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DIRECTORS PAGE TZ1 A) viral soldier salute-OC, VO
NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC
NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP 6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE
TOSS TO STEVE-OC, EANIBOX STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS
DROP PROGRAM RETIREMENT BENEFITS-NSRM ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
DROP PROGRAM RETIREMENT BENEFITS-BNR-PKG FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
DROP PROGRAM RETIREMENT BENEFITS-NSRM SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
ARCADIA MURDER FOLO-(3) SS, VO OPENING DAY-ONCAM
ARCADIA MURDER FOLO-SOTVO RED SOX O'S-VOTOPS
TOSS TO GEORGE-trxOC, VO, EANIBOX VICTORINO ON DL-VOTOPS
CAPE CORAL IGUANA INFESTATION-REM-LIVE MLB SCORES-CGTOPS
CAPE CORAL IGUANA INFESTATION-BNR-PKG MLB REPLAY-ONCAM
CAPE CORAL IGUANA INFESTATION-REM-LIVE SHIELDS NEW COACH-VOTOPS
PUPPIES ABANDONED LEHIGH-trxOC, VO FIELER IN SLAM DUNK-VOTOPS
VR LABS DEADLINE TO PAY COUNTY-OC FIELER IN SLAM DUNK-SOTTOPS
VR LABS DEADLINE TO PAY COUNTY-BNR-PKG SPORTS TOSS TO BREAK-ONCAM
IVAN COLEMAN HEARING-OC, VO TOSS TO NICK-VOTOPS, OCtrx
IVAN COLEMAN HEARING-SOTVO VIRAL SOLDIER SALUTE-VO TC MON
COLLIER DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING-OC,(2) SS, VO VIRAL SOLDIER SALUTE-BNR-PKG
COLLIER DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING-SOTVO VIRAL SOLDIER SALUTE-TC MON
CHARCO WOMAN POINTS GUN-OC, SS, OC FMPD TEXTING & DRIVING-OC, VO
ACA FINAL SIGNUP-OC, VO CAPE FIREFIGHTER BONUS-OC
ACA FINAL SIGNUP-SOTVO AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
STOLEN EGG TRUCK-OC, SS, OC 11 PM TEASE-NWSRM-VO
OIL DRILLING HEARING-OC, SOTVO BEAR AT NAPLES ZOO-(3) SS
TEASE ONE CLOSE-4SHOT


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NEWS AT 6PM HEADLINES-SOTTOPS


All New

Retirement Plan Questioned

THOUSANDS OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES ARE RACKING UP BIG PAYCHECKS. RETIRING AND THEN STAYING ON THE JOB.

ALL NEW AT SIX - THOSE EMPLOYEES DEFEND THE DOUBLE DIPPING. SAYING IT SAVES TAXPAYER DOLLARS.

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

New Details

Iguana Invasion

IGUANAS INVADE A CAPE CORAL NEIGHBORHOOD.

TONIGHT - HOMEOWNERS ARE AFRAID THE BIG LIZARDS ARE DAMAGING THEIR SEAWALLS.

All New

Soldier's Salute

AN INJURED SOLDIER'S PATRIOTIC SALUTE FROM HIS HOSPITAL BED WENT VIRAL LAST FALL.

WE FOUND OUT STRANGERS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ARE AIDING IN HIS RECOVERY.

SGT. JOSHUA HARGIS

23:22 -

I'm just honored the.genorisoty from everyone that they were willing to do this for us 23:30

HEAR FROM HIM, AND WHY SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS LIKE A SECOND HOME. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO STEVE-OC, EANIBOX


ALL NEW AT SIX, THOUSANDS OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WILL RETIRE SOON. AND THEN GO BACK TO WORK.

CRITICS CALL IT DOUBLE DIPPING, ON THE BACKS OF HARDING WORKING TAXPAYERS.

TONIGHT, THOSE EMPLOYEES FIRE BACK, SAYING THE MOVE ACTUALLY SAVES TAXPAYERS MONEY.

NBC2'S STEVE CAMPION IS IN THE NEWSROOM WITH DEVELOPING DETAILS.

STEVE? Return to index of stories...


DROP PROGRAM RETIREMENT BENEFITS-NSRM


WHEN THEY'RE WITHIN EYE SHOT OF RETIREMENT -

STATE WORKERS FROM TEACHERS TO POLICE OFFICERS GET A CHOICE.

KEEP EARNING PENSION BENEFITS OR DITCH THEM -

THOUSANDS ARE DOING JUST THAT--

AND ARGUE YOU WOULD DO THE SAME. Return to index of stories...


DROP PROGRAM RETIREMENT BENEFITS-BNR-PKG


2112 "It makes all the sense in the world. It's good for the taxpayer, it's good for the employee."

FIRING BACK TONIGHT,

PUBLIC SERVANTS DEFEND A CONTROVERSIAL RETIREMENT OPTION.

2427 "I love this job but I hate when somehow they make me look like a bad guy."

SOUTH TRAIL FIRE CHIEF WILLIAM LOMBARDO OPENS UP ABOUT HIS DECISION TO ENTER THE STATE'S "DROP"

- SHORT FOR DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PROGRAM.

No body is doing anything wrong here. We're earning our retirement that has been promised to us. Simple as that."

FOR HIM ALONE -

THAT MEANS A SIX-FIGURE PAYOUT ONCE HE RETIRES FROM SERVICE.

2302 "I'm the chief. Presumably you want me to make more than a firefighter."

LOMBARDO EXPLAINS -

HE'S *NOT* DOUBLE DIPPING.

2206 "All you do is stop incurring in the pension plan.

Then you start incurring in the investment plan. It's really diversifying your retirement plan."

1607 "What the attraction?"

LEE COUNTY'S TEACHER UNION PRESIDENT MARK CASTELLANO-

SAYS DROP KEEPS TALENTED EDUCATORS ON THE JOB.

HE SAYS HIGH PAYING AND ELECTED LEADERS -

WHO GAVE THEMSELVES THE OPTION, CREATES A BAD IMAGE.

1129 "The idea the understanding we're not going to get rich teaching and we're going to make lower salaries

but we were going to have some job security."

TONIGHT, THEY'RE WORRIED ABOUT THE PROGRAM'S FUTURE.

2549 "To make something like the DROP go away would be a sad thing, it would hurt the state of Florida." Return to index of stories...


DROP PROGRAM RETIREMENT BENEFITS-NSRM


ONCE AN EMPLOYEE WHO IS IN DROP RETIRES,

THEY DO GET THEIR PENSION AND THE INVESTEMENT PLAN.

HOWEVER, THE PENSION IS SMALLER BECAUSE THEY OPTED OUT OF IT EARLY.

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


ARCADIA MURDER FOLO-(3) SS, VO


THE WOMAN NEARLY BEATEN TO DEATH IS EXPECTED TO MAKE A FULL RECOVERY.

WE LEARNED TONIGHT JOANN BURNHAM IS OUT OF THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HER SON, KARL, VICIOUSLY ATTACKED HER AND HER HUSBAND IN THEIR DESOTO COUNTY HOME.

GEORGE BURNHAM DID NOT SURVIVE THE BEATING.

KARL SERVED 22 YEARS IN PRISON FOR SECOND DEGREE MURDER, AND HAD RECENTLY MOVED BACK HOME TO LIVE WITH HIS PARENTS. Return to index of stories...


ARCADIA MURDER FOLO-SOTVO


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.

JOANN IS TALKING AND WALKING A LITTLE BIT. HER SON, KARL IS BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO GEORGE-trxOC, VO, EANIBOX


PROPERTY OWNERS A CAPE CORAL NEIGHBORHOOD ARE CONCERNED ABOUT WHATS LURKING ALONG THEIR CANALS.

LARGE IGUANAS CAN EASILY BE SPOTTED ALONG SOUTHEAST EIGHTEENTH COURT.

HOMEOWNERS IN THE AREA ARE AFRAID THE LIZARDS ARE DIGGING HOLES AND DAMAGING THEIR SEAWALLS.

NBC-2'S GEORGE SOLIS IS IN CAPE CORAL TONIGHT WITH NEW DEVELOPMENTS.

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CAPE CORAL IGUANA INFESTATION-REM-LIVE


RESIDENTS TELL ME THEY'VE TRIED JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING TO SCARE THEM

OFF BUT THEY REFUSE TO LEAVE.

THEY SAY THE CITY HASN'T BEEN MUCH HELP SO THEY DON'T KNOW WHO ELSE TO TURN Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL IGUANA INFESTATION-BNR-PKG


"we're really scared"

SOME CAPE CORAL RESIDENTS FEAR AN IGUANA INVASION.

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

JUDY ROSS SAYS LATELY TRYING TO DEAL WITH THE REPTILIAN INFESTATION HAS

BEEN DRIVING HER A LITTLE MAD.

The garbage can lid 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 sometimes"

ROSS SAYS THE LARGE, DARK, SCALY CREATURES HAVE BECOME A

GROWING PROBLEM OVER THE LAST YEAR FOR ONE MAJOR REASON IN THIS

SOUTHEAST CAPE CORAL NEIGHBORHOOD.

"Right now the biggest concern caused by these iguanas can be found

right behind the seawalls residents say their digging could be putting

them in jeopardy" George Solis

THEIR FEAR- THE WALLS COULD CAVE IN

CITY OFFICIALS SAY THEY KNOW ALL ABOUT THE IGUANAS

THEY TELL US BECASE THEY'RE EVERYWHERE IN THE CITY AND NOT

CONSIDERED A NUISANCE 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 those small lizards can dig behind the wall to cause

damage"

SOME IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD SAY THAT'S GOOD TO HEAR BECAUSE THEY DON'T

MIND THEIR SCALY GUESTS.

"I don't personally consider them a nuisance for me they don't

bother me, so I don't bother them" Ashley Ewing, Cape Coral

BUT OTHERS LIKE ROSS SAY THEY'RE WILLING TO TRY ANYTHING IF IT

MEANS RESULTS.

"I tired garlic.and they just walked around the garlic" Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL IGUANA INFESTATION-REM-LIVE


FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE OFFICIALS SAY TRAPPING AND KILLING THE

IGUANAS IS ALLOWED BUT THERE ARE SOME RESTRICTIONS

FOR INSTANCE YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO POISON THEM.

THEY SAY THE BEST THING TO DO IS CALL FWC TO REPORT AND SIGHTINGS ON

YOUR PROPERTY

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PUPPIES ABANDONED LEHIGH-trxOC, VO


A LITTER OF ABANDONED PUPPIES WILL STAY AT LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES FOR THREE DAYS.

FIVE CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES WERE FOUND OUTSIDE A LEHIGH ACRES CHURCH YESTERDAY MORNING.

THEY WERE COLD AND HUNGRY, BUT OTHERWISE IN GOOD SHAPE.

THE PUPPIES WILL GO UP FOR ADOPTION IF THEY ARE NOT CLAIMED. Return to index of stories...


VR LABS DEADLINE TO PAY COUNTY-OC


LEE COUNTY FILED SUIT TODAY AGAINST SUING BONITA SPRINGS BASED V-R LABS,

COUNTY OFFICIALS SAY THE HERBAL DRINK COMPANY HASN'T LIVED UP TO ITS END OF THE BARGAIN TO CREATE HUNDREDS OF JOBS.

VR LABS WAS GIVEN MILLIONS IN TAXPAYER MONEY TO EXPAND.

TONIGHT, FOR THE FIRST TIME WE HEAR FROM ONE OF THE COMPANY'S FOUNDERS, SPEAKING EXCLUSIVELY TO NBC 2'S JOE ROETZ. Return to index of stories...


VR LABS DEADLINE TO PAY COUNTY-BNR-PKG


AN EMPTY BUILDING OFF ALICO ROAD -

WHERE HUNDREDS OF EMPLOYEES SHOULD BE HARD AT WORK BOTTLING HERBAL DRINKS FOR BONITA BASED V-R LABS.

INSTEAD - ANOTHER LAWSUIT AGAINST THE COMPANY.

everything we've asked for we've been jerked around.

TODAY - LEE COUNTY FILED SUIT AGAINST THE EMBATTLED BEVERAGE MAKER--

DEMANDING BACK NEARLY 5 MILLION TAXPAYER DOLLARS HANDED OUT TO BUILD THIS WAREHOUSE AND CREATE MORE THAN 200 JOBS.

FOR THE FIRST TIME - VR LABS CO FOUNDER KAY GOW SAT DOWN WITH NBC 2 TO EXPLAIN HER SIDE.

VR Labs has continued to focus its efforts on resolving litigation, completing that production facility and creating jobs.

Gow says VR Labs is in the right- and claims it's the contractor who

shut this project down after it didn't pay smaller companies working

on the project. Something the contractor has denied all along- now

both are fighting each other in court.

the incentive award funds were paid to the contractor. They are in that facility. VR Labs doesn't have the county's money.

GOW SAYS ANOTHER LAWSUIT COMPLICATES THE DEAL HER COMPANY HAS WITH LEE COUNTY -

AND IS PUSHING FOR A MEETING WITH SEVERAL NEW LEE COUNTY LEADERS.

they don't know VR labs and getting to know us would be helpful in moving that partnership forward.

BUT THOSE MEETINGS DIDN'T COME FAST ENOUGH -

AS LEE COUNTY NOW LOOKS TO GET IT'S MONEY BACK THROUGH COURT.

IN LEE COUNTY - JOE ROETZ, NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


IVAN COLEMAN HEARING-OC, VO


A MAN ACCUSED OF PICKING UP TWO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TEENS AND DRIVING THEM ACROSS THE COUNTRY SPARKING A NATIONWIDE AMBER ALERT. WILL SPEND A YEAR IN JAIL

IVAN COLEMAN AGREED TO A PLEA DEAL.

LAST MAY, THE 22 YEAR OLD MET ONE OF THE 14 YEAR OLD GIRLS FROM COLLIER COUNTY ONLINE.

DEPUTIES TRACKED DOWN THE GIRL AND HER FRIEND IN KENTUCKY. Return to index of stories...


IVAN COLEMAN HEARING-SOTVO


---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.

AS PART OF THE PLEA AGREEMENT, COLEMAN WILL SERVE 2 YEARS OF PROBATION.

HE CANNOT CONTACT THE GIRLS.

COLEMAN'S FAMILY WILL TAKE HIM BACK TO MISSOURI TO SERVE HIS PROBATION. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING-OC,(2) SS, VO


WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT A SHOOTING OUTSIDE A POPULAR NAPLES BAR.

IT HAPPENED SATURDAY NIGHT AT NOODLES ITALIAN CAFE AND SUSHI BAR, JUST OFF PINE RIDGE ROAD.

INVESTIGATORS SAY 23-YEAR-OLD BRANDON ODE WAS WAITING TO GO IN THE BAR.

A DEPUTY SAID ODE SMELLED LIKE MARIJUANA.

WHEN HE WENT TO APPROACH HIM, THE 23-YEAR-OLD TOOK OFF RUNNING AND POINTED A GUN AT THE DEPUTY.

THAT'S WHEN THE DEPUTY SHOT AT HIM.

THEY LATER FOUND ODE HIDING IN BUSHES WITH MARIJUANA IN HIS POCKET.

NBC-2 SPOKE WITH THE OWNER OF THE BAR - WHO SAYS THEY'VE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM LIKE THIS BEFORE. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING-SOTVO


TAKE SOT

Matthew Berman/Owner, Noodles

"The young man walked up, smoking a marijuana cigarette and police officer approached him and he took off running. We have never had this incident here in the last 24 years and we'll continue to serve lunches, dinners and be a fun spot to come to at night."

ODE FACES SEVERAL CHARGES INCLUDING AGGRAVATED ASSAULT ON AN OFFICER AND RESISTING ARREST.

THE DEPUTY WAS *NOT* PLACED ON MANDATORY LEAVE. Return to index of stories...


CHARCO WOMAN POINTS GUN-OC, SS, OC


A WOMAN PULLED A GUN FROM HER FANNY PACK WHEN A DEPUTY PULLED HER OVER IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

THE DEPUTY SAYS SHE WAS WEAVING ACROSS BOTH LANES OF TRAFFIC SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

WHEN SHE WAS PULLED OVER SHE BEGAN CURSING AND YELLING AT THE DEPUTY.

HE NOTICED SHE HAD A CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT AND ASKED IF THERE WERE ANY WEAPONS IN THE CAR.

THAT'S WHEN SHE REACHED INTO HER FANNY PACK, PULLED OUT A GUN, AND SAID: IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE?

SHE WAS ARRESTED FOR DRUNKEN DRIVING AND TAKEN TO JAIL. Return to index of stories...


ACA FINAL SIGNUP-OC, VO


TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO SIGN-UP FOR HEALTH INSURANCE SET UP BY THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.

HOWEVER, THE FEDERAL WEBSITE HAD SOME HICCUPS TODAY.

SO EXTENSIONS WILL BE GRANTED TO PEOPLE WHO STARTED THE PROCESS AND COULDN'T FINISH.

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT EXPERTS, CALLED NAVIGATORS, ARE IN LEE AND COLLIER COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


ACA FINAL SIGNUP-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

1:58:09 I came today, they were very helpful, they answered all my

questions and they didn't complete the service because the system was

down but I have an appointment on Wednesday. 1:58:17

IF YOU CREATE AN ACCOUNT ONLINE, OVER THE PHONE OR POSTMARK AN APPLICATION BY MIDNIGHT, YOU'LL BE ELIGIBLE FOR AN EXTENSION. Return to index of stories...


STOLEN EGG TRUCK-OC, SS, OC


SOMEONE PICKED UP MORE THAN A PACKAGE OF EGGS FROM A LEE COUNTY 7- ELEVEN. THEY STOLE AN ENTIRE TRUCK.

A DRIVER PARKED THE TRUCK BEHIND A 7- ELEVEN NEAR SUMMERLIN ROAD AND GLADIOLUS DRIVE.

WHEN HE CHECKED ON THE VEHICLE LAST NIGHT, IT WAS GONE. ALONG WITH THE 180-THOUSAND EGGS INSIDE.

NO ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING HEARING-OC, SOTVO


A PANEL OF EXPERTS WILL NOT RECOMMEND A DRILLING SITE IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

THE DECISION CAME DOWN WITHIN THE PAST 30 MINUTES.

THE BIG CORKSCREW SWAMP ADVISORY COMMITTEE HAS SEVERAL ISSUES WITH THE PROPOSED SITE.

ITS DECISION COULD INFLUENCE A JUDGE'S FINAL RULING.

JOHN SCOTT, CLEAN WATER INITIATIVE OF FLORIDA

16:14:08-:20

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 FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY IS ALSO REQUIRED TO RULE ON PART OF THIS DRILLING PROPOSAL.

THEIR DECISION IS STILL PENDING. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE


A SOLDIER'S LOVE FOR HIS COUNTRY WENT VIRAL LAST FALL.

A PICTURE SHOWS THE INJURED SOLDIER SALUTING FROM HIS HOSPITAL BED. AFTER BEING INJURED BY AN I-E-D.

TONIGHT - HIS INSPIRING OUTLOOK ON LIFE AS STRANGERS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HELP HIM RECOVER.

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TZ1 A) viral soldier salute-OC, 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


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.

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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OPENING DAY-ONCAM


BASEBALL FANS CAN REJOICE -- AND SO CAN MOST OF THE FOLKS IN THE NORTHERN STATES WHO HAVE HAD A ROUGH WINTER -- MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL'S OPENING DAY IS UPON US -- THE BOSTON RED SOX -- THE DEFENDING WORLD SERIES CHAMPS LOOKING TO START STRONG IN BALTIMORE THIS AFTERNOON ---

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RED SOX O'S-VOTOPS


GRADY SIZEMORE -- BACK IN THE BIGS -- STARTING TODAY IN CENTERFIELD FOR THE SOX --

4TH INNING - 1-0 ORIOLES -- AND SIZEMORE -- PICKING UP WHERE HE LEFT OFF IN SPRING TRAINING -- SOLO HOMER TO RIGHT FIELD -- TIES THE BALLGAME AT 1

JON LESTER -- PRETTY GOOD START FOR HIM -- GETTING ONE OF HIS 8 STRIKEOUTS ON THE DAY -- 7 STRONG 2 RUNS ALLOWED -- BOSTON NOT ENOUGH OFFENSE --- THEY FALL -- 2-1 IN MARYLAND ---

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VICTORINO ON DL-VOTOPS


RED SOX OUTFIELDER SHANE VICTORINO UNABLE TO START OPENING DAY -- HE WAS PLACED ON THE 15 DAY DISABLED LIST -- WITH A GRADE 1 STRAIN ON HIS RIGHT HAMSTRING AND WILL HAVE TO TAKE IT EASY -- HE INJURED IT SATURDAY IN HIS FINAL SPRING TRAINING GAME ---

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MLB SCORES-CGTOPS


SOME OTHER SCORES TO PASS ALONG -- FORMER FGCU PITCHER CHRIS SALE AND THE WHITE SOX LEADING MINNESOTA 5 TO 2 IN THE 7TH INNING -- AND THE RAYS ALL OVER THE BLUE JAYS 6-NOTHING IN THE 7TH --- Return to index of stories...


MLB REPLAY-ONCAM


MLB MAKING BIG CHANGES IN THE OFFSEASON -- WITH THE EXPANDED REPLAY NOW IN EFFECT -- FIRST ONE CAME THIS AFTERNOON IN THE CUBS/PIRATES GAME -- CUBS MANAGER RICK RENTERIA CHALLENGED A CALL IN THE 2ND INNING -- TOOK ABOUT 2 MINUTES -- PLAY WAS UPHELD -- SO FAR SO GOOD --

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SHIELDS NEW COACH-VOTOPS


THIS MORNING BISHOP VEROT HIGH SCHOOL ANNOUNCING IT'S NEW FOOTBALL COACH - IT'S SOMEBODY WITH TIES TO THE SCHOOL AND FORT MYERS - BILL SHIELDS -- SHIELDS IS A FORMER ATHLETIC DIRECTOR, TRACK COACH, AND DEFENSIVE CORDINATOR FOR THE VIKINGS -- AND ALSO A CLASS OF 2012 BISHOP VEROT HALL OF FAME MEMBER -- HE TAKES OVER FOR PHIL DORN WHO LEFT FOR ALABAMA A&M --

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FIELER IN SLAM DUNK-VOTOPS


BASKETBALL NEWS -- FGCU SENIOR CHASE FIELER IS GEARING UP FOR THE STATE FARM SLAM DUNK COMPETITION ON THURSDAY -- THAT WILL BE AT 9PM ON ESPN -- THE EAGLE SENIOR HAS DELIGHTED FANS AT ALICO ARENA WITH AN ARRAY OF SLAMS THE LAST 4 YEARS -- FIELER WORKING THIS WEEK AND GATHERING IDEAS FOR WHAT TO DO IN 3 DAYS --- Return to index of stories...


FIELER IN SLAM DUNK-SOTTOPS


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SPORTS TOSS TO BREAK-ONCAM


WE'LL HAVE COMPLETE BASEBALL HIGHLIGHTS AT 11 -- AND MUCH MORE -- THAT'S SPORTS -- BACK AFTER THIS -- Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO NICK-VOTOPS, OCtrx


BRAND NEW AT SIX.

REMEMBER THIS PHOT. IT MADE NATIONAL HEADLINES.

A SOLDIER SALUTING FROM HIS HOSPITAL BED AS HE RECEIVED HIS PURPLE HEART.

HE LOST BOTH HIS LEGS TO AN I-E-D.

TODAY.THIS HERO WAS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. HONORED BY A COMMUNITY HE'LL SOON CALL HOME.

OUR NICK CILETTI CAUGHT UP WITH HIM AND HIS WIFE.

HE'S JOINING US IN STUDIO RIGHT NOW WITH THE LONG JOURNEY THIS YOUNG FAMILY HAS ENDURED. Return to index of stories...


VIRAL SOLDIER SALUTE-VO TC MON


KELLIE --

HOURS OF PHYSICAL THERAPY.

TWO BRAND NEW PROSTHETIC LEGS.

AND AN UNDYING DRIVE TO SUCCEED HAS PROPELLED SGT. JOSHUA HARGIS TO WHERE HE IS TODAY.

AND ALTHOUGH HE LOST SO MUCH WHILE HE SERVED OUR COUNTRY IN AFGHANISTAN.

HE'S ONLY FOCUSING ON EVERYTHING HE'S GAINED. Return to index of stories...


VIRAL SOLDIER SALUTE-BNR-PKG


THIS IS SGT. JOSHUA HARGIS AND HIS WIFE TAYLOR'S FIRST LOOK INSIDE THEIR BRAND NEW TRUCK.

it's an amazing truck. I don't know if you saw the inside, but it's pretty nice. It really is.

JOSHUA IS RIGHT -- THIS ISN'T JUST ANY TRUCK.

BUT THIS ALSO ISN'T JUST ANY OLD COUPLE.

24:20 -

Where do you get that strength from everyday?

24:26 -

I get it from my wife. I wouldn't have much if I didn't have her.

24:31

IN FACT.IT'S BECAUSE OF JOSHUA'S WIFE TAYLOR THAT WE EVEN KNOW HIM IN THE FIRST PLACE.

YOU MAY REMEMBER THIS PHOTO --

IT SHOWS JOSHUA.AN ARMY RANGER.BRAVELY SALUTING HIS COMMANDING OFFICER FROM HIS HOSPITAL BED IN AFGHANISTAN LAST OCTOBER.

HE HAD JUST LOST BOTH OF HIS LEGS TO AN I-E-D.

AT THE TIME. NO ONE EVEN KNEW HE WAS CONCIOUS.

NATS.

TODAY.

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA GAVE BACK TO THIS HERO AND HIS GROWING FAMILY.

THE HARGIS' RECEIVED A BRAND NEW TRUCK.MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE NATIONAL COALITION FOR PATRIOTS.AND THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN DONATIONS.

they deserve anything we can give them

DAN ASHBY IS PRESIDENT OF THE COALTION-- AND HE'S VERY FAMILIAR WITH JOSHUA'S BATTLE.

HIS STEP SON.COREY KENT.LOST BOTH OF HIS LEGS TO A ROAD SIDE BOMB IN AFGHANISTAN.

31:52 -

He reminds me a little bit of myself, a little reserved. Kind of reserved. Not used to being in the public eye. I think he's still getting used to it, but I'm not sure if you ever really do. 32:04

NATS.

BUT ONE THING JOSHUA WILL HAVE TO GET USED TO IS THIS --

FELLOW VETERANS.TOTAL STRANGERS.ALL COMING OUT TO THANK THIS HERO.WITH HAND SHAKES AND HUGS.

he's one of us. We stick together

AND WHILE THIS NEW TRUCK WILL NEVER COMPLETELY RESTORE ALL JOSHUA HAS SACRIFIED FOR HIS COUNTRY.

HE KNOWS HE'S GOT A WHOLE COMMUNITY.AND COUNTRY HE CAN LEAN ON.NO MATTER HOW BUMPY THE ROAD GETS. Return to index of stories...


VIRAL SOLDIER SALUTE-TC MON


I MENTIONED THAT JOSHUA'S FAMILY IS GROWING.

HE AND HIS WIFE ARE EXPECTING THEIR FIRST BABY IN MAY -- A LITTLE BOY.

AFTER JOSHUA IS DONE WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY IN TEXAS.THE FAMILY PLANS TO MOVE TO CAPE CORAL.WHERE TAYLOR'S PARENTS LIVE.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO DONATE TO THE NATIONAL COALITION FOR PATRIOTS -- WE'VE POSTED A LINK ON OUR WEB PAGE.

JUST GOT TO NBC-2.COM.

LIVE IN THE STUDIO.NICK CILETTI.NBC2 Return to index of stories...


FMPD TEXTING & DRIVING-OC, VO


FORT MYERS POLICE WILL CRACKDOWN ON DISTRACTING DRIVING IN APRIL.

IT'S PART OF A NATIONAL PUSH TO STOP THE DANGEROUS DRIVING.

IN JANUARY, AN OFFICER'S DASHCAMERA SHOWED WHAT CAN HAPPEN WHEN YOU TEXT BEHIND THE WHEEL.

THE DRIVER TOOK A WIDE TURN. THEN SLAMMED INTO A TREE, CAUSING HIS CAR TO ROLL ONTO ITS ROOF.

THE DRIVER WAS NOT HURT. Return to index of stories...


CAPE FIREFIGHTER BONUS-OC


CAPE CORAL LEADERS COULD HAND OUT FIVE PRECENT BONUSES TO CITY FIREFIGHTERS.

IN EXCHANGE FOR AGREEING TO BIG PENSION REFORMS, THE CITY STRUCK A DEAL WITH THE FIREFIGHTERS' UNION.

CITY MANAGER JOHN SZERLAG WANTS COUNCIL TO APPROVE THE NEW CONTRACT THIS EVENING.

THE MOVE IS ESTIMATED TO SAVE CAPE CORAL AROUND 65-MILLION DOLLARS OVER THE NEXT 25 YEARS.

FIREFIGHTERS HAVEN'T SEEN A RAISE SINCE THE GREAT RECESSION. Return to index of stories...


AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11 PM TEASE-NWSRM-VO


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BEAR AT NAPLES ZOO-(3) SS


THE NAPLES ZOO IS GETTING A LOT OF ATTENTION ON FACEBOOK.

AND IT'S ALL THANKS TO SOME PICTURES OF THEIR BEAR EXHIBIT.

CHECK IT OUT.

IT'S A BLACK BEAR, JUST HANGING OUT AT A PICNIC TABLE IN ITS PEN.

THE PICTURE HAS GOTTEN HUNDREDS OF LIKES ON FACEBOOK.

THEN SOMEONE TOOK THE PICTURE AND ADDED THIS CAPTION.

"SOMETIMES I WONDER IF THERE IS MORE TO LIFE THAN JUST EATING HONEY AND STEALING PICNIC BASKETS."

IT'S A POPULAR PLACE AT THE BLACK BEAR PEN.

HERE'S A GROUP ENJOYING A SNACK AT THE PICNIC TABLE. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-4SHOT


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