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DIRECTORS PAGE FPL SMART METER-SOTVO
BREAKING OPEN-CLIP NAPLES PARKING PREVIEW-OC, VO
TOSS TO DAVE-VO, EANIBX TEASE ONE
LEE COUNTY DEPUTY INJURED-REM-LIVE TZ1 A) deputy injured tease-trxVO
LEE COUNTY DEPUTY INJURED-VO TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC
LEE COUNTY DEPUTY INJURED-SOTVO 6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE
LEE COUNTY DEPUTY INJURED-REM-LIVE STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS
TOSS TO CHRISTINA-VOTOPS, SS, EANIBOX TOSS TO JIM-ITL
LEE COUNTY DEPUTY INJURED-REM-LIVE LEE CO DEPUTY INJURED-REM-LIVE
LEE COUNTY DEPUTY INJURED-BNR-PKG LEE CO DEPUTY INJURED-VO
LEE COUNTY DEPUTY INJURED-REM-LIVE LEE CO DEPUTY INJURED-SOTVO
COVERAGE PROMISE-OC LEE CO DEPUTY INJURED-REM-LIVE
TOSS TO CHRISTY-OC, EANIBX ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
CHILD SEX EXPLOITATION-NSRM FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
CHILD SEX EXPLOITATION-VO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
CHILD SEX EXPLOITATION-SOTVO BRIAN LIVE FROM TALLAHASSEE-LIVE U2
CHILD SEX EXPLOITATION-NSRM FGCU VIDEO-VOTOPS
TOSS TO ANDREA-TRXPLASMA VO, ZM IN PLASMA, DISS AN FIELER REAX-SOTTOPS
FM SHORES ANIMAL HOARDING-REM-LIVE FSU VIDEO-VOTOPS
FM SHORES ANIMAL HOARDING-BNR-PKG FGCU ON FSU-SOTTOPS
FM SHORES ANIMAL HOARDING-REM-LIVE FGCU IN THE NIT-2 VIDBOX
PAST ANIMAL HOARDING-TANIBOX RVL BRIAN LIVE TOSSBACK-LIVE U2
a nfm 15 dogs-vo TOSS TO MATT-trx 2shot
b cape coral animals-vo CURT CLAWSON KREEGEL AD-TC MON
c fm dogs in apt-vo CURT CLAWSON KREEGEL AD-BNR-PKG
TOSS TO JOE-trxOC, EANIBOX CURT CLAWSON KREEGEL AD-TC MON, VO, SS, TC MON, SS
FGCU IN TALLY FOR NIT-LIVE U 1 COLLIER MAILING BALLOTS-OC
FGCU IN TALLY FOR NIT-BNR-PKG INJURED DEPUTY INVESTIGATION-VO
FGCU IN TALLY FOR NIT-LIVE U 1 vo outside hospital
FGCU COLLERAN PUSH-OC CLOSE-4SHOT
IMMOKALEE CASINO EXPANSION-OC, VO 15 YO HIGH SPEED CHASE-2SH
IMMOKALEE CASINO EXPANSION-SOTVO 15 YO HIGH SPEED CHASE-PKG
FPL SMART METER-OC, VO  


DIRECTORS PAGE


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BREAKING OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO DAVE-VO, EANIBX


NBC-2 WAS AT LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AS SHERIFF MIKE SCOTT ARRIVED TO CHECK UP ON THE DEPUTIES.

DAVE ELIAS JUST SPOKE WITH THE SHERIFF AND HAS BRAND NEW INFORMATION.

DAVE - WHAT CAN YOU TELL US? Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY DEPUTY INJURED-REM-LIVE


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LEE COUNTY DEPUTY INJURED-SOTVO


THERE WERE GUNSHOTS. WE'RE NOT GOING TO SAY WHO SHOT WHO OR WHAT BUT I CAN TELL YOU OUR OFFICERS HAVE NOT BEEN INJURED VIA GUNSHOT. OUR OFFICERS WERE INJURED VIA MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH. INTENTIONAL IS WHAT THE EVIDENCE POINTS TO AT THIS POINT. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY DEPUTY INJURED-REM-LIVE


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TOSS TO CHRISTINA-VOTOPS, SS, EANIBOX


BREAKING NEWS AT SIX - TWO LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE INJURED, ONE OF THEM SERIOUSLY AFTER A CAR RAMS THEIR MOTORCYCLES DURING A CHASE.

IT STARTED WHEN DEPUTIES TRIED TO PULL OVER AN CAR NEAR WOODLAND BOULEVARD IN THE FORT MYESR VILLAS COMMUNITY. THE DRIVER TOOK OFF. AND THE OFFICERS OPENED FIRE.

THAT DRIVER IS IN CUSTODY TONIGHT

NBC-2'S CHRISTINA LUSBY JOINS US LIVE WITH BREAKING DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY DEPUTY INJURED-REM-LIVE


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LEE COUNTY DEPUTY INJURED-BNR-PKG


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LEE COUNTY DEPUTY INJURED-REM-LIVE


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COVERAGE PROMISE-OC


COUNT ON NBC-2 TO UPDATE THIS STORY THROUGHOUT THE NEWSCAST -- AND TONIGHT AT 11.

YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THE LATEST INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE, NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHRISTY-OC, EANIBX


FEDERAL AGENTS ARRESTED 14 MEN IN ONE OF THE LARGEST CHILD PORNOGRAPHY BUSTS EVER.

NBC2 HAS LEARNED TWO OF THE VICTIMS ARE FROM SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

NBC2'S CHRISTY ANDREWS IS LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM WITH THE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


CHILD SEX EXPLOITATION-NSRM


THOSE HUNDREDS OF VICTIMS ARE FROM 37 STATES.

TWO OF THEM ARE FROM FORT MYERS. Return to index of stories...


CHILD SEX EXPLOITATION-VO


IN FLORIDA-

THREE OTHER VICTIMS LIVE IN ORLANDO AND ONE IN JACKSONVILLE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE MEN RAN THE SUBSCRIPTION-BASED WEB SITE FROM 2011 TO 2012.

IT HAD MORE THAN 24-THOUSAND MEMBERS THAT SHARED WEB-CAM VIDEOS-MOSTLY OF YOUNG BOYS -AGES 13 TO 15.

INVESTIGATORS SAY TWO OF THE VICTIMS WERE YOUNGER THAN THREE YEARS OLD. Return to index of stories...


CHILD SEX EXPLOITATION-SOTVO


Jeh Johnson

Secretary Department of Homelane Security

03:13-03:26

These alleged perpetrators prayed upon the most innocent, most vulnerable members of our society with no regard for the immediate or lasting harm they caused to the victims or their families.

OFFICIALS CONFIRM THE VICTIMS FROM FORT MYERS ARE BOTH BOYS.

THEY WERE 14 AND 17 YEARS OLD AT THE TIME OF THE INVESTIGATION LAST YEAR. Return to index of stories...


CHILD SEX EXPLOITATION-NSRM


I JUST SPOKE WITH A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IN THE LAST HOUR.

SHE WOULD NOT COMMENT ON IF THEY ARE WORKING WITH THE VICTIMS IN THIS SEX CRIME.

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TOSS TO ANDREA-TRXPLASMA VO, ZM IN PLASMA, DISS AN


INVESTIGATORS REMOVED MORE THAN 70 CATS FROM A LEE COUNTY HOME TODAY.

THEY HAD TO WEAR HAZMAT SUITS BECAUSE THE SMELL OF CAT URINE WAS SO STRONG.

SOMEONE TIPPED OFFICIALS OFF TO THE HOME IN FORT MYERS SHORES.

IT'S OFF FOURTH STREET, NEAR STATE ROAD 80 AND 31.

NBC-2'S ANDREA HUBBELL IS OUTSIDE THE HOME THAT OFFICIALS CALL A GRIM SITUATION.

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FM SHORES ANIMAL HOARDING-REM-LIVE


IN THE LAST TWO HOURS THIS HOUSE HAS BEEN DEEMED UNLIVABLE. IT TOOK NEARLY SEVEN HOURS TO CLEAR OUT ALL THE CATS.

A SEVERE SITUATION ACCORDING TO LEE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SERVICES.

BUT AN ALL TOO FAMILIAR CASE - FOR THE DEPARTMENT WHO SAYS THE NUMBER OF HOARDING CASES IN LEE COUNTY CONTINUES TO RISE. Return to index of stories...


FM SHORES ANIMAL HOARDING-BNR-PKG


**NAT MEOWING***

34:20-24:23

Danielle Null/Neighbor

"You cannot condone this at all"

CAT AFTER CAT AFTER CAT - PULLED FROM THIS HOME - CAGED UP AND SENT IN FOR EXAMINATION.

35:4-35:10

"an they just keep bringing animals out."

THE NUMBER SO HIGH - AUTHORITIES CAN ONLY GUESS THERE WERE AT LEAST 70 CATS INSIDE.

NEIGHBOR, DANIELLE NULL - AN ANIMAL LOVER HERSELF CAN'T BELIEVE IT.

35:22-35:26

"I can't imagine living with more than what I have right now."

NEIGHBORS TELL NBC2 SANDRA BERKSHIRE BEGAN RESCUING CATS 10 YEARS AGO.

46:19-46:34

GEOF GREENE/NEIGHBOR AND FRIEND

"She was taking care of the cats she was feeding them every week you could see all the bags of litter set out. So she's looking after them, no matter how many were in there. She was on top of it."

GOOD FRIEND, GEOF GREENE DOESN'T AGREE WITH LEE COUNTY'S DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SERVICE TAKING AWAY BERKSHIRE'S PETS.

47:16-47:24

"They don't bother investigating it's just boom, bust the door down and get in."

BUT WHEN ANIMAL SERVICES DID GET IN - THEY HAD NO CHOICE.

Tony Backhurst/Department of Animal services:

39:52-39:56

"It's very difficult to breathe, you can't stay in the house for very long."

SO BAD - IN FACT THE HOME WAS DEEMED UNLIVABLE.

EVEN AFTER THE CATS WERE REMOVED.

39:40-39:47

"Like a wall of ammonia that you walk into. This one is pretty bad. I mean, your eyes burn, it's very difficult to breathe."

A DIFFICULT SITUATION FOR BERKSHIRE - BUT FOR NEIGHBORS WATCHING TOO.

34:07-34:13

"I feel bad for her, I feel bad for the animals. Obviously she is very attached to them or she wouldn't keep them like this." Return to index of stories...


FM SHORES ANIMAL HOARDING-REM-LIVE


AUTHORITIES SAY THERE ARE 52 KNOWN HOARDERS IN LEE COUNTY.

ANIMAL SERVICES ESTIMATES - 300 CASES UNREPORTED.

ADDING 20 MORE CASES JUST THIS YEAR.

LIVE IN LEE COUNTY ANDREA HUBBELL NBC2. Return to index of stories...


PAST ANIMAL HOARDING-TANIBOX RVL


HOARDING CASES SWAMPED LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES THIS YEAR.

15 DOGS WERE RESCUED FROM A HOME IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

IN CAPE CORAL, 21 PETS, INCLUDING DOGS, CATS, AND A SNAKE WERE VOLUNTARILY GIVEN UP BY THEIR OWNER.

IN FORT MYERS, ANIMAL SERVICES FOUND 16 DOGS IN A ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT.

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TOSS TO JOE-trxOC, EANIBOX


IN LESS THAN AN HOUR - THE FGCU MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM WILL PLAY FLORIDA STATE IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE NIT.

NBC 2'S JOE ROETZ RODE UP TO TALAHASSEE WITH EAGLES FANS.HE'S LIVE OUTSIDE THE ARENA. Return to index of stories...


FGCU IN TALLY FOR NIT-LIVE U 1


- two buses of eagle fans arrived here xx ago with one mission- beat

FSU in the first round of the NIT tournament.

- they join 5000 people, and while the eagles may be outnumbered,

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FGCU IN TALLY FOR NIT-BNR-PKG


A lot of fresh faces on board today's bus for a nearly 6 hour, 400

mile trek from fort Myers to Tallahassee.

- the bus was filled with a slice of every part of fgcu life- the

band, the cheerleaders and over the top student fans.

- fans hope tonight is a lot different than the game against mercer

more than week ago that kept them from the NCAA tourney.

Take sot

Chance Fernandez - freshman

8

We didn't show up to the 1st half, but the 2nd half, that's what dunk

city is. Get people riled up and cheer for the under dogs.

Take sot

Ariana Czaia- freshman

8 seconds

It's amazing, I think it's ten times better just to be there in the

action. It's like we are on the court playing with them and it feels

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FGCU IN TALLY FOR NIT-LIVE U 1


tipoff is tonight at 7:00, less than an hour from now.

- We're heading inside to catch the excitement and will have more

tonight at 11:00.

- live in Tallahassee, Joe Roetz NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


FGCU COLLERAN PUSH-OC


NBC-2 SPORTS DIRECTOR, BRIAN COLLERAN IS ALSO IN TALLAHASSEE TONIGHT.

COMING UP IN SPORTS, HE'LL TELL US WHY HISTORY IS ON THE EAGLES SIDE EVEN THOUGH THEY'RE THE UNDERDOGS TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


IMMOKALEE CASINO EXPANSION-OC, VO


SEMINOLE CASINO IMMOKALEE COULD BE PLANNING TO BUILD A BRAND NEW HOTEL.

IMMOKALEE WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT OFFICIALS SAY SIX WEEKS AGO THE SEMINOLE TRIBE OF FLORIDA APPROACHED THEM ABOUT THE PROJECT.

THEY TELL US THE CASINO WANTS TO RECONNECT TO THEIR WATER AND SEWER SYSTEM.

THE DISTRICT SAYS THE HOTEL WILL SPAN 4 STORIES AND HAVE ABOUT 100 ROOMS.

LOCALS HOPE THE EXPANSION BRINGS MORE JOBS AND MORE ATTENTION TO IMMOKALEE. Return to index of stories...


IMMOKALEE CASINO EXPANSION-SOTVO


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Leticia Martinez, Immokalee Resident

13:17:58-:02

Really excited. It brings a lot of opportunities for a lot of people.

WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT OFFICIALS TELL US THE CASINO WANTS TO BREAK GROUND NEXT MONTH AND FINISH BY DECEMBER.

THE DISTRICT SAYS AFTER THE EXPANSION IT EXPECTS TO MAKE ABOUT 20 THOUSAND DOLLARS A MONTH FROM THE CASINO. Return to index of stories...


FPL SMART METER-OC, VO


F-P-L CUSTOMERS MUST PAY A FEE TO KEEP SMART METERS OFF THEIR PROPERTY.

MORE THAN TWO-THOUSAND PEOPLE ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA DON'T WANT THE METERS.

THIS MONTH, FPL NOTIFIED CUSTOMERS THEY WILL PAY A ONE- TIME FEE OF 95 DOLLARS.

THEN PAY ABOUT 13 BUCKS A MONTH TO HAVE F-P-L SEND SOMEONE TO READ THE METER.

CUSTOMERS ARE NOT HAPPY ABOUT THE MOVE.

THEY INSIST FPL IS DOING THIS TO FORCE THEIR HAND AND MAKE THEM SWITCH. Return to index of stories...


FPL SMART METER-SOTVO


TAKE SOT -

Peter Richter, Naples

1451 "I like to call it extortion but shake down works for me. You know they never like anybody talking out against them. At first, they weren't asking permission to come on and replace these meters."

FPL TELLS US - THE FEE IS A FAIR WAY TO PASS ALONG THE COST ASSOCIATED WITH STANDARD METERS. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES PARKING PREVIEW-OC, VO


NAPLES CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS WILL CONSIDER UPGRADING THE CITY'S PARKING METERS.

INSTEAD OF PAYING WITH QUARTERS, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PAY WITH A DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD.

THIEVES BROKE INTO THE PARKING METERS AND STOLE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS.

CITY OFFICIALS SAY THE NEW METERS ARE MORE SECURE.

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TEASE ONE


TWO LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE INJURED. RAMMED ON THEIR MOTORCYCLES BY A MAN TRYING TO ESCAPE THEM AS THEY TRIED TO PULL HIM OVER.

THE DEPUTIES OPENED FIRE. AND THE DRIVER IS IN CUSTODY

WHEN WE COME BACK WE'LL TAKE YOU LIVE TO THE SCENE IN SOUTH FORT MYERS JUST OFF US 41.

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TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC


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6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE


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STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS


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TOSS TO JIM-ITL


WE'RE STAYING ON TOP OF BREAKING NEWS IN LEE COUNTY.

TWO LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE IN INJURED, ONE OF THEM SERIOUS, AFTER THEY WERE HIT ON THEIR MOTORCYCLES, BY A MAN THEY TRIED TO PULL OVER IN A TRAFFIC STOP.

THIS HAPPENED JUST OFF THE U.S. 41 NEAR COLLEGE PARKWAY.

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LEE CO DEPUTY INJURED-REM-LIVE


DESCRIBE -- AD LIB SCENE

THIS IS JUST SOUTH OF COLLEGE PARKWAY ON 41 NORTH. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO DEPUTY INJURED-VO


DEPUTIES SAY THE CAR ENDED UP AT THIS IHOP PARKING LOT AFTER A BRIEF CHASE.

AFTER THE CAR STOPPED, THE SUSPECT RAN --

DEPUTIES GAVE CHASE AND WERE ABLE TO TAKE HIM UNDER ARREST SHORTLY THEREAFTER.

THE BACK TIRES ARE BLOWN OUT AND THE FRONT HAS VISIBLE DAMAGE.

INVESTIGATORS ARE WORKING THIS SCENE TALKING WITH WITNESSES AND PROCESSING THE CAR.

WE CAUGHT UP WITH NEIGHBORS WHO SAY THEY HAVEN'T SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS IN THEIR QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO DEPUTY INJURED-SOTVO


49:09 did you hear or see any sort of gun shots. We heard gun shots ya like it was 3 shots like boom boom boom.

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LEE CO DEPUTY INJURED-REM-LIVE


WE DO NOT HAVE THE NAME OF THE SUSPECT TAKEN UNDER ARREST.

DEPUTIES SAY THERE IS NO DANGER TO THE SURROUNDING AREA. Return to index of stories...


ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


NICE WEATHER SETTLES IN

The showers from yesterday are gone and nice weather is on the horizon for the next 3 - 4 days. Skies will stay mostly clear tonight and breezes will die down a bit after sunset. Temperatures will fall to the mid and upper 50's along the coast with lower 50's inland. There could be some inland, patchy fog forming by sunrise on Wednesday.

Tomorrow's weather looks good. Mostly sunny skies will be noted all day and highs will touch the upper 70's to near 80. Winds will be from the east/northeast at 8 - 12 m.p.h. to start the day and a sea breeze will develop in the afternoon.

The extended forecast calls for nice weather to continue through Friday with mostly sunny skies and daytime highs in the lower 80's.

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. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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BRIAN LIVE FROM TALLAHASSEE-LIVE U2


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FGCU VIDEO-VOTOPS


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FIELER REAX-SOTTOPS


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FSU VIDEO-VOTOPS


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FGCU ON FSU-SOTTOPS


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FGCU IN THE NIT-2 VIDBOX


32 TEAMS IN THE NIT

ALL INVITED

ALL WITH WINNING RECORDS.

DECADES OF HISTORY.WITH CULMINATES EACH SEASON WITH THE SEMIS AND FINAL PLAYED IN NYC AT MSG Return to index of stories...


BRIAN LIVE TOSSBACK-LIVE U2


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WITH JUST OVER A MONTH TO GO AND THE RACE FOR HOUSE DISTRICT NINETEEN STILL TIGHT -- THE CAMPAIGN IS GETTING DOWNRIGHT NASTY.

NEW ATTACK ADS ACCUSE SOME OF THE CANDIATES OF BREAKING THE LAW

NBC 2'S MATT WRIGHT JOINS US WITH DETAILS.

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CURT CLAWSON KREEGEL AD-TC MON


POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES HAVE BEEN POURING MONEY INTO NEGATIVE ADS FOR MONTHS.

NOW CANDIDATE CURT CLAWSON IS RELEASING HIS OWN ATTACK AD --

IT CLAIMS OPPONENT PAIGE KREEGEL IS TOO COZY WITH ONE OF THOSE PACS.

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CURT CLAWSON KREEGEL AD-BNR-PKG


CURT CLAWSON'S NEW AD HIT AIRWAVES TODAY.

IT HITS HARD -- INSINUATING OPPONENT PAIGE KREEGEL IS BREAKING THE LAW.

IT INCLUDES A VOICEMAIL MESSAGE KREEGEL LEFT CLAWSON FRIDAY - TELLING HIM ABOUT NEGATIVE AD BUYS BY VALUES ARE VITAL.

THE POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE SUPPORTS KREEGEL THROUGH ADS OF ITS OWN.

BUT IT'S ILLEGAL FOR CAMPAIGNS TO COMMUNICATE WITH PACS.

WHAT THE AD LEAVES OUT -- IS THE REST OF THE MESSAGE.

KREEGEL POINTS TO THIS FEDERAL ELECTION COMMITTEE FILING SIGNED BEFORE HE MADE THE PHONE CALL.

THE PAPERWORK SHOWS THE MASSIVE AD BUY.

KREEGEL SAYS HE DOESN'T COMMUNICATE WITH THE PAC -

EVEN THOUGH HIS CLOSE FRIEND RUNS THE GROUP.

WE REQUESTED AN INTERVIEW WITH CLAWSON --

HIS CAMPAIGN INSTEAD PROVIDED A STATEMENT SAYING "We believe the full evidence demonstrates he knew the content of the ads in advance, he came up with the FEC filing excuse as his cover."

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CURT CLAWSON KREEGEL AD-TC MON, VO, SS, TC MON, SS


THE MINUTE LONG AD ALSO CALLS OUT SENATOR LIZBETH BENACQUISTO.

IT CLAIMS SHE QUOTE "BROKE THE LAW 105 TIMES FOR HIDING INFORMATION ABOUT HER POLITICAL FINANCIERS."

THE CLAIM GOES BACK EIGHT YEARS TO BENACQUISTO'S 2006 RACE FOR VICE MAYOR IN WELLINGTON, FLORIDA.

NON-PARTISAN FACT CHECKER POLITI-FACT DETERMINED THE ALLEGATION "TRUE."

IT FOUND CAMPAIGN REPORTS BROKE FLORIDA LAW BY FAILING TO INCLUDE DONORS' OCCUPATIONS 105 TIMES.

BUT SHE LATER CORRECTED THE ISSUE.

IN A STATEMENT TODAY THE BENACQUISTO CAMPAIGN SAID THE AD:

"OFFERS MORE FALSE STATEMENTS AND DECEPTION FROM A CANDIDATE WHO IS SPENDING MILLIONS TO DISTRACT FROM HIS SORDID PAST."

THE CAMPAIGN CALLS THE INCIDENT A CLERICAL ERROR -- AND NOTES CLAWSON DID NOT CITE A SOURCE FOR THE ALLEGATION.

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COLLIER MAILING BALLOTS-OC


VOTERS IN COLLIER COUNTY.KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR MAILBOX.

THE FIRST ROUND OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS FOR THE DISTRICT 19 SPECIAL ELECTION WENT OUT TODAY.

VOTERS HAVE UNTIL APRIL SIXTEENTH TO SIGN UP FOR THE VOTE BY MAIL BALLOTS.

INFORMATION ABOUT SIGNING UP IS ON OUR WEBSITE, NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

CLICK ON NEWSLINKS.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH BREAKING NEWS ABOUT TWO LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES INJURED DURING A TRAFFIC STOP. Return to index of stories...


INJURED DEPUTY INVESTIGATION-VO


TWO LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE AT LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL RIGHT NOW,. THEY WERE INJURED AS THEY TRIED TO STOP A RUNAWY DRIVER.

THE MAN RAMMED THE DEPUITES ON THEIR MOTORCYCLES ON WOO0DLAND BLVD IN THE VILLAS COMMUNIYT OF SOUTH FORT MYERS. ONE OF THE OFFICERS SUFFER NUMEROUS BONE FRACTURES.

THE DEPUTIES OPENED FIRE ON THE DRIVER WHO RAMMED THEM. HE IS NOW IN CUSTODY. WE HAVE REPORTERS AT THE HOSPITAL AND THE CRIME SCENES.

OUR LIVE COVERAGE CONTINESU ON THE NEWS AT 11. WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT THE NAMES OF THE OFFICERS AND WHY THE SUSPECT TOOK OFF. Return to index of stories...


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15 YO HIGH SPEED CHASE-2SH


CHARLOTTE COUNTY DETECTIVES SAY A GROUP OF JUVENILES LED THEM ON A HIGH SPEED CHASE IN A STOLEN VEHICLE EARLY THIS MORNING --

AND AN OFFICER ENDED UP FINDING THE KIDS IN TAMPA.

NBC-2'S LUCAS SEILER DISCOVERED THE JUVENILES WALKED AWAY FROM A FOSTER CARE HOME IN PUNTA GORDA AND ARE ACCUSED OF A NUMBER OF FELONIES. Return to index of stories...


15 YO HIGH SPEED CHASE-PKG


GRAND THEFT AUTO AND ARMED BURGLARY - NOT SOMETHING YOU'D EXPECT A 15-YEAR-OLD DO… LET ALONE, NEARLY GET AWAY WITH.

NAT cars

INVESTIGATORS SAY IT STARTED IN RURAL PUNTA GORDA AT AROUND TWO A.M.

A CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTY WAS TRYING TO PULL OVER A CAR REPORTED STOLEN - AS SOON AS HE FLASHED HIS LIGHTS, OFFICERS SAY THE CAR ACCELERATED TO SPEEDS BEYOND 90 MILES PER HOUR - OFFICERS STOPPED THEIR CHASE.

Dist. Commander Michael Casarella, CCSO "We really won't pursue anybody unless they're a real threat to public safety."

NEARLY TWENTY MILES AWAY IN FAR EAST PUNTA GORDA, A FOSTER CARE HOME, AMI KIDS CROSSROADS, WAS MISSING CHILDREN.

John Davidson, AMI Kids Crossroads Executive Director "They had taken the keys out of our lock box, they broke the keys off our lock box."

ACCORDING TO AN ARREST REPORT, ASHANII BLACK AND THREE OTHER JUVENILES - WHOSE NAMES AREN'T BEING RELEASED - ARE ACCUSED OF GRAND THEFT, BURGLARY WHERE THEY BECAME ARMED AND GRAND THEFT AUTO.

John Davidson, AMI Kids Crossroads Executive Director"I actually followed them on out GPS mapping system and gave updates to the police."

A TAMPA POLICE OFFICER PULLED THE KIDS OVER -

SO HOW DID THEY GET THAT FAR? NBC2 CONFIRMED WITH KIDS CROSSROADS THEY HAVE "AWAKE SUPERVISION" 24/7 -

John Davidson, AMI Kids Crossroads Executive Director"Staff members instructions are to not leave the building if the kid leaves… they do checks to make sure, but they do call the director of operations."

ALTHOUGH ACCORDING TO REPORTS, NO ONE KNEW THE KIDS WERE OUTSIDE UNTIL SOMEONE HEARD A "LOUD BANG." THAT PERSON, WHO THE DIRECTOR TELLS US IS AN EMPLOYEE, WALKED OUT TO SEE ONE VAN SMASHED INTO A TREE WHILE A FORD TAURUS DROVE OFF.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HOW THE KIDS BECAME ARMED IS CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION THAT WOULD HINDER THEIR INVESTIGATION - THEY ALSO CAN'T TELL US *SPECIFICALLY* WHERE EACH CRIME TOOK PLACE.

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