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DIRECTORS PAGE GOLDEN APPLE AWARDS-SS
HLA ida baker threat-trx-vo CANTERBURY VOLCANOES-NATSVO-WIPE
HLB deborah moulten court-trx-vo CANTERBURY VOLCANOES-SOTVO
HLB deborah moulten court-sotvo TEASE ONE-2SHOT
HLC 75 on 75 debate-trx-vo TZ1 A) SAMMY WATKINS-SOTVO-WIPE
5PM OPEN-CLIP TZ1 B) GULF COAST MACY'S-NATSVO
TOSS TO CHRISTINA-SS, E-AniBX TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
IDA BAKER THREAT-REM-2 THINGS 2 DO-SSTOPS (3)
IDA BAKER THREAT-PKG ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
IDA BAKER THREAT-REM-2 FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
DEBORAH MOULTEN COURT-SOTVO, SS, OC WATKINS BUFFALO NEWSER-SOTVO
DEBORAH MOULTEN COURT-PKG SAMMY WATKINS TO BUFFALO-PLASMA
DEBORAH MOULTEN COURT-OC SAMMY WATKINS TO BUFFALO-BNR-PKG
FL AMBER ALERT-trx SS US 41 EAST CLOSURE-trx SSTOPS
ROAD RAGE ARREST-SS, VO SPECIAL NEEDS KIDS-VO-WIPE
TOSS TO MATT-trx TC MON-LIVE SPECIAL NEEDS KIDS-SOTVO
75 ON 75 DEBATE-REM-7 ALL NEW AHEAD @ 5PM-CLIP
75 ON 75 DEBATE-PKG TZ2 A) GULF COAST STANDUP-SOT
75 ON 75 DEBATE-REM-7 TZ2 B) NEW AT 6 TEASE-VOTOPS
ACCUSED TEEN RAPIST-SS, VO GULF COAST MACY'S PARADE-2SHOT
ORENTAL ALLEN-trx VOTOPS GULF COAST MACY'S PARADE-BNR-PKG
FL JAIL EXPLOSION FOLO-trx VO TEASE TO 5:30-CLIP
MARCO ISLAND PD CHIEF RESIGING-trx SS A) DAVE SU TZ FM HOME INVASION-SOT
LEE CO HOUSE FIRE-O-AniBX, VO B) VA CONTROVERSY-VOTOPS
MARKET CLOSE-CG  


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HLA ida baker threat-trx-vo


SOCIAL MEDIA DISASTER:

A CAPE CORAL TEEN ARRESTED AFTER TWEETING THAT HE WANTED TO BLOW UP A SCHOOL AND KILL A PRINCIPAL.

NBC2 IS TRACKING DOWN DETAILS IN A LIVE REPORT. Return to index of stories...


HLB deborah moulten court-trx-vo


THE WOMAN ACCUSED OF HELPING HER HUSBAND MURDER THEIR NEIGHBOR, WAS IN COURT TODAY WEARING A SUICIDE JACKET --

AND TONIGHT, THE VICTIM'S DAUGHTER SPEAKS OUT FOR THE FIRST TIME. Return to index of stories...


HLB deborah moulten court-sotvo


It's just still unbelievable that he is not here with us. It feels like he was just here.

TONIGHT WE SHARE HER EMOTIONAL INTERVIEW WITH NBC2. Return to index of stories...


HLC 75 on 75 debate-trx-vo


A LAST DITCH-EFFORT TO KILL THE BILL THAT WOULD RAISE SPEED LIMITS TO 75 ON I-75.

WHY THE DEATH OF A STATE TROOPER THIS WEEK COULD KEEP THE SPEED DOWN.

YOU'RE WATCHING NBC2 NEWS AT 5. Return to index of stories...


5PM OPEN-CLIP


5PM OPEN Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CHRISTINA-SS, E-AniBX


A CAPE CORAL TEEN IS ACCUSED OF THREATENING A RIVAL SCHOOL ON TWITTER.

DEPUTIES SAY 15 YEAR OLD JOSE MARTINEZ THREATENED TO KILL EVERYONE AT IDA BAKER HIGH SCHOOL.

HE MADE SPECIAL MENTION OF THE PRINCIPAL.

NBC 2'S CHRISTINA LUSBY IS LIVE OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL TONIGHT, CHRISTINA -- Return to index of stories...


IDA BAKER THREAT-REM-2


THE TWEETS WERE SO DISTURBING --

SOMEONE ON TWITTER REPORTED THEM.

WE SPOKE WITH THOSE WHO KNOW MARTINEZ AND SAY THIS ISNT LIKE THE GUY THEY KNOW. Return to index of stories...


IDA BAKER THREAT-PKG


6 VIOLENT TWEETS DIRECTED AT IDA BAKER

CAUGHT DEPUTIES ATTENTION.

THE TWEETER SAYING THEY WANTED TO BRING WEAPONS TO SCHOOL TO BLOW UP THE SCHOOL AND ASSASSINATE THE PRINCIPAL.

THE TWEETER WENT A STEP FUTHER SAYING THEY WOULD "RAPE ONE OF THE FOLLOWERS BEFORE BLOWING UP THE SCHOOL".

IT HAPPENED IN FEBRUARY.

Brinna Douglas

Junior at Mariner

20:53 its scary you never know what can happen 20:57

THE ANGER LOOKED AS IF IT WAS COMING FROM AN IDA BAKER STUDENT.

BUT DEPUTIES TRACKED THE TWEETS TO 15 YEAR OLD JOSE MARTINEZ.

A STUDENT AT MARINER.

Johnathan Cabreja

Freshman at Mariner

23:57 it sounds like something he WOULDNT do hes uh maybe did it as a joke 24:09

JOHNATHAN IS FRIENDS WITH MARTINEZ.

HE SAYS HE'S A NICE GUY.

Johnathan Cabreja

Freshman at Mariner

24:31 maybe he did it as a joke and a teacher or principal were offended 24:37

BUT ALL THE STUDENTS AGREE SOCIAL MEDIA THREATS ARE NOT SOMETHING TO JOKE ABOUT.

Jacob Ward

Junior at Mariner

22:18 they just think its a joke and want to say but some people think its a joke and other people are crazy enough to actually do it 22:25 Return to index of stories...


IDA BAKER THREAT-REM-2


THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT SAYS MARTINEZ'S THREATS WERE CONSIDERED "NON CREDIBLE".

BUT HE IS STILL FACING SOME VERY REAL CONSEQUENCES.

HE IS FACING FELONY CHARGES FOR HIS TWEETS.

LIVE IN CAPE CORAL CHRISTINA LUSBY NBC2. Return to index of stories...


DEBORAH MOULTEN COURT-SOTVO, SS, OC


TONIGHT -- FOR THE FIRST TIME -- WE'RE HEARING FROM THE DAUGHTER OF A NORTH NAPLES MAN SHOT AND KILLED IN HIS BACKYARD.

Marina Kolesnikova/Victim's Daughter

"They took his life in one split second. All of our lives changed then. Just flipped upside down."

SERGEY CHEP-CHUGOV DIED SUNDAY NIGHT.

DEPUTIES SAY HIS NEIGHBOR ROBERT MOULTON -- SHOT AND KILLED CHEPCHUGOV AFTER A LONG BATTLE.

TODAY -- MOULTON'S WIFE, DEBORAH -- APPEARED BEFORE A LEE COUNTY JUDGE FOR HER ROLE IN THE SHOOTING.

NBC 2'S CHRISTY ANDREWS SAT DOWN WITH THE VICTIM'S DAUGHTER. Return to index of stories...


DEBORAH MOULTEN COURT-PKG


FIVE DAYS AFTER HER FATHER'S DEATH -- MARINA KOLESNIKOVA SAYS REALITY-HASN'T SET IN.

Marina Kolesnikova

Victim's Daughter

:05

"It's just still unbelievable that he is not here with us. It feels like he was just here."

SHE LAST SAW HER DAD-SERGEY CHEPCHUGOV SUNDAY NIGHT.

HOURS LATER -- SHE GOT A CALL FROM HER MOM.

SAYING HER DAD-HAD BEEN SHOT.

Marina Kolesnikova

Victim's Daughter

:13

"I just couldn't believe it. Somehow until the last minute I just didn't think he would pass away. I just thought he would fight through and be strong and come back."

CHEPCHUGOV DIED AT THE HOSPITAL LATER THAT NIGHT.

NOW -- HIS DAUGHTER SAYS WHAT GETS HER THROUGH-IS KNOWING HIS ALLEGED KILLERS ARE IN JAIL.

Marina Kolesnikova

Victim's Daughter

:08

"They took his life in one split second. All of our lives changed then. Just flipped upside down."

A VIEWING IS SCHEDULED FOR TONIGHT IN NAPLES.

AND ALTHOUGH KOLESNIKOVA SAYS SHE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND HER FATHER'S DEATH --

SHE KNOWS HIS LIFE WON'T BE FORGOTTEN.

Marina Kolesnikova

Victim's Daughter

:07

"He was an unreplaceable dad and husband to my mom. There will never be anyone like him again."

IN NAPLES, CHRISTY ANDREWS, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


DEBORAH MOULTEN COURT-OC


DEBORAH MOULTON IS BEING HELD UNDER A 500-THOUSAND DOLLAR BOND.

DEPUTIES ARE IN THE PROCESS OF TRANSFERRING HER TO THE COLLIER COUNTY JAIL. Return to index of stories...


FL AMBER ALERT-trx SS


WE ARE CLOSELY FOLLOWING AN ACTIVE AMBER ALERT IN FLORIDA.

THIS IS FOR A 2-YEAR OLD BOY WHO WAS LAST SEEN IN RIVERA BEACH --

THAT'S ON THE EAST COAST.

POLICE THINK THE BOY IS WITH THIS WOMAN -- CASSANDRA EDMONDS.

SHE DRIVES A 20-12, BLUE CHRYSLER 300 WITH MINNESOTA LICENSE PLATES.

IF YOU SEE THE CAR -- CALL 9-1-1.

WE'RE ALSO WORKING TO GET A PICTURE OF THE BOY. Return to index of stories...


ROAD RAGE ARREST-SS, VO


A DRIVER WAS ARRESTED FOR ROAD RAGE AGAINST A GUY ON A BICYCLE.

FORT MYERS POLICE SAY 24-YEAR OLD HOUSTON WIMBISH INTENTIONALLY CRASHED INTO THE BIKE ON MCGREGOR BOULEVARD-- AFTER THE RIDER HIT HIS HAND.

THEN, POLICE SAY WIMBISH TRIED TO PUNCH SOMEONE WHO WAS HELPING THE VICTIM.

WE FIRST TOLD YOU ABOUT THE CRASH LAST MONTH.

POLICE SAY THEY WERE ABLE TO TRACK WIMBISH DOWN -- THANKS TO WITNESSES AND EVIDENCE LEFT AT THE SCENE. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO MATT-trx TC MON-LIVE


NEW TONIGHT --

A LAST DITCH EFFORT TO STOP A SPEED LIMIT INCREASE ON I-75.

RIGHT NOW --

THE BILL TO BUMP THE SPEED LIMIT UP TO 75 NEEDS GOVERNOR SCOTT'S SIGNATURE.

NBC 2'S MATT WRIGHT TALKED WITH BOTH CRITICS AND SUPPORTERS OF THE SPEED CHANGE TODAY.

HE JOINS US LIVE ALONG I-75 IN LEE COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


75 ON 75 DEBATE-REM-7


THIS BILL WOULD LET THE STATE RAISE THE SPEED LIMIT ON HIGHWAYS LIKE THIS ONE TO 75 MILES PER HOUR.

BUT SOME ARE CALLING FOR THE GOVERNOR TO PUT ON THE BRAKES. Return to index of stories...


75 ON 75 DEBATE-PKG


NAT SEQUENCE OF OF TRAFFIC

TRAFFIC WHIZZING DOWN I-75 COULD SOON BE GOING EVEN FASTER. THAN THE POSTED SEVENTY.

AND IT WOULD BE LEGAL.

SOT

Chris Johnson

driver

30:02 i think that would be excellent, i think that would be great 05

A BILL THAT NARROWLY PASSED THE LEGISLATURE VOULD RAISE THE MAXIMUM SPEED LIMIT TO 75.

IT'S NOT IMMEDIATE -- BUT DOES GIVE THE STATE POWER TO MAKE THE CHANGE ON SOME HIGHWAYS.

SUPPORTERS SAY MOST DRIVERS GO THAT FAST ANYWAY

Chris Johnson

driver

30:02 i think that would be excellent, i think that would be great 05

OTHERS CALL IT DANGEROUS.

francesca tyl

driver

31:18 ppl go fast enough as it is so they'll push the speed limit and go even faster 22

TRIPLE A IS NOW CALLING ON GOVERNOR SCOTT TO VETO THE BILL.

THE GROUP SAYS OTHER STATES THAT RAISED SPEED LIMITS ABOVE SEVENTY SAW MORE SPEED RELATED DEATHS.

IT PREDICTS A HIGHER LIMIT WILL LEAD TO A HIGHER DEATH TOLL HERE.

John Risk/AAA

24:55 that's what we still stand for is having safer roads. and we feel this law goes against keeping our roads safe 25:01

JUST YESTERDAY -- A TROOPER AT THE FUNERAL OF A COLLEAGUE KILLED IN A HORRIFIC ROADSIDE CRASH VOICED HIS OPPOSITION. APPEALING TO THE GOVERNOR FOR A VETO.

lt. greg bueno

Florida Highway Patrol

32:36 increasing the speed limit or something of that nature is a legislative process and we're going to be supportive of that process 42

F-H-P ISN'T TAKING AN OFFICIAL STANCE --

BUT WILL ENFORCE WHATEVER THE LEGAL SPEED LIMITS IS.

Lt greg bueno

florida highway patrol

33:46 it is critical for safety. we have rules on the road and expect everyone to follow those rules and one of those rules is driving by the posted speed limit 55 Return to index of stories...


75 ON 75 DEBATE-REM-7


NBC2 HAS CONTACTED THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE FOR HIS POSITION ON THE BILL BUT ALL HIS OFFICE SAID IS HE WILL REVIEW THE LEGISLATION.

IF SIGNED INTO LAW -- IT WOULD TAKE EFFECT JULY 1ST.

LIVE ALONG I-75 IN LEE COUNTY, MATT WRIGHT, NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


ACCUSED TEEN RAPIST-SS, VO


A TEEN IN TOWN VISITING HIS GRANDMOTHER -- IS ACCUSED OF RAPING A 62-YEAR OLD WOMAN.

DEPUTIES NOW SAY 19-YEAR OLD WILLIAM PENNEBAKER IS THE ONE WHO SEXUALLY ASSAULTED A WOMAN AT KNIFEPOINT INSIDE HER PINE MANOR HOME LAST MONTH.

HE WENT BEFORE A JUDGE THIS MORNING IN A STRAIGHT JACKET.

PENNEBAKER IS CONSIDERED A FLIGHT RISK.

NBC 2 HAS LEARNED HE CURRENTLY LIVES IN NEW JERSEY, BUT HAS LIVED IN LEE COUNTY BEFORE. Return to index of stories...


ORENTAL ALLEN-trx VOTOPS


A MAN ACCUSED IN A FORT MYERS SHOOTING ALSO APPEARED IN COURT TODAY.

POLICE SAY ORENTAL ALLEN PULLED THE TRIGGER IN A DRIVE-BY WEDNESDAY ON VERONICA SHOEMAKER BOULEVARD AND MARION STREET.

ONE PERSON WAS SHOT --

BUT THEY'RE EXPECTED TO BE OKAY.

ALLEN HAD BEEN OUT ON BOND FROM A PREVIOUS ARREST --

SO THIS TIME.THE JUDGE SAID HE'S STAYING IN JAIL. Return to index of stories...


FL JAIL EXPLOSION FOLO-trx VO


INVESTIGATORS JUST WRAPPED UP THEIR WORK INSIDE THE JAIL -- THAT EXPLODED IN THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE.

LAST WEEK'S BLAST KILLED TWO INMATES AND PARALYZED A CORRECTIONS OFFICER.

NEARLY 200 OTHERS WERE HURT.

NBC 2 WAS THERE MOMENTS AFTER IT HAPPENED. -- INVESTIGATORS SAY THE EXPLOSION WAS CAUSED BY NATURAL GAS --

BUT THEY STILL DON'T KNOW IF A LARGE FLOOD IN THE AREA CAUSED THE LEAK.

INMATES SAID THEY SMELLED GAS FOR SEVERAL HOURS BEFORE THE EXPLOSION. Return to index of stories...


MARCO ISLAND PD CHIEF RESIGING-trx SS


JUST INTO THE NBC2 NEWSROOM --

WE ARE LEARNING MARCO ISLAND POLICE CHIEF DON HUNTER IS RESIGNING.

CHIEF HUNTER JOINED THE DEPARTMENT IN 20-11, AFTER SERVING SEVERAL YEARS AS THE COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF.

HE PLANS TO LEAVE OFFICE ON JUNE FIRST TO PURSUE A JOB WITH A PRIVATE ASSET PROTECTION COMPANY IN THE NAPLES AREA.

HIS REPLACEMENT HAS NOT BEEN NAMED. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO HOUSE FIRE-O-AniBX, VO


NEW INFORMATION ON A STORY WE BROKE THIS MORNING --

INVESTIGATORS TELL NBC 2 --

A FAULTY VENTILATOR FAN CAUSED THE FIRE AT A SOUTH FORT MYERS HOME.

THE FIRE STARTED AROUND 4 THIS MORNING -- WAKING UP THE FAMILY INSIDE.

THIS WAS ON MACBETH LANE NEAR U.S. 41 AND ALICO.

FIREFIGHTERS GOT THEIR QUICKLY ENOUGH TO STOP THE FIRE BEFORE IT CAUSED MUCH DAMAGE. Return to index of stories...


MARKET CLOSE-CG


THE DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE CLOSED AT ANOTHER ALL-TIME HIGH TODAY.

HERE'S A LOOK AT THE NUMBERS --

THE DOW ROSE 32 POINTS -- ENDING AT 16-THOUSAND-583.

THE NASDAQ COMPOSITE FINISHED 20 POINTS HIGHER.

AND THE S-AND-P 500 ROSE 2 POINTS. Return to index of stories...


GOLDEN APPLE AWARDS-SS


THE 24TH ANNUAL COLLIER COUNTY GOLDEN APPLE CELEBRATION OF TEACHERS TAKES PLACE TONIGHT AT THE NAPLES BEACH CLUB.

YOU CAN MEET THE 5 GOLDEN HONOREES AND 25 TEACHERS OF DISTINCTION DURING A SPECIAL BROADCAST HERE ON NBC 2 AT 8:00.

ROBERT VAN WINKLE AND I ARE PROUD TO BE THE HOSTS Return to index of stories...


CANTERBURY VOLCANOES-NATSVO-WIPE


THE STUDENTS AT A SCHOOL IN SOUTH FORT MYERS ERUPTED WITH FUN TODAY.

Nats of Volcano

SIXTH GRADE STUDENTS AT CANTERBURY SCHOOL BUILT MODEL VOLCANOES AS PART OF A SCIENCE PROJECT --

AND SHOWED OFF THEIR HARD WORK TO THE ENTIRE SCHOOL.

NO MORE VINEGAR AND BAKING SODA

THIS TIME AROUND - THE SIXTH GRADERS USED DIET COKE AND MENTOS.

SOME ERUPTIONS WENT MORE THAN 20-FEET IN THE AIR. Return to index of stories...


CANTERBURY VOLCANOES-SOTVO


Austin Alley, Canterbury School

8:58:55-

"It feels great because I put a couple of hours into this, building it, getting all sticky with clay and stuff, and it works, it just feels great."

Henry Crater, Canterbury School

8:55:04-

"It looks so realistic and it's like recreating what happened 2,000 years ago."

THE STUDENTS ALSO HAD TO WRITE A REPORT ABOUT THEIR VOLCANOES.

TEACHERS SAY THIS CANTERBURY TRADITION IS A GREAT WAY TO GET CHILDREN EXCITED ABOUT LEARNING Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


SOUTH FORT MYERS HIGH GRAD SAMMY WATKINS MADE HISTORY IN LAST NIGHT'S NFL DRAFT -- PICKED 4TH OVERALL IN THE NFL DRAFT.

Don Trelease, SFM HS Asst. Principal

6:21-

"I was hooting and hollering in the house. I said this is fantastic."

TODAY -- WE STOPPED BY HIS OLD STOMPING GROUNDS.

HOW HE'S BEING REMEMBERED BY HIS FORMER TEACHERS AND CELEBRATED IN THE HALLS!

PLUS --

Nats of Cheers & Confetti

WHY THE CONFETTI WAS FLYING TODAY AT GULF COAST HIGH SCHOOL IN COLLIER COUNTY. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) SAMMY WATKINS-SOTVO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) GULF COAST MACY'S-NATSVO


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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THINGS 2 DO-SSTOPS (3)


LOOKING FOR "THINGS 2 DO" THIS MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND?

THERE'S A BLUES, BREWS AND BARBEQUE AT PINCHERS CRAB SHACK IN TIN CITY IN NAPLES.

TONIGHT AND TOMORROW -- YOU CAN ENJOY LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCES AND FINGER LICKING FOOD.

THE EVENT IS FREE.

THE GREAT DOCK CANOE RACES IS TOMORROW IN NAPLES.

THE RACES START AT 11 AT THE DOCK AT CRAYTON COVE.

ALSO TOMORROW -- YOU CAN CELEBRATE MOM AT THE SANTINI MARINA PLAZA IN FORT MYERS BEACH.

MORE THAN 40 ARTS AND CRAFTS VENDORS WILL BE ON HAND --

AS WELL AS GREAT FOOD AND MUSIC.

TO SEE MORE WEEKEND EVENTS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA -- GO TO NBC DASH-TWO DOT-COM AND CLICK ON "THINGS 2 DO." Return to index of stories...


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.

SLIGHT RAIN CHANCES FOR MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND

We closed the work week with plenty of heat and humidity, with highs area wide again in the low 90s. It will stay warm this evening, with a few clouds and temps falling into the 80s. Overnight, some light fog may develop inland with lows in the upper 60s to low 70s.

Rain chances will be on the increase starting Saturday. More moisture will work into the region, resulting in more cloud cover. A few very isolated rain showers will be possible in the afternoon as the sea breeze works into the area, but most of the area will stay dry. Highs will be in the low 90s.

Mother's Day will also feature plenty of heat and chance of a few showers. Again, rain chances will be isolated and most of the area will stay dry. Highs for Mom's Day will climb again into the low 90s.

Slight rain chances linger to start next week, with partly cloudy skies Monday and highs in the upper 80s.

Two storm systems will take aim at Florida by Tuesday. These systems will bring a better chance of showers and storms to the area. Right now, the best chance for rain looks to be on Wednesday and possibly into Thursday.

Both systems will slowly exit the area late week, but there is some uncertainty as to whether rain chances will extend into late Thursday and Friday. Return to index of stories...


WATKINS BUFFALO NEWSER-SOTVO


SOUTH FORT MYERS GRAD SAMMY WATKINS WASTED NO TIME CHECKING OUT HIS NEW HOME.

TODAY -- HE SPOKE TO FANS AND MEDIA IN BUFFALO.

Sammy Watkins/Buffalo Bills Draftee

28-

My mentality is to score every play, that's my mentality to score. Catch every ball that touches my hands and create a problem for the defense."

THE BILLS PICKED WATKINS 4TH OVERALL IN THE N-F-L DRAFT LAST NIGHT.

HE'S THE HIGHEST PICK TO EVER COME OUT OF LEE COUNTY --

SURPASSING DEION SANDERS IN THE 19-89 DRAFT.

AND HE TIES EDGERRIN JAMES AS THE HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER OUT OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


SAMMY WATKINS TO BUFFALO-PLASMA


LOCAL FOOTBALL FANS ARE STILL BUZZING ABOUT WATKINS SELECTION IN THE DRAFT.

TODAY -- NBC-2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN SPOKE WITH SOME OF THE PEOPLE -- WHO KNEW THE SOUTH FORT MYERS GRAD BEST. Return to index of stories...


SAMMY WATKINS TO BUFFALO-BNR-PKG


Grant Redhead, Football Coach

13:24 He started off with a bang. 13:25

SAMMY WATKINS LAUNCHED HIS FOOTBALL CAREER RIGHT HERE.

Grant Redhead, Football Coach

14:03 he's one of the one coaches like to have. 14:05

COACH GRANT REDHEAD SAYS WATKINS WORKED HARD, PICKED UP EVERYTHING AND IT PAID OFF WITH HIGHLIGHT REEL PLAYS ON FRIDAY NIGHTS.

Nats- football

AFTER GRADUATING FROM SOUTH FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL - WATKINS BROKE RECORDS AT CLEMSON UNIVERSITY AND ENTERED THIS YEAR'S NFL DRAFT.

Nats- draft with the fourth pick

THE BUFFALO BILLS TRADED UP JUST TO GET THEIR HANDS ON WATKINS.

Antwan Dixon, Friend of Watkins

21:03 big smiles, big smiles throughout the house Just seeing him make it that far. 21:08

FRIENDS BACK HOME ROOTED FOR THE GUY THEY SAY ALWAYS HAD A SMILE - AND POSED FOR A SELFIE ON STAGE WITH THE NFL COMMISSIONER.

Don Trelease, Asst. Principal

6:20 yeah I was hooting and hollering in the house. I said this is fantastic. 6:25

STANDUP 27:50 a lot of attention focuses on what Watkins on te football field.

But administrators at his high school say he was just as much of a

standout in the classroom. 27:58

Don Trelease, Asst. Principal

5:40 last night meant a whole lot more bc of knowing Sammy personally. And knowing that at least in my mind, no one deserves it better than he did. 5;50

HIS SUCCESS IS A POINT OF PRIDE FOR SOUTH FORT MYERS HIGH.

Grant Redhead, Football Coach

17:57 it's another feather in our cap. You know we've got the highest

draft pick ever to come out of lee county. 18:02

THE RECORD BREAKING MOMENT IS REASON TO CELEBRATE - AND AN INSPIRATION TO STUDENTS AT HIS ALMA MATTER.

Antwan Dixon, Friend of Watkins

22:20 that lets anybody around here know that they can make it. 22:23

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


US 41 EAST CLOSURE-trx SSTOPS


AN NBC 2 TRAFFIC ALERT IN COLLIER COUNTY --

U-S 41 BETWEEN TRIANGLE AND COLLIER BOULEVARDS WILL BE CLOSED -- STARTING AT 7 TONIGHT.

CREWS WILL BE INSTALLING STORMWATER PIPES.

THE WORK IS EXPECTED TO BE DONE BY MORNING. Return to index of stories...


SPECIAL NEEDS KIDS-VO-WIPE


A BILL -- TO GIVE A VOICE TO CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES IN FOSTER CARE -- IS HEADED TO GOVERNOR SCOTT'S DESK.

CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES USUALLY STAY IN FOSTER CARE ON AVERAGE 5 YEARS MORE THAN THEIR PEERS.

LAWMAKERS SET ASIDE 4-MILLION DOLLARS TO PAY FOR THEM TO HAVE LEGAL ADVOCATES. Return to index of stories...


SPECIAL NEEDS KIDS-SOTVO


Alan Abramowitz, Director, Guardian Ad Litem Program

"There are some children, there is consensus, should have an attorney for that child because the advocacy for that child is unique and needed."

RIGHT NOW -- THE STATE IS WORKING ON RECRUITING ATTORNEYS TO HELP. Return to index of stories...


ALL NEW AHEAD @ 5PM-CLIP


ALL NEW AHEAD @ 5P CLIP

STANDUP TZ

04:06:19-:29

A Collier County high school marching band makes history today with a big announcement. I'm NBC2s Bryan Anderson. Coming up, find out where we are and where this band is headed.

THEN, ALL NEW AT 6 --

IN AN EFFORT TO STOP PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE, OFFICIALS SAY ADDICTS ARE TURNING TO A MORE DESTRUCTIVE DRUG TO GET HIGH, AND ITS SPREADING INTO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) GULF COAST STANDUP-SOT


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TZ2 B) NEW AT 6 TEASE-VOTOPS


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GULF COAST MACY'S PARADE-2SHOT


A COLLIER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL MADE HISTORY TODAY.

THE GULF COAST HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND IS THE FIRST IN THE COUNTY TO BE INVITED TO THE MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE.

NBC 2'S BRYAN ANDERSON WAS THERE FOR THE BIG SURPRISE! Return to index of stories...


GULF COAST MACY'S PARADE-BNR-PKG


CHEERS

AND CONFETTI

A FITTING CELEBRATION FOR THE ICONIC MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE!

NOAH EVANS, TRUMPET PLAYER

04:28:51

It's awesome!

THAT'S WHERE THE GULF COAST HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND WILL BE HEADED IN 2015.

REACTIONS ON THE MORE THAN 300 FACES THIS MORNING WERE PRICELESS.

STUDENT

Felipe Guerra, senior

04:27:01-:07

This is definitely a special surprise we always wanted to have happen.

STANDUP

04:04:19-:28

Gulf Coast is one of only a handful of of marching bands in the entire country accepted into this parade and this project for them as been months in the making.

Wesley Whatley, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Creative Dir.

04:31:46-:55

They're not ashamed to really be exciting and have a great story-telling approach.

BAND DIRECTOR STEVE DELADURANTEY SAYS THEY APPLIED BACK IN FEBRUARY.

IMAGINE HOLDING ONTO THAT SECRET FOR TWO MONTHS!

STEVE DELADURANTEY, GCHS BAND DIRECTOR

04:01:22-:27

This is the biggest event a high school marching band can possibly do because it's national TV.

GULF COAST HIGH IS THE FIRST MARCHING BAND IN COLLIER COUNTY INVITED.

THEY WILL ALSO BE THE ONLY BAND REPRESENTING THE SUNSHINE STATE IN THE BIG APPLE.

Jeremy Brachle, junior

04:29:10

This is unbelievable!

IT'S A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE THAT COMES AT A HALF MILLION DOLLAR COST.

Noah Evans, sophomore trumpet player

04:28:24-:26

This is really important and a really exciting thing for us.

EVEN THE STUDENTS WHO WILL GRADUATE BEFORE THE TRIP.

Jeremy Brachle, junior

04:29:12-:15

I'm just so proud that I could be a part of bringing the band to this success.

SAY IT'S A TESTAMENT TO THE LEGACY THEY'VE HELPED CREATE.

Felipe Guerra, senior

04:27:41-:48

It's something that the band can enjoy and as long as I can give back to the program that's given so much to me, I'll always be happy.

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