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ADULT STORE ARREST-OC, SS, VO, OC SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
COLLIER SIGN ORDINANCE CRACKDOWN-OC, VO GATORS IN DALLAS-ONCAM
COLLIER SIGN ORDINANCE CRACKDOWN-SOTVO GATORS UCONN DECEMBER-VOTOPS
HOUSE BUDGET VOTE-trxOC GATORS REAX-SOTTOPS
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A FAMILY FRIEND OF THE SUSPECTED FORT HOOD SHOOTER OPENS UP ONLY TO NBC-2.

TONIGHT - HE PAINTS A VERY DIFFERENT PICTURE OF THE SOLDIER, SUSPECTED OF A DEADLY RAMPAGE ON THE MILITARY BASE. Return to index of stories...


HLB palin in naples-LIVE U2 IN TC MON OR VO


PLUS - NBC-2 TAKES YOU LIVE INSIDE A FUNDRAISER WHERE SARAH PALIN IS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE ANY MINUTE.

BUT TONIGHT - WE DISCOVER BACKLASH FROM SOME OF THE MOST LOYAL TEA PARTY MEMBERS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


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FORT HOOD SHOOTING-OC, SS, VO


THERE ARE NEW DEVELOPMENTS TONIGHT ABOUT THE DEADLY SHOOTING AT FORT HOOD.

OFFICIALS WITH THE MILITARY BASE SAY THE SUSPECTED SHOOTER HAD A HISTORY OF PSYCHIACTRIC ISSUES.

WE ALSO LEARNED THAT IVAN LOPEZ WAS BEING EVALUATED FOR POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER. BUT HE DID NOT SEE COMBAT DURING HIS TOUR IN IRAQ.

INVESTIGATORS DO NOT BELIEVE HE SPECIFICALLY TARGETED HIS VICTIMS.

3 PEOPLE DIED, 16 WERE INJURED.

4 OF THE WOUNED HAVE BEEN RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL.

NEW TONIGHT - WE DISCOVERED LOPEZ BOUGHT HIS GUN AT THE SAME STORE THE 2009 FORT HOOD SHOOTER BOUGHT HIS. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO ALEX-OC,trxTURNEANIBX


TODAY - A FAMILY FRIEND SAYS HE WATCHED LOPEZ GROW UP IN THEIR SMALL PUERTO RICAN TOWN.

HE HAS A MUCH DIFFERENT VIEW OF THE MAN THAT EVERYONE IN AMERICA IS TALKING ABOUT RIGHT NOW.

ONLY NBC-2'S ALEX DE ARMAS SPOKE WITH LOPEZ'S FORMER TEACHER.

SHE'S LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM WITH WHAT SHE FOUND OUT. Return to index of stories...


PHONER WITH PUERTO RICAN MAYOR-NSRM


IVAN LOPEZ'S FORMER TEACHER TELLS ME HE LOVED MUSIC AND COMES FROM A WELL RESPECTED FAMILY.

I SPOKE TO HIM ON THE PHONE JUST A COUPLE OF HOURS AGO-- FROM GUAYANILLA PUERTO RICO. Return to index of stories...


PHONER WITH PUERTO RICAN MAYOR-BNR(3) SS


THESE ARE BRAND NEW PICTURES OF LOPEZ --

HIS FORMER TEACHER DESCRIBES HIM AS QUIET-- DISCIPLINED-- AND A TALENTED MUSICIAN.

HE TELLS ME IN SPANISH HE HAS NO IDEA WHAT CAUSED HIM TO KILL AT LEAST THREE PEOPLE --

INJURE MORE THAN 15 -- BEFORE TAKING HIS OWN LIFE. Return to index of stories...


PHONER WITH PUERTO RICAN MAYOR-SOT


Hon. Edgardo Arlequin Velez, Mayor of Guayanilla Puerto Rico

3:36-3:50"It's such a shame. He must have been suffering a lot before the incident because to get to the point he did, he must have really been suffering. I'm going to investigate that." Return to index of stories...


PHONER WITH PUERTO RICAN MAYOR-NSRM


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

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

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

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


TOSS TO GEORGE-OC, EANIBOX


IT'S NOW KNOWN THAT THE SUSPECTED FORT HOOD SHOOTER IVAN LOPEZ WAS

BEING "EVALUATED" FOR POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER.

TONIGHT NBC2 UNCOVERED SOME IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT THE CONDITION AND

HOW ITS TREATED.

NBC2 GEORGE SOLIS IS LIVE OUTSIDE THE V-A HOSPITAL IN CAPE

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PTSD IN DEPTH-REM-LIVE


IT'S NOT JUST COMBAT VETERANS WHO GET DIAGNOSED EXPERTS SAY P-T-S-D

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WHILE THERE IS NO RECORD THAT IVAN LOPEZ EVER SAW COMBAT OR WAS

INJURED DURING HIS 2011 TOUR OF DUTY IN IRAQ

LOPEZ REPORTED SUFFERING FROM A HEAD INJURY.

HE WAS ALSO UNDERGOING TREATMENT FOR DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY WHICH

EXPERTS SAY CAN BE A SYMPTOM OF P-T-S-D.

A DOCTOR WHO SPECIALIZES IN THE DISORDER AT THE V-A HOSPITAL IN CAPE

CORAL SAYS WHILE INDIVIDUALS SUFFERING MAY HAVE DIFFICULTY CONTROLLING

THEIR MOODS IT DOESN'T NECESSARILY MEAN THEY'LL REACT WITH VIOLENCE

25:31 "With proper treatment, addressing the symptoms, veterans do

very well and there very successful there are veterans walking around

with PTSD that are very successful"

TAKE VO:

EXPERTS WITH THE VA SAY P-T-S-D CAN BE DIAGNOSED WITH THESE 4 SYMPTOMS

THEY CAN ALSO INCLUDE TROUBLE SLEEPING, EXAGGERATED RESPONSES, AND FLASHBACKS. Return to index of stories...


PTSD IN DEPTH-REM-LIVE


NOW OF COURSE THE V-A HERE STRESSES THAT IF YOU OR IF YOU KNOW ANYONE

THAT MAY BE SUFFERING FROM P-T-S-D TO GET THEM HELP THERE ARE PLENTY

OF RESOURCES RIGHT HERE AT THE V-A TO HELP PEOPLE GET TREATMENT

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ADULT STORE ARREST-OC, SS, VO, OC


THERE'S NEW INFORMATION SURROUNDING A ROBBERY AT AN ADULT STORE WE TOLD YOU ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY'VE FOUND THE MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR ROBBING "USE YOUR IMAGINATION" ON U-S 41 IN FORT MYERS.

JOSHUA HESS IS ALSO SUSPECTED OF TRYING TO ROB TWO OTHER STORES IN THE AREA.

POLICE SAY HESS WALKED INTO THE ADULT STORE AND DEMANDED MONEY.

HE'S SUSPECTED OF GETTING AWAY WITH 160 DOLLARS.

OFFICERS SAY HESS UNSUCCESSFULLY TRIED TO ROB A RESTAURANT AND A DOLLAR GENERAL BEFORE AND AFTER THE ADULT STORE.

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


COLLIER SIGN ORDINANCE CRACKDOWN-OC, VO


COLLIER COUNTY IS CRACKING DOWN ON WAYS SOME BUSINESSES CAN ADVERTISE.

THE ENFORCEMENT FOCUSES ON SIGN HOLDERS - EMPLOYEES WHO STAND ON SIDEWALKS AND STREETS TO DRAW IN CUSTOMERS.

IN FEBRUARY - COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SPOKE OUT ABOUT THIS TYPE OF ADVERTISING, AND SAID THERE ARE TOO MANY PEOPLE WITH SIGNS IN THE PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY AND THEY'RE AN "EYE SORE."

IN FACT, THE COUNTY TOLD SOME BUSINESS OWNERS TO REMOVE SIGN WAVERS OR PAY A FINE.

OWNERS PUSH BACK - CLAIMING - NOT ONLY DOES THE SIGN-WAVING ADVERTISING PROVIDE JOBS, BUT IT HELPS BUSINESSES SURVIVE. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER SIGN ORDINANCE CRACKDOWN-SOTVO


TAKE SOTS

Miles Ianacone/Owner, Liberty Tax Service

"Having that person out on the street, is probably the most cost effective way to advertise, especially when we're competing with national chains."

Bridgitte Foreman/Manager, Paradise Jewelry

"We're a small business. Isn't this country founded on these people here that start small businesses?"

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL DISCUSS THE SIGN ORDINANCE AT A MEETING LATER THIS MONTH. Return to index of stories...


HOUSE BUDGET VOTE-trxOC


NEW RIGHT NOW - THE FLORIDA HOUSE APPROVES ITS 75 BILLION DOLLAR BUDGET.

THE SENATE IS EXPECTED TO VOTE ON A RIVAL VERSION TODAY.

THE PROPOSALS ARE SIMILAR, BUT LAWMAKERS ARE DIVIDED WHEN IT COMES TO MONEY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS AND SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION.

BOTH SIDES HAVE UNTIL EARLY MAY TO AGREE ON A BUDGET AND SEND IT TO GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT. Return to index of stories...


PARASAILING BILL-OC, VO


LAWMAKERS ARE ALSO TACKLING A BILL THAT COULD IMPACT TOURISM BUSINESS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE FLORIDA SENATE APPROVED A PLAN TO CRACKDOWN ON THE PARASAILING INDUSTRY.

IT WOULD BAN PARASAILING WHEN WINDS STAY GUSTING AT 20 MILES PER HOUR.

OR WHEN LIGHTNING IS WITHIN SEVEN MILES. Return to index of stories...


PARASAILING BILL-SOTVO


Sot: State Sen. Maria Sachs, D- Palm Beach County

"Today is a day that we as a state say parasailing is a wonderful sport. We are going to continue the thrills, but it must have common sense regulations."

SINCE 2001, THERE HAVE BEEN 23 INJURIES AND SIX DEATHS CAUSED BY PARASAILING ACCIDENTS.

THE HOUSE VERSION OF THE BILL HAS ONE MORE COMMITTEE TO GO THROUGH BEFORE BEING HEARD BY THE WHOLE CHAMBER. Return to index of stories...


FL WARNING SHOTS-VO


THE SO-CALLED WARNING SHOT BILL IS ONE SIGNATURE AWAY FROM BECOMING FLORIDA LAW.

THE LAW WOULD ALLOW PEOPLE TO USE THREATS TO USE FORCE. LIKE FIRING A WARNING SHOT INTO THE AIR.

THE FLORIDA SENATE PASSED THE BILL TODAY.

THE HOUSE GAVE IT'S APPROVAL TWO WEEKS AGO.

IT NOW GOES TO GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT'S DESK.

LAWMAKERS SAY THE BILL SIMPLY CLARIFIES CURRENT LAW. Return to index of stories...


FL WARNING SHOTS-SOTVO


Sot: State Sen. John Thrasher, R- St. Augustine

"We have a bill that has looked at some cases, and says maybe we need to tweak it; maybe we need to make some exceptions for it and in particular cases give the courts a little more discretion."

THE BILL WAS INSPIRED BY A WOMAN WHO WAS SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON FOR FIRING A WARNING SHOT DURING A DOMESTIC DISPUTE. Return to index of stories...


HERTZ INTERVIEWS-trxOC


DEVELOPING TODAY - A MASSIVE COMPANY MOVING INTO ESTERO IS LOOKING FOR JOB CANDIDATES.

HERTZ WILL HOST AN OPEN HOUSE INTERVIEW PROCESS.

THE RENTAL COMPANY NEEDS CUSTOMER SALES EXPERTS AND TEAM LEADERS.

INTERVIEWS START NEXT WEDNESDAY.

YOU MUST SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW IN ADVANCE.

INFORMATION IS ON OUR WEBSITE.

LOOK UNDER THE NEWSLINK TAB ON NBC DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER GROW HOUSE ARREST-OC, SS, VO, SS


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

WEDNESDAY, DEPUTIES ARRESTED ALEXEY PEREZ.

BACK IN MAY THEY UNCOVERED A MARIJUANA GROW OPERATION AT PEREZ' HOME ON 6TH AVE NORTHEAST.

NOBODY WAS HOME - BUT DETECTIVES FOUND A SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM - AND THE VIDEO REPORTEDLY SHOWED PEREZ AND HIS BROTHER, ARAMIS.

6 DAYS LATER, THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE REPORTEDLY CAUGHT THE TWO BROTHERS RED-HANDED AT ANOTHER GROW OPERATION - ON 22ND AVENUE NORTHEAST.

BOTH MEN TURNED THEMSELVES IN.

AND BOTH BONDED OUT. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES CHLORINE FLUSH-OC


AN ALERT TONIGHT FOR PEOPLE USING NAPLES CITY WATER.

OFFICIALS WILL CHANGE THE DISINFECTANT USED TO TREAT THE WATER.

THEY'RE NO HEALTH CONCERNS, BUT YOU MAY NOTICE A CHANGE IN THE TASTE AND COLOR OF THE WATER.

PEOPLE WHO ARE ON KIDNEY DIALYSIS SHOULD CONTACT THEIR MEDICAL SUPPLY COMPANY TO SEE IF YOU NEED A SPECIAL FILTER.

THE DISINFECTANT CHANGE STARTS NEXT MONDAY AND CONTINUES FOR ABOUT A MONTH. Return to index of stories...


DOCK DEBACLE FORT MYERS BEACH-OC, SS, VO


A 20 YEAR DEBATE OVER A PROPOSED BOAT DOCK HEATS UP IN LEE COUNTY.

THE PROPERTY IS IN SIESTA ISLES, JUST BEFORE YOU GET TO THE MATANZAS PASS BRIDGE.

NEIGHBORS BELIEVE IF A DOCK IS BUILT, BOATERS WOULD STRUGGLE, BECAUSE RIGHT now - THE SPACE IS USED AS A TURNAROUND.

FOR TWO DECADES, THE COUNTY AGREED - BECAUSE THERE'S NO HOME NEXT TO THE PROPERTY.

BUT ATTORNEYS INSIST THAT DOESN'T MATTER. Return to index of stories...


DOCK DEBACLE FORT MYERS BEACH-SOTVO


Sot Matt Uhle, property owner's lawyer

The other residents out there who have docks don't have butted lots

either, they're separated by siesta drive, so from a legal perspective

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

docks and my client didn't."

DOCUMENTS SHOW, IF THE DOCK GOES UNAPPROVED - THE PROPERTY OWNER IS REQUESTING HALF A MILLION DOLLAR REIMBURSEMENT.

LEE COUNTY'S ATTORNEY IS RECOMMENDING COMMISSIONERS APPROVE THE DOCK AT THEIR NEXT MEETING Return to index of stories...


108 BIRTHDAY-2 SHOT, VO


A FORT MYERS WOMAN REACHED AN INCREDIBLE MILESTONE TODAY.

JENNIE TRUNCALE CELEBRATED HER 108TH BIRTHDAY.

JENNIE MARKED HER BIRTHDAY WITH FRIENDS AT THE CONTINENTAL WOMEN'S CLUB OF FORT MYERS.

SHE'S LED AN AMAZING LIFE.

WE LEARNED - BACK IN IN 1942, SHE MADE BULLETS DURING WORLD WAR TWO.

JENNIE IS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE ROSIE THE RIVETER ASSOCIATION.

HER ADVICE TO LIVING A LONG LIFE IS SIMPLE. Return to index of stories...


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"Walk a straight line.Walk the line. haha

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JENNIE! Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE


FORMER VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE SARAH PALIN IS EXPECTED ANY MOMENT AT A FUND-RAISING EVENT IN NAPLES.

SHE'S ENDORSING LIZBETH BENAQUISTO FOR THE OPEN DISTRICT 19 SEAT.

TONIGHT - WHY TEA PARTY MEMBERS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SAY *THAT* ENDORSEMENT CROSSES A LINE.

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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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NORTH PORT SEX ASSAULT SCANDAL-trxOC


RIGHT NOW AT SIX -

WE'RE UNCOVERING NEW DETAILS ABOUT AN ONGOING SEX SCANDAL INVOLVING THE NORTH PORT POLICE DEPARTMENT AND TWO OFFICERS SUSPECTED OF RAPING A WOMAN AT A PARTY.

ONE OF THE TWO OFFICERS COMMITTED SUICIDE, NEW DETAILS ARE SURFACING ABOUT THE PAST OF THE WOMAN ACCUSED IN THE ASSAULT WITH HIM.

NBC2'S LUCAS SEILER DUG THROUGH INTERNAL AFFAIRS INVESTIGATIONS AND SPOKE EXCLUSIVELY WITH HER TODAY. Return to index of stories...


NORTH PORT SEX ASSAULT SCANDAL-BNR-PKG


HERE THEY ARE - 33-YEAR-OLD MELANIE TURNER AND 44-YEAR-OLD RICKY URBINA - BOTH OFFICERS OF THE LAW ON THE NIGHT OF MARCH SECOND… TURNER OFF-DUTY AND URBINA ON-DUTY.

ACCORDING TO THESE DOCUMENTS OBTAINED BY NBC-2, THE TWO IN QUESTION are accused of HANDCUFFing THE FEMALE HOST OF A PARTY THEY WERE AT, BRinging HER IN A ROOM WHERE THEY SEXUALLY ASSAULTED HER - AT FIRST, THE VICTIM TOLD INVESTIGATORS SHE THOUGHT IT WAS A JOKE, BUT SOON LEARNED SHE WASN'T BEING RELEASED.

URBINA ENDED UP COMMITTING SUICIDE before being arrested.

MELANIE TURNER, WHO SPOKE EXCLUSIVELY off camera WITH NBC2 TODAY, TOLD ME ON THE PHONE EVERYTHING HAS BEEN BLOWN OUT OF PROPORTION…

… BUT INTERNAL DOCUMENTS NEVER RELEASED FOR PUBLIC EYE UNTIL NOW… HINT AT A QUESTIONABLE PAST FOR THE OFFICER.

IN 2006, TURNER'S THEN ROOMMATE WENT TO POLICE WITH SIX STRIKING CLAIMS - TURNER THREATENED TO KILL HERSELF IN THE VERY SPOT A SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP STARTED WITH HER SUPEVISOR. THE REPORT GOES ON TO SAY TURNER ABUSED HER DUTY WEAPON, WAS ABUSING ALCOHOL WHILE DRIVING, STOLE HER ROOMMATE'S MEDICATION, THREATENED TO "BAKER ACT" WHILE LOCKING HER IN THE BACK OF HER SQUAD CAR.

… INVESTIGATORS CONFIRMED MANY OF THOSE CLAIMS, BUT COULDN'T PROVE ALCOHOL ABUSE.

FAST FORWARD TO 2013 - TURNER UNDER INVESTIGATION AGAIN - THIS TIME, FOR PROVIDING A CRIMINAL SUSPECT MEDICATION… THAT CASE WAS DROPPED.

WHILE THE NORTH PORT POLICE DEPARTMENT CONTINUES TO DEAL WITH THE SCANDAL THAT'S RATTLED THEIR AGENCY, NBC2 IS WORKING TO CONFIRM TIPS CLAIMING MORE OFFICERS HAVE BEEN PLACED ON LEAVE FROM THE NIGHT OF MARCH SECOND - NPPD HAS NOT CONFIRMED THAT.

LS, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


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.

THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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


TOSS TO STEVE-trx2 SHOT, EANIBOX


ALL NEW AT SIX -

TEA PARTY REPUBLICANS IN COLLIER COUNTY ARE SLAMMING SARAH PALIN'S TRIP TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THEY'RE OUTRAGED THAT PALIN ENDORSED STATE SENATOR LIZBETH BENACQUSITO FOR OUR OPEN CONGRESSIONAL SEAT.

THE TWO ARE HOSTING A B-B-Q SET TO BEGIN ANY MINUTE IN NAPLES.

NBC2'S STEVE CAMPION REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


PALIN IN NAPLES TEA PARTY UPSET-REM-LIVE


IN THIS OPEN LETTER ADDRESSED TO SARAH PALIN -

THEY VOICE EXTREME DISAPPOINTMENT ABOUT HER DECISION TO WEIGH IN ON DISTRICT 19.

YOU CAN SEE FROM THE AIR -

LIZEBETH SUPPORTERS ARE GATHERING, WAITING FOR THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDER'S ARRIVAL.

THE COST TO GET IN HERE?

500 BUCKS. Return to index of stories...


PALIN IN NAPLES TEA PARTY UPSET-BNR-PKG


Jack Tymann, Naples Tea Party

1608 "Sarah Palin should not get herself associated with lies. It's not good for her reputation."

CHECK YOURSELF AT THE DOOR -

Tymann

16:16 "She has a lot of people in Collier County especially conservatives very upset."

- SUMS UP THE MESSAGE FROM NAPLES TEA PARTIER JACK TYMANN DIRECTED STRAIGHT TO SARAH PALIN.

Tymann

1401 "It's filled with lies about Curt Clawson. That's beyond the pale."

HE'S UPSET WITH THE FORMER ALASKAN GOVERNOR FOR ATTACKING THE SELF-PROCLAIMED OUTSIDER FOR CONGRESS.

SHE CALLED CURT CLAWSON "a wealthy self-funded candidate with lots of splashy campaign ads claiming to be a conservative."

CLAWSON FIRED BACK TODAY -

"I think's it's anew low for the Senator and the voters of southwest Florida can see right through the charade."

Paige Kreegel, Congressional Candidate

5336 "She's been misinformed. Reporter: Sarah Palin has? *Nods*"

OTHER REPUBLICAN OPPONENTS LIKE PAIGE KREEGEL DISMISS THE ENDORSEMENT.

MICHAEL DRIEKORN CALLED PALIN'S WORDS - EMPTY AND SAID

I truly hope the voters of Southwest Florida can see past the hype and seek out substance, honor, and integrity."

Pastor Rick Stevens, Diplomat Wesleyan Church

0316 "Voters are looking for genuine people, authentic. Candidates that will them the truth."

PASTOR RICK STEVENS -

WHO HELPED ORGANIZED CANDIDATE FORUMS -

CLAIM IT'S INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT TO TAKE ANY POLITICIAN AT THEIR WORD.

Tymann,

1453 "Either her staff didn't do any due diligence or someone wrote that endorsement. I can't believe Sarah Palin would lend her name to lies." Return to index of stories...


PALIN IN NAPLES TEA PARTY UPSET-REM-LIVE


WE REACHED OUT TO BENACQUISTO'S CAMP FOR REACTION -

WE'RE STILL WAITING FOR A RESPONSE.

IN THE PAST, THEY'VE STOOD BY THEIR ADS AND CAMPAIGN CHOICES.

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BBQ LIVE SHOT INSIDE-LIVE U2tops


NBC-2 IS LIVE INSIDE THE FUNDRAISER RIGHT NOW.

WE ARE WAITING FOR SARAH PALIN TO ARRIVE AT ANY MOMENT.

AS SOON AS SHE MAKES HER WAY INTO THE HOME, WE WILL BRING IT TO YOU LIVE. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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GATORS IN DALLAS-ONCAM


THE FLORIDA GATORS' TRIP TO NORTH TEXAS LAST SPRING WAS BITTERSWEET.

THEY BOUNCED F-G-C-U FROM THE SWEET SIXTEEN OF LAST YEAR'S NCAA TOURNAMENT. BUT CAME UP A WIN SHORT OF THE FINAL FOUR WHEN THEY LOST TO MICHIGAN.

THIS YEAR. THE GATORS ARE THERE *FOR* THE FINAL FOUR.

AND IF THEY WIN *BOTH* GAMES THIS TIME. THE GATORS WILL BE NATIONAL CHAMPS. Return to index of stories...


GATORS UCONN DECEMBER-VOTOPS


TO DO SO. THE GATORS WILL HAVE TO BEAT THE LAST TEAM TO BEAT THEM: THE UCONN HUSKIES.

UCONN KNOCKED OFF U-F ON DECEMBER SECOND. THANKS TO A SHABAZZ NAPIER BUZZER BEATER.

SINCE THEN. THE GATORS HAVE REELED OF 30 STRAIGHT WINS TO REACH THE FINAL FOUR.

FEW OUTSIDE OF THE CONSTITUTION STATE PICKED THE SEVENTH-SEEDED HUSKIES TO MAKE, TOO.

BUT THEY DID. AND NOW THE GATORS WILL HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF SOME UNFINISHED BUSINESS. Return to index of stories...


GATORS REAX-SOTTOPS


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JOE DOOLEY NOT GOING TO BC-VO IN PLASMA


YOU CAN PUT ANY RUMORS THAT JOE DOOLEY COULD BE LEAVING F-G-C-U FOR BOSTON COLLEGE TO REST.

OHIO UNIVERSITY COACH JIM CHRISTIAN HAS BEEN NAMED THE NEW HEAD COACH AT B-C.

F-G-C-U ATHLETIC DIRECTOR KEN KAVANAGH TOLD US EARLY THIS WEEK THAT DOOLEY HADN'T EVEN BEEN CONTACTED ABOUT THE JOB, TO HIS KNOWLEDGE. Return to index of stories...


FIELER SLAM DUNK TONIGHT-VOTOPS


THERE WILL BE A LITTLE DUNK CITY IN TONIGHT'S FINAL FOUR SLAM DUNK COMPETITION.

F-G-C-U SENIOR CHASE FIELER WILL FACE OFF AGAINST SEVEN OF COLLEGE BASKETBALL'S TOP DUNKERS IN DALLAS FOR THE TITLE OF DENNY'S SLAM DUNK CHAMP.

THE EVENT WILL BE BROADCAST. AT NINE P-M ON E-S-P-N. AND JUDGED BY FOUR DALLAS SPORTS CELEBRITIES: JASON WITTEN, MIKE MODANO, AVERY JOHNSON, AND JASON GARRETT. Return to index of stories...


FIELER REAX-SOTTOPS


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MIRACLE STONE CRABS BEGIN-ONCAM


IT'S OPENING NIGHT IN THE FLORIDA STATE LEAGUE FOR BOTH THE FORT MYERS MIRACLE AND CHARLOTTE STONE CRABS.

THE CRABS HOST BRADENTON AT SIX-THIRTY TONIGHT. WHILE THE MIRACLE PLAY AT JUPITER AT SIX THIRTY-FIVE. WITH JASON WHEELER. WHO WON NINE GAMES FOR FORT MYERS LAST YEAR. MAKING THE START. Return to index of stories...


JASON WHEELER REAX-SOTTOPS


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TWINS WHITE SOX-VOTOPS


PHIL HUGHES. MAKING HIS FIRST START AS A TWIN. IN THE FREEZING COLD AGAINST THE WHITE SOX.

CHRIS COLABELLO. IN THE CLEANUP SPOT. AND BOY DID THAT SEEM LIKE THE RIGHT PLACE FOR HIM TODAY. TWO-RUN DOUBLE FOR A 5-1 LEAD.

CHRIS DROVE IN MINNESOTA'S FIRST SIX RUNS.

TWINS SCORE TWO IN THE NINTH TO WIN A WILD ONE, 10-9. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS CLOSE-ONCAM


DAVID ORTIZ HAS BASEBALL'S TOP-SELLING JERSEY. DUSTIN PEDROIA. 2ND.

THAT'S SPORTS. WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK. Return to index of stories...


PALIN BBQ LIVE SHOT-TRXLIVE U2


NBC-2 IS LIVE INSIDE A CAMPAIGN FUNDRAISER RIGHT NOW.

OUR CREWS ON SCENE - WAITING FOR SARAH PALIN TO ARRIVE AT ANY MOMENT.

SHE IS AT A BENEFIT FOR HOUSE DISTRICT 19 CANDIDATE LIZBETH BENACQUISTO. Return to index of stories...


TODAY SHOW SUNRISE-4 SH, SOT, 4 SH


SOMETIMES IT'S NICE TO HAVE A FRIENDLY REMINDER OF HOW GOOD WE HAVE IT IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

matt Lauer: Boy that looks warm. That's the sunrise in Fort Myers, Florida. If you're waking up in Fort Myers Good for you.

THE TODAY SHOW USED THE NBC-2 TOWER CAMERA TO SHOW OFF THIS MORNING'S SUNRISE.

AND IT WAS A GOOD ONE. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-4SHOT


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