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DIRECTOR PAGE COLLIER TEACHER FIRED-SOTVO
H)1 SEX PREDATOR STING-HLTRXVOTOPS CHURCH THEFT-OC-VO
H)2 SCHOOL RECESS DEBATE-HLTRXVOTOPS SLENDERMAN ATTEMPTED MURDER-OC-VO
SHOW OPEN-CLIP GAS STATION ACCIDENT-TRX-VOTOPS
SEX PREDATOR STING-PLASMA BOAT SINKS IN COLLIER-OC, VO
SEX PREDATOR STING-PKG BOAT SINKS IN COLLIER-SOTVO
SEX PREDATOR STING-OC AT DESK SANIBEL CAUSEWAY CRACKS-VOWIPE
SCHOOL RECESS DEBATE-TRX-TC-MON SANIBEL CAUSEWAY CRACKS-SOTVO
SCHOOL RECESS DEBATE-BNR-PKG HURRICANES W FEMALE NAMES-OC-VO
BOARD BREAKOUT-TC-MON PUPPY DRIVES INTO POND-TRX-VOTOPS
FAMILY DOLLAR ROBBERY-TRX-SS-VO BRIDAL PARTY TAKES A PLUNGE-OC-VO
MELISSA SMITH TRIAL-VOWIPE SPORTS TEASE-3SH-VO
MELISSA SMITH TRIAL-SOTVO SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
OIL DRILLING FOLLOW-OTS COLLEGE SOFTBALL WS-ONCAM
OIL DRILLING FOLLOW-TRX-PKG COLLEGE SOFTBALL WS-VOTOPS
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT COLLEGE SOFTBALL WS-SOT
TZ1 A VA WAIT TIMES-VOWIPE COLLEGE SOFTBALL WS-ONCAM
TZ1 B BASEBALL SIZED HAIL-VOTOPS MIRACLE ALL STARS-CG-VOBOX
FIRST ALERT FORECAST TEASE-STC YANKS MIRACLE BASEBALL-VOTOPS
WH APOLOGIZES OVER BERGDAHL-OTS-VO RAYS MARLINS BASEBALL-VOTOPS
WH APOLOGIZES OVER BERGDAHL-SOTVO WORKMAN SUSPENDED-ONCAM
VA WAIT TIMES-VOWIPE RED SOX INDIANS BASEBALL-VOTOPS
VA WAIT TIMES-SOTVO TWINS BREWERS BASEBALL-VOTOPS
STOLEN RING FOLLOW-VOWIPE CL WRESTLING-ONCAM
STOLEN RING FOLLOW-SOT-SS CL WRESTLING-CGTOPS
TEASE TWO-2-SHOT FRENCH OPEN-VOTOPS
TZ2 A HURRICANES W FEMALE NAMES-VO-WIPE SPORTS TOSS TO BREAK-ONCAM
TZ2 B COLLIER TEACHER FIRED-VOTOPS JIMMY FALLON TEASE-SOTTOPS
OMAHA STORMS-VOTOPS BUCKS SHAVE HEADS-VOTOPS
BASEBALL SIZED HAIL-SOTVOTOPS SOLDIER SURPRISE -OC-VO
FIRST ALERT OPEN-CLIP SOLDIER SURPRISE-SOTVO
FORECAST-WXWALL FINAL FORECAST-WXGRX
BREAKING CLOSE SHOW-4SHOT
COLLIER TEACHER FIRED-OTS-VO  


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H)1 SEX PREDATOR STING-HLTRXVOTOPS


NEW VIDEO OF 24 LEE COUNTY MEN BEING ARRESTED IN A SEXUAL PREDATOR STING.

TONIGHT, NBC 2 PRESSED ONE OF THE SUSPECT'S ATTORNEYS HOW HE CAN DEFEND SOMEONE WITH EVIDENCE SO BLACK AND WHITE. Return to index of stories...


H)2 SCHOOL RECESS DEBATE-HLTRXVOTOPS


AND- A GROUP OF LEE COUNTY PARENTS HAVE CAUSE TO CELEBRATE TONIGHT.

WHY YOUR KIDS WILL BE SPENING MORE TIME OUTDOORS. Return to index of stories...


SHOW OPEN-CLIP


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SEX PREDATOR STING-PLASMA


ALL NEW AT 11-

NBC-2 IS UNCOVERING NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE 24 MEN ARRESTED IN A SEXUAL PREDATOR STING IN LEE COUNTY.

THE SHERIFFS OFFICE SAYS THESE MEN THOUGHT THEY WERE MEETING TO HAVE SEX WITH A 14 YEAR OLD GIRL.

NBC-2S HOLLIE HOJEK FOUND OUT ONE OF THE SUSPECTS WAS LIVING WITH A GIRL ABOUT THE SAME AGE. Return to index of stories...


SEX PREDATOR STING-PKG


ONE SHERIFFS OFFICE TAKE DOWN AFTER ANOTHER.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES DIDN'T STOP UNTIL THEY ARRESTED 24 MEN IN A SEXUAL

PREDATOR STING.

THE MEN RANGE IN AGE FROM COLLEGE STUDENTS TO RETIREES--

DETECTIVES SAYS **ALL OF THEM THOUGHT THEY WERE MEETING TO HAVE SEX WITH A 14 YEAR OLD GIRL THEY MET ONLINE.

Anonymous Neighbor

:28:53 I'm worried now. I'm worried.

:02

NEIGHBORS OF SUSPECTS WE SPOKE TO ARE UPSET---

:29:55 knowing one of them is my next door neighbor, its like oh my god.

:08

WE KNOCKED ON NEARLY EVERY DOOR OF THE 24 MEN ARRESTED.

MANY FAMILY MEMBERS WERE TOO MORTIFIED TO SHOW THEIR FACES.

Sot from Christinas earlier packages

we're having a terrible time right now. were trying to figure out how

to cope with it.

we love our son dearly.

ATTORNEY SCOTT MOOREY IS REPRESENTING AT LEAST TWO OF THE 24 MEN

ARRESTED IN THE STING.

Scott Moorey, Attorney

:25:01 some of these cases involved really young men.

ONE OF MOOREYS CLIENTS IS 27 YEAR OLD PAUL CUZZOCREA.

DURING THE INVESTIGATIONS CUZZOCREA TYPED THESE MESSAGES TO

DETECTIVES-- WHO *HE THOUGHT WAS A 14 YEAR OLD GIRL-

SAYING QUOTE- DID YOU WANT TO DRINK? DO FUN THINGS?

HE GOES ON TO TYPE. LIKE KISSING, PLAYING AROUND-- HAVING SEX?

Hollie Hojek

:37:13 how do you defend whats in black and white?

Scott Moorey

:29:04 certainly these are very difficult cases to defend. A lot of

the information is on paper.

:25:09 in the past we've look at whether or not they were entrapped.:02

NBC-2 UNCOVERED ONE OF THE MEN ARRESTED WAS LIVING WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND

AND HER 15 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER AT THE TIME.

Neighbor

:30:54 Move them. Take them away from my neighborhood. I don't want him here.

:03

IN LEE COUNTY HOLLIE HOJEK NBC2. Return to index of stories...


SEX PREDATOR STING-OC AT DESK


MANY OF THESE MEN ARRESTED COULD FACE UP TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON IF CONVICTED. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL RECESS DEBATE-TRX-TC-MON


THOUSANDS OF PARENTS PETITIONED -- BEGGING FOR THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD TO BRING BACK RECESS FOR THEIR CHILDREN.

SOME SCHOOLS DID AWAY WITH IT THIS PAST YEAR.

TONIGHT - PARENTS -- DRESSED IN RED -- PACK TONIGHT'S SCHOOL BOARD MEETING AS BOARD MEMBERS LISTENED TO THEIR PLEAS.

IN THE END - PARENTS PREVAILED --

COME AUGUST -- ALL LEE COUNTY ELEMENTARY STUDENTS WILL GET BACK RECESS. WITH RULES.

N-B-C-2'S CHARLIE KEEGAN EXPLAINS. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL RECESS DEBATE-BNR-PKG


Kathleen jasper, Parent

I can't believe we all have to come here and beg for recess

ONE MOTHER AFTER THE NEXT.

Arvela Claire, Parent

16:55:25 it was a shock to me to find out from my daughter they no longer had recess:31

PARENTS AND SOME TEACHERS - PACK THE HOUSE WEARING RED TO GET MANDATORY RECESS RE-INSTALLED IN LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS.

Ms. Soloman, Parent

17:06:28 it's very hard to see your 9-year-old come home so tired stressed out because it's work work work! 17:06:36

LAST MONTH - A GROUP OF PARENTS PRESENTED A PETITION SIGNED BY MORE THAN 13-HUNDREDS OTHERS TO THE SCHOOL BOARD ASKING THEM TO GRANT THEIR K THROUGH 8TH GRADE CHILDREN 20 MINUTES OF FREE TIME.

TONIGHT - EVEN SOME SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS DONNED RED IN SUPPORT.

Jeanne Dozier, Lee Co. School Board Member

17:19:08 so I'm prepared to make a motion and I certainly hope my fellow board members will give me support.:13

THE SCHOOL BOARD UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THE MOTION - ASKING THE SUPERINTENDENT TO WORK WITH PRINCIPALS TO SET ASIDE AT LEAST 15 MINUTES OF RECESS A DAY FOR K-5 STUDENTS.

LAST YEAR - PRINCIPALS GOT TO DECIDE WHO GOT RECESS.

Tess Brennan, Parent

17:25:31 I am just so excited and elated that they heard our request.:38

TESS BRENNAN LED THE CHARGE.

SHE CALLS TONIGHT A BIG WIN AND POINTS TO THE FACT THAT YOUNG CHILDREN NEED A BREAK FROM THE CLASSROOM TO LET THEIR IMAGINATIONS AND THEIR BUILT UP ENERGY RUN WILD.

SOMETHING PARENTS SAY THEY DON'T GET IN **STRUCTURED** PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASSES.

Tess Brennan, Parent

16:54:24 pe is meant to be a time of instruction recess is a time to reset and release.:30

Mary Fischer, Lee Co. School Board Member

17:16:12 this really brings to light how unbalanced we have gotten and how we have followed rules and regulations that are robbing children of their childhood. 17:16:24

TONIGHT PARENTS, TEACHERS AND BOARD MEMBERS RE-FOCUSED THEMSELVES. REMEMBERING SCHOOL ISN'T JUST ABOUT TESTS, BUT ALLOWING CHILDREN TO BE CHILDREN.

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


BOARD BREAKOUT-TC-MON


ALSO TONIGHT-

THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED A NEW TWO YEAR CONTRACT FOR SUPERINTENDENT DR. NANCY GRAHAM.

HER BASE SALARY WILL NOW BE 185 THOUSAND DOLLARS - THAT'S ALMOST 10 PERCENT MORE THAN SHE'S MAKING THIS YEAR.

THE BOARD IS ALSO PLANNING TO BRING A REFERENDUM TO VOTERS THIS NOVEMBER, ASKING THEM TO EXPAND THE SCHOOL BOARD FROM 5 TO 7 MEMBERS. Return to index of stories...


FAMILY DOLLAR ROBBERY-TRX-SS-VO


N-B-C-2 IS FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS TONIGHT.

FORT MYERS POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING AN ARMED ROBBERY.

IT'S AT THE FAMILY DOLLAR ON FOWLER AVENUE NEAR MARKET STREET.

IT HAPPENED AROUND 8-15.

POLICE SAY A MAN SHOWED AN HANDGUN THEN TOOK CASH FROM TWO PEOPLE IN THE STORE-

AND THE CASH REGISTER.

HE THEN FLED.

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION YOU'RE ASKED TO CONTACT FORT MYERS POLICE. Return to index of stories...


MELISSA SMITH TRIAL-VOWIPE


EMOTIONAL TESTIMONY TONIGHT IN THE TRIAL OF A LEHIGH ACRES DAYCARE OWNER ACCUSED OF LEAVING CHILDREN ALONE IN A KIDDIE POOL.

TWO YEAR OLD CHRISTIAN BYRD DROWNED ONE YEAR AGO WHEN DEPUTIES SAY MELISSA SMITH WENT TO THE BATHROOM EVEN THOUGH SHE KNEW THE BOY COULDN'T SWIM.

N-B-C-2 WAS THERE AS CHRISTIAN'S PARENTS TOOK THE STAND FOR THE FIRST TIME.

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MELISSA SMITH TRIAL-SOTVO


00: Christa Mitchell/Christian's Mother

17:Demand Mitchell/Christian's Father

8:36-52

Did you know how many kids were at the house when you dropped off your son

No

Ok. Did you see your child again after you dropped him off.

No.

18:49-55

I always go in his room to give him a kiss and tell him to have a good day and that was the last time I saw Christian

DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES SAYS SMITH WAS UP TO DATE WITH HER REGISTRATION.

BUT ON THE DAY OF CHRISTIAN'S DEATH -- SMITH WAS WATCHING 7 KIDS UNDER THE AGE OF 5 WHEN SHE WAS ONLY SUPPOSED TO BE SUPERVISING SIX.

COUNT ON N-B-C-2 TO BE THERE WHEN TESTIMONY CONTINUES TOMORROW MORNING. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING FOLLOW-OTS


A STATE JUDGE SAYS THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SHOULD ALLOW DRILLING IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

HE ISSUED THE RULING EARLIER TODAY -

IN FAVOR OF THE TEXAS-BASED DAN A HUGHES COMPANY.

TONIGHT NBC2'S LAURA ROBERTS FOUND OUT WHAT HAPPENS NEXT AS THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN FIGHTING THIS ALL ALONG ARE RUNNING OUT OF OPTIONS. Return to index of stories...


OIL DRILLING FOLLOW-TRX-PKG


They never planned to be anti-oil activists -

but for more than a year now Pam and Jaime Duran have been somewhat forced into that role -

All because they live just 1000 feet from a proposed oil site in collier county-

Jaime Duran

Golden Gate Estates

03:56 03:58

We are basically powerless

Today they're feeling more powerless than ever - after a state judge recommended the Department of Environmental Protection issue an exploratory drilling permit for the site.

The DEP decided to issue the permit to the texas-based Dan A Hughes Company last year.

Then several activists challenged that saying drilling in golden gate estates would make them sick -- and hurt endangered species in the area.

Dr. Don Loritz

Vicde-President, Preserve Our Paradise

00:17 00:24

I think the judge made a number of errors in fact and misinterpretation of fact in his recommended order

In a statement the Dan A Hughes Company said they were encouraged by the judge's ruling -

saying quote "The state of Florida's administrative process is designed to ensure that decisions are made based on sound science and full consideration of the facts. It is always important for the rule of law to prevail, and this has occurred today.'

Pam Duran

Golden Gate Estates

57:54 58:06

If our health deteriorates because of the well and the pollution and this we will definitely leave but we will not stop fighting for clean water, we will not stop fighting for the Everglades

stand up - Laura Roberts

49:28 49:38

the ruling doesn't mean they're going to start drilling at this site tomorrow. Any petitioners now have 15 days to appeal and the DEP has 45 days to make its final decision

karen dwyer

stone crab alliance

12:28 12:33

Really we're going to do all we can to stop this. we're considering all options

Opponents wanted the the judge to consider that Dan A Hughes was illegally drilling at a different site in north collier -

but he denied their motion.

Still - activists aren't giving up.

Calling on everyone in the community to take a stand against it -

not just those who live down the road.

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


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


TONIGHT NBC 2 LOOKED INTO HOW LONG OUR VETERANS ARE WAITING FOR HEALTHCARE HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

IT'S HIGHER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE.

NEXT AT 11, WE REVEAL THE WAIT TIMES AT LOCAL V-A CLINICS.

AND LOOK AT THIS HAIL.THE SIZE OF BASEBALLS.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHERE SEVERE WEATHER DID SOME MAJOR DAMAGE TODAY. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A VA WAIT TIMES-VOWIPE


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TZ1 B BASEBALL SIZED HAIL-VOTOPS


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST TEASE-STC


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WH APOLOGIZES OVER BERGDAHL-OTS-VO


NEW DETAILS TONIGHT IN THE CONTROVERSIAL PRISONER EXCHANGE THAT RELEASED FIVE TERRORISTS.

TODAY THE WHITE HOUSE IS APOLOGIZING FOR FAILING TO ALERT CONGRESS ABOUT THE PRISONER EXCHANGE.

SOMETHING THAT'S REQUIRED BY LAW.

TONIGHT THE SENATE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE MADE IT CLEAR- THEY'RE NOT HAPPY. Return to index of stories...


WH APOLOGIZES OVER BERGDAHL-SOTVO


I strongly believe that we should have been consulted, that the law should have been followed and I very much regret that that was not the case.":35

California:17

THE DEAL SECURED THE RELEASE OF U-S ARMY SERGEANT BOWE BERGDAHL.

OFFICIALS SAID THEY MOVED QUICKLY OUT OF CONCERN ABOUT HIS HEALTH. Return to index of stories...


VA WAIT TIMES-VOWIPE


IN THE WAKE OF NATIONAL SCANDAL - TONIGHT, NBC2 DID SOME RESEARCH INTO V-A WAIT TIMES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

RIGHT NOW AT THE V-A IN PHOENIX- AT THE CENTER OF THE CONTROVERSY IT'S AT 115 DAYS.

OUR LOCAL SYSTEM -- BAY PINES -- HAS AN AVERAGE 33 DAY WAIT- JUST OVER THE 27 DAY NATIONAL AVERAGE.

VETERAN'S WE SPOKE TO SAY THE CARE THEY GET IS GREAT - THEY JUST BELIEVE WE NEED MORE RESOURCES TO CARE FOR ALL OF THE VETERANS. Return to index of stories...


VA WAIT TIMES-SOTVO


"Look, I can walk in there and they take care of me for free. That's something you can't just brush aside and say they're service isn't any good." "They're trying, they just don't have the people there to do it."

OUR LOCAL VA OFFICIALS TOLD US THEY ARE WORKING ON GETTING VETERANS BETTER, MORE TIMELY CARE. Return to index of stories...


STOLEN RING FOLLOW-VOWIPE


AN N-B-C-2 FOLLOW-UP TONIGHT.

WE FIRST TOLD YOU ABOUT THE STORY AFTER SOMEONE STOLE THE RINGS OF A LEE COUNTY WOMAN WHO HAD DIED.

HER HUSBAND WAS DEVASTATED.

WELL FIVE MONTHS LATER THE MORROW FAMILY WAS REUNITED WITH THE BANDS --

JUST IN TIME FOR CRAIG MORROW'S SON TO WEAR HIS MOTHER'S RING AROUND HIS NECK AT HIS WEDDING THIS PAST WEEKEND. Return to index of stories...


STOLEN RING FOLLOW-SOT-SS


Craig morrow/no super - graphic in use

14:25-14:36

Just elated and extremely greatful part of me couldn't believe it because it had been so long I was thinking ya know by now somebody had gotten away with it and they'll never find the person

DENNIS BERTA WAS ARRESTED FOR STEALING TWO RINGS OFF THE WOMAN WHILE TRANSPORTING HER BODY FROM THE HOSPITAL TO A FUNERAL HOME. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2-SHOT


WHAT IS IN A NAME? APPARENTLY A LOT WHEN TALKING ABOUT HURRICANES.

RESEARCHERS FOUND A FASCINATING DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HURRICANES NAMED AFTER MEN AND THOSE NAMED AFTER WOMEN.

COMING UP WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT THE DIFFERENCE IS.AND WHY THEY THINK IT OFTEN TURNS OUT THAT WAY.

AND A COLLIER COUNTY TEACHER WAS FIRED BECAUSE THE DISTRICT SAID SHE WAS HELPING STUDENTS CHEAT.

TONIGHT.SHE TOLD HER SIDE OF THE STORY ONLY TO NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A HURRICANES W FEMALE NAMES-VO-WIPE


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TZ2 B COLLIER TEACHER FIRED-VOTOPS


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OMAHA STORMS-VOTOPS


POWERFUL STORMS MOVED ACROSS NEBRASKA AND IOWA POUNDING PEOPLE WITH WIND, RAIN AND BASEBALL-SIZED HAIL.

JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THIS VIDEO- NEAR OMAHA.

YOU CAN SEE DEBRIS BLOWING IN THE WIND. Return to index of stories...


BASEBALL SIZED HAIL-SOTVOTOPS


o my gosh., that is freaking nuts

AND TAKE A LOOK AT THIS GIANT BASEBALL SIZED HAIL.

THIS WAS TAKEN JUST NORTH OF OMAHA IN NORFOLK, NEBRASKA.

THE HAIL IS BEING BLAMED ON A LOT OF BROKEN WINDOWS AND DENTED CARS. Return to index of stories...


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.

LOW CHANCE FOR RAIN

Coastal locations in southwest Florida - particularly Marco Island and Everglades City - saw some passing showers today while most of the area was dry. Our cloudy weather will persist this evening as temperatures drop into the mid/lower 70's. A few rain showers could linger along the beaches of Lee and Collier counties early this evening.

The lower chance for rain kicks in tomorrow with a pretty good looking forecast. While it won't be bright and sunny all day, skies should only be partly cloudy by the afternoon on Wednesday. A push of dry air down the Florida peninsula will keep most rain showers away from the area tomorrow and our First Alert Doppler Radar will keep track of the rain in the Gulf and off shore. High temperatures tomorrow will top out in the upper 80's and stay just shy of 90 degrees.

The long-range forecast shows a return of our afternoon showers and storms by Thursday and we will likely forecast the same thing for the weekend ahead. Highs will be back in the lower 90's as we move toward the weekend. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING


FORT MYERS P-D IS RESPONDING TO A REPORT OF SHOTS FIRED NEAR FORD ST. AND LINCOLN BLVD.

UNKNOWN IF ANYONE IS INJURED.

WE HAVE A CREW HEADED THERE.

IF WE GET SOME DETAILS BEFORE THE END OF this NEWSCAST WE'LL LET YOU KNOW, IF NOT TOMORROW ON OUR MORNING SHOW STARTING AT 4:30. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER TEACHER FIRED-OTS-VO


A COLLIER COUNTY TEACHER SAYS SHE WAS FIRED FOR HELPING HER STUDENTS.

BUT- THE SCHOOL DISTRICT CLAIMS, SHE BROKE THE RULES.

THE DISTRICT CUT TIES WITH LAKE TRAFFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER, MARY VILLA THREE WEEKS AGO.

THE DISTRICT ACCUSES VILLA OF HELPING STUDENTS WITH PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENTS --

AND VIOLATING TESTING PROTOCOL.

VILLA INSISTS SHE DIDN'T DO ANYTHING WRONG

SHE SAYS HER STUDENTS NEED HER. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER TEACHER FIRED-SOTVO


04:02:55-:59

It's something that I never expected. It was devastating.

THE SUPERINTENDENT SAYS VILLA'S CREDIBILITY IS DAMAGED BEYOND REPAIR.

HER FATE IS IN THE HANDS OF AN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE NEXT MONTH. Return to index of stories...


CHURCH THEFT-OC-VO


A LOCAL CHURCH SECRETARY IS ACCUSED OF STEALING NEARLY 22 THOUSAND DOLLARS FROM THE CHURCH!

61-YEAR-OLD LINDA BISCHOFF HANDLED THE EXPENSES FOR YEARS AT PILGRIM UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST IN PORT CHARLOTTE.

A YEAR AGO, THE PASTOR NOTICED THEIR BUDGET WAS SHRINKING, SO HE WENT TO DEPUTIES.

ACCORDING TO A FORENSIC AUDIT REPORT, BISCHOFF USED THE CHURCH'S BUSINESS CREDIT CARD TO BUY FOOD, CLOTHES AND EXPENSIVE ITEMS LIKE A NEW TV SET AND A WASHER AND DRYER.

BISCHOFF FACES GRAND THEFT FRAUD CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


SLENDERMAN ATTEMPTED MURDER-OC-VO


HAVE YOU HEARD THIS?

DISTURBING NEW DETAILS ABOUT A CRIME IN WISONCSIN.

TWO MIDDLE SCHOOLERS ARE ACCUSED OF TRYING TO KILL THEIR CLASSMATE AND FRIEND.

POLICE SAY THE 12 YEAR OLD GIRLS HAD A FASCINATION WITH "SLENDERMAN" -- A FICTIONAL INTERNET CHARACTER.

ONE OF THE GIRLS TOLD POLICE - IN ORDER TO GAIN HIS RESPECT- YOU MUST COMMIT MURDER.

THE TWO GIRLS STABBED ANOTHER GIRL 19 TIMES.

SEVERELY WOUNDED, SHE MANAGED TO CRAWL OUT OF THE WOODS WHERE SHE WAS FOUND BY A BICYCLE RIDER.

SHE IS IN STABLE CONDITION AND IS EXPECTED TO RECOVER. Return to index of stories...


GAS STATION ACCIDENT-TRX-VOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS CELL PHONE VIDEO.

AUTHORITIES IN UPSTATE NEW YORK SAY AN ELDERLY MAN SUFFERING A DIABETIC EMERGENCY CRASHED INTO A GAS PUMP SPARKING A FIRE.

THE FLAMES ENGULFED TWO CARS.

IN ALL 6 PEOPLE WERE HURT IN THE CRASH. Return to index of stories...


BOAT SINKS IN COLLIER-OC, VO


A TIMELY WARNING FOR BOAT OWNERS-

NOW THAT IT'S RAINY SEASON- MAKE SURE ALL YOUR EQUIPMENT IS WORKING PROPERLY.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS-

A BOAT SUNK AT DOCKS ON FIFTH IN NAPLES THIS MORNING.

THE HARBOR MASTER BELIEVES A PUMP IN THE BOAT WAS BROKEN.

IT'S SUPPOSED TO GET RID OF ANY WATER THAT SEEPS INTO THE BOTTOM OF THE BOAT.

INSTEAD, RAIN WATER FILLED UP, CAUSING THE BOAT TO SINK. Return to index of stories...


BOAT SINKS IN COLLIER-SOTVO


"CAPT. Roger Jacobsen

Naples Harbor Master "The caution to boaters right now is during these heavy rains make sure you check your boat on a regular basis. make sure your batteries are operational, otherwise the boat will fill up with water and it will sink. we actually see it happen too much in naples bay."

SEA TOW RAISED THE BOAT OUT OF THE WATER AND CLEANED UP THE OIL.

THE BOAT WAS TAKEN TO A NEARBY MARINA. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL CAUSEWAY CRACKS-VOWIPE


AN NBC2 TRAFFIC ALERT.

EXPECT DELAYS TOMORROW IF YOU'RE HEADING ACROSS THE SANIBEL CAUSEWAY.

THAT'S BECAUSE CREWS WILL BE OUT INSPECTING THE CAUSEWAY.

IT WAS BUILT IN 2007 AT A COST OF 134 MILLION DOLLARS.

THEN JUST A FEW YEARS AGO --SMALL CRACKS WERE DISCOVERED-

ALMOST INVISIBLE TO THE NAKED EYE.

NOW, THE COUNTY IS ON A FACT FINDING MISSION --

TRYING TO DETERMINE WHAT'S CAUSING THE CRACKS -- AND HOW TO FIX THEM.

OFFICIALS INSIST THE CRACKS ARE NO CAUSE FOR CONCERN. Return to index of stories...


SANIBEL CAUSEWAY CRACKS-SOTVO


"No, there's not a big concern, they certainly want to watch it,

there's a 75 year useful life on the causeway we want to make sure get

all 75 years out of the causeway" Doug Congress, Vice Mayor Sanibel

MINOR DELAYS ARE EXPECTED AS A RESULT OF THE INSPECTIONS --

NO LANE CLOSURES ARE EXPECTED. Return to index of stories...


HURRICANES W FEMALE NAMES-OC-VO


SOME INTERESTING RESEARCH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS CENTERS AROUND HURRICANES AND THEIR NAMES.

RESEARCHERS FOUND HURRICANES WITH FEMALE NAMES ARE THREE TIMES DEADLIER THAN STORMS NAMED AFTER MEN.

THEY BELIEVE ONE REASON FOR THE DISCREPANCY IS A STORM WITH A FEMININE NAME IS SOMEHOW PERCEIVED AS LESS THREATENING AND PEOPLE ARE UNPREPARED. Return to index of stories...


PUPPY DRIVES INTO POND-TRX-VOTOPS


A MASSACHUSETTS MAN IS BLAMING HIS DOG FOR DRIVING HIS CAR INTO A POND.

HE TOLD POLICE HIS 5-MONTH OLD GERMAN SHEPHERD GOT HER LEASH TANGLED IN THE GEAR SHIFTER.

WHEN SHE TRIED TO BREAK FREE -- SHE FELL ONTO THE FLOOR AND HIT THE ACCELERATOR.

THE CAR FLOATED ABOUT 30 YARDS OFFSHORE, BEFORE IT SANK.

THE DOG AND HER OWNER WERE ABLE TO ESCAPE. Return to index of stories...


BRIDAL PARTY TAKES A PLUNGE-OC-VO


A PAIR OF NEWLYWEDS IN MINNESOTA HAVE A WEDDING STORY THEY'LL NEVER FORGET.

TAKE A LOOK AS THE BRIDAL PARTY STANDS ON A DOCK AT CROSSLAKE, MINNESOTA THIS WEEKEND.

EVERYTHING SEEMS TO BE ALRIGHT WHEN SUDDENLY-

THE DOCK COLLAPSES UNDER THEM.

NOW THIS HAPPENED BEFORE THE WEDDING.

BUT THE BRIDE DIDN'T FREAK OUT.

THE FIRST THING SHE DID WAS MAKE SURE THE PHOTOGRAPHER CAPTURED THE PLUNGE.

EVERYONE TOWELED OFF AND THE WEDDING WENT OFF WITHOUT A HITCH AN HOUR LATER. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TEASE-3SH-VO


FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT EVENING - THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON NAPLES GRAD JACKIE TRAINA - THE CRIMSON TIDE AND FLORIDA GATORS IN GAME 2 OF THE COLLEGE SOFTBALL WORLD SERIES -- WE HAVE THE HIGHLIGHTS, PLUS THE NIGHT IN BASEBALL - COMING UP IN SPORTS --- Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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COLLEGE SOFTBALL WS-ONCAM


MAKE OR BREAK GAME FOR THE ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE IN TONIGHT'S COLLEGE SOFTBALL WORLD SERIES - MORE IMPORTANTLY IT COULD BE THE LAST GAME FOR 2 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA GRADS -- RYAN IAMMURRI AND JACLYN TRAINA OUT OF NAPLES HIGH -- TIDE NEEDING A VICTORY THIS EVENING AGAINST THE GATORS --- Return to index of stories...


COLLEGE SOFTBALL WS-VOTOPS


THE NAPLES PRODUCT MAKING HER 3RD START ON THE MOUND IN 3 DAYS -- HOPING TO PITCH ALABAMA INTO A DECISIVE 3RD GAME TOMORROW ---

TRAINA THOUGH NOT HER BEST STUFF -- IN THE 2ND INNING -- KIRSTI MERRITT WITH A 3 RUN HOMER TO LEFT -- MAKING IT 5-1 GATORS EARLY IN THE CONTEST --

TRAINA WOULD EXIT AFTER JUST 1 AND 1/3 INNINGS --

BAMA HAD ANSWERS FOR THE GATORS -- AS THE FLORIDA WINS THEIR 1ST EVER NATIONAL TITLE TONIGHT BY A SCORE OF 6 TO 3 --- Return to index of stories...


COLLEGE SOFTBALL WS-SOT


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COLLEGE SOFTBALL WS-ONCAM


JACKIE TRAINA'S CAREER AT ALABAMA ENDS -- SHE WINS 106 GAMES, STRIKEOUTS NEARLY A 1,000 BATTERS, AND A CAREER ERA JUST UNDER 2 -- CERTAINLY ONE OF THE BEST PITCHERS EVER IN THE GAME --- Return to index of stories...


MIRACLE ALL STARS-CG-VOBOX


THE FORT MYERS MIRACLE HAVE 4 GUYS THAT MADE THE FLORIDA STATE LEAGUE SOUTH ALL-STAR TEAM -- 3 PITCHERS INCLUDING JOSE BER-RIOS, DAVID HURL-BUT, AND BRENT LEE -- WHILE THE ONLY POSITION PLAYER CHOOSEN WAS ADAM BRETT WALKER WHO HAS 41 RBIS - THIRD IN THE LEAGUE ---- Return to index of stories...


YANKS MIRACLE BASEBALL-VOTOPS


AND WALKER IN THE LINEUP TONIGHT AGAINST TAMPA -- AND CONTRIBUTING EARLY --

1-NOTHING MIRACLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE 1ST - HE SENDS A GROUNDER TO 2ND - TAMPA HAS TROUBLE WITH IT -- HE IS SAFE - A RUN SCORES -- 2-NOTHING MIRACLE --

SAME INNING -- NOW 3-NOTHING -- STUART TURNER -- TURNS THIS INTO AN RBI SINGLE -- SCORING WALKER FROM 2ND BASE -- AFTER 1 FULL -- 4-NOTHING FORT MYERS -- THEY TAKE 3 OUT OF 4 FROM TAMPA -- WINNING -- 8-NOTHING Return to index of stories...


RAYS MARLINS BASEBALL-VOTOPS


HEAD TO MIAMI FOR THE RAYS AND MARLINS --

PRETTY UNEVENTFUL GAME -- HERE IN THE 5TH -- NO SCORE -- CHRIS ARCHER WALKS MIAMIS CHRISTIAN YELL-ICH ON A FULL COUNT WITH 2 OUTS -- GARRETT JONES SCORES THE ONLY RUN OF THE GAME -- HENDERSON ALVAREZ THROWS A COMPLETE GAME FOR THE MARLINS -- Return to index of stories...


WORKMAN SUSPENDED-ONCAM


OVER THE WEEKEND TEMPERS FLARED BETWEEN THE SOX AND RAYS - AFTER TAMPA BAY'S DAVID PRICE HIT A PAIR OF BOSTON BATTERS - AFTER THAT - BRANDON WORKMAN THREW BEHIND EVAN LONGORIA - AND THE BEACHES CLEARED - WORKMAN GETTING A 6 GAME SUSPENSION FOR THAT - PRICE NOT SUSPENDED AT ALL --- Return to index of stories...


RED SOX INDIANS BASEBALL-VOTOPS


TO CLEVELAND - WE GO -- TIED AT 3 IN THE BOTTOM OF THE 7TH - THE BIG BLOW COMES FROM THE INDIANS MICHAEL BOURN -- DEEP DRIVE OVER JONNY GOMES IN LEFT FIELD -- THIS GOES FOR A 2 RUN DOUBLE -- A 5-3 LEAD FOR THE TRIBE -- THEY DEFEAT THE SOX FOR THE 2ND CONSECUTIVE NIGHT BY THAT SCORE --- Return to index of stories...


TWINS BREWERS BASEBALL-VOTOPS


TWINS IN THEIR BLUE THROWBACKS UNIFORMS TONIGHT IN MILWAUKEE ---

A GUY TWINS FANS WOULD LOVE TO SEE HEAT UP -- JOSH WILLINGHAM -- WAY OUT TO LEFT CENTER THIS GOES -- A 3 RUN HOMER IN THE 3RD FOR JOSH -- MAKING IT 4 TO 1 MINNESOTA --- Return to index of stories...


CL WRESTLING-ONCAM


WE FIRST TOLD YOU AT 6 ABOUT THE CYPRESS LAKE WRESTLING PROGRAM AND THEIR MARKETING PUSH FOR THEIR POSTER IN THE BEST OF BRAND COMPETITION - VOTING CLOSED AT 9PM THIS EVENING -- Return to index of stories...


CL WRESTLING-CGTOPS


AND BASED ON THE ONLINE VOTING -- CYPRESS LAKE IS GOING TO THE FINAL ROUND - THEY GOT 54% -- A LITTLE OVER 6,000 VOTERS -- THEIR POSTER A CHANCE TO WIN IT ALL IN THE FINALS TOMORROW -- Return to index of stories...


FRENCH OPEN-VOTOPS


FINALLY THE QUARTERFINAL ROUND OF THE FRENCH OPEN -- NUMBER 2 SEED NOVAK DJOKOVIC WITH SOME STIFF COMPETITION AGAINST MILOS ROWN-NIC - BUT DJOKOVIC WITH THE SWEET DROPSHOT FOR THE POINT -- HE IS A WINNER IN STRAIGHT SETS -- NUMBER 2 IN THE WORLD ONTO THE SEMIFINALS -- Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS TO BREAK-ONCAM


SEMIFINALS AND FINALS CAN BE SEEN RIGHT HERE ON NBC-2 -- THAT'S SPORTS WE ARE BACK AFTER THIS --- Return to index of stories...


JIMMY FALLON TEASE-SOTTOPS


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BUCKS SHAVE HEADS-VOTOPS


NEARLY 40 TAMPA BAY BUCCANEER PLAYERS AND STAFF MEMBERS HAD THEIR HEADS SHAVED FOR A GREAT CAUSE.

IT'S CALLED THE CUT FOR A CURE.

IT SUPPORT AN ANNUAL PEDIATRIC CANCER FOUNDATION.

AMONG THOSE SITTING DOWN UNDER THE TRIMMERS WERE QUARTERBACK MIKE GLENNON AND RUNNING BACK MIKE JAMES. Return to index of stories...


SOLDIER SURPRISE -OC-VO


AFTER A YEAR OF MISSING HER DADDY - A DAYTONA BEACH FLORIDA GRADER GOT A SWEET SURPRISE IN SCHOOL, WHEN HE SHOWED UP UNEXPECTEDLY FROM AFGHANISTAN.

3RD GRADER ANGELLINA PETRELLI WAS CHOSEN TO READ AN ESSAY ABOUT MEMORIAL DAY DURING AN ASSEMBLY.

AS SHE MENTIONED HER DAD - HE WALKED IN - Return to index of stories...


SOLDIER SURPRISE-SOTVO


NATS OF HIM WALKING IN

ARMY STAFF SERGEANT ANTHONY PETRELLI WEPT ALONG WITH EVERYONE AS HE EMBRACED HIS LITTLE GIRL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A YEAR.

DAD SAYS HE'S SUPER PROUD OF HIS DAUGHTER AND HE IS GLAD TO BE HOME. 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...