-REM 2 MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS
CHARLOTTE COUNTY WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-PKG ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
CHARLOTTE COUNTY WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-REM 2 FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
TOSS TO MATT-trx OC EAniBx RECOVERING BURNED YACHT-OC VO ZM MAP FLY
ROSE RUNDLE LAWSUIT-RTR 1 RECOVERING BURNED YACHT-PKG
ROSE RUNDLE LAWSUIT-PKG DOGS UP FOR ADOPTION-OC 3 SS OC BNR
ROSE RUNDLE LAWSUIT-RTR 1 SPIRIT AIRLINES FLYER REWARDS-ONCAM
DAMAS NOT FIT TO STAND TRIAL-VO GAS PRICES GOING UP-OC CG OC BNR
WEAPON AT SCHOOL-trx OC EAniBx TEASE TWO-1 SHOT
WEAPON AT SCHOOL-REM 7 TZ2 A) POLITICAL ENDORSEMENTS-VO WIPE
WEAPON AT SCHOOL-SS VO WIPE TZ2 B) waffle house robberies-VOTOPS
WEAPON AT SCHOOL-2 SOT TOSS TO STEVE-2SHOT
WEAPON AT SCHOOL-REM 7 POLITICAL ENDORSEMENTS-TC MON
TAMPA WRONG WAY CRASH BAC-VO SS POLITICAL ENDORSEMENTS-PKG
TOSS TO HEATHER-trx ONCAM POLITICAL ENDORSEMENTS-TC MON
STAND YOUR GROUND RALLY-PLASMA NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT
STAND YOUR GROUND RALLY-PKG A) PANTHER RELEASED-SS
STAND YOUR GROUND RALLY-PLASMA B) PC SHOOTING STANDUP-SOT
CHARLES BULLOCK CASE-VO WIPE  


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HLA waffle house robbery-TRX-VO


DEVELOPING AT FIVE: THE WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERS STRIKE AGAIN -- THIS TIME TERRORIZING PEOPLE OVERNIGHT IN A CHARLOTTE COUNTY RESTAURANT.

NBC2 IS LIVE AS INVESTIGATORS FROM TWO COUNTIES WORK TO HUNT THEM DOWN. Return to index of stories...


HLB charles bullock case-TRX-VO


A FORMER COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTY ACCUSED OF MOLESTING A TEEN IN A MALL BATHROOM JUST PLEADED NO CONTEST ---

AND HE WON'T SPEND A DAY IN JAIL. Return to index of stories...


HLC recovering burned yacht-TRX-VO


MUST-SEE VIDEO OF A BURNED OUT YACHT BEING HOISTED FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO.

NBC2, ON THE WATER WITH CREWS AS THEY TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHY IT ERPUTED IN FLAMES.

YOU'RE WATCHING NBC2 NEWS AT 5. Return to index of stories...


5PM OPEN-CLIP


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WAFFLE HOUSE SETUP-OAniBx


TWO ARMED BANDITS ARE HITTING WAFFLE HOUSE RESTAURANTS UP AND DOWN THE WEST COAST OF FLORIDA.

THEY STRUCK AGAIN, IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY OVERNIGHT, THE THIRD HOLDUP IN LESS THAN A MONTH. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO LUCAS-PLASMA


THESE ARE THE THREE SPOTS HIT -- THE LATEST, IN *CHARLOTTE COUNTY.OFF I-75 NEAR JONES LOOP ROAD.

NBC2'S LUCAS SEILER JOINS US LIVE FROM THE SCENE--

AS INVESTIGATORS SCRAMBLE TO SOLVE THE CRIMES. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE COUNTY WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-REM 2


ALL OF THESE ROBBERIES HAVE STRIKING SIMILARITIES - THEY HAPPENED OVERNIGHT ON A WEEKEND, BY TWO MASKED MEN WEARING CAMO - AND THEY ALL OCCURRED NEAR I-75.

TONIGHT, LEE AND CHARLOTTE INVESTIGATORS ARE RAMPING UP THEIR SEARCH FOR THE SUSPECTS ACCUSED OF BATTERING EMPLOYEES BEFORE STEALING CASH. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE COUNTY WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-PKG


"We had two thugs go into a Waffle House."

RIGHT AWAY, THE SCENE AT A PUNTA GORDA WAFFLE HOUSE SOUNDED ALL TOO FAMILIAR -

"There's definitely a crime trend going on that can be addressed."

EARLY MONDAY MORNING JUST BEFORE FOUR - TWO MASKED MEN FORCED THEIR WAY INTO THE RESTAURANT OFF JONES LOOP ROAD.

THE SCENE IMMEDIATELY RESEMBLING TWO WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERIES IN LEE COUNTY - NOT JUST BECAUSE OF THE CHAIN RESTAURANT THEY HIT, BUT HOW DETECTIVES SAY THE VICTIMS WERE TREATED.

"They hit people when they were even compliant and still took money from the register."

HERE YOU SEE THE TWO MEN BARGING THROUGH THE WAFFLE HOUSE OFF PALM BEACH BOULEVARD IN LEE COUNTY HOLDING PEOPLE AT GUNPOINT ON THE FLOOR.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY INVESTIGATORS SAY THE SAME THING HAPPENED THIS MORNING IN PUNTA GORDA - TWO EMPLOYEES WERE BEATEN OVER THE HEAD WITH GUNS - NOW THE TWO AGENCIES ARE RAMPING UP THEIR EFFORTS TO FIND THE MEN RESPONSIBLE.

"We're working with Lee County and Ft. Myers police to gather what they have and try to put something together and take these people off the street." Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE COUNTY WAFFLE HOUSE ROBBERY-REM 2


WAFFLE HOUSE EMPLOYEES ARE BEING TOLD NOT TO TALK TO THE PRESS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED HERE.

DETECTIVES AREN'T RULING OUT WHETHER THERE MAY BE MORE THAN JUST TWO PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THESE CRIMES - WE'LL BRING YOU THE LATEST THE AS SOON AS WE GET IT.

LIVE IN PG, LS, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO MATT-trx OC EAniBx


THE FORMER GENERAL MANAGER OF HARBORSIDE EVENT CENTER IN FORT MYERS IS SUING THE CITY.

SHE CLAIMS SHE WAS FIRED BECAUSE SHE'S WHITE, AND THE CITY MANAGER FAVORS AFRICAN AMERICANS.

NBC2'S MATT WRIGHT IS BREAKING THIS STORY LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM RIGHT NOW.

MATT. Return to index of stories...


ROSE RUNDLE LAWSUIT-RTR 1


IN THIS LAWSUIT ROSE RUNDLE CLAIMS SHE HAD A STELLAR RECORD DURING HER 12 YEARS AS GENERAL MANAGER OF HARBORSIDE EVENT CENTER,

AND IT CAME AS A SHOCK WHEN THE CITY FIRED HER LAST JUNE.

BUT EVEN MORE SHOCKING -- WHAT SHE'S NOW SAYING IS *BEHIND* HER FIRING. Return to index of stories...


ROSE RUNDLE LAWSUIT-PKG


IN THIS FEDERAL LAWSUIT -- FILED FRIDAY. FORMER HARBORSIDE GENERAL MANAGER ROSE RUNDLE CLAIMS THE *ONLY* REASON SHE WAS FIRED IS BECAUSE SHE'S WHITE.

SHE CLAIMS AFRICAN AMERICAN CITY MANAGER WILLIAM MITCHELL "has a history of preferential treatment for African American women"

AFTER A SIX WEEK INVESTIGATION -- FORT MYERS CITY LEADERS FIRED RUNDLE FROM HER POST AT HARBORSIDE EVENT CENTER IN JUNE.

THEY CLAIMED SHE VIOLATED CITY POLICY BY SHOWING FAVORITISM. ALLOWED AN EMPLOYEE TO LIVE WITH HER. AND MISUSED CITY RESOURCES.

BUT THE LAWSUIT SAYS THOSE REASONS WERE A FRONT FOR DISCRIMINATION. CITING EXAMPLES OF SPECIAL TREATMENT FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN EMPLOYEES.

RUNDLE WANTS 600-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN DAMAGES AND LOST WAGES.

EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEY BENJAMIN YORMAK SAYS RUNDEL MUST PROVE AFRICAN AMERICAN EMPLOYEES IN SIMILAR SITUATIONS WERE TREATED BETTER THAN HER BECAUSE OF RACE.

HE CALLS THIS SORT OF REVERSE DISCRIMINATION CASE AN UPHILL BATTLE. Return to index of stories...


ROSE RUNDLE LAWSUIT-RTR 1


MITCHELL REFERRED US TO THE CITY ATTORNEY FOR COMMENT, BUT WE HAVE NOT HEARD BACK.

TONIGHT AT SIX --WE'LL HAVE DETAILS ABOUT THE ALLEGED FAVORITISM RUNDLE CLAIMS HE SHOWED AFRICAN AMERICAN EMPLOYEES.

LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM MATT WRIGHT NBC2. Return to index of stories...


DAMAS NOT FIT TO STAND TRIAL-VO


THE NAPLES MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS ENTIRE FAMILY MAY NOT STAND TRIAL AFTER ALL.

TWO DOCTORS TOLD A JUDGE TODAY MESAC DAMAS IS NOT MENTALLY FIT TO PROCEED IN THE CASE --

DAMAS IS ACCUSED OF SLAUGHTERING HIS WIFE AND FIVE CHILDREN IN THEIR NORTH NAPLES HOME IN 2009.

HE HAS HELD UP SEVERAL PAST PROCEEDINGS WITH BIZAREE BEHAVIOR IN THE COURTROOM.

IT WILL BE UP TO THE JUDGE TO DECIDE WHETHER TO DECLARE HIM INCOMPETENT TO STAND TRIAL. Return to index of stories...


WEAPON AT SCHOOL-trx OC EAniBx


A MIDDLE SCHOOLER IS ARRESTED AFTER DEPUTIES SAY HE BROUGHT A KNIFE TO SCHOOL.

DEPUTIES SAY IT WAS 12 INCHES FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE HANDLE TO THE TIP OF THE BLADE.

THIS HAPPENED FRIDAY AT LEHIGH ACRES MIDDLE SCHOOL--

TODAY STUDENTS SAY THEIR CLASSMATE WAS NOTICEABLY ABSENT AFTER WHAT HAPPENED.

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WEAPON AT SCHOOL-REM 7


DEPUTIES HANDCUFFED THE 8TH GRADER --

AFTER SPEAKING WITH HIM INSIDE THE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE. Return to index of stories...


WEAPON AT SCHOOL-SS VO WIPE


DEPUTIES SAY 13 YEAR OLD CYAN KOCH WAS FIRST SPOTTED CARRYING A DRY WALL KNIFE BY A BUS DRIVER --

WHO SAW HIM PLAYING WITH IT ON HIS WAY HOME--RUBBING THE BLADE.

IT WAS 12 INCHES IN LENGHT WITH JAGGED EDGES.

FRIDAY--DEPUTIES SAY KOCK WAS PULLED FROM CLASS AND QUESTIONED--

STUDENTS ARE REACTING TO THE NEWS --

AND GIVE THEIR ACCOUNT OF WHAT HAPPENED INSIDE THE CLASSROOM THAT DAY. Return to index of stories...


WEAPON AT SCHOOL-2 SOT


Jennifer Pelegrino

6th Grader

9:13 i think it would not be very cool cuz bringing a knife to school what you gonna do with it? 9:20are you going to kill someone hurt someone? 9:24

Na'tia Jackson

8th Grader

10:13 he was threatening a little girl but he was playing around at the same time 10:15 and said he was going to stab the little girl but he really didnt stab her 10:19 Return to index of stories...


WEAPON AT SCHOOL-REM 7


THE STUDENT WENT ON TO SHE DOESN'T BELIEVE KOCH WOULD HURT ANYONE.

ACCORDING TO THE REPORT--

KOCH HE "FORGOT HE HAD THE KNIFE IN HIS BAG".

HIS MOTHER WOULDN'T TALK ON CAMERA BUT SAYS THE SAME THING--

SHE ADDS HE TOOK THE KNIFE FROM THE GARAGE.

LIVE IN LEHIGH ACRES CHRISTIN ALUSBY NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA WRONG WAY CRASH BAC-VO SS


THE WRONG-WAY DRIVER WHO CAUSED A DEADLY CRASH IN TAMPA A MONTH AGO WAS VERY DRUNK.

ONE OF THE VICTIMS WAS FROM LEE COUNTY.

DANIEL MORRIS' AUTOPSY REPORT SAYS HE HAD A POINT TWO ZERO BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT.

THAT'S MORE THAN TWICE THE LEGAL LIMIT.

HE ALSO HAD TRACES OF MARIJUANA IN HIS SYSTEM.

HE DIED IN THE WRECK ON I-275.

SO DID FOUR U-S-F STUDENTS.

ONE OF THE VICTIMS WAS CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL GRAD, AND STANDOUT WRESTLER, JIM ILIAS. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO HEATHER-trx ONCAM


A BIG GROUP OF PEOPLE WANT FLORIDA'S "STAND YOUR GROUND LAW" TO GO.

THEY RALLIED IN TALLAHASSEE TODAY -- INCLUDING THE REVERAND AL SHARPTON.

NBC2 ANCHOR HEATHER TURCO JOINS US IN THE STUDIO WITH THEIR ARGUMENT. Return to index of stories...


STAND YOUR GROUND RALLY-PLASMA


PETER - IT'S NOT JUST FLORIDA WE'RE TALKING ABOUT - 2 DOZEN STATES HAVE SIMILAR LAWS.

TODAY - IN TALLAHASSEE, THE PARENTS OF TRAYVON MARTIN WERE THERE ALONG WITH HUNDREDS OF OTHERS.

THEY SAY THE LAW IS DANGEROUS, AND WANT IT CHANGED. Return to index of stories...


STAND YOUR GROUND RALLY-PKG


"Florida is a dangerous place for 17 year old.

LAUNCHING A MAJOR PUSH TO REPEAL STAND YOUR GROUND LAWS AROUND THE COUNTRY.

.DEMONSTRATORS STARTED AT THE STATE CAPITOL IN FLORIDA. LED BY REVEREND AL SHARPTON.

"Our children can be killed based on the imagination of someone. That is an unjust and wicked law"

THE RALLY COMES WEEKS AFTER A JURY IN JACKSONVILLE CONVICTED MICHAEL DUNN OF ATTEMPTED MURDER. BUT NOT OF ACTUALLY KILLING 17 YEAR OLD JORDAN DAVIS.

DAVIS WAS SHOT DEAD AFTER DUNN OPENED FIRE ON A CAR FULL OF TEENAGERS WHO, HE SAYS, THREATENED HIM FOLLOWING HIS COMPLAINTS ABOUT THEIR LOUD MUSIC.

JORDAN DAVIS' MOTHER SPOKE AT THE RALLY, TOO.

"I'm here to accuse the state of Florida and 25 other states of creating legislation that is nothing more than permission to kill."

TRAYVON MARTIN'S PARENTS WERE ALSO AT THE RALLY.

MARTIN WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY GEORGE ZIMMERMAN TWO YEARS AGO. A JURY ACQUITTED ZIMMERMAN AFTER HE SAID HE FEARED FOR HIS LIFE.

"Florida is failing our young men and women. Florida has to change this law now!

AT THE VERY LEAST, PROTESTERS ARE URGING THE STATE LEGISLATURE TO AMEND THE LAW TO READ.THAT IF YOU'RE ATTACKED.BUT CAN SAFELY ESCAPE WITHOUT KILLING SOMEONE OR RISKING DEATH YOURSELF, YOU SHOULD. Return to index of stories...


STAND YOUR GROUND RALLY-PLASMA


WE EXPECT STATE LAWMAKERS TO CONSIDER SEVERAL SELF-DEFENSE AND USE-OF-DEADLY-FORCE BILLS, BUT NOTHING YET ON STAND YOUR GROUND.

SHARPTON SAYS HIS "NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK" WILL VOTE NEXT MONTH ON A PROPOSAL TO BOYCOTT FLORIDA UNTIL IT CHANGES ITS LAW. Return to index of stories...


CHARLES BULLOCK CASE-VO WIPE


A FIRED COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTY ACCUSED OF MOLESTING A 15-YEAR-OLD BOY WON'T SERVE ANY JAIL TIME.

CHARLES BULLOCK WAS ACCUSED OF PERFORMING ORAL SEX ON THE TEEN INSIDE A BATHROOM AT COASTLAND CENTER MALL IN NAPLES.

HE WAS CAUGHT ON SURVEILLANCE VIDEO WALKING IN AND OUT OF THAT BATHROOM.

TODAY HE PLEADED NO CONTEST TO THE CHARGE. THE JUDGE SENTENCED HIM TO TWO YEARS OF PROBATION.

THE VICTIM'S FAMILY WANTED BULLOCK TO SERVE PRISON TIME, BUT THE STATE HASN'T BEEN ABLE TO CONTACT THEM RECENTLY.

BULLOCK'S ATTORNEY CLAIMS THERE WERE "INCONSISTENCIES" IN THE TEENS STORY Return to index of stories...


CHARLES BULLOCK CASE-SOTVO


7:38:45 "it isn't fair, it isn't fair to chuck bullock that he was arrested, it isn't fair to chuck bullock that he had to plead any charges. When you look at the facts carefully, i've been through the deposition of the alleged victim and there's a clear credibility issue with the allegations made by the young man."

AS PART OF THE PLEA DEAL, BULLOCK ISN'T ALLOWED TO HAVE ANY CONTACT WITH THE TEEN.

IF BULLOCK VIOLATES PROBATION, HE COULD GO TO PRISON FOR UP TO 10 YEARS. Return to index of stories...


ACCUSED OF POINTING GUNS AT COPS-SS VO


TWO MEN ACCUSED OF POINTING GUNS AT FORT MYERS POLICE OVER THE WEEKEND WERE IN COURT TODAY.

OFFICERS SAY RAUL CHAVARRIA AND LUIS SANCHEZ TOOK AIM AT THEM SATURDAY NIGHT--

NEAR HIGH AND BLOUNT STREETS.

ONE OFFICER OPENED FIRE IN DEFENSE.

NO ONE WAS HIT.

THE PROSECUTOR SAYS SANCHEZ IS A KNOWN GANG MEMBER, PART OF THE "B TOWN GOONS." Return to index of stories...


JEEP IN CANAL-OC SS VO


HIS JEEP ENDED UP IN A CANAL.AND CAPE CORAL POLICE THINK THE DRIVER HAD BEEN DRINKING.

IT HAPPENED LATE LAST NIGHT NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF SOUTHEAST 10TH AVENUE AND SOUTHEAST 14TH TERRACE.

FIREFIGHTERS SAY THEY FOUND THE DRIVER SITTING ON TOP OF HIS JEEP.

A DIVE TEAM HAD TO RESUE HIM FROM THE WATER.

POLICE ARRESTED HIM FOR SUSPICION OF DUI. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-1 SHOT


IT'S BEEN A WEEK SINCE--

A MASSIVE FIRE SANK A BOAT OFF THE COAST OF SANIBEL.

TODAY WE GOT TO SEE WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE NOW--

AFTER CREWS STARTING LIFTING IT OUT OF THE WATER.

PLUS: LOCAL POLITICIANS ARE STARTING TO SUPPORT THEIR FAVORITE CANDIDATES IN THE RACE TO FILL TREY RADEL'S SEAT IN CONGRESS.

WE ASK VOTERS AND EXPERTS HOW MUCH THOSE ENDORSEMENTS MATTER. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) RECOVERING BURNED YACHT-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) POLITICAL ENDORSEMENTS-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.

Another nice day is on the way for Tuesday. The forecast for the balance of the evening looks mostly clear with low temperatures dropping to the upper 50's along the coast and lower 50's inland. The cool weather tomorrow morning will help lead to another round of fog in some places to start the day. Skies will be mostly sunny on Tuesday with a high in the upper 70's along the beaches and lower 80's inland.

This week we will be tracking a cold front moving toward Florida on Wednesday. The front will increase clouds over the area on Wednesday and a few showers could break out by late day. Temperatures will continue to be mild, despite the clouds, and in the lower 80's during the day.

Skies will clear out again for Thursday followed by a little cooler weather. Highs will be in the 70's on Thursday followed by a chilly morning on Friday.

At this point it looks like the long-range forecast is shaping up to give us another nice weekend with lots of sunshine and temperatures in the 80's. Return to index of stories...


RECOVERING BURNED YACHT-OC VO ZM MAP FLY


SALVAGE CREWS ARE WORKING AS WE SPEAK TO PULL A SUNKEN YACHT OUT OF THE GULF OF MEXICO.

THE BOAT CAUGHT FIRE ONE WEEK AGO A COUPLE MILES OFF THE SANIBEL COAST.

BOTH PEOPLE ON BOARD HAD TO JUMP IN THE WATER TO SURVIVE.

NBC2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN WENT OUT ON THE RECOVERY BOAT EARLY THIS MORNING TO GET A FIRST HAND LOOK. Return to index of stories...


RECOVERING BURNED YACHT-PKG


08:41:31 what an incredible sight. These crews are pulling a boat off

the bottom of the gulf of Mexico. You can see now that it's above

water how badly burned it was. Last Monday this is the boat which

caught fire and ended up sinking. 08:41:43

Vo

BEFORE IT GOT TO THIS POINT- CREWS SPENT THE MORNING PREPARING THE

SITE- PUTTING UP AN OIL BOOM AND DIVING 25 FEET DOWN TO THE BOAT.

THEN THE CRANE DID THE HEAVY LIFTING. HOISTING THE BOAT OUT OF THE WATER.

A SMALL CROWD WATCHED TO SEE THE CHARRED REMAINS COME TO THE SURFACE.

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Capt. Phil Pica, Fish Tale Marina

8:49:40 a little worse than I thought it would be. It was burned all

the way down to the water line as you can see, there's not much left

of the boat. 8:49:45

LOOKLIVE

8:42:38 with the boat back above water the investigation is now just

being started. State officers will take a look at this boat and try to

determine exactly what caused last weeks fire. Off Sanibel island ck

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DOGS UP FOR ADOPTION-OC 3 SS OC BNR


TOMORROW EIGHT OF THE 21 DOGS SEIZED IN AN ANIMAL CRUELTY INVESTIGATION WILL BE PUT UP FOR ADOPTION.

THE DOGS ARE MIXED BREED, MINIATURE PINSCHER/CHIHUAHUA.

THE ADOPTION PROCESS STARTS AT 11 A-M AT THE SUNCOAST HUMANE SOCIETY.

THE DOGS WERE LIVING IN DEPLORABLE CONDITIONS IN A PORT CHARLOTTE HOME

DEPUTIES DISCOVERED THEM DURING A DRUG RAID.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE ADOPTION, HEAD TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


SPIRIT AIRLINES FLYER REWARDS-ONCAM


SPIRIT AIRLINES JUST ANNOUNCED A DIFFERENT KIND OF FREQUENT FLYER PROGRAM.

FLYERS WILL EARN MORE MILES WHEN THEY BUY *CHEAPER FLIGHTS.

DELTA JUST ROLLED OUT A PLAN THAT GIVES YOU MORE POINTS THE MORE YOU SPEND. Return to index of stories...


GAS PRICES GOING UP-OC CG OC BNR


WE'RE PAYING MORE FOR GAS LATELY.

ACCORDING TO TRIPLE-A, THE AVERAGE PRICE IN THE FORT MYERS CAPE CORAL AREA IS 3-53.

THAT'S FOUR CENTS MORE THAN LAST MONDAY--

AND 18 CENTS MORE THAN A MONTH AGO.

YOU CAN FIND THE BEST PRICES IN THE AREA ON OUR WEB SITE.

GO TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM AND CLICK ON THE PUMP PATROL LINK. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-1 SHOT


ONE OF THE CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR TREY RADEL'S SEAT JUST SCORED AN BIG ENDORSEMENT.

TODAY WE'RE ARE DIGGING DEEPER. DOES IT REALLY MATTER TO VOTERS?

AND IN SOME CASES, IT CAN ACTUALLY HURT THEIR CHANCES OF WINNING.

PLUS - WE ARE GETTING NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE ARMED MEN ROBBING RESTAURANTS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

TERRIFYING THE CUSTOMERS INSIDE. WE UNCOVER HOW INVESTIGATORS THINK THEY ARE ALL CONNECTED. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) POLITICAL ENDORSEMENTS-VO WIPE


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TZ2 B) waffle house robberies-VOTOPS


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TOSS TO STEVE-2SHOT


IN A LITTLE MORE THAN A MONTH REPUBLICANS PICK THEIR CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE IN DISTRICT 19, WHICH COVERS MOST OF LEE AND COLLIER COUNTIES.

TODAY, STATE SENATOR LIZBETH BENACQUISTO PLAYED UP HER ENDORSEMENTS.

THIS WEEKEND, FORMER CONGRESSMAN CONNIE MACK BACKED CURT CLAWSON.

NBC2'S STEVE CAMPION LOOKED INTO HOW MUCH THESE ENDORSEMENTS REALLY MATTER.

STEVE? Return to index of stories...


POLITICAL ENDORSEMENTS-TC MON


CANDIDATES SEEK OUT ENDORSEMENTS LEFT AND RIGHT.

THEY MEET ALL THE TIME HOPING TO GATHER HIGH PROFILE SUPPORT.

EXPERTS WARN THEY CAN BE A DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD.

SOMETIMES, HELPFUL.

OTHER TIMES, THEY CAN ACTUALLY PUSH VOTERS AWAY. Return to index of stories...


POLITICAL ENDORSEMENTS-PKG


0534 "A person can be perfectly honest and then they get in there and things go to heck."

WINNING VOTERS OVER -

0540 "They get pressured or whatever and so endorsements don't mean a thing to me."

*ISN'T* EXACTLY EASY.

0940 "In such a short campaign, money is a critical competent in creating name id."

ADS INUNDATING OUR AIRWAVES -

CANDIDATES LIKE CURT CLAWSON -

AND STATE SENATOR LIZBETH BENACQUISTO

- CLAIM THEY'RE THE RIGHT PICK TO REPLACE DISGRACED, FORMER CONGRESSMAN TREY RADEL.

0630 "Endorsements cut both ways. Sometimes you get the baggage of the endorser.

Sometimes you get the benefits if they have a sterling personality."

TODAY, BEACQUISTO'S CAMP ANNOUNCED CONGRESSMEN MARIO DIAZ-BALART AND TOM ROONEY BACK HER BID.

THIS WEEKEND IN NAPLES, FORMER CONGRESSMAN CONNIE MACK THREW HIS SUPPORT TO OPPONTENT CURT CLAWSON.

0842 "Connie Mack's endorsement of Curt Clawson is a double edged sword.

He endorsed Trey Radel. A lot of people have that current memory of what Trey did."

CAMPAIGN CONSULTANTS CLAIM - ENDORSEMENT CAN BE TRICKY.

THEY DO OFFER VOTERS FAMILIARITY *IF* THEY DON'T KNOW THE CANDIDATE WELL

. LIKE NEWCOMER CLAWSON.

0012 "Do endorsements matter? Not a whole lot.

It's not going to sway another to change their mind."

POLITICAL SCIENTISTS COUNTER ENDORSEMENTS MAY SHORE UP SUPPORT

- AMONG PEOPLE ALREADY LEANING TOWARD A CANDIDATE.

0442 "The value of it, the lifecycle of an endorsement tends to be pretty short." Return to index of stories...


POLITICAL ENDORSEMENTS-TC MON


THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY FOR THE SPECIAL ELECTION IS SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 22ND.

THE WINNER SQUARES OFF WITH DEMOCRAT APRIL FREEMAN AND LIBERTARIAN RAY NETHERWOOD. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


WITHIN THE LAST HOUR --

A FLORIDA PANTHER -- RESCUED AFTER BEING HIT BY A CAR --

WAS RELEASED BACK INTO THE WILD.

NBC 2 WAS THERE.

WE'LL GO LIVE TO HENDRY COUNTY, COMING UP AT 5:30.

PLUS --

New details tonight in a frightening over the weekend shooting at this event center in Port Charlotte. I'm NBC2 George Solis with what neighbors say they saw. Return to index of stories...


A) PANTHER RELEASED-SS


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B) PC SHOOTING STANDUP-SOT


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