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DIRECTOR PAGE LAST EDISON STATE GRADUATION-2-SHOT
SHOW OPEN-CLIP LAST EDISON STATE GRADUATION-PKG
FIRST WEATHER-WX CNTR COLLIER HOME INVASIONS FOLO-TRX-SS
LIGHTNING DELAY-TRX-NATSVOTOPS HOME INVASION-VOTOPS-OC
TAMPA FLOODING-OC-VO EAGLE ARRESTED-VO IN PLASMA- SS
8TH GRADE TRIP CANCELED-OC KID KILLED PROTECTING HIS SISTER-OC-VO
8TH GRADE TRIP CANCELED-PKG GIRL SCOUTS ROBBED-VOTOPS
MISSING FM TEEN-TRX-OC-SS (4) GIRL SCOUTS ROBBED-SOTVO
MISSING CHILD-TRX-SSTOPS 81 POUNDS OF POT IN LUGGAGE-VOTOPS
FLORIDA LEG LAST DAY-TRX-OTS 1ST US MERS CASE-OC-VO
BILLS APPROVED TODAY-CGTOPS BUILDING COLLAPSE-OC-SOTVO
CAPE CORAL OFFICER ARRESTED-TRX-OC STAR DOLPHIN DIES -VOTOPS
CAPE CORAL OFFICER ARRESTED-CAM-99 LOCAL DERBY HORSE-OC-VO-SS
CAPE CORAL OFFICER ARRESTED-VO SPORTS TEASE-3SH-VO
CAPE CORAL OFFICER ARRESTED-CAM-99 SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
RENTAL SCAM-VO KENTUCKY OAKS-NATSVO
RENTAL SCAM-SOTVO SYMETRA TOUR-ON CAM
SCHENECKER JURY SEATED-VOTOPS SYMETRA TOUR-VOTOPS
COLLIER SHERIFF BUDGET-OTS-SS SYMETRA TOUR-CGTOPS
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT SYMETRA TOUR-SOT
TZ1 A TAMPA SQUATTER-VO-WIPE SYMETRA TOUR-ON CAM TAG
TZ1 B BIG LOTTO PRIZE CLAIMED-VOTOPS ZACH RANDOLPH SUSPENDED-VOTOPS
OIL DRILLING LATEST-TRX-OC-VO NETS RAPTORS-VOTOPS
TODD AKERS TRIAL-OTS-VO NEXT UP FOR HEAT-ON CAM
HOT SAUCE ON PUPPY-SS BASEBALL GAME-VOTOPS
TAMPA SQUATTER-OC-VO FGCU SCORES-CGTOPS
BIG LOTTO PRIZE CLAIMED-OTS-VO SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM
TEASE TWO-ONCAM JIMMY FALLON-SOTTOPS
TZ2 A BUILDING COLLAPSE-VO-WIPE T2D: DERBY DAY PARTY-CGTOPS-SS
TZ2 B LAST EDISON STATE GRADUATION-VOTOPS T2D: TASTE OF THE BEACH-VIDBX RVL
FIRST ALERT OPEN-CLIP FINAL FORECAST-WXGRX
FORECAST-WXWALL CLOSE SHOW-4SHOT
LEHIGH CAR IN BUILDING-TRX-VO  


DIRECTOR PAGE


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SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST WEATHER-WX CNTR


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A cool front is slowly edging its way down the Florida peninsula this Friday evening, bringing down plenty of clouds along with some scattered showers and storms.

As we work through the evening and overnight, expect the possibility of rain and evening a couple of thunderstorms.

The line of rain and storms will be gradually weaken as it pushes into Southwest Florida tonight, but we'll keep the chance of rain in our forecast through the overnight hours and into our Saturday.

The best chance of rain Saturday will come during the morning and midday time frame, but we should start to dry things out by the late afternoon and evening.

Plan for a mostly cloudy day on Saturday, but even with lots of cloud cover around, temperatures should manage to reach the mid 80s by the middle of the day.

Sunday will be the nicer weekend day with more sunshine and even a refreshing drop in humidity as we get on the north side of the front--where the air is slightly cooler and less humid.

Temperatures will still be rather warm by Sunday afternoon with highs reaching the mid to upper 80s, but keep in mind the air will feel a bit more comfortable as humidity levels take a dip.

Our sky will continue to clear out through the upcoming week, making way for lots of sunshine and some pretty warm temperatures.

Highs for most of next the week will peak in the upper 80s to low 90s, but overnight temperatures will be slightly cooler with lows in the mid 60s for the first half of the week.

Rain chances will stay relatively low next week with no approaching weather systems expected until next weekend. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING DELAY-TRX-NATSVOTOPS


NATS OF A LIGHTNING SIREN

THAT SOUND HAD PEOPLE TAKING COVER AT RUTENBERG PARK IN FORT MYERS TONIGHT.

LITTLE LEAGUE TEAMS HAD TO LET THE STORM PASS BEFORE PLAYING BALL. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA FLOODING-OC-VO


THE STORM HIT TAMPA A LOT HARDER THAN US.

WE SENT A CREW TO CHECK OUT THE DAMAGE AND QUICKLY FOUND SUBMERGED CARS.

HEAVY RAINS OVERLOADED THE CITY'S STORM SEWER SYSTEM, MAKING FLOODING WORSE. Return to index of stories...


8TH GRADE TRIP CANCELED-OC


THAT NASTY WEATHER AND FLOODING AFFECTED HUNDREDS OF LEE COUNTY STUDENTS.

WHAT IS USUALLY A RIGHT OF PASSAGE -

TURNED INTO A HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT -

AFTER THE TRADITIONAL TRIP OF GRAD NIGHT WAS CANCELLED.

NBC2'S LAURA ROBERTS MET UP STUDENTS WHO ARE WONDERING IF THEY'LL GET A REDO. Return to index of stories...


8TH GRADE TRIP CANCELED-PKG


They looked forward to the trip for years.

Zachary Van Osten

8th grader

36:17 36:18

Even from 6th grade you look up to it

They made special T-shirts to wear -

and this afternoon they were ready to go.

Joel Hager

8th grader

39:57 39:59

We were kind of like waiting for it

But the one thing they couldn't plan was the weather.

Brandon Luttrell

8th grader

38:26 38:29

They said that it was flooded that Busch gardens was flooded

Eighth grade grad night for hundreds of students throughout Lee County was canceled -

After several inches of rain fell at the amusment park.

Zachary Van Osten

8th grader

34:10 34:16

It was like five more minutes and we were going to leave to the buses and we just thought it was a joke but it was real

On grad night - Busch Gardens is open to just middle school students -

But tonight weather closed the park for everyone.

Beck Hoefling

32:40 32:45

People were crying like everyone was emotional

A spokesperson for Lee County Schools says the schools are deciding whether parents will get refunds or tickets to use a different day.

Amy Hoefling

8th grade parent

28:06 28:11

I was wondering could they do something some other kind of party to make up for it

Because the students say it's not the park itself they'll miss---

Brandon Luttrell

8th grader

39:07 39:10

They said we can go back but its not going for be with all our friends so its not going to be as fun

It's the tradition - the right of passage -

that they won't get to experience.

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


MISSING FM TEEN-TRX-OC-SS (4)


BREAKING NEWS TONIGHT-

FORT MYERS POLICE NEED YOUR HELP FINDING A MISSING TEEN.

POLICE SAY GINELIZ PACHECO CAUSED A COMMOTION THEN RAN AWAY FROM THE PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.

THAT'S WHEN THEY SAY SHE JUMPED INTO A VAN WITH A STRANGER.

NO ONE HAS SEEN HER SINCE.

THIS IS A SURRVAILENCE PICTURE OF THE VAN.

IT'S A 2001 GREEN FORD WINDSTAR.

POLICE PACHECO HAS RUN AWAY BEFORE-

SHE'S A TEEN.SHE NEEDS HELP.

PLEASE CALL FORT MYERS POLICE IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION. Return to index of stories...


MISSING CHILD-TRX-SSTOPS


ALSO BREAKING TONIGHT - A SOUTH FLORIDA BABY IS MISSING.

LAW ENFORCEMENT BELIEVES 6-MONTH OLD PERRY FLETCHER *JR. IS WITH THIS MAN - PERRY FLETCHER *SR.

LATE TONIGHT A MISSING CHILD ALERT WAS ISSUED.

THE MAN AND CHILD - LAST SEEN IN BROWARD COUNTY.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON THEIR WHEREABOUTS - PLEASE CALL CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA LEG LAST DAY-TRX-OTS


JUST MINUTES AGO- THE FLORIDA LEGISLATIVE SESSION ENDED.

LAWMAKERS PASSED A RECORD 77 POINT ONE BILLION DOLLAR BUDGET.

IT BOOSTS PUBLIC SCHOOL SPENDING BY 575 MILLION DOLLARS.

GIVES A PAY RAISE TO STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND COURT EMPLOYEES.

AND IT INCLUDES SOME TAX CUTS- INCLUDING LOWER CAR REGISTRATION FEES.

GOVERNOR SCOTT STILL HAS TO SIGN IT. Return to index of stories...


BILLS APPROVED TODAY-CGTOPS


TODAY WAS THE LAST DAY OF THE SESSION - LAWMAKERS WORKED QUICKLY TO GET THROUGH SEVERAL LAST SECOND BILLS.

THOSE MOVES INCLUDE APPROVING IN-STATE TUITION FOR SOME UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS.

THE GROUP ALSO APPROVED MEDICAL USE OF A WEAK STRAIN OF MARIJUANA.

THEY ALSO BANNED THE SALE OF E-CIGARETTES TO MINORS.

THE BILLS ALL NEED THE GOVERNORS APPROVAL, BEFORE BECOMING LAW. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL OFFICER ARRESTED-TRX-OC


N-B-C-2 CONTINUES TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF A SEX SCANDAL INVOLVING A CAPE CORAL POLICE OFFICER.

CASEY ORTIZ WAS ARRESTED WEDNESDAY-- ACCUSED OF PICKING UP A 16 YEAR OLD IN HIS POLICE CAR AND HAVING SEX WITH THE MINOR MULTIPLE TIMES.

NBC2'S ALEX DE ARMAS SPOKE TO THE GIRL AND HER PARENTS TODAY-- SHE JOINS US LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM WITH THE DEVELOPING DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL OFFICER ARRESTED-CAM-99


I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH THE 17 YEAR OLD'S EX BOYFRIEND MOMENTS AGO.

HE TELLS ME SHE ADMITTED TO HAVING SEX WITH A COP.

AND HE IS THE ONE WHO TOLD HER PARENTS.

WHEN I MET WITH THE FAMILY THIS AFTERNOON--THEY SEEMED EMOTIONALLY OKAY. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL OFFICER ARRESTED-VO


WHILE THE FAMILY IS NOT COMFORTABLE TALKING ON CAMERA JUST YET-- HER DAD TELLS NBC2 HE FEELS THE CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT ACTED QUICKLY ON THE ALLEGATIONS AND IS HAPPY ABOUT THAT.

HE SAYS HE KNOWS THE TRUTH WILL COME OUT AND EXPECTS JUSTICE TO BE SERVED.

THE TEENAGER TOLD ME DIRECTLY-- SHE'S NOT AT FAULT.

IN AN ARREST WARRANT CASEY ORTIZ ADMITTED HE PICKED THE TEEN UP IN HIS POLICE CAR AND SAID THAT WAS WRONG ON HIS PART.

HOWEVER HE DENIED EVER HAVING SEX WITH HER. Return to index of stories...


CAPE CORAL OFFICER ARRESTED-CAM-99


RIGHT NOW-- ORTIZ IS ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE WITHOUT PAY.

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RENTAL SCAM-VO


NEW TONIGHT AT 11.

DEPUTIES ARE INVESTIGATING A VACATION RENTAL SCAM ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

BARBARA HARMS LIVES IN MARYLAND BUT OWNS THIS VACATION RENTAL ON PRIMO DRIVE.

SHE GOT A CALL FROM A WOMAN SAYING SHE SAW AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST AND WANTED TO RENT THE PROPERTY.

HARMS SAID SHE had no AD ON CRAIGSLIST.

THE RENTER TOLD HARMS WHOEVER SHE WAS EMAILING WITH ASKED FOR A DEPOSIT. Return to index of stories...


RENTAL SCAM-SOTVO


Barbara Harms, Rental Scam

:06:42 i dont know why they picked out ours. I am mad. If he feels he

can cheat people out of money, that's just not right.

HARMS RENTS HER PROPERTY THROUGH CENTURY 21.

THEY TOLD HER THIS TYPE OF THING HAPPENS ALOT.

HARMS CONTACTED THE SCAMMER HERSELF- PRETENDING TO BE AN INTERESTED RENTER.

HE RESPONDED BACK-BUT SHE HASN'T HEARD FROM HIM SINCE. Return to index of stories...


SCHENECKER JURY SEATED-VOTOPS


NEW OUT OF TAMPA TONIGHT - NBC2 HAS LEARNED, AFTER 5 DAYS OF PAINSTAKING QUESTIONING, A JURY HAS BEEN SEATED FOR THE THE MURDER TRIAL OF JULIE SCHENECKER - ACCUSED OF MURDERING HER TWO TEENAGE CHILDREN IN 2011.

SHE FACES TWO COUNTS OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER.

HER TRIAL BEGINS MONDAY MORNING AND IS EXPECTED TO LAST FOR TWO WEEKS.

DEFENSE ATTORNEYS ARE PLANNING TO USE AN INSANITY DEFENSE. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER SHERIFF BUDGET-OTS-SS


TONIGHT N-B-C-2 IS TRACKING YOUR TAX DOLLARS.

OUR NEWS PARTNERS WITH THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS REPORT - COLLIER SHERIFF KEVIN RAMBOSK IS ASKING FOR A TEN MILLION DOLLAR BUDGET INCREASE.

THAT'S ALMOST EIGHT PERCENT, MORE THAN THIS YEARS BUDGET.

HOWEVER, IT'S STILL TEN MILLION LESS, THAN WHAT THE OFFICE WAS GETTING PRE-RECESSION.

RAMBOSK SAYS THE MONEY WILL BE USED FOR PAY INCREASES AND THE RISING COST OF DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS.

ALSO THIS WEEK - LEE COUNTY SHERIFF MIKE SCOTT - ASKED FOR A BUDGET INCREASE OF MORE THAN 7 MILLION DOLLARS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


THE MOST HATED SQUATTER IN FLORIDA IS BACK.

THIS GUY TOOK OVER A SOLDIER'S TAMPA-AREA HOUSE WHILE HE WAS DEPLOYED.

DEPUTIES *FINALLY GOT HIM OUT THIS WEEK.

BUT TONIGHT HE WENT BACK.

WE'LL EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPENED NEXT.

AND WE'VE SEEN THE VIDEO OF THE MAN CONFIRMING THAT HE JUST WON A 150 MILLION DOLLAR JACKPOT AT A STORE IN COLLIER COUNTY.

TONIGHT, WE KNOW WHO HE IS. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A TAMPA SQUATTER-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B BIG LOTTO PRIZE CLAIMED-VOTOPS


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OIL DRILLING LATEST-TRX-OC-VO


A MAJOR DEVELOPMENT IN A STORY WE'RE CLOSELY FOLLOWING - ALSO A TEMPORARY WIN FOR THOSE CALLING FOR AN END TO OIL DRILLING IN COLLIER COUNTY.

LATE TODAY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ORDERED THE DAN A. HUGHES COMPANY TO STOP ALL NEW DRILLING OPERATIONS IN FLORIDA -- UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

THIS IS IN RESPONSE TO WHAT THE STATE CALLS ILLEGAL DRILLING AT A SITE SOUTH OF LAKE TRAFFORD.

THE MOVE ALSO COMES JUST A DAY AFTER SENATOR BILL NELSON CALLED FOR A FEDERAL INVESTIGATION INTO THE COMPANY.

COUNT ON N-B-C-2 TO TO BRING YOU ANY OTHER NEW DEVELOPMENTS AS THEY COME IN. Return to index of stories...


TODD AKERS TRIAL-OTS-VO


THE TODD AKERS MURDER TRIAL IS SET TO RESUME ON MONDAY-

AND WE'RE LEARNING THERE COULD BE A LOT OF DRAMA IN THE COURTROOM WHEN THAT HAPPENS.

AKERS IS THE EAST NAPLES MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS FINANCE'S 2-YEAR-OLD GIRL.

INVESTIGATORS SAY AKERS WAS BY HIMSELF IN HIS APARTMENT -

WATCHING ABIGAIL BORAN - WHEN HE INTENTIONALLY DROPPED AND KILLED HER.

AKERS SAYS SHE MUST HAVE ACCIDENTALLY FELL FROM HER BED.

THE STATE IS EXPECTED TO WRAP UP ON MONDAY.

WE SPOKE TO AKERS DEFENSE ATTORNEY WHO SAYS AKERS MAY TAKE THE STAND ON MONDAY.

COUNT ON N-B-C-2 TO BE IN THE COURTROOM AND TO BRING YOU THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS FROM THE TRIAL. Return to index of stories...


HOT SAUCE ON PUPPY-SS


A MEAN MOVE SENDS A SARASOTA MAN TO JAIL.

WILL SPEND ONE YEAR IN COUNTY JAIL FOR DOUSING A PUPPY WITH HOT SAUCE.

Ephrian Myles PLEADED NO CONTEST TO ANIMAL CRUELTY.

INVESTIGATORS SAY MYLES POURED THE SAUCE ON HIS GIRLFRIEND'S PUPPY, BECAUSE HE WAS ANNOYED WITH IT.

SHE RUSHED THE DOG TO A FIRE STATION, WHERE THEY WASHED THE SAUCE OUT OF THE PUPPY'S EYES AND MOUTH.

MYLES MUST ALSO TAKE AN ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASS. Return to index of stories...


TAMPA SQUATTER-OC-VO


THE SQUATTER WHO REFUSED TO LEAVE A FLORIDA SOLDIER'S HOME.IS BACK.

OUR AFFILIATE IN TAMPA SAYS JULIO ORTIZ WENT BACK TO THE HOUSE TONIGHT.JUST HOURS AFTER HE POSTED BOND AND GOT OUT OF JAIL.

ORTIZ STARTED LIVING IN THE NEW PORT RICHEY HOME OF ARMY SPECIALIST MICHAEL SHARKEY WHILE HE WAS DEPLOYED TO AFGHANISTAN.

DEPUTIES TOLD SHARKEY THEY COULDN'T FORCE ORTIZ TO LEAVE WITHOUT A JUDGE'S ORDER.

THEY EVENTUALLY FOUND A WAY TO ARREST HIM BECAUSE HE WAS STEALING ELECTRICITY.

FORTUNATELY, NEIGHBORS CALLED TONIGHT AS SOON AS THEY SAW ORTIZ OUTSIDE THE HOME AGAIN.AND DEPUTIES GOT THEIR QUICKLY TO GIVE HIM A TRESPASSING WARNING. Return to index of stories...


BIG LOTTO PRIZE CLAIMED-OTS-VO


A NAPLES COUPLE'S HAVING A GOOD NIGHT TONIGHT!

THE FLORIDA LOTTERY REPORTS SUZANNE AND CHRISTOPHER CEN-TRELLA OF GOLDEN GATE ESTATES ALONG WITH CHRISTOPHER'S FATHER LOUIS CENTRELLA, OF DAYTONA BEACH HAVE CLAIMED A NEARLY 150-MILLION DOLLAR POWERBALL PRIZE TODAY IN TALLAHASSEE.

THIS IS SURVEILLENCE VIDEO OF ONE OF THEM CHECKING THEIR WINNING TICKET.

THE FAMILY CHOSE TO RECEIVE THE 149 MILLION DOLLARS IN ONE BIG LUMP SUM - THAT'S 87-MILLION!

THE TRIO - SAYS THEY WANT TO BE LEFT ALONE - AND HOPE THE ATTENTION DIES DOWN.

THE TICKET WAS PURCHASED AT E'S COUNTRY STORE NORTH IN NAPLES. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-ONCAM


STRIP CLUB EVACUATION.

nats of a wall falling

WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT WENT WRONG.RIGHT AFTER THE BREAK.

AND A LITTLE HISTORY TONIGHT AT GERMAIN ARENA. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A BUILDING COLLAPSE-VO-WIPE


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TZ2 B LAST EDISON STATE GRADUATION-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.

A cool front is slowly edging its way down the Florida peninsula this Friday evening, bringing down plenty of clouds along with some scattered showers and storms.

As we work through the evening and overnight, expect the possibility of rain and evening a couple of thunderstorms.

The line of rain and storms will be gradually weaken as it pushes into Southwest Florida tonight, but we'll keep the chance of rain in our forecast through the overnight hours and into our Saturday.

The best chance of rain Saturday will come during the morning and midday time frame, but we should start to dry things out by the late afternoon and evening.

Plan for a mostly cloudy day on Saturday, but even with lots of cloud cover around, temperatures should manage to reach the mid 80s by the middle of the day.

Sunday will be the nicer weekend day with more sunshine and even a refreshing drop in humidity as we get on the north side of the front--where the air is slightly cooler and less humid.

Temperatures will still be rather warm by Sunday afternoon with highs reaching the mid to upper 80s, but keep in mind the air will feel a bit more comfortable as humidity levels take a dip.

Our sky will continue to clear out through the upcoming week, making way for lots of sunshine and some pretty warm temperatures.

Highs for most of next the week will peak in the upper 80s to low 90s, but overnight temperatures will be slightly cooler with lows in the mid 60s for the first half of the week.

Rain chances will stay relatively low next week with no approaching weather systems expected until next weekend. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH CAR IN BUILDING-TRX-VO


NBC 2 IS FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS IN LEHIGH ACRES--

WE WERE FIRST ON SCENE AFTER A CAR DROVE INTO A STORE ON LEE BOULEVARD.

OUR HOLLIE HOJEK IS STANDING BY LIVE ON SCENE WITH THE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


LAST EDISON STATE GRADUATION-2-SHOT


3-THOUSAND EDISON STATE COLLEGE GRADUATES MADE HISTORY TONIGHT.

THEY ARE THE LAST TO EVER HAVE THE NAME EDISON STATE ON THEIR Diplomas.

N-B-C 2'S TY RUSSELL SPOKE TO THE NEW ALUMNI. Return to index of stories...


LAST EDISON STATE GRADUATION-PKG


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20 YEAR ARMY VETERAN BRYAN TULL WILL NEVER FORGET TONIGHT.

16:51:37-16:51:42

Bryan TULL/ graduate

"It's a historical reference to be able to look back and say I was one

of the last people to graduate."

HE'S A PART OF EDISON STATE COLLEGE'S FINAL GRADUATING CLASS.

16:49:59-16:50:01

Bryan TULL/ graduate

"This journey is over and the new journey is beginning."

IN JULY, EDISON WILL BE KNOWN AS FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE.

THE SCHOOL IS GETTING A NEW LOGO, MASCOT, AND A SPORTS PROGRAM.

16:56:22-16:56:24

Brad KARPEL/ graduate

"I really didn't think I would ever get here."

BRAD KARPEL HAS AUTISM.

BUT HE SAYS HE'D NEVER LET THAT KEEP HIM FROM GETTING A DEGREE.

16:57:18-16:57:24

Brad KARPEL/ graduate

"Keep moving forward and not let anybody stop you or anybody tell you,

you can't do it."

"JUST DID IT" IS WRITTEN ON ONE GRADUATE'S CAP.

OTHERS ARE ANNOUNCING THEIR ACCEPTANCE INTO STATE UNIVERSITIES.

AND THIS GRADUATE IS SHOWING OFF HIS LOVE OF.WELL. PIRATES.

17:04:47-17:04:49

Fabiola Esposito/ graduate

"I'm going to Disney"

FABIOLA ESPOSITO IS READY FOR A MUCH NEEDED VACATION

AFTER YEARS OF HARD WORK.

17:04:46-17:04:49

Fabiola Esposito/ graduate

"Finally. "

ALTHOUGH THE COLLEGE IS CHANGING ITS NAME, TIFFANNY JONES WILL MAKE

SURE YOU DONT FORGET WHERE SHE SPENT BIG BUCKS ON BOOKS.

17:00:28-17:00:35

Tiffany Jones/ graduate

"When I'm asked where did you graduate from or where did get your

degree? I can say edison state college and I'll get the where?"

IN FORT MYERS. TY RUSSELL. NBC 2 Return to index of stories...


COLLIER HOME INVASIONS FOLO-TRX-SS


THE F-B-I TASK FORCE INVESTIGATING A STRING OF VIOLENT HOME INVASIONS IN COLLIER COUNTY IS NOW WORKING WITH POLICE NEAR ORLANDO AFTER A SIMILAR ATTACK THERE.

SINCE THE MIDDLE OF FEBRUARY --

5 COLLIER COUNTY FAMILIES HAVE BEEN TIED UP BY MASKED MEN AND ROBBED. Return to index of stories...


HOME INVASION-VOTOPS-OC


NOW -- INVESTIGATORS ARE WONDERING IF A HOME INVASION IN WINDERMERE IS CONNECTED.

IN THIS CASE- A COUPLE RETURNED HOME TO FIND THREE MEN DRESSED AS NINJAS IN THEIR DRIVEWAY.

ROBBERS TIED UP THE HOMEOWNER AND ANOTHER MAN. FORCED THEM INSIDE TO ROB THEM.

THEN TOOK OFF IN ONE OF THE MEN'S CARS- THE VEHICLE WAS FOUND JUST A MILE DOWN THE ROAD.

COUNT ON N-B-C 2 TO CONTINUE FOLLOWING THIS DISTURBING TREND OF HOME INVASIONS.

SO FAR IN COLLIER COUNTY- THE TASK FORCE HAS RECIEVED 55 TIPS- BUT NO ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE. Return to index of stories...


EAGLE ARRESTED-VO IN PLASMA- SS


NEW VIDEO TONIGHT OF STATE REPRESENTATIVE DANE EAGLE BEING ARRESTED FOR D-U-I.

THIS HAPPENED LAST MONTH IN TALLAHASSEE.

THE VIDEO SHOWS POLICE following EAGLE AFTER LEAVING A TACO BELL IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS - YOU SEE THE CAR VEER OFF THE ROAD SLIGHTLY - AND THEN GOES THROUGH A RED LIGHT.

EAGLE REFUSED TO TAKE FIELD SOBRIETY TEST AND WAS ARRESTED.

LAST WEEK IN TALLAHASSEE, EAGLE TOLD NBC2, THERE ARE 2 SIDES TO THIS STORY AND HE'LL TALK ABOUT THE ARREST IN MORE DETAIL AFTER THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION - WHICH ENDED TODAY. Return to index of stories...


KID KILLED PROTECTING HIS SISTER-OC-VO


AN EIGHT YEAR OLD BOY WHO DIED IN VIRGINIA IS BEING HAILED AS A HERO.

THE MARTY SPRULL AND HIS 12 YEAR OLD SISTER WERE PLAYING NEAR RAILROAD TRACKS BEHIND THEIR HOUSE.

THAT'S WHEN A TEEN BEGAN ASSAULTING THE GIRL.

MARTY SPRUNG INTO ACTION TRYING TO HELP HER- BUT HE WAS BEATEN TO DEATH.

HIS SISTER SURVIVED AND IS RECOVERING IN THE HOSPITAL.

THE SUSPECTS PARENTS SAY THE TEEN CAME HOME ASKING TO BE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL SO HIS MENTAL HEALTH COULD BE EVALUATED. Return to index of stories...


GIRL SCOUTS ROBBED-VOTOPS


A FLORIDA MAN IS BEHIND BARS TONIGHT- ACCUSED OF STEALING MONEY FROM A GROUP OF GIRL SCOUTS.

THAT MAN IS EDMUND ALLEN FROM SAINT AUGUSTINE.

DEPUTIES SAY HE WAS RIDING ON HIS BIKE OUTSIDE A PUBLIX WHEN HE GRABBED A BAG OF MONEY FROM THE SCOUTS.

IN IT WAS ABOUT 400 BUCKS. Return to index of stories...


GIRL SCOUTS ROBBED-SOTVO


"I'm angry. I mean, how could you do that to a little girl?

"He stole our money. It's for our Girl Scouts. We were going to go somewhere

ALLEN IS SITTING IN JAIL ON A NUMBER OF CHARGES.

THE GIRLSCOUTS ARE UNDETERRED BUT THIS THIEF.

THEY SAY THEY'RE GOING TO CONTINUE SELLING COOKIES. Return to index of stories...


81 POUNDS OF POT IN LUGGAGE-VOTOPS


TALK ABOUT SOME LOADED LUGGAGE - TAKE A LOOK AT THIS-

T-S-A AGENT'S AT OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN CALIFORNIA FOUND 81-POUNDS OF POT INSIDE A PASSENGER'S CHECKED SUITCASES.

THEY SAY IT BELONGED TO A 26-YEAR-OLD WOMAN TRAVELING TO JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI.

SHE'S BEEN ARRESTED AND IS FACING CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


1ST US MERS CASE-OC-VO


HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE CONCERNED TONIGHT AFTER A DEADLY VIRUS SURFACES IN THE U-S.

IT'S CALLED MIDDLE EAST RESPIRATORY SYNDROME OR MERS.

CASES HAVE BEEN REPORTED IN SAUDI ARABIA AND SURROUNDING COUNTRIES.

THE INFECTED PERSON, IN THE UNITED STATES, IS A HEALTHCARE WORKER WHO JUST RETURNED TO INDIANA FROM SAUDI ARABIA.

PEOPLE WHO WERE ON A PLANE AND BUS WITH THE PERSON ARE BEING MONITORED.

ROUGHLY THIRTY PERCENT OF MERS PATIENTS DIE. Return to index of stories...


BUILDING COLLAPSE-OC-SOTVO


SOME CRAZY VIDEO TONIGHT.

DANCERS FROM A WASHINGTON D-C STRIP CLUB WERE EVACUATED JUST BEFORE THIS HAPPENED- TAKE A LOOK.

pause 5 seconds for nats- a wall is going to fall

nats of a wall falling

FIREFIGHTERS WERE CALLED TO THE SCENE AFTER A WALL IN THE KITCHEN AND IN THE BATHROOM CAVED IN.

WITNESSES SAW PEOPLE JUMPING OUT OF SECOND FLOOR WINDOWS.

AFTER EVERYONE WAS EVACUATED PART OF THE EXTERIOR WALL FELL.

AMAZINGLY NO ONE WAS HURT. Return to index of stories...


STAR DOLPHIN DIES -VOTOPS


A SAD DAY FOR THE FOLKS AT MARINELAND IN ST. AUGUSTINE.

WE'VE LEARNED THEY HAD TO EUTHANIZE THEIR 61-YEAR-OLD BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN NAMED NELLIE.

NELLIE WAS THE OLDEST ATLANTIC BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN IN CAPTVITY.

SHE STARRED IN SEVERAL TV SHOWS FILMED AT MARINELAND IN THE 1950'S AND WAS FEATURED IN A TIMEX WATCH COMMERCIAL IN 1961 THAT AIRED ON FRANK SINATRA'S SPECIAL "WELCOME HOME ELVIS." Return to index of stories...


LOCAL DERBY HORSE-OC-VO-SS


TOMORROW KICKS OFF THE FASTEST TWO MINUTES IN SPORTS- THE KENTUCKY DERBY.

THIS YEAR LEE COUNTY HAS A CONNECTION TO THE RACE.

LONGTIME RESIDENT CHIP MCEWEN OWNS ONE OF THE COLTS RUNNING AT CHURCHILL DOWNS.

HIS NAME IS "UNCLE SIGH."

HE'S A LONG SHOT TO WIN IT ALL-

BUT IF YOU NEED A REASON TO ROOT FOR HIM- HERE'S ONE.

MCEWEN SAY'S HE'LL DONATE A PERCENTAGE OF THE WINNINGS TO VETERANS FOUNDATIONS.

SO MAKE SURE YOU CHECK OUT THE DERBY TOMORROW.

COVERAGE STARTS AT FOUR O'CLOCK RIGHT HERE ON N-B-C-2.

THE ACTUAL RUNNING IS EXPECTED TO START AT SIX 25. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TEASE-3SH-VO


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SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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KENTUCKY OAKS-NATSVO


UNTAPABLE.THE FAVORITE.RIDDEN BY ROSIE NA-PRAV-NIK WINS THE FILLY-ONLY KENTUCKY OAKS.ALWAYS RUN ON THE FRIDAY BEFORE THE DERBY. Return to index of stories...


SYMETRA TOUR-ON CAM


LPGA SYMETRA TOUR PLAYERS HAVE GOTTEN A LESSON THIS WEEK ON THE IMPACT THAT THE LATE PATTY BERG HAD ON WOMEN'S GOLF.

TODAY.THE GOLFERS GOT A LESSON IN HOW TOUGH PATTY'S HOME COURSE OF CYPRESS LAKE COULD BE WHEN THE WIND KICKS UP. Return to index of stories...


SYMETRA TOUR-VOTOPS


FIRST ROUND OF THE CHICO'S PATTY BERG MEMORIAL AT CYPRESS LAKE COUNTRY CLUB.

FORMER LPGA TOUR PLAYER.AND LOCAL.TERRY JO MYERS.PLAYING THIS WEEK. SHE STARTED OFF ON THE BACK NINE. MAKES THE TURN WITH THIS PAR AT THE FIRST.

CANTERBURY SCHOOL GRAD MICHELLE SHIN. ALSO IN THE FIELD. GETS HER PAR AT 14. SHIN IS ONE OVER.

JESSICA SHEPLEY.FROM OFF THE GREEN AT THE 8TH.HITS THE FLAG-STICK. SHE MADE PAR. SHOT 2-UNDER PAR 70.

YOUR LEADER. BIG BREAK CONTESTANT JACKIE STOELTING. BIRDIES THE SIXTEENTH. SHE'S ON TOP AT FOUR-UNDER. Return to index of stories...


SYMETRA TOUR-CGTOPS


STOELTING.WHO WE FEATURED YESTERDAY AT 530.LEADS BY 1.

MICHELLE SHIN JUST 5 SHOTS OFF THE LEAD.

ONLY 10 OF THE 141 PLAYERS WENT UNDER PAR BECAUSE THE WINDY DAY MADE IT A TOUGH DAY TO SCORE WELL. Return to index of stories...


SYMETRA TOUR-SOT


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SYMETRA TOUR-ON CAM TAG


THE TOURNAMENT CONTINUES TOMORROW WITH TEE TIMES IN THE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.

???DID I MENTION THAT ADMISSION ALL WEKEEND IS FREE.TO WATCH THESE FUTURE LPGA TOUR PLAYERS. Return to index of stories...


ZACH RANDOLPH SUSPENDED-VOTOPS


THE MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES CHANCES TO UPSETING THE OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER IN THE FIRST ROUND.TOOK A HIT.

THE NBA SUSPENDED MEMPHIS ALL-STAR FORWARD ZACH RANDOLPH FROM TOMORROW NIGHT'S GAME SEVEN.AFTER RANDOLPH PUNCHED O-K-C'S STEVEN ADAMS IN LAST NIGHT GAME 6 WIN BY THE THUNDER. Return to index of stories...


NETS RAPTORS-VOTOPS


GAME SIX OF THE RAPTORS - NETS SERIES. TORONTO. WITH A CHANCE TO ADVANCE.

ALAN ANDERSON DECIDES TO TAKE THE FINAL SHOT OF THE HALF HIMSELF. 60-41 NETS

3Q: TERRENCE ROSS WITH A BEHIND-THE-BACK FEED TO JONAS VALANCIUNAS.HE SLAMS IT HOME. 73-55 NETS

DERON WILLIAMS.D-WILL BURIES HIS FOURTH THREE OF THE GAME TO SEAL THE WIN FOR BROOKLYN.HE FINISHED WITH 23 POINTS, FIVE REBOUNDS, AND FOUR ASSISTS.THE NETS FORCE A GAME SEVEN SATURDAY NIGHT IN TORONTO. 92-79 NETS

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NEXT UP FOR HEAT-ON CAM


IT MEANS THE HEAT WILL HAVE ANOTHER WEEKEND OFF. THEY HAVEN'T PLAYED SINCE LAST MONDAY NIGHT WHEN THEY COMPLETED THEIR FIRST ROUND SERIES SWEEP OF CHARLOTTE.

THE EARLIEST THE HEAT WILL PLAY IS NEXT TUESDAY. Return to index of stories...


BASEBALL GAME-VOTOPS


RED SOX HOSTING THE A'S THIS WEEKEND.

BOT 6TH: BOSTON THREATENING IN THE SIXTH INNING.

DUSTIN PEDROIA FACING OAKLAND RELIEVER RYAN COOK WITH THE BASES LOADED

PEDROIA LAUNCHES THE 0-2 PITCH OVER THE WALL AND INTO THE MONSTER SEATS IN LEFT FIELD.

XANDER BOGAERTS, A.J. PIERZYNSKI AND JACKIE BRADLEY, JUNIOR ALL COME AROUND TO SCORE. RED SOX LEAD IT, 6-1.

7-1 FINAL. Return to index of stories...


FGCU SCORES-CGTOPS


FGCU SOPHOMORE PITCHER MICHAEL MURRAY IMPROVED HIS RECORD TO 11-AND-OH THIS SEASON.

MURRAY STRUCK OUT 6 BATTERS IN 6 INNINGS OF WORK.

EAGLES.STILL IN 2ND PLACE IN THE CONFERENCE STANDINGS.BEHIND MERCER. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS-ON CAM


THE EAGLES WILL HOST THE CONFERENCE BASEBALL TOURNAMENT FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER.IN A FEW WEEKS. Return to index of stories...


JIMMY FALLON-SOTTOPS


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T2D: DERBY DAY PARTY-CGTOPS-SS


LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO THIS WEEKEND?

THE NAPLES FORT MYERS GREYHOUND TRACK IS HOSTING A KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY TOMORROW.

YOU CAN CHEER ON YOUR FAVORITE HORSE -- WHILE SIPPING A MINT JULEP.

THERE'S ALSO A LADIES' HAT CONTEST

AND DON'T FORGET, N-B-C-2 IS YOUR HOME FOR THE KENTUCKY DERBY.

COVERAGE BEGINS TOMORROW AT 4. Return to index of stories...


T2D: TASTE OF THE BEACH-VIDBX RVL


THE 19TH ANNUAL TASTE OF THE BEACH IS SUNDAY FROM 11 TO 5.

YOU'LL FIND SIGNATURE DISHES FROM MORE THAN 20 RESTAURANTS ON FORT MYERS BEACH ALONG WITH LIVE MUSIC AND DRINKS.

ADMISSION IS 5-BUCKS. Return to index of stories...


FINAL FORECAST-WXGRX


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE SHOW-4SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE 4SHOT Return to index of stories...