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ROAD RAGE-VOTOPS BETSY MEET BETSY-ONCAM, SOTVO
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JOELLE: DEPUTY ARRESTED DUI-2 SHOT, TRX TZ PARENTAL DRESS CODE-VOTOPS
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CCI INMATE DEATH-SOTVO CHARCO ALERT TEXT-OTS
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PT CRUISER ROAD RAGE-SOTVO RED WHITE AND BOOM-OTS
ADVANCE AUTO ROBBERY-ONCAM, VO HISTORY OF FT MYERS-ONCAM, VO
CAPE BOAT BURGLARS-SSTOPS (2) I 75 TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX, OTS ,SS
RANSACKED CARS-TRX, ONCAM PARENTAL DRESS CODE-ONCAM,
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FMPD HOMICIDE UPDATE-TRX, ONCAM, SS, VO VOLKSWAGON RECALL-TRX, ONCAM, VO
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CAPE SEPTIC TANK LADY UPDATE-OTS, VO TOSS TO BREAK-2 SHOT
REMEMBERING JIM ILIAS-TRX, ONCAM, VO, SS NEWS OPEN-CLIP
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HEADLINES


NEW THIS MORNING

A LEE COUNTY DEPUTY IS CAUGHT DRINKING AND DRIVING.

DETAILS ON THE ARREST STRAIGHT AHEAD. A

PLUS. TWO SHOOTING INVESTIGATIONS HAPPENING IN FORT MYERS.

WHY AUTHORITIES THINK IT'S THE SAME SHOOTER!

AND NEW DETAILS IN A HIT AND RUN THAT SERIOUSLY HURT TWO WOMEN IN FORT MYERS.

WE HAVE THE LATEST UP NEXT. Return to index of stories...


DEPUTY ARRESTED-SSTOPS


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FM SHOOTINGS-VOTOPS


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ROAD RAGE-VOTOPS


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WX HEADLINE-WX CENTER


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GOOD MORNING-2 SHOT


GOOD MORNING.

I'M CHRISTY ANDREWS

AND I'M CLIFTON FRENCH

JOIN US FOR NBC-2 NEWS TODAY, IN JUST ONE MINUTE. Return to index of stories...


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GOOD MORNING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

AFTER WAKING UP TO SOME SEVERE WEATHER.

LOOKS LIKE WE ARE IN STORE FOR A SUNNY SATURDAY.

WELCOME TO NBC-2 NEWS TODAY I'M CHRISTY ANDREWS.

AND I'M CLIFTON FRENCYH.

FOR MORE ON YOUR FORECAST WE HEAD TO METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNNING WITH THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


TODAY'S WEATHER-WX CENTER


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.Showers and storms are exiting Southwest Florida this morning, leaving us with some much nicer weather just in time for Easter!

As we go through the day, you'll notice a pretty strong breeze coming from the west; winds will stay between 10-20 mph with some higher gusts up to 25 mph.

One pleasant change today will be the drier air pushing into Southwest Florida, which will lower the humidity and keep rain out of our forecast.

Expect a partly sunny sky today with increasing sunshine later in the afternoon, but we'll keep some clouds in the forecast with an onshore winds bringing in some Gulf moisture.

Temperatures will be a bit cooler today with highs only reaching the low 80s across most of Southwest Florida.

We'll even notice a nice cool down tonight, which will make for a very pleasant evening. Overnight lows will drop into the low to mid 60s along the coast and even as low as the upper 50s deeper inland.

Easter Sunday is looking picture perfect for Southwest Florida with plenty of sunshine, comfortable temperatures and low humidity; expect a mostly sunny sky with highs only in the low 80s.

As we head into next week, our weather goes into cruise control with sunshine at the wheel; highs will be in the mid to upper 80s, and rain chances will stay very low for most of the week. Return to index of stories...


JOELLE: DEPUTY ARRESTED DUI-2 SHOT, TRX


THIS MORNING NBC2 IS LEARNING ABOUT A LEE COUNTY CORRECTIONS DEPUTY WHO WAS ARRESTED OVERNIGHT --

HE'S WAS ARRESTED FOR A D-U-I.

NBC-2'S JOELLE PARKS IS UNCOVERING NEW INFORMATION FOR US THIS MORNING-

JOELLE- WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED? Return to index of stories...


JOELLE: DEPUTY ARRESTED DUI-PLASMA


HIS NAME IS ANTHONY RIVERA,

AND HE'S WORKED FOR THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SINCE 2007 IN THE CORRECTIONS BUREAU.

RIGHT NOW- HE'S ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE WITHOUT PAY. Return to index of stories...


JOELLE: DEPUTY ARRESTED DUI-SSTOPS


THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS IT STEMS FROM A DOMESTIC INCIDENT OVERNIGHT.

DEPUTIES TELL US THEY FOUND RIVERA IN A CAR IN THE PARKING LOT OF THE RED ROOF INN. NEAR COLLEGE PARKWAY IN FORT MYERS.

WHEN THEY STARTED TALKING TO HIM- THEY SMELLED ALCHOHOL AND SAY RIVERA'S SPEECH WAS SLURRED. Return to index of stories...


JOELLE: DEPUTY ARRESTED DUI-PLASMA


WE DID SOME DIGGING AND FOUND OUT A DEPUTY WITH THE SAME NAME WAS REMOVED FROM HIS POSITION IN 2007.

THE DOCUMENT SAYS HE LIED DURING AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION.

KEEP IN MIND ALL DEPUTIES ARE ALLOWED TO APPEAL THOSE DECISIONS.

WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT IF IT THIS IS THE SAME DEPUTY.

COUNT ON US TO LET YOU KNOW IF THEY'RE LINKED. Return to index of stories...


DUNBAR SHOOTING SCENE 1-TRX, TC MON, FULL


NBC-2 IS TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT TWO SHOOTINGS IN FORT MYERS.

THE FIRST HAPPENED NEAR DUNBAR STREET AND PALM AVENUE FRIDAY.

NOBODY WAS HURT --

POLICE SPENT THE NIGHT MARKING WHERE EACH BULLET LANDED.

ONE CAR IN THE AREA WAS DAMAGED. Return to index of stories...


DUNBAR SHOOTING SCENE 2-TRX, VOTOPS


THE SECOND HAPPENED NEAR VELASCO AND ECONOMY STREETS.

AGAIN--NOBODY WAS HURT.

BUT A CAR WAS DAMAGED BY THE BULLETS.

NEIGHBORS SAY THIS NISSAN PULLED UP MINUTES BEFORE THE SHOOTING.

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DUNBAR SHOOTING SCENE 2-SOT, TC MON


2:55:53-2:56:01

GERALD GILMORE/ heard shots

"I came outside and I just saw the car sitting there and I just looked

at the car and I noticed it had some bullets holes in it and it looked

like a little blood."

POLICE BELIEVE THE SCENES ARE CONNECTED.

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HIT AND RUN SUSPECTS-OTS, SS, VO


THIS MORNING NBC-2 IS WORKING TO FIND THE LATEST INFORMATION ON TWO FUGITIVES ARRESTED IN NORTH FORT MEYRS --

WE NOW KNOW THEY WERE WANTED IN DALLAS TEXAS IN CONNECTION TO A FATAL HIT AND RUN.

POLICE HAVE LINKED DAGO-BERTO CAS-TANON AND ROGELIO AVILA TO A CRASH THAT KILLED A TEXAS POLICE OFFICER'S 13 YEAR OLD SON.

POLICE SAY THEY WERE RUNNING FROM THEM IN A STOLEN MINI-VAN WHEN THEY SMASHED INTO A CAR, CARRYING THE TEEN AND HIS MOTHER.

THE MOM IS SAID TO BE RECOVERING -- BUT THE 7TH GRADER DIED FROM HIS INJURIES.

YOU CAN COUNT ON N-B-C-2 FOR DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


CCI INMATE DEATH-ONCAM, VO


NBC-2 IS CONTINUING TO ASK TOUGH QUESTIONS ABOUT AN INMATE DEATH AT THE CHARLOTTE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION.

THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS SAY MATTHEW WALKER DIED LAST WEEK.

BUT WON'T RELEASE ANY OTHER DETAILS.

SOURCES TELL N-B-C TWO CORRECTION OFFICERS BEAT HIM TO DEATH AFTER HE HAD A CONFRONTATION WITH A FEMALE OFFICER.

THIS FOLLOWS TWO EXCLUSIVE STORIES WE BROUGHT YOU THIS WEEK WHERE FORMER GUARDS AND UNION REPRESENTATIVES TOLD US THE PRISON ISN'T SAFE. Return to index of stories...


CCI INMATE DEATH-SOTVO


:13 Joe Facenda, Former CCI Guard "I came home I don't know how many times dumbfounded at what went on there. other officers telling you when, where and how you can get away with roughing up an inmat

THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS OR FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT WON'T CONFIRM ANY DETAILS OF WALKER'S DEATH - THEY WON'T TELL US IF THERE'S AN INVESTIGATION INTO HIS DEATH EITHER.

ALTHOUGH, SOURCES TELL US NINE OFFICERS AND ONE LEUITENANT ARE ON LEAVE BECAUSE OF THIS INCIDENT.

COUNT ON US TO KEEP YOU UPDATED. Return to index of stories...


PT CRUISER ROAD RAGE-TRX, ONCAM, SS, VO


NEW DETAILS IN A HIT AND RUN THAT SERIOUSLY HURT TWO WOMEN IN FORT MYERS.

28-YEAR OLD ERIC MONTEZ IS CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER.

POLICE SAY HE INTENTIONALLY RAN THE WOMEN OVER THURSDAY MORNING.

THE VICTIMS ARE KRISTEE BARRES AND LORAINE MCDANIEL.

DEPUTIES SAY MONTEZ WAS DRIVING HIS DAUGHTER TO SCHOOL WHEN HE GOT INTO A FIGHT WITH A JOGGER.

THE TWO WOMEN WENT OUTSIDE TO HELP.

MONTEZ GOT INTO HIS CAR AND RAN THE WOMEN OVER.

HE EVENTUALLY RETURNED TO THE SCENE AND WAS ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


PT CRUISER ROAD RAGE-SOTVO


sot detective 8:40:26 within a 3 minute window mr montez was able to batter one victim and leave 2 critically injured 32

THIS MORNING MC-DANIEL IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

D-C-F TELLS NBC2 MONTEZ'S CHILDREN ARE WITH FAMILY MEMBERS. Return to index of stories...


ADVANCE AUTO ROBBERY-ONCAM, VO


NBC 2 IS FINDING NEW DETAILS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED DURING AN ARMED ROBBERY AT AN AUTO PARTS STORY IN LEHIGH ACRES.

A VICTIM TELLS N-B-C-2 --

A MAN WEARING A HOODIE TOLD EVERYONE TO GET ON THE GROUND INSIDE THE ADVANCE AUTO PARTS STORE ON LEE BOULEVARD.

HE THEN SMASHED ONE OF THEM IN THE HEAD -- AND HELD THE GUN THERE MAKING THE MAN BEG FOR HIS LIFE.

THE MAN PISTOL WHIPPED THE CASHIER TOO.

THEN SMASHED THE VICTIM WHO SPOKE WITH US IN THE HEAD.

HE HAD TO GET 15 STAPLES.

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


CAPE BOAT BURGLARS-SSTOPS (2)


CAPE CORAL POLICE ARRESTED TWO MEN THEY SAY WERE STEALING BOAT MOTORS --

THEN USING A CANAL FOR THEIR GETAWAY.

A MAN NOTICED THEM STEALING PARTS FROM HIS BOAT.

THE MEN JUMPED INTO ALUMINUM BOATS AND TOOK OFF DOWN THE CANAL.

POLICE SAW VEHICLES LEAVING THE CAPE CORAL YACHT CLUB WITH ALUMINUM BOATS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY FOUND LAWRENCE MCDERMOTT AND NICHOLAS MANZARI WITH STOLEN PARTS.

BOTH WERE ARRESTED ON THEFT CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


RANSACKED CARS-TRX, ONCAM


THIS MORNING REPORTS PILE UP IN HENDRY COUNTY.

OF VEHICLES RANSACKED. AND ITEMS STOLEN DURING THE NIGHT IN LABELLE.

DEPUTIES TELL US IN ALL THE REPORTED BURGLARIES. THE DOORS WERE UNLOCKED.

NOW THEY'RE REMINDING YOU TO NEVER LEAVE YOUR VALUABLES. LIKE A WALLET. PURSE OR CELLPHONE IN CARS. BECAUSE IT MAKES YOU A TARGET FOR THEFT. Return to index of stories...


FM HOME INVASIONS-TRX, ONCAM, SS, VO


PEOPLE IN A FORT MYERS NEIGHBORHOOD ARE ON EDGE.

DETECTIVES BELIEVE THREE MEN, ARMED WITH GUNS ARE INITIATED THREE ATTEMPTED ROBBERIES THURSDAY NIGHT.

IT HAPPENED AROUND 9 O'CLOCK ON BROADWAY STREET NORTH OF CARREL ROAD.

DEPUTIES SAY THE MEN POINTED A GUN AT A MAN WHO WAS TAKING OUT HIS TRASH, TOOK A WALLET FROM ANOTHER MAN AND FORCED THEIR WAY INTO A HOME ON WILLIAMS DRIVE.

THE ROBBERS ARE STILL ON THE LOOSE. Return to index of stories...


FM HOME INVASIONS-SOTVO


Rose Strickland, Neighbor

16:59:01 we feel like prisoners in our own home. We can't do anything

::04 and as much as you've tried and as many people as I've contacted

to get all of these issues resolved in this area, there's just

nothing. 16:59:14

DESPITE THE COMMOTION-- THE MEN WERE NOT ABLE TO TAKE ANYTHING FROM THE HOMES. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER HOME INVASIONS ARMED SECURITY-OTS, VO


ONE NAPLES NEIGHBORHOOD IS BEEFING UP SECURITY AFTER A STRING OF TERRIFYING HOME INVASIONS --

WE WERE THERE AS ARMED GUARDS WITH SHOTGUNS AND ASSUALT RIFLES PATROLED PRIVATE HOMES --

CHECK IT OUT --

NAPLES SECURITY SOLUTIONS TELLS US -- BUSINESS HAS DOUBLED SINCE MID-FEBRUARY - IN LIGHT OF THOSE HOME INVASIONS. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER HOME INVASIONS ARMED SECURITY-SOTVO


Mike Perl/Naples Security Solutions "They're inside their homes, scared to death that armed masked gunmen are going to come through their lanai, snatch them up and steal their valuables. By having a counter measure like us there, it prevents that."

THERE HASN'T BEEN AN ARREST IN ANY OF THE RECENT HOME INVASIONS IN COLLIER COUNTY.

INVESTIGATORS DO BELIEVE ALL FIVE ARE CONNECTED. Return to index of stories...


FMPD HOMICIDE UPDATE-TRX, ONCAM, SS, VO


FORT MYERS POLICE IS OFFERING A 25-THOUSAND DOLLAR REWARD FOR ANY CLUES INSIDE A HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION.

TONY SEAY WAS FOUND DEAD NEAR THE EDISON AND FOR WINTER ESTATES IN FORT MYERS.

NEIGHBORS SAY THEY HEARD 4 OR 5 GUNSHOTS.

AND POLICE ARE STILL ON THE HUNT FOR HIS KILLER.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION CALL CRIME STOPPERS. The Fort Myers Police Department is aggressively seeking any tips or information that may lead to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for the homicide of Tony Seay that occurred on Wednesday evening, April 16, 2014.

"We believe this to be an isolated incident and possibly related to some other type of criminal activity. While there is no threat to the community, we strongly encourage anyone who may know something about this case or witnessed anything suspicious to please call the Fort Myers Police Department," said Lieutenant Jay Rodriguez.

FMPD would like to remind everyone that a reward of up to $25,000 is available for anyone providing information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the accused offender.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Mike Walsh at 321-7700, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS or text message C-R-I-M-E-S Keyword FMPD. Tipsters can remain anonymous. Return to index of stories...


HUGHES OIL DRILLING-OTS


N-B-C-2 IS UNCOVERING ACCUSATIONS OF WRONGDOING POINTED AT A COMPANY TRYING TO DRILL FOR OIL IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY FACES A 25-THOUSAND DOLLAR FINE FOR ILLEGALLY DRILLING IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE COMPANY MUST ALSO HIRE AN INDEPENDENT COMPANY TO CONDUCT GROUNDWATER MONITORING.

THE SITE IS SOUTH OF LAKE TRAFFORD IN IMMOKALEE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE SEPTIC TANK LADY UPDATE-OTS, VO


AN UPDATE TO A CAPE CORAL WOMAN WHO HAS BEEN PAYING FOR CITY SEWER FOR THE LAST 30 YEARS -

BUT NEVER HOOKED UP --

90 YEAR OLD RONNIE TRIBULAS JUST FOUND OUT SHE HAD A SEPTIC TANK.

WORK WILL BEGIN NEXT WEEK TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM.

ROHALEY & SONS PLUMBING CONTRACTORS WILL COMPLETE THE WORK FREE OF CHARGE.

NBC-2 IS WORKIG TO FIND OUT WHY SHE WAS BILLED IN THE FIRST PLACE. Return to index of stories...


REMEMBERING JIM ILIAS-TRX, ONCAM, VO, SS


A SPECIAL MEMORIAL HAPPENING TODAY.

TO REMEMBER A 20-YEAR-OLD WHO DIED IN A HORRIFIC CRASH IN FEBRUARY.

JIM ILIAS DIED IN A FIERY CAR CRASH IN TAMPA.

THE U-S-F STUDENT WAS RIDING WITH FRIENDS WHEN ANOTHER DRIVER GOING THE WRONG WAY SLAMMED INTO THEM.

ILIAS' GRADUATED FROM CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL IN 2012.

HE WAS PART OF THE WRESTLING TEAM.

THE MEMORIAL IS TODAY AT CYPRESS LAKE AT 4 P.M.

THEY'LL ALSO MAKE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT A NEW SCHOLARSHIP IN HIS NAME. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2 SHOT


GRADING VOTERS --

PUBLIC INFORMATION OR A VIOLATION OF PRIVACY --

Elisabeth Henrie, Got Flyer in the Mail

32:43-32:49 "What right do these people have to send this to me. "

WHILE ONE WOMAN SAYS A POLITICAL COMMITTEE CROSSED A LINE WHEN DIGGING THROUGH HER PERSONAL INFORMATION --

WE UNCOVERED WHAT THEY DID WAS PERFECTLY LEGAL --

INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW --

PLUS--

IT IS EASTER WEEKEND--

A LOT GOING ON HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA!

WE WILL TAKE YOU INSIDE THE EGG-STRAVAGANT FUN-- COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


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LINDSEY LIVE-2 SHOT, EANBOXES


GRAB YOUR EASTER BASKETS!

THOUSANDS OF PRIZED FILLED EGGS ARE UP FOR GRABS AT THE NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN THIS MORNING.

ALL FOR THE ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT.

NBC-2'S LINDSEY FRY JOINS US NOW LIVE --

LINDSEY -- LOOKS LIKE A LOT OF FUN! Return to index of stories...


LINDSEY LIVE-LIVE


Live

Good morning. So far so good! The first Easter egg hunt doesn't kick

off till 930. As you can see behind me organizers are gearing up for

the event. There will be several egg hunts here today each divided

into age groups. More than 1000 of these little eggs will be scattered

throughout the garden per hunt. Now there's no preregistration so if

you don't have any plans this morning grab the kids grab the Easter

baskets and come on out for some fun. You can register when you get

here. Coming up in just a little bit we'll hear from organizers on how

much work hoes into setting up for an event like this. Of course we'll

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LINDSEY LIVE-VO, SS


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LINDSEY LIVE-LIVE


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FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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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.

Showers and storms are exiting Southwest Florida this morning, leaving us with some much nicer weather just in time for Easter!

As we go through the day, you'll notice a pretty strong breeze coming from the west; winds will stay between 10-20 mph with some higher gusts up to 25 mph.

One pleasant change today will be the drier air pushing into Southwest Florida, which will lower the humidity and keep rain out of our forecast.

Expect a partly sunny sky today with increasing sunshine later in the afternoon, but we'll keep some clouds in the forecast with an onshore winds bringing in some Gulf moisture.

Temperatures will be a bit cooler today with highs only reaching the low 80s across most of Southwest Florida.

We'll even notice a nice cool down tonight, which will make for a very pleasant evening. Overnight lows will drop into the low to mid 60s along the coast and even as low as the upper 50s deeper inland.

Easter Sunday is looking picture perfect for Southwest Florida with plenty of sunshine, comfortable temperatures and low humidity; expect a mostly sunny sky with highs only in the low 80s.

As we head into next week, our weather goes into cruise control with sunshine at the wheel; highs will be in the mid to upper 80s, and rain chances will stay very low for most of the week. Return to index of stories...


SUSPICIOUS ELECTION MAILER-TC MON


A COLLIER COUNTY VOTER OUTRAGED.

AFTER SHE RECEIVED A LETTER WITH A GRADE ON HER VOTING HISTORY.

IT ALSO HAD HER NEIGHBORS NAMES AND THEIR GRADES.

N-B-C-2S ALEX DE ARMAS DID SOME DIGGING AND FOUND OUT IT'S ALL LEGAL. Return to index of stories...


SUSPICIOUS ELECTION MAILER-PKG


ELISABETH HENRIE GOT A D.

Elizabeth Henrie, voter

32:21-32:23 "I said what on earth is this. "

AT LEAST ACCORDING TO THIS MAILER SHE SAYS SHE RECEIVED AT HER MARCO ISLAND HOME TODAY.

Elizabeth Henrie, voter

32:26-32:30 "And I thought, why is someone sending this to me."

IT LOOKS LIKE A REPORT CARD.

IT HAD HER NAME-- A GRADE -- AND A LIST OF PEOPLE SHE KNOWS.

Elizabeth Henrie, voter

35:02-35:05 "These are all my neighbors. "

THIS REGULAR VOTER SAYS IT'S AN INVASION OF PRIVACY.

Elisabeth Henrie, Got Flyer in the Mail

32:43-32:49 "What right do these people have to send this to me. "

NBC2 ASKED THE LEE COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS -SHARON HARRINGTON -- IF THIS IS LEGAL.

HARRINGTON SAYS WHILE HENRIE'S VOTE IS PRIVATE -- IF SHE VOTED IS PUBLIC INFORMATION.

PHONER

2:23-2:33 "they can't find out who the people voted for, but mainly how they voted or the method. "

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS FLYER--

IT'S FROM VALUES ARE VITAL -- A POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE --

Elizabeth Henrie, voter

36:32-36:34 "It's kinda scary when you start to think about it. "

THE PAC BASES SCORES ON THE LAST SIX ELECTIONS -- IF YOU DIDN'T VOTE -- THE PAC GIVES YOU A LOWER GRADE.

PHONER

04:27-04:37 "I can't imagine why they would want to do it and not have and ties to something that's going on currently like our congressional district 19 election. "

YOU CAN'T MISS THESE BIG LETTERS-- "IMPROVE YOUR SCORE ON APRIL 22ND. "

Elizabeth Henrie, voter

35:24-35:30 "who are you. I want to know. I want to know. "

NO MATTER THE LEGALITY-- HENRIE SAYS SHE DOESN'T WANT TO RECEIVE MAIL LIKE THIS AGAIN.

Elizabeth Henrie, voter

"You don't know who they are and you don't know where they are getting this information from. Of course you said its public record but why would they o through that trouble. "

BUT FOR THEM -- IT APPEARS TO BE NO TROUBLE AT ALL.

ON MARCO ISLAND. ADA. Return to index of stories...


TEA PARTY RALLY-TRX, ONCAM, SS(2)


TODAY MARKS A BIG DAY FOR THE TEA PARTY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

WE FOUND OUT -- FORMER CONGRESSMAN CONNIE MACK IS HEADLINING THE KICKOFF EVENT IN ESTERO FOR THEIR "FIGHTING FOR LIBERTY" NATIONAL BUS TOUR.

IT'S HAPPENING AT 11:30 AT THE ESTERO RECREATION CENTER.

DISTRICT 19 REPUBLICAN PRIMARY CANDIDATES LIZBETH BENACQUISTO, CURT CLAWSON, MICHAEL DREIKORN AND PAIGE KREEGEL HAVE ALL BEEN INVITED TO ATTEND.

THE TEA PARTY EXPRESS ENDORSED CLAWSON. Return to index of stories...


PRIMARY VOTING-OTS


JUST A REMINDER -- TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF EARLY VOTING FOR THE SPECIAL PRIMARY ELECTION.

IF YOU PLAN ON VOTING -- YOU MUST BE A REGISTERED REPUBLICAN.

ELECTION DAY IS TUESDAY.

IF YOU'RE STILL UNDECIDED --

NBC2 PROFILED THE FOUR CANDIDATES THIS WEEK -

EACH STORY IS A BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT THE LIVES OF THE CANDIDATES.

YOU CAN FIND THOSE ON NBC-2.COM - UNDER THE NEWS TAB -

CLICK SOUTHWEST FLORIDA POLITICS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


ONE YEAR AFTER THE TRAGEDY IN BOSTON --

THE MARATHON IS ON AGAIN --

WE'RE DIGGING INTO PREPARATIONS, SECURITY AND MEMORIAL CEREMONIES PLANNED FOR THE ICONIC RUN --

AND IT'S EASTER WEEKEND --

WE HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU'RE LOOKING TO HUNT FOR EGGS, HEAD TO CHURCH, OR JUST ENJOY THE WEATHER -- Return to index of stories...


BOSTON MARATHONO PREVIEW-VO


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MARATHON MONDAY-ONCAM, VO


AN EMOTIONAL WEEK WRAPPED UP IN THE CITY OF BOSTON.

IT'S ALL LEADING UP TO MARATHON MONDAY.

PEOPLE REMEMBERED VICTIMS AND HEROES-- INCLUDING M-I-T POLICE OFFICER SEAN COLLIER, WHO DIED TRYING TO STOP THE BOMBING SUSPECTS LAST YEAR.

SECURITY WILL BE TIGHT FOR THE 36-THOUSAND RUNNERS

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BOSTON MARATHON PREVIEW-ONCAM


A BONITA SPRINGS MAN WILL BE ONE OF THE THOUSANDS OF RUNNERS ATTENDING-- JOINING HIS DAUGHTER, WHO WAS RUNNING WHEN THE BOMBS WENT OFF LAST YEAR.

NBC2'S STACEY DEFFENBAUGH CAUGHT UP WITH THE MAN BEFORE HE BOARDED THE PLANE FOR BOSTON. Return to index of stories...


BOSTON MARATHON PREVIEW-PKG


BILL STARKS IS AN EXPERIENCED MARATHON RUNNER.

ON MONDAY HE PLANS TO ADD NUMBER 13 TO HIS LIST.

BILL WILL JOIN 36-THOUSAND OTHER ELITE RUNNERS SIGNED UP FOR THE RACE, BUT THIS ONE IS EXTRA SPECIAL BECAUSE HE'S RUNNING WITH HIS DAUGTHER.

Bill Starks: "it will be right up there as far as father daughter things to do."

HIS DAUGTHER RAN LAST YEAR, BUT WAS STOPPED A MILE FROM THE FINISH LINE -- NOT ALLOWED TO FINSH THE RACE WHEN THE BOMBS EXPLODED. THIS YEAR, BILL CAN'T WAIT TO CROSS THE FINISH LINE WITH HER.

Bill Starks: "we decided early on regardless of how one or the other is doing that we are gong to stay together for the whole thing."

WITH AN ESTIMATED 1 MILLION SPECTATORS LINING THE ROUTE, RACE OFFICIALS AREN'T TAKING ANY CHANCES.

Mayor: "i truly believe because of our public safety officials that this weill be the safest place on the planet on April 21st."

THIS YEAR RUNNERS WILL HEAR A P.A. SYSTEM ALONG THE ROUTE, IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY, AND EACH RUNNER WILL BE GIVEN A CLEAR PLASTIC BAG BECAUSE LARGE PERSONAL BAGS ARE NOT ALLOWED.

AND THE PLAN FOR BILL IS 26.2 MILES, TOGETHER WITH HIS DAUGTHER RUNNING FOR CHARITY, AND HELPING A CITY REBUILD FROM A TERRIBLE TRAGEDY.

Bill Starks: "we are going to make this a positive chapter in our lives, we are going to enjoy every step, and we hope to take lots of pictures an djust take it all in." Return to index of stories...


BOSTON MARATHON PREVIEW-SSTOPS


STACEY DEFFENBAUGH WITH THAT STORY.

NBC-2 WILL HAVE LIVE COVERAGE IN BOSTON MONDAY MORNING ON NBC-2 NEWS TODAY. Return to index of stories...


THINGS 2 DO park-ONCAM, CG


TAKING A LOOK AT THINGS TO DO.

THERE'S A LOT GOING ON THIS WEEKEND.

IT'S FREE NATIONAL PARK WEEKEND.

ALL WEEKEND LONG - YOU CAN GET INTO THE PARKS, FREE OF CHARGE. Return to index of stories...


EARTH DAY AT DING DARLING-SSTOPS


AND IT'S EARTH DAY AT DING DARLING NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE.

THE EVENT INCLUDES TOURS, ART ACTIVITIES, AND BIKING.

IT'S ALL FREE.

THE EVENT STARTED AROUND 7 OCLOCK THIS MORNING. Return to index of stories...


OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT-ONCAM, SS


TONIGHT FAMILIES CAN WATCH A FREE SHOWING OF THE DISNEY- PIXAR FILM "MONSTER'S UNIVERSITY".

THE SHOW STARTS AT 8 O'CLOCK AT CAMBIER PARK.

BRING YOUR LAWNS CHAIRS AND BLANKETS. Return to index of stories...


ESTERO CONCERT SERIES-SSTOPS


YOU CAN CATCH SOME CLASSICAL MUSIC TODAY AT THE ESTERO CONCERT SERIES.

IT'S AT FOUR AT THE KORESHAN STATE HISTORIC SITE. Return to index of stories...


ROYAL SCOOP EGG HUNT-ONCAM, SS


TOMORROW IS EASTER SUNDAY.

WHICH MEANS YOU CAN EXPECT EGG HUNTS GALORE.

THE ROYAL SCOOP EASTER EGG HUNT IS THIS MORNING AT RIVERSIDE PARK IN BONITA SPRINGS.

IT STARTS AT 10 A.M.

YOU'LL FIND GAMES, A BOUNCE HOUSE, FOOD AND MORE.

AN ICE CREAM EATING CONTEST STARTS AT 12:30! Return to index of stories...


COLLIER EGGSTRAVAGANZA-SSTOPS


IN NAPLES -- IT'S THE EASTER EGG-STRAVAGANZA.

IT'S AT THE MAX HASSE COMMUNITY PARK FROM 10 A.M. TO ONE.

THE EVENT INCLUDES PICTURES WITH THE EASTER BUNNY, CRAFTS AND MORE.

TICKETS ARE FIVE DOLLARS PER FAMILY. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES ZOO ANIMAL EGG HUNT-SSTOPS


YOU CAN CATCH WILD ANIMALS CLAW AND KNAW THEIR EASTER EGGS THIS WEEKEND AT THE NAPLES ZOO.

THE ZOO IS OPEN FROM 9 A.M. TO FIVE.

THE LAST TICKET IS SOLD AT 4. Return to index of stories...


MARCO SPRING JUBILEE-SSTOPS


IT'S SPRING JUBILEE ON MARCO ISLAND TODAY.

IT'S FROM 10 A.M. TO NOON AT MACKLE PARK.

YOU'LL FIND MUSIC, GAMES, AN EASTER EGG HUNT AND MORE.

YOU CAN ALSO GET A PICTURE WITH THE EASTER BUNNY.

SORRY PARENTS -- THE EGG HUNT IS FOR KIDS 10 AND UNDER. Return to index of stories...


FLASHLIGHT EGG HUNT-ONCAM, SS


THE FLASHLIGHT EASTER EGG HUNT IS TONIGHT IN COLLIER COUNTY.

IT'S FROM 6:30 TO 10 AT THE GOLDEN GATE COMMUNITY CENTER IN NAPLES.

THE EVENT IS OPEN TO CHILDREN AGES FIVE TO NINE.

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THINGS 2 DO city palms-CG-WIPE


CHURCHES WILL CELEBRATE EASTER SUNDAY WITH SUNRISE SERVICES.

THE TWENTY FIRST ANNUAL COMMUNITY EASTER SERVICE IS TOMORROW MORNING AT THE CITY OF PALMS PARK.

DOORS OPEN AT 5:30 AND THE SERVICE BEGINS AT 6:30.

YOU CAN CHECK OUT ALL OF THE SERVICES ON OUR WEBSITE NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2 SHOT


THE SEARCH CONTINUES THIS MORNING FOR MORE THAN 250 PEOPLE MISSING OFF THE COAST OF SOUTH KOREA --

THE DEATH TOLL CONTINUES TO RISE --

30 BODIES HAVE NOW BEEN FOUND --

THIS MORNING, WE'RE LEARNING THE CAPTAIN OF THE SUNKEN FERRY HAS BEEN ARRESTED --

WE'RE UNCOVERING WHY -- STRAIGHT AHEAD. Return to index of stories...


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HEADLINES-TC MON


A 7-YEAR-OLD BOY IS ELECTROCUTED BY A LIGHT INSIDE OF A POOL --

THIS MORNING HIS FATHER IS SPEAKING OUT -- AS WE UNCOVER HOW IT ALL HAPPENED.

AND -- WE'RE UNCOVERING THE STORY OF ANOTHER YOUNG BOY KILLED BY HIS OWN FATHER SO HE COULD PLAY VIDEO GAMES --

PLUS --

A SLOW MOVING LANDSLIDE DESTROYING THIS HOME --

THIS MORNING, A FAMILY IS ABANDONING EVERYTHING TO SAVE THEIR LIVES -- Return to index of stories...


FL BOY ELECTROCUTED POOL-TC MON


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FL TODDLER DEATH-TC MON


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WYOMING LANDSLIDE-TC MON


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GOOD MORNING 2-PLASMA


GOOD MORNING, THANKS FOR JOINING US ON NBC-2 NEWS TODAY.

I'M CHRISTY ANDREWS.

A BIG CHANGE IN WEATHER THIS MORNING

METEOROLOGIST JASON DUNNING IS STANDING BY IN THE WEATHER CENTER WITH MORE ON YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST.

JASON. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-WX CENTER


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.

Showers and storms are exiting Southwest Florida this morning, leaving us with some much nicer weather just in time for Easter!

As we go through the day, you'll notice a pretty strong breeze coming from the west; winds will stay between 10-20 mph with some higher gusts up to 25 mph.

One pleasant change today will be the drier air pushing into Southwest Florida, which will lower the humidity and keep rain out of our forecast.

Expect a partly sunny sky today with increasing sunshine later in the afternoon, but we'll keep some clouds in the forecast with an onshore winds bringing in some Gulf moisture.

Temperatures will be a bit cooler today with highs only reaching the low 80s across most of Southwest Florida.

We'll even notice a nice cool down tonight, which will make for a very pleasant evening. Overnight lows will drop into the low to mid 60s along the coast and even as low as the upper 50s deeper inland.

Easter Sunday is looking picture perfect for Southwest Florida with plenty of sunshine, comfortable temperatures and low humidity; expect a mostly sunny sky with highs only in the low 80s.

As we head into next week, our weather goes into cruise control with sunshine at the wheel; highs will be in the mid to upper 80s, and rain chances will stay very low for most of the week. Return to index of stories...


SOUTH KOREA FERRY UPDATE-TRX, VO IN PLASMA


NEW DETALS ON THAT SINKING FERRY BOAT OFF THE COAST OF SOUTH KOREA.

IT STARTED AS A TROP TO A HOLIDAY ISLAND--

NOW INVESTIGATORS SAY THAT BOAT IS UNDER WATER.

AND ITS CAPTAIN-- UNDER ARREST.

NBC'S BILL NEELEY HAS MORE FORM SOUTH KOREA. Return to index of stories...


SOUTH KOREA FERRY UPDATE-PKG


Under arrest and charged with criminal negligence - the 69 year old captain seen here abandoning his ship.

He wasn't at the helm when it got into trouble. He left behind inflatable life rafts, never launched.

The final radio messages between the ship and maritime officials show he was NEVER in control of events.

From the bridge: "Our ship is in danger.it's rolling right now. Please come quickly"

Officials order them to "put on the life vests and get ready, as people may have to abandon ship."

The crew reply "It's hard for people to move."

This woman mourns her 17 year old boy, one of the few whose bodies have been recovered. from a ship that has now disappeared in the murky waters.

Divers tried today, repeatedly, to enter it but strong currents stopped them.

SOT DIVER: "It's impossible to go down. But we have to try. We have to sacrifice ourselves to save the people"-

The hope that air pockets might keep some children alive, is dwindling.

These huge cranes are moving in for salvage, not rescue.

One man who escaped the ship was the Vice Principal -- in charge of more than 300 students on board.

At his school they announced today that he had killed himself.

This is a school of rising anger and fading hope.

SOT

Of parents overwhelmed by loss and grief.

Danwon High School is a school of tears.

The classrooms lie empty, except for the clothes of the missing children, the books they piled ready for their return. Return to index of stories...


SOUTH KOREA FERRY UPDATE-TAG


BILL NEELEY WITH THAT REPORT.

RESCUERS ARE PLANNING 40 DIVES TODAY AT THE SITE OF THE SUNKEN SOUTH KOREAN FERRY.

THEY HOPE TO RECOVER AT LEAST SOME OF THE BODIES TRAPPED ON BOARD. Return to index of stories...


MISSING MALAYSIAN PLANE-OTS, VO


NBC-2 IS STAYING ON TOP OF THE SEARCH EFFORTS TO FIND MALAYSIA FLIGHT 370.

THIS MORNING WE ARE LEARNING THE ROBOTIC SUBMARINE WILL MAKE IT'S SEVENTH DIVE INTO THE INDIAN OCEAN.

THE SUB FINISHED ITS SIXTH UNDERWATER SEARCH MISSION OVERNIGHT --

SO FAR IT HASN'T FOUND ANYTHING OF INTEREST, BUT DATA FROM ITS SIXTH SEARCH IS BEING ANALYZED.

MEANWHILE, UP TO ELEVEN MILITARY PLANES AND 12 SHIPS WILL PARTICIPATE INTO TODAY'S SEARCH. Return to index of stories...


13 KILLED ON MT EVEREST-ONCAM, VO


RESUCERS ARE CONTINUING TO SEARCH FOR THREE TOUR GUIDES ON MOUNT EVEREST THIS MORNING --.

NBC-2 HAS CONFIMED THAT 13 PEOPLE HAVE DIED FROM A MASSIVE AVALANCHE.

THIS IS THE DEADLIEST ACCIDENT EVER ON THE WORLD'S TALLEST MOUNTAIN.

THE SHERPAS, AS THEY'RE CALLED, WERE SETTING UP ROPES FOR OTHER CLIMBERS ON THE MOUNTAIN WHEN THE SNOW AND ICE SWEPT OVER THEM.

SPRING IS BUSIEST TIME OF YEAR FOR PEOPLE TRYING TO CLIMB EVERST. Return to index of stories...


WYOMING LANDSLIDE-TRX, VOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

A CREEPING LANDSLIDE SPLIT A HOUSE IN TWO IN JACKSON WYOMING.

THE DAMAGE IS SO BAD-- WORKERS ARE NOT ABLE TO FIX IT.

THE GROUND WAS MOVING ONE INCH A DAY TWO WEEKS AGO.

ON FRIDAY, IT WAS A FOOT A DAY. Return to index of stories...


SEA ISLE FIRE-ONCAM, VO


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS VIDEO OF A DEVASTING CONDO FIRE IN A NEW JERSEY.

IT HAPPENED IN A JERSEY SHORE COMMUNITY EARLIER THIS WEEK.

THE FIRE DESTROYED SEVERAL HOMES.

NBC-2 IS WORKING TO FIND OUT IF ANYONE WAS INSIDE THOSE HOMES WHEN THE FIRE HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


OK BOMBING ANNIVERSARY-ONCAM, VO


TODAY MARKS 19 YEARS SINCE THE OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING.

TIMOTHY MCVEIGH PARKED A RENTAL TRUCK OF HOMEMADE EXPLOSIVES IN FRONT OF A FEDERAL BUILDING--THEN DETONATED IT.

168 PEOPLE DIED --

MCVEIGH WAS EXECUTED IN PRISON IN JUNE 2001.

TERRY NICHOLS AND MICHAEL FORTIER WERE ALSO CONVICTED AS CONSPIRATORS IN THE PLOT. Return to index of stories...


FL TODDLER DEATH-TRX, ONCAM, VO


NBC2 IS UNCOVING THE STORY OF A FLORIDA DAD -- ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS ONE YEAR OLD SO HE COULD PLAY VIDEO GAMES.

POLICE IN CITRUS COUNTY ARRESTED 24-YEAR-OLD EUGENE WYGANT.

THEY SAY HE CONFESSED TO SUFFOCATING HIS SON TO STOP HIM FROM CRYING.

HE THEN PUT HIM IN A PLAYPEN AND IGNORED HIM FOR FIVE HOURS WHILE HE WATCHED TV AND PLAYED VIDEO GAMES.

WHEN HE CHECKED ON THE BOY -- HE WAS DEAD. Return to index of stories...


FL TODDLER DEATH-SOTVO


"I was trying to figure out what happened and when we saw the medical examiner, I thought somebody had died. I didn't know who it was, we have some elderly people who live down there so we thought something had happened. When I found out it was a kid it just broke my heart."

NBC-2 DID SOME DIGGING AND FOUND OUT WYGANT HAS AN EXTENSIVE CRIMINAL HISTORY IN CALIFORNIA THAT INCLUDES TRESPASSING AND RAPE.

WYGANT AND HIS GIRLFRIEND ALSO HAVE A 3- MONTH-OLD DAUGHTER WHO IS NOW IN STATE CUSTODY.

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SUNRISE SCHOOL STABBING-OTS, VO


NEW INFORMATION IN A STABBING AT A BROWARD COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL.

SUNRISE POLICE SAY THE SUSPECT WILL LIKELY BE CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER.

THE VICTIM'S DAD SAYS HE WAS STABBED THREE TIMES IN THE CHEST AND BACK-- BUT IS EXPECTED TO BE OKAY.

OFFICERS THINK THE SUSPECT STABBED THE VICTIM DURING A FIGHT OVER A BASKETBALL GAME. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA PRINCIPAL ARRESTED-ONCAM, SS(2)


A PRINCIPAL IN TAMPA IS ACCUSED OF INAPPROPRIATELY TOUCHING A STUDENT.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY DEPUTIES ARRESTED 63-YEAR-OLD JAMES LARKIN ON THURSDAY.

HE'S A MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL AT "TAMPA DAY SCHOOL."

DEPUTIES SAY HE ADMITTED HE TOUCHED A 14 YEAR OLD BOY.

HE BECAME FRIENDS WITH THE STUDENT AFTER THE BOY'S DAD DIED.

HE BABYSAT THE BOY WHILE HIS MOTHER WAS OUT OF TOWN LAST MONTH.

THAT'S WHEN DEPUTIES SAY HE TOUCHED THE BOY INAPPROPRIATELY. Return to index of stories...


FL BOY ELECTROCUTED POOL-TCMON


WE KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON KIDS NEAR POOLS BECAUSE OF THE POTENTIAL OF DROWNING --

BUT THE FAMILY OF A MIAMI BOY NEVER IMAGINED HE COULD BE ELECTROCUTED BY AN UNDERWATER LIGHT.

THIS MORNING HIS FATHER IS SPEAKING OUT -- WITH A MESSAGE FOR ALL PARENTS. Return to index of stories...


FL BOY ELECTROCUTED POOL-PKG


Nats - "Mommy, you know what?"

AT JUST 7-YEARS OLD -- CALDER SLOAN WAS A BOY WISE BEYOND HIS YEARS.

Nats - "Getting my hair wet."

HE LOVED HIS YOUNGER BROTHER, HIS FAMILY AND THE WATER.

"Fish were envious of him. He swam better than a dolphin."

BUT THIS WEEK -- THE UNTHINKABLE HAPPENED WHILE HE RACED A FAMILY FRIEND IN A BACKYARD POOL IN MIAMI.

THE FRIEND JUMPED OUT AFTER FEELING A TINGLE.

BUT HE COULDN'T GET CALDER'S ATTENTION -- WHO WAS SWIMMING TOWARD A POOL LIGHT.

"Somehow he was shocked by that, flew out of the water, screaming. Thank God, as we understand it, went to some form of unconsciousness."

A NEIGHBOR HEARD THE COMMOTION AND JUMPED INTO ACTION -- BUT THAT TOO PROVED PROBLEMATIC.

"I'm getting zapped. As I'm performing CPR on the child, I'm getting zapped."

CALDER WAS PROUNOUNCED DEAD AT THE HOSPITAL.

AN INSPECTION ON THE POOL REVEALED ONE OF THE GROUND WIRES CONNECTING THE POOL WASN'T ATTACHED --

SENDING 120 VOLTS ELECTRICITY TO THE POOL LIGHT, INSTEAD OF THE NORMAL 12 --

TAKING LITTLE CALDER'S LIFE ALMOST INSTANTLY.

"It makes me extremely angry and sad. I don't think my wife and I have processed it. Processing this is going to take forever." Return to index of stories...


FL BOY ELECTROCUTED POOL-ONCAM


IN THIS CASE -- IT LOOKS LIKE THE LIGHT WAS WIRED INCORRECTLY --

EXPERTS SAY THE SALTY ENVIRONMENT IN SOUTH FLORIDA CAN ALSO CAUSE CORROSION.

ONE THING YOU CAN DO IF YOU OWN A POOL IS HIRE A LICENSED ELECTRICIAN TO ROUTINELY CHECK THE EQUIPMENT. Return to index of stories...


SAFE POOL PARTY-CGTOPS


THIS MORNING YOU CAN LEARN WAYS TO KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE AROUND THE WATER --

THE GOLISANO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL WILL HOST A FREE POOL SAFETY PARTY.

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INJURED MANATEE-ONCAM, VO


AN 800 POUND MANATEE IS RECOVERING THIS MORNING.

AFTER IT WAS HIT BY A BOAT PROPELLER IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT FOUND THE INJURED SEA COW IN GASPARILLA MARINA.

THE MANATEE IS EXPECTED TO BE O-K.

BUT OFFICIALS WARN BOATERS- TO BE CAREFUL ON THE WATER.

MANATEE SPEED ZONES ARE IN EFFECT THIS TIME OF YEAR. Return to index of stories...


BAREFOOT BEACH GATER-WIPE, VOTOPS


AND CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO OF AN ALLIGATOR ON THE BEACH!

IT HAPPENED ON BAREFOOT BEACH IN COLLIER COUNTY.

F-W-C TRAPPED THE GATOR AND REMOVED IT FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

THE VIDEO WAS TAKEN BY DIANA CRANDALL-- WHO IS VISITING ON VACATION.

SHE SAYS SHE SPOTTED THE GATOR SWIMMING IN THE WATER-- BEFORE IT WAS CAPUTURED ON LAND. Return to index of stories...


BETSY MEET BETSY-ONCAM, SOTVO


NBC2 CAPTURED A VERY SPECIAL MOMENT AT THE CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FRIDAY.

"We're very honored to name out new beautiful loggerhead sea turtle, and it is a she.laugh.her name will be Betsy"

THE CONSERVANCY NAMED A BABY SEA TURTLE BETSY IN HONOR BETSY SANDSTROM -- A LONG-TIME RESCUER OF TURTLES.

BETSY HAS TERMINAL CANCER, BUT SHE WAS ABLE TO MAKE THE TRIP TO THE CONSERVANCY FOR THE EVENT. Return to index of stories...


POPE GOOD FRIDAY-ONCAM, VO


AS ROMAN CATHOLICS WORLDWIDE REFLECTED ON GOOD FRIDAY.

POPE FRANCIS TOOK PART IN A NIGHTTIME CEREMONY AT THE COLOSSEUM IN ROME.

MARKING THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS, ALSO KNOWN AS THE WAY OF THE CROSS.

THE POPE PRESIDED OVER THE CEREMONY, A CENTURIES-OLD DEVOTION, THAT BEGAN AS A SPIRITUAL PILGRIMAGE TO THE PLACES AND EVENTS OF HOLY WEEK.

THIS WEEK IS ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT PERIODS OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC YEAR. Return to index of stories...


EASTER BUNNY TAKES A DIP-EANIBOX


THE EASTER BUNNY IS TAKING A DIP FOR A GOOD CAUSE.

TAKE A LOOK.

THE EASTR BUNNY HID EGGS FOR AN UNDERWATER EGG HUNT IN THE FLORIDA KEYS.

IT'S ALL PART OF A FUNDRAISER TO HELP CHILDREN IN NEED.

THE EGG HUNT IS OPEN TO DIVERS AND SNORKELERS WHO WANT TO "EGG-SPLORE." Return to index of stories...


SPACEX ROCKET LAUNCH-WIPE, VOTOPS


A CARGO CRAFT IS NOW ON ITS WAY TO THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION.

THE SPACE-X DRAGON CAPSULE LAUNCHED FROM CAPE CANAVERAL FRIDAY AFTERNOOON

THE CAPSULE IS DELIVERING 5-THOUSAND POUNDS OF FOOD AND SUPPLIES.

IT'S SET TO GET THERE SUNDAY MORNING. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT


THE BAD WEATHER IS GONE --

SO THAT MEANS IT'S TIME FOR SOME EASTER FUN WITH THE FAMILY.

A LIVE LOOK RIGHT NOW FROM THE NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN --

WHERE THOUSANDS OF EGGS ARE UP FOR GRABS.

STRAIGHT AHEAD -- A LIVE REPORT WITH HOW YOU CAN GET IN ON THIS FUN.

AND FROM TEXTING TO. TABLETS. THERE'S MANY DISTRACTIONS WHILE YOU'RE ON THE ROADS.

FIND OUT WHAT CAPE CORAL POLICE ARE DOING TO CRACK DOWN ON THIS GROWING TREND.

PLUS -- WE'VE HEARD OF DRESS CODE FOR STUDENTS. BUT WHAT ABOUT FOR PARENTS?

A SOUTH FLORIDA SCHOOLS DISTRICT IS PUSHING FOR NEW RESTRICTIONS ON WHAT PARENTS CAN WEAR WHEN THEY VISIT A SCHOOL. Return to index of stories...


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LINDSEY LIVE-2 SHOT, EANBOXES


TOMORROW IS EASTER SUNDAY.

AND IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A WAY TO CELEBRATE. THERE'S A SERIES OF EASTER EGG HUNTS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW!

IT'S ALL HAPPENING AT THE NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN.

NBC2'S LINDSEY FRY IS THERE LIVE.

LINDSEY HOW'S IT GOING OUT THERE? Return to index of stories...


LINDSEY LIVE-LIVE


Good morning. So far so good! The first Easter egg hunt doesn't kick

off till 930. As you can see behind me organizers are gearing up for

the event. There will be several egg hunts here today each divided

into age groups. More than 1000 of these little eggs will be scattered

throughout the garden per hunt. Now there's no preregistration so if

you don't have any plans this morning grab the kids grab the Easter

baskets and come on out for some fun. You can register when you get

here. Coming up in just a little bit we'll hear from organizers on how

much work hoes into setting up for an event like this. Of course we'll

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LINDSEY LIVE-VO, SS


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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.

Showers and storms are exiting Southwest Florida this morning, leaving us with some much nicer weather just in time for Easter!

As we go through the day, you'll notice a pretty strong breeze coming from the west; winds will stay between 10-20 mph with some higher gusts up to 25 mph.

One pleasant change today will be the drier air pushing into Southwest Florida, which will lower the humidity and keep rain out of our forecast.

Expect a partly sunny sky today with increasing sunshine later in the afternoon, but we'll keep some clouds in the forecast with an onshore winds bringing in some Gulf moisture.

Temperatures will be a bit cooler today with highs only reaching the low 80s across most of Southwest Florida.

We'll even notice a nice cool down tonight, which will make for a very pleasant evening. Overnight lows will drop into the low to mid 60s along the coast and even as low as the upper 50s deeper inland.

Easter Sunday is looking picture perfect for Southwest Florida with plenty of sunshine, comfortable temperatures and low humidity; expect a mostly sunny sky with highs only in the low 80s.

As we head into next week, our weather goes into cruise control with sunshine at the wheel; highs will be in the mid to upper 80s, and rain chances will stay very low for most of the week. Return to index of stories...


DISTRACTED DRIVING CRACKDOWN-TRX, VO IN PLASMA


CAPE CORAL POLICE SAY DISTRACTED DRIVERS ARE BECOMING A GROWING PROBLEM IN THE CITY -- MAINLY TEXTING AND DRIVING --

NBC2 GEORGE SOLIS RODE ALONG WITH OFFICERS.

HE SHOWS US HOW YOU CAN GET A TICKET FOR TEXTING EASIER THAN YOU THINK -- Return to index of stories...


DISTRACTED DRIVING CRACKDOWN-PKG


nats

53:41 "I didn't know if you noticed I was behind you for three blocks

with my lights on." Satterlee

CAPE CORAL'S FINEST HIT THE STREETS HARD.

CRACKING DOWN ON DISTRACTED DRIVERS.

53:43 "I saw you through the rear view mirror the whole time

watching looking at you cell phone, I'm like oh please don't let the

car in front of him crash." Satterlee

WE WERE THERE- ALONG FOR STOP AFTER STOP

20:33 "Siren"

THE TICKETS WRITTEN

09:11 "I'm supposed to give you a ticket"

ALL IN THE EFFORT TO KEEP ANY AND ALL DRIVERS HONEST BEHIND THE WHEEL.

53:35 "Wow, no warnings or nothing? "Well, please don't do the

distracted driving part, that's the problem." Satterlee

WHICH SPANS BEYOND JUST TEXTING AND DRIVING.

49:31 "iPads, putting on their makeup, eating their breakfast on

their way to the morning job right now." Satterlee

ADD DRIVING INTO THE MIX

A PERFECT RECIPE FOR DISASTER.

47:14 "Number one you have no seatbelt on and number two you are

using your phone while driving in Florida, it's going to cause a

problem" Satterlee

OFFICERS SAY EVEN THOUGH TEXTING AND DRIVING IS ONLY A SECONDARY

OFFENSE IN FLORIDA.

THEY CAN STILL ENFORCE THE LAW BY CITING DRIVERS FOR CARLESS DRIVING

IF THEY ARE PUTTING OTHERS ON THE ROAD AT RISK

52:20 "If they fit that they're looking down not paying attention to

the road other cars around other people if fits that we'll go that

avenue rather than the actual texting statue."

CAPE P-D SAYS IN THE LAST 6 MONTHS THEY'VE ONLY WRITTEN 3

TEXTING WHILE DRIVING CITATIONS.

54:45 "I think its a great first step for the state to have a

mandatory ban on texting while driving"

IN THE MEANTIME THEY'LL KEEP USING EVERY OTHER TOOL AT THIER DISPOSAL

TO KEEP DRIVERS SAFE ON THE ROAD.

IN CC GS NBC2

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CHARCO ALERT TEXT-OTS


THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS ROLLING OUT A NEW TEXT ALERT SYSTEM.

UPDATES WILL INCLUDE ANYTHING FROM MAJOR ROAD CLOSURES TO MISSING ENDANGERED ADULTS.

IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN SIGNING UP--

GO TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM, CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


NEW CAPE & CHARCO CHIEF-SS(2) TOPS


A COUPLE OF FIRE CHIEF PROMOTIONS TO TELL YOU ABOUT IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FIRE DISTRICTS.

IN CAPE CORAL, DON COCHRAN IS NOW CHIEF.

HE HAS SERVED IN THE CAPE, FOR 24 YEARS.

AND IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY, MARIANNE TAYLOR WAS NAMED NEW FIRE CHIEF. Return to index of stories...


RED WHITE AND BOOM-OTS


WE'RE LEARNING RED WHITE AND BOOM MAY GET A REVIVAL.

MONDAY -- CAPE CORAL CITY LEADERS WILL TALK ABOUT BRINGING BACK ONE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S LARGEST FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS.

LATE LAST YEAR THE MAIN SPONSOR BACKED OUT --

SO THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PULLED THE PLUG.

SOME INVESTORS SHOWED INTEREST- BUT NOTHING CAME OF IT.

NOW THE CITY** WILL LOOK AT PAYING FOR IT.

COUNT ON NBC2 TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT'S DECIDED. Return to index of stories...


HISTORY OF FT MYERS-ONCAM, VO


YOU MAY WANT TO CHECK HIS OUT THIS WEEKEND.

THE CITY OF FORT MYERS WILL BE GETTING A LOT OF NATIONAL AIR TIME --

TODAY AT NOON -- C SPAN'S PROGRAM BOOK TV WILL BE FEATURING TOM SMOOT'S BOOK - "THE EDISONS OF FORT MYERS."

THAT'S ON C-SPAN 2.

THEN ON SUNDAY-

THE HISTORY OF FORT MYERS WILL BE ON DISPLAY.

A SPECIAL SERIES CALLED THE "CITIES TOUR" WILL BE SHOWCASING THE BURROUGHS HOME.

IT'S GOING TO AIR SUNDAY AT 2 P-M ON CSPAN THREE. Return to index of stories...


I 75 TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX, OTS ,SS


NOW TO AN NBC-2 TRAFFIC ALERT.

BEGINNING NEXT WEEK CREWS WILL BE PREPARING I-75 FOR A PAINTING PROJECT.

THE WORK WILL BE IN LEE COUNTY NEAR BAYSHORE ROAD.

DRIVERS WILL NEED TO SLOW DOWN AND WATCH FOR CREW MEMBERS.

THIS IS PART OF THE ON-GOING PROJECT TO EXPAND THE INTERSTATE TO SIX LANES IN THAT AREA. Return to index of stories...


PARENTAL DRESS CODE-ONCAM,


WE ALL KNOW - FLORIDA STUDENTS HAVE A DRESS CODE -

NOW A FLORIDA SCHOOL DISTRICT IS LOOKING TO CRACK DOWN ON *PARENTS OF STUDENTS.

IT'S HAPPENING IN BROWARD COUNTY.

THE GOAL IS TO ELIMINATE DISTRACTIONS AT SCHOOL EVENTS AND VISITS.

ANGELA ROZIER TALKED TO PARENTS WHO ARE IN AGREEMENT. Return to index of stories...


PARENTAL DRESS CODE-PKG


"Well, I don't think it would hurt. I think sometimes it would be appropriate."

"I find it interesting when I see how some people dress."

THE IDEA OF POSSIBLY HAVING A DRESS CODE FOR PARENTS WHEN THEY VISIT A SCHOOL OR SCHOOL-SPONSORED EVENT IN PALM BEACH COUNTY IS GETTING REACTION DISTRICT WIDE.

"I don't believe in that motto that parents have 'do as I say and not as I do.'"

"I think we should all think what's best for our children you know."

BOARD MEMBER KAREN BRILL BROUGHT UP THE IDEA DURING OPENING REMARKS DURING WEDNESDAY NIGHT'S SCHOOL BOARD MEETING.

"Broward county school board and this is coming to me secondhand, apparently they were discussing whether they needed to have a policy for parents, for their attire when they attend school functions because they said they were having distractions caused by scantily clad parents and they felt that their teachers, administrators, and students had to be dressed a certain way."

SHE WANTS TO BRING IT UP FOR DISCUSSION AND FIND OUT WHAT PEOPLE THINK ABOUT THE IDEA.

"I don't know that we can have a policy, I don't know if it's something that would be a recommendation in a handbook, but I wanted to give everybody a chance to reach out to us and for the board members to think about it."

"I believe that you should--if you're teaching your kid not to dress a certain way, you shouldn't dress a certain way. Whether you are a parent or not. sorry moms!" Return to index of stories...


FL UNEMPLOYMENT-ONCAM, CG


WE DID SOME DIGGINIG AND FOUND OUT THE SUNSHINE STATE CREATED TO MOST JOBS IN THE NATION LAST MONTH --

THE STATE ADDED NEARLY 21-THOUSAND PRIVATE-SECTOR JOBS IN MARCH.

THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE JUMPED SLIGHTLY TO 6-POINT-3 PERCENT.

BUT FOR THE 8TH STRAIGHT MONTH -- IT'S BELOW THE NATIONAL RATE -- WHICH IS 6-POINT-7 PERCENT. Return to index of stories...


IMMIGRANT TUITION BILL-OTS


AN UNUSUAL MOVE IN TALLAHASSEE.

FRIDAY GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT-

AND FORMER GOVERNORS JEB BUSH -- AND BOB MARTINEZ, PUSHED THE STATE SENATE TO GRANT IN STATE TUITION TO SOME UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS.

THIS COMES A DAY AFTER A SENATE COMMITTEE SAID IT WON'T HEAR THE BILL- A DECISION THAT PROBABLY DOOMS THE PROPOSAL.

THE HOUSE APPROVED ITS VERSION LAST MONTH. Return to index of stories...


TAX RETURNS-WIPE, VOTOPS


MORE AMERICANS ARE FILING THEIR TAX RETURNS FROM HOME.

AND ACCORDING TO CAPITAL ONE BANK'S ANNUAL SURVEY, 80-PERCENT ARE EXPECTING A TAX REFUND.

THE SURVEY FOUND 52-PERCENT OF AMERICANS EXPECTING A REFUND PLAN TO SPEND, RATHER THAN SAVE IT.

AND FOR THOSE WHO ARE SPENDING THEIR RETURN, 58 PERCENT WILL USE THE MONEY TO PAY DOWN DEBT OR PAY OFF BILLS. Return to index of stories...


VOLKSWAGON RECALL-TRX, ONCAM, VO


VOLKSWAGEN SAYSS IT IS RECALLING MORE THAN 26,000 NEW 2014 CARS IN THE UNITED STATES.

THIS IS DUE TO FAULTY O-RING SEALS THAT LEAK TRANSMISSION FLUID THAT COULD SPARK A FIRE.

THE RECALL AFFECTS THE MODEL YEAR 2014 JETTA, BEETLE CONVERTIBLE.

The PASSAT WITH A 1-POINT-8T ENGINE AND TORQUE CONVERTER.

VOLKSWAGON SAYS DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE O-RING SEALS IN THE TRANSMISSION OIL COOLER. Return to index of stories...


CHIPOLTE PRICES-ONCAM


CHIPOTLE LOVERS THIS IS FOR YOU.

YOUR FAVORITE MEAL IS SOON GOING TO COST YOU MORE.

THE COMPANY WILL RAISE PRICES FOR THE ENTIRE MENU.

IT'S THE FIRST PRICE HIKE IN THREE YEARS.

THE CHANGE WILL HAPPEN IN THE NEXT SIX MONTHS.

CHIPOTLE BLAMES HIGHER FOOD COSTS FOR BEEF, AVOCADOS AND CHEESE. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BREAK-2 SHOT


YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW IS.

YOU ARE WATCHING NBC-2 NEWS TODAY.

UP NEXT A LOOK AT TODAY'S TOP STORIES.

PLUS AN UPDATED LOOK AT YOUR FORECAST WITH JASON DUNNING. Return to index of stories...


NEWS OPEN-CLIP


SHOW OPEN Return to index of stories...


GOOD MORNING 3-2 SHOT


GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME BACK TO THE FINAL HALF HOUR OF NBC-2 NEWS TODAY.

I'M CHRISTY ANDREWS

AND I'M CLIFTON FRENCH.

WE'LL HAVE YOUR TOP STORIES OF THE DAY IN JUST ONE MINUTE.

BUT FIRST YOUR FIRST ALERT FORECAST WITH METEOROLOGIST, JASON DUNNING. Return to index of stories...


FIRST WEATHER-WX CENTER


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.Showers and storms are exiting Southwest Florida this morning, leaving us with some much nicer weather just in time for Easter!

As we go through the day, you'll notice a pretty strong breeze coming from the west; winds will stay between 10-20 mph with some higher gusts up to 25 mph.

One pleasant change today will be the drier air pushing into Southwest Florida, which will lower the humidity and keep rain out of our forecast.

Expect a partly sunny sky today with increasing sunshine later in the afternoon, but we'll keep some clouds in the forecast with an onshore winds bringing in some Gulf moisture.

Temperatures will be a bit cooler today with highs only reaching the low 80s across most of Southwest Florida.

We'll even notice a nice cool down tonight, which will make for a very pleasant evening. Overnight lows will drop into the low to mid 60s along the coast and even as low as the upper 50s deeper inland.

Easter Sunday is looking picture perfect for Southwest Florida with plenty of sunshine, comfortable temperatures and low humidity; expect a mostly sunny sky with highs only in the low 80s.

As we head into next week, our weather goes into cruise control with sunshine at the wheel; highs will be in the mid to upper 80s, and rain chances will stay very low for most of the week. Return to index of stories...


DEPUTY ARRESTED DUI-TRX, OC, SS, OC


A STORY YOU CAN COUNT NBC-2 TO FOLLOW IN THE DAY AHEAD.

A LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE CORRECTIONS DEPUTY WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH DUI OVERNIGHT --

ANTHONY RIVERA WAS ARRESTED --

-- IN THE PARKING LOT OF THE RED ROOF INN NEAR COLLEGE PARKWAY IN FORT MYERS.

DEPUTIES SAY IT STARTED AS A DOMESTIC INCIDENT. WHEN DEPUTIES ARRIVED. THEY SMELLED ALCHOHOL. AND SAY RIVERA'S SPEECH WAS SLURRED.

RIVERA HAS WORKED FOR THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SINCE 2007.

HE'S BEEN PLACED ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE WITHOUT PAY.

WE DID SOME DIGGING AND FOUND OUT A DEPUTY BY THE SAME NAME WAS REMOVED FROM HIS POSITION IN 2007 FOR LYING DURING AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION --

ALL DEPUTIES ARE ALLOWED TO APPEAL THOSE DECISIONS --

WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT IF IT THIS IS THE SAME DEPUTY -- Return to index of stories...


DUNBAR SHOOTING SCENE 1-TRX, TC MON, FULL


THIS MORNING NBC-2 IS TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT TWO SHOOTINGS IN FORT MYERS.

RIGHT NOW. THE GUNMEN ARE STILL ON THE LOOSE.

THE FIRST HAPPENED NEAR DUNBAR STREET AND PALM AVENUE FRIDAY.

NOBODY WAS HIT --

POLICE SPENT THE NIGHT MARKING WHERE EACH BULLET LANDED.

ONE CAR IN THE AREA WAS DAMAGED. Return to index of stories...


DUNBAR SHOOTING SCENE 2-TRX, VOTOPS


THE SECOND SHOOTING WAS NEAR VELASCO AND ECONOMY STREETS.

ONCE AGAIN -- NOBODY WAS HURT.

BUT A CAR WAS RIDDLED BY BULLETS.

NEIGHBORS SAY THIS NISSAN PULLED UP MINUTES BEFORE THE SHOOTING. Return to index of stories...


DUNBAR SHOOTING SCENE 2-SOT, TC MON


2:55:53-2:56:01

GERALD GILMORE/ heard shots

"I came outside and I just saw the car sitting there and I just looked

at the car and I noticed it had some bullets holes in it and it looked

like a little blood."

POLICE SAY BOTH SCENES ARE CONNECTED.

WE'RE WORKING OUR SOURCES TO FIND OUT MORE --

COUNT ON NBC2 FOR UPDATES. Return to index of stories...


HIT AND RUN SUSPECTS-OC, SS, VO


THIS MORNING NBC-2 IS WORKING TO FIND THE LATEST INFORMATION ON A FUGITIVE ARREST IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

POLICE TELL US TWO MEN WANTED IN DALLAS IN CONNECTION TO A FATAL HIT AND RUN HAVE BEEN CAPTURED IN NORTH FORT MYERS --

POLICE HAVE LINKED DAGO-BERTO CASTANON AND ROGELIO AVILA TO A CRASH THAT KILLED A TEXAS POLICE OFFICER'S 13 YEAR OLD SON.

THE DRIVER OF A STOLEN MINI-VAN, RUNNING FROM POLICE - SMASHED INTO A CAR, CARRYING THE TEEN AND HIS MOTHER.

THE MOM IS SAID TO BE RECOVERING- SHE'S STILL IN THE I-C-U - BUT THE 7TH GRADER DIED FROM HIS INJURIES.

YOU CAN COUNT ON N-B-C-2 FOR DEVELOPMENTS. Return to index of stories...


CCI INMATE DEATH-ONCAM, VO


NBC-2 IS PROBING FOR NEW INFORMATION ABOUT AN INMATE DEATH INSIDE THE CHARLOTTE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION.

THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS SAYS MATTHEW WALKER DIED LAST WEEK.

BUT WON'T RELEASE ANY OTHER DETAILS.

SOURCES TELL N-B-C TWO CORRECTION OFFICERS BEAT WALKER TO DEATH AFTER HE HAD A CONFRONTATION WITH A FEMALE OFFICER.

THIS FOLLOWS TWO EXCLUSIVE STORIES WE BROUGHT YOU THIS WEEK WHERE FORMER GUARDS AND UNION REPRESENTATIVES TOLD US THE PRISON ISN'T SAFE. Return to index of stories...


CCI INMATE DEATH-SOTVO


:13 Joe Facenda, Former CCI Guard "I came home I don't know how many times dumbfounded at what went on there. other officers telling you when, where and how you can get away with roughing up an inmat

THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS OR FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT WON'T CONFIRM ANY DETAILS OF WALKER'S DEATH - THEY WON'T TELL US IF THERE'S AN INVESTIGATION INTO HIS DEATH EITHER.

ALTHOUGH, SOURCES TELL US NINE OFFICERS AND ONE LT. ARE ON LEAVE BECAUSE OF THIS INCIDENT.

COUNT ON US TO KEEP YOU UPDATED. Return to index of stories...


PT CRUISER ROAD RAGE-TRX, ONCAM, SS, VO


THIS MORNING WE ARE ON THE CASE OF A ROAD RAGE HIT AND RUN IN FORT MYERS THAT SEVERELY INJURED TWO WOMEN.

28-YEAR OLD ERIC MONTEZ IS CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER.

POLICE SAY HE INTENTIONALLY RAN THE WOMEN OVER WITH HIS CAR THURSDAY -- AS HE WAS DRIVING HIS DAUGHTER TO SCHOOL.

WE DID SOME DIGGING AND FOUND OUT THE VICTIMS ARE KRISTEE BARRES AND LORAINE MCDANIEL.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY A JOGGER TAPPED MONTEZ'S CAR WHEN IT CAME TOO CLOSE.

THATS WHEN MONTEZ GOT OUT AND STARTED PUNCHING HIM.

THE TWO WOMEN GOT OUT OF THEIR CAR- SCREAMING FOR MONTEZ TO STOP.

MONTEZ GOT INTO HIS CAR AND RAN OVER THE WOMEN.

HE LEFT THE SCENE TO DROP HIS DAUGHTER OFF AND GET HIS CELL PHONE.

WHEN HE CAME BACK HE WAS ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


PT CRUISER ROAD RAGE-SOTVO


sot detective 8:40:26 within a 3 minute window mr montez was able to batter one victim and leave 2 critically injured 32

WE DID SOME CHECKING AND MC-DANIEL IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

D-C-F TOLD NBC2 MONTEZ'S CHILDREN ARE WITH FAMILY MEMBERS. Return to index of stories...


ADVANCE AUTO ROBBERY-ONCAM, VO


NBC 2 IS FINDING NEW DETAILS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED DURING AN ARMED ROBBERY AT AN AUTO PARTS STORY IN LEHIGH ACRES.

A VICTIM TELLS N-B-C-2.

A MAN WEARING A HOODIE ORDERED HIM AND TWO OTHERS TO THE GROUND INSIDE THE ADVANCE AUTO PARTS STORE ON LEE BOULEVARD.

THAT'S WHEN THE GUNMAN SMASHED ONE OF THEM IN THE HEAD- AND HELD THE GUN THERE MAKING THE MAN BEG FOR HIS LIFE.

THE CASHIER TRIED TO GET THE GUNMAN THE MONEY BUT THE MAN PISTOL WHIPPED THE CASHIER TOO.

THEN SMASHED THE VICTIM WHO SPOKE WITH US IN THE HEAD.

HE HAD TO GET 15 STAPLES.

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


CAPE BOAT BURGLARS-SSTOPS (2)


CAPE CORAL POLICE NAB TWO MEN SUSPECTED OF STEALING BOAT MOTORS. THEN USING A CANAL FOR THEIR GETAWAY.

A MAN NOTICED THE CROOKS STEALING PARTS FROM HIS BOAT.

THE MEN JUMPED INTO ALUMINUM BOATS AND TOOK OFF DOWN THE CANAL.

POLICE NOTICED VEHICLES LEAVING THE CAPE CORAL YACHT CLUB WITH ALUMINUM BOATS.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY FOUND LAWRENCE MCDERMOTT AND NICHOLAS MANZARI WITH STOLEN PARTS.

BOTH WERE ARRESTED ON THEFT CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


FM HOME INVASIONS-TRX, ONCAM, SS, VO


FORT MYERS NEIGHBORHOOD IS ON EDGE THIS MORNING.

DETECTIVES BELIEVE THREE MEN, ARMED WITH GUNS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THREE ATTEMPTED ROBBERIES THURSDAY NIGHT.

IT HAPPENED AT ABOUT 9 O'CLOCK ALONG BROADWAY NORTH OF CARRELL ROAD.

THE MEN ARE ACCUSED OF POINTING A GUN AT A MAN WHO WAS TAKING OUT HIS TRASH.

A MAN WALKING DOWN THE ROAD SAYS THEY TOOK *HIS WALLET.

FINALLY - DETECTIVES BELIEVE THE SUSPECTS FORCED THEIR WAY INTO A HOUSE

ON WILLIAMS DRIVE.

THE CRIMINALS ARE STILL ON THE LOOSE. Return to index of stories...


FM HOME INVASIONS-SOTVO


Rose Strickland, Neighbor

16:59:01 we feel like prisoners in our own home. We can't do anything

::04 and as much as you've tried and as many people as I've contacted

to get all of these issues resolved in this area, there's just

nothing. 16:59:14

DETECTIVES SAY DESPITE THE COMMOTION THE MEN GOT AWAY WITH NOTHING. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER HOME INVASIONS ARMED SECURITY-OTS, VO


MEANWHILE IN COLLIER COUNTY ONE NAPLES NEIGHBORHOOD IS BEEFING UP SECURITY AFTER RECENT HOME INVASIONS.

ARMED GUARDS, STANDING WATCH IN BACKYARDS.

NAPLES SECURITY SOLUTIONS TELLS NBC-2 BUSINESS HAS DOUBLED SINCE MID-FEBRUARY - IN LIGHT OF THOSE HOME INVASIONS. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER HOME INVASIONS ARMED SECURITY-SOTVO


Mike Perl/Naples Security Solutions "They're inside their homes, scared to death that armed masked gunmen are going to come through their lanai, snatch them up and steal their valuables. By having a counter measure like us there, it prevents that."

THERE HASN'T BEEN AN ARREST IN ANY OF THE RECENT HOME INVASIONS IN COLLIER.

INVESTIGATORS DO BELIEVE ALL FIVE ARE CONNECTED. Return to index of stories...


HUGHES OIL DRILLING-OTS


N-B-C-2 IS UNCOVERING ACCUSATIONS OF WRONGDOING POINTED AT A COMPANY TRYING TO DRILL FOR OIL IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

WE'VE LEARNED THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY FACES A 25 THOUSAND DOLLAR FINE FOR ILLEGALLY DRILLING IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE COMPANY MUST ALSO HIRE AN INDEPENDENT COMPANY TO CONDUCT ONGOING GROUNDWATER MONITORING.

THE SITE WHERE THIS HAPPENED IS SOUTH OF LAKE TRAFFORD IN IMMOKALEE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE SEPTIC TANK LADY UPDATE-OTS, VO


THIS MORNING WE ARE FOLLOWING UP ON A CAPE CORAL WOMAN WHO'S BEEN PAYING FOR CITY SEWER FOR THE LAST 30 YEARS -

BUT NEVER HOOKED UP --

WE FOUND OUT WORK WILL BEGIN NEXT WEEK TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM.

90 YEAR OLD RONNIE TRIBULAS JUST FOUND OUT SHE HAD A SEPTIC TANK.

BIOLOGISTS GAVE THE ALL CLEAR ON FRIDAY --

ROHALEY & SONS PLUMBING CONTRACTORS WILL DO THE WORK FREE OF CHARGE.

WE'RE WORKING TO FIND OUT WHY SHE WAS BILLED AND IF THE CITY WILL REIMBURSE HER. Return to index of stories...


REMEMBERING JIM ILIAS-TRX, ONCAM, VO, SS


A SPECIAL MEMORIAL HAPPENING TODAY.

TO REMEMBER A 20-YEAR-OLD WHO DIED IN A HORRIFIC CRASH IN FEBRUARY.

JIM ILIAS DIED IN A FIERY CAR CRASH IN TAMPA.

THE U-S-F STUDENT WAS RIDING WITH FRIENDS WHEN ANOTHER DRIVER GOING THE WRONG WAY SLAMMED INTO THEM.

ILIAS' GRADUATED FROM CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL IN 2012.

HE WAS PART OF THE WRESTLING TEAM.

THE MEMORIAL IS TODAY AT CYPRESS LAKE. AT 4 P.M.

THEY'LL ALSO MAKE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT A NEW SCHOLARSHIP IN JIM ILIAS' NAME. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SIX-2 SHOT


WE'RE EGG-CITED FOR ALL OF THE EASTER FUN HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND.

THIS MORNING. WE'RE LIVE FROM THE NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN.

STRAIGH AHEAD -- WE'LL TELL YOU ALL ABOUT THE EVENTS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW.

PLUS. HOW YOU CAN MEET THE EASTER BUNNY!

PLUS --

GIVING YOUR FEET A BREAK, CAN HELP SLOW A GROWING FOOT CONDITION.

THE STORY COMING UP IN HEALTH MATTERS Return to index of stories...


TZ6 HEALTH MATTERS-VOWP


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TRASH OR TREASURE-SOTTOPS


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TRASH OR TREASURE-PKG


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FORECAST OPEN-CLIP


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FORECAST-WX WALL


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.Showers and storms are exiting Southwest Florida this morning, leaving us with some much nicer weather just in time for Easter!

As we go through the day, you'll notice a pretty strong breeze coming from the west; winds will stay between 10-20 mph with some higher gusts up to 25 mph.

One pleasant change today will be the drier air pushing into Southwest Florida, which will lower the humidity and keep rain out of our forecast.

Expect a partly sunny sky today with increasing sunshine later in the afternoon, but we'll keep some clouds in the forecast with an onshore winds bringing in some Gulf moisture.

Temperatures will be a bit cooler today with highs only reaching the low 80s across most of Southwest Florida.

We'll even notice a nice cool down tonight, which will make for a very pleasant evening. Overnight lows will drop into the low to mid 60s along the coast and even as low as the upper 50s deeper inland.

Easter Sunday is looking picture perfect for Southwest Florida with plenty of sunshine, comfortable temperatures and low humidity; expect a mostly sunny sky with highs only in the low 80s.

As we head into next week, our weather goes into cruise control with sunshine at the wheel; highs will be in the mid to upper 80s, and rain chances will stay very low for most of the week. Return to index of stories...


OR ACCUSED WATER URINATOR TALKS-2SHOT


IT'S BEEN A BIG TALKER THIS WEEK --

A TEEN ACCUSED OF PEEING IN PORTLAND'S WATER SUPPLY.

THE CITY EVEN HAD TO DRAIN IT!

THIS MORNING. THE TEEN IS SPEAKING OUT.

SAYING THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO OF THAT NIGHT. DOESN'T TELL THE WHOLE STORY.

EMLIY SINOVIC HAS THE INTERVIEW WITH THIS 19 YEAR OLD. WHO DIDN'T WANT TO SHOW HIS FACE ON CAMERA. Return to index of stories...


OR ACCUSED WATER URINATOR TALKS-PKG


--REPORTER PKG-AS FOLLOWS--

IT'S THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SEEN AROUND THE WORLD.

THE PORTLAND WATER BUREAU SAYS IT SHOWS 19-YEAR-OLD DALLAS SWONGER URINATING THROUGH A FENCE AT THE MT. TABOR RESERVOIR WHILE HIS FRIENDS WATCH.

BUT, DALLAS TELLS US HIS FRIENDS DARED HIM TO DO IT.

IN THE END, HE DIDN'T.

"They were like dude I dare you to pee in the water. And I went up to the water but I didn't, I peed against the wall."

SWONGER SAYS EVEN THOUGH HE'S IN THE SECURITY VIDEO, THE CITY CAN'T PROVE THAT ACTUALLY HE URINATED IN THE WATER EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

"Why did I decide not to pee in water? Um because I didn't want to pee in the water reservoir."

THE CITY DIDN'T TAKE ANY CHANCES.

THE WATER TESTED CLEAN.

THEY DRAINED 38 MILLION GALLONS OF WATER USED FOR DRINKING ANYWAY.

SWONGER WANTS PEOPLE TO KNOW:

"I did not pee in the water and the state is retarded for fishing all that water."

HE ALSO SAYS HE'S SORRY.

"Yeah I apologize. I didn't want all of this to go down I didn't know it was going to get national all of this for nothing"

AND ABOUT ALL THE ATTENTION, SWONGER TELLS US HE'S NOT EMBARRASSED.

"Kind of, not much. I mean I'm really sorry this all happened. But what can you do about it. It happened I can't just rewind time and be like oh no I'm not going to pee on that fence." Return to index of stories...


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EMILY SINOVIC REPORTING.

THE CITY BANNED DALLAS AND HIS FRIENDS FROM GOING TO THE RESERVOIR.

THE CITY IS ALSO WORKING WITH THE D-A'S OFFICE TO SEE IF ANY CRIMINAL CHARGES WILL BE FILED. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS: SUPPORTING YOUR FEET-TRX, VO IN PL


FEET PROBLEMS ARE MORE COMMON AMONG WOMEN!

AND IT'S NO WONDER WITH THE TYPE OF SHOES LADIES WEAR TO STAY FASHIONABLE.

IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS AMY OSHIER LOOKS AT WHY IT HELPS TO SUPPORT YOUR FEET. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS: SUPPORTING YOUR FEET-PKG


PKG:

THE TERMS MAY SOUND FUNNY- BUT BUNIONS AND HAMMERTOES ARE NO

LAUGHING MATTER.

DR. ANDREW BELIS/FOOT & ANKLE SURGEON

RUNS:

:38 They're descriptive terminology for defining deformity in the toe. The big toe is the

bunion where there's a bump sticking out or the side of the foot. Hammertoe is when

your toes curl up, and that's an imbalance between the tendons, the bones, and the

structures of the foot.

PEOPLE MAY HAVE A PREDISPOSITION, BASED ON THE MECHANICS OF THEIR

FEET. BUT THESE DEFORMITIES ARE SEEN MORE OFTEN IN WOMEN- MOSTLY

LIKELY BECAUSE THEY ARE FASHION VICTIMS- DONE IN BY THEIR CHOICE OF

SHOES.

DR. ANDREW BELIS/FOOT & ANKLE SURGEON

RUNS:

2:43 If you're going to wear a pointy shoe that will push the toe over, that could

potentially aggravate problems. And obviously, when you change the way that your foot

is functioning, let's say in a higher heel, it does affect the mechanics a little more.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

If you want happy feet- you need to be supportive. Saving the 'killer heels' for special

occasions or swapping them out for flats gives your body a break. Wearing the right

shoes, may actually slow the progression of a problematic foot.

DR. ANDREW BELIS/FOOT & ANKLE SURGEON

RUNS:

2:43 If you're wearing more protective shoes, something with support in through the

arch, it can actually slow the process down or at least minimize it. 3:57 Sometimes

just a simple matter of wearing wider shoes, or more supportive shoes, can help most

people.

PAIN FROM SEVERE BUNIONS OR HAMMERTOES CAN BE TREATED WITH

INJECTIONS OR SURGERY TO RETURN THE BONES AND TENDONS INTO

PROPER POSITION. BUT THE FIRST LINE- IS TO KNOW WHEN TO TOW THE

LINE.

DR. ANDREW BELIS/FOOT & ANKLE SURGEON

RUNS:

1:14 When you do notice pain with these conditions, you should try to get them checked

out a little sooner than later. And that way you can potentially do something to prevent

any worsening.

FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


MARIJUANA EFFECTS-OTS, VO


WE'RE LEARNING ABOUT A NEW STUDY THAT SHOWS PEOPLE WHO SMOKE POT COULD FACE SOME MAJOR HEALTH PROBLEMS --

RESEARCHERS FOUND PEOPLE WHO SMOKE AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK HAD MORE ABNORMALITIES IN THE AREAS OF THE BRAIN THAT PROCESS EMOTIONS, MOTIVATION, AND REWARD. Return to index of stories...


SLEEPING POSITION & RELATIONSHIPS-TRX, VOTOPS


DID YOU KNOW.THE WAY YOU SLEEP WITH YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER.REVEALS A LOT ABOUT YOUR RELATIONSHIP?

IT TURNS OUT -- ROMANTIC SLEEPING HABITS MAY SIGNAL A HAPPIER, HEALTHIER RELATIONSHIP COMPARED TO COUPLES WHO DON'T TOUCH WHILE SNOOZING.

A NEW STUDY FOUND THAT 94-PERCENT OF COUPLES WHO SPENT THE NIGHT IN CONTACT WITH ONE ANOTHER REPORTED BEING 'HAPPY' WITH THEIR RELATIONSHIPS.

IT ALSO FOUND THAT THE FARTHER APART COUPLES SLEPT FROM ONE ANOTHER, THE WORSE THEY SAID THEY FELT ABOUT THEIR RELATIONSHIP. Return to index of stories...


BULLYING EFFECT-OTS


A NEW STUDY SAYS THE REPERCUSSIONS OF BULLYING EXTEND LONG BEYOND CHILDHOOD.

THE STUDY FINDS THOSE WHO WERE BULLIED WERE MORE LIKELY TO HAVE POOR PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH BY MIDDLE AGE.

THEY WERE ALSO MORE LIKELY TO BE DEPRESSED AND SUFFER FROM ANXIETY OR SUICIDAL THOUGHTS.

MEN WHO WERE BULLIED WERE MORE LIKELY TO UNEMPLOYED. Return to index of stories...


FOOTBALL RECOVERY-VOTOPS


OFF SEASON MAY NOT BE ENOUGH TIME FOR A FOOTBALL PLAYER'S BRAIN TO RECOVER.

A SMALL STUDY OUT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER LOOKED THE BRAINS OF TEN DIVISION THREE FOOTBALL PLAYERS BEFORE AND AFTER THE SEASON, AND AFTER SIX MONTHS OF REST.

RESEARCHERS FOUND THE ATHLETES HAD MORE CHANGES IN THE WHITE MATTER OF THE BRAIN AFTER THE SEASON.

AND THOSE CHANGES WERE STILL THERE SIX MONTHS LATER. Return to index of stories...


TEASE SEVEN-2 SHOT


TIME RIGHT NOW IS.

STRAIGHT - WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT THIS MORNING'S TOP STORIES.

PLUS A LAST LOOK OF YOUR WEEKEND FORECAST

STRAIGHT - WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT THIS MORNING'S TOP STORIES.

PLUS. A STORY THAT'S GONE VIRAL.

A KID --

CAUGHT ON CAMERA --

PEEING IN A RESERVOIR!

A WATER SUPPLY PEOPLE USE FOR DRINKING.

STRAIGHT AHEAD. FIND OUT WHY THE TEEN SAYS HE DID IT. Return to index of stories...


TZ6 OR ACCUSED WATER URINATOR TALKS-VOTOPS


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LINDSEY LIVE-2 SHOT, EANBOXES


HUNDREDS ARE GETTING THEIR EASTER BASKETS READY THIS MORNING FOR THE ANNUAL

EGG HUNT IN NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN.

THAT'S WHERE NBC2 LINDSEY FRY

JOINS US LIVE.

LINDSEY HOW'S IT GOING OUT THERE? Return to index of stories...


LINDSEY LIVE-LIVE


Good morning. So far so good! The first Easter egg hunt doesn't kick

off till 930. As you can see behind me organizers are gearing up for

the event. There will be several egg hunts here today each divided

into age groups. More than 1000 of these little eggs will be scattered

throughout the garden per hunt. Now there's no preregistration so if

you don't have any plans this morning grab the kids grab the Easter

baskets and come on out for some fun. You can register when you get

here. Coming up in just a little bit we'll hear from organizers on how

much work hoes into setting up for an event like this. Of course we'll

be out here when the firs hunt starts.. Live in Naples lf nbc 2 Return to index of stories...


LINDSEY LIVE-VO, SS


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LINDSEY LIVE-LIVE


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TOP STORIES OPEN-CLIP


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TS DEPUTY ARRESTED-SSTOPS


YOUR TIME NOW IS--

LET'S GET YOU UP TO SPEED WITH THIS MORNING'S TOP STORIES.

A LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE CORRECTIONS DEPUTY IS CHARGED WITH DUI.

DEPUTIES SAY THEY FOUND ANTHONY RIVERA IN THE PARKING LOT OF THE RED ROOF INN. NEAR COLLEGE PARKWAY IN FORT MYERS.

THEY SAY THEY SMELLED ALCOHOL. AND RIVERA'S SPEECH WAS SLURRED.

NOW HE'S ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE WITHOUT PAY. Return to index of stories...


TS JIM ILIAS MEMORIAL-VOTOPS, SS


FAMILY AND FRIENDS WILL COME TOGETHER TODAY. TO CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF 20-YEAR-OLD JIM ILIAS.

HE DIED IN A FIERY CAR CRASH IN FEBRUARY. RIDING WITH FRIENDS. AFTER A WRONG-WAY-DRIVER SLAMMED INTO THEM.

THE U-S-F STUDENT. GRADUATED FROM CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL IN 2012.

HE WAS PART OF THE WRESTLING TEAM.

THE MEMORIAL IS TODAY AT CYPRESS LAKE. AT 4 P.M. Return to index of stories...


TS PT CURISER-SSTOPS, VO


THIS MORNING. 28 YEAR OLD ERIC MONTEZ IS STILL IN JAIL. FOR TWO COUNTS OF ATTEMPTED HOMICDE AFTER AN ACT OF VIOLENT ROAD RAGE.

LORAINE MC-DANIEL IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AT LEE MEMORIAL.

AT LAST CHECK. KRISTEE BARRES WAS ALSO IN THE HOSPITAL IN STABLE CONDITION.

DEPUTIES SAY MONTEZ RAN OVER BOTH WOMEN WITH HIS CAR.

WE'RE KEEPING IN CONTACT WITH FAMILY MEMBERS FOR UPDATES. Return to index of stories...


TS ADVANCE AUTO ROBBERY-VOTOPS


LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR THE MAN WHO ROBBED AN ADVANCE AUTO PARTS STORE IN LEHIGH ACRES.

IT HAPPENED THURSDAY NIGHT. THE ROBBER PISTOL WHIPPED THREE PEOPLE.

A VICTIM TELLS NBC2 - THERE WAS BLOOD EVERYWHERE--

AND THE SUSPECT THREATENED TO KILL PEOPLE INSIDE.

THE ROBBER DID GET AWAY WITH CASH.

ONE OF OUR EMPLOYEES AT WATERMAN BROADCASTING IS ONE OF THE THREE VICTIMS.

THANKFULLY HE IS O-K. Return to index of stories...


TS DAN A HUGES-VOTOPS


AND A COMPANY TRYING TO DRILL FOR OIL IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES. IS ACCUSED OF WRONGDOING.

WE'VE LEARNED THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY FACES A 25 THOUSAND DOLLAR FINE FOR ILLEGALLY DRILLING IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THE COMPANY MUST ALSO HIRE AN INDEPENDENT COMPANY TO CONDUCT ONGOING GROUNDWATER MONITORING.

THE SITE WHERE THIS HAPPENED IS SOUTH OF LAKE TRAFFORD IN IMMOKALEE. Return to index of stories...


TS EARLY VOTING TODAY-CGTOPS


TODAY'S THE LAST DAY OF EARLY VOTING FOR THE SPECIAL PRIMARY ELECTION.

IF YOU PLAN ON VOTING. YOU MUST BE A REGISTERED REPUBLICAN.

ELECTION DAY IS TUESDAY.

YOU CAN FIND A LIST OF POLLING LOCATIONS ON OUR WEBSITE. NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

YOU CAN VOTE FROM 10 TO SIX TODAY. Return to index of stories...


FINAL WEATHER-3-SHOT


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...


CLOSE-3-SHOT


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CREDITS-REM LIVE


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