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DIRECTORS PAGE PG CAMPER ASSAULT-SS
HLA courthouse carjacking-trx VO TOLL SCAM-trx OC
HLB great white shark-trx NATSVO GREAT WHITE SHARK-VO
HLC fl dad pushes son-trx VO TEASE ONE-2SHOT
5PM OPEN-CLIP TZ1 A) TEACHER CHARGES-VO-WIPE
TOSS TO BRYAN-2SHOT, VOE-AniBX-LIVE TZ1 B) SKATE PARK DAD-SOTVO
COURTHOUSE CARJACKING-REM-LIVE TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
COURTHOUSE CARJACKING-PKG MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS
COURTHOUSE CARJACKING-REM-LIVE ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
TOSS TO CHRISTINA-trx SS, FLY-OUT FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
PLANTATION DEADLY AX-REM-LIVE TEACHER CHARGES DROPPED-trx SS
PLANTATION DEADLY AX-VO-WIPE TEACHER CHARGES DROPPED-PKG
PLANTATION DEADLY AX-SOT TEACHER CHARGES DROPPED-OC
PLANTATION DEADLY AX-REM-LIVE COLLIER PARTY HOUSE-SS (2), OC
SR 82 CRASH FOLO-VO-WIPE JACK RAMSAY DIES-VO
SR 82 CRASH FOLO-SOTVO, OC MIRACLE SOLD-VO
AK DEADLY TORNADOES-trx VOMON, V-BOX TEASE TWO-2SHOT
TOSS TO GEORGE-trx VOTOPS, E-AniBX FL DAD PUSHES SON-VOTOPS
LEHIGH HOME INVASION-REM-LIVE TZ2 B) sr 82 crashes-VOTOPS
LEHIGH HOME INVASION-PKG FL DAD PUSHES SON-VO in TC MON
LEHIGH HOME INVASION-REM-LIVE FL DAD PUSHES SON-PKG
TAXI DRIVER ATTACKED-SOTVO-WIPE FL DAD PUSHES SON-OC
TAXI DRIVER ATTACKED-SOT, SS NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT
BLAND SENTENCED-SS A) ALAN JOHNSON PLEA-SOTVO
BLAND SENTENCED-PKG B) TORNADO OUTBREAK-VOTOPS


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HLA courthouse carjacking-trx VO


A WOMAN VIOLENTLY CARJACKED IN BROAD DAYLIGHT AT THE COLLIER COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER --

THE MAN SUSPECTED OF ATTACKING HER CAUGHT AFTER A HIGH SPEED CHASE.

NBC2 IS LIVE BREAKING NEW DETAILS AT FIVE. Return to index of stories...


HLB great white shark-trx NATSVO


07-

"Oh!!!! SHARK!!!"

MUST SEE VIDEO OF A GREAT WHITE SHARK SPOTTED 70 MILES OFF THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COAST. Return to index of stories...


HLC fl dad pushes son-trx VO


AND THIS STUNNING VIDEO IS IGNITING A FIRESTORM -

A FLORIDA DAD KICKS HIS SIX YEAR OLD SON DOWN A SKATE RAMP AND WAIT UNTIL YOU HEAR WHY HE SAYS HE DID IT. Return to index of stories...


5PM OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO BRYAN-2SHOT, VOE-AniBX-LIVE


A VIOLENT CARJACKING IN COLLIER COUNTY --

A WOMAN HIT IN THE HEAD AS SHE WALKED TO HER S-U-V OUTSIDE THE COURTHOUSE.

THEN -- A HIGH SPEED CHASE AND ROLLOVER CRASH NEAR A DAYCARE IN IMMOKALEE.

NBC 2'S BRYAN ANDERSON HAS BEEN BREAKING NEW DETAILS ON THIS STORY ALL DAY --

AND JOINS US LIVE. Return to index of stories...


COURTHOUSE CARJACKING-REM-LIVE


THIS ACCIDENT HAPPENED BEHIND ME ON SOUTH 5TH STREET.

HAD CARJACKER KENNETH PRAY MADE IT ANY FURTHER --

HE COULD HAVE CRASHED INTO THE GUADALUPE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CENTER. Return to index of stories...


COURTHOUSE CARJACKING-PKG


TRT-1:03

Sgt. Brian Sawyer, CCSO-:29

Toni Carter, Collier County resident-:49

IF YOU BELIEVE IN KARMA, THIS CAR CRASH IS THE EPITOME OF IT.

---SOT---

Lynn McMillin, Collier County resident

01:10:52

Oh my gosh!

DEPUTIES SAY 20 YEAR OLD KENNETH PRAY STOLE THIS NOW MANGLED MESS.

2 HOURS EARLIER AND MORE THAN 41 MILES WEST AT THE COLLIER COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER, DEPUTIES BELIEVE PRAY PREYED ON HIS VICTIM.

---SOT---

Toni Carter, Collier County resident

01:05:38

I would presume it was a safe area, yeah.

ACCORDING TO INVESTIGATORS, 66 YEAR OLD BARBARA SADA WAS WALKING TO HER CAR IN THE PARKING GARAGE.

THAT'S RIGHT NEXT TO THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE!

---SOT---

01:05:55

TONI CARTER, COLLIER COUNTY RESIDENT

Here??

BUTT TO

SGT. BRIAN SAWYER, CCSO

01:20:28

That's another part of the disturbing issue behind it, in that it is a very safe place to be at. You have a lot of security there.

DETECTIVES TELL US PRAY HIT BARBARA IN THE HEAD.

TOOK HER KEYS AND TOOK OFF.

BACK IN IMMOKALEE, A DEPUTY SPOTTED THE S-U-V.

SHERIFF'S OFFICIALS SAY HE LED THEM ON A HIGH SPEED CHASE FOR SEVERAL MILES --

---SOT---

TONI CARTER

01:06:08-:11

That's sad. This world is getting really scary. That's sad.

--BEFORE A DAY OF CRIME CAME TO A CRASHING HALT.

---SOT---

SGT

01:20:02-:08

Again this incident occurred as the result of a carjacking. With that we take that very seriously because of the violent nature of the offense. Return to index of stories...


COURTHOUSE CARJACKING-REM-LIVE


LIVE IN COLLIER COUNTY, BRYAN ANDERSON, NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHRISTINA-trx SS, FLY-OUT


RIGHT NOW -- DEPUTIES ARE INVESTIGATING A DEADLY ACCIDENT IN SOUTH FORT MYERS.

A BOX TRUCK AND PICKUP CRASHED AT THE CORNER OF PLANTATION ROAD AND ARC WAY THIS AFTERNOON -- SHUTTING DOWN THE INTERSECTION.

THAT'S WHERE NBC2'S CHRISTINA LUSBY IS LIVE.

CHRISTINA? Return to index of stories...


PLANTATION DEADLY AX-REM-LIVE


CREWS ARE WORKING HARD TO CLEAR THE ROADWAY--

A TRAGIC SCENE OUT HERE--

PEOPLE HORRIFIED BY THE DAMAGE. Return to index of stories...


PLANTATION DEADLY AX-VO-WIPE


TAKE A LOOK.

DEPUTIES TELL NBC2 TWO DRIVER'S TRUCKS COLLIDED.

WITNESSES SAY IT SOUNDED LIKE AN EXPLOSION.AND THEY SAY THEY DIDN'T HEAR ANY BREAKS.

THE DRIVER OF THE PICK-UP WAS DEAD AT THE SCENE.

THE DRIVER OF THE BOX TRUCK IS IN THE HOSPITAL WITH NON-LIFE THREATENING INJURIES.

THE IMPACT SO STRONG--IT KNOCKED THE BOX TRUCK OFF THE ROADWAY.

PEOPLE NEARBY WERE HORRIFIED BY THE SIGHT. Return to index of stories...


PLANTATION DEADLY AX-SOT


Loraine Kong/Lives Nearby

31:35 i came out and i visualized this but this is just horrific, horrific 31:40 and frightening because its close to our home and its happening to frequently right here 31:45 Return to index of stories...


PLANTATION DEADLY AX-REM-LIVE


**AT THIS TIME--

PLANTATION ROAD IS STILL SHUT DOWN IN BOTH DIRECTIONS.

WE ARE WORKING TO LEARN BOTH DRIVER'S NAMES.

LIVE IN FORT MYERS CHRISTINA LUSBY NBC2. Return to index of stories...


SR 82 CRASH FOLO-VO-WIPE


A 15-MONTH OLD LITTLE GIRL IS RECOVERING FROM A SERIOUS CRASH THIS WEEKEND IN LEE COUNTY.

DEPUTIES SAY SHE WAS **NOT IN A CAR SEAT.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE DRIVER OF A BLACK PICKUP TRUCK CROSSED THE MEDIAN AND SLAMMED HEAD ON INTO A RED TRUCK ON STATE ROAD 82 SATURDAY.

WE JUST CHECKED.

THE GIRL'S MOM AND DAD ARE ALSO STILL IN THE HOSPITAL --

NEIGHBORS TOLD US TODAY THEY'RE NOT SURPRISED THIS HAS HAPPENED AGAIN. Return to index of stories...


SR 82 CRASH FOLO-SOTVO, OC


Anthony smith - fort Myers

"It's going 60 mph no lights nothing- you can't really judge what people are going to do on a road like that."

Amanda smith- Lehigh acres

"There's a speed limit at 60 and everyone goes 70. As long as there aren't any cops around they'll open up and away they go."

THERE WAS ANOTHER CRASH ON STATE ROAD 82 ON SUNDAY -- NEAR RUE LABEAU CIRCLE.

ONE PERSON WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL --

BUT THEY'RE EXPECTED TO BE OKAY.

TONIGHT AT 6 -- WHAT THE STATE HAS PLANNED TO MAKE THIS STRETCH OF ROAD SAFER FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. Return to index of stories...


AK DEADLY TORNADOES-trx VOMON, V-BOX


RIGHT NOW SEVERAL STATES ARE BRACING FOR MORE TORNADOES.

THIS IS JUST SOME OF THE DAMAGE FROM SEVERE WEATHER IN THE SOUTH AND LOWER MIDWEST OVER THE WEEKEND.

HERE'S THE VERY LATEST --

AT LEAST 16 PEOPLE ARE DEAD.

RESCUE CREWS ARE STILL DIGGING THROUGH THE RUBBLE -- SEARCHING FOR VICTIMS.

ARKANSAS WAS AMONG THE HARDEST HIT.

HUNDREDS OF HOMES HAVE BEEN DESTROYED.

NBC 2 WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE EVENING AS SERIOUS STORMS CONTINUE TO POUND THIS PART OF THE COUNTRY. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO GEORGE-trx VOTOPS, E-AniBX


ANOTEHR A HOME INVASION IN LEHIGH ACRES. IT HAPPENED THIS MORNING

NBC 2 CAPTURED THE CRIME SCENE UNIT TAKING PICTURES, AND COLLECTING EVIDENCE.

THIS BREAK-IN IS THE LATEST IN A SERIES OF SIMILAR CRIMES IN THE AREA.

NBC 2'S GEORGE SOLIS SPENT THE DAY TALKING WITH INVESTIGATORS. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH HOME INVASION-REM-LIVE


LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE CALLING THIS A HOME INVASION -- BELIEVED TO BE THE WORK OF 2 SUSPECTS.

TONIGHT- THERE NOT SAYING MUCH MORE ABOUT THE CRIME --

BUT SOME NEIGHBORS HAVE PLENTY TO ADD GIVEN THE RECENT NUMBER OF CRIMES HAPPENING IN THE AREA. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH HOME INVASION-PKG


TRT 115

CGS

Olga Godoy, Lehigh Acres:27

Tami Baker,Pres. Lehigh Acres Community Council:49

"I've seen a few things happen here and there but yeah its kinda of

weird." Olga Godoy, Lehigh Acres

TONIGHT SOME LEHIGH ACRES RESIDENTS FEEL THEY HAVE PLENTY TO BE WORRIED ABOUT

"Well, I came home and I saw a whole bunch of cop cars." Godoy

THIS HOME INVASION OFF LEE STREET-HAPPENING RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO OLGA GODOY.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY IT WAS TARGETED BUT IT OFFERS LITTLE COMFORT FOR GODOY.WHO SAYS SHE'S SEEN A LOT OF POLICE ACTIVITY IN THE

AREA IN THE PAST.

"Yeah, I've seen them, just because sometimes cars speed up and a

lot of cars speed here." Godoy

AND ITS NOT JUST IN THIS AREA

LATE LAST WEEK NBC2 WAS THERE AT ANOTHER BRAZEN HOME ROBBERY OFF CLOW STREET.

DEPUTIES TOOK 4 MEN INTO CUSTODY.

UP- THE ROAD- ANOTHER BREAK IN AT CHEZY STREET.

A SEARCH FOR THAT SUSPECT LED DEPUTIES TO THIS GROW HOUSE OFF

MCARTHUR BOULEVARD.

"Obviously we're a but concerned when it does happen on a regular

basis but we just feel society is changing slightly." Tami Baker,

President Community Council of Lehigh Acres LEHIGH LEADERS SAY THEY

HOPE THIS LATEST BREAK-IN IS LAST OF IT.

"I would hope that its just somebody who saw somebody else get away

with something and give it a try."

TONIGHT- RESIDENTS ARE BEING URGED TO BECOME EXTRA VIGILANT AND

REPORT ANY SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

"Just staying in touch with the sheriff's dept, and

everyone keep their eyes and ears open and if you see something that

doesn't look right call the sheriff's dept" Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH HOME INVASION-REM-LIVE


TONIGHT -- THE HOME OWNERS DIDN'T WANT TO TALK TO US ABOUT THE BREAK-IN.

RESIDENTS WANT AN ARREST -- AND QUICKLY.

COUNT ON US TO LET YOU KNOW WHEN AND IF THAT HAPPENS

LIVE IN LA GS NBC2 Return to index of stories...


TAXI DRIVER ATTACKED-SOTVO-WIPE


A NAPLES TAXI DRIVER SAY HE WAS ATTACKED OVER A CIGARETTE.

Pierre Jean-Louis/Cab Driver

2445 The lady start punching me in my head, hitting me with a bottle of perfume. and hitting me with it. hitting me. and i got my phone and called 911.

IT'S AN UPDATE TO A STORY WE FIRST BROKE THIS MORNING.

THE DRIVER SAYS FOUR PEOPLE GOT INTO HIS CAB AND WANTED TO SMOKE --

BUT THE WINDOWS WERE BROKEN AND HE COULDN'T LOWER THEM.

SO, HE PULLED INTO A GAS STATION -- NEAR THE COCONUT POINT MALL.

THAT'S WHEN HE SAYS THEY STARTED BEATING HIM. Return to index of stories...


TAXI DRIVER ATTACKED-SOT, SS


Pierre Jean-Louis/Cab Driver

2529-

"I'm already surrounded by them. they start punching me hard hard hard I fell to the ground. They still punching me. punching me punching me. I don't know what stopped them."

THE FOUR SUSPECTS TOOK OFF INTO THE WOODS --

BUT DEPUTIES QUICKLY FOUND THEM.

THEY'RE DUE IN COURT TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


BLAND SENTENCED-SS


NEW INFORMATION ON A STORY NBC 2 HAS BEEN CLOSELY FOLLOWING --

TODAY -- A HEALTHCARE WORKER PLEADED GUILTY TO HAVING SEX WITH HIS PATIENTS IN A LEE COUNTY MENTAL FACILITY.

TEN WOMEN ACCUSED BENJAMIN BLAND OF HAVING SEX WITH THEM, AT THE PARK ROYAL HOSPITAL IN SOUTH FORT MYERS.

NBC 2'S LINDSEY FRY WAS IN THE COURTROOM TODAY AS A SENTENCE WAS HANDED DOWN IN TWO OF THOSE CASES. Return to index of stories...


BLAND SENTENCED-PKG


SOT-BLAND

"the charge is sexual misconduct from an employee at a recovering facility---how do you plea?"

"Guilty."

WITH SHACKLES AROUND HIS HANDS AND FEET, 46 YEAR OLD BENJAMIN BLAND STOOD BEFORE A LEE COUNTY JUDGE MONDAY MORNING---ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WITH PATIENTS AND ASKING PATIENTS FOR SEXUAL FAVORS.

SOT-nats of charges

state asks:

"do you admit that on one or more occassions between August 31 2013, and September 16, 2013 in Lee County Florida that you did unlawfully, while an employee, paid staff, volunteer on behalf of the department engage in sexual misconduct with a patient?"

Bland responds:

"yes."

BLAND--A MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN AT PARK ROYAL HOSPITAL--PLEAD GUILTY TO SEXUAL MISCONDUCT WITH TWO FEMALE PATIENTS. THE VICTIMS WERE NOT PRESENT TODAY, BUT THEIR ATTORNEY, DENNIS WEBB, WAS IN THE COURTROOM WHEN THE JUDGE HANDED DOWN BLAND'S SENTENCE. WEBB SAYS, HE REPRESENTS ALL 10 WOMEN WHO FILED COMPLAINTS AGAINST BLAND---TWO OF THOSE CASES, BLAND SAID WERE TRUE.

NATS SOUND OF JUDGE

"I sentence you to 60 months in department of corrections with credit for time served.

BLAND WAS FIRED AFTER HIS ARREST. NBC-2 REACHED OUT TO THE HOSPITAL TODAY---CEO MICHAEL EVANS SENT US A STATEMENT SAYING, QUOTE:

" Our hospital maintains a zero tolerance policy for any action that could endanger the physical or emotional wellbeing of a patient. We continue to follow this case closely and remain deeply committed to the care and safety of our patients."

NATS OF HIM LEAVING COURT ROOM

IN LEE COUNTY LINDSEY FRY NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


PG CAMPER ASSAULT-SS


A WOMAN SAYS SHE WAS ATTACKED IN HER CAMPER IN PUNTA GORDA.

DEPUTIES SAY 34-YEAR-OLD JOSHUA DEVNEW BROKE INTO THE CAMPER AND STARTED PUSHING THE WOMAN AROUND.

IT HAPPENED ON LITTLE FARM ROAD.

THE OWNER ESCAPED AND CALLED 9-1-1.

WHEN DEPUTIES ARRIVED, THEY SAY DENVEW WAS STILL INSIDE THE CAMPER -- COVERED IN BLOOD. Return to index of stories...


TOLL SCAM-trx OC


A NBC 2 CONSUMER ALERT --

WE WANT TO WARN YOU ABOUT A PHONY TOLL SCAM.

STATE INVESTIGATORS TELL US A COMPANY CALLING ITSELF -- TOLL ENFORCEMENT -- IS TELLING PEOPLE THEY HAVE UNPAID TICKETS. AND THEY NEED TO PAY UP. DON'T SEND THE MONEY, WE ARE TOLD ANY REAL TOLL VIOLATIONS OR WARNINGS ISSUED WILL BE PRINTED IN OFFICIAL DOCUMENT FORM WITH PICTURES OF THE CAR PASSING THRU THE TOLL. Return to index of stories...


GREAT WHITE SHARK-VO


THIS IS DEFITELY SOMETHING YOU DON'T SEE EVERY DAY.

A GREAT WHITE SHARK OFF THE COAST OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

07-

"Oh!!!! SHARK!!!"

A GROUP OF DIVERS SPOTTED THE SHARK --

WHILE SPEARFISHING AT A SHIPWRECK ABOUT 70 MILES WEST OF SANIBEL --

COMING UP AT 6 --

ONE OF THE DIVERS SITS DOWN ONLY WITH NBC 2 TO TALK ABOU THE AMAZING ENCOUNTER Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


NEXT AT FIVE.

HE'S ACCUSED OF SENDING NAKED PICTURES OF HIMSELF TO A STUDENT --

TONIGHT -- ONLY NBC 2 UNCOVERS WHY DEPUTIES HAVE SUSPENDED THEIR INVESTIGATION AGAINST THE GOLDEN GATE TEACHER.

PLUS --

S/ Martin Ramos / Kona Skate Park

"it is horrible, you see something like that and it takes your breath away."

IT'S THE VIDEO THAT HAS SOCIAL MEDIA OUTRAGED -- A FLORIDA DAD KICKING HIS YOUNG SON DOWN A SKATE RAMP.

WHAT HAPPENED PEOPLE AT THE PARK CONFRONTED HIM. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) TEACHER CHARGES-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) SKATE PARK DAD-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.

"Hot and humid days"

Over the weekend temperatures managed to soar into the lower 90s across Southwest Florida. In fact, Page Field recorded 91° on thermometer both Saturday and Sunday. The summer-like heat will continue, with increasing rain prospects by mid to late week.

Now that the winds have turned onshore, temperatures will stay slightly cooler along our beaches and coastal areas with readings in the middle 80s. Expect daytime highs to climb near 90° in town, while inland communities top out one or two degrees above that. As the seabreeze moves inland, a few spotty showers will be possible mainly east of the interstate as we close out the afternoon.

A very slight shower chance will continue through the evening hours, and temperatures will begin to settle into the lower 80s by sunset. Due to the extra humidity, temperatures will be slow to fall overnight as they bottom out in the upper 60s to lower 70s area wide.

With high pressure to our east, a southerly flow will continue to pump in heat and moisture. Expect partly sunny skies for Tuesday with a few showers deep inland. Temperatures will remain unseasonably warm in the upper 80s to lower 90s. We'll keep late day showers in the forecast through Wednesday, with higher rain chances Thursday through Saturday as a cold front approaches the Florida peninsula. Return to index of stories...


TEACHER CHARGES DROPPED-trx SS


ONLY NBC-2 IS UNCOVERING NEW DETAILS ABOUT A GOLDEN GATE MATH TEACHER ACCUSED OF SENDING NAKED PICTURES OF HIMSELF TO A STUDENT.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THE CASE AGAINST 24-YEAR-OLD DEREK HARP WAS SUSPENDED FOR A "LACK OF EVIDENCE".

NBC 2'S RICK RITTER HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


TEACHER CHARGES DROPPED-PKG


INAPPROPRIATE, DISGUSTING AND EVEN SICKENING -

AFTER BEING ACCUSED OF SENDING NAKED PICTURES OF HIMSELF TO A STUDENT AT ANOTHER SCHOOL - 24-YEAR-OLD DEREK HARP HAS BEEN UNDER A MICROSCOPE.

Sam Johnson/Naples/17:56:48 "it's completely inappropriate, it's unprofessional and it shouldn't happen at all."

BUT TONIGHT - INVESTIGATORS TELL NBC-2 THEY'RE SUSPENDING HARP'S CASE FOR A "LACK OF EVIDENCE" - AFTER THEY WERE UNABLE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH THE ALLEGED VICTIM.

Sam Johnson/17:57:08 "in all honesty, there's two sides to every story, just kind of like every coin."

THIS STORY STARTED BACK IN DECEMBER.

ACCORDING TO AN INCIDENT REPORT FILED BY THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE - A STUDENT AT GOLDEN GATE HIGH TOLD ANOTHER TEACHER SHE'D SEEN NAKED PICTURES OF HARP AFTER SHE SAYS HE SHARED THEM WITH A FRIEND OF HERS

THE GIRL TOLD A TEACHER THAT OVER THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY, A FRIEND WHO DOESN'T GO TO GOLDEN GATE HIGH SLEPT OVER AT HER HOUSE AND BEGAN CHATTING WITH HARP ON "KIK" - A CHATTING APPLICATION FOR SMART PHONES.

THE REPORT SAYS THE GIRL SAW PICTURES OF THE TEACHER ON HER FRIEND'S PHONE - SPECIFICALLY THE "LOWER ABDOMINAL AREA."

Sean Rogers/Parent/17:55:47 "You just have to watch your kids every day, be extremely careful, listen to what they have to say."

DETECTIVES SAY WITHOUT SUFFICIENT EVIDENCE - THEY CAN'T SUBMIT THE CASE TO THE STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR REVIEW.

Rick Ritter/18:00:37 "We reached out to the district and requested Harp's personnel file but there were no new documents inside. The district tells us he remains in the administrative center for now but the question is, will he ever return to the classroom?"

Sam Johnson/17:57:24 "I'd like a little more investigation to get a little more solid conclusive into it before we let someone like that back into school system."

NBC-2 QUESTIONED THE DISTRICT ABOUT HARP POTENTIALLY RETURNING TO THE CLASSROOM BUT NEVER HEARD BACK IN TIME FOR THIS STORY.

GUILTY OR NOT - PARENTS SAY THEY HAVE ZERO TOLERANCE IN A CASE LIKE THIS.

Sean Rogers/17:55:25 "in public schools? no. absolutely not. no second chance."

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


TEACHER CHARGES DROPPED-OC


DETECTIVES TELL US THEY CAN REOPEN THE CASE AT ANY TIME PENDING NEW EVIDENCE. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER PARTY HOUSE-SS (2), OC


COLLIER COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY A GROUP OF TEENS TURNED A VACANT HOME INTO A PARTY HOUSE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY CAUGHT THE TEENS SMOKING POT AT A HOUSE ON 95TH AVENUE NORTH -- JUST WEST OF MERCATO.

A 16-YEAR OLD SLIPPED OUT OF HER HANDCUFFS --

AND THEY HAD TO USE A TASER TO CATCH HER.

DEPUTIES ALSO ARRESTED 19-YEAR OLD MARIN MARTINEZ.

ANOTHER TEEN WAS FOUND HIDING IN A CLOSET.

A FOURTH GOT AWAY. Return to index of stories...


JACK RAMSAY DIES-VO


AN N-B-A LEGEND DIED IN NAPLES THIS MORNING.

FORMER BASKETBALL COACH AND TV ANALYST DOCTOR JACK RAMSAY HAD BEEN BATTLING CANCER FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS.

THE HALL OF FAMER SPENT 20 SEASONS IN THE NBA -- WINNING TITLES IN PORTLAND AND PHILADELPHIA.

HE WAS 89-YEARS OLD Return to index of stories...


MIRACLE SOLD-VO


THE FORT MYERS MIRACLE HAVE NEW OWNER.

S-J-S BEACON, A PRIVATELY OWNED COMPANY, BOUGHT THE BASEBALL TEAM FROM THE GOLDKLANG GROUP, WHICH HAS OWNED THE TEAM FOR MORE THAN TWO DECADES.

THE NEW OWNERS TELL NBC 2 --

THEY'RE EXCITED TO WORK WITH LEE COUNTY AND THE MINNESOTA TWINS.

THE MIRACLE HOST BRADENTON TONIGHT AT 7 AT HAMMOND STADIUM. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2SHOT


DISTURBING VIDEO TONIGHT OF A FLORIDA DAD KICKING HIS YOUNG SON DOWN A SKATE-BOARDING RAMP.

WE'LL TELL YOU HOW OTHER SKATEBOARDERS SAY HE DEFENDED WHAT HE DID.

AND WHAT KIND OF TROUBLE HE COULD BE IN.

THEN, ALL NEW AT 6 --

TWO CRASHES IN TWO DAYS.

A PROJECT IS IN THE WORKS TO MAKE STATE ROAD 82 A SAFER DRIVE.

WE LEARN WHY IT COULD TAKE YEARS FOR CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN. Return to index of stories...


FL DAD PUSHES SON-VOTOPS


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TZ2 B) sr 82 crashes-VOTOPS


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FL DAD PUSHES SON-VO in TC MON


IT'S VIDEO THAT'S CAUSING OUTRAGE ALL OVER SOCIAL MEDIA.

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS?

A DAD GREW IMPATIENT WITH HIS SON AND KICKED HIM OFF A RAMP AT A JACKSONVILLE SKATE PARK.

NOW -- THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IS INVESTIGATING. Return to index of stories...


FL DAD PUSHES SON-PKG


THE VIDEO -- SHOT FRIDAY NIGHT -- SHOWS MARCUS CROSSLAND AND HIS YOUNG SON AT THE TOP OF A LARGE VERTICAL RAMP AT KONA SKATE PARK.

AFTER A FEW MOMENTS --

HE KICKS THE BOY DOWN THE RAMP.

S/ Martin Ramos / Kona Skate Park

"it is horrible, you see something like that and it takes your breath away."

OTHER SKATEBOARDERS WATCHED THE VIDEO AND ARE SHOCKED.

nats smith watching/reacting to video

S/ T.J. Smith / Park Visitor

"it kind of hits right here when you are a parent to see someone do that to a kid. There are a lot of parents who skate with their kids and that is not the norm at all. That is somebody who got way too aggressive and there is nothing right about that."

A PARK OPERATOR SAYS THE BOY IN THE VIDEO IS JUST 6-YEARS OLD.

HE'S A SKATE BOARDING PRODIGY AND GOES BY THE NICKNAME -- DINO THE DINOSAUR.

THE EMPLOYEE SAYS THE BOY AND HIS FATHER OFTEN SKATE TOGETHER AT THE PARK --

BUT HE'S NEVER SEEN BEHAVIOR LIKE THIS.

S/ Martin Ramos / Kona Skate Park

"he said he was just caught up in the moment, he seemed very remorseful he certainly understands the gravity of the situation and it seems like he is going to be answering to this thing for quite some time to come."

A FRIEND OF RYAN STEPHENS SHOT THE VIDEO AND HE POSTED IT ONLINE.

HE SAYS HE ALSO CONFRONTED THE DAD.

S/ Ryan Stephens / Posted Video

"i asked him why is he doing this, and then he said because he needs to learn. I was like pushing him down is not teaching him how to drop in. and then he said do you think you can raise him better than me, and I said yes."

PARK EMPLOYEES SAYS THEY TOLD CROSSLAND NOT TO COME BACK FOR A WHILE.

S/ Martin Ramos / Kona Skate Park

"I encouraged him to put the fun back in it and get out of all the events and all this delusions of grandeur that have him kind of motivat Return to index of stories...


FL DAD PUSHES SON-OC


THE BOY WAS NOT HURT.

WHEN CONTACTED BY REPORTERS -- THE DAD WOULD ONLY SAY THE JACKSONVILLE SHERIFF'S OFFICE WANTED TO TALK WITH HIM. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


FOR THE FIRST TIME WE'RE HEARING FROM THE MAN WHO FOUND THE CELLPHONE THAT STARTED A HIGH PROFILE CHILD SEX CRIMES INVESTIGATION.

44:35 i was extremely shocked just like anybody else would be. it was really heart wrenching seeing what they had done."

THE SICKENING PICTURES ON THAT PHONE LIKELY SAVED THE FOUR YEAR OLD GIRL HE WAS MOLESTING

WE WERE IN COURT TODAY AS THE MAN WHO LOST THE PHONE GETS HIS SENTENCE.

PLUS: SENIOR CHIEF METEOROLOGIST ROBERT VAN WINKLE IS TRACKING MORE REPORTS OF TORNADOES IN THE SOUTH.

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A) ALAN JOHNSON PLEA-SOTVO


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B) TORNADO OUTBREAK-VOTOPS


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