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DIRECTORS PAGE HOUSE BOAT ARREST-SS
HLA) DANE EAGLE ARREST-trx VO CORKSCREW FIGHT FOLO-trx VO
HLB) VOTER TURNOUT-trx VO TEASE ONE-2SHOT
HLC) CHURCH CRASH FOLO-trx SOTVO TZ1 A) COLLIER SIGN ORDINANCE-SOTVO-WIPE
5PM OPEN-CLIP TZ1 B) AVOCADO FUNGUS-VOTOPS
TOSS TO GEORGE-SS, OC TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
DANE EAGLE DUI ARREST-TC MON MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS
DANE EAGLE DUI ARREST-PKG ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
DANE EAGLE DUI ARREST-TC MON FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
GREG EAGLE BREAKOUT-VO COLLIER SIGN ORDINANCE-O-AniBX
DECISION 2014-CLIP COLLIER SIGN ORDINANCE-PKG
TOSS TO STACEY-E-AniBX COLLIER SIGN ORDINANCE-OC
LEE VOTER TURNOUT-REM-LIVE FCAT PROBLEMS-trx VO
LEE VOTER TURNOUT-PKG EDISON STATE COLLEGE-SS (2)
LEE VOTER TURNOUT-REM-LIVE EDISON STATE COLLEGE-SOTVO
COLLIER VOTING-SOT FL AVOCADO FUNGUS-trx VO
ELECTION COVERAGE-OC, BNR, SS TEASE TWO-2SHOT
CHURCH 911 CALL-SOT TZ2 A) OSPREY RESCUE-SOTVO
TOSS TO JOE-VOPLASMA-LIVE TZ2 B) lee commissioner audit-OC
CHURCH CRASH FOLO-REM-LIVE OSPREY RESCUE UPDATE-trx PLASMA, VOPLASMA
CHURCH CRASH FOLO-PKG OSPREY RESCUE UPDATE-BNR-PKG
CHURCH CRASH FOLO-REM-LIVE NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT
SUNCOAST FIRE-VO A) SUNCOAST ESTATES FIRE-VO-WIPE
CCI PRISON FOLO-trx VOTOPS, OC B) CITRUS CO CHILD ABUSE CASE-VOTOPS
CCI PRISON FOLO-BNR-PKG  


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HLA) DANE EAGLE ARREST-trx VO


STATE LAWMAKER DANE EAGLE ARRESTED FOR DRUNK DRIVING --

AFTER A LATE-NIGHT FOOD RUN IN TALLAHASSEE.

TONIGHT -- NBC-2 UNCOVERS NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE MOMENTS BEFORE HIS ARREST. Return to index of stories...


HLB) VOTER TURNOUT-trx VO


IT'S ELECTION DAY AND THE STAKES ARE HIGH FOR THE REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL SPECIAL PRIMARY.

OUR LIVE REPORTS FROM THE POLLS JUST MOMENTS AWAY.

PLUS -- Return to index of stories...


HLC) CHURCH CRASH FOLO-trx SOTVO


10:12-17

I saw everybody come to me. I thought I was dying.

FOR THE FIRST TIME --

WE'RE GETTING A LOOK AT THE DAMAGE, AFTER A CAR PLOWS INTO A FORT MYERS CHURCH -- PACKED WITH PEOPLE ON EASTER.

AND HEAR THE FRANTIC 911 CALLS MADE MOMENTS AFTER THE CRASH. Return to index of stories...


5PM OPEN-CLIP


5PM OPEN Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO GEORGE-SS, OC


TONIGHT --

NBC 2 IS LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE DUI ARREST OF STATE REPRESENTATIVE DANE EAGLE.

WITHIN THE LAST HOUR -- WE GOT A HOLD OF HIS MUG SHOT.

TALLAHASSEE POLICE SAY EAGLE, WHO REPRESENTS CAPE CORAL, RAN A RED LIGHT AFTER LEAVING A TACO BELL EARLY YESTERDAY MORNING.

NBC 2 GEORGE SOLIS TALKED WITH SOME OF EAGLE'S CONSTITUENTS.

GEORGE? Return to index of stories...


DANE EAGLE DUI ARREST-TC MON


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS NOTE --

REPRESENTATIVE EAGLE SAYS HE'S BACK AT THE STATE CAPITAL WORKING HARD.

BUT AFTER LEARNING ABOUT THIS ARREST --

SOME SAY THEY DOUBT THAT. Return to index of stories...


DANE EAGLE DUI ARREST-PKG


11:18 "It seems like every politician ends up the same way they think they are above the law"

CAPE CORAL RESIDENT HORTENSIA GIL IS TIRED OF SEEING LOCAL LAWMAKERS IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW.

12:08 "you lose trust to me you lose everything." Jorge Gil, Cape Coral

ACCORDING TO TALLAHASSEE POLICE --

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DANE EAGLE OF CAPE CORAL WAS LEAVING A TACO BELL AT TWO A-M MONDAY MORNING.

POLICE SAY THEY WATCHED EAGLE BACK HIS S-U-V INTO A MEDIAN --

RAN A RED LIGHT --

AND WAS SPEEDING BEFORE THEY PULLED HIM OVER.

10:26 "If he is found guilty of it, he should step down" Bob Nudleman

POLICE SAY THEY COULD SMELL THE THE STRONG ODOR OF ALCOHOL COMING FROM EAGLE.

EAGLE DENIED DRINKING, BLAMING THE SMELL ON FRIENDS WHO HAD BEEN IN THE CAR EARLIER.

05:28 "I think its terrible I think they representative and they should set examples" Ann Wells

POLICE SAY EAGLE REFUSED SOBERITY TESTS -- AND TOLD THE OFFICER HE WAS GOOD TO GET HOME.

EAGLE'S OFFICE RELEASED A STATEMENT TODAY -- ACKNOWLEDGING THE ARREST --

BUT SAY THERE IS MORE TO THE STORY.

06:07 "I think we need to change the politicians we've got so many of them that are just out for themselves."Wells

RESIDENTS SAY IN LIGHT OF FORMER CONGRESSMAN'S TREY RADEL'S RESIGNATION FOLLOWING DRUG CHARGES THEY'VE HAD ENOUGH.

12:33 "We're the hoo-has down in and you know in the south that you know that everybody makes fun of." Return to index of stories...


DANE EAGLE DUI ARREST-TC MON


TONIGHT FRIENDS AND PARTY MEMBERS TELL US ARE DENYING COMMENT PENDING AN INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


GREG EAGLE BREAKOUT-VO


DANE EAGLE IS THE SON OF WELL-KNOWN CAPE CORAL REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER

GREG EAGLE IS CURRENTLY SERVING A SIX YEAR FEDERAL SENTENCE FOR FRAUD. Return to index of stories...


DECISION 2014-CLIP


DECISION 2014 CLIP Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO STACEY-E-AniBX


IT'S ONE OF THE MOST WATCHED CONGRESSIONAL RACES IN THE COUNTRY.

THE WINNER REPLACES TREY RADEL WHO RESIGNED EARLIER THIS YEAR, AFTER A DRUG BUST.

POLLS ARE OPEN RIGHT NOW IN LEE AND COLLIER COUNTIES FOR THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY.

THE WINNER WILL BE THE FAVORITE IN JUNE'S GENERAL ELECTION.

NBC 2'S STACEY DEFFENBAUGH IS LIVE AT A POLLING PLACE IN ESTERO -- ANY PROBLEMS THERE? Return to index of stories...


LEE VOTER TURNOUT-REM-LIVE


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LEE VOTER TURNOUT-PKG


The supervisor of elections in Lee County tells NBC2 she's expecting a

30 to 35% voter turnout for today's SPECIAL REPUBLICAN primary. Some people voted early

and otherS sent in an absentee ballot.

150,000 Republicans can vote in LEE AND COLLIER COUNTIES today and so far no major

problems are being reported.

The only minor issue is people showing up who are not in District 19

and people wanting to vote who are not registered Republicans.

People at this precinct in ESTERO say they're glad it's election

day AND the negative ads on TV are finally over Return to index of stories...


LEE VOTER TURNOUT-REM-LIVE


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COLLIER VOTING-SOT


WE JUST CHECKED --

AND ELECTION OFFICIALS SAY SO FAR -- MORE THAN 16-THOUSAND PEOPLE HAVE VOTED IN COLLIER COUNTY.

THOSE NUMBERS INCLUDE EARLY VOTES AND ABSENTEE BALLOTS.

WE STOPPED BY SEVERAL POLL LOCATIONS AND DID NOT FIND ANY LINES, LIKE WE SAW IN THE LAST ELECTION.

TWO VOTERS WE TALKED TO SAY THE NEGATIVE ADS WILL AFFECT TURNOUT.

Edward Wirkowsk/Voter

22:10:12

"All of the negative campaigning, I think a lot of people may just avoid voting for anybody."

Powell Taylor/Voter

22:08:33-:38

"A lot of my decision was based on the reverse of the negative, if you will." Return to index of stories...


ELECTION COVERAGE-OC, BNR, SS


YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO GET TO THE POLLS.

ONLY REGISTERED REPUBLICANS IN DISTRICT 19, WHICH COVERS COASTAL LEE AND COLLIER COUNTIES. CAN VOTE IN THIS SPECIAL PRIMARY.

YOU'LL FIND INFORMATION ON POLLING PLACES AND PROFILES OF THE FOUR CANDIDATES AT NBC DASH-TWO DOT-COM.

JUST LOOK UNDER SOUTHWEST FLORIDA POLITICS.

COUNT ON NBC 2 FOR COMPLETE ELECTION COVERAGE.

WE'LL BRING YOU UP-TO-THE-MINUTE RESULTS STARTING AT SEVEN BOTH ON AIR AND ONLINE Return to index of stories...


CHURCH 911 CALL-SOT


Call #4

16-23

Caller: "A car just went through a building. A church building, and we need an ambulance right now. Someone got gravely hurt." Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO JOE-VOPLASMA-LIVE


TODAY, NBC2 WAS FIRST TO GO INSIDE A FORT MYERS CHURCH WHERE A CAR CRASHED THROUGH THE WALL ON EASTER SUNDAY.

NEARLY TWO DOZEN PEOPLE WERE INJURED.SITTING IN PEWS CLOSE TO THAT WALL.

ONE YOUNG WOMAN SITTING IN THE FRONT ROW SHARED HER STORY WITH NBC 2'S JOE ROETZ -- WHO JOINS US LIVE. Return to index of stories...


CHURCH CRASH FOLO-REM-LIVE


THAT YOUNG WOMAN TELLS ME SHE THOUGHT SHE WAS GOING TO BE KILLED -- AS SHE WATCHED A CAR CRASH THROUGH THAT WALL.

TONIGHT -- THIS CONGREGATION IS STILL TRYING TO COPE AS THEY BEGIN TO LOOK FORWARD. Return to index of stories...


CHURCH CRASH FOLO-PKG


LOOKING OVER A MESS OF BRICK AND BROKEN WOOD.

LOVE CHERILUS CAN'T STOP THIS SINGLE THOUGHT.

COVER WITH VIDEO OF HER LOOKING-- I was right here.

CHERILUS SAYS IT HAPPENED IN A SPLIT SECOND -

A CAR CRASHING THROUGH THE WALL OF SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH.

9:34-42

I heard something but fell on the floor -

IT'S THE LAST THING SHE REMEMBERS BEFORE COMING TO IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MESS.

10:12-17

I saw everybody come to me. I thought I was dying.

MARIE MASSON ADMITS SHE WAS BEHIND THE WHEEL OF THE LEXUS THAT CRASHED THROUGH THE SUNDAY NIGHT SERVICE OFF CENTRAL AVENUE.

THE THIRTY YEAR OLD SAYS SHE TRIED TO HIT THE BRAKE SEVERAL TIMES - BUT THE CAR BARRELED THROUGH THE BRICK.

SENDING 18 PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL.

IMMEDIATE 911 CALLS PAINT THE PANIC AND CONFUSION THAT FOLLOWED THE CRASH.

1:07-15

Is this on Central or Broadway?

Broadway! Broadway! Second Haitian Baptist Church.

Call #1

7-11

There's a car came through the church. We need help. A lot of people die.

TONIGHT -

PASTOR DESAMOUR LEONTES IS STILL TENDING TO HIS FLOCK.

VISITING THE INJURED

Log

Pastor Leontes

20-30

I had one of them around 3:00 yesterday afternoon, he had an operation. Someof them are still suffering at the hospital.

THIS - AS FORT MYERS POLICE CONTINUE THEIR INVESTIGATION.

TONIGHT - CHERILUS SAYS SHE IS THANKFUL - SHE WAS ABLE TO WALK AWAY FROM THIS.

11:06-09

I'm gonna pray to god so he protect me. Return to index of stories...


CHURCH CRASH FOLO-REM-LIVE


THE CHURCH IS SCHEDULED TO HOLD SERVICES TOMORROW NIGHT.

A GROUP FROM THE CHURCH WILL MEET BEFORE THEN TO DISCUSS WHERE THEY WILL HOLD SERVICES UNTIL THIS IS CLEANED UP.

LIVE IN FORT MYERS, JOE ROETZ, NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


SUNCOAST FIRE-VO


NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE FIRE THAT DESTROYED A NORTH FORT MYERS MOBILE HOME.

THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL TELLS US THEY STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT CAUSED THE FIRE, BUT WE LEARNED SQUATTERS WERE LIVING IN THE HOME -- WITH NO RUNNING WATER OR ELECTRICITY.

WE TALKED TO NEIGHBORS WHO THINK THE SQUATTERS WERE COOKING METH AND that’s WHAT CAUSED THE FIRE. Return to index of stories...


CCI PRISON FOLO-trx VOTOPS, OC


NEW AT 5 --

THE STATE IS REFUSING TO ANSWER OUR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SERIOUS ALLEGATIONS INSIDE THE CHARLOTTE CORRECTIONAL INSITUTION.

ONLY NBC-2 UNCOVERED REPORTS THAT OFFICERS BEAT AN INMATE TO DEATH --

AND NOW A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION IN UNDERWAY.

NBC-2'S LUCAS SEILER REPORTS FROM THE PUNTA GORDA PRISON -- WHERE WE'RE TOLD STATE OFFICIALS WERE ON SCENE FOR THE SECOND DAY. Return to index of stories...


CCI PRISON FOLO-BNR-PKG


DAY BY DAY, NBC-2 IS PIECING TOGETHER THE ALARMING CHAIN OF EVENTS LEADING UP TO THE STATEWIDE INVESTIGATION INTO CHARLOTTE CORRECTIONAL INSITUTION.

Ken Smith, Former CO "It's only going to get worse… for the staff and the inmates because it's… it's just really unsafe at this point."

OUR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS WITH FORMER CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS CLAIMED THIS PRISON ISN'T SAFE FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS -

Joe Facenda, Former CO "Almost nothing operated the way we were taught it should operate."

ALLEGATIONS OF SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS NOT WORKING, SECURITY CHECKS NOT BEING PERFORMED AND FALSLEY REPORTED AS COMPLETE… AND THAT A PART OF THE JOB WAS LEARNING WHERE YOU COULD BEAT INMATES WITHOUT GETTING CAUGHT.

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 inmate."

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT SOURCES SAY HAPPENED TO THIS MAN, MATTHEW WALKER - AN INMATE WE CONFIRMED DIED INSIDE CCI - LEAVING HIS FAMILY GREIVING AND SEARCHING FOR AN EXPLANATION.

Mae Atkins, Deceased inmate's sister "No! They beat my brother to death…

SOURCES TELL US AN OFFICER WOKE UP WALKER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND TOLD HIM TO PUT AWAY HIS CUP AND MAGAZINE - WALKER DIDN'T COMPLY AND A PHYSICAL ALTERCATION RESULTED IN OTHER OFFICERS GETTING INVOLVED AND BEATING HIM TO DEATH WHILE HE WAS HANDCUFFED.

NOT ONLY WILL THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS NOT CONFIRM A LIST OF NAMES WE HAVE OF OFFICERS THAT MAY BE INVOLVED, BUT THE AGENCY WON'T EVEN TELL US WHETHER ANY OFFICERS ARE ON LEAVE.

WE'RE TOLD STATE OFFICIALS HAVE BEEN ON SCENE QUESTIONING ADMINISTRATORS WHILE LOOKING INTO YET AN ADDITIONAL CLAIM OF VIOLENCE INSIDE THE PRISON.

IN PG, LS, NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


HOUSE BOAT ARREST-SS


CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY THEY FOUND QUITE A STACH ON A HOUSEBOAT IN PUNTA GORDA.

METH --

ALLIGATOR SKIN --

AND SEVERAL ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION.

DEPUTIES BOARDED THE BOAT AFTER NEIGHBORS CALLED CONCERNED IT WAS SINKING. THEY ARRESTED TWO PEOPLE ONBOARD. THADDEUS MAJTYKA AND JENNIFER WATERS. Return to index of stories...


CORKSCREW FIGHT FOLO-trx VO


NEW RIGHT NOW --

THE COLLIER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT SAYS MORE STUDENTS HAVE BEEN PUNISHED FOR FIGHTING.

NBC 2 FIRST SHOWED YOU THIS CELL PHONE VIDEO LAST NIGHT OF A BATHROOM FIGHT AT CORKSCREW MIDDLE SCHOOL.

INITIALLY -- THE SCHOOL ONLY SUSPENDED THE GIRL WHO APPEARED TO BE THE VICTIM.

BUT THE DISTRICT SAYS IT RECEIVED NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE FIGHT AND NOW -- SEVERAL STUDENTS ARE IN TROUBLE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


BUSINESSES SAY THEY NEED THEM.SOME PEOPLE SAY THEY'RE AN EYESORE.

THE CONTROVERSY OVER A CRACKDOWN ON ROADSIDE SIGH HOLDERS IS HEATING UP IN COLLIER COUNTY.

Karen Bickford/President, sign holders union

16:47:30-

"We have a right to feed our families and provide for our families."

WHAT COUNTY LEADERS DID TODAY -- THAT THE SIGN HOLDERS SAY WAS A "SLAP IN THE FACE."

AND DON'T BE SURPRISED IF YOU END UP PAYING MORE FOR AVOCADOS AT THE GROCERY STORE.

NEW AT 5 --

A FUNGUS IS THREATENING THE POPULAR FLORIDA FRUIT. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) COLLIER SIGN ORDINANCE-SOTVO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) AVOCADO FUNGUS-VOTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS


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ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

"A quiet week of weather"

"Mainly dry weather is expected warming temps through the weekend"

The week got off to a pleasant start with cool mornings and comfortable

afternoons. As we progress through the rest of the week, we'll continue to see a

mainly dry pattern with warming temperatures through the weekend.

As we head into the evening hours, expect mostly clear skies and temperatures

falling into the middle 70s. As winds go relatively calm overnight, a few areas

of fog may develop by tomorrow morning.

We'll start our Wednesday with temperatures in the lower to middle 60s, with

highs forecast to climb into the middle 80s during the afternoon. Mostly to

partly sunny skies will prevail and humidity levels will stay rather pleasant. A

weak cool front will try to push its way across north and central Florida

Wednesday and into Thursday, but will lose steam and fizzle out. All this means

for us, is a few more clouds across our skies and a very small window of

opportunity for a stray shower.

High pressure will continue to dominate our weather pattern as we head into the

upcoming weekend keeping our rain prospects very low. Temperatures will get a

big boost into the upper 80s, while inland spots reach the lower 90s with

increasing humidity. Our next chance for rain arrives Wednesday and into early

Thursday of next week. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER SIGN ORDINANCE-O-AniBX


ROADSIDE SIGN HOLDERS IN COLLIER COUNTY ARE FIGHTING BACK AGAINST A CODE ENFORCEMENT CRACK DOWN ON THEIR LIVELIHOOD.

WE TOLD YOU LAST MONTH -- BUSINESSES THAT DON'T REMOVE THE SIGNS -- WOULD BE FINED.

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS CLAIM THEY ARE AN EYESORE, AND A DISTRACTION.

AND AS NBC2'S RICK RITTER SHOWS US -- THEY AREN'T BACKING DOWN TO A NEW CHALLENGE Return to index of stories...


COLLIER SIGN ORDINANCE-PKG


Ryan Walker/Naples = 0:14

Garrett Beyrent/Lobbyist, Sign Holders Union = 0:41

Rick Ritter/Collier County = 0:56

Karen Bickford/President, Amalgamated Sign Holders Union = 1:09

SOME SAY IT'S AN EYE SORE IN THE PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY.

A FEW GO SO FAR AS TO CALL IT "USELESS"

CALL IT WHAT YOU WANT -

BUT TO RYAN WALKER.

Ryan Walker/16:52:43 "it's a major blessing for people."

AND PUTS MONEY IN HIS POCKET.

Ryan Walker/16:52:58 "it's giving people jobs that normally wouldn't have jobs."

WALKER IS JUST ONE COLLIER COUNTY SIGN HOLDER WHO'S BEEN FORCED OUT OF A JOB IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS.

ON TUESDAY - THE SIGN HOLDERS UNION MADE THEIR WAY IN FRONT OF COMMISSIONERS - FIGHTING TO PUT EMPLOYEES BACK ON THE STREETS.

Garrett Beyrent/Lobbyist, Amalgamated Sign Holders Union/16:43:27 "They're singling out and bullying the people that their only career is holding a street sign on a street corner."

THE UNION SAYS MOST SIGN HOLDERS ARE WITHOUT A COLLEGE EDUCATION AND SUFFER FROM SOME DISABILITY.

Garrett/16:39:24 "we have sign holders out there that have Down syndrome, multiple sclerosis."

DISABLED OR NOT - COMMISSIONERS NEVER RESPONDED TO THEIR REQUEST.

Garrett/16:43:14 "as you noticed, i met with deaf ears because the board has the discretion to do absolutely nothing it makes me sick."

Rick Ritter/16:55:21/"Since the county is cracking down on sign holders, you'll see a lot of this - advertisement signs on vehicles in the parking lot of businesses. Owners say it's the next best thing but it still keeps sign holders out of a job."

Karen Bickford/President, Amalgamated Sign Holders Union/16:47:04 "people are losing their homes, their ability to work, ability to feed their families."

THE UNION SAYS IT'S A FIGHT THAT'S FAR FROM OVER - AND THEY'RE NOT LETTING UP UNTIL THE COUNTY PUTS FORWARD A DIFFERENT PLAN OF ACTION.

ONE THAT INCLUDES SIGN HOLDERS.

Garrett/16:45:30 "it's a sign on the corner. It may be a bum holding a sign but the bum has the same rights that anyone else has."

IN CC, RR, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER SIGN ORDINANCE-OC


NBC-2 TRIED REACHING OUT TO COUNTY CODE ENFORCEMENT --

BUT WE NEVER HEARD BACK. Return to index of stories...


FCAT PROBLEMS-trx VO


COMPUTER PROBLEMS DELAYED F-CAT TESTING FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS AROUND THE STATE --INCLUDING COLLIER COUNTY.

THE COMPANY THAT GIVES THE TEST IS HAVING TROUBLE WITH ITS SERVER.

WE ALSO CHECKED WITH LEE COUNTY TODAY.

IT IS *NOT HAVING ANY PROBLEMS.

THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SAYS IT WILL WORK WITH DISTRICTS THAT NEED MORE TESTING TIME.

COUNT ON US TO KEEP YOU UPDATED ON HOW THIS WILL IMPACT YOUR KIDS. Return to index of stories...


EDISON STATE COLLEGE-SS (2)


WITH A NEW NAME -- COMES A NEW LOOK.

NBC 2 WAS THERE AS EDISON STATE COLLEGE --

UNVEILED ITS NEW LOGOS AND MASCOT TODAY.

THE COLLEGE IS IN THE MIDST OF CHANGING ITS NAME TO FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE -

TAKE A LOOK --

THE NEW COLORS WILL BE PURPLE FOR ROYALTY, WISDOM AND CREATIVITY --

AND AQUA TO SYMBOLIZE YOUTH, HEALTH AND HOPE.

OFFICIALS CHOSE THE BUCCANEER AS THE NEW MASCOT TO HONOR OF THE SCHOOL'S HISTORY AND PAST ATHLETIC SUCCESS. Return to index of stories...


EDISON STATE COLLEGE-SOTVO


EDISON STATE COLLEGE WILL OFFICIALLY BECOMES FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE IN JULY. Return to index of stories...


FL AVOCADO FUNGUS-trx VO


DEVELOPING TONIGHT --

A FUNGUS POSES A SERIOUS THREAT TO FLORIDA'S 55-MILLION DOLLAR AVOCADO INDUSTRY.

OFFICIALS SAY ONCE THE LAUREL WILT FUNGUS IS DETECTED --

THE ONLY WAY TO STOP IT IS TO DESTROY A TREE.

SINCE IT WAS FIRST SPOTTED 9 YEARS AGO -- MORE THAN 3-THOUSAND TREES HAVE BEEN DESTROYED. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2SHOT


YOU MAY HAVE SEEN THE PICTURES.

THEY SPREAD QUICKLY ON THE INTERNET.

TODAY -- NBC 2 GOT AN UPCLOSE LOOK AT THE YOUNG OSPREY -- THAT GOT STUCK ON A DOCKED BOAT IN SANIBEL.

5:42:09-

"She's a young bird, she has years of life ahead of her."

HOW SHE'S DOING AND WHEN SHE COULD BE RELEASED BACK INTO THE WILD.

THEN, ALL NEW AT 6 --

THE LEE COUNTY ATTORNEY IS SUGGESTING CHANGES FOR THE WAY COMMISSIONERS REPORT THEIR SPENDING. AS A FORMER COMMISSIONER SERVES TIME IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR MISUSING CAMPAIGN FUNDS. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) OSPREY RESCUE-SOTVO


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TZ2 B) lee commissioner audit-OC


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OSPREY RESCUE UPDATE-trx PLASMA, VOPLASMA


A YOUNG OSPREY THAT GOT CAUGHT IN A BIND IS RECOVERING TONIGHT.

WE FIRST SHOWED YOU PICTURES OF THE BIRD ON SATURDAY-- AFTER SHE FELL INTO A DOCKED BOAT ON SANIBEL AND GOT TRAPPED IN SOME WIRE.

TODAY NBC 2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN GOT TO MEET THE OSPREY. Return to index of stories...


OSPREY RESCUE UPDATE-BNR-PKG


THERE'S LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL FOR THIS OSPREY.

Nats-

SHE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO SEE IT - BUT THE VETS AT THE CLINIC FOR THE REHABILITATION OF WILDLIFE ON SANIBEL SAY IT'S THERE.

Kristen Dubé , CROW Veterinarian

5:39:01 she was extremely thin and she was a bit dehydrated. Other than that she didn't have any bruises, abrasions or fractures or anything along those lines 5:39:13

THE BIRD IS LESS THAN A YEAR OLD. AND HASN'T QUITE LEARNED TO FLY.

SHE FELL INTO AN ADVENTURES IN PARADISE BOAT SATURDAY NEAR SANIBEL.

Capt. Noah Stewart, Adventures in Paradise

5:51:02 all of a sudden, an osprey just crashed into the boat and it was pretty wild. 5:51:07

AN EMPLOYEE SNAPPED THIS PICTURE OF THE BIRD TANGLED IN WIRES - HANGING UPSIDE DOWN. IT GRABBED ATTENTION ONLINE AND LOCALLY.

Kristen Dubé , CROW Veterinarian

5:43:17 I have to say this is a first for me, to have a bird land on the boat. 5:43:20

KRISTEN DUBE SAYS THE BIRD IS SKINNY - BUT HEALTHY.

SHE'LL KEEP IT AT CROW FOR A FEW WEEKS - FEEDING IT AND ALLOWING IT TO REGAIN SOME STRENGTH.

Kristen Dubé , CROW Veterinarian

5:45:54 she kind of fussed at us and she doesn't want to be handled. All good signs for an osprey. 5:46:03

STANDUP 5:57:28 there's an active osprey nest just across the dock from where all of this happened. Capt. Stewart thinks the bird must have come from there and he hopes to see it back here soon. 5:57:38

Capt. Noah Stewart, Adventures in Paradise

5:53:18 that's a great thing. And we're out every day. I'm sure we'll see her out here in a couple of years. 5:53:23

THIS OSPREY IS A LITTLE OUT OF PLACE NOW. BUT IN TIME SHE'LL SPREAD HER WINGS AND HEAD BACK HOME WITH AN ADVENTURE TO TELL.

IN LEE COUNTY - CK -NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


WE HAVE NEW VIDEO OF THE FIRE THAT TORCHED A NORTH FORT MYERS HOME.

THE FIRE MARSHALL IS INVESTIGATING WHAT CAUSED IT, BUT NBC 2 TALKED TO NEIGHBORS WHO THINK A RECENT DRUG BUST IS THE KEY CLUE TO SOLVING THE CASE.

PLUS: THE FLORIDA MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS SON SO HE COULD KEEP PLAYING VIDEO GAMES IN PEACE IS IN *MORE TROUBLE TONIGHT.

DEPUTIES SAY THERE WAS ANOTHER YOUNG CHILD LIVING IN THE HOUSE. Return to index of stories...


A) SUNCOAST ESTATES FIRE-VO-WIPE


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B) CITRUS CO CHILD ABUSE CASE-VOTOPS


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