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DIRECTORS PAGE ACA DEADLINE-SOTVO
HLA deputy shooting folo-TRX-VO TEASE ONE-2SHOT
HLB vr labs deadline-TRX-VO TZ1 A) FGCU TUITION-VO-WIPE
HLC iguana infestation-TRX-VO TZ1 B) FL GI BILL-VOTOPS
5PM OPEN-CLIP TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
TRAFFIC ALERT-trx NAVI MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS
DEPUTY SHOOTING FOLO-2SH-SS(2)-FLYOUT ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
DEPUTY SHOOTING FOLO-PKG FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
TOSS TO JOE-trx VOTOPS, E-AniBX FGCU IMMIGRANTS TUITION-trx OC
VR LABS DEADLINE-NWSRM FGCU IMMIGRANTS TUITION-BNR-PKG
VR LABS DEADLINE-VO-WIPE FL FARMWORKERS RALLY-trx VOTOPS-WIPE
VR LABS DEADLINE-SOT FL FARMWORKERS RALLY-SOTVO
VR LABS DEADLINE-NWSRM FL GI BILL-VO
TOSS TO BRYAN-SS, E-AniBX FL SPEED LIMITS-trx VOTOPS
IVAN COLEMAN PLEA-REM-LIVE FM DISTRACTED DRIVERS-VO
IVAN COLEMAN PLEA-PKG PACE PROM DONATIONS-VO-VIDEO BOX
IVAN COLEMAN PLEA-REM-LIVE TEASE TWO-2SHOT
LAWSON HEARING-SS (2), TZ2 A) IGUANA INFESTATION-SOTVO
TOSS TO LINDSEY-SS TZ2 B) nick standup tease-SOTTOPS
ARCADIA MURDER FOLO-PKG TOSS TO GEORGE-E-AniBX
CHARCO GUN ARREST-SS IGUANA INFESTATION-REM-LIVE
ABANDONED PUPPIES FOLO-VO IGUANA INFESTATION-PKG
COLLIER OIL MEETING-VO-WIPE IGUANA INFESTATION-REM-LIVE
COLLIER OIL MEETING-SOTVO NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT
CAPE FIREFIGHTERS-VO A) SUNSHINE PHARMACY SENTENCING-VO-WIPE
ACA DEADLINE-VO-WIPE B) AFFORDABLE CARE ACT DEADLINE-VOTOPS


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HLA deputy shooting folo-TRX-VO


A COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTY OPENS FIRE OUTSIDE A PACKED BAR --

NOT THE SORT OF THING YOU'D EXPECT IN NAPLES ON A SATURDAY NIGHT.

NBC2 UNCOVERS NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE SHOOTING. Return to index of stories...


HLB vr labs deadline-TRX-VO


TIME IS UP FOR V-R LABS TO REPAY LEE COUNTY 4-POINT-7 MILLION DOLLARS.

FOR THE FIRST TIME TONIGHT -- A COMPANY EXEC DEFENDS HER COMPANY -- IT'S AN NBC2 EXCLUSIVE. Return to index of stories...


HLC iguana infestation-TRX-VO


MUST-SEE VIDEO OF AN IGUANA INFESTATION IN CAPE CORAL.

HOMEOWNERS WORRY WHAT THESE BIG LIZARDS WILL DO TO THEIR LAND -- AND THEIR SEAWALLS.

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


5PM OPEN-CLIP


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TRAFFIC ALERT-trx NAVI


BREAKING NEWS IN SOUTH FOR MYERS. --

RIGHT NOW --

TWO SOUTH BOUND LANES OF US 41 ARE CLOSED -- AT PARK MEADOWN DRIVE

DUE TO A CRASH.

THAT'S NEAR PAGE FIELD.

DRIVERS SHOULD TRY TO AVOID THE AREA\ THE ROAD EXPECTGED TO BE CLOSED FOR THE NEXT 30 MINUTES

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DEPUTY SHOOTING FOLO-2SH-SS(2)-FLYOUT


A WILD NIGHT OUTSIDE A NAPLE NIGHT STOP ENDS WITH A DEPUTY SHOOTING AT A PATRON.

BRANDON ODE WENT BEFORE A JUDGE THIS AFTERNOON --

SHERIFF'S INVESTIGATORS CALLS ODE A GANG MEMBER AND SAY HE POINTED A GUN AT THE DEPUTY.

THE SHOOTING HAPPENED SATURDAY NIGHT OUTSIDE A POPULAR BAR ON PINE RIDGE ROAD.

NBC 2'S RICK RITTER SPOKE EXCLUSIVELY WITH THE BAR'S OWNER ABOUT THE FRIGHTENING SITUATION. Return to index of stories...


DEPUTY SHOOTING FOLO-PKG


LESS THAN A GRAM OF A MARIJUANA.

IT'S EXACTLY WHAT TURNED A POPULAR NAPLES BAR --

INTO A CRIME SCENE SATURDAY NIGHT.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THIS MAN - 23 -YEAR-OLD BRANDON ODE WAS OUTSIDE NOODLES CAFE -- WAITING IN LINE.

THAT'S WHEN A DEPUTY SAW ODE HOLDING WHAT APPEARED TO BE A MARIJUANA *ROACH*

Matthew Berman/Owner, Noodles Italian Cafe and Sushi Bar/12:22:10 "the police officer approached him and he took off running."

WHILE HE WAS RUNNING, DEPUTIES SAY ODE PULLED A HANDGUN AND POINTED IT AT THE DEPUTY -- FORCING THE DEPUTY TO OPEN FIRE.

SHORTLY AFTER -- ODE WAS FOUND HIDING NEARBY IN BUSHES -- THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS HE STILL HAD THE JOINT IN HIS POCKET.

Matthew Berman/12:21:44 "fortunately we had a deputy on staff here that noticed there was a problem and took care of it."

BERMAN SAYS THE CAFE AND BAR ALWAYS HAS TOP-NOTCH SECURITY -- AND THEY'VE NEVER HAD ANY PROBLEMS LIKE THIS BEFORE.

Matthew Berman/12:22:53 "we have staff security and police officers here and they do a great job and they did that night."

BRIAN OAKES OWNS THE FRED ASTAIRE DANCE STUDIO JUST A FEW DOORS DOWN FROM NOODLES.

AS A NEIGHBOR -- OAKES SAY THE CAFE COULDN'T BE BETTER.

Brian Oakes/Owner, Fred Astaire, Naples/12:12:16 "I'm just surprised it happened because I've never seen anything like that at this location."

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS THIS IS THEIR *3RD* DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING SINCE 20-12.

THEY SAY THE INCIDENT IS UNDER REVIEW BUT THE DEPUTY WAS NOT PLACED ON MANDATORY LEAVE BECAUSE HIS ACTIONS DID NOT RESULT IN DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY.

Brian Oakes/12:10:33 "do i want it going on? No, of course not but this is the first time I've seen it."

WHILE ODE FACES SEVERAL CHARGES --

THIS CAFE IS LOOKING TO PUT THE INCIDENT BEHIND THEM.

Matthew Berman/12:20:47 "we'll continue to serve lunches, dinners and be a fun spot to come to at night."

IN NAPLES, RR, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO JOE-trx VOTOPS, E-AniBX


FOR THE FIRST TIME -- NBC 2 IS HEARING FROM THE CO FOUNDER OF VR LABS, THE COMPANY PROMISED TO CREATE MORE THAN 200 JOBS USING NEARLY 5 MILLION IN TAXPAYER DOLLARS.

TODAY, LEE COUNTY FILED A LAWSUIT -- SAYING THE BONITA SPRINGS COMPANY HAS DONE LITTLE TO SHOW FOR THE MONEY IT GOT.

NBC 2'S JOE ROETZ JOINS US LIVE FROM THE NEWSROOM WITH THIS NBC 2 EXCLUSIVE. Return to index of stories...


VR LABS DEADLINE-NWSRM


THE COUNTY DEMANDED ITS MONEY BACK MONTHS AGO -- CLAIMING VR LABS FAILED TO CREATE THE 208 JOBS IT PROMISED.

NOW -- THEY WILL TAKE IT TO COURT.

BUT FOUNDER KAY GOW IS STEADFAST -- SAYING HER COMPANY HAS SPENT THE MONEY APPROPRIATELY AND IF THE COUNTY IS PATIENT -- THOSE JOBS WILL COME. Return to index of stories...


VR LABS DEADLINE-VO-WIPE


IN A LAWSUIT FILED JUST MINUTES AGO -- LEE COUNTY ATTORNEYS CLAIM THE BONITA BASED HERBAL DRINK MAKER FAILED TO MEET PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS.

IT HAD TO MEET THOSE GOALS TO KEEP A NEARLY 5 MILLION DOLLAR TAXPAYER FUNDED GRANT.

THE LAWSUIT ALSO SAYS VR LABS PROMISED TO MAKE AN INVESTMENT OF 9 MILLION DOLLARS OF ITS OWN MONEY AND FAILED TO DO IT.

LEE COUNTY IS USING THIS SUIT TO GET ITS MONEY BACK.

TODAY -- CO-FOUNDER KAY GOW SAID THE COMPANY HAS PERFORMED ACCORDING TO IT'S AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTY.

SHE HASN'T PAID BACK THE MONEY BECAUSE IT IS TIED UP IN THE VACANT BUILDING CONSTRUCTED OFF OF ALICO ROAD.

EVEN AS VR LABS IS ENTANGLED IN A WEB OF LAWSUITS WITH ITS CONTRACTOR, AND NOW THE COUNTY -- GOW WISHES THERE WAS PATIENCE BEFORE OUR GOVERNMENT JUMPED INTO THE FRAY. Return to index of stories...


VR LABS DEADLINE-SOT


another lawsuit - even the discussion of one. Creates more issues. It doesn't resolve any that are on the table. Return to index of stories...


VR LABS DEADLINE-NWSRM


GOW ALSO POINTS OUT THERE ARE THREE NEW COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THREE NEW ADMINISTRATORS IN LEE COUNTY.

SHE SAYS NONE OF THEM HAVE MADE AN ATTEMPT TO MEET WITH HER.

BUT TODAY -- THE COUNTY ATTORNEY TOLD ME HIS DOOR HAS ALWAYS BEEN OPEN.

TONIGHT AT SIX -- HEAR WHO VR LABS IS PLACING THE BLAME ON IN THIS STALLED PROJECT.

LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM, JOE ROETZ, NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BRYAN-SS, E-AniBX


A MISSOURI MAN -- WHO CAUSED AN AMBER ALERT FOR TWO MISSING COLLIER TEENS -- CHANGED HIS PLEA AT THE LAST MINUTE.

NOW -- IVAN COLEMAN COULD WALK OUT OF JAIL AT ANY MOMENT.

NBC2'S BRYAN ANDERSON JOINS US LIVE OUTSIDE THE NAPLES JAIL CENTER WITH EXCLUSIVE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


IVAN COLEMAN PLEA-REM-LIVE


COLEMAN ORIGINALLY PLEADED NOT GUILTY.

THAT CHANGED TO NO CONTEST TODAY.

AND THE PLEA DEAL MEANS COLEMAN WILL BE A FREE MAN AS SOON AS THE JAIL CAN PROCESS HIM OUT. Return to index of stories...


IVAN COLEMAN PLEA-PKG


TWO TEENS MISSING.

AND A NATIONWIDE AMBER ALERT.

NEARLY A YEAR AGO.THE DISAPPEARANCE OF 15 YEAR OLD TATIANA ROSADO AND 14 YEAR OLD MEGAN MORRIS SPREAD PANIC ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

A DAY AFTER THEY LEFT, POLICE A THOUSAND MILES AWAY IN KENTUCKY FOUND THE THREE SAFE IN COLEMAN'S CAR.

ONLY NBC2 WAS THERE IN MAY WHEN MORRIS AND HER FAMILY LANDED AT MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

---SOT---

MEGAN

:37-:42

He was really scary.

BUTT TO

RHIANNON PINEROS, MEGAN'S MOM

:14-:20

It was hell. And I hope nobody has to go through that ever.

COLEMAN WAS EVENTUALLY EXTRADITED TO COLLIER COUNTY.

PLEADING NOT GUILTY UNTIL TODAY.

BOTH VICTIMS' FAMILIES TOLD US MONTHS AGO.THEIR LOVED ONES WERE INNOCENT.

---SOT---

RHIANNON

:58-1:05

She didn't go on her own free will. Thats a big thing going around right now. She didn't go willingly.

BUTT TO

Tish Grieser, Tatiana's mother

:54

100 % no they did not go willingly.

TODAY COLEMAN WAS SET TO GO TO TRIAL.

BUT LAST MINUTE, HE AGREED ON A PLEA DEAL OF NO CONTEST.

---SOT---

DONALD DAY, COLEMAN'S ATTORNEY

16:27:26-:34

Certainly my client had no criminal intent to do anything other than three young kids who left the jurisdiction and went on a car ride.

ATTORNEY DONALD DAY SAYS THE PROOF IS IN THE ALLEGED VICTIMS' OWN WORDS.

16:27:42-:48

The court file reflects where one of them made a full statement saying she wasn't forced into this. She agreed. They left consensually. Return to index of stories...


IVAN COLEMAN PLEA-REM-LIVE


THE TWO TEENS SWORN STATEMENTS HAVE BEEN CONFIDENTIAL UNTIL NOW.

DAY SAYS THAT BECOMES PUBLIC RECORD.

WE ARE WORKING TO GET THAT INFORMATION.

COLEMAN'S FAMILY IS HERE WAITING TO TAKE HIM BACK TO MISSOURI WHERE HE WILL SERVE HIS PROBATION.

LIVE IN NAPLES, BRYAN ANDERSON, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


LAWSON HEARING-SS (2),


A FORMER INVESTIGATOR WITH THE STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE -- ACCUSED IN A DEADLY HIT AND RUN -- WILL **NOT GO TO TRIAL TOMORROW ON A D-U-I CHARGE.

EARLIER THIS MONTH --

PROSECUTORS ALSO CHARGED CHARLES LAWSON WITH LEAVING THE SCENE OF A DEADLY CRASH -- NOW THEY'VE COMBINED THE TWO CASES.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE HIT AND KILLED MICHAEL SASEN CHRISTMAS MORNING ON MCGREGOR BOULEVARD AND KEPT GOING --

BEFORE HE LATER RETURNED TO THE SCENE. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO LINDSEY-SS


THE ARCADIA WOMAN -- WHOSE SON IS ACCUSED OF BEATING HER AND KILLING HER HUSBAND -- IS OUT OF THE I-C-U.

KARL BURHNAM IS CHARGED with MURDER AND ATTEMPTED MURDER IN THE ATTACK.

AND AS NBC 2'S LINDSEY FRY FOUND OUT --

THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME HE'S BEEN ACCUSED OF TARGETING HIS PARENTS. Return to index of stories...


ARCADIA MURDER FOLO-PKG


JOHANN AND HER HUSBAND GEORGE BURNHAM ARE KNOWN IN ARCADIA FOR THEIR GENEROSITY AND FORGIVNESS.

SOT-pastor jonathan booher

loving, caring, encouraging and I don't think I ever saw them without a smile on their face.

FRIENDS OF THE FAMILY SAY, THEIR ABILITY TO FORGIVE THEIR SON KARL COST GEORGE HIS LIFE AND LEFT JOANN IN A HOSPITAL FIGHTING FOR HERS.

SOT-booher

she appears to be doing well. She carried on a conversation with me, in a soft whisper. Obviously she's in a lot of pain.

PASTOR BOOHER TELLS ME, ON MONDAY, JOANN WAS MAKING GREAT PROGRESS, EVEN WALKING AND TALKING. SHE WAS RELEASED FROM ICU. HE SAYS, SHE HAS STARTED TO REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED THAT HORRIFIC DAY. IT'S A MEMORY THAT STILL HAUNTS THIS SMALL TOWN.

SOT-daniel leal

everyone knows everyone. She made it a point to always make every experience with you very personal.

RECORDS SHOW, KARL SERVED 22 YEARS IN PRISON FOR SECOND DEGREE MURDER. ONCE HE WAS RELEASED, FAMILY TELLS ME, KARL MOVED BACK HOME WITH HIS PARENTS AND SISTER. IN 2010, KARL WAS ARRESTED FOR STEALING HIS FATHER'S TRUCK AND TWO HANDGUNS. WHEN THE TRUCK WAS FOUND, KARL TOLD DEPUTIES HE HAD BEEN PARANOID FOR SOME TIME THAT HIS PARENTS WERE TRYING TO SET HIM UP TO GET HIM BACK IN PRISON. AT THIS TIME, AUTHORITIES ARE NOT RELEASING A MOTIVE FOR THE CRIME.

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CHARCO GUN ARREST-SS


A CHARLOTTE COUNTY WOMAN IS ACCUSED OF POINTING A GUN AT A DEPUTY DURING A TRAFFIC STOP.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE KAREN SUGHRUE WAS DRUNK AND WEAVING ACROSS TRAFFIC SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

A DEPUTY PULLED HER OVER AND ASKED IF SHE HAD ANY WEAPONS.

HE SAYS SHE PULLED A GUN OUT OF HER FANNY PACK AND POINTED IT AT HIM. Return to index of stories...


ABANDONED PUPPIES FOLO-VO


AN NBC2 UPDATE FOR YOU.

FIVE PUPPIES LEFT AT A LEHIGH ACRES CHURCH OVER THE WEEKEND WILL REMAIN AT ANIMAL SERVICES FOR ANOTHER COUPLE OF DAYS.

THE DOG'S OWNER HAS THREE DAYS TO CLAIM THE ANIMALS.

MEMBERS OF THE ROCK OF REFUGE CHURCH GAVE THE NEWBORN PUPPIES MILK AND FOOD SUNDAY MORNING.

THEY BELIEVE THE PUPPIES HAD BEEN OUTSIDE THE CHURCH ALL NIGHT. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER OIL MEETING-VO-WIPE


A CRUCIAL RECOMMENDATION ON OIL DRILLING PLANS IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES COULD COME AT ANYTIME.

THE BIG CORKSCREW SWAMP ADVISORY COMMITTEE HELD ANOTHER PUBLIC MEETING TODAY.

MONTHS AGO -- THE FLORDIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION APPROVED PLANS FOR DRILLING.

AND PROTESTORS IMMEDIATELY PETITIONED FOR A SPECIAL JUDGE.

BUT THAT JUDGE WON'T MAKE A DECISION --

UNTIL HE GETS THE COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER OIL MEETING-SOTVO


John Scott/Clean Water Initiative of Florida

16:14:08-

"Florida is not oil country. Our tourism industry is a 65 billion dollar industry. Why would we put that at risk, and roll the dice on something they just said in there only 3 percent of these wells end up producing."

THE E-P-A IS ALSO REQUIRED TO RULE ON THE DRILLING PROPOSAL.

IT HAS NOT MADE A DECISION YET. Return to index of stories...


CAPE FIREFIGHTERS-VO


CAPE CORAL FIREFIGHTERS MAY BE GETTING A 5-PERCENT BONUS.

THE CITY STUCK A DEAL WITH FIREFIGHTERS UNION IN EXCHANGE FOR BIG PENSION REFORMS.

OFFICIALS SAY THE MOVE WOULD SAVE CAPE CORAL AROUND 65-MILLION DOLLARS OVER THE NEXT 25 YEARS.

THE CITY COUNCIL WILL BE ASKED TO APPROVE THE NEW CONTRACT TONIGHT.

CAPE FIREFIGHTERS HAVE GOTTEN NO RAISE SINCE THE RECESSION. Return to index of stories...


ACA DEADLINE-VO-WIPE


THERE'S BEEN A FLOOD OF LAST-MINUTE APPLICANTS TO HEALTHCARE.GOV WITH THE MIDNIGHT DEADLINE FOR ENROLLMENT JUST HOURS AWAY.

THE FEDERAL ONLINE MARKETPLACE FOR INSURANCE COVERAGE HAD RECORDED 1.2 MILLION VISITORS BY NOON TODAY,

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS GIVING EXTENSIONS TO PEOPLE WHO STARTED THE PROCESS AND COULDN'T FINISH.

THAT'S GOOD NEWS --

BECAUSE THE HEALTHCARE WEBSITE STRUGGLED TO KEEP UP WITH DEMAND TODAY. Return to index of stories...


ACA DEADLINE-SOTVO


1:56:09 Everyone is trying to go on at the same time. I got through this morning no problem. This afternoon, it's giving me a little trouble. So anyone who has tried

has the extension and can finish the process. 1:56:21

IF YOU CREATE AN ACCOUNT ONLINE --

BY PHONE --

OR YOUR APPLICATION IS POSTMARKED BY MIDNIGHT -- YOU'LL BE ELIGIBLE FOR AN EXTENSION. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


IT'S A HOT TOPIC HERE IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA.

SHOULD UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS BE ABLE TO GET IN-STATE TUITION?

TODAY -- FGCU STUDENTS WEIGH-IN ON THE CONTROVERSIAL DEBATE.

NBC2 WITH WHAT WE FOUND OUT.

PLUS --

MORE BENEFITS FOR FLORIDA VETERANS.

HOW A NEW BILL HELPS MAKE THE STATE ONE OF THE MOST MILITARY FRIENDLY IN THE COUNTRY. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) FGCU TUITION-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) FL GI BILL-VOTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS


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ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

NICE AND WARM WEEK AHEAD

Quiet weather returns for several days this week. The forecast tonight calls for partly cloudy skies becoming mostly clear by the morning. Temperatures will drop through the 60's this evening and land in the mid and upper 50's along the coast with mid and lower 50's inland. No rain tonight.

Tomorrow's weather looks mainly sunny and warm. Highs on Tuesday should get to the lower 80s' and skies will feature a few passing clouds during the day. Again tomorrow, no rain is expected.

The extended outlook calls for more warm and quiet weather through the end of the week. The daytime highs should be in the mid 80's each day and overnight lows will be in the mid 60's. A trend toward cloudier skies will be noted this coming weekend, but rain chances stay pretty low through Sunday. The long-range outlook calls for rain next Monday. Return to index of stories...


FGCU IMMIGRANTS TUITION-trx OC


F-G-C-U STUDENTS ARE THROWING THEIR SUPPORT BEHIND A PROPOSED LAW -- TO ALLOW UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS TO PAY IN STATE TUITION.

NBC 2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN SHOWS US HOW THE BILL, IF PASSED, WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN MANY LIVES. Return to index of stories...


FGCU IMMIGRANTS TUITION-BNR-PKG


Nats-

COLLEGE IS CALLING FAVIOLA VARGAS.

nats

THE GOLDEN GATE HIGH SCHOOL GRAD HAS DREAMS OF GETTING A CRIMINOLOGY DEGREE.

THE ONLY THING KEEPING HER BACK IS THE PRICE.

Faviola Vargas, Undocumented Immigrant

1:24:11 I cannot afford it. It's way too expensive. 1:24:15

SHE MOVED TO THE US FROM MEXICO WITH HER PARENTS WHEN SHE WAS EIGHT.

BUT SHE'S UNDOCUMENTED WHICH MEANS SHE'D HAVE TO PAY OUT OF STATE TUITION -- COSTING THOUSANDS MORE THAN IN STATE TUITION.

Faviola Vargas, Undocumented Immigrant

1:23:48 I want to go to college, but right now, but in state tuition hasn't been approved. We're hoping it gets approved this month. 1:23:57

FGCU'S STUDENT GOVERNMENT UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING A FLORIDA BILL.

THIS WEEK -- STUDENTS WILL GO TO TALLAHASSEE TO PLEAD THEIR CASE.

STANDUP 1:50:15 while the bill has the support here at Fgcu, it's Florida lawmakers who will have the final say. The house has already passed this bill now it's in a senate committee for a hearing. 1:50:25

Andres Machado, Student Government Director of Student Life

1:31:45 were investing in our students but were telling them in 12th grade no, you cannot continue. Our investment is completely done. 1:31:52

STUDENT ANDRES MACHADO PUSHED THE RESOLUTION THROUGH FGCU'S SENATE.

HE SAYS EDUCATION ISN'T ABOUT POLITICS, IT'S ABOUT OPPORTUNITY.

Percival Hill, freshman

1:47:54 its a good way for definitely getting more people into school,

getting more ppl educated. 1:46:59

OTHER STUDENTS UNDERSTAND THE BENEFITS OF A BILL LIKE THIS --

BUT WONDER IF IT WOULD BE EASIEST FOR UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS TO JUST BECOME LEGAL RESIDENTS INSTEAD OF MAKING A NEW LAW.

STILL -- VARGAS HOPES TO CONVINCE STATE SENATORS OTHERWISE.

IN LEE CO CK NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


FL FARMWORKERS RALLY-trx VOTOPS-WIPE


NEARLY ONE HUNDRED MIGRANT FARMWORKERS GATHERED AT THE STATE CAPITOL TODAY -- CALLING ON LAWMAKERS TO PASS THE IN-STATE TUITION BILL.

THE GROUP ATE RED BEANS AND RICE TOGETHER.

DEMONSTRATORS SAY IF IMMIGRANT CHILDREN CAN'T AFFORD COLLEGE -- THEY HAVE A TOUGH TIME GETTING AHEAD IN LIFE. Return to index of stories...


FL FARMWORKERS RALLY-SOTVO


Dirso Moreno, Farmworker Association of Florida

"If you want a better job, you need to go to school, go to college at least. Without access to college, they often don't have any choice but to continue to be farmworkers."

THE GROUP CHOSE TODAY TO RALLY BECAUSE IT'S THE BIRTHDAY OF CESAR CHAVEZ -- A FAMOUS MEXICAN-AMERICAN LABOR AND CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST. Return to index of stories...


FL GI BILL-VO


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT SIGNED A NEW BILL TODAY -- THAT MAKES FLORIDA ONE OF THE MOST MILITARY-FRIENDLY STATES IN THE COUNTRY.

THE "FLORIDA G-I BILL" GIVES TUITION BREAKS TO HONORABLY DISCHARGED VETS AND COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS TO NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS.

IT ALSO SETS ASIDE MONEY TO RENOVATE ARMORIES.

THERE ARE ROUGHLY 1-POINT-5 MILLION VETERANS AND 61-THOUSAND ACTIVE MILITARY IN FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


FL SPEED LIMITS-trx VOTOPS


75 ON 75?

STATE LAWMAKERS ARE CONSIDERING A BILL TO RAISE THE SPEED LIMIT ON FLORIDA HIGHWAYS.

SUPPORTERS INSIST DRIVERS ARE ALREADY DRIVING 75 AND A HIGHER SPEED LIMIT WOULD BE SAFER.

HOWEVER, CRITICS ARGUE IT WOULD CAUSE MORE CRASHES.

RIGHT NOW -- THE BILL IS UP FOR VOTE IN THE SENATE. Return to index of stories...


FM DISTRACTED DRIVERS-VO


FORT MYERS POLICE ARE CRACKING DOWN ON DISTRACTED DRIVERS.

REMEMBER THIS GUY?

BACK IN JANUARY -- HE CRASHED INTO A TREE AND FLIPPED HIS CAR IN FORT MYERS BECAUSE HE WAS TEXTING AND DRIVING.

IT'S AGAINST THE LAW IN FLORIDA TO TEXT, EMAIL OR INSTANT MESSAGE WHILE DRIVING.

POLICE ARE STEPPING UP PATROLS ALL NEXT MONTH. Return to index of stories...


PACE PROM DONATIONS-VO-VIDEO BOX


YOU CAN HELP MAKE PROM A NIGHT, ONE REMEMBER FOR A LOCAL TEEN.

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO DROP OFF GENTLY-USED DRESSES FOR THE PACE GIRLS PROM.

YOU CAN DROP OFF ALL SIZES AND STYLES AT THE EDISON MALL IN FORT MYERS UNTIL 9 O'CLOCK TONIGHT.

JUST GO TO GUEST SERVICES.

PLUS SIZES ARE NEEDED. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2SHOT


IGUANAS ARE TAKING OVER A NEIGHBORHOOD IN CAPE CORAL AND SOME PEOPLE FEAR THESE LIZARDS WILL HURT THEIR SEA WALLS.

"I'm getting a little afraid of the large ones."

NBC 2 TOOK THEIR CONCERNS TO THE EXPERTS.

WHAT WE FOUND OUT.

THEN -- ALL NEW AT SIX --

It hasn't always been an easy road, but the journey has been well worth it. I'm Nick Ciletti How this brand new truck is going to give a couple a brand new lease on life. It's the emotional story you have to see.   Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) IGUANA INFESTATION-SOTVO


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TZ2 B) nick standup tease-SOTTOPS


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TOSS TO GEORGE-E-AniBX


SOME PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN CAPE CORAL ARE WORRIED ABOUT AN IGUANA INVASION.

THE CREATURES ARE DIGGING UP HOLES BEHIND THEIR SEAWALLS. AND THERE ARE FEARS THOSE WALLS WILL CRUMBLE

TONIGHT -- NBC 2'S GEORGE SOLIS IS LIVE TO SHOW US HOW THEY'RE DEALING WITH THE PROBLEM. Return to index of stories...


IGUANA INFESTATION-REM-LIVE


THIS IS WHERE YOU'LL FIND THEM RIGHT HERE BY THE SEAWALLS.

A LOT OF THEM WE'VE SEEN THIS AFTERNOON HAVE BEEN SUNBATHING

BUT SOME RESIDENTS ARE GOING TO GREAT LENGTHS TO TRY AND GET THEM OUT OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD. Return to index of stories...


IGUANA INFESTATION-PKG


LARGE, DARK AND SCALY --

"We're really scared" Ross

AND NOW THE REASON FOR CAPE CORAL RESIDENT JUDY ROSS'S FEAR.

"I'm getting a little bit afraid of the large ones like this one that

must five, they're measured from head to tail, he must be five feet

long." Ross

BUT IT'S NOT JUST SIZE OF THESE IGUANA'S THAT HAS HER WORRIED

ROSS'S ALSO CONCERNED ABOUT THE DAMAGE THEY MIGHT CAUSE HER HOME.

"They dig the dirt next to the sea wall and therefore it erodes it, I

mean then there is nothing left behind it, then there is no dirt

behind it."

ROSS SAYS THE IGUANA'S HAVE BECOME A GROWING PROBLEM IN THIS SOUTHEAST CAPE

CORAL NEIGHBORHOOD OVER THE LAST YEAR.

SHE'S SAYS SHE'S TRIED A NUMBER OF TACTICS TO SCARE THEM OFF FOR GOOD.

"The garbage can doesn't work anymore I know have a frond, I had a

rake that I would scrape along the bottom, you feel like a fool." Ross

BUT THAT DOESN'T STOP HER FROM TRYING SOME OTHER MORE UNCONVENTIONAL METHODS.

"garlic in a jar"

THEY CITY SAYS BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT CONSIDERED A NUISANCE AND THEY WON'T BOTHER TRAPPING THEM.

FORTUNATELY SEAWALL EXPERTS SAY HOMEOWNERS HAVE LITTLE TO WORRY ABOUT

"Unless these iguanas are the size of Godzilla I don't think there's

going to be those small lizards can dig behind the wall to cause

damage to a six inch thick structurally reinforced concrete."

BUT THEY STILL ADVISE -- ANY HOLES BE FILLED MORE FOR GENERAL SAFETY

THAN ANYTHING ELSE.

"There's no part of this I see being a safety issue or structural

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IGUANA INFESTATION-REM-LIVE


FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE SAYS SAYS THEY'VE ONLY RECEIVED A HANDFUL OF REPORTS OF IGUANAS IN CAPE CORAL.

THEY SAY IF YOU SEE THEM TO REPORT THEM.

OFFICIALS ALSO SAY YOU ARE ALLOWED TO TRAP AND KILL THEM --

BUT THERE ARE CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS ONE BEING YOU AREN'T ALLOWED TO POISON THEM.

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NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


WE'RE TRACKING TWO DEVELOPING STORIES AT 5-30.

NBC2 WAS THERE WHEN FEDERAL AGENTS RAIDED COLLIER COUNTY PHARMACIES MORE THAN A YEAR AGO.

TODAY A JUDGE SENTENCED THE FORMER OWNER -- AND HIS MOM -- FOR THEIR ROLE IN HEALTHCARE FRAUD.

AND PEOPLE SCRAMBLING TO SIGN UP FOR THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT BY THE MIDNIGHT DEADLINE HAD TO DEAL WITH MORE WEB SITE ISSUES.

NEXT---

WE SHOW YOU HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP SO FAR Return to index of stories...


A) SUNSHINE PHARMACY SENTENCING-VO-WIPE


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B) AFFORDABLE CARE ACT DEADLINE-VOTOPS


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