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DIRECTORS PAGE SCAM TARGETTING TAXPAYERS-trxOC
HLA collier home invasion-trxVO SYNTHETIC DRUG ARREST-OC, (3) SS
HLA collier home invasion-SOTVO OIL DRILLING MTG FRIDAY-OC
HLB nn stranger danger-trxVO TEASE ONE
HLB nn stranger danger-SOT TZ1 A) car ax vo-vo
HLC desoto mercury-trxVO TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC
NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP 6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE
FIRST WEATHER-WX BOXES STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS
COLLIER HOME INVASION ARREST-trx2 SHOT ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
COLLIER HOME INVASION ARREST-BNR-PKG FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
TOSS TO RICK-trxOC, ZMAP-FLY DISTRICT 19 VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE-2 SHOT
NORTH NAPLES STRANGER DANGER-REM-26 DISTRICT 19 VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE-BNR-PKG
NORTH NAPLES STRANGER DANGER-BNR-PKG MAIL PROCESSING CENTER-OC
NORTH NAPLES STRANGER DANGER-REM-26 ROLEX THEFT-trxVOTOPS
MULCH MELTDOWN ARREST-OC, SOTVO, SS GREG EAGLE RESTITUTION-OC, SS, OC
SLEEPOVER SEX ASSAULT-trxOC, SS, OC GREG EAGLE RESTITUTION-SOT, OC
CONNIE BAKER DEPUTY REPORT-OC SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
TOSS TO STEVE-trxVOTOPS, EANIBX BOYS AND GIRLS NAPLES-ONCAM
DESOTO COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL REOPENS-REM-2 BOYS AND GIRLS NAPLES-CGTOPS
DESOTO COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL REOPENS-BNR-PKG FLORIDA BASKETBALL-ONCAM
DESOTO COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL REOPENS-REM-2 FLORIDA BASKETBALL-CG-VOBOX
COLLIER CO SPRING BREAK-OC FLORIDA BASKETBALL-SOT
DUSTIN JAY JURY SELECTION-TRXOC, (2) SS, VO MLB RAINOUTS-ONCAM
BONITA BLIGHTED PROPERTY-(2) ss, vo DAVID ORTIZ SIGN-VOTOPS
TOSS TO GEORGE-OC, EANIBOX DAVID ORTIZ SIGN-SOTTOPS
TTD CAPE FIRE ASSESSMENT COLLECTION-REM-1 SPORTS TOSS TO BREAK-ONCAM
TTD CAPE FIRE ASSESSMENT COLLECTION-BNR-PKG CAPE RAIN WX VO-NATVO
TTD CAPE FIRE ASSESSMENT COLLECTION-REM-1 CLOSE-4SHOT


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HLA collier home invasion-trxVO


ALL NEW AT SIX -

A COLLIER COUNTY FAMILY FOUND A BURGLAR HIDING IN THEIR BATHROOM.

BUT IT'S *WHAT* HE TRIED TO STEAL THAT REALLY SHOOK THEM UP. Return to index of stories...


HLA collier home invasion-SOTVO


14:50:05-:10

To me, only a sick perverted person would do that.

THE FAMILY SHARES THEIR STORY ONLY WITH NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


HLB nn stranger danger-trxVO


AND STRANGER DANGER IN NORTH NAPLES.

TWO CHILDREN SAY A MAN USED MONEY TO TRY AND LURE THEM INTO HIS S-U-V. Return to index of stories...


HLB nn stranger danger-SOT


10:39:37 it's nerve racking and the fact that i have children of my own it's fearful Return to index of stories...


HLC desoto mercury-trxVO


PLUS - A SOUTHWEST FLORIDA STUDENTS LEARNS HIS PUNISHMENT FOR SPILLING MERCURY INSIDE HIS MIDDLE SCHOOL. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX BOXES


robert ad lib

"An unsettled weather pattern"

After a nice weekend with warm sunshine and mainly dry weather, our pattern will turn a bit unsettled as we head into the upcoming week. First, we have to get through some rain and a few storms, before cooler and drier air briefly settles in.

For the rest of the afternoon we'll continue to see steady rains moving in from the Gulf of Mexico. Due to the mostly cloudy to overcast sky conditions, temperatures remained in the upper 60s to lower half of the 70s areas wide. As we head into the evening hours, expect mostly cloudy skies and increasing rain chances. Scattered rain and even a few isolated storms will move across the area as our next weather system approaches. Temperatures will settle into the middle to upper 60s by morning.

Showers will linger through the pre dawn hours on Tuesday and so will the clouds. Once the cold front passes through, winds will turn more northerly allowing cooler and drier air to spill down the state. Daytime highs will remain unseasonably cool in the middle to upper 70s, while overnight lows dip into the lower to middle 50s by early Wednesday morning.

Wednesday will feature more sunshine, along with a nice northeasterly breeze coupled with lower humidity. Afternoon temperatures will climb into the upper 70s. Moisture will begin to move back in across the area late in the week, with scattered showers back in the forecast by the weekend. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER HOME INVASION ARREST-trx2 SHOT


A GOLDEN GATE FAMILY FEELS VIOLATED AFTER A BIZARRE BREAK-IN OVER THE WEEKEND.

GOOD EVENING, I'M HEATHER TURCO.

AND I'M PETER BUSCH.

DEPUTIES SAID A MAN TRIED TO STEAL CHILDREN'S UNDERWEAR.

TONIGHT, THE FAMILY TALKED EXCLUSIVELY WITH NBC2S BRYAN ANDERSON. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER HOME INVASION ARREST-BNR-PKG


FAST ASLEEP OVERNIGHT SATURDAY, THIS GOLDEN GATE FAMILY WAS JOLTED AWAKE.

911 call

Janet Gonzalez-

Suddenly we heard a noise, boom!

MOTHER JANET GONZALES SAYS THE FAMILY GRABBED BASEBALL BATS, RUNNING DOWNSTAIRS TO INVESTIGATE.

911 call-

Janet Gonzalez - "Go to bed baby. It's ok. Everything's ok baby.

14:47:53

I can't believe this is happening to us.

GONZALEZ SAYS SOMEONE BUSTED THROUGH THEIR SCREENED LANAI.

AND YOU CAN STILL SEE THE DAMAGE DONE TO THE SLIDING GLASS DOOR.

PLUS GONZALEZ TELLS US SHE NOTICED A BICYCLE OUTSIDE.

GONZALEZ

14:46:53

It's very odd because he had our laundry detergents.

STANDUP

15:06:31-:39

Investigators and the family thought that they had checked everywhere. The suspect was nowhere to be found, but turns out he was hiding this whole time in the downstairs bathroom.

GONZALEZ

15:02:36-:42

We heard a.

GONZALEZ SAYS SHE CRACKED OPEN THE DOOR.

WHEN SHE SPOTTED SUSPECT MANUEL RODRIGUEZ, SHE TELLS US HER ENTIRE FAMILY JUMPED INTO ACTION.

14:48:35-:40

I told my kids he's in here. They ran all of them to push the door closed so he wouldn't get out.

SHE RAN OUTSIDE TO GET DEPUTIES WHO ARRESTED HIM IMMEDIATELY.

THEY SAY THE 21-YEAR OLD RODRIGUEZ DIDN'T HAVE ANY WEAPONS.

WHAT THEY DID FIND ON HIM BRINGS THESE TWO PARENTS TO TEARS.

GONZALEZ

14:49:50-:54

He had my little girl's panties on his pockets and one of the sink.

BUTT TO

14:50:05-:10

To me, only a sick perverted person would do that.

Pedro Laboy, Father

14:51:48

with mom translating

14:52:19

He never thought we would go through something like this.

THE FAMILY, WHO MOVED INTO THEIR 41ST STREET SOUTHWEST APARTMENT ONLY 3 WEEKS AGO.HAS JUST TWO WORDS FOR THE INTRUDER.

GONZALEZ

14:56:59

Get help.

IN GOLDEN GATE, BRYAN ANDERSON, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO RICK-trxOC, ZMAP-FLY


NBC2 ON TOP OF A CASE OF STRANGER DANGER IN NORTH NAPLES.

OVER THE WEEKEND, A MAN TRIED TO LURE TWO LITTLE GIRLS INTO HIS CAR.

IT HAPPENED ON JOHNNYCAKE DRIVE, NEAR LIVINGSTON AND IMMOKALEE ROADS.

NBC-2'S RICK RITTER TALKED WITH THE DAD OF ONE OF THOSE GIRLS -

RICK - I UNDERSTAND A LOT OF FAMILIES LIVE IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Return to index of stories...


NORTH NAPLES STRANGER DANGER-REM-26


-DEPUTIES SAY TWO LITTLE GIRLS, 9 & 10 YEARS OLD WERE PLAYING ALONG THIS STREET WHEN A MAN, DRIVING A BLACK S-U-V PULLED UP BESIDE THEM, DANGLED A TEN DOLLAR BILL OUT OUT HIS WINDOW AND TRIED TO LURE THEM INTO HIS CAR

-TONIGHT THAT MAN - IS STILL ON THE LOOSE Return to index of stories...


NORTH NAPLES STRANGER DANGER-BNR-PKG


DISTURBING, UNSETTLING AND FLAT OUT NERVE-RACKING - KEN LAYNE SAYS THERE'S NO OTHER WAY TO PUT IT.

Ken Layne/10:45:53 "it's scary, it really is, it's really scary."

HIS LITTLE GIRL - ONE OF THE VICTIMS IN SUNDAY'S STRANGER DANGER INCIDENT.

Ken Layne/10:46:13 thank god they didn't get mine but doesn't mean they're not going to get somebody elses

IT ALL HAPPENED ALONG JOHNNY CAKE DRIVE IN NORTH NAPLES - DEPUTIES SAY TWO LITTLE GIRLS WERE OUTSIDE PLAYING WHEN A BLACK S-U-V DROVE ONTO THE STREET.

Ken Layne/10:45:14 "some dirtbag pulled up, offered them money and tried to get them to come into the van and the girls took off."

BY THE TIME THEY RAN INSIDE TO TELL THEIR PARENTS - THE MAN WAS ALREADY GONE.

Donna Goldblatt/Collier County teacher, neighbor

10:39:42 "it's concerning to know that people think they have the right or the ability to come down here, talk to our children and possibly kidnapping them, it's scary."

TONIGHT - HE'S STILL ON THE LOOSE - AND THIS ENTIRE NORTH NAPLES NEIGHBORHOOD IS ON EDGE.

Ken Layne/10:47:51 "do you consider yourself lucky tonight? very, very lucky."

Donna Goldblatt10:41:07 "get a tag number, some part of the tag, let's catch this guy." Return to index of stories...


NORTH NAPLES STRANGER DANGER-REM-26


-I-75 CLOSE BY, EASY FOR THIS GUY TO GET AWAY

-UNFORTUNATELY, NO ONE WAS ABLE TO GET TAG INFO

-CCSO DESCRIBES THE MAN AS A WHITE MALE IN HIS MID 40'S DRIVING A BLACK S-U-V - POSSIBLY A JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE

-ANYONE WITH ANY INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CONTACT CCSO

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


MULCH MELTDOWN ARREST-OC, SOTVO, SS


CELL PHONE VIDEO HELPED CAPE CORAL POLICE CATCH A WOMAN ACCUSED OF A MELTDOWN OVER MULCH.

"You can't be cutting the *** line. Lady You're going to go to jail for him cutting in line? Yeah."

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE WOMAN IN THE PICKUP BED IS 32 YEAR OLD AUTUMN GLICK.

THE OUTBURST HAPPENED AFTER GLICK SAID A MAN CUT IN FRONT OF OF HER AT A LOWE'S GARDEN CENTER.

GLICK BECAME SO UPSET SHE JUMPED INTO THE BACK OF THE MAN'S TRUCK AND BEGAN THROWING BAGS OF MULCH.

THEN SHE SLAPPED AND KICKED HIM.

OFFICERS ARRESTED HER TODAY WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS.

SHE FACES A FELONY BATTERY CHARGE. Return to index of stories...


SLEEPOVER SEX ASSAULT-trxOC, SS, OC


A CHARLOTTE COUNTY FATHER IS ACCUSED OF MOLESTING ONE OF HIS DAUGHTER'S 12-YEAR OLD FRIENDS DURING A SLEEP OVER.

INVESTIGATORS SAY RANDY CONNOR'S DAUGHTER HAD TWO FRIENDS SPEND THE NIGHT.

CONNOR REPORTEDLY LET THE GIRLS DRINK ALCOHOL.

ONE OF THE GIRLS TOLD DEPUTIES SHE WOKE UP TO CONNOR STANDING OVER HER AND PULLING DOWN HER UNDERWEAR.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE WAS RECORDING HER.

CONNOR REPORTEDLY TOLD HER SHE WAS HAVING A NIGHTMARE AND HE WAS CHECKING ON HER.

CONNOR FACES CHARGES OF MOLESTATION AND VIDEO VOYEURISM. Return to index of stories...


CONNIE BAKER DEPUTY REPORT-OC


LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY THEY ARE INVESTIGATING THE WIFE OF FORT MYERS POLICE CHIEF DOUG BAKER.

THIS STARTED WHEN SHE ALLEGEDLY USED COUNTERFEIT MONEY TO PAY FOR ALCOHOL.

ACCORDING TO DEPUTIES, SHE TOLD WORKERS AT THE ABC LIQUOR STORE ON U-S 41 THAT SHE WAS THE WIFE OF POLICE CHIEF BAKER.

SHE ULTIMATELY PAID WITH A DEBIT CARD AND LEFT THE STORE.

WE HAVE A CALL INTO CHIEF BAKER'S OFFICE FOR A COMMENT. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO STEVE-trxVOTOPS, EANIBX


ALL NEW AT SIX -

A TEENAGE BOY IS TOLD TO STAY HOME - NOT WELCOME AT SCHOOL - AFTER HE TOOK MERCURY TO SCHOOL.

TODAY, NBC2 LEARNED THE BOY AT THE CENTER OF A MASSIVE CLEAN-UP EFFORT MIGHT END UP BEING EXPELLED FROM DESOTO MIDDLE SCHOOL.

OUR STEVE CAMPION BROKE THE NEWS AND SPOKE WITH THE BOY'S PARENTS - WHO BELIEVE THE MOVE IS TOO DRASTIC.

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DESOTO COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL REOPENS-REM-2


MARCH 2014

- A MONTH THIS CHILD MAY NEVER FORGET.

HIS CURIOSITY SHUT DOWN HIS SCHOOL AND LED FEDERAL AGENTS TO DESCEND ON DESOTO COUNTY.

TONIGHT, SOME SAY THE IDEA OF KICKING HIM OUT ALL TOGETHER -

MIGHT BE TOO HARSH. Return to index of stories...


DESOTO COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL REOPENS-BNR-PKG


Tyler Partak, Student

2435 "They told us it can be very dangerous, that the fumes can endanger your brain."

WITH THE RISK HIGH -

DESOTO MIDDLE REMAINED SHUTDOWN FROM MARCH 11TH. UNTIL TODAY.

Idalia Avila, Aunt

0533 "It was a big deal for them to be out two weeks."

A CHILD'S CURIOSITY TURNED DANGEROUS -

WHEN HE BROUGHT MERCURY TO CAMPUS.

. TRIGGERING A HEALTH SCARE ACROSS THE SMALL TOWN OF ARCADIA.

Diane Tripp, Grandmother

4541 "I don't think he should face explusion completely 10 days would be fine."

THE BOY'S FATHER - WHO DIDN'T WANT TO SPEAK ON CAMERA -

EXPLAINS HE'S SON MAY NEVER BE ABLE TO RETURN TO THIS SCHOOL.

HE CLAIMS DESOTO SCHOOL SUSPENDED HIM FOR 10 DAYS -

THE DISTRICT REFUSED TO COMMENT ON OR CONFIRM ANY DISCIPLINARY ACTION TAKEN OVER THE SPILL.

Idalia Avila, Aunt

0508 "If the kids really didn't know what was going to happen."

THE SCHOOL'S SUPERINTENDENT TOLD US TWO WEEKS AGO -

THE MERCURY SHOW AND TELL WAS AN INNOCENT MISTAKE.

Tipp,

4628 "I don't think it registers how dangerous it really is."

THIS AFTERNOON -

STUDENTS WENT HOME WITH A FIRST HAND LESSON.

Partak

2407 "He seen it thought it was cool that he was going to bring it to school and play with it."

-- AFTER AN EXTENDED SPRING BREAK, ONE THEY'LL LIKELY REMEMBER FOR YEARS.

Partak

2331 "Spend time with my family, spend time with my little brother and see my mom, spend time with everybody." Return to index of stories...


DESOTO COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL REOPENS-REM-2


AGAIN, THE SCHOOL DISTRICT WOULDN'T COMMENT OR CONFIRM THIS SUSPENSION.

THEY BOY'S FATHER TELLS US - HE WILL KNOW ON FRIDAY WHETHER HIS SON WAS EXPELLED OVER MERCURY.

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


COLLIER CO SPRING BREAK-OC


IT'S COLLIER COUNTY'S TURN FOR SPRING BREAK.

THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IS OFF ALL WEEK.

LEE COUNTY IS BACK IN THE CLASSROOM AFTER THEIR VACATION. Return to index of stories...


DUSTIN JAY JURY SELECTION-TRXOC, (2) SS, VO


NEW AT 6 - THE JURY HAS BEEN SEATED - FOR THE MAN ACCUSED IN A DEADLY HOME INVASION IN A QUIET LEE COUNTY COMMUNITY.

IN THE SUMMER OF 2012 - 2 MEN BARGED INTO DEBRA STRIANO'S HOME IN THREE OAKS.

HER THROAT WAS SLASHED DURING THE BREAK IN.

DEPUTIES SAY BILLY RETHERFORD AND HIS NEPHEW, DUSTIN JAYE TARGETED THE HOUSE BECAUSE THEY BELIEVED VALUABLES WERE INSIDE.

AFTER A MANHUNT, RETHERFORD DIED IN A SHOOTOUT WITH POLICE.

TODAY A JUDGE RULED THAT CERTAIN EVIDENCE IN QUESTION WILL BE ALLOWED DURING THE TRIAL.

THE DEFENSE ARGUED SHOES AND CLOTHING TAKEN FROM THE PROPERTY WERE OBTAINED ILLEGALLY.

NBC2 WILL STAY ON TOP OF THE HAPPENINGS IN COURT. Return to index of stories...


BONITA BLIGHTED PROPERTY-(2) ss, vo


AN NBC2 UPDATE.

A RUNDOWN PROPERTY IN BONITA SPRINGS LOOKS A LITTLE BETTER TODAY.

WE FIRST SHOWED YOU THE YARD FRIDAY, OFF OAK LANE.

NEIGHBORS CALLED IT AN EYESORE.

SEVERAL PARKED CARS - CLUTTER VISIBLE SEEN FROM ACROSS THE STREET.

TODAY, WE DISCOVERED THE PROPERTY OWNER MOWED THE LAWN OVER THE WEEKEND.

UPON FURTHER DIGGING , WE FOUND OUT CHARLES HANCOCK OWES THE CITY MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS IN FINES. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO GEORGE-OC, EANIBOX


SOME PEOPLE IN CAPE CORAL HAVE RECENTLY NOTICED A STRANGE RETURN ADDRESS ON THEIR BILLS FOR THE CONTROVERSIAL FIRE SERVICE ASSESSMENT.

IT'S A P-O BOX IN TAMPA.

TONIGHT NBC2'S GEORGE SOLIS IS LIVE OUTSIDE CAPE CORAL CITY HALL TO FIND OUT WHAT'S GOING ON. Return to index of stories...


TTD CAPE FIRE ASSESSMENT COLLECTION-REM-1


SURE ENOUGH

AS WE MET WITH RESIDENTS PAYING THEIR BILLS TODAY AT CITY HALL.

THE P-O BOX FROM TAMPA WAS ON EACH BILL.

IT'S NO SCAM- AND BELIEVE IT OR NOT THE CITY SAYS THEY'RE SAVING

MONEY BY USING IT. Return to index of stories...


TTD CAPE FIRE ASSESSMENT COLLECTION-BNR-PKG


SOME CAPE CORAL RESIDENTS SAY THEY NEVER TOOK THE TIME TO NOTICE.

"No not at all" Peggy Cole, Cape Coral

UNTIL TODAY--

PEGGY COLE WAS ONE THEM.

COLE COULDN'T MAKE SENSE WHY A P-O BOX FROM TAMPA WAS SHOWING UP ON

HER LOCAL WATER BILL.

"I have no idea, just because it's Cape Coral I guess" Cole

AND IT'S NOT THE ONLY PLACE THE ADDRESS IS APPEARING.

RESIDENTS SAY THEIR RECENTLY MAILED FIRE SERVICE ASSESSMENT BILLS

BEAR THE SAME RETURN ADDRESS.

"I would think you could do something in house especially this for

the residents solely of Cape Coral" James Chipps, Cape Coral

ACCORDING TO THE CITY- IT'S CHEAPER TO OUTSOURCE IT-

BUT THAT'S NOT THE ONLY REASON

ACCORDING TO A CITY SPOKESPERSON "THERE IS NO LOCAL VENDOR SET UP

TO BE A COLLECTION SERVICE FOR THE CITY."

"You would think they'd be able to handle it here much more

efficiently and cost effectively" Chipps

CITY OFFICIALS SAY NOT REALLY-

IT CURRENTLY COSTS THE CITY ABOUT 30-THOUSAND A YEAR TO OURSOURCE

THEIR RECEIPT COLLECTION TO THE BILL 2 PAY SERVICE OUT OF TAMPA.

A 58-THOUSAND DOLLAR SAVINGS ANNUALLY IF THEY WERE TO HIRE THE

STAFF NEEDED TO DO IN HOUSE.

"If you have to outsource certain parts of billing or whatever you

have to do to save money than I don't have a problem with that" Chipps

CITY OFFICIALS SAY THE PRINTING AND MAILING OF THE BILLS IS STILL

DONE LOCALLY.

FOR OTHERS ITS NOT A QUESTION OF WHO THEY'RE PAYING- ITS WHAT

THEY'RE PAYING FOR THAT'S MOST UPSETTING.

THE FIRE SERVICE ASSESSMENT FEE ITSELF

"When I can I'm going to move out of Cape Coral." Cole. Return to index of stories...


TTD CAPE FIRE ASSESSMENT COLLECTION-REM-1


WE CHECKED- THE CITY OF FORT MYERS USES THE SAME COMPANY FOR THEIR BILLING-

SANIBEL OFFICIALS TELL ME THEY ONLY OUTSOURCE THE PRINTING AND

MAILING OF THEIR BILLS TO A COMPANY OUT OF TALLAHASSEE.

LIVE IN CC GS NBC2 Return to index of stories...


SCAM TARGETTING TAXPAYERS-trxOC


TAXPAYERS LISTEN UP.

FEDERAL OFFICIALS ARE INVESTIGATING WHAT THEY'RE CALLING THE LARGEST PHONE SCAM, INVOLVING FOLKS CLAIMING TO BE FROM THE I-R-S.

SO FAR, THE FEDERAL TAX ADMINISTRATION RECEIVED MORE THAN 20-THOUSAND COMPLAINTS LINKED TO THE FRAUD.

SCAMMERS CALL, CLAIMING YOU OWE TAXES AND MUST PAY. OTHERWISE YOU'LL BE THROWN IN JAIL.

SO FAR THE CROOKS HAVE GOTTEN AWAY WITH MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


SYNTHETIC DRUG ARREST-OC, (3) SS


A CHARLOTTE COUNTY BUSINESS OWNER IS ACCUSED OF SELLING SYNTHETIC DRUGS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY CAROLINA BUENO SOLD THE DRUGS DURING THREE DIFFERENT STING OPERATIONS.

SHE OWNS PORT TOBACCO IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

WHEN THEY ISSUED A SEARCH WARRANT, THEY FOUND 180 PACKATES OF SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA.

SHE WAS ARRESTED AND RELEASED ON BOND. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING MTG FRIDAY-OC


AN UPDATE TO A STORY, WE'RE CLOSELY FOLLOWING.

THIS WEEK A STATE COMMITTEE WILL DECIDE WHETHER TO RECOMMEND ALLOWING A CONTROVERSIAL OIL DRILLING PROJECT NEAR GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

THE DRILLING COMPANY WANTS TO SEARCH FOR OIL NEAR DOZENS OF HOMES.

FRIDAY, THE BIG CYPRESS SWAMP ADVISORY COMMITTEE WILL MEET AND MAKE A RECOMMENDATION TO A SPECIAL STATE JUDGE.

THE MEETING IS OPEN TO EVERYONE.

IT RUNS FROM 10:30 TO 5:30 AT THE COLLIER COUNTY COMMISSION CHAMBERS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE


TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR THE DISTRICT 19 SPECIAL ELECTION.

WE'LL TELL YOU ONE PLACE THAT'S STILL OPEN FOR YOU TO MAKE THE DEADLINE.

AND A DAD AND DAUGHTER ARE OK AFTER A ROLLOVER ON GOLDEN GATE AND COLLIER BOULEVARD IN COLLIER COUNTY.

AD LIB WEATHER TEASE Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) car ax vo-vo


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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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ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


"An unsettled weather pattern"

After a nice weekend with warm sunshine and mainly dry weather, our pattern will turn a bit unsettled as we head into the upcoming week. First, we have to get through some rain and a few storms, before cooler and drier air briefly settles in.

For the rest of the afternoon we'll continue to see steady rains moving in from the Gulf of Mexico. Due to the mostly cloudy to overcast sky conditions, temperatures remained in the upper 60s to lower half of the 70s areas wide. As we head into the evening hours, expect mostly cloudy skies and increasing rain chances. Scattered rain and even a few isolated storms will move across the area as our next weather system approaches. Temperatures will settle into the middle to upper 60s by morning.

Showers will linger through the pre dawn hours on Tuesday and so will the clouds. Once the cold front passes through, winds will turn more northerly allowing cooler and drier air to spill down the state. Daytime highs will remain unseasonably cool in the middle to upper 70s, while overnight lows dip into the lower to middle 50s by early Wednesday morning.

Wednesday will feature more sunshine, along with a nice northeasterly breeze coupled with lower humidity. Afternoon temperatures will climb into the upper 70s. Moisture will begin to move back in across the area late in the week, with scattered showers back in the forecast by the weekend.

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...


DISTRICT 19 VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE-2 SHOT


TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER IF YOU WANT TO VOTE FOR THE HEATED REPUBLICAN PRIMARY FOR TREY RADEL'S OLD CONGRESSIONAL SEAT.

NBC 2'S MATT WRIGHT TRACKED THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE REGISTERING REPUBLICAN SO THEY CAN VOTE.

AND WHAT HE FOUND MIGHT SURPRISE YOU. Return to index of stories...


DISTRICT 19 VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE-BNR-PKG


IT'S CRUNCH TIME INSIDE THE LEE COUNTY ELECTIONS OFFICE --

ON THIS LAST DAY TO REGISTER -- WE FOUND SOME VOTERS RUSHING TO CHANGE THEIR PARTY AFFILIATION AHEAD OF NEXT MONTH'S PRIMARY.

IT'S A CLOSED ELECTION -- MEANING YOU MUST BE REGISTERED REPUBLICAN TO VOTE.

AMONG ACTIVE VOTERS IN LEE COUNTY.

42 PERCENT ARE REGISTERED REPUBLICAN.

28 PERCENT ARE DEMOCRATS.

AND 23 PERCENT HAVE NO PARTY AFFILIATION.

SINCE JANUARY FIRST -- MORE THAN 5-THOUSAND LEE COUNTY VOTERS SWITCHED PARTIES.A NUMBER TYPICAL FOR THE TIME PERIOD.

ABOUT 15-HUNDRED JOINED THE GOP.

BUT THE STUNNER --

NEARLY 13-HUNDRED VOTERS CHANGED TO NO PARTY AFFILIATION.

FRANK DEROSKY IS PART OF THAT GROWING GROUP.

HE SAYS HE'S OF PEOPLE SICK OF ALL THE POLTICAL MUDSLINGING -- AND WANTS OUT OF PARTY POLITICS.

ALTHOUGH HE CAN'T VOTE IN THE PRIMARY --

FRANK SAYS HE'LL GLADLY WAIT UNTIL THE GENERAL ELECTION WHEN VOTERS REGISTERED WITH ALL PARTIES CAN MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD.

IN LEE COUNTY MATT WRIGHT NBC2. Return to index of stories...


MAIL PROCESSING CENTER-OC


A MAIL PROCESSING CENTER NEAR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HAS IT'S LAST PICKUP TONIGHT AT 7:30.

IF YOU GET YOUR FORM IN THE MAILBOX BY THEN YOU WILL BE REGISTERED.

INFORMATION FOR THE FORM AND THE CENTER IS ON OUR WEBSITE,

NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


ROLEX THEFT-trxVOTOPS


BREAKING NEWS AT SIX -- NBC2 JUST GOT SURVEILLANCE VIDEO OF A THIEF STEALING FROM A MAN, SLEEPING JUST FEET AWAY.

IT HAPPENED IN THE UPSCALE "TOWN AND RIVER DRIVE NEIGHBORHOOD" OFF MCGREGOR BOULEVARD IN SOUTH FORT MYERS.

IN ABOUT TWO MINUTES TIME, THE BURGLAR GOT A ROLEX WATCH, CASH AND AN AMERICAN EXPRESS CARD.

DETECTIVES THINK THE BURGLAR FOLLOWED THE VICTIM HOME FROM A STRIP CLUB ON FOWLER STREET -- KNOWING HE WAS INTOXICATED AND AN EASY TARGET.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING, CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


GREG EAGLE RESTITUTION-OC, SS, OC


A WELL-KNOWN CAPE CORAL REAL-TOR SERVING SIX YEARS IN PRISON FOR FRAUD WILL HAVE TO PAY BACK TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS HE LOST.

EAGLE TOOK OUT A MORTGAGE ON A PROPERTY BUT NEVER TOLD A GROUP OF INVESTORS WHO OWNED IT.

TODAY A JUDGE RULE EAGLE WILL NEED TO PAY BACK MORE THAN 17-MILLION DOLLARS TO THE BANK.

HE WILL HAVE TO PAY ANOTHER 6 POINT 4 MILLION TO HIS INVESTORS.

MANY OF THEM LOST THEIR LIFE SAVINGS IN THE BAD DEAL. Return to index of stories...


GREG EAGLE RESTITUTION-SOT, OC


Wilbur Smith / Eagle's defense attorney 8:22 his top priority is to repay the beneficiaries. and hopefully some day he will be able to repay them or part of it 33

EAGLE'S ATTORNEY TELLS US EAGLE IS DESTITUTE BUT HOPES TO PAY BACK THE INVESTORS WITH PROCEEDS FROM A SEPARATE 100-MILLION DOLLAR LAWSUIT AGAINST A BANK.

THERE'S ALSO AN ONGOING CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST EAGLE BY HIS INVESTORS IN STATE COURT. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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BOYS AND GIRLS NAPLES-ONCAM


BIG NIGHT OF ACTIVITIES DOWN IN NAPLES WITH THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF COLLIER COUNTY - THE YOUTH OF THE YEAR CELEBRATION TAKING PLACE TONIGHT AND SOME BIG NAME BASKETBALL ICONS ARE HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA --

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BOYS AND GIRLS NAPLES-CGTOPS


RETIRED NBA CHAMPION SHAQUILLE O'NEAL AND ESPN COLLEGE HOOPS ANALYST DICK VITALE HEADLINE THE EVENT THIS EVENING WHICH IS GIVING NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR ITS CLUB MEMBERS - AS THEY ESTABLISH AND HELP KIDS AND YOUNG PEOPLE WITH THEIR CHARACTHER, GROWTH, AND MAKING THEM BETTER CITIZENS -- WE WILL HAVE MUCH MORE ON THE EVENT -- AHEAD AT 11 ON NBC 2 -- Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA BASKETBALL-ONCAM


THE NUMBER 1 OVERALL SEEDED FLORIDA GATORS WITH NO TROUBLE THROUGH THE 1ST WEEKEND OF THE NCAA TOURNAMENT -- A TREND THEY HOPES CONTINUES AS THE COMPETITION STARTS TO GET STIFFER IN THE SWEET 16 ---

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FLORIDA BASKETBALL-CG-VOBOX


SO HOW DID FLORIDA GET TO THIS POINT - A 12 POINT VICTORY OVER 16 SEEDED ALBANY AND THEN A 61-45 WIN OVER PITTSBURGH - THEIR NEXT TEST COMES THURSDAY AGAINST PAC-12 FOE UCLA -- THE BRUINS ARE 28-8 AND VERY EXPLOSIVE WITH THEIR STARTING 5 ON THE FLOOR ----

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FLORIDA BASKETBALL-SOT


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MLB RAINOUTS-ONCAM


THE RAIN TODAY - WIPING OUT OUR SPRING TRAINING GAMES - THAT INCLUDED THE RAYS AT THE TWINS - AND THE RED SOX AGAINST BALTIMORE - ALL 3 WILL BE BACK IN ACTION TOMORROW AFTERNOON --

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DAVID ORTIZ SIGN-VOTOPS


STICK WITH BASEBALL - DAVID ORTIZ WILL REMAIN A BOSTON RED SOX THROUGH THE 2015 SEASON - HE SIGNED A 1 YEAR EXTENSION TODAY -- BIG PAPI IS SET TO MAKE 15 MILLION THIS SUMMER AND THEN 16 MILL - IN 20-15 -- WITH OPTIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING 2 SEASONS -- THE 38 YEAR OLD IS EXCITED TO STAY IN MASSACHUSETTS ---

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DAVID ORTIZ SIGN-SOTTOPS


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SPORTS TOSS TO BREAK-ONCAM


AND FINALLY - SOME TROUBLE FOR RAYS RELIEVER ALEX COLUMN-MAY - HE WILL BE SUSPENDED 50 GAMES FOR TESTING POSITIVE FOR A PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUG -- THAT'S SPORTS -- BACK AFTER THIS -- Return to index of stories...


CAPE RAIN WX VO-NATVO


nats of rain falling, pause for 3 seconds

FOLKS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SPENT THE DAY DODGING RAIN.

OUR CREWS TOOK THIS VIDEO OUTSIDE CAPE CORAL CITY HALL. NEAR CULTURAL PARK BOULEVARD AND NICHOLAS PARKWAY. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-4SHOT


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