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DIRECTOR PAGE CAPE PICKLE BALL-OC
H1) CAPE VOTER FRAUD-trx VO CAPE PICKLE BALL-BNR-PKG
H2) ROAD RAGE SHOOTING-trx SOTVO DISTRICT 19 NEWS-AniBX
H3) DEMAS NOT FIT-trx VO kreegal shuts down practice-vo
TOSS TO LAURA-trx SS, FLYOUT LIVE clawson tea party endorsement-vo
NORTH NAPLES GAS LEAK-LIVEU1 candidate forum-vo
NORTH NAPLES GAS LEAK-VO-WIPE DISTRICT 19 REGISTRATION-OC
NORTH NAPLES GAS LEAK-SOT LEE COUNTY ANIMAL HOARDING-SOTVO
NORTH NAPLES GAS LEAK-LIVEU 1 MISSING MAYLAYSIA PLANE-SOTVO
TOSS TO HOLLIE-trx E-AniBX FLORIDA CAR BREAK INS-VOTOPS
CAPE CORAL VOTER FRAUD-CAM 99 CAPE LAKE O CLEAN UP-VO
CAPE CORAL VOTER FRAUD-SOTVO CAPE LAKE O CLEAN UP-SOTVO
CAPE CORAL VOTER FRAUD-CAM 99 TRUCK FLYING REAX-trx VOTOPS
ROAD RAGE SHOOTING-SOTVO TRUCK FLYING REAX-SOTVO
DEMAS NOT FIT FOR TRIAL-SS, VO GYMIDATION-VO
CHOPPER CRASH UPDATE-O-AniBX GYMIDATION-SOTVO
CHOPPER CRASH UPDATE-trx PKG SPORTS TEASE-3SH-VO
LEE COUNTY DEPUTY INJURED-VO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
LEE COUNTY DEPUTY INJURED-SOTVO FLORIDA OPENS NCAAS THURSDAY-ONCAM
JACKSONVILLE TERRORIST-SS GATORS REAX-SOTTOPS
FORMER ESTERO TEACHER ARRESTED-SS-VO-OCTAG NCAA FIRST FOUR SCORES-CGTOPS
PRESIDENT IN ORLANDO-OC FGCU WOMEN PREPS-VOTOPS
TED CRUZ IN NAPLES-CGTOPS FGCU REAX-SOTTOPS
COLLIER TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX-SS DALLAS CRAWFORD-VO IN PLASMA
TEASE ONE-ONCAM JAMEIS WINSTON SPRING PRAX-VOTOPS
TZ1 A) OFF THE GRID FOLO-VO-WIPE JIMBO REAX-SOTTOPS
TZ1 B) BOSTON DANCER TED-SSTOPS FGCU BASEBALL MIAMI-VOTOPS
FIRST ALERT FORECAST TEASE-STC RED SOX PIRATES-VOTOPS
OFF THE GRID FOLO-trx VO-WIPE TWINS CARDINALS-VOTOPS
OFF THE GRID FOLO-SOTVO RAYS ORIOLES-VOTOPS
DOG SHOT IN EYE-SS, OC, BNR SPORTS CLOSE-ONCAM
CANADA METEOR-VOTOPS BOOTH ALERT-trx OC
BOSTON DANCER AT TED-SS (2) FALLON TONIGHT-SOTTOPS
TEASE TWO-ONCAM FM FILM FESTIVAL
TZ2 A) PICKLEBALL-VO-WIPE FL MEGA MILLIONS WINNER-SOTVO
TZ2 B) GYMIDATION-VOTOPS FINAL FORECAST-WXGRX
FIRST ALERT OPEN-CLIP CLOSE SHOW-4SHOT
FORECAST-WXWALL  


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H1) CAPE VOTER FRAUD-trx VO


THEY VOTED IN THE CAPE CORAL MAYORAL ELECTION.

BUT THEY LIVE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

TONIGHT THEY TALKED TO NBC 2 AS ELECTIONS OFFICIALS CALL FOR AN INVESTIGATION.

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H2) ROAD RAGE SHOOTING-trx SOTVO


6:02-

"I dont know who did it, i dont know why it happened."

HE WAS SHOT IN A CASE OF ROAD RAGE.

AND TALKED TO NBC 2 AFTER DRIVING HIMSELF TO THE HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


H3) DEMAS NOT FIT-trx VO


AND HE ADMITTED HE KILLED HIS ENTIRE FAMILY IN COLLIER COUNTY.

BUT MESAC DAMAS WILL NOT HAVE TO STAND TRIAL. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO LAURA-trx SS, FLYOUT LIVE


BREAKING NEWS AT 11 --

FIRE CREWS JUST CLEARED THE SCENE -- AFTER MONITORING A PROPANE LEAK FOR HOURS.

IT HAPPENED IN A BUSINESS PLAZA OFF HEALTH PARK BOULEVARD IN NORTH NAPLES.

NBC2'S LAURA ROBERTS JOINS US LIVE FROM THE SCENE.

DO WE KNOW WHAT CAUSED THIS LEAK? Return to index of stories...


NORTH NAPLES GAS LEAK-LIVEU1


IN THE LAST HOUR -- AMERIGAS WORKERS WERE ABLE TO FIND OUT WHAT WENT WRONG HERE.

THE PROPANE WAS LEAKING FROM AN UNDERGROUND TANK IN THIS PARKING LOT FOR AT LEAST THREE HOURS

GAS WORKERS SAY THE TANK'S REGULATOR BROKE -- CAUSING THE LEAK. Return to index of stories...


NORTH NAPLES GAS LEAK-VO-WIPE


FIRE CREWS WERE CALLED OUT HERE AROUND 7-45.

THEY QUICKLY TAPED OFF THE AREA AND MONITORED THE SCENE.

BUT ONLY THE GAS COMPANY COULD DETERMINE WHAT HAPPENED NEXT.

THE BUSINESSES IN THIS PLAZA WERE ALL CLOSED WHEN THE LEAK WAS DISCOVERED -

IF THERE HAD BEEN ANYONE INSIDE - THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN EVACUATED. Return to index of stories...


NORTH NAPLES GAS LEAK-SOT


SOT -

Al Duffy

Battalion Chief, north Naples FD

33:51 33:59

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NORTH NAPLES GAS LEAK-LIVEU 1


HE GAS COMPANY IS STILL ON SCENE -- REPLACING THAT BROKEN REGULATOR.

THE BUSINESSES HERE DO USE THAT PROPANE TANK EVERYDAY.

THERE'S A CHANCE THIS WORK TONIGHT MAY AFFECT THEIR ABILITY TO OPEN ON TIME TOMORROW MORNING.

LIVE IN NORTH NAPLES, LAURA ROBERTS, NBC2 Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO HOLLIE-trx E-AniBX


THE DRAMA IN THE CAPE CORAL MAYORAL RACE HAS NEW FUEL TONIGHT.

THE LEE COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS WANTS AN INVESTIGATION AFTER A CHARLOTTE COUNTY COUPLE ADMITTED TO VOTING IN THE ELECTION.

NEW AT 11 -- NBC2 HOLLIE HOJEK SPOKE WITH THE COUPLE NOW ACCUSED

OF VOTER FRAUD. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL VOTER FRAUD-CAM 99


PETER-WILLIAM LAMBRIGGER AND HIS WIFE MICHELLE COULD NOW POTENTIALLY FACE **CRIMINAL CHARGES --

AND EVEN JAIL TIME IF CONVICTED OF VOTER FRAUD.

LAMBRIGGER IS OUT OF TOWN TONIGHT -- BUT I DID SPEAK WITH HIM OVER THE PHONE.

HE TELLS ME HE AND HIS WIFE ARE FRUSTRATED.

HE WANT THIS TO BE OVER AND CALLS IT A BIG MISTAKE.

WE WERE INSIDE THE COUTROOM LAST MONTH -- AS HIS WIFE MICHELLE TRIED

TO EXPLAIN THAT TO ATTORNEYS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL VOTER FRAUD-SOTVO


Michelle Lambrigger, Voter

"They sent the ballot, and I voted. I usually- if you sent me a ballot to vote. I vote."

THIS ALL STARTED AFTER LAST NOVEMBERS MAYORAL ELECTION IN THE CAPE.

THE HUSBAND AND WIFE WERE CALLED IN AS WITNESSES IN A LAWSUIT.

FORMER CAPE CORAL MAYOR JOHN SULLIVAN DEMANDED A RECOUNT.

HE ALSO CLAIMED TO HAVE PROOF OF VOTER FRAUD.

A JUDGE DENIED HIS CLAIM.

CURRENT MAYOR MARNI SAWICKI WON BY 121 VOTES.

SULLIVAN HAS SAID HE'D TAKE HIS CASE TO THE STATE SUPREME COURT.

TONIGHT -- THE LEE COUNTYS SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS WANTS THE STATES TO LOOK INTO POSSIBLE VOTER FRAUD. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL VOTER FRAUD-CAM 99


I ASKED THE HUSBAND IF HE WOULD BE HIRING A LAWYER -- HE SAID HE WASN'T

THAT CONCERNED.

WE REACHED OUT TO BOTH THE STATES ATTORNEYS OFFICE AND THE LEE

COUNTYS SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS --

WE HAVE NOT HEARD BACK TONIGHT.

REPORTING LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM, HOLLIE HOJEK, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


ROAD RAGE SHOOTING-SOTVO


POLICE SAY ROAD RAGE SPARKED A SHOOTING TODAY IN FORT MYERS.

ONLY NBC 2 TALKED WITH ONE OF THE VICTIMS AS HE LIMPED INTO THE HOSPITAL.

03:07 did you get shot with bullets? ya i got shot. where did you get hit? In my foot."

7 BULLETS HIT DAVID PINEDA'S CAR TODAY NEAR STATE ROAD 82 AND LEE BOULEVARD.

HE WAS HIT IN THE FOOT.

HIS GIRLFRIEND WAS SHOT IN THE KNEE.

FORT MYERS POLICE SAY THEY'RE LOOKING FOR A GROUP OF MEN THAT WERE DRIVING IN A BLUE CHEVY MALIBU. Return to index of stories...


DEMAS NOT FIT FOR TRIAL-SS, VO


A COLLIER COUNTY MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS WIFE AND FIVE CHILDREN WILL NOT STAND TRIAL.

ACCORDING TO OUR PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS --

A JUDGE RULED TODAY THAT MESAC DAMAS SUFFERS MENTAL ILLNESS.

HE ORDERED HIM TO A STATE HOSPITAL.

DAMAS ADMITTED TO THE BRUTAL KILLINGS IN 2008 AT HIS NORTH NAPLES HOME.

DURING COURT APPEARANCES --

HE HAS BEEN DISRUPTIVE AND REFUSED TO ANSWER QUESTIONS. Return to index of stories...


CHOPPER CRASH UPDATE-O-AniBX


THE FEDS HAVE STARTED THEIR INVESTIGATION INTO THE T-V NEWS HELICOPTER CRASH IN SEATTLE THAT KILLED TWO PEOPLE.

OFFICIALS HOPE CELL PHONE VIDEO AND SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE CAN PROVIDE SOME ANSWERS.

NBC'S KURT GREGORY HAS MORE. Return to index of stories...


CHOPPER CRASH UPDATE-trx PKG


THE CHARRED WRECKAGE IS GONE NOW FROM DOWNTOWN SEATTLE STREET.

MOVED TO A SECURE HANGAR WHERE FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS ARE PIECING TOGETHER WHAT CAUSED

A NEWS HELICOPTER TO CRASH. KILLING TWO ON BOARD.

"A large portion of this aircraft is composite and of course in burned, so a lot of parts and pieces are simply gone."

IT WAS A HORRIFIC SCENE ON TUESDAY. HUGE FLAMES AND BLACK SMOKE POURING FROM THE CRASH SITE.

"We heard the chopper rotors. heard the noise of a problem."

-flash-

"We're going to understand that noise and what caused it."

THE NTSB IS COMBING THROUGH WITNESS STATEMENTS. AND NUMEROUS VIDEO CLIPS CAPTURED BY WITNESSES AND SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS.

"It's a lot of data to sift through."

PART OF THAT DATA. MAINTENANCE RECORDS. THAT REVEAL THE HELICOPTER HAD ITS LAST INSPECTION IN JANUARY. AND HAD NO

MECHANICAL ISSUES REQUIRING FOLLOW UP.

"Right now we're looking at all of the scenarios."

THE TEAM WILL ALSO LOOK AT THE HELI-PAD LOCATED ON TOP OF THE KOMO TELEVISION BUILDING.

"I am confident we're going to figure this out."

AND AS THEY WORK TO FIND OUT WHY. A MEMORIAL TO MEN WHO DIED. VETERAN PHOTOGRAPHER

BILL STROTHMAN AND LONGTIME PILOT GARY PFITZNER. GROWS.

KURT GREGORY. NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY DEPUTY INJURED-VO


A LEE COUNTY DEPUTY IS STILL RECOVERING IN THE HOSPITAL TONIGHT.

A CONVICTED FELON HIT HIS MOTORCYCLE HEAD ON YESTERDAY.

DEPUTY GEORGE PEREZ HAD SURGERY TODAY.

DEPUTY DAN LEFFIN RISKED HIS LIFE TO CHASE THE SUSPECT DOWN --

LEFFIN SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES AND IS BACK AT HOME. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY DEPUTY INJURED-SOTVO


Take sot-16

Sheriff Mike Scott

Lee County

These are just guys, just like me and you, we get up everyday and do

our job, and unfortunately the job became very dangerous yesterday and

I'm just glad it wasn't worse. I appreciate everyone's concern and

George right now has a very long road ahead of him but it looks like

he'll survive it."

DEPUTIES SAY TRAVIS TAYLOR REFUSED TO PULL OVER

AFTER RUNNING A RED LIGHT AT US 41 AND COLLEGE.

HE'S FACING ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


JACKSONVILLE TERRORIST-SS


A FLORIDA MAN PLEADED GUILTY TO HELPING TERRORISTS.

SHELTON BELL OF JACKSONVILLE FACES 30 YEARS IN PRISON.

PROSECUTORS SAY BELL CONSPIRED WITH TWO PEOPLE FOR MORE THAN A YEAR TO BECOME JIHADISTS.

THEY WANTED TO FIGHT WITH AL QAEDA IN YEMEN.

THE OTHER TWO PEOPLE ARE TEENS. Return to index of stories...


FORMER ESTERO TEACHER ARRESTED-SS-VO-OCTAG


NEW DOCUMENTS SHED LIGHT ON THE SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN A TEACHER AND STUDENT AT ESTERO HIGH SCHOOL.

THE ARREST REPORT SAYS THE STUDENT, WHO WAS 16 AT THE TIME, PURSUED THE RELATIONSHIP.

AND THAT BOTH KNEW DOMENIC FRANK WOULD GET IN TROUBLE IF THEY WERE CAUGHT.

FRANK, WHO WAS A SPANISH AND FRENCH TEACHER, TURNED HIMSELF IN TODAY AFTER DEPUTIES ISSUED A WARRANT.

WE CALLED TO ASK ABOUT THE FELONY COUNT OF SEXUAL ASSUALT HE IS FACING --

HE HUNG UP ON US.

PROSECUTORS SAY FRANK WAS IN A POSITION OF TRUST AND KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING.

WE ALSO SPOKE TO THE GIRLS FATHER --

HE SAYS HE'S HAPPY JUSTICE IS BEING SERVED. Return to index of stories...


PRESIDENT IN ORLANDO-OC


LOOKING AHEAD --

PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL BE IN FLORIDA TOMORROW.

FIRST, HE WILL TALK ABOUT THE ECONOMY AT VALENCIA COLLEGE IN ORLANDO.

THEN, THE PRESIDENT WILL TRAVEL TO MIAMI FOR A COUPLE OF FUNDRAISING EVENTS.

THIS IS HIS SECOND TRIP TO FLORIDA THIS MONTH. Return to index of stories...


TED CRUZ IN NAPLES-CGTOPS


ONE MAN WHO MAY SOON RUN FOR PRESDIENT IS COMING TO NAPLES.

TEXAS SENATOR TED CRUZ WILL BE AT THE HILTON NAPLES APRIL 11TH.

IT'S PART OF AN EVENT HOSTED BY AVE MARIA'S SCHOOL OF LAW.

TICKET PRICES VARY -

WE'VE PUT A LINK ON OUR WEBSITE N-B-C DASH TWO DOT COM.

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


COLLIER TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX-SS


THERE'S A TRAFFIC ALERT FOR DRIVERS IN COLLIER COUNTY.

MAINTENANCE CREWS WILL BE WORKING ON POWER POLES TOMORROW MORNING AT U.S. 41 AND FOX RUN.

THE SOUTHBOUND RIGHT TURN LANE WILL BE SHUT DOWN FROM EIGHT A-M UNTIL NOON. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-ONCAM


SHE HAS A TOILET, BUT SHE GOES TO THE BATHROOM IN A FIVE GALLON BUCKET.

NOW, A CAPE CORAL WOMAN IS SUING THE CITY SO SHE CAN CONTINUE LIVING "OFF THE GRID" AS SHE CALLS IT.

NEXT AT 11, HOW SHE EVEN FOUND SOMEONE TO PAY FOR HER LEGAL BILLS.

AND TALK ABOUT INSPIRATIONAL.

A WOMAN WHO LOST HER LEG IN THE BOSTON BOMBINGS.IS BACK TO DOING WHAT SHE LOVES. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) OFF THE GRID FOLO-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) BOSTON DANCER TED-SSTOPS


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST TEASE-STC


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OFF THE GRID FOLO-trx VO-WIPE


A CAPE CORAL WOMAN -- LIVING "OFF THE GRID" -- IS TAKING THE CITY TO COURT.

ROBIN SPERONIS HASN'T HAD ELECTRICITY OR CITY WATER FOR MORE THAN YEAR.

THE CITY RECENTLY CAPPED HER SEWER LINE.

SHE SAYS THAT FORCED HER TO USE A FIVE GALLON BUCKET AS A BATHROOM.

TODAY -- SHE FILED AN APPEAL AGAINST THE CITY. Return to index of stories...


OFF THE GRID FOLO-SOTVO


Robin Speronis/Living Off the Grid

53:00 "The city thinks they are above the law, and above due process and that they can do whatever they want to do"

A CIVIL RIGHTS GROUP SAID THEY WILL PAY FOR HER LEGAL BILLS.

SPERONIS WILL MEET WITH A JUDGE TOMORROW.

COUNT ON NBC 2 TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS. Return to index of stories...


DOG SHOT IN EYE-SS, OC, BNR


KIDS IN CLEWISTON SHOT A PUPPY IN THE EYE WITH A BB GUN.

LOOK AT THIS POOR DOG.

THE GULF COAST HUMANE SOCIETY IS NOW TAKING CARE OF THE 10-MONTH OLD PUP.

A VET SAID THEY WILL HAVE TO REMOVE THE EYE, AND THEY'LL DO THE SURGERY FOR A DISCOUNT OF $800.

NOW, THE HUMANE SOCIETY IS ASKING FOR YOUR HELP TO PAY THE BILL.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE SECOND CHANCE FUND, WE HAVE A LINK AT NBC-2.COM, CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


CANADA METEOR-VOTOPS


CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO --

SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS CAUGHT PICTURES OF FIREBALL SHOOTING THROUGH THE SKY OVER CANADA

OFFICIALS THINK IT'S A WHAT'S BELIEVED TO BE A METEOR.

WITNESSES REPORTED SEEING A COLORFUL FLAME YESTERDAY ACROSS FOUR PROVINCES. Return to index of stories...


BOSTON DANCER AT TED-SS (2)


A PROFESSIONAL DANCER -- WHO LOST PART OF HER LEG IN THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS -- DANCED TODAY FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE BLASTS.

SHE DANCED THE RUMBA AT THE TED CONFERENCE IN CANADA -- THANKS TO A CUSTOM PROSTHETIC LEG DESIGNED AT M-I-T.

SHE SAYS SHE'S "THRILLED" TO BE BACK.

NEXT MONTH MARKS THE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEADLY BOMBINGS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-ONCAM


HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF PICKLE BALL?

IT'S THE SELF-PROCLAIMED FASTEST GROWING SPORT IN AMERICA.

NEXT AT 11, HOW IT'S TAKING OFF.AND BRINGING IN BIG MONEY TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

PLUS.A WOMAN SAYS SHE WAS ORDERED TO COVER UP AT THE GYM BECAUSE SHE WAS MAKING OTHERS FEEL BAD ABOUT THEMSELVES. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) PICKLEBALL-VO-WIPE


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TZ2 B) GYMIDATION-VOTOPS


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FIRST ALERT OPEN-CLIP


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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.

MORE SUNSHINE TOMORROW

The weather pattern will continue to bring quiet weather to southwest Florida tomorrow. The only real challenge to the forecast is pinpointing the arrival and departure of the morning fog. This morning, the fog and low clouds hung on for a few hours longer than anticipated. It appears that we will be set up for another round of fog and low clouds tomorrow morning, and I will forecast the areas of fog to last for an hour or two after sunrise on Thursday. Once the sun comes out tomorrow it looks like another great day. Low temperatures will be in the mid and upper 50's with highs in the lower 80's on Thursday afternoon.

The extended forecast for the weekend still looks pretty good. But it is beginning to look like there could be a more noticeable amount of clouds this weekend. So far, the forecast for showers this weekend is still very low. but that could change over the next few days. Be sure to check back for updates about the weekend weather. In the meantime - enjoy more nice weather tomorrow. Return to index of stories...


CAPE PICKLE BALL-OC


THE SELF-PROCLAIMED FASTEST GROWING SPORT IN AMERICA IS GETTING A FOOTHOLD IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

HAVE YOU HEARD OF PICKLE BALL.

TONIGHT -- NBC2'S ALEX DE ARMAS GIVES US A CRASH COURSE AND SHOWS US HOW CITIES HOPE TO CASH IN. Return to index of stories...


CAPE PICKLE BALL-BNR-PKG


PKG

NAT SOUND: "ball"

Mike Welter, Pickle Ball Player

40:00-40:05 "It is growing around the entire untied states in leaps and bounds."

PICKLE BALL IS TAKING OVER.

NAT SOUND: "ball"

A LITTLE BIT TENNIS- A LITTLE BIT PING PONG-- AND A LITTLE BIT BADMINTON- ALL IN ONE SPORT.

Mike Welter, Pickle Ball Player

41:32-41:41 "The ball gets passed you it doesn't go very far. You pick it up and start the next point."

MIKE WELTER HAS BEEN PLAYING FOR NEARLY A DECADE.

Nat sound: 46:24 "Good hit"

PLAYERS SAY IT'S A GAME FOR ALL AGES.

Kyle Yates, Pickle Ball Player

57:31-57:38 "I love it because it's fast. And I've always loved pingpong and tennis."

STAND UP:

"What do you need to play? A paddle, a whiffel ball, and a pickle ball court."

Mike Welter, Pickle Ball Player

43:13-43:12"These are the only public courts in all of lee county right here… I'd like to see this over in the cape."

WELTER LIVES IN THE CAPE AND HAS TO TRAVEL TO A PARK IN FORT MYERS TO PLAY.

Mike Welter, Pickle Ball Player

43:23-43:27 "My home. I don't want to cross the bridge."

HE'S BEEN TO SEVERAL TOURNAMENTS-AND WILL BE AT ANOTHER ONE IN COLLIER COUNTY THIS WEEKEND.

COLLIER COUNTY OFFICIALS TELL NBC2 A TWO-DAY TOURNAMENT BRINGS IN MORE THAN 300 THOUSAND DOLLARS TO THE COUNTY.

ATTRACTING PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

Mike Welter, Pickle Ball Player

42:13-42:24"I think it would be a boom to the cape if we could get them to eat in our restaurants, stay in our motels, rent our rental cars and come down here and see beautiful Cape Coral. "

HE RECENTLY ASKED CAPE CORAL COUNCIL TO PICK UP THEIR GAME.

Councilman Jim Burch, Cape Coral

34:37-34:42 "It's on our radar screen. It's just not right there on the fore front of it. "

CAPE CORAL OPERATES 12 TENNIS COURTS IN THE CITY.

RIGHT NOW- ONLY TWO HAVE PICKLE BALL LINES.

IN ORDER TO REMARK A COURT-IT WOULD COST THE CITY 300 DOLLARS PER COURT.

Councilman Jim Burch, Cape Coral

34:20-34:28 "yes we have no money right now. But it doesn't mean we don't plan for the future. And our parks and Rec Department are excited about pickle Ball."

MEANING THESE TWO SIDES COULD BE VOLLEYING FOR A WHILE BEFORE PICKLE BALL MAKES IT TO THE CAPE.

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DISTRICT 19 NEWS-AniBX


A COUPLE OF STORIES TONIGHT ON CANDIDATES RUNNING TO REPLACE TREY RADEL IN CONGRESS.

N-B-C TWO DISCOVERED DOCTOR PAIGE KREEGEL SUSPENDED HIS MEDICAL PRACTICE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

PATIENTS SAY THEY WERE LEFT HIGH AND DRY.

KREEGEL SAYS HE LEFT AT THE REQUEST OF THE MEDICAL GROUP HE WORKED FOR -

AND TOOK OUT AN AD IN THE PAPER TO LET EVERYONE KNOW HIS INTENTIONS.

MEANWHILE, CURT CLAWSON PICKED UP THE ENDORSEMENT OF THE TEA PARTY EXPRESS TODAY.

AND IF YOU WANT TO MEET SOME OF THE CANDIDATES --

THEY WILL BE TAKING QUESTIONS IN NAPLES TOMORROW NIGHT.

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CITIZENS' ALLIANCE IS HOSTING THE FORUM.

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kreegal shuts down practice-vo


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clawson tea party endorsement-vo


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candidate forum-vo


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DISTRICT 19 REGISTRATION-OC


AND IF YOU WANT TO VOTE IN THAT UPCOMING PRIMARY YOU NEED TO REGISTER SOON.

BOOKS CLOSE NEXT MONDAY.

AND YOU MUST BE A REGISTERED REPUBLICAN IN DISTRICT 19 IN ORDER TO VOTE ON APRIL 22ND.

INFORMATION FOR REGISTERING IS ON OUR WEBSITE, NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

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


LEE COUNTY ANIMAL HOARDING-SOTVO


A WOMAN WHO HOARDED 72 CATS IN HER FORT MYERS SHORES HOMES IS BEGGING FOR HELP.

SHE OPENED UP ONLY TO NBC 2

Sandra Berkshire/72 Cats Removed from Home

"Make sure you take care of your animals. That's the most important thing.So I'm begging people to call and adopt."

ANIMAL CONTROL WORKERS HAD TO WEAR HAZMAT SUITS TO RESCUE THE CATS YESTERDAY.

WORKERS TELL US THE HOUSE WAS COVERED IN FECES --

AND MANY OF THE CATS HAVE FLEAS AND HEALTH PROBLEMS.

SANDRA BERKSHIRE CLAIMS SHE WANTED TO FIND HOMES FOR THE CATS -- BUT THINGS GOT OUT OF CONTROL OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS. Return to index of stories...


MISSING MAYLAYSIA PLANE-SOTVO


FAMILY OF THOSE ON BOARD THE MISSING MALAYSIAN AIRLINES FLIGHT VENTED THEIR FRUSTRATIONS TODAY --

SOME OVERWHELMED BY GRIEF.

19-

"It's been 12 days. My son -- where is my son?"

FAMILIES ARE ACCUSING THE MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT OF HIDING THE TRUTH.

NEW TODAY -- OFFICIALS SAY THE SIMULATOR THAT THEY TOOK FROM THE PILOT'S HOUSE HAD SOME DELETED FILES.

MORE THAN 26 COUNTRIES ARE NOW INVOVLED IN THE MASSIVE SEARCH OVER THE INDIAN OCEAN. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA CAR BREAK INS-VOTOPS


NOW CHECK THIS OUT --

THEIVES ARE SMASHING OUT CAR WINDOWS IN HOLLYWOOD --

AND IT'S ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

YOU CAN SEE ONE GUY BREAK OUT A CAR WINDOW --

CLIMB IN THE BACK SEAT --

RUMMAGE AROUND AND THEN TAKE OFF.

52 CARS WERE BROKEN INTO.

ONE OF THE CROOKS EVEN TOOK SOME OF THE STOLEN STUFF AND TOSSED IT RIGHT INTO THE WATER.

NOW AUTHORITIES ARE TRYING TO DETERMINE IF THESE ARE THE SAME GUYS WHO BROKE INTO CARS IN MIAMI. Return to index of stories...


CAPE LAKE O CLEAN UP-VO


CAPE CORAL AND LEE COUNTY LEADERS TODAY PLEDGED TO HELP CLEAN UP OUR WATER WAYS.

RIGHT NOW -- FORT MYERS DUMPS MILLIONS OF GALLONS OF TREATED WASTE WATER INTO THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER.

CAPE LEADERS SAY THEY'LL BUY THE FRESH WATER.

BUT THE PLAN CALLS FOR A PIPELINE UNDER THE CALOOSAHATCHEE -- TO TRANSFER THE WASTE WATER TO THE CAPE FOR IRRIGATION. Return to index of stories...


CAPE LAKE O CLEAN UP-SOTVO


Marni Sawicki, Cape Coral Mayor

0821-

"This is an issue we should have been involved in from the very beginning given the fact we are the largest city in Southwest Florida. It effects us with 400 miles of canals".

CAPE LEADERS WANT THE STATE TO HELP PAY FOR THE PROJECT.

GOVERNOR SCOTT VETOED THE PROPOSAL IN THE PAST.

HE TOLD NBC 2 TODAY -- HE LOOKS FORWARD TO REVIEWING THE PROJECT AND IS COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING LEE COUNTY AND CLEAN WATER. Return to index of stories...


TRUCK FLYING REAX-trx VOTOPS


A DRIVER WHO NEARLY HIT AN IOWA STATE TROOPER WITH HIS FLYING TRUCK IS SPEAKING OUT TONIGHT FOR THE FIRST TIME.

WE SHOWED YOU THE INCREDIBLE VIDEO LAST NIGHT.

THE TRUCK WENT FLYING THROUGHT THE AIR -- AFTER IT GOT REAR-ENDED BY A SPEEDING SEMI.

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TRUCK FLYING REAX-SOTVO


Dana Miller/Driver

10-

"I heard a crunch, and suddenly I was flying through the air."

1:00-

"When I saw the video, it did not look like me. I thought, 'Who in the heck survived that?' I thought it was odd."

AND TAKE A LOOK AT THIS --

THIS IS NEW VIDEO TONIGHT OF THE CRASH FROM INSIDE THE PATROL CAR.

IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE --

BUT NO ONE WAS SERIOUSLY HURT. Return to index of stories...


GYMIDATION-VO


A WOMAN TRYING TO EXERCISE AT THE GYM WAS TOLD TO COVER UP -- BECAUSE SHE WAS TOO FIT.

YOU HEARD RIGHT.

SHE WAS WALKING ON THE TREADMILL AT A PLANET FITNESS IN CALIFORNIA -- WHEN A GYM EMPLOYEE CAME UP TO HER AND TOLD HER TO PUT A SHIRT ON OVER HER SPORTS BRA.

THE WORKER SAID HER **BODY VIOLATED GYM CODE AND THAT SHE WAS INTIMIDATING OTHERS. Return to index of stories...


GYMIDATION-SOTVO


Tiffany Austin/Gym Member

"I don't feel like it's anything crazy but you can tell me if it's burning your eyes."

STRANGELY ENOUGH -- PLANET FITNESS'S MANTRA IS "NO JUDGMENTS."

THE GYM REFUSED TO COMMENT. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TEASE-3SH-VO


FIRST FULL DAY OF THE NCAA TOURNAMENT TOMORROW. A TEAM THAT WAS ONCE TEN-AND-NINETEEN ALREADY TECHNICALLY HAS A TOURNEY WIN. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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FLORIDA OPENS NCAAS THURSDAY-ONCAM


THE FLORIDA GATORS ARE LOADED WITH TALENTED SENIORS. SENIORS WHO'VE HAD A LOT OF SUCCESS IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT.

THE GATORS HAVE GONE TO THREE STRAIGHT ELITE EIGHTS.

BUT THEY'VE NEVER MADE THE FINAL FOUR.

SCOTTY WILBEKIN AND THE REST OF THE SENIORS HOPE TO TAKE THEIR FIRST STEP TOWARD THAT GOAL THURSDAY AFTERNOON WHEN THEY PLAY 16-SEED ALBANY AT FOUR-TEN P-M. Return to index of stories...


GATORS REAX-SOTTOPS


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NCAA FIRST FOUR SCORES-CGTOPS


TWO MORE "FIRST FOUR GAMES TONIGHT".

HOW ABOUT CAL POLY?

POLY BEATS TEXAS SOUTHERN TO IMPROVE TO JUST 14-19. AND GET A DATE WITH TOP-SEED WICHITA STATE FRIDAY.

IOWA LEADS TENNESSEE LATE. Return to index of stories...


FGCU WOMEN PREPS-VOTOPS


THE F-G-C-U WOMEN ARE IN THEIR OWN BIG DANCE. AND THEY'LL FLY OUT TO WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA THURSDAY AFTERNOON TO THE SITE OF THEIR FIRST ROUND GAME.

F-G-C-U WILL FACE OKLAHOMA STATE SATURDAY IN THE TWELVE-FIVE GAME.

THE EAGLES STYLE AND THREE-POINT SHOOTING WILL GIVE THEM A CHANCE. BUT THEY'RE IN FOR A BIG-TIME CHALLENGE. Return to index of stories...


FGCU REAX-SOTTOPS


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DALLAS CRAWFORD-VO IN PLASMA


SPRING PRACTICE HAS BEGUN AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI. AND FORMER SOUTH FORT MYERS STAR DALLAS CRAWFORD HAS SWITCHED POSITIONS YET AGAIN.

AFTER LEADING THE 'CANES WITH 13 TOUCHDOWNS AS A RUNNING BACK A YEAR AGO. IT'S NO DOUBT A BIT SURPRISING THAT AL GOLDEN HAS MOVED CRAWFORD TO SAFETY.

GOLDEN SAYS THE MOVE WILL GET CRAWFORD ON THE FIELD MORE.

CRAWFORD PLAYED SAFETY AS A FRESHMAN BEFORE MOVING TO RUNNING BACK IN 20-12.

CRAWFORD COULD ALSO BE MIAMI'S HOLDER FOR KICKS IN 20-14. Return to index of stories...


JAMEIS WINSTON SPRING PRAX-VOTOPS


FLORIDA AND FLORIDA STATE BOTH STARTED SPRING PRACTICE WEDNESDAY.

REIGNING HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER JAMEIS WINSTON WAS RUNNING THE OFFENSE FOR THE NATIONAL CHAMPS.

WINSTON PLAYS BASEBALL IN THE SPRING. BUT WILL ONLY HAVE TO MISS ONE SPRING FOOTBALL PRACTICE.

JIMBO FISHER. READY TO START A NEW CHAPTER. Return to index of stories...


JIMBO REAX-SOTTOPS


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FGCU BASEBALL MIAMI-VOTOPS


ON THE DIAMOND. NAPLES HIGH GRAD BRAD FIEGER AND MIAMI. FACING F-G-C-U IN THE LATEST "BATTLE OF THE BIRDS" AT HAMMOND STADIUM.

SEVENTH INNING. FGCU CATCHER ANDREW VALENCIA DOUBLE-PUMPS. AND STILL THROWS OUT THE RUNNER AT SECOND. CANES STILL UP 2-1.

LATER THAT INNING. VALENCIA WITH THE BAT. TIES IT AT TWO WITH THE R-B-I.

THEY'D GO EXTRA INNINGS. CANES WIN IT, 5-2, IN TEN. Return to index of stories...


RED SOX PIRATES-VOTOPS


JUST DOWN DANIELS PARKWAY. JAKE PEAVY AND THE RED SOX TAKING ON THE PIRATES.

FOURTH INNING. XANDER BOGAERTS GOES THE OTHER WAY. DRIVES IN DUSTIN PEDROIA WITH THE RBI SINGLE. 1-0 SOX.

JONNY GOMES ALSO HAD AN R-B-I. BUT THE PIRATES WIN, 4-2. Return to index of stories...


TWINS CARDINALS-VOTOPS


THE TWINS IN JUPITER TO FACE THE CARDINALS.

NO SCORE UNTIL THE FIFTH. THAT'S WHEN MATT ADAMS WENT CLUBBING. SOLO HOMER. 1-0 CARDS.

JASON BARTLETT, WHO'S HAD A ROUGH SPRING. HAD AN R-B-I FOR MINNESOTA.

BUT THE TWINS GO DOWN, 3-1. Return to index of stories...


RAYS ORIOLES-VOTOPS


WIL MYERS AND THE RAYS. AT ED SMITH IN SARASOTA. TAKING ON THE O'S.

MYERS LED OFF THE GAME. AND DID IT IN STYLE. BLASTS THE HOME RUN TO CENTER. HE WENT TWO-FOR THREE. RAYS WIN, 7-3. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS CLOSE-ONCAM


THE HEAT LOSE TO BOSTON, 101-96.

THAT'S SPORTS.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK. Return to index of stories...


BOOTH ALERT-trx OC


BREAKING NEWS --

AUSTRALIA'S PRIME MINISTER SAYS SATELLITES HAVE SPOTTED OBJECTS THAT ARE POSSIBLY RELATED TO THE MISSING MALAYSIA AIRLINES PLANE.

A SURVEILLANCE PLANE IS HEADED THERE RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


FALLON TONIGHT-SOTTOPS


OC: We're on next everybody. Return to index of stories...


FM FILM FESTIVAL


THE FORT MYERS FILM FESTIVAL KICKED OFF TONIGHT AT THE BARBARA B. MANN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER.

THE FIRST FILM SHOWN WAS "ALIVE INSIDE -- A STORY OF MUSIC AND MEMORY"

IT RECENTLY WON THE AUDIENCE AWARD AT SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL.

THE FORT MYERS FILM FESTIVAL RUNS THROUGH SUNDAY. Return to index of stories...


FL MEGA MILLIONS WINNER-SOTVO


400-MILLION DOLLARS.

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

ONE OF THE WINNING MEGA-MILLIONS TICKETS WAS BOUGHT RIGHT HERE IN FLORIDA.

NO SUPERS -- MOS

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"I hope it's one of my friends."

26-

"There is, I'd say a very good possibility I know this person and uh maybe I can get a cut of the pie."

THE TICKET CAME FROM A GAS STATION IN MERRIT ISLAND.

THE OTHER WINNING TICKET WAS BOUGHT AT A MARYLAND LIQUOR STORE.

THE WINNERS HAVE NOT COME FORWARD. Return to index of stories...


FINAL FORECAST-WXGRX


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...


CLOSE SHOW-4SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE 4SHOT Return to index of stories...