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DIRECTORS PAGE TEASE ONE-2 SHOT
HL1) CCI FORMER GUARD-TRX-VO TZ1 A) KREEGEL PROFILE-VO WIPE
HL2) COLLIER TEACHER DUI SURVEILLANCE-TRX-SOTTOPSV TZ1 B) EDISON STATE EARLY MEMORIAL DAY-VOTOPS
HL3) kreegel profile-TRX-VO TZ1 C) FORECAST TEASE-STC
BREAKING NEWS CLIP-CLIP 6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE
TOSS TO HOLLIE-2 SHOT SS FLY STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS
REPORTED SHOOTING IN TICE-LIVEU ROBERT VAN WINKLE FORECAST OPEN-CLIP
REPORTED SHOOTING IN TICE-VO WIPE FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
REPORTED SHOOTING IN TICE-SOTVO KREEGEL PROFILE-2 SHOT TURN
REPORTED SHOOTING IN TICE-LIVEU KREEGEL PROFILE-BNR-PKG
TOSS TO LUCAS-EAniBx KREEGEL PROFILE-ON CAM
CCI FORMER GUARD-REM LIVE BALLOT BY MAIL DEADLINE-ONCAM
CCI FORMER GUARD-BNR-PKG SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
CCI FORMER GUARD-REM LIVE SPORTS
TOSS TO RICK-OC VO SS PRATER DONATION-ONCAM
COLLIER TEACHER DUI SURVEILLANCE-REM LIVE PRATER DONATION-VOTOPS
COLLIER TEACHER DUI SURVEILLANCE-PKG PRATER DONATION-SOTTOPS
COLLIER TEACHER DUI SURVEILLANCE-REM LIVE VIVES PLAYER OF YEAR-CGTOPS
LEE TEACHER ARREST & POLICY-OC SS OC VIVES PLAYER OF YEAR-ONCAM
BURNED DOG OWNER-VO WIPE RAYS ORIOLES BASEBALL-VOTOPS
BURNED DOG OWNER-SOTVO MIRACLE BASEBALL-ONCAM
CAPE WATER MAIN BREAK-SS VO CAPE SIGNINGS-VOTOPS
RACKETEERING DOCUMENTS-trx SSTOPS VO OC CAPE SIGNINGS-SOTTOPS
RACKETEERING DOCUMENTS-PKG SJN COACH-VOTOPS
OIL DRILLING LATEST-VO WIPE SJN COACH-SOTTOPS
OIL DRILLING LATEST-SOTVO SPORTS TOSS TO BREAK-ONCAM
LIONFISH RULES-ONCAM AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP
LIONFISH TOURNAMENT-VOTOPS WIPE EDISON STATE EARLY MEMORIAL DAY-VO WIPE
LIONFISH TOURNAMENT-2 SOTVO BNR EDISON STATE EARLY MEMORIAL DAY-SOTVO
SPRING TRAINING NUMBERS-CG CLOSE-4SHOT


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HL1) CCI FORMER GUARD-TRX-VO


N-B-C TWO UNCOVERING CLAIMS THAT PRISONERS HAVE ACCESS TO GUNS --

TONIGHT AT SIX --

THE EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH A FORMER GUARD ABOUT WHAT GOES ON INSIDE THE CHARLOTTE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE. Return to index of stories...


HL2) COLLIER TEACHER DUI SURVEILLANCE-TRX-SOTTOPSV


21:08:43 Teacher: What are you guys doing? What are you guys doing? I have to go to work in the morning."

TONIGHT, ONLY NBC 2 HAS VIDEO OF A COLLIER COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER GETTING ARRESTED.

WHY SHE TOLD INVESTIGATORS SHE COULDN'T GO TO JAIL. Return to index of stories...


HL3) kreegel profile-TRX-VO


PLUS NBC 2 CONTINUES TO PROFILE THE REPUBLICANS VYING TO REPLACE TREY RADEL.

TONIGHT I SIT DOWN WITH PAIGE KREEGEL.

THE NEWS AT SIX STARTS NOW. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS CLIP-CLIP


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WE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW BREAKING NEWS AT 6 --

A SHOOTING INVESTIGATION ON ZANA DRIVE IN TICE -- BOTH FORT MYERS POLICE AND LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ON SCENE.

NBC2'S HOLLIE HOJECK IS THERE LIVE -- HOLLIE, YOU'VE SEEN A BABY TAKEN AWAY AND A CRIME SCENE VAN SHOW UP SINCE WE BROKE THE STORY AT 5:30. Return to index of stories...


REPORTED SHOOTING IN TICE-LIVEU


ACCORDING TO POLICE:

Female shot taken to the hospital

stable but critical condition

No one in custody

Shooting happened In house

Two children inside at the time. they're fine

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TOSS TO LUCAS-EAniBx


A FORMER GUARD AT THE CHARLOTTE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION SPEAKS ONLY TO NBC-2 ABOUT WHAT HE CALLS UNSAFE CONDITIONS INSIDE THE PRISON.

THIS COMES AFTER RECENT REPORTS OF AN INMATE DEATH AND PRISONERS WHO MAY HAVE HAD ACCESS TO A GUN.

NBC-2'S LUCAS SEILER IS THERE LIVE WHERE HE'S BEEN PRESSING FOR ANSWERS ALL DAY. Return to index of stories...


CCI FORMER GUARD-REM LIVE


WE WERE IMMEDIATELY TURNED AWAY BEFORE WE EVEN GOT INTO THE PRISON PARKING LOT - AN OFFICER HAS BEEN GUARDING THIS STREET AND TOLD US TO STAND HERE ON OIL WELL ROAD.

TONIGHT, AS STATE AGENCIES REMAIN QUIET ABOUT WHAT MAY HAVE GONE ON INSIDE THIS CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION, A FORMER GUARD TELLS US EVERYONE'S SAFETY - PRISONERS AND GUARDS - IS ON THE LINE. Return to index of stories...


CCI FORMER GUARD-BNR-PKG


"A lot of times when you're running around trying to play catch up, that's when things go wrong."

FLORIDA AGENCIES TIGHT LIPPED ABOUT WHETHER SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISON IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY HAD A MAJOR S ECURITY BREACH.

"There was definitely a lapse in security somewhere."

PRISONERS POSSIBLY GAINING ACCESS TO A FIREARM.

"Things like that don't usually come into the prison without help. and unfortunately, that's how a lot of contraband gets into the prison."

SPEAKING EXCLUSIVELY WITH NBC-2 - KEN SMITH - A FORMER GUARD AT THE CHARLOTTE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION, CLAIMS HE HAS REPEATEDLY EXPERIENCED MAJOR GLITCHES WITH THE PRISON SYSTEM'S EVERY DAY OPERATION.

"Something needs to change somewhere and it's not at the officer level."

HE TELLS US, AGAIN AND AGAIN, THERE WEREN'T ENOUGH GUARDS TO HANDLE THE NEARLY 1300 PRISONERS

MAKING CERTAIN SITUATIONS, LIKE DEALING WITH A GROUP OF INMATES AT ONCE, A DANGEROUS SITUATION FOR EVERYONE.

"I think it's only going to get worse. I mean, for staff and for the inmates. it's just. it's. it's really unsafe at this point."

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS ARE WORKING TH E INVESTIGATION - SPOKESPERSONS FOR BOTH AGENCIES TELL US THEY CAN'T COMMENT ABOUT ONGOING CASES. AND WON'T ANSWER OUR QUESTIONS CONCERNING WORKING CONDITIONS.

SMITH BELIEVES IT TOOK THE DEATH OF AN OFFICER IN 2003 DURING AN ATTEMPTED ESCAPE TO CHANGE FAULTY OPERATIONS.

"Is it going to take that again to bring change? I hope not." Return to index of stories...


CCI FORMER GUARD-REM LIVE


ADLIB

LIVE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY, LUCAS SEILER, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


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EXCLUSIVE DASH CAM VIDEO OF A COLLIER COUNTY TEACHER REALIZING SHE WAS IN BIG TROUBLE.

42:15 Teacher: "I just want to go sleep. I'm going to jail.

42:23 "Am I going to be in a cell?"

Officer: "That's the way the jail works."

AMY DANIELS IS ACCUSED OF DRIVING AROUND DRUNK EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

JAIL WORKERS SAY THEY LATER FOUND COCAINE IN HER PURSE.

N-B-C TWO'S RICK RITTER TAKING AN IN DEPTH LOOK AT THAT VIDEO. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER TEACHER DUI SURVEILLANCE-REM LIVE


-WE WERE THE ONLY NEWS STATION TO GET OUR HANDS ON THE DASH CAM VIDEO FROM AMY DANIELS INCIDENT

-POLICE ARRESTED THE FIFTH GRADE TEACHER AND CHARGED HER WITH DUI AND POSSESSION OF COCAINE

-IN THE BACK OF A COP CAR, SHE CURSED AT POLICE SEVERAL TIMES AND TOLD THE OFFICER QUOTE "I'M GOING TO BE FIRED, THANKS A LOT." Return to index of stories...


COLLIER TEACHER DUI SURVEILLANCE-PKG


SLURRING HER WORDS.WITH HER HANDS IN CUFFS.

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49:45 Teacher: "I'm in the back of a cop car. Hahah."

THIS COLLIER COUNTY TEACHER WENT FROM THE CLASSROOM - TO BEHIND BARS.

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21:08:43 Teacher: What are you guys doing? What are you guys doing? I have to go to work in the morning."

IT ALL HAPPENED AROUND 1:30 MONDAY MORNING.

THE FIFTH GRADE TEACHER WAS DRIVING ON 10TH STREET NORTH WHEN POLICE SAY THEY PULLED HER OVER AND NOTICED A STRONG SMELL OF ALCOHOL COMING FROM HER BREATH.

THEY ASKED HER TO SUBMIT FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS BUT SAY SHE REFUSED - AND DEMANDED HER ATTORNEY.

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21:12:26 Teacher: "My phone is dead. I can't even call Shelly. I can't call Michelle!"

Officer: "Okay but do you understand?"

Teacher: "No. I can't even.My phone is dead!"

ON THE WAY BACK TO THE NAPLES JAIL CENTER.

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42:15 Teacher: "I just want to go sleep. I'm going to jail.

42:23 "Am I going to be in a cell?"

Officer: "That's the way the jail works."

Teacher: "Am I going to be in a cell?

Officer: "Most likely."

Teacher: "No I can't do that. 42:43 I like freaking down comforters."

THE FIFTH GRADE TEACHER QUESTIONED THE OFFICER WHO WAS WRITING UP THE REPORT AND EVEN CURSED SEVERAL TIMES.

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52:49 Teacher: You have that much to say about me? I love it. That is rainbow awesome. You have two paragraphs to say about me?"

Officer: "More than that."

IT WASN'T UNTIL THEY GOT BACK TO THE JAIL THOUGH - THAT'S WHEN POLICE SAY THEY FOUND NEARLY *9* GRAMS OF COCAINE DANIEL'S PURSE - AND LOCKED HER UP FOR THE NIGHT.

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43:02 Teacher: "I'm probably going to be fired. Good job, thanks, Thanks! " Return to index of stories...


COLLIER TEACHER DUI SURVEILLANCE-REM LIVE


SPOKE WITH HER SON YESTERDAY WHO SAID HIS MOM LIKES TO PARTY LATE INTO THE NIGHT

-DISTRICT TELLS US SHE'S BEEN RELOCATED TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER

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


LEE TEACHER ARREST & POLICY-OC SS OC


A LEE COUNTY TEACHER IS STILL IN JAIL, CHARGED WITH HER SECOND D-U-I IN TWO YEARS.

SO WE ASKED THE DISTRICT IF IT WOULD PUNISH NANCY VAUGHN MORE HARSHLY BECAUSE THIS IS HER SECOND ARREST.

WE DISCOVERED THE BOARD DOESN'T HAVE A SPECIFIC POLICY WHEN IT COMES TO DRUNK DRIVING.

AT LEAST ONE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER TELLS US SHE WILL TALK WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT ABOUT CHANGING THAT.

MEANWHILE - VAUGHN HAS BEEN REASSIGNED. Return to index of stories...


BURNED DOG OWNER-VO WIPE


FOR THE FIRST TIME WE'RE HEARING FROM THE MAN ACCUSED OF SETTING HIS DOG ON FIRE.

LARRY WALLACE CLAIMS HE'S INNOCENT. THAT HE DIDN'T DOUSE THE DOG WITH KEROSINE AND SET HER ONE FIRE.

OUR GEORGE SOLIS ASKED WALLACE -- IF HE DIDN'T DO IT - THEN WHO DID? Return to index of stories...


BURNED DOG OWNER-SOTVO


"I miss her Reina Bell that was her name/ "You didn't do this? No, I didn't do that. Who did it? The children back there playing with the dog."

THAT DOG IS NOW KNOWN AS HOPE.

FRIENDS AND FAMILY CONTINUE TO DEFEND WALLACE.

THEY CLAIM WALLACE SEEMS OUT OF TOUCH WITH REALITY BECAUSE HE HAS ALZHEIMER'S.

MEANWHILE HOPE IS UNDER 24 HOUR CARE AT A VET HOSPITAL IN TAMPA.

THEY SAY IT'LL WILL BE AT LEAST A YEAR BEFORE SHE'S AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION.

A PROCESS THAT WILL BE CAREFULLY SCREENED. Return to index of stories...


CAPE WATER MAIN BREAK-SS VO


A WATER MAIN BREAK IN CAPE CORAL IS STILL CAUSING PROBLEMS ON VISCAYA PARKWAY.

ONE LANE IS CLOSE.

JUST WEST OF DEL PRADO BOULEVARD SOUTH.

CREWS REPAIRED THE BREAK THIS MORNING-- BUT THE WATER FLOODED THE ROAD.

THE CITY SAYS REPAIRS COULD GO INTO NEXT WEEK.

ONE LANE WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL THEN.

A BOIL WATER NOTICE IS IN EFFECT FOR DOZENS OF BUSINESSES IN THE AREA. Return to index of stories...


RACKETEERING DOCUMENTS-trx SSTOPS VO OC


THIS NAPLES MAN IS ACCUSED OF OPERATING AN NATIONWIDE GAMBLING RING.

THOMAS WELCH FACES SERIOUS CHARGES.

NBC2 WAS THERE AS AGENTS STORMED HIS HOME LAST WEEK ON POINCIANA DRIVE.

NBC2'S MATT WRIGHT IS UNCOVERING MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


RACKETEERING DOCUMENTS-PKG


WE'VE LEARNED THIS ARREST FOLLOWED A YEAR LONG INVESTIGATION BASED ON A TIP IN A SEPARATE INVESTIGATION.

AGENTS BEGAN LOOKING INTO THOMAS WELCH LAST JUNE -- EVEN SEARCHING THROUGH TRASH BINS HERE OUTSIDE HIS NAPLES HOME.

TAKE PKG

THIS IS THE FACE OF THE MAN INVESTIGATORS SAY MASTERMINDED AN ILLEGAL NATION-WIDE SPORTS GAMBLING OPERATION.

AGENTS ARRESTED THOMAS WELCH LAST WEEK--

RAIDING HIS NAPLES HOME AND CARRYING OUT BOXES OF EVIDENCE. AND A COMPUTER HARD DRIVE.

NEIGHBORS LOOKED ON.

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6:21:04 it shakes you up wondering what was going on 05

A NEWLY-OBTAINED SEARCH WARRANT PROVIDES NEW ANSWERS.

IT SAYS AN INFORMANT DIRECTED AUTHORITIES TO WELCH'S BOOK MAKING SITE -- ALY DAR 653.

USERS PLACED BETS ON SPORTING EVENTS.

BUT THE WARRANT SAID WHEN THEY LOST AND DIDN'T PAY UP, WELCH AND HIS AGENTS COLLECTED "illegal debts from players by threats of violence and intimidation"

SOT

18:39 i didn tknow that, thats scary, i cant believe it happened here though 44

AUTHORITIES SAY WELCH PAID COLLECTORS -- LIKE TONY MILTON -- WHO THREATENED TO SHOOT A DEBTOR.

Welch said "The Fort Myers brothers are dangerous, that's the beauty of it"

SOT

"frightening, it's frightening"

AN INFORMANT TIPPED OFF INVESTIGATORS LAST JUNE.

UNDERCOVER AGENTS INFILTRATED WELCH'S OPERATION. RECORDING MEETINGS WITH HIM AT BARS -- INCLUDING THIS NAPLES HOOTERS.

BUT THE SCHEME CAME CRUMBLING DOWN LAST WEEK.

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21:52 i guess if you're going to do it do in a wuiet neighborhood like this. this is a quiet peacful neighbrohood 59

ACCORDING TO THE WARRANT WELCH TOLD INFORMANTS HE BEGAN HIS LIFE OF CRIME WORKING WITH MOBSTERS.

NOW *HE* FACES MONEY LAUNDERING. RACKETEERING AND EXTORTION CHARGES.

WELCH IS BEING HELD ON 245-THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND.

18:19 i heard they were a wuiet couple that kept to themselve no one knew what htey were doing

TAKE LOOK LIVE

A WOMAN WHO LEFT WELCH'S HOUSE HERE DECLINED TO COMMENT.

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OIL DRILLING LATEST-VO WIPE


NBC2 IS TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT THE POSSIBILITY OF OIL DRILLING NEAR GOLDEN GATE ESTATES HOMES.

DESPITE A BIG FIGHT, IT COULD REALLY HAPPEN.

THE SPECULATION COMES AFTER A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

D-E-P SAYS IT STILL WON'T DENY THE PLANS.

IT'S IN RESPONSE TO A STATE COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION TO DENY THAT PERMIT APPLICATION.

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OIL DRILLING LATEST-SOTVO


15:50:09-:18

I want to be able to leave a clean legacy for those people and young people to enjoy the water of the future. They will not be able to drink the oil.

THE D-E-P IS STILL WAITING ON ONE MORE RECOMMENDATION BEFORE A FINAL RULING.

AND THE FEDERAL E-P-A STILL HAS TO WEIGH IN.

THE D-E-P REQUESTED A STATUS CONFERENCE ON THE ISSUE SOMETIME NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


LIONFISH RULES-ONCAM


WILDLIFE OFFICIALS ARE STEPPING UP THEIR BATTLE AGAINST THE INVASIVE LIONFISH.

THE FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION IS MOVING FORWARD WITH A PLAN TO BAN LOCAL AQUARIUM SHOPS FROM SELLING THE FISH.

THE INVASTIVE FISH IS DESTROY THE LOCAL ECOSYSTEM. Return to index of stories...


LIONFISH TOURNAMENT-VOTOPS WIPE


LEE COUNTY HAS AN INTERESTING WAY OF GETTING RID OF THE PROBLEM.

HAVING PEOPLE CATCH THEM AND EAT THEM.

THE FIRST WEEKEND IN MAY- DIVERS FROM AROUND THE STATE WILL SWARM

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S COAST.

VENTURING OUT INTO THE WATER IN AN EFFORT TO CAPTURE AND KILL LIONFISH-

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LIONFISH TOURNAMENT-2 SOTVO BNR


Not only are they okay to eat, they are delicious and have the

potential to be the most sustainable fishery we ever had.

Take sot

Restaurants are starting to serve them. They're an excellent source,

great quality fish. I don't see why more restaurants don't.

TO PUT THIS INTO PERSPECTIVE, LAST WEEK THERE WAS A SIMILAR TOURNAMENT HELD ALONG THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COASTLINE.

THERE WERE CLOSE TO 300 LIONFISH KILLED, COOKED AND SERVED UP FOR DINNER.

IF YOU'D LIKE INFORMATION ON HOW TO JOIN THE TOURNAMENT--

HEAD TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

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SPRING TRAINING NUMBERS-CG


THIS YEAR SPRING TRAINING ATTENDANCE WENT UP FOUR PERCENT ACROSS THE STATE.

THE FLORIDA SPORTS FOUNDATION SAYS MORE THAN ONE POINT FOUR MILLION FANS PASSED THROUGH THE TURNSTILES.

THE BOSTON RED SOX HAD THE SECOND HIGHEST ATTTENDANCE.

ON AVERAGE, NEARLY 10 THOUSAND PEOPLE SHOWED UP FOR EACH GAME.

THE TWINS HAD THE SIXTH MOST FANS.

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TEASE ONE-2 SHOT


WE CONTINUE TO LOOK AT THE LIVES OF THE REPUBLICANS RUNNING FOR OUR OPEN CONGRESSIONAL SEAT.

OUR FOCUS TONIGHT IS ON DR. PAIGE KREEGEL.

NEXT: FIND OUT WHERE HE WORKS, HOW HE MET HIS WIFE, AND WHY HE THINKS VOTERS WILL CHOOSE HIM.

AND: EDISON STATE COLLEGE STUDENTS WILL BE DONE WITH THE SCHOOL YEAR BY MEMORIAL DAY.

SO TODAY THEY HONORED AMERICA'S HEROES, WITH A THOUGHTFUL TWIST.

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TZ1 A) KREEGEL PROFILE-VO WIPE


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TZ1 B) EDISON STATE EARLY MEMORIAL DAY-VOTOPS


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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


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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KREEGEL PROFILE-2 SHOT TURN


THIS WEEK WE'RE TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT THE LIVES OF THE REPUBLICANS RUNNING FOR OUR OPEN CONGRESSIONAL SEAT.

A WEEK FROM TODAY VOTERS WILL DECIDE THE HOTLY CONTESTED GOP PRIMARY.

TONIGHT, OUR FOCUS IS ON DR. PAIGE KREEGEL.

HE SPENT 8 YEARS IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE.

HE RAN FOR THIS SAME CONGRESSIONAL SEAT IN 2012 BUT LOST TO TREY RADEL.

THIS TIME, HE THINKS VOTERS WILL BE MORE LIKELY TO VALUE HIS LONG HISTORY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


KREEGEL PROFILE-BNR-PKG


WHENEVER YOU SEE A PILOT TAKE OFF FROM PAGE FIELD IN FORT MYERS, THERE'S A GOOD CHANCE THEY GOT MEDICAL CLEARANCE FROM DOCTOR PAIGE KREEGEL.

KREEGEL HAS BEEN A DOCTOR IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SINCE GRADUATING FROM MEDICAL SCHOOL IN NEW YORK 30 YEARS AGO.

MOST OF HIS CAREER, HE WORKED AT A PRIMARY CARE OFFICE IN PUNTA GORDA, BUT KREEGEL CURRENTLY OWNS A SMALL PRACTICE AT PAGE FIELD.

HE CERTIFIES THAT PILOTS ARE FIT TO FLY.

quick nat break of campaign calls

LATELY, HIS OFFICE HAS DOUBLED AS CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS.

kreegel making campaign call

KREEGEL'S FAMILY OFTEN HELPS WITH CALLS TO VOTERS.

how did you two meet? Laughs.i met her when she was 12

ERIKA KREEGEL'S FAMILY MOVED TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WHEN SHE WAS A KID.

PAIGE BECAME THEIR FAMILY PHYSICIAN.AND HE STARTED DATING ERIKA WHEN SHE WAS 21.

my grandfather really liked him.

PAIGE AND ERIKA NOW HAVE THREE KIDS, 14-YEAR-OLD SAVANNAH, OLIVIA TURNS 13 NEXT WEEK, AND CHRISTIAN IS 10.

ON THE DAY WE MET AT KREEGEL'S OFFICE, SAVANNAH WAS HOLDING THE NEW MEMBER OF THE EXTENDED FAMILY.

girl says: this is ella louise

THE KREEGEL'S OWN A FARM IN PUNTA GORDA.THIS PIGLET WAS ONLY A DAY OLD.FOUND COLD AND COVERED IN MUD.

SORT OF AN ANALOGY FOR THIS CONGRESSIONAL RACE.

most negative campaign i've ever seen

MUCH OF THE MUD IS COMING FROM A SUPER PAC CALLED VALUES ARE VITAL.

FOUNDERS SUPPORT KREEGEL, BUT HE SAYS HE DOESN'T SUPPORT THEIR TACTICS.

what's said about most of the people in this race, myself and my opponents, most of it's not true. It's kind of like a texas longhorn. There's a point here and a point there with a lot of bull in between

KREEGEL IS THE ONLY CANDIDATE IN THIS RACE WHO RAN TWO YEARS AGO AND LOST TO TREY RADEL.

THE LONG TIME DOCTOR LIKES HIS CHANCES BETTER THIS YEAR. FOCUSED ON THE CENTRAL ISSUE FOR MANY REPUBLICAN VOTERS.

OBAMACARE.

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KREEGEL PROFILE-ON CAM


JOIN US TOMORROW NIGHT WHEN WE PROFILE THE SELF-PROCLAIMED UNDERDOG IN THIS RACE, MICHAEL DREIKORN. Return to index of stories...


BALLOT BY MAIL DEADLINE-ONCAM


AND IF YOU WANTED TO REQUEST A BALLOT TO BE SENT TO YOUR HOME, FOR THIS SPECIAL PRIMARY, IT'S TOO LATE.

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SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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PRATER DONATION-ONCAM


MOST OF THE YEAR -- DENVER BRONCOS KICKER AND ESTERO GRADUATE MATT PRATER IS FOCUSED ON FOOTBALL AND PUTTING POINTS UP ON THE BOARD -- THE SUPER BOWL PARTICIPANT WAS BACK IN TOWN TODAY -- BUT FOR A MUCH DIFFERENT REASON UNRELATED TO FOOTBALL ---

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PRATER DONATION-VOTOPS


PRATER WAS AT FGCU TO DONATE TO THE EAGLE'S CAMPUS VETERANS PROGRAM -- IT'S A WAY FOR THOSE WHO WERE INVOLVED IN BATTLE TO MAKE THE ADJUSTMENT BACK TO CIVILIAN LIFE AND MORE OF A NORMAL EVERYDAY ROUTINE -- PRATER'S FATHER IS A PROFESSOR AT THE UNIVERSITY AND GAVE HIM THE IDEA ---

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VIVES PLAYER OF YEAR-CGTOPS


SPEAKING OF FGCU -- MEN'S TENNIS PLAYER JORDI VE-VOSS IS THE PROGRAM'S FIRST EVER ATLANTIC SUN PLAYER OF THE YEAR -- HE HAS A RECORD OF 18-2 THIS SPRING AND HASN'T LOST A CONFERENCE MATCH -- Return to index of stories...


VIVES PLAYER OF YEAR-ONCAM


VE-VOSS AND THE REST OF HIS TEAMMATES WILL COMPETE IN THE ATLANTIC SUN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS STARTING TOMORROW -- THE 3 SEEDED EAGLES FACE NUMBER 6 MERCER AT 11:30 AM FROM JACKSONVILLE -- Return to index of stories...


RAYS ORIOLES BASEBALL-VOTOPS


ORIOLES AND RAYS RAINED OUT YESTERDAY -- SO THEY MADE UP JACKIE ROBINSON DAY THIS AFTERNOON --

EVERYONE WITH NUMBER 42 ON THEIR JERSEYS -- NO SCORE -- RAYS THREATENING IN THE 4TH -- AS DAVID DEJESUS LINES TO RIGHT -- NICK MARKAKIS ROBS HIM -- AND THEN DOUBLES OFF JAMES LONEY AT 2ND -- 2 FOR THE PRICE OF 1 THERE

ORIOLES PITCHER MIGUEL GONZALEZ PRETTY MUCH UNHITTABLE ALL DAY -- STRIKES OUT WIL MYERS -- RAYS LOSE THEIR 3RD IN A ROW -- 3-NOTHING -- TWINS AND BLUE JAYS POSTPONED TODAY Return to index of stories...


MIRACLE BASEBALL-ONCAM


STICK WITH BASEBALL -- THE FORT MYERS MIRACLE USED A 4 RUN -- 8TH INNING TO GET A 6 TO 5 COME FROM BEHIND VICTORY OVER THE CHARLOTTE STONECRABS THIS MORNING -- THE MIRACLE RETURN HOME TOMORROW FOR A 3 GAME SERIES WITH ST. LUCIE --

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CAPE SIGNINGS-VOTOPS


OVER TO CAPE CORAL HIGH SCHOOL WHERE A TRIO OF STUDENT-ATHLETES SIGNED THIS AFTERNOON TO CONTINUE THEIR ATHLETIC CAREERS -- SARAH FEE-KINS IS HEADING TO HUTCHISON COLLEGE IN KANSAS TO PLAY SOCCER -- CRYSTAL TOWNSEND WILL STAY ON THE HARDWOOD AND HOOP IT UP AT EASTERN FLORIDA -- AND COLLIN HER-BEE WILL SWIM FOR DIVISION 1 SOUTH DAKOTA -- FOR TOWNSEND -- ALL IT TOOK WAS A VISIT WAS A COACH TO REACH OUT ---

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CAPE SIGNINGS-SOTTOPS


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SJN COACH-VOTOPS


EARLIER THIS MONTH --- ST. JOHN NEUMANN HIGH SCHOOL FOUND THEIR NEW BOYS HEAD BASKETBALL COACH---

MATT PAUL WILL LEAD THE CELTICS NEXT YEAR---

PAUL GREW UP HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA -- AND THEN WENT ON TO PLAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER---

HE'S GLAD TO BE BACK HOME --- AND SAYS THE CELTICS WILL A FUN TEAM TO WATCH NEXT WINTER Return to index of stories...


SJN COACH-SOTTOPS


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SPORTS TOSS TO BREAK-ONCAM


THE NHL PLAYOFFS BEGIN TONIGHT WITH 3 MATCHUPS -- AND THE FGCU WOMEN'S GOLF TEAM -- FINISHED 4TH OVERALL AT THE ATLANTIC SUN CHAMPIONSHIPS -- THAT'S SPORTS -- WE'RE BACK AFTER THIS --- Return to index of stories...


AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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EDISON STATE EARLY MEMORIAL DAY-VO WIPE


EDISON STATE COLLEGE STUDENTS HONORED FALLEN SOLDIERS AND VETERANS IN AN EMOTIONAL CEREMONY TODAY.

STUDENTS WANTED TO PUT ON THE EVENT BEFORE THE SUMMER.

STUDENTS AND FACULTY ALSO MADE A POINT TO THANK POLICE AND FIREFIGHTERS FOR THEIR SERVICE.

ORGANIZERS SAY MEMORIAL DAY IS ABOUT HONORING EVERYONE WHO KEEPS US SAFE. Return to index of stories...


EDISON STATE EARLY MEMORIAL DAY-SOTVO


"When you see a police officer on the street, thank him for what he

does. When you see a firefighter, thank him for what he does. She you

see a veteran, realize the sacrifice that they make away from their

families and loved ones everyday."

500 STUDENTS ARE VETERANS AT EDISON STATE.

ONE OF THEM WILL GAIN A THOUSAND DOLLARS IN SCHOLARSHIP MONEY.

THE FUNDS WERE DONATED BY THE KOREAN WAR VETERANS OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-4SHOT


GOODBYE Return to index of stories...