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DIRECTORS PAGE HERTZ JOBS OPEN HOUSE-VO-VIDEO BOX
HLA) FT HOOD SHOOTING-trx VOTOPS NAPLES CHLORINE FLUSH-CG
HLB) SHOOTERS FAMILY-trx SSTOPS CAPE CAT RESCUE-SS (4)
HLC) PALIN BENACQUISTO-trx SOTVOTOPS 108 YR OLD BIRTHDAY-VO
5PM OPEN-CLIP TEASE ONE-2SHOT
FT HOOD LATEST-SOTVO TZ1 A) COLLIER SIGN CRACKDOWN-VO-WIPE
FT HOOD LATEST-trx TC MON TZ1 B) DOCK DEBACLE-VOTOPS
FT HOOD SHOOTING-PKG TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
FT HOOD SHOOTING-OC MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS
TOSS TO ALEX-trx PLASMA-NEWSROOM ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
SHOOTER'S TEACHER-CAM99-RTR1 FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
SHOOTER'S TEACHER-SS (3) COLLIER SIGN CRACKDOWN-trx OC
SHOOTER'S TEACHER-SOT COLLIER SIGN CRACKDOWN-BNR-PKG
SHOOTER'S TEACHER-CAM99-RTR1 COLLIER GROW HOUSE-trx SS, VO, SS
TOSS TO GEORGE-trx OC, E-AniBX COCAINE ARRESTS-SS (2)
PTSD EFFECTS-REM-2 TEASE TWO-2SHOT
PTSD EFFECTS-BNR-PKG TZ2 A) DOCK DEBACLE-VO
PTSD EFFECTS-REM-2 TZ2 B) NEW AT 6 TEASE-VOTOPS
BRUIST GUILTY-trx SS TOSS TO JOELLE-SS, FLY-OUT
ADULT STORE ARREST-SS, VO DOCK DEBACLE-REM-7
TOSS TO STEVE-trx, E-AniBX DOCK DEBACLE-BNR-PKG
PALIN BENACQUISTO FUNDRAISER-REM-26 DOCK DEBACLE-REM-7
PALIN BENACQUISTO FUNDRAISER-PKG NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT
PALIN BENACQUISTO FUNDRAISER-REM-26 A) MILITARY SECURITY-VO-WIPE
FL HOUSE BUDGET VOTE-OC B) SECRET CUBAN TWITTER-VOTOPS
STAY ALIVE 75 UPDATE-VO  


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HLA) FT HOOD SHOOTING-trx VOTOPS


NEW DETAILS ARE EMERGING ABOUT THE DEADLY RAMPAGE AT FORT HOOD AND THE MEDICAL TREATMENT THE SHOOTER WAS RECEIVING. Return to index of stories...


HLB) SHOOTERS FAMILY-trx SSTOPS


HE KNEW THE ACCUSED FORT HOOD SHOOTER FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS.

TONIGHT -- ONLY NBC 2 TALKS WITH A FORMER TEACHER OF IVAN LOPEZ.

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HLC) PALIN BENACQUISTO-trx SOTVOTOPS


5954

"Where's Lizbeth Benacquisto? They couldn't figure out why she wouldn't come and talk with the people?"

SHE SKIPPING A CANDIDATE FORUM.

BUT IN ABOUT AN HOUR --

LIZBETH BENACQUISTO WILL JOIN SARAH PALIN FOR A NAPLES FUNDRAISER.

NEW AT 5 --

NBC 2 TAKES A CLOSER LOOK. Return to index of stories...


5PM OPEN-CLIP


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FT HOOD LATEST-SOTVO


"She said "Oh my God'. its him.she broke down."

TRAGEDY STRIKES AGAIN AT FORT HOOD.

TONIGHT -- NBC 2 IS WORKING TO UNCOVER MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SOLDIER ACCUSED IN THE DEADLY MASS SHOOTING AT THE TEXAS MILITARY BASE. Return to index of stories...


FT HOOD LATEST-trx TC MON


HERE'S WHAT WE KNOW RIGHT NOW AT 5 --

34-YEAR-OLD ARMY SPECIALIST IVAN LOPEZ WAS AN IRAQ WAR VETERAN.BUT HE WAS NEVER IN COMBAT.

HE RECEIVED TREATMENT FOR DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY --

OFFICIALS SAY THERE IS A STRONG POSSIBILITY LOPEZ HAD AN ARGUMENT WITH A FELLOW SOLIDER BEFORE HE KILLED THREE PEOPLE AND WOUNDED 16 OTHERS BEFORE TAKING HIS OWN LIFE. Return to index of stories...


FT HOOD SHOOTING-PKG


"He was seen just last month by a psychiatrist. He was fully examined and as of this morning we had no indication on the record of that examination that there was any sign of likely violence either to himself or to others."

OFFICIALS SAY LOPEZ'S WIFE HAS BEEN COOPERATING WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AS THEY TRY TO PIECE TOGETHER A MOTIVE.

THIS IS NOT THE FIRST MASS SHOOTING AT FORT HOOD.

IN 2009 -- AN ARMY PSYCHIATRIST WENT ON A RAMPAGE THAT KILLED 13 PEOPLE AND WOUNDED MORE THAN 30 OTHERS.

MAJOR NIDAL HASAN WAS UPSET OVER AMERICA'S MILITARY INVOLVEMENT IN INSLAMIC COUNTRIES.

It is heartbreaking that something like this has happened again and we owe it to more of our men and women in uniform and also their families to see that justice is done to ensure that they are safe here at home

IN THE MEANTIME, DOCTORS TREATING VICTIMS OF THE LATEST SHOOTING SPREE ARE CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC.

I would say that in terms of life threatening events right now I feel pretty good for our patients but we still have some time to go before i'm gonna declare them out completely of the woods. Return to index of stories...


FT HOOD SHOOTING-OC


LISTEN TO THIS DETAIL THAT NBC NEWS IS NOW REPORTING.

LOPEZ BOUGHT THE GUN HE USED IN YESTERDAY'S SHOOTING FROM THE SAME SHOP WHERE HISAN BOUGHT THE GUN HE USED IN THE 2009 FORT HOOD MASSACRE. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO ALEX-trx PLASMA-NEWSROOM


NBC 2 LEARNED TODAY -- THE ACCUSED SHOOTER IVAN LOPEZ GREW UP IN PUERTO RICO -- HE LOVED MUSIC AND COMES FROM A RESPECTED FAMILY.

NBC2'S ALEX DE ARMAS SPOKE EXCLUSIVELY WITH LOPEZ'S FORMER TEACHER IN PUERTO RICO. Return to index of stories...


SHOOTER'S TEACHER-CAM99-RTR1


I SPOKE TO IVAN LOPEZ'S FORMER TEACHER ON THE PHONE JUST A COUPLE OF HOURS AGO.

HE'S IN GUAYANILLA PUERTO RICO --

AND TELLS ME HE WAS COMPLETELY SURPRISED TO HEAR HIS FORMER STUDENT KILLED AT LEAST 3 PEOPLE AND INJURED 16 IN FORT HOOD TEXAS YESTERDAY. Return to index of stories...


SHOOTER'S TEACHER-SS (3)


THESE ARE BRAND NEW PICTURES WE JUST GOT INTO OUR NEWSROOM.

LOPEZ'S FORMER TEACHER IS ALSO THE MAYOR OF THE SMALL TOWN WHERE LOPEZ GREW UP.

HE KNEW LOPEZ SINCE HE WAS 11 YEARS OLD-- HE HAS NO IDEA WHAT COULD HAVE LED UP TO YESTERDAY'S SHOOTING. Return to index of stories...


SHOOTER'S TEACHER-SOT


Hon. Edgardo Arlequin Velez, Mayor of Guayanilla Puerto Rico

2:39-2:53 "He was a calm boy, quiet, always disciplined. He never disrespected teachers. He was disciplined, followed instructions, and was a very talented musician. Return to index of stories...


SHOOTER'S TEACHER-CAM99-RTR1


THE MAYOR SAYS THE LAST TIME HE SAW LOPEZ WAS AT HIS MOTHER'S FUNERAL IN NOVEMBER.

HE HASN'T BEEN ABLE TO REACH LOPEZ'S FAMILY.

HE SAYS HE'S SORRY FOR THOSE WHO WERE INJURED AND LOST THEIR LIVES.

LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM ADA. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO GEORGE-trx OC, E-AniBX


THE ARMY THINKS LOPEZ'S UNSTABLE MENTAL HEALTH IS AN UNDERLYING CAUSE OF ATTACK.

IT'S RAISING A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER.

WHAT CAUSES IT? HOW IS IT DIAGNOSED? HOW IS IT TREATED?

NBC2'S GEORGE SOLIS IS LIVE AT THE VA CLINIC IN CAPE CORAL - GEORGE, YOU JUST TRACKED DOWN AN EXPERT FOR ANSWERS. Return to index of stories...


PTSD EFFECTS-REM-2


WHEN YOU HEAR P-T-S-D MANY MAY JUMP THE CONCLUSION THAT IT HAS TO DO

WITH COMBAT EXPOSURE.

EXPERTS SAY WHILE ITS CERTAINLY A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR, ITS REALLY JUST ONE

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PTSD EFFECTS-BNR-PKG


AS DETAILS SLOWLY START TO EMERGE ABOUT TRAGEDY AT FORT HOOD

WEDNESDAY.

THE LINGERING QUESTION ON MANY MINDS:

WHAT DROVE SUSPECTED GUMNAN, 34 YEAR OLD ARMY SPECIALIST IVAN LOPEZ TO

SHOOT AND KILL 3 AND INJURE 16 BEFORE TURNING THE GUN ON HIMSELF.

MUCH IS STILL UNKNOWN ABOUT LOPEZ, BUT WHAT AUTHORITIES HAVE PIECED

TOGETHER PAINTS A PICTURE OF A TROUBLED MAN.

LOPEZ WAS BEING TREATED FOR DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY

HE WAS ALSO BEING "EVALUATED" FOR POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER.

22:04 "It can happen to anyone who's been exposed to stress not just

our combat veterans" Elsa Zayas, MD Associate Chief of Staff, U.S.

Dept. of Veteran Affairs

ACCORDING TO THE VETERANS AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT WHICH OPERATES ITS OWN

CENTER FOR P-T-S-D AS MANY AS 2 IN 10 IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN VETERANS

COME HOME WITH SYMPTOMS.

EXPERTS SAY P-T-S-D HAS FOUR TYPES OF SYMPTOMS

-RELIVING THE EVENT

-AVOIDING SITUATIONS THAT REMIND YOU OF THE EVENT

-NEGATIVE CHANGES IN BELIEFS AND FEELINGS

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PTSD EFFECTS-REM-2


COMING AT SIX HERE WHAT EXPERTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT P-T-S-D AS IT

RELATES TO VIOLENCE LIKE THE INCIDENT AT FORT HOOD.

LIVE IN CAPE CORAL GS NBC2 Return to index of stories...


BRUIST GUILTY-trx SS


A NEW DEVELOPMENT HERE -

LATE THIS AFTERNOON, A JURY CONVICTED A MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING 900 THOUSAND DOLLARS FROM A LOCAL CHARITY.

GENE BRUIST HEADED UP A CHARITY DESIGNED TO HELP PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

BRUIST EMBEZZLED NEARLY A MILLION DOLLARS AND USED IT TO FUND EXPENSIVE TRIPS AND A LAVISH LIFESTYLE. Return to index of stories...


ADULT STORE ARREST-SS, VO


NEW INFORMATION TONIGHT ON AN ADULT STORE ROBBERY -- WE FIRST TOLD YOU ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO.

INVESTIGATORS SAY JOSHUA HESS WALKED INTO "USE YOUR IMAGINATION" IN FORT MYERS AND DEMANDED MONEY -- GETTING AWAY WITH 160-DOLLARS.

POLICE ALSO TELL NBC 2 -- HE UNSUCCESSFULLY TRIED TO ROB A RESTAURANT AND A DOLLAR GENERAL.

OFFICERS USED SURVEILLANCE VIDEO TO TRACK HIM DOWN. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO STEVE-trx, E-AniBX


DEVELOPING TONIGHT - BACKLASH AGAINST STATE SENATOR LIZBETH BENACQUISTO OVER HER DECISION TO HOST A BARBEQUE IN NAPLES TONIGHT WITH FORMER ALASKAN GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN.

BENACQUISTO'S CAMP TOLD ORGANIZERS OUT ON SANIBEL - SHE WAS TOO BUSY IN TALLAHASSEE TO MAKE AN APPEARANCE AT TONIGHT'S CANDIDATE FORUM.

THIS WEEK, THOUGH, SHE CLEARED TIME FOR TONIGHT'S FUNDRAISER.

NBC2'S STEVE CAMPION IS LIVE OUTSIDE THE HOME WHERE THE BBQ IS SET TO BEGIN IN ABOUT AN HOUR. Return to index of stories...


PALIN BENACQUISTO FUNDRAISER-REM-26


THE CRITICISM IS MOUNTING TONIGHT AGAINST THE SENATE MAJORITY LEADER.

ONE PASTOR EVEN TOLD US -

EAGER VOTERS ARE PUZZLED BY BENACQUISTO'S DECISION TO OPT OUT OF CANDIDATE FORUMS.

CHOOSING INSTEAD TO HOST CAMPAIGN EVENTS LIKE THIS ONE.

YOU CAN SEE FROM THE AIR -

PREPARATIONS ARE GETTING UNDERWAY FOR PALIN'S ARRIVAL IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


PALIN BENACQUISTO FUNDRAISER-PKG


Pastor Rick Stevens, Diplomat Wesleyan Church

5954 "Where's Lizbeth Benacquisto? They couldn't figure out why she wouldn't come and talk with people.:

IN A HOUSE OF GOD -

THIS PASTOR CALLS LIZBETH BENACAQUSTO'S PROMISES *HOLLOW.*

Stevens,

0133 "If you want to meet people, how better to meet 150 people at one candidate forum? Shake their hands and talk to them. as opposed to talking and running into a few people."

HE'S TALKING ABOUT THE STATE SENATOR'S ABSENCE -

AT CANDIDATE FORUMS.

IN THE PAST - HER CAMP

CONTENDS HER DUTIES AS MAJORITY LEADER KEPT HER BUSY IN TALLAHASSEE.

SHE'S MADE IT TO THE ONES - SHE COULD.

Stevens

5911 "Early on, they acted like they would participate but when it came time to come they backed out."

PASTORS STEVENS HELPED ORGANIZE THREE EVENTS -

HE CLAIMS LIZBETH WAS A NO-SHOW AT ALL OVER THEM.

Paige Kreegel, Congressional Candidate

5258 "She's been evading the constituents and dogging them for the entire race now."

HER OPPONENT -

DOCTOR PAIGE KREEGEL SLAMMED BENACQUISTO'S CAMPAIGN CHOICES.

Kreegel

5316 "I look at this as a job interview I plan on working for constituents, the voters. If you're not able to get ahold of them when they are running for office. After the election, you'll never get a hold of them."

TONIGHT'S CRITICISM -

BENACQUISTO MADE TIME FOR THE PALIN BBQ AT THIS NAPLES HOME.

AFTER SHOOTING DOWN A REQUEST -

TO APPEAR AT A CANDIDATE FORUM ON SANIBEL.

Kreegel

5430 "I haven't missed one forum. The voters come first.:

THE FORMER ALASKAN GOVERNOR IS BACKING BENACQUISTO

- CALLING HER A TRUSTED CONSERVATIVE.

EVEN ATTACKING CURT CLAWSON FOR HIS TELEVISION AD BLITZ.

TONIGHT - SOME PRAY VOTERS CAN SEE THROUGH ALL THE DISTRACTIONS.

Pastor Stevens

0335 "They want some they can believe in and who will show up for the job interview." Return to index of stories...


PALIN BENACQUISTO FUNDRAISER-REM-26


WE REACHED OUT TO BENACQUSITO'S TEAM FOR REACTION -

WE'RE STILL WAITING FOR A RESPONSE.

THE GROUP WHOSE ORGANIZING TONIGHT'S CANDIDATE FORUM -

SAYS THEY'RE NOT BITTER ABOUT HER CHOICE,

THEY JUST "WHO HAVE LOVED TO HAVE HER THERE."

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FL HOUSE BUDGET VOTE-OC


NEW RIGHT NOW --

THE FLORIDA HOUSE APPROVED A 75 BILLION DOLLAR BUDGET.

THE SENATE IS EXPECTED TO VOTE ON ITS OWN VERSION TODAY.

LAWMAKERS ARE DIVIDED OVER MONEY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS AND SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION. Return to index of stories...


STAY ALIVE 75 UPDATE-VO


NEW AND ENCOURAGING INFORMATION TONIGHT ON THE RECENT "STAYING ALIVE ON 75" SAFETY CAMPAIGN.

THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL TELLS NBC 2 -- NO ONE DIED IN THE 7-STATE TRAFFIC BLITZ.

WE RODE ALONG WITH TROOPERS LAST WEEK -- AS THEY URGED DRIVERS TO SLOW DOWN, BUCKLE UP AND BE ALERT.

THERE WILL BE SEVERAL MORE "STAYING ALIVE" CAMPAIGNS OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. Return to index of stories...


HERTZ JOBS OPEN HOUSE-VO-VIDEO BOX


NEW TONIGHT --

HERTZ IS LOOKING FOR EMPLOYEES FOR ITS NEW HEADQUARTERS IN ESTERO.

YOU WILL NEED TO SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW IN ADVANCE.

WE'VE MADE IT EASY.

JUST GO TO NBC DASH-TWO DOT-COM AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS.

HERTZ NEEDS CUSTOMER SALES EXPERTS AND TEAM LEADERS. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES CHLORINE FLUSH-CG


NBC 2 LEARNED TODAY -- THE CITY OF NAPLES IS CHANGING THE DISINFECTANT FOR ITS WATER SYSTEM.

THE CITY TELLS US THE CHLORINE FLUSH IS PERFECT SAFE.

BUT YOUR TAP WATER MAY CHANGE COLOR AND TASTE AND SMELL DIFFERENT.

THE FLUSH STARTS MONDAY --

AND SHOULD TAKE ABOUT A MONTH. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CAT RESCUE-SS (4)


CAPE CORAL FIREFIGHTERS WORKED TODAY TO FREE A TRAPPED CAT.

EMPLOYEES AT A CHIROPRACTIC OFFICE HEARD THE CAT CRYING AND CALLED LEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES.

TURNS OUT --

THE CAT WAS WEDGED BETWEEN TWO BUILDINGS ON LAFAYETTE STREET.

FIRE FIGHTERS USED A LONG POLE TO GET HIM OUT.

HE HAS A FEW SCRAPES --

BUT IS OKAY.

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108 YR OLD BIRTHDAY-VO


TODAY IS A BIG BIRTHDAY FOR A FORT MYERS WOMAN.

NBC2 WAS THERE AS JENNIE TRUNCALE CELEBRATED HER 108TH BIRTHDAY WITH FRIENDS AT THE CONTINENTAL WOMEN'S CLUB.

THEY HAD CAKE AND SANG.

JENNIE MADE BULLETS DURING WORLD WAR TWO --

AND WAS EVEN FEATURED ON THE COVER OF "WOMAN POWER" MAGAZINE IN 1942. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


CODE ENFORCEMENT CRACKDOWN.

MANY BUSINESSES USE SIGN HOLDERS TO ADVERTISE -- BUT COLLIER COUNTY SAYS NO MORE.

AND NOW --

NBC 2 DISCOVERS -- SOME OWNERS FEAR THEIR BUSINESSES WON'T SURVIVE.

A 20 YEAR DEBATE HEATS UP IN LEE COUNTY.

NEIGHBORS TELL US -- THEY'RE UP IN ARMS OVER A BOAT DOCK.

NBC 2 WITH AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT THE DECISION COMMISSIONERS FACE. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) COLLIER SIGN CRACKDOWN-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) DOCK DEBACLE-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.

GREAT WEATHER INTO THE WEEKEND

Our string of nice weather days will continue tomorrow and through the weekend. Skies are partly cloudy this evening and we will clear out and wake up to mostly sunny weather tomorrow. Temperatures tonight will drop to the lower 60's along and near the beaches. Mid 50's will be noted on the inland thermometers, and some patchy ground fog is possible on Friday morning.

Skies will be mostly sunny again tomorrow afternoon with high temperatures recovering to the mid 80's. An afternoon sea breeze will develop along the coast and cap the beach weather around 80 - 82 degrees. The Gulf of Mexico water temperature still sets at a cool 72 degrees.

The weekend outlook is good with partly cloudy weather and warm 80's each day. Rain-free skies are expected this weekend.

A strong cold front is predicted to move toward us next Tuesday and could bring some heavy rain or strong thunderstorms. Forecast models are showing a consistent outlook for rain next Tuesday. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER SIGN CRACKDOWN-trx OC


NEW AT FIVE --

COLLIER COUNTY IS CRACKING DOWN ON WAYS BUSINESSES CAN ADVERTISE.

SPECIFICALLY -- EMPLOYEES WHO STAND ON SIDEWALKS WITH SIGNS TO DRAW IN CUSTOMERS.

AS NBC2'S RICK RITTER EXPLAINS -- THAT LEAVES SOME BUSINESS OWNERS FIGHTING TO SURVIVE. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER SIGN CRACKDOWN-BNR-PKG


SIGN AFTER SIGN AFTER SIGN.

FOR JAMES CURNAN - IT'S HIS EVERY DAY LIFE.

James Curnan/Sign holder/17:39:45 "I've been working here and another company 7 days a week."

AND ONLY WAY TO MAKE A LIVING.

James Curnan/17:40:32 "I'm 51 years old, there's not a lot of job opportunities for me."

CURNAN WORKS FOR MILES IANANCONE AT LIBERTY TAX SERVICE IN NAPLES.

IANANOCONE SAYS IT'S SIGN HOLDERS THAT HELP DRAW IN MORE BUSINESS.

Miles Ianacone/Liberty Tax Service/17:33:05 "Without the ability to have sign wavers out there it would be devastating because it would pretty much eliminate our ability to attract new customers."

BUT COLLIER IS CRACKING DOWN ON THE POPULAR WAY TO ADVERTISE - TAKING EMPLOYEES LIKE CURNAN OFF THE STREET.

James Curnan/17:39:31 just one day, code enforcement pulled up and said you can't stand here anymore, and lost the job it's been a struggle for me because I'm not making a lot of money."

Rick Ritter/18:01:38 "Even though some businesses are thriving because of the signs, commissioners are worried there's too many around the county. They say they're in a public right-of-way and even an eye sore to cities like Naples."

BRIGITTE FOREMAN KNOWS FIRST HAND.

COLLIER COUNTY CODE ENFORCEMENT SHOWED UP TO HER SHOP IN MARCH.

Brigitte Foreman/Manager, Paradise Jewelry/17:51:00 "They said we got a 24 hour warning and to get our sign holders off the street." "they don't realize how detrimental it is to the businesses because we use them."

CODE ENFORCEMENT TELLS NBC-2 THEY'RE NOT "ATTACKING" BUSINESSES - THEY'RE ENFORCING THEIR SIGNAGE ORDINANCE ABOUT VIOLATING ADVERTISING UPON ANY PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY.

BUT BUSINESSES HOPE BOTH SIDES CAN FIND A HAPPY MEDIUM TO KEEP SIGN-HOLDERS AROUND.

Miles Ianacone/17:32:03 "It kind of sends a message that the county isn't backing small business, that they would rather have national chains and i don't think that's fair."

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COLLIER GROW HOUSE-trx SS, VO, SS


A COLLIER COUNTY MAN IS NOW TIED TO TWO BIG GROW HOUSE BUSTS IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

NBC 2 HAS LEARNED --

DEPUTIES JUST ARRESTED ALEXEY RIVERIO-PEREZ FOR A MARIJUANA GROW OPERATION THEY FOUND AT HIS 6TH AVENUE NORTHEAST HOME LAST MAY.

DETECTIVES SAY A SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM SHOWED BOTH PEREZ AND HIS BROTHER AT THE HOUSE.

6 DAYS LATER --

DEPUTIES SAY THEY CAUGHT THE BROTHERS RED-HANDED AT ANOTHER GROW OPERATION.

THIS TIME -- ON 22ND AVENUE NORTHEAST.

RIGHT NOW -- NBC 2 IS WORKING TO FIND OUT IF DEPUTIES PLAN TO ARREST PEREZ'S BROTHER -- ARAMIS -- FOR THE FIRST GROW HOUSE. Return to index of stories...


COCAINE ARRESTS-SS (2)


TWO SEPARATE TRAFFIC STOPS -- TWO MEN BUSTED FOR CRACK COCAINE.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARRESTED THOMAS BAGGOTT.

DEPUTIES TELL NBC 2 -- THEY FOUND CRACK COCAINE AND GLASS PIPES IN HIS CAR.

IN ANOTHER STOP -- DEPUTIES ARRESTED NICHOLAS CAMPBELL.

A DOCUMENT OBTAINED BY NBC 2 TODAY SHOWS CAMPBELL FOUGHT WITH DEPUTIES, WHO LATER FOUND CRACK COCAINE IN HIS WALLET AND A PIPE IN HIS POCKET. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2SHOT


IT'S A DEBATE 20 YEARS IN THE MAKING --

NBC 2 UNCOVERS WHY SOME LEE COUNTY NEIGHBORS ARE ONCE AGAIN FIGHTING OVER A PROPOSED DOCK.

WHAT ONE HOMEOWNER SAYS HE WANTS FROM THE COUNTY -- IF IT'S NOT BUILT. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) DOCK DEBACLE-VO


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TZ2 B) NEW AT 6 TEASE-VOTOPS


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TOSS TO JOELLE-SS, FLY-OUT


A 20 YEAR DEBATE IS HEATING UP NEAR FORT MYERS BEACH.

IT'S ALL OVER THE RIGHT TO BUILD A BOAT DOCK IN A CANAL.

THE PROBLEM IS THAT THE PROPERTY WHERE THE DOCK WOULD GO IS A STREET AWAY FROM THE HOME THAT CAME WITH IT.

NBC2S JOELLE PARKS IS THE ONLY REPORTER TO UNCOVER THE CHOICES FACING COMMISSIONERS.

JOELLE? Return to index of stories...


DOCK DEBACLE-REM-7


LEE COUNTY COULD BE FACING A LAWSUIT NO MATTER WHAT COMMISSIONERS DECIDE.

THIS IS THE PROPERTY IM TALKING ABOUT.

LEE COUNTY OWNS THE GRASS AND THE SEA WALL,

BUT THIS SUBMERGED LAND BELONGS TO A PROPERTY OWNER WHO WANTS TO USE IT. Return to index of stories...


DOCK DEBACLE-BNR-PKG


It's a place where manatees come to play.

And boaters thrive.

Nat Daniel Markle, siesta isles

The portion we're talking about is in this turning basin here."

For 5 decades Daniel Markle has called siesta isles home.

For 2 of them- he's led the charge against a new boat dock.

Lee county's been with him, saying a dock can't be constructed because

there is no principal use, like a house for example, on the property.

That is Until now.

Nat

Matt Uhle represents the property owner, Mike McGuigan.

He says the argument means all of the docks on siesta drive are illegal,

Since the homes are across the street.

Sot Matt Uhle, owners lawyer

their docks present the same issue that my clients did but they got

docks and my client didn't."

He wants the dock,

Or half a million dollars from the county for denying his right to use his land.

Sot Matt

The solution is to permit the dock. That makes the money issue go away

and that's the solution we prefer."

McGuigan and lee county settled on a plan to build in November.

But neighbors aren't giving up that easily,

Hiring a lawyer to show the dock isn't feasible.

County Attorney Richard Wesch saying:

"The County Attorney's Office recommends the BoCC approve the written

settlement agreement. Once a permit is issued an affected party would

have the right to challenge."

It's something this property owner says he's prepared to do.

Sot Daniel

Do the right thing, it's the easiest way and I the long run you won't

have all the problems you'll have in the future with future lawsuits." Return to index of stories...


DOCK DEBACLE-REM-7


He's talking about the precedent this would set for other canals.

The item is set for commissioners vote on Tuesday April 15.

Count on us to let you know what happens.

Live near fmb, jp, nbc2. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


TODAY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WARNED MORE ATTACKS ON OTHER BASES ARE POSSIBLE--

IN THE WAKE OF THE SHOOTING ON FORT HOOD.

NEXT, OUR TEAM COVERAGE ON THE ATTACK CONTINUES WITH A LOOK AT MILITARY SECURITY.

PLUS: WE'RE DISCOVERING SOME NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE TWITTER-LIKE PROGRAM THE U-S STARTED UP IN CUBA.

WE FOUND OUT JUST HOW SERIOUS WASHINGTON WAS ABOUT KEEPING IT SECRET. Return to index of stories...


A) MILITARY SECURITY-VO-WIPE


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B) SECRET CUBAN TWITTER-VOTOPS


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