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DIRECTOR PAGE CCI PRISON FOLLOW-OTS-VO
H)1 NAPLES SIGN WAVER HARASSED-HLTRX-SOTVO FM BUS STOP LIGHTER FIGHT-VO
H)2 PG METH LAB-HLTRX-VOTOPS FM BUS STOP LIGHTER FIGHT-SOT-SS
H)3 CRIMINALS USING TACTICAL GEAR-HLTRX-VOTOPS SUSPECTED LEHIGH GROW HOUSE-OC-VO-SS
SHOW OPEN-CLIP BODY FOUND IN CAPE CANAL-TRX-VOTOPS-SS
NAPLES SIGN WAVER HARASSED-BNR-VO-OC OIL DRILLING LATEST-OC-VO
NAPLES SIGN WAVER HARASSED-TRX-PKG TATTOO REMOVED-VO
HOME INVASIONS SETUP-OC-SS-VO-OC-OBX CORN DOG DISPUTE-VO
CRIMINALS USING TACTICAL GEAR-LIVE TEACHER LAP DANCE-TRX-VOTOPS
CRIMINALS USING TACTICAL GEAR-PKG CHOPPER CRASH ON VIDEO-VOTOPS
CRIMINALS USING TACTICAL GEAR-LIVE SECRET SERVICE CPR-OC-VO
LEHIGH BUSINESS BURGLARY-SS-VO-BNR SELF CLEANING PAINT-OC-VO
CAPE METH BUST-VO SPORTS TEASE-3SH-VO
CAPE METH BUST-SOT-SS(4)-OC SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
PG METH LAB-OC-VO SPORTS
PG METH LAB-SOTVO FGCU MERCER-ON CAM
PANTHER DEATH-OTS-BNR FGCU MERCER-VOTOPS
ICE CREAM CRASH-trx-OC FGCU MERCER-SOT
NATIONAL SEVERE WEATHER TOSS-VOTOPS-OTS FGCU MERCER-ON CAM TAG
WEATHER CLIP-CLIP MLB GAME-VOTOPS
NATIONAL SEVERE WEATHER-AT THE WX WALL MLB ON PINE TAR-ON CAM
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT FSL SCORES-CGTOPS
TZ1 A SUSPECTED LEHIGH GROW HOUSE-VO-WIPE IDA BAKER SIGNING-VOTOPS
TZ1 B TEACHER LAP DANCE-VOTOPS IDA BAKER SIGNING-SOTVO
DESOTO PUPPY MILL-OC-VO-SS MADD HOOPS GAME-VOTOPS
BOAT CRASH FOLLOW-OC-SS-VO MADD HOOPS GAME-SOTVO
FL ABORTION BILL-OTS EARL MORRALL-ON CAM VO
FLORIDA GAMING-OTS EARL MORRALL-VOTOPS
TEASE TWO-1 SHOT SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM
TZ2 A SELF CLEANING PAINT-VO-WIPE CLERK OF COURT OPEN TOMORROW-OTS
TZ2 B TATTOO REMOVED-VOTOPS RX TAKEBACK TOMORROW-CGTOPS
FIRST ALERT OPEN-CLIP JIMMY FALLON-SOTTOPS
FORECAST-WXWALL FINAL FORECAST-WXGRX
NEW FM SHOOTING VIDEO-VO CLOSE SHOW-4SHOT


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H)1 NAPLES SIGN WAVER HARASSED-HLTRX-SOTVO


47:01

I just think is horrendous

NEW TONIGHT.AN N-B-C-2 EXCLUSIVE.

COLLIER COUNTY IS APOLIGIZING FOR THE WAY ONE OF ITS EMPLOYEES CRACKED DOWN ON A SIGN WAVER.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT HE'S ACCUSED OF DOING. Return to index of stories...


H)2 PG METH LAB-HLTRX-VOTOPS


AND - A SUSPECTED METH LAB, DISCOVERED INSIDE A MILLION DOLLAR BUILDING, SOME HAD HOPED TO TURN INTO A CHURCH.

NBC2 DIGGING FOR NEW DETAILS TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


H)3 CRIMINALS USING TACTICAL GEAR-HLTRX-VOTOPS


PLUS-

THERE'S BEEN A RASH OF HOME INVASIONS ALL INVOLVING MASKED GUNMEN WEARING TACTICAL GEAR.

TONIGHT N-B-C-2 INVESTIGATES JUST HOW EASY IT IS TO GET YOUR HANDS ON THAT EQUIPMENT. Return to index of stories...


SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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NAPLES SIGN WAVER HARASSED-BNR-VO-OC


ALL NEW AT 11 -

CLAIMS A COLLIER COUNTY CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WENT TOO FAR.

IT'S A STORY YOU'LL ONLY SEE ON NBC-2.

A BUSINESS OWNER SAYS HER EMPLOYEE - WHO'S DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED - WAS HARRASSED TODAY FOR WAVING A SIGN ON A PUBLIC SIDEWALK.

NBC2'S LAURA ROBERTS FOLLOWED UP WITH COUNTY OFFICIALS, WHO ARE APOLOGIZING TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES SIGN WAVER HARASSED-TRX-PKG


The Davis Boulevard business is pretty hard to spot -

but when Frank Renkel is working, people know it's there.

Frank Renkel

Naples

52:04 52:07

Two to three hours, trying to get business, attract people

The developmentally disabled man has been waving this sign for A

Dog's Dream Daycare for two months.

Jill Schaus

Owner

45:44 45:77

Lots of people have been coming in because they've seen him

But this morning a code enforcement officer saw him -

Frank Renkel

52:37 52:40

I was over here he said I can't do the sign no more

the county recently started enforcing an ordinance that says

there can be no advertising on a public right of way.

Frank Renkel

53:59 54:01

He could have come over here in a nice way

But employees say he wasn't nice at all.

The code enforcement officer is accused of being rude, aggressive

and bordering on harrassment.

Frank Renkel

52:54 52:56

I was a little scared you know

The daycare's owner contacted county officials -

and this afternoon the director of code enforcement visited in

person to apologize.

Jill Schaus

47:01 47:08

To make him so upset that he was frazzled for you know a good hour I

just think is horrendous

In a statement to NBC2 - Code Enforcement Director Jeff Wright said quote -

We have begun an internal review of the matter.Once the

internal review is complete, additional measures may be taken, if and

as

appropriate.

The daycare plans to keep using their sign and employing Frank -

but from now on he'll stay on their property.

In Collier County, Laura Roberts, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


HOME INVASIONS SETUP-OC-SS-VO-OC-OBX


IT'S A DISTURBING TREND LATELY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA-

AND IT SEEMS NO ONE IS IMMUNE.

HOME INVASIONS.

AT LEAST FIVE HAVE BEEN REPORTED IN COLLIER COUNTY IN THE PAST COUPLE MONTHS.SOME IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR HOMES.

NO ONE HAS BEEN ARRESTED.

THEN JUST YESTERDAY MORNING IN LEHIGH ACRES ANOTHER HOME INVASION.

THIS IS VIDEO OF TWO OF THE FOUR SUSPECTS MAKING THEIR FIRST COURT APPEARANCE.

INVESTIGATORS ARE NOT LINKING THE COLLIER COUNTY AND LEHIGH HOME INVASIONS

BUT THEY ALL HAVE SIMILARITIES.

MEN WEARING BULLET PROOF VESTS AND OUTFITS DESCRIBED AS TACTICAL GEAR.

TONIGHT N-B-C-2'S HOLLIE HOJEK IS LIVE OUTSIDE THE HOME RAIDED IN LEHIGH.

SHE UNCOVERED JUST HOW EASY IT IS TO BUY THIS EQUIPMENT. Return to index of stories...


CRIMINALS USING TACTICAL GEAR-LIVE


THE TAPE CAME DOWN AT THIS HOUSE ABOUT TWO HOURS AGO -- WE KNOCKED ON THE DOOR TO THE HOME BUT NOONE ANSWERED.

WE DID NOTICED THESE SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS DESTROYED HANGING FROM THE GARAGE.

TODAY-WE LEARNED THE FOUR SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN THURSDAYS HOME

INVASION WERE WEARING BULLET PROOF VESTS-

IN THE CASE OF SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IN COLLIER COUNTY--ON WEDNESDAY-TWO

SUSPECTS WERE SPOTTED IN WHAT LOOKED TO BE TACTICAL GEAR.

TONIGHT NBC-2 ASKED WHO CAN LEGALLY GET THEIR HANDS ON THIS TYPE OF EQUIPMENT-- Return to index of stories...


CRIMINALS USING TACTICAL GEAR-PKG


TRT 1:16

:18-24 Jim Chester, Army Navy Surplus

:26-30 Hollie hojek

:54-59 Debo Johnston, Army Navy Surplus

1:08-1:11 Mary Lawrence, Customer

Debo Johnston, Army Navy Surplus Store

:28:02 this is whats called a Molly Vest.

THIS LEE COUNTY ARMY NAVY SURPLUS STORE- IS STACKED WITH MILITARY AND LAW

ENFORCEMENT GEAR.

:28:43 he bought some pouches told hold his mag in.

:02

ADULTS TO TEENAGERS CAN COME RIGHT IN AND BUY WHATEVER THEY NEED.

:19:21 change drawer

NO IDENTIFICATION NECESSARY.

Jim Chester, Army Navy Surplus Owner

:22:36 we have a right to sell it because were a licensed retail

store- and what they do with after they go out the door is their

concern.

:08

Hollie Hojek

:33:14 "It's legal for anyone to walk into an Army-Surplus store like

this one and pick anything off the shelf./

:33:28 From boots and shot gun holders--

to tactical jackets and full on ski masks."

:10

Jim Chester, Army Navy Surplis Store Owner

:24:44 its a little edgy when they come in and buy like a face mask in August.

:06

IN LIGHT OF THE RECENT HOME INVASIONS--

CHESTER SAYS ITS NOT HIS CUSTOMERS WHO ARE USING THE GEAR TO

INTIMIDATE PEOPLE AND IMPERSONATE POLICE.

Debo Johnston, Army Navy Surplus

:30:13 I think that those people don't want to be known who they are

so they buy their stuff online.

:05

ALL THIS TACTICAL GEAR IS JUST A CLICK AWAY ONLINE.

A DISTURBING THOUGHT FOR SOME.

Mary Lawrence, Fort Myers

:41:44 I mean I dont like it. But as far as the clothing. I just

think that its your right to do in the United States of America.

:04

CHESTER SAYS THE ONLY THING IN HIS STORE THAT REQUIRES IDENTIFICATION

TO BUY--IS THE CORRECTIONS OFFICERS UNIFORMS. Return to index of stories...


CRIMINALS USING TACTICAL GEAR-LIVE


CHESTER DID TELL ME TODAY-- SALES OF TACTICAL GEAR HAS GONE UP RECENTLY-- HE SAYS ITS BECAUSE AVERAGE CITIZENS ARE WANTING TO PROTECT THEMSELVES MORE-- FROM CRIMES LIKE WHAT HAPPENED HERE.

LIVE IN LEHIGH ACRES HH NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH BUSINESS BURGLARY-SS-VO-BNR


A NEW PICTURE TONIGHT - WE WANT YOU TO TAKE A LOOK AT -

IT'S A LITTLE HARD TO SEE - BUT LEHIGH POLICE NEED YOUR HELP IDENTIFYING WHOEVER THIS IS.

HE'S ACCUSED OF BREAKING INTO LEHIGH AUTO AT IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS, MONDAY.

YOU CAN SEE HIM PRYING OFF THE FRONT WINDOW TO THE BUSINESS, AND REMOVING A 52 INCH T-V.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION YOU'RE ASKED TO CALL OR TEXT CRIMESTOPPERS.

YOU CAN FIND THAT INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE AT N-B-C- DASH TWO DOT COM. Return to index of stories...


CAPE METH BUST-VO


CAPE CORAL POLICE DIDN'T GET THE BUST THEY WERE HOPING FOR, BUT THEY SAY IT WAS STILL A SUCCESS.

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

SWAT TEAM SERVED A WARRANT AT THIS NORTH CAPE HOME YESTERDAY.

THEY GOT A TIP OF A POSSIBLE METH HOUSE.

THE NARCOTIC UNIT INVESTIGATED-- THEY FOUND SOME MATERIALS USED TO COOK METH-- BUT NOT ENOUGH TO OPEN A CASE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE METH BUST-SOT-SS(4)-OC


1:44:45 we are startign to see a slight increase in the ammount y of meth labes here in cape coral rior to 2013 we had zero. The raw number is low but the percentage Is high1:45:00

SO NO METH LAB BUST.BUT

SIX PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED THERE LAST NIGHT--

TWO FOR POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA

TWO FOR POSSESSION OF HEROIN

ONE FOR HAVING DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

AND ANOTHER HAD A WARRANT FOR HIS ARREST. Return to index of stories...


PG METH LAB-OC-VO


A SUSPECTED METH LAB IS FOUND YARDS AWAY FROM HOMES AND DAYCARE CETERS

IN PUNTA GORDA.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY A SMALL OPERATION WAS IN THIS BUILDING.

IT'S ALONG TAYLOR ROAD IN A WOODED AREA NEAR AIRPORT ROAD.

DEPUTIES SAY NO ONE WAS INSIDE WHEN THEY ARRIVED.

THE PROPERTY HAS BEEN ON THE MARKET FOR YEARS.

NEIGHBORS ARE RELIEVED THAT WHATEVER WAS IN THERE IS NOW GONE. Return to index of stories...


PG METH LAB-SOTVO


Sharelon Nichols/neighbor

11:46:14-11:46:21

"Yeah it's bad. I tell you, I dot know why people do what they do. It

just fries your brain with that stuff."

AN ANONYMOUS TIP TOOK DEPUTIES TO THIS BUILDING.

NEIGHBORS BELIEVE HOMELESS PEOPLE ARE USING THE BUILDING FOR SHELTER. Return to index of stories...


PANTHER DEATH-OTS-BNR


NEW TONIGHT AT 11-

ANOTHER FLORIDA PANTHER HAS DIED AFTER GETTING HIT BY A CAR.

THE FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION SAYS THE SEVEN YEAR OLD MALE WITH A RADIO COLLAR WAS FOUND TODAY ON THE COLLIER HENDRY COUNTY BORDER.

THIS IS THE 13TH PANTHER DEATH REPORTED THIS YEAR-

THE 8TH CAUSED BY A VEHICLE. Return to index of stories...


ICE CREAM CRASH-trx-OC


NBC2 FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS OUT OF BUENA PARK, CALIFORNIA - WHERE THE DRIVER OF AN S-U-V PLOWED INTO A LINE OF PEOPLE WAITING OUTSIDE AN ICE CREAM PARLOR.

A 60-YEAR-OLD WOMAN DIED FROM HER INJURIES - 6 OTHERS WERE HURT - BUT ARE EXPECTED TO RECOVER.

THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH IS UNDER INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


NATIONAL SEVERE WEATHER TOSS-VOTOPS-OTS


NEW TONIGHT - REPORTS OF TORNADO'S IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA.

IT WAS ALL PART OF A FAST MOVING STORM THAT TORE THROUGH THE STATE.

AT LEAST ONE HOME LOST IT'S ROOF.

THERE ARE NO REPORTS OF ANY INJURIES.

LOOKING AHEAD-

NBC2 IS TRACKING THE START OF WHAT COULD BE A VOLATILE FEW DAYS ACROSS THE NATION.

CHIEF METEOROLOGIST ROBERT VAN WINKLE JOINS US NOW WITH THE SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK. Return to index of stories...


WEATHER CLIP-CLIP


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NATIONAL SEVERE WEATHER-AT THE WX WALL


Worst severe storms, tornadoes of season so far to span Dallas to Kansas City

A multiple-day outbreak of severe thunderstorms, including tornadoes, is set to begin this weekend. The outbreak is likely to be the worst of the season so far and may end up being one of the top severe weather events for the season.

A multiple-day outbreak of severe thunderstorms, including tornadoes, is set to begin this weekend. The outbreak is likely to be the worst of the season so far and may end up being one of the top severe weather events for the season.

While the 2014 severe weather season has gotten off to a rather quiet start, a strong surge in severe weather is forecast to begin this weekend. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


MARIJUANA GROW HOUSE BUSTS ARE, UNFORTUNATELY, RELATIVELY COMMON HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

BUT THE WAY DEPUTIES SNIFFED OUT THIS ONE WAS DEFINITELY UNIQUE.

COMING UP.WE'LL TELL YOU HOW THE SUSPECT'S SMELL GAVE IT AWAY.

AND HE WASN'T EVEN NEAR THE HOUSE!

AND A TEACHER IS ACCUSED OF GIVING ONE OF HER STUDENTS A BIRTHDAY LAP DANCE- *IN CLASS. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A SUSPECTED LEHIGH GROW HOUSE-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B TEACHER LAP DANCE-VOTOPS


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DESOTO PUPPY MILL-OC-VO-SS


N-B-C-2 IS GETTING TO THE BOTTOM OF WHAT'S BEING CALLED THE BIGGEST PUPPY MILL BUST IN DESOTO COUNTY HISTORY.

DEPUTIES REMOVED 56 DOGS FROM AN ARCADIA PROPERTY YESTERDAY.

THEY SAY THE DOGS WERE LIVING IN FILTHY CONDITIONS.

OFFICIALS SAY ANDREW MACAULEY AND CHELCE DOWER RAN THE PUPPY MILL-

MAKING THOUSANDS BY SELLING DOGS ONLINE WITH FAKE HEALTH CERTIFICATES.

THE PETS ARE NOW BEING NURSED BACK TO HEALTH AT ANIMAL CONTROL. Return to index of stories...


BOAT CRASH FOLLOW-OC-SS-VO


TONIGHT WE know THE NAMES OF EVERYONE ON THE TWO BOATS TTHAT CRASHED OFF BOOKELIA YESTERDAY.

DONNIE CRAINE--THE DIVING COACH FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA DIED AFTER THE COLLISION.

TONIGHT WE KNOW CRAINE AND HIS FRIEND DAVID WEST WERE ON BOARD THIS BOAT.

F-W-C OFFICIALS SAY CRAINE WAS DRIVING-

WHEN THE OTHER BOAT CRASHED INTO THE SIDE OF HIS BOAT.

ON BOARD THE OTHER BOAT-

TWO COUPLES-- KENNETH AND CONSTANCE KRUGS OF FORT MYERS AND BOB AND STEPHANIE COLBERT.

F-W-C IS STILL INVESTIGATING THE CRASH. Return to index of stories...


FL ABORTION BILL-OTS


NEW TONIGHT-

WE'VE LEARNED FLORIDA IS A STEP AWAY FROM PASSING NEW RESTRICTIONS ON ABORTIONS.

LATE THIS AFTERNOON THE STATE SENATE PASSED A HOUSE BILL THAT PREVENTS MOST ABORTIONS AFTER THE FETUS REACHES VIABILITY - AROUND THE 20TH WEEK.

THE VOTE IN THE SENATE WAS ALMOST STRAIGHT ALONG PARTY LINES.

IT NOW GOES TO THE GOVERNOR FOR HIS APPROVAL. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA GAMING-OTS


TONIGHT NBC2 HAS LEARNED GOVERNOR SCOTT IS CLOSE TO REACHING A NEW GAMBLING DEAL WITH THE SEMINOLE TRIBE.

SCOTT'S REPORTEDLY REACHING OUT TO LAWMAKERS TO TALK ABOUT A SPECIAL SESSION TO CONSIDER IT.

NO DETAILS YET - AND RIGHT NOW - THE SEMINOLE TRIBE REFUSES TO COMMENT.

THE SEMINOLES AND FLORIDA REACHED A DEAL IN 2010 TO GIVE THE TRIBE EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS TO BLACKJACK AND OTHER TABLE GAMES AT 3 BROWARD CASINOS AND OTHERS IN IMMOKALEE AND TAMPA.

PART OF THAT DEAL EXPIRES NEXT YEAR. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-1 SHOT


THIS COULD GET INVENTION OF THE YEAR.

A FLORIDA COMPANY CREATED SOMETHING THAT COULD MEAN YOU'LL NEVER HAVE TO WASH YOUR CAR AGAIN.

DETAILS COMING UP.

AND FINALLY A SOLUTION FOR THE GUY WHO WANTED TO HAVE THIS MURDER TATTOO REMOVED BEFORE HIS MURDER TRIAL. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A SELF CLEANING PAINT-VO-WIPE


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TZ2 B TATTOO REMOVED-VOTOPS


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FIRST ALERT 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.

WARMER WEATHER FOR THE WEEKEND

It was yet another sun filled and pleasant day across the area, with highs again climbing into the low to mid 80s. Quiet conditions will again continue into the evening, with temps falling into the 70s. Fog once again will develop overnight, some of which could be dense. Lows temps tonight will fall into the low 60s.

Some warmer weather is on the way for the weekend. We'll again have plenty of sunshine Saturday with an afternoon sea breeze developing. Highs on Saturday will push into the upper 80s, but some areas will climb into the low 90s.

The heat and humidity continues to build on Sunday. Partly cloudy skies will develop across the area, with an isolated rain shower possible inland. Highs on Sunday will be in the upper 80s to low 90s.

Next week still looks warm and humid. Monday and Tuesday will feature partly cloudy skies and a PM chance of rain shower inland. Highs both days will be in the upper 80s.

Midweek next week will also feature temps in the upper 80s, with a slightly better chance of an afternoon shower or storm inland.

Our next storm system finally arrives to close next week, increasing rain chances and bringing slightly cooler air to the area. Return to index of stories...


NEW FM SHOOTING VIDEO-VO


IF YOU'RE JUST JOINING US - NBC2 IS ON SCENE OF BREAKING NEWS IN FORT MYERS.

THIS IS BRAND NEW VIDEO.

FORT MYERS POLICE CONFIRM A MAN WAS SHOT IN THE LEG.

YOU CAN SEE YELLOW CRIME SCENE FLAGS EVERYWHERE.

THIS HAPPENED ON GARDENIA AVENUE RIGHT OFF VERONICA SHOEMAKER.

OUR NBC2 REPORTER IS TALKING WITH HOMEOWNERS, NEARBY.

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


CCI PRISON FOLLOW-OTS-VO


N-B-C-2 HAS BEEN TIRELESSLY WORKING TO UNCOVER WHAT'S GOING ON AT THE CHARLOTTE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION.

WE ALREADY EXPOSED SERIOUS ALLEGATIONS OF GUARDS BEATING AN INMATE TO DEATH AND INMATES GETTING HOLD OF A GUN.

ONLY N-B-C-2 CONFIRMED THROUGH SOURCES THAT SEVERAL GUARDS ARE ON LEAVE FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF MATTHEW WALKER.

WE'VE LEARNED OFFICER TYLER TRIPLETT HAS BEEN FIRED FROM THE PRISON.

BUT WE'RE NOT BEING TOLD WHY.

THE OFFICER HAD NO COMMENT WHEN WE WENT TO HIS HOME TODAY. Return to index of stories...


FM BUS STOP LIGHTER FIGHT-VO


NBC2 IS WORKING TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF A CASE INVOLVING A FORT MYERS BOY, BURNED BY A LIGHTER ON HIS WAY TO SCHOOL.

JESSICA THOMAS TELLS US12-YEAR-OLD DOUGLAS ATKINS, LIT HER SON'S SHIRT ON FIRE WITH A LIGHTER.

IN THIS PICTURE - YOU CAN SEE THE SHIRT IS BADLY BURNED.

THOMAS SAYS HER SON HAS THIRD DEGREE BURNS ON HIS ARM AND CHEST.

WE TALKED WITH BOTH MOMS TODAY - WHO GAVE US CONFLICTING REPORTS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED. Return to index of stories...


FM BUS STOP LIGHTER FIGHT-SOT-SS


23:16:32 So my 12-year old stepped in protected his brother and ended up the one getting third degree burns. 23:16:3923:38:15 the kids was at the bus stop playing and they both had lighters and they were striking each other and his shirt caught on fire. 23:38:23

THAT SECOND WOMAN YOU HEARD FROM - HER SON WAS THE ONE ARRESTED.

THE BOY IS CHARGED WITH FELONY AGGRAVATED BATTERY.

HIS MOTHER TELLS US HE'LL BE IN JUVENILE DETENTION FOR THREE WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


SUSPECTED LEHIGH GROW HOUSE-OC-VO-SS


AN N-B-C-2 UPDATE TO A STORY WE BROUGHT YOU LAST NIGHT AT 11.

THAT'S WHEN WE SHOWED YOU THIS EXCLUSIVE VIDEO OF DEPUTIES RAIDING A SUSPECTED MARIJUANA GROW HOUSE IN LEHIGH ACRES.

TODAY WE'VE LEARNED DEPUTIES UNCOVERED MORE THAN 100 POUNDS OF POT INSIDE THE HOME.

DEPUTIES SAY THEY BECAME SUSPICIOUS WHEN THEY ARRESTED RAUL VITA FOR SUSPECTED BURGLARY.

THEY SAY HE WREAKED OF MARIJUANA.

THEY WEREN'T AT HIS HOUSE.BUT HE BROUGHT DEPUTIES BACK TO THE HOUSE AND THAT'S WHEN THEY FOUND 75 POT PLANTS. Return to index of stories...


BODY FOUND IN CAPE CANAL-TRX-VOTOPS-SS


N-B-C-2 IS ALSO WORKING TO CONFIRM THE IDENTITY OF A BODY FOUND TODAY IN A CAPE CORAL CANAL.

IN THE WATER NEAR SKYLINE BOULEVARD AND SW 40th TERRACE.

THIS IS IN THE SAME AREA WHERE POLICE WERE LOOKING 19 YEAR OLD ERIK SANCHEZ ON WEDNESDAY.

POLICE SAY HE'S THE TEEN WHO THREATENED TO HURT HIMSELF AND THEN JUMPED INTO THE CANAL. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING LATEST-OC-VO


NEW INFORMATION TONIGHT ABOUT PLANS TO DRILL FOR OIL NEAR GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

TODAY A JUDGE REJECTED A MOTION, DEALING A BLOW TO THOSE AGAINST THE PLANS.

THOSE PROTESTERS WANTED TO INCLUDE INTO EVIDENCE A RECENT ILLEGAL DRILLING VIOLATION AT ANOTHER SITE, AGAINST THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY.

THE JUDGE AGREED WITH THE DAN A HUGHES COMPANY, SAYING THAT INFORMATION IS IRRELEVANT.

THE JUDGE'S DECISION IS ONLY A RECOMMENDATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION. Return to index of stories...


TATTOO REMOVED-VO


A TATTOO THAT'S BEEN STIRRING UP A LOT OF TALK IN KANSAS IS GOING TO BE COVERED UP.

JEFFERY CHAPMAN HAS BEEN MAKING HEADLINES FOR HIS TATTOO THAT SPELLS MURDER BACKWARDS ACROSS HIS NECK.

HE'S THE SUSPECT IN A MURDER AND HIS ATTORNEY'S BEEN FIGHTING TO GET THE TATTOO REMOVED.

THE COURT ISN'T GOING TO LET THAT HAPPEN SINCE KANSAS LAW SAYS THAT CAN ONLY HAPPEN IN A LICENSED PARLOR- AND HE'S STUCK IN JAIL.

LATE TONIGHT WE'VE LEARNED THEY'RE GOING TO LET HIM COVER IT UP WITH A TURTLE NECK. Return to index of stories...


CORN DOG DISPUTE-VO


A BIZARRE STORY OUT OF TEXAS.

POLICE SAY A WOMAN THREATENED TO KILL RESTAURANT WORKERS, AFTER THEY MESSED UP HER CORN DOG ORDER.

RAYNE HENRY RETURNED IT TWICE.

FINALLY ON THE THIRD TIME, SHE TOOK OUT HER POCKET KNIFE - BEGAN STABBING THE COUNTER - AND THREATENED TO KILL THE TWO WORKERS.

WHEN POLICE ARRIVED SHE REFUSED TO PUT DOWN THE WEAPON - SO THEY RELEASED A POLICE DOG ON HER.

SHE'S NOW SEVERAL CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


TEACHER LAP DANCE-TRX-VOTOPS


ANOTHER BIZARRE STORY OUT OF TEXAS TONIGHT.

A HOUSTON AREA TEACHER IS ACCUSED OF GIVING ONE OF HER STUDENTS A BIRTHDAY LAP DANCE- *IN CLASS.

42-YEAR-OLD FELICIA SMITH IS BEING CHARGED WITH AN IMPROPER RELATIONSHIP WITH A STUDENT.

THE 15-YEAR-OLD BOY TOLD POLICE SHE GAVE HIM A FULL CONTACT LAP DANCE.

SHE WAS SUSPENDED PENDING THE OUTCOME OF THE INVESTIGATION. Return to index of stories...


CHOPPER CRASH ON VIDEO-VOTOPS


NEW VIDEO TONIGHT SHOWING A NEW MEXICO HELICOPTER CRASH.

IT HAPPENED A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO AT A HOSPITAL.

YOU CAN SEE IT SPIN BRIEFLY BEFORE CRASH-LANDING AND CATCHING FIRE NEXT TO THE PAD.

THE PILOT SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES- WHILE THE TWO OTHER PEOPLE INSIDE WERE UNHURT. Return to index of stories...


SECRET SERVICE CPR-OC-VO


A COUPLE OF SECRET SERVICE AGENTS ARE BEING CREDITED FOR SAVING A WOMANS LIFE INFRONT OF THE WHITE HOUSE.

AND IT'S ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

A WOMAN WALKING NEAR THE WHITE HOUSE SUDDENLY COLLAPSES BECAUSE OF A HEAR ATTACK.

A SECRET SERVICE OFFICER SAW HER FALL AND QUICKLY CALLED FOR BACKUP.

ANOTHER AGENT. WHO'S ALSO AN E-M-T. TREATED HER AND REVIVED HER.

THE WOMAN IS RECOVERING AT THE HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


SELF CLEANING PAINT-OC-VO


A JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA COMPANY IS ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF PAINT TECHNOLOGY - AND GET THIS - IT MAY MEAN YOU NEVER HAVE TO WASH YOUR CAR AGAIN.

CHECK OUT THIS PROMOTIONAL VIDEO FROM NISSAN.

YOU CAN SEE THIS COATING MADE BY ULTRATECH INTERNATIONAL REPELS ALL WATER, MUD AND OIL - KEEPING THE CAR CLEAN.

NISSAN SAYS THIS COATING WOULD LIKELY BE SOLD AS AN ADDED FEATURE. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TEASE-3SH-VO


BASEBALL GOING TO ADDRESS THE PINE TAR PROBLEM.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL COULD CHANGE THEIR RULES WHEN IT COMES TO PITCHERS.

ONE OF THE BEST SEASONS GOING BY ANY COLLEGE BASEBALL PITCHER.HAPPENING HERE IN S-W FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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FGCU MERCER-ON CAM


THE FGCU BASEBALL PROGRAM WANTS TO GO WHERE THE MENS AND WOMENS SOCCER.AND MENS AND WOMENS BASKETBALL PROGRAMS HAVE ALREADY GONE. THE NCAA TOURNAMENT.

THE EAGLES BASEBALL TEAM WILL HOST NEXT MONTH'S CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT.WHERE THE WINNER.GETS THE A-SUN CONFERENCE AUTOMATIC BID TO THE NCAA'S. Return to index of stories...


FGCU MERCER-VOTOPS


ANYONE WEARING BLUE OR GREEN TONIGHT.GOT INTO SWANSON STADIUM FOR FREE.

GAME ONE OF THE BIG THREE GAME SERIES VS. CONFERENCE FRONT-RUNNER MERCER.

TOP OF THE 1ST - NO SCORE - FGCU PITCHER MICHAEL MURRAY WITH SOME NICE DEFENSE -- STARTS THE 1-6-3 DOUBLE PLAY TO GET OUT OF THE INNING

BOTTOM OF THE 3RD - EAGLES LEADING 2-0 - ZACH TILLERY GOES TO RIGHT -- BALL GETS INTO THE CORNER -- ONE OF THREE HITS FOR TILLERY. IT'S A 2 RUN TRIPLE AND NOW A 4-0 LEAD FOR FGCU

MERCER THOUGH KEPT BATTLING - TOP OF THE 8TH - 6 TO 4 FGCU -- AND THE BEARS NATE MOOREHOUSE WITH A SINGLE INTO LEFT CENTER -- SCORING ONE -- IT'S NOW 6 TO 5 --

IN THE 9TH.STERLING KOERNER -- ABLE TO GET THE FINAL OUT IN THE TOP OF THE 9TH --

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FGCU MERCER-ON CAM TAG


THE SERIES CONTINUES TOMORROW AT 2PM.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.KIDS 12 AND UNDER.WEARING FGCU COLORS OF BLUE OR GREEN GET IN FOR FREE. Return to index of stories...


MLB GAME-VOTOPS


THE MARLINS LOOKED LIKE THEY WERE GOING TO WIN IN NEW YORK.UNTIL THE METS SPOILED THE NIGHT.

OMAR QUINTANILLA'S 2-OUT SINGLE SCORED LUCAS DUDA. TIED THE GAME AT 3.

VERY NEXT BATTER.CURTIS GRANDERSON.SINGLES TO RIGHT. QUINTANILLA SCORES.

METS 4.MARLINS.3. Return to index of stories...


MLB ON PINE TAR-ON CAM


BASEBALL COMMISSIONER BUD SELIG SAID FRIDAY THAT THE LEAGUE WILL STUDY WHETHER OR NOT TO CHANGE THE RULE ON THE USE OF PINE TAR BY PITCHERS.

BUT IT WILL COME AFTER THE SEASON.

THIS ALL FOLLOWS THE 10-GAME SUSPENSION OF YANKEES PITCHER MICHAEL PINEDA. Return to index of stories...


FSL SCORES-CGTOPS


ON THE FLORIDA STATE LEAGUE SCORE-BOARD.

THE MIRACLE.SCORE 3 RUNS IN THE 6-TH. WIN 5-1.

STONE CRABS.GAVE UP 4 RUNS IN THE FIRST.AND SECOND IN THE 11-RUN LOSS. Return to index of stories...


IDA BAKER SIGNING-VOTOPS


WE WERE OUT THIS AFTERNOON ON THE CAPE AT IDA-S-BAKER HIGH SCHOOL.

SEVEN BAKER STUDENT-ATHLETES SIGNED WITH COLLEGES. INCLUDING SIX FOOTBALL PLAYERS.

FOUR OF THOSE FOOTBALL PLAYERS. GOING TO THE SAME SCHOOL. LAKE ERIE COLLEGE.

PHILIP MUNROE WILL PLAY AT LAKE ERIE. AS WILL BEST FRIENDS WYATT GRIFFITH, ALEX FEBLES , AND TYLER IVERSON. Return to index of stories...


IDA BAKER SIGNING-SOTVO


ALSO SIGNING TODAY WERE SENIORS TERRENCE MANLEY AND NICK BEN-VEE. BOTH GOING TO HIRAM COLLEGE IN NORTH-EAST OHIO.

MANLEY WILL PLAY FOOTBALL.BEN-VEE BASKETBALL. Return to index of stories...


MADD HOOPS GAME-VOTOPS


THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CHAPTER OF MOTHER AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING ARE HOSTING THE INAUGURAL "DRIVE THE LANE" CELEBRITY BASKETBALL GAME.

SATURDAY AT 3-PM AT BISHOP VEROT.

ROSTERS MADE OF LOCAL POLICE.FIRE-FIGHTERS AND LOCAL CELEBRITIES.INCLUDING LOCAL.FORMER NFL PLAYERS. Return to index of stories...


MADD HOOPS GAME-SOTVO


THE BASKETBALL GAME TIPS OFF AT 3 AT VEROT.

BUT BEFORE THE GAME IS A TAIL-GATE AND AUTOGRAPH SIGNING PERIOD FOR FANS.

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EARL MORRALL-ON CAM VO


DON SHULA SAID OF EARL MORRALL.ALL HE EVER DID WAS WIN GAMES FOR ME.

MORRALL WAS SHULA'S BACK-UP QUARTERBACK BOTH IN BALTIMORE.THEN LATER IN MIAMI. Return to index of stories...


EARL MORRALL-VOTOPS


EARL MORRALL PLAYED 21 SEASONS IN THE NFL.BACKED UP BOTH GRIESE AND JOHNNY UNITAS.

MORRALL PASSED AWAY FRIDAY.

AFTER HIS PLAYING DAYS.HE AND HIS WIFE RETIRED TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. HE HOSTED A POPULAR CELEBRITY CHARITY GOLF EVENT IN NAPLES FOR MANY YEARS.

COACH SHULA SAID TODAY.EARL MORRALL WAS SOMEONE WHO WAS AS GOOD A PERSON.AS HE WAS A PLAYER.

EARL MORRALL WAS 79 YEARS OLD. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM


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CLERK OF COURT OPEN TOMORROW-OTS


N-B-C-2 WITH INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW.

THE LEE COUNTY CLERK OF COURT WILL BE OPEN TOMORROW.

IT'S DOING THIS SO PARENTS CAN GET THEIR KIDS PASSPORTS THIS WEEKEND WITHOUT HAVING TO TAKE THEM OUT OF SCHOOL.

THIS WILL BE THE ONLY SATURDAY THE OFFICE IS OPEN.

TOMORROW YOU CAN ALSO PICK UP WEDDING LICENSES AND HOLD WEDDING CEREMONIES.

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RX TAKEBACK TOMORROW-CGTOPS


ALSO TOMORROW

FORT MYERS POLICE WILL JOIN A NATIONAL DRUG TAKE-BACK PROGRAM.

IT'S FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO GET RID OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS. NO QUESTIONS ASKED.

COLLECTION BOXES WILL BE AT THE POLICE HEADQUARTERS ON WIDMAN WAY FROM 10 IN THE MORNING UNTIL 2 O'CLOCK.s Return to index of stories...


JIMMY FALLON-SOTTOPS


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FINAL FORECAST-WXGRX


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

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CLOSE SHOW-4SHOT


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