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DIRECTOR PAGE TEASE TWO-2SHOT
SHOW OPEN-CLIP TZ2 A) VOTER FRAUD-VO-WIPE
ANIMAL CRUELTY-SS (3) TZ2 B) SPRING BREAK CASKETS-VOTOPS
ANIMAL CRUELTY-PKG CHICAGO SPRING SNOW-VOTOPS
ANIMAL CRUELTY-OC ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
FL MAN TRAPPED-trx VOTOPS FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
MALAYSIAN AIRLINES SEARCH-PLASMA, VO TOSS TO MATT-trx E-AniBX
MALAYSIAN AIRLINES SEARCH-PKG MATT LIVE-LIVE
MALAYSIAN AIRLINES SEARCH-OC TOSS TO CHARLIE-trx VO-WIPE
UKRAINE LATEST-VO VOTER FRAUD FOLO-CAM 99 (RTR-1)
FL PRESIDENT OBAMA-VO-WIPE VOTER FRAUD FOLO-VO-WIPE
FL PRESIDENT OBAMA-SOTVO VOTER FRAUD FOLO-SOTVO
FLOTUS CHINA-trx VOTOPS VOTER FRAUD FOLO-CAM 99 (RTR-1)
JEB BUSH POLL-SS FL RED LIGHT CAMERAS-VO
WESTBORO FOUNDER DIES-VO CHARTER SCHOOL THREAT-VO-WIPE
McCANN NEW LEAD-VO-WIPE CHARTER SCHOOL THREAT-SOTVO
McCANN NEW LEAD-SOTVO FL HULK HOGAN SHOE THEFT-VO
PISTORIUS SELLING HOUSE-VO SPRING BREAK CASKET MAKERS-OC
WORLD TRADE CENTER BREAKIN-VO SPRING BREAK CASKET MAKERS-PKG
TEASE ONE-2SHOT SPRING BREAK CASKET MAKERS-OC
TZ1 A) MINERAL SPRINGS-SOTVO TEASE THREE-2SHOT
TZ1 B) ARE PARENTS HAPPY?-VOTOPS TZ3 A) MINERAL SPRINGS TESTING
TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC AHEAD AT 6-BANNER
ALZHEIMER'S TEST-VO A) vineyards surveillance video
ARE PARENTS HAPPY?-VO-WIPE FL KEYS BRIDGE RESTORATION-VO
ARE PARENTS HAPPY?-SOTVO FL CROC GO PRO-trx VOTOPS
FL RENT OUT YOUR CAR-2SHOT, VO-WIPE MINERAL SPRINGS TESTING-trx TC MON
FL RENT OUT YOUR CAR-SOTVO MINERAL SPRINGS TESTING-BNR-PKG
GREATEST LEADERS NO OBAMA-VO SELL THE 6PM-2SHOT
WHEEL OF FORTUNE SHOCKER-SOTVO  


DIRECTOR PAGE


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SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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ANIMAL CRUELTY-SS (3)


TONIGHT -- INVESTIGATORS UNCOVER ANOTHER CASE OF ANIMALS LIVING IN HORRIBLE, FILTY CONDITIONS.

ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS PULLED MORE THAN A DOZEN STARVING DOGS FROM A GARAGE IN LEHIGH ACRES.

TWO MORE ANIMALS WERE FOUND DEAD OUTSIDE THE HOME.

NBC2'S CHRISTINA LUSBY SPOKE WITH NEIGHBORS WHO WATCHED AS WORKERS PULLED THE DOGS FROM THE GARAGE. Return to index of stories...


ANIMAL CRUELTY-PKG


NO FOOD --

AND NO WATER--

kathy mederic

neighbor

35:54 the skinniest dogs i have ever seen 35:55 36:02 these were dogs just starving to death 36:04

13 DOGS AND PUPPIES FORCED TO LIVE IN THEIR OWN WASTE -- STARVING.

Kathy Mederic

neighbor

18:06:02 these are sad cases we see appears to be a potential puppy mill situation18:23:18

35:14 the smell wasn't just a smell 35:17

THAT'S HOW ANIMAL CONTROL INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY FOUND THE DOGS -- THE GARAGE FILLED WITH SO MUCH WASTE--URINE WAS SEEPING FROM THE GARAGE.

A NEIGHBOR SAYS SHE TRIED TO HELP ONE DOG TIED UP OUTSIDE.

37:01 i was feeding it til she saw me 37:03

SHE AND OTHERS CALLED ANIMAL CONTROL FOR MONTHS -- AND WERE RELIVED WHEN INVESTIGATORS CAME OUT.

lt. tony backhurst

animal control

18:06:02 these are sad cases we see appears to be a potential puppy mill situation18:23:18

ONE MAN PULLED UP TO THE HOME -- HE DIDN'T WANT TO TALK ON CAMERA BUT SAYS HE CAME TO BUY A PITBULL PUPPY.

HE WAS SHOCKED TO FIND THE DOGS GONE -- AND THEIR HORRIFIC CONDITIONS.

Kathy Mederic

neighbor

37:34 how can you be so cruel how can you do that 37:41

2 MORE DOGS WERE FOUND BY A NEIGHBOR AND INVESTIGATORS.

THEY WERE DEAD---TOSSED IN THE BRUSH NEXT TO THE HOME.

Kathy Mederic

neighbor

38:10 i am glad its over and they wont be my neighbors for much longer 38:17

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ANIMAL CRUELTY-OC


THIS IS STILL AN ACTIVE INVESTIGATION.

SO FAR -- NO CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED. Return to index of stories...


FL MAN TRAPPED-trx VOTOPS


BREAKING NEWS OUT OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY --

RIGHT NOW --

CREWS ARE WORKING TO RESCUE A TRAPPED CONSTRUCTION WORKER.

OFFICIALS SAY HE WAS DIGGING A TRENCH WHEN WHEN THE GROUND COLLAPSED AROUND HIM -- TRAPPING HIM ABOUT 10 FEET UNDERGROUND.

COUNT ON NBC 2 TO KEEP YOU UPDATED. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIAN AIRLINES SEARCH-PLASMA, VO


12 DAYS AFTER MALAYSIAN AIR FLIGHT 370 DISAPPEARED -- WITH 239 PEOPLE ABOARD -- THERE COULD BE A BREAKTHROUGH.

TWO OBJECTS -- SEEN BY A SATELLITE -- IN THE SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN. LOOK LIKE PIECES OF THE PLANE.

TONIGHT -- DEVIN DWYER HAS THE LATEST ON THE SEARCH EFFORT. Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIAN AIRLINES SEARCH-PKG


TODAY AN URGENT SEARCH OF WATERS HALFWAY TO ANTARCTICA TURNED UP LITTLE MORE

THAN A PASSING SHIP AND PODS OF DOLPHINS.

BUT INVESTIGATORS SAY THESE GRAINY 4-DAY-OLD SATELLITE IMAGES COULD SHOW

FLOATING PARTS OF FLIGHT 370.

Tony Abbott, Australian Prime Minister

"Just maybe this is the first tangible evidence that we've got of what might have happened."

HIGH-TECH SEARCH PLANES FROM THE US AND AUSTRALIA ARE RACING TO TRACK THE OBJECTS DOWN.

ONE PIECE OF DEBRIS BELIEVED TO BE 78 FEET LONG.

A NORWEGIAN CAR CARRIER ARRIVED IN THE AREA TO HELP, BUT NAVY SHIPS WITH SONAR ARE STILL SEVERAL DAYS AWAY.

Tom Haueter/Former NTSB Investigator

"The issue is to find debris that could be identified as aircraft and then work all the current wind data backwards to predict where that airplane was when it impacted the water."

IT'S POSSIBLE THE DEBRIS IS UNRELATED TO THE PLANE. BUT US EXPERTS SAY THOSE SATELLITE PINGS FROM THE JET HAVE LED THEM TO THIS AREA.

Lt. Ian Colling/Royal Australian Air Force Crewman

"we' d like to find something to give it a bit of closure answers to the family

and relatives of the people on board the Malaysia Airlines flight. But if we

don't find something as well, there's always hope that maybe the aircraft

is somewhere else and they're safe and sound."

FAMILIES OF THE MISSING ARE CLINGING TO THAT HOPE DURING WHAT'S BEEN AN AGONIZING AND EXHAUSTING WAIT.

Sarah Bajc/Girlfriend of Missing Passenger

"I've been holding out that the passengers are still alive and if that is parts of the

plane, then that kind of dashes that hope." Return to index of stories...


MALAYSIAN AIRLINES SEARCH-OC


NOW ALMOST 2 WEEKS AFTER THE PLANE DISAPPEARED -- U-S OFFICIALS SAY IT'S POSSIBLE FLIGHT 370 MAY NEVER BE FOUND --

BUT THEY'RE OPTIMISTIC. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE LATEST-VO


THE U-S ANNOUNCED MORE SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA TODAY FOR THEIR INVASION OF UKRAINE.

IN RESPONSE -- RUSSIA ISSUED SANCTIONS AGAINST U-S OFFICIALS.

MEANTIME, TROOPS IN EASTERN UKRAINE HAVE STARTED SETTING UP SANDBAGS AND DIGGING TRENCHES TO HELP KEEP RUSSIAN TANKS OUT. Return to index of stories...


FL PRESIDENT OBAMA-VO-WIPE


PRESIDENT OBAMA HIGHLIGHTED THE ROLE OF WOMEN TODAY IN THE U-S ECONOMY.

THE PRESIDENT SPOKE AT VALENCIA COLLEGE IN ORLANDO AND CALLED FOR BETTER EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND EQUAL PAY. Return to index of stories...


FL PRESIDENT OBAMA-SOTVO


"As part of making sure our economy rewards the hard work of every American, I'm also coming here today to make sure that our economy rewards the hard work of women. Now, I just want to be clear I've got nothing against you men, and we're working hard to make sure you're doing the right thing too."

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS IN FLORIDA TO HEADLINE TWO DEMOCRATIC FUNDRAISERS. Return to index of stories...


FLOTUS CHINA-trx VOTOPS


FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA ARRIVED IN CHINA TODAY FOR A WEEK-LONG VISIT.

HER MOTHER AND DAUGHTERS -- MALIA AND SASHA -- ALSO MADE THE TRIP.

THE FIRST LADY IS EXPECTED TO TALK WITH STUDENTS ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF STUDYING ABROAD.

SHE ALSO PLANS TO TOUR THE FORBIDDEN CITY AND THE GREAT WALL WITH THE FIRST LADY OF CHINA. Return to index of stories...


JEB BUSH POLL-SS


A NEW POLL PUTS FORMER FLORIDA GOVERNOR JEB BUSH AS THE TOP REPUBLICAN CHOICE FOR PRESIDENT IN 2016.

THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA JUST RELEASED ITS CRYSTAL BALL REPORT.

WISCONSIN GOVERNOR SCOTT WALKER --

KENTUCKY SENATOR RAND PAUL --

NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE --

AND FLORIDA SENATOR MARCO RUBIO ROUND OUT THE TOP FIVE.

BUSH HAS NOT ANNOUNCED WHETHER OR NOT HE'LL RUN. Return to index of stories...


WESTBORO FOUNDER DIES-VO


THE FOUNDER OF THE CONTROVERSIAL WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH HAS DIED.

REVEREND FRED PHELPS DIED AT A HOSPICE CARE CENTER AT THE AGE OF 84.

THE KANSAS-BASED CHURCH IS KNOWN FOR ITS PROTESTS AT MILITARY FUNERALS AND ANTI-GAY DEMONSTRATIONS.

THE PROTESTS OUTRAGED MANY AMERICANS -- BUT THE U-S SUPREME COURT RULED IT WAS A RIGHT OF FREE SPEECH. Return to index of stories...


McCANN NEW LEAD-VO-WIPE


DETECTIVES IN EUROPE HAVE WHAT THEY CALL THE MOST SIGNIFICANT LEAD YET IN THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MADELINE McCANN.

THE 3-YEAR OLD BRITISH GIRL VANISHED 7-YEARS AGO DURING A FAMILY VACATION IN PORTUGAL.

POLICE SAY THEY'RE NOW SEARCHING FOR A MAN THEY BELIEVE BROKE INTO NEARBY BUILDINGS BEFORE AND AFTER MADDY'S DISAPPEARANCE --

AND SEXUALLY ASSUALTED 5 OTHER YOUNG BRITISH GIRLS. Return to index of stories...


McCANN NEW LEAD-SOTVO


Clarence Mitchell/McCann Family Spokesman

"Every time a new appeal like today is made, with new information apparently coming forward so long after Madeleine went missing, Kate and Jerry feel that it's progress."

PORTUGAL POLICE SAY THEY'VE KNOWN ABOUT THE ASSUALTS -- BUT DISCOUNTED THEM BECAUSE THEY FELT THEY WERE TOO SPREAD OUT. Return to index of stories...


PISTORIUS SELLING HOUSE-VO


OLYMPIC TRACK STAR OSCAR PISTORIUS IS SELLING HIS HOME IN SOUTH AFRICA TO PAY FOR HIS LEGAL BILLS.

HE'S CURRENTLY ON TRIAL, ACCUSED OF SHOOTING HIS GIRLFRIENDP LAST YEAR AT HIS PRETORIA HOME.

PISTORIUS SAYS IT WAS AN ACCIDENT AND HE THOUGHT SHE WAS AN INTRUDER. Return to index of stories...


WORLD TRADE CENTER BREAKIN-VO


YOU WOULD THINK IT'D BE IMPOSSIBLE TO GET PAST SECURITY AT THE NEW WORLD TRADE CENTER, RIGHT?

WELL A 16-YEAR OLD FACES TRESPASSING CHARGES -- AFTER HE MADE IT ALL THE WAY TO THE ROOF AND POSTED PICTURES ONLINE.

THE TEEN SAYS HE WAS WALKING AROUND THE NEW YORK CITY CONSTRUCTION SITE --

CLIMBED UP SOME SCAFFOLDING --

SLIPPED PAST A SLEEPING SECURITY GUARD --

TOOK AN ELEVATOR --

AND THEN FINALLY, SOME STAIRS.

THE SECURITY GUARD WAS FIRED. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


DOES SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAVE A FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH?

Old people they come to treatment for this lake! Is better than to go to doctor!

PLANS ARE IN THE WORKS TO PUT THE WARM WATER MINERAL SPRINGS TO THE TEST --

BUT IT'S GOING TO COST YOU.

PLUS -- ARE PARENTS HAPPY?

WHY ONE AUTHOR SUGGESTS HAVING KIDS ISN'T ALL IT'S CRACKED UP TO BE. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) MINERAL SPRINGS-SOTVO


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TZ1 B) ARE PARENTS HAPPY?-VOTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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ALZHEIMER'S TEST-VO


A NEW TEST MAY BE ABLE TO SPOT ALZHEIMER'S YEARS BEFORE THE ONSET OF SYMPTOMS.

RESEARCHERS AT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY SAY THE TEST LOOKS AT 10 FATS IN BLOOD AND IS ABOUT 90-PERCENT ACCURATE.

BUT IT COULD STILL BE YEARS BEFORE IT'S AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC.

RESEARCHERS SAY A LARGER STUDY NEED TO BE DONE. Return to index of stories...


ARE PARENTS HAPPY?-VO-WIPE


ALL JOY -- BUT NO FUN?

ACCORDING TO A NEW BOOK -- RAISING CHILDREN MAY INVOLVE A LOT MORE AGONY THAN EXCITEMENT.

THE AUTHOR SAYS HER RESEARCH SHOWS MOMS AND DADS ARE NO HAPPIER THAN THEIR CHILD-FREE PEERS.

SHE SAYS THE HARDEST STAGES ARE THE EARLY YEARS AND TEENAGE YEARS --

WHERE A CHILD IS FIGHTING FOR THEIR INDEPENDENCE AND PARENTS HAVE A HARD TIME LETTING GO. Return to index of stories...


ARE PARENTS HAPPY?-SOTVO


Jennifer Senior/Author

48-

"So the no fun part I think people are much more reluctant to speak about. I mean, we know that there is some drudgery associated with parenting. I don't know if we are fully prepared to talk about how much anxiety we experience as parents.

SHE ALSO BELIEVES PARENTING IN THE DIGITAL AGE OF PINTEREST, FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM ADDS TO A MOTHER'S GUILT AND FEELING OF INADEQUACY. Return to index of stories...


FL RENT OUT YOUR CAR-2SHOT, VO-WIPE


WOULD YOU LET A STRANGER USE YOUR CAR FOR A WEEK?

WHAT IF THEY PAID YOU 50-DOLLARS A DAY?

IT'S A DEAL THOUSANDS ARE MAKING ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND RIGHT HERE IN FLORIDA.

THERE'S A NEW WEBSITE CALLED "RELAYRIDES DOT-COM."

CAR OWNERS POST PHOTOS, DETAILS AND NAME THEIR PRICE

THE SITE HANDLES THE MONEY EXCHANGE -- TAKING 25-PERCENT.

FOR THAT -- YOU GET A MILLION DOLLAR LIABILITY POLICY WITH EACH RENTAL. Return to index of stories...


FL RENT OUT YOUR CAR-SOTVO


Kevin Paul Martyn/Rents out his Prius

"I get probably 10 times as many rental requests as I can fulfill. I end up turning them down all the time."

SO WHAT'S TO KEEP SOMEONE FROM TRASHING YOUR CAR?

ALL RENTERS HAVE TO HAVE GOOD DRIVING RECORDS.

AND BOTH PARTIES GET TO GRADE EACH OTHER ON COMMUNICATION, PUNCTUALITY AND CLEANLINESS. Return to index of stories...


GREATEST LEADERS NO OBAMA-VO


POPE FRANCIS TOPS A NEW LIST OF THE WORLD'S 50 GREATEST LEADERS.

FORTUNE MAGAZINE SAYS HE ELECTRIED THE CATHOLIC CHURCH BY SETTING A NEW TONE.

ACTRESS ANGELINA JOLIE --

FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON --

AND MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STAR DEREK JETER ALSO MADE THE CUT.

BUT NOTICEABLY ABSENT?

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA. Return to index of stories...


WHEEL OF FORTUNE SHOCKER-SOTVO


DID YOU SEE THIS?

A "WHEEL OF FORTUNE" CONTESTANT HAS A LOT OF PEOPLE TALKING TONIGHT -- AFTER HIS UNBELIEVEABLE SHOT-IN-THE-DARK.

new baby buggy, new baby.that's right

THAT LUCKY GUESS EARNED HIM 45 THOUSAND DOLLARS -- ON TOP OF HIS OTHER WINNINGS.

BUT NOT BEFORE HOST PAT SAJAK FRISKED HIM FOR A CHEAT SHEET.

THE GUY'S PRETTY GOOD.

HE ALSO SOLVED AN EARLIER PUZZLE WITH JUST THREE LETTERS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2SHOT


THEY LIVE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY --

BUT THEY VOTED IN A LEE COUNTY ELECTION.

NOW -- THEY MAY FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES.

NBC 2 UNCOVERS WHAT'S NEXT IN THE VOTER FRAUD INVESTIGATION.

PLUS -- SOME COLLEGE STUDENTS ARE SPENDING THEIR SPRING BREAK BY VOLUNTEERING IN FLORIDA.

AND the VOLUNTEER JOB IS TRULY UNIUQE. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) VOTER FRAUD-VO-WIPE


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TZ2 B) SPRING BREAK CASKETS-VOTOPS


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CHICAGO SPRING SNOW-VOTOPS


THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING BROUGHT SNOW TO THE WINDY CITY.

THE SNOW DIDN'T STICK.

TEMPERATURES WARMED UP THIS AFTERNOON IN CHICAGO.

BUT THEY WON'T LAST.

MORE SNOW IS EXPECTED NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


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. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO MATT-trx E-AniBX


BREAKING NEWS -- AN ARMED ROBBERY AND ACTIVE INVESTIGATION RIGHT NOW AT AN ADULT STORE ON US 41 IN FORT MYERS.

NBC2'S MATT WRIGHT IS LIVE AT THE "USE YOUR IMAGINATION" PLAZA AT 41 AND GRACE AVENUE. Return to index of stories...


MATT LIVE-LIVE


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TOSS TO CHARLIE-trx VO-WIPE


NBC 2 TO IS LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE POSSIBLE VOTER FRAUD -- UNCOVERED DURING THE CAPE CORAL MAYORAL ELECTION RECOUNT.

A CHARLOTTE COUNTY COUPLE VOTED IN THE RACE.

NOW -- THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTION HAS ASKED THE STATE'S ATTONEY OFFICE TO INVESTIGATE.

WILLIAM LAMBRIGGER AND HIS WIFE MICHELLE LEE ADMITTED TO LIVING IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY -- RECEIVING BALLOTS IN THE MAIL -- FILLING THEM OUT AND SENDING THEM BACK.

LAMBRIGGER TOLD US IT WAS A MISTAKE.

INVESTIGATORS WILL LOOK FOR INTENT AND DETERMINE IF THE COUPLE ACTED AS PART OF A LARGER SCHEME. Return to index of stories...


VOTER FRAUD FOLO-CAM 99 (RTR-1)


I SPOKE WITH A LOCAL ATTORNEY TODAY WHO HELPED EXPLAIN HOW THIS WORKS.

HE TELLS ME THE INVESTIGATION MAY NOT TAKE LONG AT ALL.

ONCE IT'S OVER -- THE STATE'S ATTORNEY OFFICE WILL HAVE TO DECIDE WHETHER TO PRESS FELONY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


VOTER FRAUD FOLO-VO-WIPE


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VOTER FRAUD FOLO-SOTVO


Scot Goldberg, Attorney

10:17:15 I think if it is an honest mistake and there's a good explanation for why this happened, I think it will be something that will be looked at, it would be very easy to give a warning or something of that sense."

IF CONVICTED OF OF THIS THIRD DEGREE FELONY-- THE COUPLE FACES A MAXIMUM OF FIVE YEARS IN PRISON AND A 5-THOUSAND DOLLAR FINE.

WE DID LEARN IT IS THE VOTER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO CHANGE THEIR VOTER REGISTRATION. Return to index of stories...


VOTER FRAUD FOLO-CAM 99 (RTR-1)


I REACHED OUT TO THE STATE'S ATTORNEY OFFICE AND MAYOR MARNI SAWICKI --BUT HAVEN'T HEARD BACK YET.

FORMER MAYOR SULLIVAN SAYS THIS RAISES NEW QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW MANY OTHER BALLOTS WERE SENT TO INELIGIBLE VOTERS AND THE SYSTEM OF CHECKS AND BALANCES.

LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM, CHARLIE KEEGAN, NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


FL RED LIGHT CAMERAS-VO


A FLORIDA SENATE COMMITTEE TODAY HAD TO PUT THE BRAKES ON A BILL THAT WOULD GET RID OF RED-LIGHT CAMERAS.

THERE WERE SIMPLY TOO MANY SPEAKERS AND NOT ENOUGH TIME.

THOSE WHO FAVOR THE CAMERAS SAY THEY HELP MAKE ROADS SAFER.

CRITICS ARGUE IT'S ALL ABOUT MONEY.

LAST YEAR -- FLORIDA COLLECTED NEARLY 120-MILLION DOLLARS IN FINES.

THERE ARE ABOUT 230 RED-LIGHT CAMERAS STATEWIDE. Return to index of stories...


CHARTER SCHOOL THREAT-VO-WIPE


A FLORIDA TEEN IS ACCUSED OF THREATENING A HIGH SCHOOL MORE THAN 26-HUNDRED MILES AWAY.

POLICE SAY THE 17-YEAR OLD MIAMI BOY STOLE THE ONLINE IDENTITY OF A CALIFORNIA GIRL AND POSTED IN AN ANONYMOUS CHAT ROOM THAT THERE WOULD BE A BARRAGE OF BULLETS AND A SUICIDE AT THE HIGH SCHOOL. Return to index of stories...


CHARTER SCHOOL THREAT-SOTVO


Lt. Neal Griffin/Escondido Police Dept.

"She wound up having a cyber-relationship, nothing more than chat room relationship, but with a person who decided he had been offended in some way, and lashed out with this message."

IT TOOK DETECTIVES TWO MONTHS AND SEVERAL SEARCH WARRANTS TO IDENTIFY THE TEEN. Return to index of stories...


FL HULK HOGAN SHOE THEFT-VO


FLORIDA POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR FOUR WOMEN WHO STOLE AN AUTOGRAPHED SHOE WORN BY WRESTLER HULK HOGAN.

POLICE SAY THE GROUP -- POSSIBLY ON SPRING BREAK -- WALKED INTO HOGAN'S BEACH SHOP ON CLEARWATER BEACH.

A FEW MINUTES LATER --

A LARGE STATUE FELL OVER, DISTRACTING STORE WORKERS AND THAT'S WHEN THE THEFT HAPPENED.

THE SHOE IS VALUED AT 55-HUNDRED DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


SPRING BREAK CASKET MAKERS-OC


WHEN YOU THINK SPRING BREAK IN FLORIDA -- YOU PROBABLY PICTURE SUN AND FUN.

BUT SOME COLLEGE STUDENTS ARE USING THEIR VACATION TO HELP GRIEVING FAMILIES. Return to index of stories...


SPRING BREAK CASKET MAKERS-PKG


Nats of Sewing machine

IT HAS BECOME AN ANNUAL TRADITION FOR STUDENTS AT Ohio's Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

THEY TREAT SPRING BREAK LIKE A WEEK ON.NOT OFF.

Pastor Oliver Phillips, Lake Como Connexions

"When these kids were coming I thought well. ya know.last year they painted and last year they did a lot of that kind of stuff and this year. why not build caskets."

THE CASKETS ARE FOR FAMILIES IN THE ORLANDO AREA WHO LOSE A CHILD AND CAN'T AFFORD TO BUY A ONE.

Catie Hayes, team Leader

"I was amazed at how on board the team was and they considered it an honor to be a part of this terrible part of a families life."

CATIE HAYES LEADS THE GROUP OF 32 STUDENTS.

Nats of frisbee

MANY OF THE STUDENTS ADMIT -- AT FIRST THE PROJECT SOUNDED A LITTLE MORBID.

BUT THEY SAY IT'S LEAD TO MEANINGFUL DISCUSSIONS ABOUT DEATH, AND COMPASSION.

PASTOR OLIVER CREATED THE PROJECT AFTER A FUNERAL DIRECTOR TOLD HIM OF THE NEED.

HE BELIEVES THE STUDENTS WILL END UP RECEIVING MORE THAN THEY GIVE.

Pastor Oliver Phillips, Lake Como Connexions

"The fact is they could have done a lot of things, gone a lot of places. I hope they will go back as difference persons because of this trip" Return to index of stories...


SPRING BREAK CASKET MAKERS-OC


WHEN THE CASKETS ARE FINISHED -- THEY'LL EACH BE LINED WITH SATIN AND DELIVERED TO FUNERAL HOMES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


IS IT THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH OR A WASTE OF YOUR TIME?

FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE WATER AT FLORIDA'S WARM MINERAL SPRINGS IS ABOUT TO GO UNDER THE MICROSCOPE.

IT WILL FINALLY DETERMINE IF THERE'S SOMETHING IN THAT SPECIAL BODY OF H20 THAT COULD HEAL YOUR MEDICAL PROBLEMS.

THE STORY NEXT AT 5:30.

AND ALL NEW AT SIX--

WE JUST GOT OUR HANDS ON EXCLUSIVE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO OF THE COLLIER COUNTY TEACHER ACCUSED OF THREATENING TO KILL ANOTHER TEACHER IN THE SCHOOL PARKING LOT. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) MINERAL SPRINGS TESTING


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AHEAD AT 6-BANNER


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A) vineyards surveillance video


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FL KEYS BRIDGE RESTORATION-VO


THE HISTORIC 7-MILE BRIDGE IN THE FLORIDA KEYS IS ABOUT TO GET A MAKEOVER.

THE 77-MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT WILL RESTORE A SECTION OF THE BRIDGE BETWEEN MARATHON AND PIGEON KEY.

F-DOT WILL PICK UP MOST OF THE TAB.

THE ICONIC BRIDGE DATES BACK MORE THAN A CENTURY. Return to index of stories...


FL CROC GO PRO-trx VOTOPS


CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO --

APPARENTLY -- A CROCODILE AT A FLORIDA EVERGLADES WILDLIFE PARK WASN'T READY FOR HIS CLOSE-UP.

A VOLUNTEER TRIED USING A GO-PRO CAMERA TO GET SOME COOL SHOTS --

BUT THE CROC SNAPPED BACK.

THE GO-PRO CAMERA WAS DESTROYED. Return to index of stories...


MINERAL SPRINGS TESTING-trx TC MON


FANS SAY THE MINERAL RICH WATER IN FLORIDA'S ONLY WARM MINERAL SPRINGS IN NORTH PORT EASES THEIR PAIN AND CURES THEIR AILMENTS.

NOW FOR THE FIRST TIME -- WE'LL FIND OUT EXACTLY WHAT'S IN THE WATER.

NBC 2'S LUCAS SEILER DETAILS THE YEAR LONG, TAX-PAYER FUNDED STUDY DESIGNED TO REVEAL ALL. Return to index of stories...


MINERAL SPRINGS TESTING-BNR-PKG


Bella Kinkov, North Port "After this lake, I swear to god… this lake healed me."

IT MAY BE CLOSED AND FENCED OFF, BUT THIS HISTORIC LANDMARK IS FAR FROM SECRET TO THE 80,000 PEOPLE WHO FLOCKED TO IT EVERY YEAR.

Bella Kinkov, North Port "Everything this lake was healing! This was healing lake."

BELLA KINKOV BUILT A HOUSE NEXT TO THE SPRINGS AND HAS BEEN WAITING NEARLY NINE MONTHS FOR IT TO REOPEN AFTER THE CONTRACT BETWEEN SARASOTA COUNTY, NORTH PORT AND THE OPERATOR EXPIRED - SHE WAS BACK AGAIN TODAY CHECKING.

Bella Kinkov, North Port "Is better than go to doctor… believe me, is better."

KINKOV SAYS IT CURED HER BAD BACK - AND CLAIMS THE 51 MINERAL SUPPOSEDLY IN THIS LAKE DID WONDERS FOR HER FRIENDS.

"Kidney treatment, their body, for bones, arthritis."

THIS WOMAN, CINDI KIRKPATRICK, DROVE FROM KENTUCKY -

Cindi Kirkpatrick, Kentucky "I had been here last year with my daughter for healing."

BAD ARTHRITIS THE REASON FOR HER RETURN -

Cindi Kirkpatrick, Kentucky "It does help a lot of people I've read about and done research about it."

SARASOTA COUNTY AND NORTH PORT WILL BOTH CONTRIBUTE $10,000 FOR THE STUDY - THE U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY WILL CONTRIBUTE $20,000 AND PERFORM THE RESEARCH.

SCIENTISTS HOPE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ITS MINERAL MAKEUP, WATER FLOW AND TEMPERATURE - THAT INFORMATION IS EXPECTED TO HELP DEVELOP A PROTECTION MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR WHOEVER TAKES OVER THE SPRINGS.

Danny Schult, North Port Assistant City Manager "The two commissions agreed we would open the springs only for swimming and bathing."

That's scheduled for mid-april and will remain open until september on a trial basis.

after that THEY'LL DECIDE WHETHER TO KEEP OPERATING IT.

LUCAS SEILLER, NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


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NEXT AT SIX AND ONLY ON NBC2 -- HOMEOWNERS CALL 911 AFTER SALESMEN KNOCK ON THEIR DOOR.

TONIGHT DEPUTIES ARE QUESTIONING IF THIS COULD IS LEGITIMATE.

AND AT 5 WE TOLD YOU ABOUT THE LOCAL TEACHER ACCUSED OF THREATENING TO KILL ANOTHER TEACHER IN THE SCHOOL PARKING-- AT SIX WE HAVE EXCLUSIVE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO OF THE WHOLE THING. Return to index of stories...