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HLA van into the ocean-trxVOTOPS KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE-REM LIVE
HLB collier workers accused of stealing-trx SSTOPS SCAM ALERT-ONCAM
HLC lake o funding issues-trxVOTOPS FGCU TICKETS SOLD OUT-VO
5PM OPEN-CLIP TEASE ONE-1 SHOT
VAN INTO THE OCEAN-VO IN PLASMA SS VO FULL PLASMA TZ1 A) LEE COUNTY GOLDEN APPLE AWARDS-SOTVO
BREAKING CLIP-CLIP TZ1 B) KOMEN LYMPHEDEMA-VOTOPS
SEX TRAFFICKING -PLASMA TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
TOSS TO BRYAN-trx OC EAniBx ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
COLLIER WORKERS ACCUSED OF STEALING-REM LIVE FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
COLLIER WORKERS ACCUSED OF STEALING-SS VO SS LEE COUNTY GOLDEN APPLE AWARDS-PLASMA
COLLIER WORKERS ACCUSED OF STEALING-REM LIVE LEE COUNTY GOLDEN APPLE AWARDS-PKG
TOSS TO STEVE-OAniBx SANIBEL SHELL SHOW-VO
LAKE O FUNDING ISSUES-REM LIVE OLD FLORIDA FESTIVAL-CG
LAKE O FUNDING ISSUES-PKG SHRIMP FEST ON FMB-ZM MAP VO OC BNR
LAKE O FUNDING ISSUES-REM LIVE TEASE TWO-1 SHOT
DESOTO INMATE BEATING LAWSUIT-VO IN TC MON TZ2 A) KOMEN LYMPHEDEMA-VO WIPE
DESOTO INMATE BEATING LAWSUIT-PKG TZ2 B) lee co animal cruelty-SS
DOG DEATH ARREST-2 SS MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS
ALVA GUN TO SCHOOL COURT-VO KOMEN LYMPHEDEMA-2SHOT
STOLEN CREDIT CARD-trx SS KOMEN LYMPHEDEMA-PKG
HUMAN SMUGGLING CASE-ONCAM KOMEN LYMPHEDEMA-ONCAM
DRUG ARRESTS-ONCAM NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT
DIST 19 DEBATE-CG SS A) FL OCEAN CHARGES-SOTVO-WIPE
TOSS TO JOELLE-trx OC EAniBx B) RECREATIONAL POT-VOTOPS
KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE-REM LIVE  


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HLA van into the ocean-trxVOTOPS


INVESTIGATORS FILE CRIMAL CHARGES AGAINST THE MOTHER WHO DROVE HER KIDS INTO THE OCEAN. THEY SAY THE PREGNANT WOMAN WAS TRYING TO KILL THEM. Return to index of stories...


HLB collier workers accused of stealing-trx SSTOPS


THESE TWO GUYS ARE ACCUSED OF RIGGING TIME CARDS TO STEAL FROM COLLIER COUNTY MORE THAN TWO YEARS AGO.

TODAY THEY'RE FINALLY FACING JUSTICE. Return to index of stories...


HLC lake o funding issues-trxVOTOPS


AND: STRONG WORDS OVER WATER.

WHY GOVERNOR SCOTT IS SLAMMING PRESIDENT OBAMA WHEN IT COMES TO ONE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S MOST VULNERABLE RESOURCES. Return to index of stories...


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VAN INTO THE OCEAN-VO IN PLASMA SS VO FULL PLASMA


THE MOM WHO DROVE HER MINIVAN WITH HER KIDS INTO THE ATLANTIC OCEAN WAS CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER TODAY.

WITNESSES AT THE DAYTON BEACH SAY THEY HEARD--

EBONY WILKERSON'S KIDS YELLING "MOM IS TRYING TO KILL US" FROM THE VAN.

WITNESSES RESCUED THE CHILDREN AFTER WILKERSON GOT OUT OF THE VAN AND WALKED BACK TO SHORE ALONE.

WE HAVE MORE NEW DETAILS ON THIS STORY AT 5-30, INCLUDING THE CHILLING WORDS WILKERSON IS ACCUSED OF SAYING TO HER KIDS BEFORE THEY WENT INTO THE WATER. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING CLIP-CLIP


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SEX TRAFFICKING -PLASMA


AND BREAKING AT FIVE --

A FORMER CAPE CORAL MAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED ON ATTEMPTED SEX TRAFFICKING CHARGES.

50 YEAR OLD PATRICK MINGA IS ACCSUED OF ADVERTISING A SEX TRADE BUSINESS ON CRAIGSLIST --

AN UNDERCOVER AGENT SAYS MINGA TOLD HIM HE COULD PROVIDE SEXUAL ENCOUNTERS WITH GIRLS AS YOUNG AS 13 AND 14. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO BRYAN-trx OC EAniBx


DEVELOPING AT 5, TWO FORMER COLLIER COUNTY EMPLOYEES ARE CHARGED WITH STEALING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS.

INVESTIGATORS ARRESTED MICHAEL REYNA AND JOSEPH BONEY WERE BOTH ARRESTED THIS WEEK.

NBC2S BRYAN ANDERSON JOINS US LIVE OUTSIDE THE COLLIER COUNTY COURTHOUSE. BRIAN THESE ALLEGATIONS SURFACED TWO YEARS AGO. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER WORKERS ACCUSED OF STEALING-REM LIVE


A JUDGE ISSUED REYNA A 50 THOUSAND DOLLAR BOND THIS AFTERNOON.

BONEY BONDED OUT ON FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR BOND YESTERDAY. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER WORKERS ACCUSED OF STEALING-SS VO SS


ACCORDING TO COURT DOCUMENTS THESE TWO WORKED AT THE IMMOKALEE SPORTS COMPLEX.

BONEY WAS A SUPERVISOR WHO APPROVED TIME CARDS.

REYNA.A CUSTOMER SERVICE SPECIALIST.

HE IS ACCUSED OF FRADULENTLY ENTERING HOURS INTO THE SYSTEM.

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY CREATED AND CASHED 10 CHECKS FOR AN EMPLOYEE WHO WAS IN COLLEGE DURING THAT TIME. TIME SHE DIDN'T ACTUALLY WORK.

ACCORDING TO STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE THIS HAPPENED OVER THE COURSE OF 6 MONTHS IN 2011 INTO 2012.

ONCE THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT NOTICED THE PAYROLL DISCREPENCY, DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS SAY THE PAIR ADMITTED TO THE CRIME.

ON WEDNESDAY - NEARLY TWO YEARS LATER.THE STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE ISSUED WARRANTS.

BOTH MEN TURNED THEMSELVES IN YESTERDAY.

THEY EACH FACE 3RD DEGREE FELONY SCHEME TO DEFRAUD CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER WORKERS ACCUSED OF STEALING-REM LIVE


THE TOTAL FINANCIAL LOSS TO THE COUNTY IS SEVEN THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED 80 DOLLARS AND 78 CENTS.

WE'RE LIVE OUTSIDE THE COLLIER COUNTY COURTHOUSE, BRYAN ANDERSON, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO STEVE-OAniBx


LOTS OF POLITICAL FIGHTING TODAY OVER THE NEED TO CLEAN UP SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATERWAYS.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT SLAMMED PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA FOR PROPOSING BUDGET CUTS TO THE HERBERT HOOVER DIKE -

WHILE PLEDGING HE'S DOING EVERYTHING IN HIS POWER TO SOLVE THE WATER PROBLEM.

A FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS CALLS THE CLAIM - LAUGHABLE.

NBC2'S STEVE CAMPION IS LIVE IN MOORE HAVEN TONIGHT WITH THE STORY.

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LAKE O FUNDING ISSUES-REM LIVE


THIS MORNING, SCOTT CLAIMED THE BUDGET HE'S LAID OUT MEANS A CLEANER FUTURE FOR ALL US.

- AND SINGLED OUT PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR CALLING ON CUTS TO DIKE REPAIRS AND EVERGLADES RESTORATION.

BY AFTERNOON, THOSE WHO CARE DEEPLY ABOUT THIS ISSUE. CRIED OUT SCOTT IS PLAYING POLITICS IN AN ELECTION YEAR. Return to index of stories...


LAKE O FUNDING ISSUES-PKG


Ray Judah, Former Lee County Commissioner

5137 "This is really rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic."

CONTROVERSY IN THE FIGHT FOR CLEAN WATER -

Judah

4836 "Steve: Do you think the Governor understands the extent of the problem that Southwest Florida faces? No, it's real evident because all you have to do is look at the numbers."

REPUBLICAN AND FORMER LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONER RAY JUDAH QUESTIONS RICK SCOTT'S REAL CONCERNS.

Judah

5208 "You have to get in the weeds to understand the details and recognize them. The Governor is all about fluff."

IN A STATEMENT RELEASED TODAY -

THE GOVERNOR BLASTS THE PRESIDENT OVER *PROPOSED* BUDGET CUTS FOR DIKE REPAIRS AND EVERGLADES RESTORATION.

SAYING "ONE WOULD THINK THE ADMINISTRATION WOULD HAVE GOTTEN THE MESSAGE TO MAKE FAMILIES IN SOUTH FLORIDA A PRIORITY BUT THEY'VE CHOSEN TO CONTINUE DOWN A PATH OF FAILURE."

Mary Ann Martin, Clewiston,

1853 "We've got to come to a solution with all these problem."

FOR THOSE WHO LIVE AND WORK NEAR LAKE OKEECHOBEE -

THEY WANT THE WATER CLEANED UP.

Mary Ann Martin,

1422 "It's a masterpiece of God. It's so natural, so beautiful. It's very fragile, very delicate like a piece of porcelain."

THEY FEAR STATE LEADERS SEE THE LAKE AS A RESERVOIR INSTEAD OF A THRIVING ECOSYSTEM.

Mary Ann Martin, Clewiston

1727 "I would like the powers to be to come here. I challenge them to come here. I don't think the Governor has ever been on the lake. If he has, let him again."

THE PLEA TONIGHT - STOP POINTING FINGERS AND SOLVE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA'S WATER CRISIS.

Judah

4922 "This is definitely not a partisan issue. Clean water, clean air that transcends party politics." Return to index of stories...


LAKE O FUNDING ISSUES-REM LIVE


WE REACHED OUT TO THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE ABOUT THE CRITICISM -

AND WHETHER HIS BUDGET IS ENOUGH.

THE ARMY CORPS INSISTS WORKS TO REHAB THIS DIKE IS ONGOING AND WILL CONTINUE WITH MONEY APPROVED YEARS AGO.

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DESOTO INMATE BEATING LAWSUIT-VO IN TC MON


A FORMER INMATE WHO CLAIMS HE WAS SEVERELY BEATEN INSIDE THE DESOTO COUNTY JAIL TODAY SUED THE CORRECTIONS OFFICERS HE SAYS CAUSED THESE DRAMATIC INJURIES.

JODY HOLLAND IS SEEKING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

NBC 2'S MATT WRIGHT SPOKE WITH HOLLAND TODAY. Return to index of stories...


DESOTO INMATE BEATING LAWSUIT-PKG


many of the corrections officers involved in this incident are already facing criminal charges here in federal court. today former inmate jody holland filed this civil lawsuit seeking 3.5 million dollars in damages

THESE ARE PICTURES OF JODY HOLLAND'S INJURIES.

HIS LAWSUIT CLAIMS FORMER DEPUTY STEVEN RIZZA CAUSED THEM -- BY SLAMMING HOLLAND'S HEAD AGAINST A JAIL CELL WALL AND CHOKING HIM LAST MAY.

this guy was brutalized and humiliated for nothing, so that's why we filed the lawsuit

HOLLAND WAS IN JAIL FOR VIOLATING A RESTRAINING ORDER FILED BY HIS THEN-FIANCE WHO WORKED AS A JAIL NURSE.

TODAY BY PHONE -- HE TOLD ME THE ABUSE WRECKED HIS LIFE AND HE'S STILL SUFFERING HEALTH EFFECTS.

i believe this would have gotten swept under the rug had not the federal government, the FBI gotten involved

THE FEDS FILED CRIMINAL CHARGES FOLLOWING THE ATTACK.

THEY SAY THE DEPUTIES ALTERED REPORTS AND LIED TO INVESTIGATORS TO COVER IT UP.

SO FAR -- TWO PLEADED GUILTY. INCLUDING FORMER JAIL CAPTAIN RAYMOND KUGLER.

we need to address the wrong.

THE LAWSUIT NAMES SIX PEOPLE INCLUDING SHERIFF WILLIAM WISE.

IT CLAIMS OFFICERS USED EXCESSIVE FORCE AND WRONGLY ARRESTED HOLLAND ON BATTERY CHARGES THAT WERE LATER DROPPED.

it is one thing to file a suit. it's quite another to prove it in the court system

STEVEN RIZZA'S ATTORNEY CALLS HOLLAND'S ACCUSATIONS ONE-SIDED SPIN.

HE SAYS RIZZA PLANS TO FIGHT BACK IN COURT.

the truth will come out in this case. it positively will. and when the truth comes out it is not going to support mr holland's allegations

Holland received probation after he pled no contest to violating that restraining order. meanwhile the desoto county sheriff's office declined to comment on this lawsuit. in downtown fort myers matt wright nbc2 Return to index of stories...


DOG DEATH ARREST-2 SS


A ST JAMES CITY MAN IS FACING ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES FOR ATTACKING HIS DOG BECAUSE QUOTE: "IT LOOKED AT HIM FUNNY."

ONE YEAR OLD NELLY DIED LAST YEAR, JUST MONTHS AFTER SHE WAS ADOPTED FROM LEE COUNTY DOMESITIC ANIMAL SERVICES-

GALEN AUNE IS ACCUSED OF TYING UP NELLY AND STABBING HER WITH AN ICE PICK.

NEIGHBORS SAY BEFORE THAT THEY SAW HIM PUNCH HER AND THROW HER BY HER EARS. Return to index of stories...


ALVA GUN TO SCHOOL COURT-VO


TWO STUDENTS ACCUSED OF BRINGING A GUN TO SCHOOL WILL SPEND 21 DAYS IN JUVENILLE DETENTION.

DEMETRIUS BROWN AND MIGUEL MARQUEZ APPEARED IN COURT TODAY.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY THEY BROUGHT AN UNLOADED HANDGUN TO THE ALVA SCHOOL.

SCHOOL OFFICIALS SAY THE STUDENTS WERE NEVER IN DANGER. Return to index of stories...


STOLEN CREDIT CARD-trx SS


NOW TO AN NBC2 CRIME ALERT IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.

DEPUTIES TELL US THIS WOMAN USED ANOTHER WOMAN'S CREDIT CARD TO BUY A TELEVISION.

THIS IS A SURVEILLANCE PICTURE FROM THE WALMART ON TAYLOR ROAD.

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HUMAN SMUGGLING CASE-ONCAM


THE FEDS ANNOUNCED CHARGES TODAY IN A HUMAN SMUGGLING CASE WITH SOUTHWEST FLOIRDA TIES.

PROSECUTORS SAY TWO PEOPLE FROM NORTH PORT, AND ONE FROM PORT CHARLOTTE, CONSPIRED TO BRING MORE THAN 100 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS INTO THE U-S. Return to index of stories...


DRUG ARRESTS-ONCAM


LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY THEY SEIZED DRUGS AND GUNS IN A COUNTYWIDE SWEEP.

THEY EXECUTED THREE SEARCH WARRANTS.

THEY TOOK IN 278 GRAMS OF MARIJUANA, 37 GRAMS OF COCAINE, 44 GRAMS OF OPIATES, AND SEVEN GUNS.

DURING THE SWEEP THEY ARRESTED FIVE PEOPLE. Return to index of stories...


DIST 19 DEBATE-CG SS


CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR TREY RADEL'S FORMER SEAT IN CONGRESS HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE TO IMPRESS VOTERS TONIGHT.

A FORUM STARTS AT 5-30 AT THE COLLIER COUNTY COMMISSIONER'S MEETING ROOM.

REPUBLICANS LIZBETH BENACQUISTO, CURT CLAWSON AND MICHAEL DREIKORN CONFIRMED THEY'LL ATTEND.

PAIGE KREEGEL WAS INVITED BUT HAS NOT CONFIRMED. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO JOELLE-trx OC EAniBx


THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE GEARING UP FOR THE SUSAN G KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE TOMORROW MORING AT THE COCONUT POINT MALL IN ESTERO.

NBC2'S JOELLE PARKS IS ALREADY THERE LIVE. WITH A PREVIEW OF THE FESTIVITIES, WHICH ARE ALREADY UNDERWAY. Return to index of stories...


KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE-REM LIVE


FOOD, FUN AND ENTERTAINMENT!

GET YOUR PINK ON AND COME ON OUT TO COCONUT POINT FOR THE PRE PINK OUT PARTY.

RIGHT NOW IM OUTSIDE THE SURVIVORS TENT,

WHERE MAKEOVERS ARE GOING TO TAKE PLACE.

THE BAND IS ABOUT TO GET STARTED,

AND LUMINARIES ARE BEING MADE.

THOSE WILL BE LIT AT 8. Return to index of stories...


KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE-SS BNR


THERES ALSO REGISTRATION FOR SATURDAYS SUSAN G KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE.

THAT STARTS AT 8 AM,

BUT EVENTS START AT 6,

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KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE-REM LIVE


BUT IF YOU DONT HAVE PLANS THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE.

EVENTS UNTIL 9.

WE'RE BEHIND THE HOLLYWOOD THEATRE.

REPORTING LIVE JP. Return to index of stories...


SCAM ALERT-ONCAM


PEOPLE IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY NEED TO BE AWARE OF A POSSIBLE PHONE SCAM.

DEPUTIES SAY SOMEONE IS CALLING PEOPLE, OFFERING TO LET THEM PAY THEIR UTILITY BILL OVER THE PHONE WITH A CREDIT CARD.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY UTILITIES SAYS IT ISN'T THEM CALLING. Return to index of stories...


FGCU TICKETS SOLD OUT-VO


TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT FOR FGCU'S BIG GAME ON SUNDAY.SORT OF.

THE EAGLES PLAY MERCER IN THE A-SUN CHAMPIONSHIP GAME AFTER A CLOSE WIN LAST NIGHT AT ALICO ARENA.

MERCER GETS A CERTAIN NUMBER OF TICKETS TO TRY AND SELL TO THEIR FANS, BUT IF THEY DON'T SELL THEM ALL, THOSE EXTRA TICKETS GO BACK ON SALE FOR FGCU FANS ON SATURDAY.

THE GAME IS SUNDAY AT TWO ON ESPN2. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-1 SHOT


TODAY NBC 2 HELPED SURPRISE SOME OF LEE COUNTY'S BEST TEACHERS.

"I'm so excited and so honored this is probably going to be the best moment I ever have"

WE'LL SHOW YOU THE SMILES AND TEARS OF TEACHERS WHO WON GOLDEN APPLE AWARDS.

PLUS: A LOCAL GROUP GETS THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FROM THE SUSAN G KOMEN FOUNDATION.

TONIGHT, WE'LL SHOW YOU WHAT THEY DO TO HELP BREAST CANCER PATIENTS AND SURVIVORS. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) LEE COUNTY GOLDEN APPLE AWARDS-SOTVO


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TZ1 B) KOMEN LYMPHEDEMA-VOTOPS


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

ANOTHER GREAT WEEKEND

After a stormy Thursday, Friday turned out to be a much better day, with some sunshine and highs in the 70s. This evening will feature just a few clouds around with temps quickly falling into the 50s. It will be chilly overnight, with lows in the mid to upper 40s.

The weekend is still expected to be a great one. We'll see wall-to-wall sunshine Saturday, with highs climbing into the upper 70s. It will be cool again Saturday Night, with lows in the mid 50s.

Sunday is also looking great. Again, expect plenty of sun and warmer highs in the low 80s.

The nice weather will march on into next week. We'll see a few more clouds on Monday, with highs climbing into the mid low 80s. Tuesday will also feature partly cloudy skies, with highs in the mid 80s.

Our next storm system is still on track to arrive midweek. This system will bring cloud cover and a good chance of scattered showers for Wednesday. Highs will be in the mid 80s.

Slightly cooler air will arrive late in the week, with temps back down into the 70s. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY GOLDEN APPLE AWARDS-PLASMA


SIX LEE COUNTY TEACHERS GOT THE SURPRISE OF THEIR LIVES TODAY. LOTS OF TEARS SHED AT SCHOOL ACROSS THE AREA.

THE FOUNDATION FOR LEE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS HONORED THE BEST OF THE BEST WITH THE ANNUAL GOLDEN APPLE AWARDS TODAY. I HAD THE HONOR OF BEING THERE TO HELP WITH THE PRESENTATION.

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LEE COUNTY GOLDEN APPLE AWARDS-PKG


Nats -

SURPRISES SPREAD FROM CAPE CORAL TO ESTERO.

Nats

SIX LEE COUNTY TEACHERS WENT FROM GOLDEN APPLE FINALISTS TO WINNERS.

MSG Patrick Miller, Mariner High School

17:03 you hear so much about the golden apple and what's going to happen and you just don't know what's going to happen until you're in the moment. 17:09

THE MOMENT'S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING FOR FOUR-TIME FINALIST SARA KOHLHAUFF.

TODAY- HER SONS CAME TO HER FOURTH GRADE CLASS TO BE PART OF THE SURPRISE- ALONG WITH OUR OWN KELLIE BURNS AND ROBERT VAN WINKLE.

Sara Kohlhauff, Pinewoods Elementary

38:33 I love what I do everyday and to be honored in this way is just, it's a blessing beyond blessings. 38:40

ANOTHER ELEMENTARY TEACHER - KHRYSTINE BOSLAND WAS STUNNED.

Khrystine Bosland, Bayshore Elementary

58:22 I was not expecting it at all. My stomach just dropped. I'm so excited and so honored this is probably going to be the best moment I ever have. 58:31

FOR TEACHERS - THE GOLDEN APPLE IS PROOF THEY'RE IMPACTING STUDENTS.

Joe Mallon, Island Coast High School

06:53 I believe our children are kind of overwhelmed with all the problems in the world. And I really believe you need to show them there are solutions that you don't need to hide your head you can tackle big problems and make a difference in the world. 07:07

AWARD WINNERS ARE DOING THEIR BEST TO MAKE A DIFFERNCE. KEVIN BLACK LEFT THE BUSINESS WORLD AND MOVED TO A CLASSROOM WHERE HE CAN BE MORE CREATIVE.

Kevin Black, Lehigh Senior High School

48:54 my only regret is that I didn't start being a teacher sooner in my life. 48:59

SAME GOES FOR TIM SCHNABEL WHO MAKES MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH FUN.

Tim Schnabel, Trafalgar Middle School

26:51 I try to just care about the kids try to get them to enjoy class and I feel like of they're laughing they're learning. 26:58

TODAY THESE TEACHERS LAUGHED - LEARNING THE HARD WORK PAYS OFF.

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


SANIBEL SHELL SHOW-VO


YOU CAN CHECK OUT SHELLS, SEAFOOD, EVEN A LITTLE FLORIDA HISTORY, THIS WEEKEND.

HERE IS A LOOK AT SOME "THINGS 2 DO."

THE 77TH ANNUAL SANIBEL SHELL SHOW JUST WRAPPED UP FOR THE DAY.

IT'S GOING ON AGAIN TOMORROW AT THE SANIBEL COMMUNITY HOUSE.

YOU CAN CHECK OUT SHELL DISPLAYS FROM AROUND THE WORLD, AND THE ISLAND. Return to index of stories...


OLD FLORIDA FESTIVAL-CG


YOU CAN SEE WHAT FLORIDA WAS LIKE BEFORE STRIP MALLS, AIRPORTS AND INTERSTATES.

THE OLD FLORIDA FESTIVAL IS HAPPENING TOMORROW AND SUNDAY, AT THE COLLIER COUNTY MUSEUM.

YOU CAN LEARN ABOUT FRONTIERS, CATTLE RANCHERS, INDIANS AND SPANISH CONQUISTADORS. Return to index of stories...


SHRIMP FEST ON FMB-ZM MAP VO OC BNR


AND THE SHRIMP FESTIVAL WILL BE A BIG EVENT ON FORT MYERS BEACH THIS WEEKEND.

THE MATANZAS PASS BRIDGE CLOSES AT NINE AM TOMORROW FOR THE PARADE.

THE PARADE STARTS AT 10.

EVERY KIND OF DISH YOU CAN IMAGINE WILL BE SERVED. BOTH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

EACH YEAR THE FESTIVAL HONORS THE SHRIMPERS WHO CALL FORT MYERS BEACH THEIR HOME PORT.

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT SHRIMP FEST, THE SHELL SHOW AND THE OLD FLORIDA FESTIVAL, GO TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-1 SHOT


IF YOU'RE SUPPORTING THE SUSAN G KOMEN FOUNDATION, YOU'RE SUPPORTING GROUPS LIKE THESE--

NEXT WE VISIT A LOCAL CENTER THAT HELPS BREAST CANCER PATIENTS AND SURVIVORS *AFTER THEIR SURGERIES.

ALL NEW AT SIX -

NBC-2 UNCOVERS THE ABUSIVE MONTHS AFTER A PUPPY WAS ADOPTED IN LEE COUNTY. AND THEN KILLED BY HER OWNER. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) KOMEN LYMPHEDEMA-VO WIPE


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TZ2 B) lee co animal cruelty-SS


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MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS


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KOMEN LYMPHEDEMA-2SHOT


NBC2 CONTINUES OUR SPECIAL SERIES ON THE WAYS WE ARE FIGHTING BREAST CANCER IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

MANY TIMES -- DEALING WITH THE ACTUAL CANCER IS JUST PART OF THE BATTLE.

WE DON'T TALK AS MUCH ABOUT THE COMPLICATIONS THAT GO ALONG WITH THE CANCER.

OUR NICK CILETTI INTRODUCES US TO ONE LOCAL WOMAN TRYING TO CHANGE ALL THAT. Return to index of stories...


KOMEN LYMPHEDEMA-PKG


NATS - MASSAGE

THIS MAY LOOK LIKE A RELAXING, LUXURIOUS AND LEISURLY MASSAGE.

BUT IT'S ACTUALLY HELPING LAWANA WILEY IN WAYS WE CAN'T EVEN SEE.

17:35 -

When it swells up to a certain extent, if I do too much, I have to wrap it at night 17:39

THAT SWELLING IN HER ARM IS A SIDE EFFECT OF BREAST CANCER.

LAWANA WAS DIAGNOSED WITH STAGE 3 IN 2011.

DOCTORS REMOVED SOME OF HER LYMPH NODES DURING ONE OF HER SURGERIES.CAUSING FLUID TO BUILD UP INSIDE HER BODY.

IT'S A CONDITION CALLED "LYMPHEDEMA"

I was a little bit stunned. I had no idea what it was, what the implications were or any of that

CLAIRE HAUENSTEIN SURE KNOWS WHAT IT IS.

SHE'S HAD LYMPHEDEMA SINCE 2002.SHORTLY AFTER SHE WAS ALSO DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER.

2:21 - 2:25

I said to my husband one day, "My arms seems swollen, I had this swelling in my arm

AT THE TIME.

CLAIRE HAD NO IDEA WHAT THE DISORDER WAS AND SOON REALIZED OTHER WOMEN WERE IN THE SAME BOAT.

SO SHE DECIDED TO FOUND "LYMPHEDEMA RESOURCES" HERE IN LEE COUNTY.

IN THE PAST NINE YEARS.KOMEN HAS GIVEN THE GROUP MORE THAN $200,000 TO HELP MORE THAN 500 PEOPLE GET THE MASSAGE THERAPY AND COMPRESSION GARMENTS THEY NEED TO KEEP THEIR LYMPHEDEMA UNDER WRAPS.

THAT HELP CAME FOR LAWANA AT A TIME SHE NEEDED IT THE MOST.

16:36 -

What else can happen? You know I lost my job, I was diagnoseo with cancer, thinking i would have a job to go back to 16:45

NO JOB MEANT NO HEALTH INSURANCE FOR LAWANA.

THE THERAPY YOU'RE SEEING RIGHT NOW CAN RUN $75 EACH.

LYMPHEDEMA RESOURCES WILL PAY FOR TEN SESSIONS FOR LAWANA.AND ALSO BUY HER COMPRESSION GARMENTS.WHICH CAN COSTS HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS.

NATS --

LAWANA MAY HAVE TO DEAL WITH LYMPHEDEMA FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE.

BUT -- SHE'S GRATEFUL CLAIRE'S GROUP HAS HELPED HER FIND A HEALING TOUCH.

Through them it's possible

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KOMEN LYMPHEDEMA-ONCAM


SINCE 2002 --

KOMEN OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAS GIVEN FIVE POINT NINE MILLION DOLLARS TO 19 LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS LIKE LYMPHEDEMA RESOURCES. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


THE PREGNANT MOM WHO DROVE INTO THE ROUGH SURF OFF DAYTONA BEACH -- TONIGHT, IS CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER AND CHILD ABUSE.

"She definitely tried to kill her children from everything we have seen."

NEW AT 5:30 --

WHAT THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS SHE TOLD HER KIDS MOMENTS BEFORE THE VAN HIT THE WATER.

AND --

COME NOVEMBER -- FLORIDIANS WILL VOTE ON **MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

BUT COULD **RECREATIONAL POT SOON MAKE IT ON THE BALLOT?

THE PUSH FROM THE STATEHOUSE --

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A) FL OCEAN CHARGES-SOTVO-WIPE


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B) RECREATIONAL POT-VOTOPS


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