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DIRECTORS PAGE FL ABORTIONS VOTE-BNR, VO-WIPE
HLA lehigh home invasion-trx VOTOPS FL ABORTIONS VOTE-SOTVO
HLB grey oaks investigation-trx VOTOPS CAPE SEWER REFUND-TRX-OC-VO
HLC bookelia boat crash-trx VOTOPS CAPE SEWER REFUND-SOTVO
HL D powerball winner-trx VOTOPS TEASE ONE-2SHOT
BREAKING NEWS-CLIP TZ1 A) POWERBALL WINNER-SOTVO
TOSS TO HOLLIE-SS TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
FM SEX ASSAULT SKETCH-LIVEU MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS
FM SEX ASSAULT SKETCH-SS ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
FM SEX ASSAULT SKETCH-LIVEU FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
TOSS TO CHRISTINA-trx TBA TOSS TO BRYAN-trx SOTVO, E-AniBX
BOKEELIA BOAT CRASH-REM 2 COLLIER POWERBALL WINNER-REM 7
BOKEELIA BOAT CRASH-PKG COLLIER POWERBALL WINNER-PKG
BOKEELIA BOAT CRASH-REM 2 COLLIER POWERBALL WINNER-REM 7
TOSS TO RICK-trx E-AniBX BACKPACK LIE ARREST-trx OC
GREY OAKS INVESTIGATION-REM 26 FL DUCT TAPE DOG-O-AniBX, VO
GREY OAKS INVESTIGATION-PKG PINEDA PINE TAR SUSPENDED-trx VOTOPS
GREY OAKS INVESTIGATION-REM 26 TEASE TWO-2 SHOT
HOME INVASIONS REWARD-SS TZ2 A) VET VS. SQUATTERS-SOTVO
MCGREGOR HOMICIDE-SS, VO TZ2 B) NEW AT 6 TEASE-SOTTOPS
TOSS TO JOELLE-2SHOT, ZM MAP FL VET UPSET OVER SQUATTERS-trx VOPLASMA
LEHIGH HOME INVASION-REM 2 FL VET UPSET OVER SQUATTERS-BNR-PKG
LEHIGH HOME INVASION-PKG FL VET UPSET OVER SQUATTERS-OC
LEHIGH HOME INVASION-REM 2 NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT
PUNTA GORDA METH BUST-SS A) SARASOTA STUDENT BULLIED-VO-WIPE
TARGET FRAUD-SSTOPS B) CAR INTO CHURCH ON EASTER SUNDAY-VOTOPS
EAGLE RESIGNS FROM LBA-SS  


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HLA lehigh home invasion-trx VOTOPS


NBC2 IS BREAKING NEW INFORMATION ON A VIOLENT HOME INVASION IN LEHIGH ACRES.

DEPUTIES CHASED DOWN FOUR MEN -- ONE OF THEM HOSPITALIZED AFTER BEING SHOT. HE WAS BITTEN BY A K9 --

16 HOURS LATER, INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL ON SCENE

WE ARE LIVE OUTSIDE THE HOME TRACKING THE INVESTIGATION MINUTE BY MINUTE. Return to index of stories...


HLB grey oaks investigation-trx VOTOPS


NBC 2 IS TRACKING A DEVELOPMENT IN THE HOME INVASIONS INVESTIGATION IN COLLIER COUNTY.

AN OFF-DUTY DEPUTY SPOTTED TWO GUYS IN TACTICAL VESTS JUMP FROM A VAN NEAR ANOTHER UPSCALE NEIGHBORHOOD. Return to index of stories...


HLC bookelia boat crash-trx VOTOPS


ONE PERSON DEAD AS TWO BOATS COLLIDE OFF BOKEELIA.

NBC2 IS LIVE PRESSING FOR ANSWERS -- WHAT WENT SO TERRIBLY WRONG? Return to index of stories...


HL D powerball winner-trx VOTOPS


PLUS THE STORY EVERYONE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WILL BE TALKING ABOUT --

A 150 MILLION DOLLAR POWERBALL TICKET SOLD IN COLLIER COUNTY, AND TONIGHT, NBC2 HAS VIDEO OF THE WINNER. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS-CLIP


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TOSS TO HOLLIE-SS


BUT WE BEGIN WITH BREAKING NEWS OUT OF FORT MYERS --

CRIME STOPPERS IS LOOKING FOR A MAN WHO BROKE INTO A 62-YEAR OLD WOMAN'S HOME IN THE PINE MANOR COMMUNITY AND RAPED HER AT KNIFEPOINT --

ALL WHILE HER HER 4-YEAR OLD GRANDDAUGHTER WAS ASLEEP NEARBY.

NBC 2'S HOLLIE HOJEK JOINS US LIVE FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD --

HOLLIE --

WE JUST GOT A SKETCH OF THE SUSPECT. Return to index of stories...


FM SEX ASSAULT SKETCH-LIVEU


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FM SEX ASSAULT SKETCH-SS


INVESTIGATORS SAY THE SUSPECT IS BETWEEN 5-5" AND 5-10"

ABOUT 150 POUNDS --

WITH A TATTOO ON HIS RIGHT ARM -- FROM HIS ELBOW TO HIS WRIST.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION -- CALL CRIME STOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


FM SEX ASSAULT SKETCH-LIVEU


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TOSS TO CHRISTINA-trx TBA


BREAKING NEWS AT FIVE --

WE NOW KNOW THE NAME OF THE MAN WHO DIED IN A BOAT CRASH IN BOKEELIA.

F-W-C SAYS DONNIE CRAINE DIED AFTER TWO BOATS SLAMMED INTO EACH OTHER THIS AFTERNOON --

IN THE LAST TEN MINUTES WE'VE CONFIRMED HE IS THE DIVING COACH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA.

AND NOW -- INVESTIGATORS ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT HOW IT HAPPENED.

NBC 2'S CHRISTINA LUSBY HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THIS STORY ALL DAY AND JOINS US WITH LATEST.

CHRISTINA? Return to index of stories...


BOKEELIA BOAT CRASH-REM 2


THERE WERE BOATERS WHO WITNESSED THE CRASH.

FWC IS STILL INTERVIEWING THEM.

THEY TELL US THERE WERE A LOT OF BOATERS WILLING TO HELP -- AND SOME GOOD SAMARITANS STEPPED IN TO HELP AFTER THE TWO BOATS COLLIDED. Return to index of stories...


BOKEELIA BOAT CRASH-PKG


TRT::58

Bill Marcus

Passed Wreck on Water

:04-:09

Steve Laughlin

Helped Victims

:27-:33

ALONG JUG CREEK--

Bill Marcus

Passed Wreck on Water

16:25 is a blind curve it is dangerous and people need to go slowly through there16:30

TWO BOATS MET AROUND THE BEND--

COMING FACE TO FACE -

NOT STOPPING.

Bill Marcus

Passed Wreck on Water

16:53 it was smashed, it was smashed 16:55 i would say it was totaled 16:58

AT TOTAL OF 6 PEOPLE STUNNED AFTER THEIR BOATS COLLIDED.

ONE BOAT WAS BARELY DAMAGED.

THE SIDE OF THE OTHER WAS CRUSHED--

ANOTHER WOMEN WAS SOAKING WET.

Steve Laughlin

Helped Victims

27:23 one of the people we offered to help had been hurdled into the water after the impact 27:29

ANOTHER MAN ON BOARD THE DAMAGED BOAT --DIED.

HIS BODY TRANSPORTED TO FOUR WINDS MARINA--

Guy Carpenter

FWC

2:06 by a good samaritan took him in

FWC SAYS HE DIED ON SCENE--

BUT WONT SAY MUCH ELSE.

STEVE LAUGHLIN'S BOAT WAS FLAGGED DOWN BY THE SOME OF THE SURVIVORS--

HE ESCORTED FOUR OF THE PEOPLE ON BOARD THE WORKING BOAT.

Steve Laughlin

Helped Victims

29:09 he was in shock at the fact he hit the boat who was at fault the police will have to figure that out 29:15 Return to index of stories...


BOKEELIA BOAT CRASH-REM 2


FWC IS STILL SPEAKING WITH BOATERS WHO WITNESSED THE COLLISION.

THEY SAY BOTH BOATS WERE ON THE SAME SIDE OF THE WATER --

SO SOME RULES WERE VIOLATED.

THAT COULD RESULT IN CHARGES--

BUT OFFICERS SAY AS THEY INVESTIGATE--CHARGES MAY NOT COME FOR MONTHS

LIVE IN BOKEELIA, CHRISTINA LUSBY, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO RICK-trx E-AniBX


NBC 2 FOLLOWING A POSSIBLE DEVELOPMENT IN A STRING OF VIOLENT HOME INVASIONS IN COLLIER COUNTY.

RIGHT NOW -- DEPUTIES ARE INVESTIGATING A REPORT OF TWO SUSPICIOUS PEOPLE SPOTTED OUTSIDE THE GREY OAKS COMMUNITY IN NAPLES.

NBC 2'S RICK RITTER HAS BEEN WORKING HIS SOURCES NON-STOP SINCE THIS STORY BROKE LAST NIGHT.

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GREY OAKS INVESTIGATION-REM 26


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GREY OAKS INVESTIGATION-PKG


TRT = 1:26

Ed/Retired Miami Dade Police Officer/Lives in Naples = 0:03

Ingrid Sanchez/Naples = 0:11

Tim Guerrette/CCSO = 0:26

Lt. John Morrisseau/CCSO Home Invasion Task Force = 1:03

TAKE PKG

IT'S THE TALK OF COLLIER COUNTY.

Ed/Retired Miami Dade Police Officer/Lives in Naples/17;25:23 "it's the talk of my friends and family, neighbors and homeowners association."

FIVE HOME INVASIONS IN LESS THAN THREE MONTHS.RATTLING HOMEOWNERS ACROSS NAPLES.

Ingrid Sanchez/17:24:34 "It shouldn't be. Your house is your castle, and of course it's the place you feel safest and sleep."

AND NOW A SUSPICIOUS INCIDENT HAS EVERY COMMUNITY ON EDGE.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT - AROUND 8:00 - AN OFF-DUTY DEPUTY SPOTTED A SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE IN THE WOODS BY GREY OAKS.

Tim Guerrette/Home Invasion Task Force, CCSO/17:28:57 "as he drove by, he saw a white van backed up and a couple of individuals were there on the wooded line."

THE OFF-DUTY DEPUTY SAID THOSE TWO MEN WERE POSSIBLY WEARING TACTICAL VESTS.

A LARGE CONTINGENCY FROM CCSO ARRIVED ON SCENE WITHIN MINUTES BUT WAS UNABLE TO FIND ANYTHING SUSPICIOUS.

Tim Guerrette/Home Invasion Task Force, CCSO/17:29:48 "we had k9, aviation, criminal investigation division and also members of the task force."

Ed/Naples/17:27:06 "hopefully last night, maybe they discovered some evidence."

THE HOME INVASION TASK FORCE HAS BEEN WORKING ON THE HOME INVASIONS DAY IN AND DAY OUT..

INVESTIGATORS SAY THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO COULD MARK A BIG BREAK IN THE CASE.AS THEY HAND IT OVER TO FEDERAL AGENTS TO ENHANCE THE QUALITY FOR A BETTER DESCRIPTION OF THE MASKED GUNMEN.

Lt. John Morrisseau/23:37:35 "it difficult to identify them but there's still many things we can do to try and get them identified."

IN THE MEANTIME - INVESTIGATORS SAY THERE'S NO GUARANTEE ON HOW THESE ROBBERS ARE GETTING INTO HIGH-END COMMUNITIES.

Tim Guerrette/Home Invasion Task Force, CCSO/17:31:07 "we really want to keep that open because we don't want anyone to be locked in to one particular suspicious type activity."

AS HOMEOWNERS ARE BRACING FOR THE WORST.

Ed/Naples/17:26:08 "if these continue, in the violent manner they're continuing, it's going to get worse." Return to index of stories...


GREY OAKS INVESTIGATION-REM 26


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HOME INVASIONS REWARD-SS


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CRIME STOPPERS RAISED THE REWARD TODAY FOR TIPS LEADING TO AN ARREST IN THOSE 5 COLLIER COUNTY HOME INVASIONS.

THE REWARD IS NOW 75-HUNDRED DOLLARS.

MOST OF THAT MONEY CAME FROM ANONYMOUS DONORS. Return to index of stories...


MCGREGOR HOMICIDE-SS, VO


FORT MYERS POLICE ARE OFFERING 25-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO ANYONE WHO HELPS SOLVE A MURDER.

TONY SEAY WAS SHOT AND KILLED IN THE EDISON PARK NEIGHBORHOOD BEHIND THE EDISON WINTER ESTATES PARKING LOT.

A NEIGHBOR FOUND HIM LYING IN THE STREET.

POLICE TELL NBC 2 HIS DEATH MAY BE RELATED TO OTHER CRIMES. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO JOELLE-2SHOT, ZM MAP


WE ALSO HAVE BREAKING DETAILS TONIGHT ON A LEHIGH ACRES HOME INVASION THAT LEAD TO A MASSIVE SEARCH.

DEPUTIES WERE CALLED TO A HOME ON CLOW STREET EARLY THIS MORNING.

NBC 2'S JOELLE PARKS HAS BEEN THERE ALL DAY --

PIECING THIS STORY TOGETHER.

JOELLE? Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH HOME INVASION-REM 2


You can see the crime scene tape is still up, keeping us far away from the home.

Its surrounded on 3 sides by woods,

All of it being combed through to evidence. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH HOME INVASION-PKG


Linda Stearns

Lehigh Acres

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Tony Schall

Lee County Sheriff's Office

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Linda Stearns Thursday started with an early morning wake up call from her son.

Sot Linda Stearns, neighbor

He said get up and make sure your windows and doors are all shut and locked.'

Scary moments- heightened when she looked outside.

Sot Linda

I got up and turned all the lights on and as I went through I turned the outside lights on and all I saw was cop cars. I started to freak out.'

She learned lee county deputies were on the ground and in the air,

Searching for suspects after her next door neighbor called 911 saying people were breaking into her home.

Sot Linda

Good thing she knew enough to call 911 quick.'

Lee county Deputies swarmed.

1 suspect was apprehended immediately.

3 ran.

Sot tony Schall, LCSO

I know that they were armed with guns, I know that deputies were forced to engage them'

Shots were fired.

One suspect was hit, taken into into custody with non life threatening injuries.

Another tracked down by a k9, being treated for bites.

The fourth- found without incident.

Nat.

That investigation still ongoing.

We were here when lcdas removed 2 dogs from the victims home.

Now it's forcing this neighborhood to question what's going on, while taking a closer look at their safety.

Sot Linda

I'm thinking it could've happened here. I'm at the end of the block. I can't get out, I would be trapped.' Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH HOME INVASION-REM 2


We know 2 deputies are on paid administratie leave, protocol after being involved with a shooting.

We're digging for new info about the victim,

The homeowner says she rents the home to Christy clark.

We reached out- haven't heard back.

Live in la. Return to index of stories...


PUNTA GORDA METH BUST-SS


DEPUTIES SAY THEY FOUND A METH LAB INSIDE A TENT SET UP ON A PIECE OF PROPERTY OFF BURNT STORE ROAD.

DEPUTIES ARRESTED A COUPLE LIVING IN THE TENT, AFTER A PROPERTY OWNER COMPLAINED SOMEONE WAS LIVING ON HIS FAMILIES LAND.

THEY A TENT WITH SYRINGES, CHEMICALS AND DRUG-MAKING MATERIALS. Return to index of stories...


TARGET FRAUD-SSTOPS


TONIGHT -- NAPLES POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR TWO PEOPLE WHO BROKE INTO A CAR --

STOLE A CREDIT CARD --

AND WENT ON A SHOPPING SPREE AT THE TARGET ON PINE RIDGE ROAD.

TAKE A CLOSE LOOK --

DO YOU RECOGNIZE EITHER OF THESE MEN?

- CALL NAPLES POLICE. Return to index of stories...


EAGLE RESIGNS FROM LBA-SS


WE LEARNED TODAY STATE REPRESENTATIVE DANE EAGLE RESIGNED FROM THE LEE COUNTY BUILDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION --

EAGLE WAS ARREST FOR DRUNK DRIVING EARLIER THIS WEEK.

TALLAHASSEE POLICE PULLED OVER THE CAPE CORAL REPUBLICAN EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

THE BUILDING INDUSTRY TELLS US -- THEY DIDN'T HAVE AN ISSUE WITH EAGLE'S D-U-I ARREST SO THIS WAS EAGLE'S DECISION. Return to index of stories...


FL ABORTIONS VOTE-BNR, VO-WIPE


NEW AT 5 --

A BILL THAT COULD PUT MORE RESTRICTIONS ON ABORTIONS IS READY FOR A FINAL VOTE IN THE FLORIDA SENATE.

ANY DOCTOR WHO PERFORMS AN ABORTION AFTER 24 WEEKS -- OR THE THIRD TRIMESTER -- COULD FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES.

SUPPORTERS SAY FETAL VIABILITY HAPPENS EARLIER AS MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY GETS BETTER.

BUT CRITICS ARGUE THE BILL TAKES AWAY A WOMAN'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE. Return to index of stories...


FL ABORTIONS VOTE-SOTVO


Sen. Anitere Flores/ District 38

"Viability a generation ago was 35 weeks. Viability today is about 20 weeks. Viability a generation from now may be in the first trimester."

Sen. Elenor Sobel/ District 31

"We are constantly eroding at a woman's right to make that choice, and big government has no right to go into the bedroom."

THE SENATE IS EXPECTED TO VOTE TOMORROW.

THE HOUSE ALREADY PASSED THE BILL. Return to index of stories...


CAPE SEWER REFUND-TRX-OC-VO


THE CITY OF CAPE CORAL HAS REPAID A 90-YEAR-OLD WOMAN OVER A SEWER BILL MIX-UP.

WE FIRST TOLD YOU ABOUT RONNIE TRIBLUAS LAST WEEK.

TRIBLUAS CALLED A PLUMMER BACK IN OCTOBER TO TAKE CARE OF SOME ISSUES.

THATS WHEN SHE WAS TOLD SHE STILL HAD A SEPTIC TANK AND WAS NOT CONNECTED TO THE CITY SEWER SYSTEM.

SHE'S BEEN PAYING HER BILLS FOR 29 YEARS FOR A SEVICE SHE WASNT GETTING.

THE CITY DUG THROUGH RECORDS -- TO SOLVE THIS MYSTERY DATING BACK MORE THAN 30 YEARS AGO.

THEY COULDN'T FIND AN ANSWER --

BUT GAVE TRIBULAS A CHECK FOR ALMOST 35 HUNDRED DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE SEWER REFUND-SOTVO


SOT

22:59-23:14

Ronnie Tribulas

"Very happy inside. Very at peace at last lets put it that way. It's kinda a rough road when you're old. It's rough anyways when you aren't old but it's still rough when you think about it."

CITY LEADERS SAY THEIR RECORDS ONLY GO BACK TO 2000.

THE AMOUNT THEY GAVE THE 90 YEAR OLD WOMAN INCLUDES MONTHLY USAGE CHARGES WITHOUT ANY INTEREST. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


IMAGINE WAKING UP TO LEARN YOU'VE JUST MADE 148-MILLION DOLLARS IN AN INSTANT

A WINNING POWERBALL TICKET WAS SOLD AT A GOLDEN GATE ESTATES GAS STATION.

Juan Marante, E's Cashier

23:39:49-:55

I couldn't believe it. Just looking at it I was like no, something has to be fake.

YOU GOTTA SEE THIS --

TONIGHT -- NBC 2 HAS VIDEO OF THE LUCKY LOTTO WINNER -- AS HE FOUND OUT HE WON. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) POWERBALL WINNER-SOTVO


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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.

HEAT AND HUMIDITY SLOWLY RETURNING

It was another great day across Southwest Florida, with highs in the low to mid 80s. Expect another quiet evening, with temps falling into the 70s. Fog will likely again develop overnight, with lows in the mid 60s.

The great weather continues into Friday. We'll again see plenty of sun with an afternoon sea breeze developing. Highs on Friday will be a touch warmer, with temps in the mid 80s area wide.

The heat and humidity will return to the region just in time for the weekend. Mostly sunny skies will be the norm on Saturday, with highs pushing into the upper 80s.

A few more clouds will develop on Sunday, with humid highs in the upper 80s. A few isolated showers will also be possible inland, but most areas will likely stay dry.

Next week, more heat and humidity push into the area. Highs to start next week will be in the upper 80s, with a daily chance of an isolated PM shower in inland areas.

Rain chances will increase some on Wednesday, with even better chance for rain on Thursday as our next storm system approaches the area. Highs to close next week look to be in the mid 80s. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BRYAN-trx SOTVO, E-AniBX


06:12-:18

This is unbelievable. This is great isn't it? I came in this morning and we got a powerball winner.

A COLLIER COUNTY MAN HAS THE GOLDEN TICKET -- A POWERBALL WINNER WORTH NEARLY $150-MILLION DOLLARS.

THIS IS VIDEO YOU'LL ONLY SEE ON NBC 2 --

AS HE WALKED INTO E'S COUNTRY STORE IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES AND CHECKED HIS TICKET.

THAT'S WHERE NBC 2'S BRYAN ANDERSON SPENT THE DAY.

BRYAN -- THIS GUY STILL HAS TO CLAIM THE MONEY. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER POWERBALL WINNER-REM 7


THERE WERE CLOSE TO 600 THOUSAND WINNERS FROM LAST NIGHT'S DRAWING.

BUT ONLY ONE PERSON WON IT ALL --

RIGHT HERE AT THIS STORE. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER POWERBALL WINNER-PKG


1:13

22 Tracey St. Cyr, E's store manager

46 Juan Marante, E's cashier

1:07 John Cyr,

FL Lottery District Manager

WHO IS THIS MAN?

TONIGHT HIS IDENTITY REMAINS A MYSTERY.

BUT WE DO KNOW HE'S ONE OF THE LUCKIEST LOTTERY PLAYERS IN THE COUNTRY.

---SOT---

Jeanne and Charlie Graham, E's Country Store customers

04:41

That's a lot of money!

HE MATCHED ALL 6 NUMBERS ON WEDNESDAY'S POWERBALL DRAWING.

---SOT---

Jeanne and Charlie Graham,

04:05

I think it's fantastic, more power to them!

THE JACKPOT WAS NEARLY 149 MILLION DOLLARS!

---SOT---

Tracey St.Cyr, store manager

23:42:56-:58

I was speechless.

What are the odds?

I know right!

1 IN 175 MILLION 223 THOUSAND 510 TO BE EXACT.

---SOT---

John Cyr, FL Lotter District Manager

:06:41

I think there's a better shot of getting struck by lightning

WORKERS AT E'S COUNTRY STORE IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES SAY HE BOUGHT HIS TICKET THERE YESTERDAY.

THIS MORNING, CASHIER JUAN MARANTE TELLS US HE VERIFIED THE MAN WON THE JACKPOT.

---SOT---

JUAN MARANTE, E'S CASHIER

23:39:49-:55

I couldn't believe it. Just looking at it I was like no, something has to be fake.

BUTT TO

23:41:19-:24

What did you tell him?

Congratulations, good job, I wish I were you

THIS EXCLUSIVE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWS THE WINNER SHAKING CUSTOMERS' HANDS.

EVEN SHAKING THE SHOCK OFF HIS OWN HAND.

OVERNIGHT, HE BECAME ONE OF THE WEALTHIEST PEOPLE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

---SOT---

John Cyr, FL Lottery District Manager

06:12-:18

This is unbelievable. This is great isn't it? I came in this morning and we got a powerball winner in Naples! Return to index of stories...


COLLIER POWERBALL WINNER-REM 7


THE STORE GETS 60-THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR SELLING THE WINNING TICKET.

THE WINNER --

IF HE CHOOSES A LUMP SUM WILL WALK AWAY WITH 86-POINT-9 MILLION DOLLARS -- OR HE CAN SPREAD IT OUT OVER 30 ANNUAL PAYMENTS.

WE WILL FIND OUT HIS IDENTITY AS SOON AS HE MAKES IT TO TALLAHASSEE TO CLAIM HIS MONEY.

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BACKPACK LIE ARREST-trx OC


NEW RIGHT NOW --

A CHARLOTTE COUNTY TEEN ARRESTED FOR LYING ABOUT HER BACKPACK.

DEPUTIES SAY THE 16-YEAR OLD TOLD THEM A MAN STOLE HER BAG AS SHE WALKED HOME FROM SCHOOL.

BUT AFTER AN IN-DEPTH INVESTIGATION --

DEPUTIES DISCOVERED SHE GOT INTO A FIGHT WITH HER BOYFRIEND AND THREW IT THE SIDE OF THE ROAD.

THE TEEN SAYS SHE THOUGHT HER MOM WOULD BE MAD SHE LOST HER BACKPACK. Return to index of stories...


FL DUCT TAPE DOG-O-AniBX, VO


A DISTURBING CASE OF ANIMAL ABUSE OUT OF SOUTH FLORIDA --

A WOMAN DUCT TAPED HER DOG'S MOUTH SHUT AND THEN, LEFT IT IN A FILTHY CAGE.

SHE TOLD INVESTIGATORS SHE WAS WORRIED THE MANAGERS AT HER APARTMENT WOULD HEAR THE DOG BARKING.

TONIGHT -- SHE FACES ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


PINEDA PINE TAR SUSPENDED-trx VOTOPS


TODAY MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SUSPENDED NEW YORK YANKEES PITCHER MICHAEL PINEDA FOR 10 GAMES -- FOR USING PINE TAR AGAINST THE RED SOX.

WE TOLD YOU LAST NIGHT --

HE WAS EJECTED FROM THE GAME IN BOSTON. YOU CAN SEE THE TAR ON HIS NECK.

BY THE WAY --

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TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


HE FOUGHT FOR OUR COUNTRY.

NOW -- A FLORIDA SOLDIER IS FIGHTING SQUATTERS FOR HIS HOUSE.

"

43-

I want the people out. They are criminals living in my house."

41-

"I put cabinets. I put stove. I put everything in this house."

WHY DEPUTIES SAY THEY CAN'T MAKE THESE UNWANTED HOUSEGUESTS LEAVE.

THEN ALL NEW AT SIX -

NBC2 visits the State Capitol after a Collier County Deputy is caught spying on some of our main anchors. We're here to find out how it happened and what's being done from. It's happening again. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) VET VS. SQUATTERS-SOTVO


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TZ2 B) NEW AT 6 TEASE-SOTTOPS


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FL VET UPSET OVER SQUATTERS-trx VOPLASMA


A FLORIDA SOLDIER SAYS SQUATTERS MOVED INTO HIS HOUSE WHILE HE WAS DEPLOYED TO AFGHANISTAN.

AND HE'S FINDING THAT THEY HAVE MORE POWER THAN HE DOES. Return to index of stories...


FL VET UPSET OVER SQUATTERS-BNR-PKG


Reporter: "Hey. Excuse me sir."

"I got 9 pitbulls in here."

Reporter: "Hi. Can we talk to you for a second?"

"Yes, you can talk but put the camera down."

JULIO ORTIZ WASN'T HAPPY WHEN NEWS CAMERAS SHOWED UP AT HIS DOOR.

HE CLAIMS HE MADE A VERBAL AGREEMENT WITH A FRIEND OF A SOLDIER TO FIX UP THIS NEW PORT RICHEY HOME --

AND IN EXCHANGE -- HE COULD LIVE THERE RENT FREE.

"As you can see.look. They didn't have no cabinets. I put cabinets. I put stove. I put everything in this house."

BUT THE OWNER SAYS -- THAT'S NOT TRUE.

"I want the people out. They are criminals living in my house."

SPECIALIST MICHAEL SHARKEY OWNS THE HOUSE.

RIGHT NOW -- HE'S STATIONED IN HAWAII.

LAST YEAR -- IT WAS AFGHANISTAN.

THAT'S WHEN SHARKEY SAYS ORTIZ AND HIS GIRLFRIEND MOVED IN AND CHANGED THE LOCKS.

"I have never spoke to these people in my life."

HE CALLED THE PASCO COUNTY SHERRIFF'S OFFICE FROM OVERSEAS.

BUT DEPUTIES TOLD HIM -- IT'S A CIVIL MATTER AND THEY CAN'T MAKE THE SQUATTERS LEAVE WITHOUT A FORMAL EVICTION SIGNED BY A JUDGE.

"Because basically what you're telling me is just because they're in the house and they took up residence they can live there. Okay, so I can go down the street and find an empty house and just kick in the door and start living there and that's my residence. I don't think that would work."

WITHOUT A LEASE --

ORTIZ CAN'T GET THE WATER COMPANY TO TURN IT ON.

SO, HE USES BUCKETS FOR WATER.

BUT WITH THE LAW ON HIS SIDE -- HE SAYS HE'LL MOVE OUT WHEN HE'S GOOD AND READY.

"I don't want no problems. I'm like, you could see my jacket. I'm 42 years old. I don't got nothing - not a ticket." Return to index of stories...


FL VET UPSET OVER SQUATTERS-OC


TURNS OUT --

THE SQUATTER DOES HAVE A LENGHTY CRIMINAL RECORD.

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NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


WE HAVE VIDEO FROM A SOUTHWEST FLROIDA CLASSROOM THAT'S UNCOMFORTABLE TO WATCH.

A MATH TEACHER AT SARASOTA MILITARY ACADEMY JUST WENT OFF ON A STUDENT.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT HAPPENED TO THE TEACHER.

PLUS: WE'RE FOLLOWING THE CLEANUP, AND THE INVESTIGATION, DAYS AFTER A CAR PLOWED THROUGH A FORT MYERS CHURCH ON EASTER SUNDAY.

WE FOUND OUT TOYOTA IS NOW INVOLVED IN THE PROBE. Return to index of stories...


A) SARASOTA STUDENT BULLIED-VO-WIPE


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B) CAR INTO CHURCH ON EASTER SUNDAY-VOTOPS


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