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DIRECTOR PAGE WI GIRL STABBED UPDATE-OTS
BREAKING CLIP-CLIP SEATTLE CAMPUS SHOOTING-VOTOPS
CAR EXPLODES-MON GFX-VO IN PLASMA- MAP FULL ALCOHOL SENSOR ON FL BEACH-VO
CAR EXPLODES-PKG PESKY PETS-VIDBOX RVL
WELL FARGO ROBBED-TRX-ss-VO MARINE REUNITED WITH SERVICE DOG-VO
WENDY'S WALLET STOLEN-OTS-SS MARINE REUNITED WITH SERVICE DOG-SOTOVO
CAPE RESTAURANT OWNER ARRESTED-OC,BNR SUPERHERO KID-OC-SOTVO
CAPE RESTAURANT OWNER ARRESTED-CAM-99 GATORADE TWEETS-OTS
CAPE RESTAURANT OWNER ARRESTED-TRX-PKG SPORTS TEASE-3SH-VO
CAPE RESTAURANT OWNER ARRESTED-CAM-99 SPORTS OPEN-CLIP
CHARLOTTE NURSE ARRESTED-OTS-SS-OTS KENNESAW STATE LOUISVILLE-VOTOPS
CHARLOTTE NURSE ARRESTED-PKG MICHAEL SUCHY-ONCAM
ATV STOLEN-OC-VO SUCHY DRAFTED BY PIRATES-VOTOPS
CAPE GROWHOUSE BUST-VOTOPS SUCHY PHONER-SOTTOPS
CAPE GROWHOUSE BUST-SOTVO-SS DASH WINNINGHAM PICKED BY METS-VOTOPS
COSTCO SALMONELLA-trx-SSTOPS RAYS LOSING STREAK-ONCAM
TEASE ONE-ONCAM MARINERS RAYS-VOTOPS
TZ1 A ALCOHOL SENSOR ON FL BEACH-VO RED SOX TIGERS-VOTOPS
FIRST ALERT FORECAST TEASE-STC MINORS SCORES-CGTOPS
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL VANDALIZED-OC-SS(2) CALIFORNIA CHROME-VO IN PLASMA
FCAT RESULTS-OC-SS(3)-OC BELMONT STAKES-SSTOPS
BEARS LABELLE-SS(2), VO FGCU AT PITT-VOTOPS
TEASE TWO-ONCAM NFL HS FOOTBALL CAMP-VOTOPS
TZ2 A LEE DDAY CEREMONY-VO-WIPE NFL HS FOOTBALL CAMP-SOTVO
TZ2 B MARINE REUNITED WITH SERVICE DOG-VOTOPS NADAL DJOKOVIC TO FRENCH FINAL-VOTOPS
FIRST ALERT OPEN-CLIP SPORTS TOSS-ONCAM
FORECAST-WXWALL JIMMY FALLON-SOTTOPS
LEE DDAY CEREMONY-OC-VO T2D: OFFSHORE RODEO & REGGAE-SSTOPS
LEE DDAY CEREMONY-SOTVO T2D: FREE FISHING WEEKEND-VIDBXTOPS
COLLIER DDAY CEREMONY-trx NATSVOTOPS-WIPE T2D: ROCKIN ON THE RIVER-SSTOPS
COLLIER DDAY CEREMONY-SOTVO FINAL FORECAST-WXGRX
BODIES FOUND IN SUITCASES-OC-VO CLOSE SHOW-4SHOT


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BREAKING CLIP-CLIP


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CAR EXPLODES-MON GFX-VO IN PLASMA- MAP FULL


GOOD FRIDAY NIGHT - I'M HEATHER TURCO -

WE BEGIN TONIGHT WITH BREAKING NEWS.

A FAMILY RESCUES TWO PEOPLE FROM A CAR IN FLAMES.

THE FIRE WAS SO BAD IT STARTED A BRUSH FIRE IN LEHIGH ACRES.

THATS WHEN LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SHUT DOWN A STRETCH OF STATE ROAD 82.

NBC 2'S TY RUSSELL HAS THE SHOCKING CELL PHONE VIDEO. Return to index of stories...


CAR EXPLODES-PKG


NATS

"That fire is getting bigger."

CELL PHONE VIDEO CAPTURED FLAMES AND THICK BLACK SMOKE.

TWO WOMEN BARELY ESCAPED.

8:01:46-8:01:53

Landon Jenkins/ rescued women "We ran and pulled them out of the car before it burnt up."

LANDON JENKINS AND HIS 15-YEAR OLD BROTHER HEARD A LOUD BANG AND THEN

SOMEONE SCREAMING.

THEY QUICKLY RAN ACROSS THE STREET TO THESE BUSHES.

8:02:18-8:02:21

Landon "I've never seen anything like this in my life. This is crazy man."

THIS IS WHAT'S LEFT OF THAT CAR IN LEHIGH ACRES.

LANDON TELLS NBC2 , TWO OTHER MEN STOPPED ALONG STATE ROAD 82 NEAR DANIELS PARKWAY TO ALSO HELP.

8:02:44-8:02:51

Landon "I ran back and got her towel and then I ran back and got her some

water because her head was---"

LANDON SAYS THE DRIVER OF THE CAR WAS UNRESPONSIVE.

THE PASSENGER WAS SHOCKED BUT TALKING.

8:07:26-8:07:32

Shannon Jenkins

"The one girl that was still conscious was just screaming so we just

knew we needed to do something."

SHANNON JENKINS HELPED HER BRAVE SONS ASSIST THE WOMEN.

8:07:14-8:07:19

shannon

"I have children. All I could think about was those were somebody's babies."

DEPUTIES OPENED UP STATE ROAD 82 NEAR DANIELS PARKWAY AFTER SHUTTING

IT DOWN FOR SEVERAL HOURS.

TONIGHT, INVESTIGATORS ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT WENT WRONG.

THE VICTIMS NAMES HAVE NOT BEEN RELEASED.

BUT JENKINS HOPE HIS QUICK ACTION WILL ALLOW BOTH WOMEN A SPEEDY RECOVERY.

8:03:44-8:03:49

landon

"I hope that she's alright man. I really do. I really hope she's okay."

IN LEHIGH ACRES. TY RUSSELL. NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


WELL FARGO ROBBED-TRX-ss-VO


ALSO BREAKING TONIGHT- FORT MYERS POLICE ARE ACTIVELY SEARCHING FOR THE MAN WHO ROBBED THE DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS WELLS FARGO.

TAKE A GOOD LOOK-

IF YOU RECOGNIZE THE MAN - CONTACT FORT MYERS POLICE OR CRIMESTOPPERS, IF YOU WISH TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS.

THE MAN IMPLIED HE HAD A WEAPON AND HANDED THE TELLER A NOTE DEMANDING MONEY.

IT HAPPENED AROUND SIX THIS EVENING - AND HE DID GET AWAY WITH SOME CASH.

THE ROBBER IS AROUND 5-7 AND WEIGHS ABOUT 150 LBS. Return to index of stories...


WENDY'S WALLET STOLEN-OTS-SS


NEW AT 11 - A WOMAN IS FACING ROBBERY AND DRUG CHARGES TONIGHT.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY AMIE ALGORE, ROBBED ANOTHER WOMAN OUTSIDE A FORT MYERS WENDYS.

SHE REPORTEDLY STOLE 30 BUCKS FROM KIMBERLY TYLINSKI.

IT HAPPENED IN THE RESTAURANT'S LOT ON US 41 NEAR COLLEGE PARKWAY LAST NIGHT.

ALGORE IS ACCUSED OF TAKING OFF WITH THE CASH - BUT KIMBERLY FOLLOWED HER, UNTIL DEPUTIES CAUGHT UP WITH HER AND MADE THE ARREST. Return to index of stories...


CAPE RESTAURANT OWNER ARRESTED-OC,BNR


OWING MORE THAN A HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS TO THE STATE - TONIGHT THE OWNER OF RICHEE B'S IN CAPE CORAL IS NOW FACING CHARGES.

HE WAS ARRESTED TODAY - AND NBC2'S LAURA ROBERTS SPOKE WITH HIM JUST HOURS AFTER HE WAS RELEASED FROM JAIL.

SHE JOINS US NOW LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM. Return to index of stories...


CAPE RESTAURANT OWNER ARRESTED-CAM-99


2 YEARS AGO, RICHARD BOYE OPENED HIS RESTAURANT NEAR CAPE CORAL PARKWAY AND CHIQUITA BOULEVARD.

AND FROM THE VERY BEGINNING, THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE SAYS BOYE FAILED TO PAY TAXES - AND THE AMOUNT OWED - INCREASES EVERYDAY.

I TALKED WITH BOYE AFTER HE BONDED OUT OF JAIL -

HE EXPLAINED TO ME THAT HE JUST FELL BEHIND, AND WAS TRYING TO GET CAUGHT UP. Return to index of stories...


CAPE RESTAURANT OWNER ARRESTED-TRX-PKG


AT THE BOTTOM OF EVERY RECEIPT FROM RICHEE B'S - AND EVERY OTHER RESTAURANT FOR THAT MATTER, IS YOUR TAX AMOUNT - RIGHT THERE IN BLACK AND WHITE.

Kim Ciferri

Cape Coral

47:04

we have to pay taxes on everything around here

CUSTOMERS *HAVE BEEN PAYING IT -

BUT ACCORDING TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE -- RICHEE B'S OWNER WAS POCKETING IT FOR HIMSELF, INSTEAD OF TURNING IT OVER.

Andrew Dove

Cape Coral

48:04 48:09

Its a little disheartening yeah you know everybody trying to do the right thing and you hear something like that

right now - BOYE IS ACCUSED OF STEALING MORE THAN 132-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN TAXES.

EARLIER TODAY - LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARRESTED HIM ON FELONY CHARGES.

IF CONVICTED, BOYE COULD FACE UP TO 30 YEARS IN PRISON.

TONIGHT HE'S OUT OF JAIL - AFTER PAYING HIS BOND.

Kim

47:34 47:36

He should have to pay it back immediately

sTAND UP - LAURA ROBERTS

43:28 43:40

I spoke with Boye over the phone and he says it's not theft because there was no gain. He admits he did fall behind in taxes and even had a payment plan set up with the state but he couldn't get caught up.

Alex Dove

48:13

I hope it works out for him I hope he gets things straightened out and continue to have good business here:17

TONIGHT HIS RESTAURANT IS STILL OPEN FOR BUSINESS - AND THE STAFF INSISTS IT'LL STAY THAT WAY,

AS FOR WHAT THEY'RE TELLING CUSTOMERS.

Alex

47:56 47:58

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CAPE RESTAURANT OWNER ARRESTED-CAM-99


BOYE TELLS ME THE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WE'RE TALKING ABOUT, WAS GOING BACK INTO THE BUSINESS TO PAY EMPLOYEES AND BUY FOOD.

HOWEVER, ACCORDING TO FLORIDA LAW - TAXES BELONG TO THE STATE, AS SOON AS THE MONEY IS COLLECTED - AND BOYE HAS NO BUSINESS KEEPING IT FOR HIMSELF.

IN THE NEWSROOM, LAURA ROBERTS, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE NURSE ARRESTED-OTS-SS-OTS


TONIGHT - A CHARLOTTE COUNTY NURSE, TRUSTED TO CARE FOR HIS TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS, IS ACCUSED OF STEALING THEIR MEDICATION.

POLICE HIS SCHEME CAME TO AN END WHEN HE WAS PULLED OVER FOR HAVING A BROKEN TAIL LIGHT.

THAT'S WHEN THE OFFICER NOTICED A PILL INSIDE HIS CAR.

NBC-2'S LUCAS SEILER IS FOLLOWING THE CASE - AND FOUND OUT WHAT THE SUSPECT'S EMPLOYER IS NOW DOING TO PREVENT THIS FROM EVER HAPPENING TO PATIENTS AGAIN. Return to index of stories...


CHARLOTTE NURSE ARRESTED-PKG


UPSETTING ACCUSATIONS THAT WOULD MAKE ANYONE WITH AN ILL FAMILY MEMBER CRINGE WITH DISGUST -

"If this has been going on a while, how many patients have not been cared for?"

THAT'S WHAT PUNTA GORDA POLICE IS INVESTIGATING - THIS MAN'S BROKEN BRAKE LIGHT WOULD REVEAL ALLEGED FELONY CRIMINAL ACTIVITY FROM A NURSE SEVERAL TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS AT LIFE CARE CENTER RELY ON FOR CARE.

SU Police say Van Vranken reached into his center console to grab his registration when they noticed prescription meds… and after searching his car, they found a lot more than that."

PILL BOTTLES AND INHALERS BELONGING TO HIS OWN PATIENTS -

"They're residents there and they rely on the help of the staff."

BUT MANY PATIENTS, WE'RE TOLD NEVER RECEIVED THAT HELP - NOW, THE MAN DETECTIVES SAY IS RESPONSIBLE - 43-YEAR-OLD JAMES VAN VRENKEN - MAY NEVER WORK AS A NURSE AGAIN.

HIS WIFE, MICHELLE, SPOKE WITH US OFF CAMERA TODAY WHO SAYS WE DON'T KNOW THE WHOLE STORY.

BUT AFTER DIGGING UP OLD ARREST REPORTS, WE DISCOVERED SHE HAS A VERY SIMILAR CRIMINAL HISTORY - ARRESTED IN 2012 FOR POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION… SHE WAS ALSO A NURSE.

"His wife formally being a nurse in the field, they should have been able to seek the help that they need."

"We complete a background check of each associate who is hired to make sure our residents receive the best care possible."

NBC-2 CONFIRMED JAMES VAN VRENKEN HAD A CLEAN PERSONNEL RECORD WITH LIFE CARE CENTER.

THE CARE FACILITY WOULDN'T PROVIDE AN ON CAMERA INTERVIEW, AND TOLD US TO CONTACT POLICE WITH FURTHER QUESTIONS.

TAKE LIVE

WE DO KNOW LIFE CARE CENTER IS NOW LOOKING INTO TIGHTENING THEIR PROCEDURES WHEN IT COMES TO DISTRIBUTING MEDICATION…

VAN VRANKEN IS BEING HELD HERE AT THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY JAIL FACING GRAND THEFT OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION - HIS NURSING LICENSE IS ON HOLD.

LIVE IN PG, LS, NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


ATV STOLEN-OC-VO


AN ATV IS BACK WITH IT'S OWNER TONIGHT - AFTER A BRAZEN ROBBER STOLE IT FROM A GARAGE, WITH THE OWNER, NEARBY.

LEHIGH ACRES RESIDENT LYNN JONES SAYS HER ATV WAS STOLEN FROM HER GARAGE WHILE SHE AND HER FAMILY WERE IN THE BACKYARD.

LYNN WAS MAD - GRABBED HER KEYS AND FOLLOWED THE THIEF IN HER CAR.

SHE LOST HIM FOR A BIT- BUT EVENTUALLY FOUND HER ATV ON THE SIDE OF THE CANAL, UNDAMAGED.

SO FAR NO ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE GROWHOUSE BUST-VOTOPS


TONIGHT - WE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS FROM A MAJOR MARIJUANA GROW HOUSE BUST IN CAPE CORAL.

POLICE FOUND 84 LARGE PLANTS AT THIS HOUSE IN NORTHEAST CAPE CORAL.

OFFICERS WERE INVESTIGATING A STRING OF CAR BURGLARIES IN THE AREA WHEN A STRONG SMELL OF MARIJUANA LED THEM STRAIGHT TO THE HOME.

ALLEN SOUTH LIVES ACROSS THE STREET-- HE SAW INVESTIGATORS GO IN. Return to index of stories...


CAPE GROWHOUSE BUST-SOTVO-SS


Allen South, neighbor

10:46-10:57

"The smell was it smelled like a skunk, a dead skunk. I opened my garage door and as soon as I opened it I smelled the down wind."

POLICE FOUND 200 THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF MARIJUANA.

THEY SAY IT BELONGED TO JORGE BRITO AND AD-YANN-EZ MARTINEZ- IZ-QUIERDO.

CAPE POLICE TELL US THIS IS THE FIFTH GROW HOUSE, FOUND THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


COSTCO SALMONELLA-trx-SSTOPS


AN N-B-C-2 CONSUMER ALERT, COSTCO SHOPPERS NEED TO KNOW.

THE WHOLESALE COMPANY IS WARNING AGAINST USING CERTAIN PACKAGES OF KIRKLAND SIGNATURE BLACK PEPPER.

THE SPICE MIGHT BE CONTAMINATED WITH SALMONELLA.

THE AFFECTED BOTTLES OF GROUND BLACK PEPPER HAVE A BEST BEFORE DATE OF MARCH 2017. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-ONCAM


A COUPLE OF KIDS IN LEE COUNTY ARE ACCUSED OF CAUSING MAYHEM AT A LOCAL ELEMENTARY.

COMING UP - PICTURES OF THE DAMAGE AND WHAT HAS DEPUTIES HOT ON THEIR TAIL.

ALSO TONIGHT - WHAT'S IN YOUR CUP?

WITH THE HELP OF A NEW DEVICE, POLICE ARE NOW ABLE TO SNIFF OUT ALCOHOL ON SOME FLORIDA BEACHES. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A ALCOHOL SENSOR ON FL BEACH-VO


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST TEASE-STC


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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL VANDALIZED-OC-SS(2)


TONIGHT -- LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE SEARCHING FOR TWO PEOPLE, LIKELY KIDS - WHO VANDALIZED A NORTH FORT MYERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

DEPUTIES SAY THE 2 ARE AROUND 4-FEET TALL - AND THEY RANSACKED 16 CLASSROOMS AT J. COLIN ENGLISH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL --

POURING POPCORN OIL, SOAP AND HAND SANITIZER ON THE CARPET.

DEPUTIES SAY THE VANDALS JUMPED A FENCE AND SMASHED A SIDE DOOR TO GET IT.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING, PLEASE CONTACT POLICE OR CRIMESTOPPERS. Return to index of stories...


FCAT RESULTS-OC-SS(3)-OC


THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION RELEASED THE LATEST ROUND OF F-CAT SCORES TODAY - THERE WAS SOME IMPROVEMENT - BUT OVER ALL SCORES ARE LOW.

IN LEE COUNTY -- ONLY 48-PERCENT OF 8TH GRADERS MET STATE STANDARDS IN SCIENCE.

IN MATH -- MORE THAN HALF OF LEE COUNTY STUDENTS EARNED AN ACCEPTABLE SCORE.

IN CHARLOTTE - ONLY 38-PERCENT OF EIGHTH GRADERS PERFORMED AT THE ACCEPTED STANDARD FOR MATH.

COLLIER COUNTY, SLIGHTLY BETTER AT 39-PERCENT.

SCHOOLS WILL NOTIFY PARENTS VIA PARENTLINK REGARDING THE DATES AND TIMES INDIVIDUAL REPORTS WILL BE AVAILABLE.

A REMINDER TOO -

THIS YEAR MARKS THE LAST TIME THE F-CAT WILL BE ADMINISTERED.

NEXT YEAR, STUDENTS WILL TAKE A NEW EXAM ALIGNED WITH THE COMMON CORE STANDARDS. Return to index of stories...


BEARS LABELLE-SS(2), VO


ANOTHER BEAR SIGHTING IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA -- THE THIRD ONE, THIS WEEK.

THIS TIME -- A BEAR WAS SPOTTED IN A TREE IN LABELLE.

A NBC 2 VIEWER SENT US THESE PICTURES FROM CASE ROAD.

EARLIER THIS WEEK -- A BEAR WAS SPOTTED SWIMMING IN A CAPE CORAL CANAL.

IT WAS EVENTUALLY CAPTURED IN NORTH FORT MYERS.

THEN YESTERDAY -- WE SHOWED YOU PICTURES OF A MAMA BEAR AND HER CUBS CHECKING OUT A HOME IN NAPLES -- ONE EVEN LOOKED THROUGH A WINDOW. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-ONCAM


TODAY MARKS 70 YEARS SINCE THE INVASION ON NORMANDY- ALSO KNOWN AS D-DAY.

COMING UP- WE'LL TAKE YOU TO LOCAL CEREMONIES THAT INCLUDE ONE WILD STORY.

AND IT'S A SOLDIER REUNION - YOU JUST HAVE TO SEE, AS A MARINE WHO SERVED IN AFGHANISTAN IS REUNITED WITH HIS SERVICE DOG FROM THE WAR. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A LEE DDAY CEREMONY-VO-WIPE


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TZ2 B MARINE REUNITED WITH SERVICE DOG-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.

INCREASING RAIN CHANCES FOR THE WEEKEND

It was a warm and humid Friday across the region, with temps pushing into the low 90s. A few isolated showers may pop up inland this evening, but most areas should stay dry. Temps this evening will fall into the 70s. We'll see quiet conditions overnight, with lows in the low 70s.

Rain chances begin to increase heading towards the weekend. Expect a blend of sun & clouds on Saturday, with highs in the low 90s. Scattered showers and storms will likely develop in the afternoon, but most will be inland.

Sunday will also fature rain chances. Again, we'll see sun & clouds with scattered showers and storms developing the afternoon. Highs will again be in the low 90s.

The typical rainy season pattern really sets in for next week. We'll see daily chance for PM showers and storms, with coverage likely greater than the weekend. Highs early next week will be in the low 90s.

There is still some uncertainty as to how the end of next week will play out, but it still looks somewhat stormy with a good chance of at least PM showers and storms.

TROPICAL UPDATE

The National Hurricane Center is still keeping an eye on a disturbance in the Gulf. This system was much stronger Friday and the NHC is giving the area a 70% chance of developing over the next 48 hours. This could become the first tropical depression of the season later tonight or Saturday.

Elsewhere, no major activity is expected over the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


LEE DDAY CEREMONY-OC-VO


SEVERAL CEREMONIES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TODAY TO MARK THE 70-TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY.

THE INVASION OF NORMANDY THAT TURNED THE TIDE OF WORLD WAR TWO AGAINST NATZI GERMANY.

AT THE "REMEMBERING D-DAY' SERVICE IN CAPE CORAL -- NBC 2 TALKED WITH A FORMER U-S ARMY PARATROOPER -- WHO TOOK PART IN THE BATTLE.

89-YEAR OLD JACK ANDERSON RECALLED HIS JUMP OVER THE BEACHES OF NORMANDY.

HE REMEMBERS BEING BLOWN OUT OF HIS AIRPLANE --

AND THEN, CRASHING THROUGH THE ROOF OF A FRENCH FARMHOUSE. Return to index of stories...


LEE DDAY CEREMONY-SOTVO


Jack Anderson/D-Day Veteran

"I was laying on the ground, sort of knocked out and she spread her legs across my chest, and then she got down on my face and says you are not going to die here."

ANDERSON RECEIVED THREE PURPLE HEARTS FOR HIS SERVICE.

HE'S ALSO A FRENCH LEGION OF HONOR RECIPIENT. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER DDAY CEREMONY-trx NATSVOTOPS-WIPE


Nats of Clapping

AN ARMY VETERAN AND D-DAY SURVIVOR ARRIVED AT HODGES UNIVERSITY IN NAPLES TO A STANDING OVATION.

EYES FILLED WITH TEARS, AS DOCTOR PETER THOMAS TOLD STORIES ABOUT THE NORMANDY INVASION. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER DDAY CEREMONY-SOTVO


Dr. Peter Thomas/D-Day Survivor

:00-:14

"I remember thousands of great Americans who have their all for our

country and just wish the young people today would know about them.

Louis Donald Corbat/D-Day survivor

:14-:19

They are the finest Americans in the history of country."

"So many people were lost. My company was wiped out."

TODAY'S CEREMONY ALSO RECOGNIZED LOCAL WORLD WAR TWO VETERANS.

AND THE UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCED TODAY IT WILL RENAME THE VETERANS SERVICE CENTER, THE "PETER THOMAS VETERANS SERVICES CENTER". Return to index of stories...


BODIES FOUND IN SUITCASES-OC-VO


LIKE A SCRIPT FROM A POPULAR WHO-DUNNIT T-V SHOW - BUT THIS GRUESOME DISCOVERY IN THE TOWN OF GENEVA, WISCONSIN IS REAL.

TWO BODIES WERE FOUND STUFFED IN TWO SEPARATE SUITCASES - ALONGSIDE THE ROAD.

DETECTIVES ARE STILL WORKING TO FIN OUT THEIR IDENTITY AND HOW THEY GOT THERE. Return to index of stories...


WI GIRL STABBED UPDATE-OTS


NEW DEVELOPMENTS TONIGHT ABOUT A 12 YEAR OLD WISCONSIN GIRL STABBED 19 TIMES AND LEFT FOR DEAD.

SHE'S BEEN RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL.

HER PARENTS SAY SHE'S EXCITED SEE HER PETS.

POLICE SAY THE GIRL WAS REPEATEDLY STABBED BY TWO CLASSMATES TRYING TO PLEASE SLENDER MAN, A FICTIONAL CHARACTER FROM A HORROR WEBSITE. Return to index of stories...


SEATTLE CAMPUS SHOOTING-VOTOPS


NEW VIDEO TONIGHT OF THE MAN ACCUSED OF YESTERDAYS SHOOTINGS AT SEATTLE PACIFIC UNIVERSITY.

THIS IS 26-YEAR-OLD AARON YBARRA BEING ARRAIGNED.

HE'S BEEN ORDERED HELD WITHOUT BAIL ON INVESTIGATION OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER AND FIRST DEGREE ASSAULT.

THE PROSECUTOR SAID YBARRA ADMITTED TO THE SHOOTING.

A 19-YEAR-OLD STUDENT WAS SHOT AND KILLED WITH A SHOTGUN AND TWO OTHERS WERE WOUNDED. Return to index of stories...


ALCOHOL SENSOR ON FL BEACH-VO


POLICE ON A FLORIDA BEACH HAVE A NEW WAY TO CRACK DOWN ON ALCOHOL.

YOU CAN NOW, NO LONGER TAKE BOOZE ONTO THE SANDS OF HOLMES BEACH, NEAR BRADENTON.

AND IF YOU TRY TO SNEAK IT - EVEN IN AN UNMARKED CONTAINER, THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS A NEW TOOL TO FIND IT.

OFFICERS CAN SWIPE AN ALCOHOL SENSOR OVER YOUR CUP - TO SEE IF YOUR DRINK IS SPIKED. Return to index of stories...


PESKY PETS-VIDBOX RVL


MORE AMERICANS SAY THEIR PETS KEEP THEM UP AT NIGHT.

RESEARCHERS AT THE MAYO CLINIC FOR SLEEP MEDICINE IN PHOENIX STUDIED MORE THAN A HUNDRED PATIENTS.

THEY FOUND ONE OUT OF TEN PEOPLE, OR 10 PERCENT, REPORTED TROUBLE SLEEPING BECAUSE OF THEIR PET.

THAT'S UP FROM ONE PERCENT, IN A SIMILAR STUDY IN 2002.

PETS WOKE THEIR OWNERS UP BY SNORING, WHIMPERING, WANDERING AROUND AND NEEDING TO GO OUTSIDE. Return to index of stories...


MARINE REUNITED WITH SERVICE DOG-VO


YOU'VE GOT TO SEE THIS - \

A MARINE FROM MICHIGAN JUST REUNITED WITH HIS SERVICE DOG, HIS BUDDY, THERE WITH HIM WHILE FIGHTING IN AFGHANISTAN.

CAMERAS CAUGHT THE MOMENT CORPORAL JEFF DEYOUNG OF MUSKEGON MET HIS DOG, CENA, AT THE AIRPORT IN DETROIT.

IN AFGHANISTAN, CENA WAS ALWAYS AT THE HEAD OF THE PACK SNIFFING OUT DANGER, SPECIFICALLY IEDs.

FOUR YEARS AGO, THE CORPORAL AND CENA FINISHED THEIR SERVICE TOGETHER - BUT HE NEVER FORGOT THE BOND THE HAD. Return to index of stories...


MARINE REUNITED WITH SERVICE DOG-SOTOVO


"We slept together in fighting holes. We ate the same food, he drank out of my water system. I carried him across the rivers. We had a hail storm and a dust storm and i had to cover myself on top of him. I'm so glad he recognized me."

AN ORGANIZATION CALLED "MISSION CANINE RESCUE" MADE THIS REUNION POSSIBLE.

DEYOUNG SAYS HIS DOG WILL NOW BE SLEEPING IN A BED WITH HIM, HIS PREGNANT WIFE, AND POSSIBLY THEIR KIDS. Return to index of stories...


SUPERHERO KID-OC-SOTVO


TONIGHT - A SOUTH FLORIDA BOY IS OFFICIALLY A SUPERHERO.

gonna save the day!"

MEET 9-YEAR-OLD JAYLEN HYDE - ALSO KNOWN AS "STRIKER BOY."

THE MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION, AND THE BROWARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, HELPED HIM FORGET HIS CANCER TREATMENTS FOR A DAY - ARRANGING FOR JAYLEN AND HIS BROTHER TO RIDE ON A FIRE TRUCK, IN A HELICOPTER, EVEN A LIMO.

JAYLEN GOT TO PLAY THE PART OF "STRIKER BOY." - A CHARACTER HE CREATED. Return to index of stories...


GATORADE TWEETS-OTS


DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THIS?

GATORADE HAS APOLOGIZED FOR TWEETS POSTED AFTER MIAMI HEAT STAR LEBRON JAMES WAS FORCED TO LEAVE GAME 1 OF THE NBA FINALS DUE TO CRAMPS.

SEVERAL NOW-DELETED TWEETS INCLUDED ONE SAYING "THE PERSON CRAMPING WASN'T OUR CLIENT.

OUR ATHLETES CAN TAKE THE HEAT."

LEBRON IS A PAID POWERADE ENDORSER. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TEASE-3SH-VO


F-G-C-U BASEBALL PLAYER GOES IN FIRST FIVE ROUNDS OF THE MLB DRAFT Return to index of stories...


SPORTS OPEN-CLIP


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KENNESAW STATE LOUISVILLE-VOTOPS


F-G-C-U FOE AND ATLANTIC SUN CHAMPION KENNESAW STATE. INTO THE SUPER REGIONALS IN THE OWL'S FIRST TRIP TO THE NCAA BASEBALL TOURNAMENT.

KENNESAW LED LOUISVILLE 3-1 AT ONE POINT TONIGHT IN GAME ONE OF THE THREE-GAME SERIES.

BUT THE CARDS RALLY IN THE EIGHTH. NICK SOLAK BREAKS A 3-3 TIE WITH A TWO RUN DOUBLE.

LOUISVILLE WINS, 5-3.

KENNESAW WILL NEED TWO STRAIGHT WINS TO MOVE ONTO THE COLLEGE WORLD SERIES. Return to index of stories...


MICHAEL SUCHY-ONCAM


F-G-C-U'S MICHAEL SUCHY HAS THE BEST AT-BAT WALKUP MUSIC YOU'LL EVER HEAR.

NOW. THE JUNIOR OUTFIELDER WILL TAKE HIS TUNE AND HIS TALENT TO THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES ORGANIZATION. Return to index of stories...


SUCHY DRAFTED BY PIRATES-VOTOPS


THE PIRATES CHOSE SUCHY IN THE FIFTH ROUND FRIDAY.WITH THE 161-ST OVERALL PICK IN THE M-L-B FIRST YEAR PLAYER DRAFT

WE SPOKE WITH SUCHY MINUTES AFTER THE SELECTION.

HE TOLD US HE PLANS TO SIGN WITH PIRATES AND FORE-GO HIS SENIOR YEAR AT F-G-C-U.

SUCHY IS THE SECOND-HIGHEST DRAFTED PLAYER IN EAGLES HISTORY. ONLY BEHIND CHRIS SALE.

AND HE JOINS A TEAM THAT TRAINS IN HIS HOMETOWN OF BRADENTON EACH SPRING. Return to index of stories...


SUCHY PHONER-SOTTOPS


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DASH WINNINGHAM PICKED BY METS-VOTOPS


F-G-C-U RECRUIT DASH WINNINGHAM WAS ALSO DRAFTED. GOING TO THE METS IN THE 8TH ROUND.

WINNINGHAM PLAYED HIS HIGH SCHOOL BALL AT TRINITY CATHOLIC. HITTING A KEY HOMER AGAINST BISHOP VEROT IN THIS YEAR'S STATE SEMIFINALS AT JETBLUE PARK.

WINNINGHAM WILL HAVE TO DECIDE IF HE'S SIGNING WITH THE METS OR COMING TO F-G-C-U. Return to index of stories...


RAYS LOSING STREAK-ONCAM


WITH THE WORST RECORD IN THE MAJORS COMING INTO TONIGHT. THE TAMPA BAY RAYS NEED TO START WINNING FAST.

INSTEAD. THEY'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF ONE OF THE WORST LOSING STREAKS IN FRANCHISE HISTORY. Return to index of stories...


MARINERS RAYS-VOTOPS


THE RAYS HAD LOST TEN STRAIGHT COMING INTO TONIGHT'S GAME AGAINST THE MARINERS.

BUT THEY FINALLY GOT THINGS RIGHT. FIFTH INNING. YUNEL ESCOBAR WITH THE R-B-I SINGLE. 3-0 RAYS.

ERIK BEDARD PITCHED LIKE A CHAMP. STRUCK OUT EIGHT IN SIX SHUTOUT INNINGS.

RAYS FINALLY WIN, 4-0. Return to index of stories...


RED SOX TIGERS-VOTOPS


AFTER BEING SWEPT BY THE TRIBE. THE RED SOX. OPENING A NEW THREE-GAME SET AT DETROIT.

FIFTH INNING. IAN KINSLER. GOODBYE BASEBALL. 3-1 TIGERS.

NEXT BATTER. TORII HUNTER. WITH MORE OF THE SAME.

TIGERS WIN, 6-2. Return to index of stories...


MINORS SCORES-CGTOPS


THE MIRACLE LOSE TO LAKELAND, 4-3, IN ELEVEN.

THE STONE CRABS FALL TO TAMPA, 4-1. Return to index of stories...


CALIFORNIA CHROME-VO IN PLASMA


CALIFORNIA CHROME IS THE TYPE OF RAGS-TO-RICHES STORY THAT MAKES AMERICA SPECIAL.

AND THERE'S NO BETTER WAY TO SHOW RICHES THAN WEARING A CROWN.

ESPECIALLY WHEN IT'S A TRIPLE-CROWN.

CALIFORNIA CHROME CAN BECOME THE FIRST HORSE IN 36-YEARS TO SWEEP THE KENTUCKY DERBY, PREAKNESS, AND BELMONT. Return to index of stories...


BELMONT STAKES-SSTOPS


WE'LL HAVE LIVE COVERAGE OF THE BELMONT STAKES ON N-B-C TWO BEGINNING AT FOUR-THIRTY P-M SATURDAY.

WE'LL SEE IF THE CALIFORNIA CHROME CAN PULL IT OFF.

POST-TIME.WHEN THE HORSES BREAK FROM THE GATES.IS SIX-FIFTY-TWO. Return to index of stories...


FGCU AT PITT-VOTOPS


DUNK CITY IS HEADING TO THE STEEL CITY FOR ITS LAST GAME OF 20-14.

F-G-C-U WILL PLAY AT PITT ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30TH.

F-G-C-U ATHLETIC DIRECTOR KEN KAVANAGH TWEETED OUT THE NEWS ON FRIDAY.

THE TWO TEAMS HAVE NEVER FACED OFF.

PITT LOST TO FLORIDA IN THE 3RD ROUND OF THE NCAA TOURNAMENT THIS PAST SEASON. Return to index of stories...


NFL HS FOOTBALL CAMP-VOTOPS


SEVEN LOCAL HIGH SCHOOLS. TAKING PART IN THE N-F-L PLAYER DEVELOPMENT CAMP THIS WEEKEND.

ABOUT 200 PLAYERS. TAKING PART IN DRILLS NORTH FORT MYERS COMMUNITY PARK.

THE CAMP ENDS IN STYLE ON SATURDAY WITH A SEVEN-ON-SEVEN TOURNAMENT. Return to index of stories...


NFL HS FOOTBALL CAMP-SOTVO


THE WINNER OF SATURDAY'S SEVEN-ON-SEVENS EARNS A SPOT IN THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT IN INDIANAPOLIS THIS SUMMER. Return to index of stories...


NADAL DJOKOVIC TO FRENCH FINAL-VOTOPS


TO WIN A RECORD NINTH-STRAIGHT FRENCH OPEN TITLE. RAFA NADAL WILL HAVE TO KNOCK OFF A MAN WHO'S BEATEN HIM THE LAST FOUR TIMES THEY'VE SQUARED OFF.

NADAL AND NOVAK DJOKOVIC PLAY IN THE FRENCH FINAL SUNDAY. AFTER BOTH WON IN STRAIGHT SETS FRIDAY.

THE NUMBER ONE RANKING IN THE WORLD WILL BE ON THE LINE. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS-ONCAM


MARIA SHARAPOVA PLAYS SIMONA HALEP IN SATURDAY'S WOMEN'S FINAL.

BEN CRANE LEADS THE ST. JUDE CLASSIC BY SIX AT 12-UNDER.

ROUND TWO WAS SUSPENDED BY DARKNESS. BUT NORTH FORT MYERS GRAD GEORGE MCNEILL FINISHED.

HE LOOKS LIKE HE'LL MAKE THE CUT AT TWO-UNDER.

THAT'S SPORTS. WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK. Return to index of stories...


JIMMY FALLON-SOTTOPS


PAUSE FOR FALLON TEASE Return to index of stories...


T2D: OFFSHORE RODEO & REGGAE-SSTOPS


ITS FRIDAY AND THAT MEANS A LOOK AT "THINGS 2 DO" THIS WEEKEND --

THE OFFSHORE RODEO AND REGGAE PARTY IS TOMORROW AT THE LIGHTHOUSE WATERFONT RESTAURANT AT THE SANIBEL MARINA.

THE FUN STARTS AT BRIGHT AND EARLY AT 6 in the morning WITH THE FISHING TOURNAMENT.

THE REGGAE PARTY IS FROM 7 TO 11 TOMORROW NIGHT.

THE EVENT BENEFITS THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


T2D: FREE FISHING WEEKEND-VIDBXTOPS


GET READY FOR TWO BACK-TO-BACK WEEKENDS OF FREE FISHING!

THIS WEEKEND -- YOU CAN GO **SALTWATER FISHING FREE.

THEN, NEXT WEEKEND **FRESHWATER FISHING.

SIZE AND LIMIT RESTRICTIONS ARE STILL IN PLACE. Return to index of stories...


T2D: ROCKIN ON THE RIVER-SSTOPS


"ROCKIN' ON THE RIVER" RETURNS TO CENTENNIAL PARK TOMORROW WITH TWO CONCERTS --

THE TEMPTATIONS AND FOUR TOPS --

AND A TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL JACKSON.

MAKE SURE TO BRING YOUR CHAIRS AND BLANKETS -- BUT NO COOLERS.

GATES OPEN AT 3.

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS -- GO TO NBC DASH-2 DOT-COM AND CLICK ON "THINGS 2 DO." 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...