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DIRECTORS PAGE BENACQUISTO VOTING-SOT, SS
NEWS AT 6PM OPEN-CLIP EARLY VOTING DEADLINE-OC-BNR
FIRST WEATHER-WX BOXES TEASE ONE
TOSS TO BRYAN-trxVOTOPS, SS-FLY TZ1 A) michael dreikorn profile-2 SH, VO
GGE LIGHTNING STARTS HOUSE FIRE-LIVE U 1 TZ1 B) FORECAST TEASE-STC
GGE LIGHTNING STARTS HOUSE FIRE-VO 6PM PROMO-SOT-DISSOLVE
GGE LIGHTNING STARTS HOUSE FIRE-SOTVO STOCKS BUMP-CGTOPS
GGE LIGHTNING STARTS HOUSE FIRE-LIVE U 1 HALEY WEBB OPEN-CLIP
TOSS TO CHRISTINA-trxOC, SOTVO, SS FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
ZANA DRIVE SHOOTING-VO IN PLASMA MICHAEL DREIKORN PROFILE-2 SH, TRN
ZANA DRIVE SHOOTING-BNR-PKG MICHAEL DREIKORN PROFILE-BNR-PKG
ZANA DRIVE SHOOTING-PLASMA MICHAEL DREIKORN PROFILE-OC
TOSS TO LUCAS-trxOC, OBX RED SOX STORE CLOSING-OC, VO
CCI UPDATE-REM 7 SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
CCI UPDATE-BNR-PKG SPORTS
CCI UPDATE-REM 7 JASON BARTLETT-ON CAM
2003 INMATE INCIDENT-OC, VO BLUE JAYS TWINS-VOTOPS
NEW VIDEO OF COLLIER HOME INVASIONS-TRXVO, SS, OC MLB GAME-VOTOPS
NEW VIDEO OF COLLIER HOME INVASIONS-BNR-PKG FGCU BASEBALL-ON CAM
TOSS TO MATT-trxOC, EANIBX HAITH TO TULSA-VOTOPS
FORT MYERS WOMEN HIT BY PT CRUISER-REM 2 FGCU WOMEN HOOPS-ON CAM
FORT MYERS WOMEN HIT BY PT CRUISER-BNR-PKG CHAD JOHNSON-VOTOPS
FORT MYERS WOMEN HIT BY PT CRUISER-REM 2 PGA HERITAGE-VOTOPS
USPS DELIVERY DISPUTE-trxOC, (2) SS SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM
VR LABS LETTER-OC, VO, OC CYPRESS LAKE FB YOGA-OC, VO
FM BICYCLIST DIES-OC, VO CYPRESS LAKE FB YOGA-SOTVO
CHARCO CREDIT THEFT-trxOC, SS, OC CLOSE-4SHOT
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FIRST WEATHER-WX BOXES


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TOSS TO BRYAN-trxVOTOPS, SS-FLY


BREAKING NEWS IN COLLIER COUNTY.

LIGHTNING SPARKS A HOUSE FIRE IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, WITH A MOTHER AND TWO CHILDREN INSIDE.

A VIEWER SENT THIS VIDEO TO US.

BLACK SMOKE POURED FROM THE HOME AS FLAMES SHOT THROUGH THE ROOF.

THIS IS JUST EAST OF COLLIER BOULEVARD AND SOUTH OF PINE RIDGE ROAD.

NBC-2'S BRYAN ANDERSON IS THERE LIVE WITH BREAKING DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


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TOSS TO CHRISTINA-trxOC, SOTVO, SS


TONIGHT, A TEENAGER, AND YOUNG MOTHER IS RECOVERING AFTER BEING SHOT INSIDE A FORT MYERS HOME.

TONIGHT AT SIX, FAMILY FRIENDS SAY A FIGHT, CAUGHT ON A CELL PHONE CAMERA, LED TO LAST NIGHT'S SHOOTING.

nats of fighting

THE SHOOTING HAPPENED AT A NEIGHBORHOOD ON ZANA DRIVE.

NBC-2'S CHRISTINA LUSBY DID SOME DIGGING AND FOUND OUT WHY PEOPLE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD BELIEVE THE VIDEO AND SHOOTING ARE CONNECTED. Return to index of stories...


ZANA DRIVE SHOOTING-VO IN PLASMA


YOU SAW A LITTLE PIECE OF THAT VIDEO--

THE REST ABSOLUTELY HORRIFYING--

IT HAPPENED ON MONDAY--

THEN WAS POSTED TO FACE BOOK. Return to index of stories...


ZANA DRIVE SHOOTING-BNR-PKG


AN UGLY FIGHT--

THEN GUN SHOTS.

nats of guns

AN ILLEGAL WAY TO BREAK UP THE CROWD--

ALL CAPTURED ON CAMERA.

13:31and they were over saying get that bit#*

FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS TELLING US--

THEY BELIEVE THOSE warning SHOTS --

LED UP TO AN ACTUAL SHOOTING ON WEDNESDAY.

THE VICTIM IS THE GIRL IN THE GREY--

why she want to fight me because of you

FAMILY FRIENDS SAY SHANQUASIA HARRIS WAS SHOT IN THE SIDE.

DEPUTIES FOUND HER IN HER HOME --BLEEDING WEDNESDAY.

14:10 revenge because the girl that got beat up got beat up real bad 14:14 it was horrible

NEIGHBORS ARE ALSO CALLING THE SHOOTING RETALIATION.

FAMILY FRIENDS SAY IT WAS shanquasia's BOYFRIEND who SHOT HER.

WE TRIED TO SPEAK WITH FAMILY--

me: you dont want to help us out so we know what happened?

woman: no we dont

me: is she okay?

woman: yes

11:46

THE 19-YEAR-OLD IS expected to recover from THE GUN SHOT WOUND--

AND the FIGHT THAT LEFT HER BRUISED AND BLOODY.

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ZANA DRIVE SHOOTING-PLASMA


FORT MYERS POLICE ALSO HAVE THE VIDEO.

THEY TELL US THEY HAVE A PERSON OF INTEREST.

LIVE IN -----CHRISTINA LUSBY NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO LUCAS-trxOC, OBX


BREAKING NEWS AT SIX - WE'RE GETTING ANSWERS AFTER SERIOUS ACCUSATIONS AT A LOCAL PRISON.

YESTERDAY AT SIX, A FORMER GUARD AT THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION TALKED EXCLUSIVELY WITH NBC-2 ABOUT SAFETY CONCERNS.

NBC-2'S LUCAS SEILER TALKED TO A UNION OFFICIAL WHO SAID THE GUARDS should NOT GET the BLAME. Return to index of stories...


CCI UPDATE-REM 7


FORMER GUARDS AND CURRENT UNION AGENTS CLAIM OFFICERS ARE NOT AT THE TOP OF THEIR PERFORMANCE --

THAT THEY ARE OFTEN FORCED TO DEAL WITH HUNDREDS OF CONVICTED FELONS ON THEIR OWN - WHICH COULD EVENTUALLY EXPLAIN ALLEGATIONS OF A MAJOR SECURITY BREACH HERE. Return to index of stories...


CCI UPDATE-BNR-PKG


IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE ANYTHING GETTING THROUGH THESE GATES. LET ALONE, GETTING OUT. BUT IT HAPPENS.

Mike Riley, Agent Organizer Teamster Local 2011 "Several of the institutions in the state there has been ammunition found and there has been a weapon found."

CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT COULD BE GOING ON INSIDE THE CHARLOTTE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION, MIKE RILEY, AGENT ORGANIZER FOR TEAMSTER LOCAL 2011, SPOKE ONLY WITH NBC-2 RIGHT BEFORE ENTERING THE PRISON TO INVESTIGATE.

"Any time there's an officer that's in danger inside, or an officer who's attacked, or there's an allegation. we're concerned."

JUST LIKE THE FORMER GUARD WE INTERVIEWED YESTERDAY, RILEY SAYS THE GUARDS INSIDE CHARLOTTE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION AND IN *ALL* FLORIDA PRISONS ARE OVERWORKED, UNDERPAID AND OFTEN DEALING WITH DANGEROUS CRIMINALS WITHOUT NECESSARY RESOURCES.

"It's often 100 to 200 inmates to an officer. and that's a problem."

A PROBLEM HE SAYS STARTS AT THE LEGISLATIVE LEVEL.

"Legislatures last year had said that probation officers were not officers of the law when it came to raises. and that has created a lot of discontent with the officers."

THAT ISSUE, HE CLAIMS, ENDS WITH EXPERIENCED OFFICERS QUITTING. AND LEAVING INEXPERIENCED OFFICERS TO DEAL WITH SERIOUS SECURITY MONITORING.

PHONER "Our officers are trying to do the best they can with what they have. they're being hamstringed by the legislation." Return to index of stories...


CCI UPDATE-REM 7


WE HAVE REPEATEDLY REACHED OUT TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FOR A COMMENT ABOUT THIS CASE AND ISSUES CONCERNING WORKERS. THEY TELL US THEY CAN'T COMMENT ABOUT AN ONGOING INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


2003 INMATE INCIDENT-OC, VO


KEN SMITH IS THE FORMER GUARD WHO TALKED TO NBC 2 YESTERDAY.

SMITH BELIEVES IT TOOK THE DEATH OF AN OFFICER IN 2003 DURING AN ATTEMPTED ESCAPE TO SPUR CHANGE AT THE TIME.

38 YEAR OLD DARLA LATHREM WAS BEATEN TO DEATH AS SHE SUPERVISED FIVE INMATES.

THE INMATES WERE TRYING TO ESCAPE CUSTODY.

LATHREM WAS THE FIRST FEMALE CORRECTIONAL OFFICER TO BE KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY IN FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


NEW VIDEO OF COLLIER HOME INVASIONS-TRXVO, SS, OC


NEW RIGHT NOW, A NEW LOOK AT VIOLENT HOME INVASIONS IN COLLIER COUNTY.

SURVEILLANCE VIDEO OBTAINED BY N-B-C TWO FROM CRIME STOPPERS SHOWS TWO MASKED MEN. MOMENTS BEFORE THEY BURST INTO A HOME, HOLDING A FAMILY AT GUNPOINT.

FIVE VIOLENT INVASIONS ARE UNSOLVED SINCE THE MIDDLE OF FEBRUARY.

TONIGHT, RICK RITTER EXPOSES THE NEW VIDEO THAT MAY HELP TRACK DOWN THE BOLD CRIMINALS. Return to index of stories...


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COOL, CALM AND COLLECTED -

FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME - SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS SEEING SURVEILLANCE VIDEO OF MASKED GUNMEN JUST MINUTES BEFORE THEY STORM INTO A COLLIER COUNTY HOME.

Lt. John Morrisseau/0:13 "Two to five males, wearing masks, dark clothing, long paths, long shirts. They've come in through different ways, something through open or unlocked doors."

CRIME STOPPERS FIRST RECIEVED THE VIDEO AFTER PUTTING TOGETHER A PIECE ON THE VIOLENT STRING OF HOME INVASIONS.

Lt. John Morrisseau/1:15 "They seem to be pretty organized and pretty calm and comfortable with what they're doing."

MASKED GUNMAN WITH SIMILAR METHODS OF OPERATIONS HAVE HIT FIVE DIFFERENT HOMES - JUST IN THE LAST TWO MONTHS.

IT'S NOT A DEFINITE THAT ALL FIVE ROBBERIES ARE LINKED TO THE SAME INDIVIDUALS - BUT INVESTIGATORS SAY THERE'S FAR TOO MANY SIMILARITIES.

Lt. John Morrisseau/0:48 "It's been a long time of being bound and being held at gunpoint in your home with people in there for 30 or 40 minutes."

SINCE THE LAST HOME INVASION - COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE FORMED A TASK FORCE - TEAMING UP WITH THE F-B-I, NAPLES P-D, AND OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES.

Lt. John Morrisseau/2:08 "This is our main priority right now for the task force. It's our only priority. This is what we're working on every day."

GATED COMMUNITY OR NOT - EVERY TIME THESE CRIMINALS STRIKE - HOMEOWNERS HAVE THE SAME REACTION.

Anita/Quail West/0:10/"Are you sure, oh my god.I just can't believe it."

WHILE THE TASK FORCE HOPES THIS VIDEO LEADS TO A BREAK IN THEIR INVESTIGATION-

THEY'RE URGING RESIDENTS TO HELP THEM MAKE IT DIFFICULT ON THESE MASKED MEN -- BY TAKING THEM OUT OF THEIR COMFORT ZONE.

Sgt. Mark Williamson/CCSO/13:22:22 "don't have the same routine, day after day - change up what you do on a daily basis."

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TOSS TO MATT-trxOC, EANIBX


DEVELOPING TONIGHT.TWO WOMEN ARE IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER SOMEONE RAN THEM OVER ON A LEE COUNTY ROAD.

DEPUTIES STARTED A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION AFTER WITNESSES SAID IT WAS NO ACCIDENT.

NBC 2'S MATT WRIGHT HAS BEEN UNCOVERING NEW DETAILS AND JOINS US LIVE FROM THE SCENE. Return to index of stories...


FORT MYERS WOMEN HIT BY PT CRUISER-REM 2


WITNESSES TELL US THIS ALL BEGAN AS SOME SORT OF DISPUTE NEAR THIS 7-11.

THE NEXT THING THEY KNEW-- TWO WOMEN WERE DOWN IN THE ROAD WITH SERIOUS INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


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SOT

NATS OF HELICOPTER

BY AIR --

AND BY GROUND --

DEPUTIES FLOODED KINGSTON DRIVE FOR HOURS THIS MORNING -- AFTER A BIZARRE CONFRONTATION.

TAKE SOT

ALEXIS JOHNSON /EYEWITNESS

22:52 all i saw was a PT cruiser just run over two ladies 57

WITNESSES TELL NBC2 THE DRIVER OF THIS P-T CRUISER RAN DOWN ONE WOMAN. THEN BACKED UP. BEFORE PULLING FORWARD TO HIT ANOTHER.

ALEXIS JOHNSON/EYEWITNESS

23:10 im like ok what the hecks going on next thing i see screaming and ladies getting run over basically 17

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE IMPACT LEFT THE VICTIMS CRITICALLY INJURED.

CROWDS GATHERED -- AS RESCUERS RESPONDED.

NOE PENA/WORKS NEARBY

"i really didn't know what to think i just saw that then walked over here then saw ppl on the ground and it's just kind of sad"

AUTHORITIES AREN'T REVEALING WHAT MAY HAVE PROVOKED THE INCIDENT.

BUT WITNESSES SAY IT LOOKED INTENTIONAL.

ALEXIS JOHNSON/EYEWITNESS

23:43 my heart was pounding i was like oh my god 46

THE DRIVER PARKED IN A NEARBY DRIVEWAY -- WHERE DEPUTIES SAY THEY TOOK HIM INTO CUSTODY FOR QUESTIONING.

ALEXIS ALTOM/NEIGHBOR

38:10 to hear something like that is tragic

WITNESSES SAY THE MAN NARROWLY MISSED KIDS WAITING FOR THEIR SCHOOL BUS.

ALTOM

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FORT MYERS WOMEN HIT BY PT CRUISER-REM 2


AS THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES TONIGHT, DEPUTIES ARE NOT RELEASING THE NAMES OF THE VICTIMS OR THE DRIVER OF THE PT CRUISER.

AN LCSO SPOKESMAN SAYS AT THIS POINT NO ONE HAS BEEN ARRESTED.

COUNT ON NBC2 FOR ANY UPDATES.

LIVE IN FORT MYERS MATT WRIGHT NBC2. Return to index of stories...


USPS DELIVERY DISPUTE-trxOC, (2) SS


NEW RIGHT NOW, A CAPE CORAL RETIREMENT COMMUNITY WILL BE ALLOWED TO KEEP THEIR DOOR-TO-DOOR MAIL DELIVERY.

WE FIRST TOLD YOU ABOUT THIS STORY MONDAY.

THE DECISION COMES AFTER A DELIVERY PERSON COMPLAINED ABOUT LAWN CHAIRS AND GARDEN HOSES, BEING SAFETY HAZARDS AT A COMMUNITY ON DEL PRADO BOULEVARD SOUTH.

THEY CLAIMED THE ITEMS MADE THE DELIVERY ROUTE TOO DANGEROUS.

THE LOCAL POSTMASTER HAS SINCE MET WITH THE PROPERTY MANAGER.

NOW - IF THE MAIL CARRIER COMES ACROSS ANY OTHER SAFETY ISSUES, A NOTE WILL BE PLACED IN THE MAILBOX AND THE ITEMS MUST BE CLEANED UP. Return to index of stories...


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NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN A STORY SURROUNDING MILLIONS OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS.

THE DIRECTOR OF V-R LABS WANTS TO SCHEDULE IN-PERSON MEETING WITH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO TALK ABOUT A LAWSUIT AGAINST HER COMPANY.

THE COUNTY WANTS NEARLY 5 MILLION TAX PAYER DOLLARS BACK.

THE MONEY WAS GIVEN WITH THE PROMISE OF JOB CREATION. THAT NEVER HAPPENED.

NBC-2 OBTAINED AN EMAIL FROM LEE COUNTY ATTORNEY, RICHARD WESH.

HE SAYS THE V-R LABS DIRECTOR, KAY GOW HAD OPPORTUNITIES FOR DISCUSSIONS, BUT NEVER ATTENDED.

WE ARE WAITING TO HEAR THE COUNTY'S RESPONSE TO GOW. Return to index of stories...


FM BICYCLIST DIES-OC, VO


NEW TONIGHT - WE'VE LEARNED - A MAN HAS DIED FROM HIS INJURIES, AFTER A CAR HIT HIM, WHILE HE WAS RIDING HIS BIKE.

THE CRASH HAPPENED A WEEK AND A HALF AGO ON U-S 41, RIGHT BY THE FORT MYERS COUNTRY CLUB.

RONNIE TAYLOR WAS RIDING HIS BIKE, WHEN HE COLLIDED WITH AN SUV.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HE DID NOT HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY.

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CHARCO CREDIT THEFT-trxOC, SS, OC


CRIME ALERT TONIGHT AT SIX.

INVESTIGATORS NEED YOUR HELP.

SURVEILLANCE PICTURES SHOW A MAN WHO STOLE CREDIT CARD INFORMATION FROM A LEE COUNTY MAN.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE GUY WENT ON A SHOPPING SPREE IN SEVERAL CHARLOTTE COUNTY STORES.

HE RACKED UP BILLS AT PUBLIX, WALMART, AND WINN DIXIE, CHARGING MORE THAN 38-HUNDRED DOLLARS TO THE CARD.

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AT LEAST ONE OF THE REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES HAS CAST HER BALLOT.

NBC2 CAMERAS WERE ROLLING AS LIZBETH BEACQUISTO VOTED AT THE CAPE CORAL LIBRARY. Return to index of stories...


BENACQUISTO VOTING-SOT, SS


TAKE SOT

LIZBETH BENACQUISTO

"our constituents, friends and neighbors always share with us a how much of a convenience early voting is and i thought it was a really great way to encourage folks to come out"

CANDIDATE PAIGE KREEGEL VOTED BY MAIL.

CURT CLAWSON AND MICHAEL DREIKORN TELL US THEY PLAN TO VOTE ON ELECTION DAY. Return to index of stories...


EARLY VOTING DEADLINE-OC-BNR


EARLY VOTING FOR THE SPECIAL PRIMARY CONTINUES THOUGH TOMORROW.

ELECTION DAY IS NEXT TUESDAY.

WE POSTED ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT POLLING SITES AND TIMES THEY'RE OPEN ON OUR WEBSITE.

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TEASE ONE


COMING UP ON THE NEWS AT SIX.

OUR SPECIAL CANDIDATE PROFILES CONTINUE FOR THE DISTRICT 19 RACE.

I SAT DOWN WITH THE SELF-PROCLAIMED UNDERDOG IN THIS RACE, MICHAEL DREIKORN.

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HALEY WEBB OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


TRACKING SHOWERS AND STORMS

Storms are already firing up on the First Alert Live Radar this afternoon and will continue through the evening and into the night. Some of these storms will be strong to possible severe, with the main threats being very heavy downpours, gusty winds, hail and lots of thunder and lightning.

Through the evening hours, the storms move out over the Gulf of Mexico as we head into the night. Overnight, we'll stay warm and muggy under mainly cloudy skies with lows in the upper 60s to lower 70s.

For tomorrow, we'll see mainly cloudy skies. There will be showers and storms popping up again, but it looks like it will be another late day event as an area of low pressure moves in from the Gulf of Mexico. If you have plans early in the day even into the midday time frame, you shouldn't have any problems. The late afternoon and evening plans could be a bit of a mess, though. Expect that some of the storms that pop up could once again be on the strong to severe side and they will likely last into the overnight and even Saturday morning.

Through the day Saturday, we'll dry things out and even get the sunshine to return. Afternoon high temperatures will reach into the lower 80s.

If you are planning to attend sunrise services on Easter Sunday, temperatures will be near 60 degrees. That is rather cool by Southwest Florida standards for this time of year, so you may want the light sweater for that early morning time frame. Then we'll warm to the lower to mid 80s for Easter Sunday afternoon.

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...


MICHAEL DREIKORN PROFILE-2 SH, TRN


ALL THIS WEEK NBC 2 IS GIVING YOU A CLOSER LOOK AT THE LIVES OF THE CANDIDATES RUNNING IN NEXT WEEK'S SPECIAL CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY.

TODAY, OUR FOCUS IS ON MICHAEL DREIKORN.

YOU HAVEN'T SEEN COMMERCIALS FROM DREIKORN ON TV BECAUSE HE DOESN'T ENOUGH MONEY TO ADVERTISE LIKE THE OTHER CANDIDATES.

BUT HE SAYS IT WOULD BE A MISTAKE TO COUNT HIM OUT OF THIS RACE. Return to index of stories...


MICHAEL DREIKORN PROFILE-BNR-PKG


this is my toy area

IN MICHAEL DREIKORN'S GARAGE, SITS A '58 DESOTO THAT HIS GRANDFATHER ONCE OWNED.

It's unique, it's well traveled, and.

nats of trying to start car

IT TAKES A WHILE TO GET STARTED.

nats of car starting

THE CAR IS AN APPROPRIATE METAPHOR FOR HIS CAMPAIGN.

you're the underdog. Fair to say? By far

DREIKORN ENTERED THIS RACE FOR CONGRESS WITH LITTLE NAME RECOGNITION AND EVEN LESS MONEY.THE LATTER HASN'T CHANGED MUCH.

i've got zero paid staff. I have maybe $20,000 into this whole campaign

BUT DREIKORN INSISTS HE'S CATCHING ON WITH VOTERS.

the lack of character is what got us into the campaign, this special election. And I think character is going to be decisive in who they pick

DREIKORN'S CHARACTER WAS IN PART MOLDED BY HIS TIME IN THE ARMY.

HE ENLISTED WHEN HE WAS 18.

the army moved me to Europe where I spent seven and a half years in Germany.1st armored division. I was a tank killer predominantly on the Czech/German border to keep the Soviets on their side of the line

AN INJURY FORCED HIM TO MEDICALLY RETIRE FROM THE MILITARY, AND SINCE THEN DREIKORN HAS WORKED IN THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY.

HE DISCOVERED SOUTHWEST FLORIDA 11 YEARS AGO.

how did I find pine island? It was a snowy day in hartford, connecticut and I said I gotta find some place tropical

LESS THAN A YEAR LATER, HURRICANE CHARLEY DESTROYED HIS HOME.

the way off the hurricane came right over this property

HE REBUILT ON THE SAME SPOT.AND NOW LIVES THERE WITH HIS LONGTIME GIRLFRIEND, HIS TWO DOGS.

c'mon, where's the bird?

AND HIS CLASSIC CARS.

DREIKORN SAYS HE HAS A BACKUP PLAN IF HIS SLOW START IS TOO MUCH TO OVERCOME IN THIS SPECIAL ELECTION.

HE HAS ALREADY ANNOUNCED HE'LL RUN AGAIN IN AUGUST.FOR THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY TO FILL THE CONGRESSIONAL SEAT FOR A FULL TERM.

do you think you have a better shot in August than you do next week? Clearly I do. Momentum is growing. Whether it's enough to make it next week I'm not sure. Watch out, August. Return to index of stories...


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DREIKORN SAYS HE DECIDED TO RUN BECAUSE HE WASN'T HAPPY WITH THE LEADERSHIP IN WASHINGTON.AND HE DIDN'T JUST WANT TO COMPLAIN ABOUT IT.HE WANTED TO ACT.

TOMORROW AT SIX, WE WRAP UP OUR WEEKLONG SERIES WITH A CLOSER LOOK AT THE LIFE OF REPUBLICAN CURT CLAWSON. Return to index of stories...


RED SOX STORE CLOSING-OC, VO


IF YOU ARE NEEDING A LITTLE MORE RED SOX LOVE - FANS HAVE ONE WEEK LEFT TO BUY MERCHANDISE FROM THE RED SOX SPRING TRAINING STORE.

THE STORE IS AT JETBLUE PARK AT FENWAY SOUTH.

LAST FALL, FANS CLEANED OUT WORLD SERIES GEAR.

THE STORE WILL SHUT DOWN NEXT FRIDAY.

MEANTIME, ALL GEAR IS 50 PERCENT OFF.

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JASON BARTLETT-ON CAM


JASON BARTLETT PLAYED 39 GAMES FOR THE FORT MYERS MIRACLE BACK IN THE 2002 SEASON.

AFTER SPRAINING HIS LEFT ANKLE TWO SUNDAYS AGO IN A TWINS WIN IN CLEVELAND.BARTLETT ENDED UP ON THE 15-DAY DISABLED LIST.

BEFORE HE RETURNS TO TWINS.THE VETERAN INFIELDER WILL PLAY A SERIES WITH THE MIRACLE.

BARTLETT IS IN THE LINEUP TONIGHT AS THE MIRACLE HOST THE SAINT LUCIE METS. Return to index of stories...


BLUE JAYS TWINS-VOTOPS


THEY HAD TO GET THE SNOW OFF THE FIELD AT TARGET FIELD IN ORDER TO PLAY GAME ONE OF THE TWINS - BLUE JAYS DOUBLE-HEADER.

THE TWINS BROKE IT OPEN IN THE 5TH INNING.JOSMIL PINTO.SENDS THE R-A DICKEY PITCH TO LEFT-CENTER FIELD. OFF THE WALL. DOUBLE SCORE TWO.INCLUDING TREVOR PLOUFFE

TWINS WIN 7-0. Return to index of stories...


MLB GAME-VOTOPS


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FGCU BASEBALL-ON CAM


BECAUSE OF THE RAIN WE GOT THIS EVENING.FGCU HAS GONE AHEAD AND POSTPONED THEIR BASEBALL GAME TONIGHT.

THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO START A THREE GAME SERIES VS. NORTH FLORIDA.

INSTEAD.THEY WILL TRY TO PLAY TWO TOMORROW. THE FIRST GAME AT 11-AM. Return to index of stories...


HAITH TO TULSA-VOTOPS


MULTIPLE PUBLISHED REPORTS SAY THAT THE UNIVERSITY OF TULSA HAS ZEROED IN ON.AND OFFERED THEIR MENS HEAD BASKETBALL COACH JOB TO CURRENT UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AND FORMER UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI HEAD COACH FRANK HAITH.

A NAME THAT WAS NOT REPORTED OVER THE LAST TWO PLUS WEEKS.

FGCU HEAD COACH JOE DOOLEY HAS REPORTEDLY BEEN IN THE MIX FOR THAT JOB. Return to index of stories...


FGCU WOMEN HOOPS-ON CAM


THE F-G-C-U WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM WILL CELEBRATE THEIR SEASON.WHICH ENDED IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT.TONIGHT.

THE TEAM.COACHES AND PLAYERS.ALONG WITH PROGRAM SUPPORTERS.ARE AT THE TEAM'S SEASON-ENDING BANQUET.

WE'LL GET A CHANCE TO BE THERE TONIGHT.BRING THE HIGHLIGHTS AT 11. Return to index of stories...


CHAD JOHNSON-VOTOPS


A YEAR AND A HALF AFTER THE MIAMI DOLPHINS CUT HIM DURING TRAINING CAMP.CHAD JOHNSON IS RETURNING TO PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL.

HE'S SIGNED A TWO-YEAR DEAL TO PLAY FOR THE MONTREAL ALOUETTES.

THE NOW 36-YEAR OLD WIDE RECEIVER PLAYED 11 SEASONS IN THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE.THE LAST WAS IN 2011 WITH NEW ENGLAND. Return to index of stories...


PGA HERITAGE-VOTOPS


IT'S A PGA TOUR TRADITION.AFTER THE MASTERS.TO GO TO HILTON HEAD ISLAND FOR THE R-B-C HERITAGE CLASSIC.

MATT KUCHAR.MADE NOTHING BUT PARS AND BIRDIES. NO BOGIES. 5-UNDER PAR 66 TODAY. 3-WAY TIE FOR THE LEAD WITH SCOTT LANDGLEY AND WILLIAM MC-GIRT. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM


AND 3-TIME LPGA TOURNAMENT WINNER.FORT MYERS' OWN TERRY JO MYERS HAS GOTTEN A SPECIAL EXEMPTION TO TEE IT UP IN THE CHICO'S PATTY BERM MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT NEXT MONTH.

THAT EVENT IS A NEW STOP ON THE SYMETRA TOUR.THE LPGA'S FUTURES TOUR.

THEY WILL PLAY CYPRESS LAKE COUNTRY CLUB MAY 2ND THROUGH THE 4TH. Return to index of stories...


CYPRESS LAKE FB YOGA-OC, VO


A NEW ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AND A NEW FOOTBALL COACH AT CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL MEANS A NEW APPROACH TO OFF-SEASON TRAINING.

THE FOOTBALL TEAM STARTED DOING YOGA THIS YEAR.

PLAYERS CLEAR OUT THE CAFETERIA ONCE A WEEK FOR AN HOUR LONG SESSION.

CYPRESS LAKE IS THE FIRST LEE COUNTY SCHOOL TO DO YOGA.

PLAYERS UNDERSTAND THE BENEFIT. Return to index of stories...


CYPRESS LAKE FB YOGA-SOTVO


5:12:09 being big is not the only thing we need in football. It's like having that strength and that agility, being limber 5:12:16

YOGA IMPROVES FLEXIBILITY - RANGE OF MOTION - AND THE COACH THINKS IT CAN HELP PLAYERS FOCUS.

THE SCHOOL'S VOLLEYBALL AND SWIM TEAMS ALSO DO THE SAME EXERCISE.

RUBY AND PEARL'S DONATED THE MATS - AND GIVES THE SCHOOL A SPECIAL RATE FOR THE SESSIONS. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-4SHOT


GOODBYE Return to index of stories...