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UNBELIEVABLE ACCUSATIONS AGAINST A CHARLOTTE COUNTY NURSE.

NBC-2 IS UNCOVERING NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE MAN SUSPECTED OF STEALING MEDICINE FROM HIS DYING PATIENTS. Return to index of stories...


HLB grow house bust-trxSS


PLUS - CAPE CORAL POLICE TRUSTED THEIR NOSES AND FOLLOWED THEM RIGHT TO A MASSIVE GROW HOUSE OPERATION - FINDING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF POT. Return to index of stories...


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11:16:01 "My hair, the chute was on fire"

ALL NEW AT SIX.

A CAPE CORAL WORLD WAR TWO VETERAN BLOWN OUT OF HIS PLANE ON D-DAY, SHARES HIS FRIGHTENING EXPERIENCE OF STORMING THE BEACHES OF NORMANDY. Return to index of stories...


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

THE MAN WAS PULLED OVER FOR HAVING A BROKEN TAIL LIGHT.

BUT WHEN THE OFFICER NOTICED A PILL INSIDE HIS CAR, THE FOLLOWING INVESTIGATION REVEALED *SEVERAL PRESCRIPTIONS BELONGED TO HIS PATIENTS.

NBC-2'S LUCAS SEILER IS OUTSIDE THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY JAIL.

LUCAS, HOW LONG HAVE THESE PATIENTS BEEN WITHOUT THEIR MEDICATION? Return to index of stories...


HOSPICE NURSE ACCUSED OF STEALING MEDS-REM-LIVE


HEATHER AND PETER - IT'S DIFFICULT TO TELL HOW LONG THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON - WE'RE TOLD JAMES VAN VRENKEN - WHO IS BEHIND BARS - WOULD RECORD THE MEDICATION AS "DELIVERED" TO HIS PATIENTS… BUT POLICE SAY THEY NEVER WERE DELIVERED.

NOW, DETECTIVES ARE QUESTIONING WHETHER *ADDITIONAL* HOSPICE PATIENTS HAVE BEEN DELIBERATELY WITHOUT ACCESS TO LIVE-SAVING MEDS. Return to index of stories...


HOSPICE NURSE ACCUSED OF STEALING MEDS-BNR-PKG


:21-:30 Lucas Seiler, Charlotte County

1:01-1:10 Detective Norman Nahra, Punta Gorda Police Department

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. Return to index of stories...


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HOSPICE NURSE ACCUSED OF STEALING MEDS-REM-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. Return to index of stories...


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CAPE CORAL POLICE JUST TOOK AN INDIRECT PATH TO A BIG DRUG BUST.

OFFICERS WERE NEAR NORTHWEST FIFTY-THIRD TERRACE INVESTIGATING A REPORT OF A CAR BURGLAR. WHEN THEY DECIDED TO FOLLOW THEIR NOSE.

NBC-2'S ALEX DE ARMAS IS OUTSIDE THE HOME WITH DETAILS ABOUT WHAT THEY FOUND.

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CAPE GROW HOUSE BUST-REM-LIVE


THIS IS THE HOUSE WHERE OFFICERS FOUND 84 LARGE PLANTS OF MARIJUANA.

NEIGHBORS TELL ME THEY HAD TO DRAG THE PLANTS OUT OF THE HOUSE-- TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT LOOKS LIKE POTTING SOIL COVERING THE ENTRANCE. Return to index of stories...


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Allen South, neighbor:34-39

Dana Coston, CCPD PIO 1:01-06

84 LARGE PLANTS OF MARIJUANA-- FOUND IN ONE NORTHWEST CAPE CORAL HOME.

11:37-11:39

"Scary and shocking"

OFFICERS WERE INVESTIGATING A STRING OF CAR BURGLARIES IN THE AREA WHEN A STRONG SCENT OF MARIJUANA DISTRACTED THEM.

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THEY SNIFFED THEIR WAY TO THIS.

200,000 THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF WEED.

POLICE SAY IT BELONGED TO

JORGE BRITO AND ADYANEZ MARTINEZ- IZQUIERDO.

Allen South, neighbor

10:23-10:28

"They were dragging them out. Dragging them out by 3 to 4 plants at a time. "

ALLEN SOUTH LIVES ACROSS THE STREET-- HE SAW INVESTIGATORS RAID THE HOUSE.

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 SAY GROW HOUSES ARE OFTEN SEEN IN THE NORTHWEST AND NORTHEAST PART OF THE CITY-- WHERE HOUSE ARE MORE SPREAD OUT.

NOTICE THIS HOUSE IS FAIRLY ISOLATED-- HAS HURRICANE SHUTTERS ON THE BACK WINDOWS-- AND HAS A TALL FENCE ALL AROUND.

Dana Coston

15:27-15:39 "anytime you get a grow house operation like this it's a big bust. These types of operations of this size, this is enough quantity to materially effect the price of marijuana on the streets of southwest Florida.

POLICE SAY THE TWO CONVERTED HALF THIER HOUSE INTO A CLIMATE- CONTROLLED GROW OPERATION.

ALLEN SAID HE NEVER SUSPECTED THIS WAS JUST FEET AWAY.

Allen South, neighbor

13:17-13:24 "It's like they were sleeping in the living room and had the master and the two other bedrooms stacked with plants or something." Return to index of stories...


CAPE GROW HOUSE BUST-REM-LIVE


POLICE SAY THIS IS THE FIFTH GROW HOUSE THIS YEAR SO FAR.

THE TWO RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS ONE ARE NOW OUT OF JAIL.

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CAPE GROW HOUSE BREAKOUT-CGTOPS


GROW HOUSE BUSTS IN CAPE CORAL HIT A FOUR YEAR HIGH LAST YEAR.

THE CITY IS ON PACE TO BE BELOW THAT NUMBER THIS YEAR. Return to index of stories...


PINE MANOR MELTDOWN-OC, VO


AND NBC2 UPDATE -

14 DRUG DEALERS HAVE NOW BEEN PULLED OFF THE STREETS OF PINE MANOR.

AND DEPUTIES ARE STILL LOOKING FOR 16 MORE.

THE DRUG RAID CALLED "OPERATION MANOR MELTDOWN" IS MAKING THE LEE COUNTY COMMUNITY HAPPY.

PEOPLE TELL US IT HELPS CUT DOWN ON CRIME - HOWEVER, BECAUSE MANY ARE REPEAT OFFENDERS, THEY BELIEVE MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE. Return to index of stories...


PINE MANOR MELTDOWN-SOTVO


Shari Clark

Resident Coor. Pine Manor

25:56 having the bad stigma that comes with pine manor why do you want to go there and people are afraid 26:07

THE PINE MANOR COMMUNITY CENTER IS STARTING WITH CHILDREN IN THE COMMUNITY - HOPING TO GIVE THEM LIFE SKILLS FOR A BETTER FUTURE.

THE CENTER IS STARTING CULINARY CLASSES -- AND ARE GROWING A COMMUNITY GARDEN.

THEY ALSO ALLOW THE NEIGHBORHOOD TEENS TO WORK AT THE CENTER HELPING THEM BUILD RESUMES.

IN ALL--DEPUTIES INVOLVED IN THE OPERATION HOPE TO GET 30 DRUG DEALERS OFF THE STREETS. Return to index of stories...


LASER STRIKE INVESTIGATION-OC, VIDBOX, OC


WITHIN 36 HOURS OF ANNOUNCING A NEW NATIONWIDE CRACKDOWN, FBI AGENTS ARRESTED A TAMPA MAN FOR SHINING A LASER AT A PILOT.

LAST YEAR, 322 PILOTS REPORTED BEING HIT BY LASERS WHILE FLYING OVER FLORIDA.

SINCE 2010, 22 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED IN LEE COUNTY.

NATIONALLY MORE THAN 3800 LASER STRIKES HAVE BEEN REPORTED.

THE FBI IS NOW OFFERING 10-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO ANYONE WHO LEADS THEM TO A PERSON TARGETING A PLANE WITH A LASER. Return to index of stories...


ATV BANDIT-OC


NEW AT SIX.

BRAZEN ROBBERS STEAL AN A-T-V FROM A GARAGE - WHILE THE OWNER IS RIGHT OUTSIDE.

THE LEHIGH ACRES WOMAN QUICKLY NOTICED WHAT WAS HAPPENING AND CHASED DOWN THE THIEVES.

NBC2'S BRITTANY WHY-NER REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


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Lynn Jones/Lehigh Acres // "We don't leave it open I don't know why he left it open."

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Lynn Jones/Lehigh Acres // "A lot of crime back here./around this area?/yeah, a lot of thefts a lot of houses being broken into."

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

Lynn Jones/Lehigh Acres // 18:12:52 grabbed my keys took my truck and went down windermere spotted them coming off a side street 18:12:56

JONES CHASED A BLUE TRUCK WITH HER ATV IN THE BACK.

SHE LOST THEM WHEN THEY MADE A QUICK TURN DOWN A ?DIRT ?ROAD.

Lynn Jones/Lehigh Acres // "They could have made two left turns to get out of that area because they seen me follow them, and they didn't because they knew they were dead ends they knew where they were going."

JONES FOUND HER ATV ON THE SIDE OF THE CANAL, WITHOUT DAMAGE AND WITHOUT THE SUSPECTS.

ALTHOUGH HAPPY TO HAVE HER ATV BACK, SHE SAYS WHAT SHE REALLY WANTS IS THE FEELING OF SAFETY.

Lynn Jones/Lehigh Acres /// "I mean that I can replace I just don't like being violated like that that more upsets me than anything."

REPORTING IN LEHIGH ACRES

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BRITTANY WEINER NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


FM CAR CRASH-trxVOTOPS


A CAR SLAMMED INTO A UTILITY POLE TODAY IN FORT MYERS.

IT HAPPENED AROUND 11-30 AT HANSON STREET AND EVANS AVENUE.

THE CAR KNOCKED OVER POWER LINES, BUT WE CHECKED AND DIDN'T HEAR ABOUT ANY MAJOR OUTAGES. Return to index of stories...


CLAM PASS UPDATE-OC, VO


AN UPDATE FOR YOU -

COMMISSIONERS WILL HAVE THE FINAL SAY ON WHETHER A DREDGING PROJECT CAN HAPPEN FOR A POPULAR COLLIER COUNTY WATERWAY.

THE TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL WANTS THE COUNTY TO SPEND MORE THAN 34-THOUSAND TAX DOLLARS ON A DREDGING PERMIT FOR CLAM PASS.

LAST YEAR THE COUNTY SPENT 200-THOUSAND DOLLARS ON AN EMERGENCY DREDGING PLAN.

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL HAVE A FINAL SAY ON THE DREDGING NEXT WEEK.

COUNT ON US TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT'S DECIDED. Return to index of stories...


FCAT SCORE BREAKDOWN-OC, (2) SS


THE LATEST ROUND OF FCAT SCORES ARE OUT FOR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SCHOOLS.

IN SCIENCE, LESS THAN HALF OF LEE COUNTY EIGHTH GRADERS ARE PERFORMING AT THE LEVEL EXPECTED BY THE STATE.

48 PERCENT OF THE CLASS REACHED SCORES ACCEPTED BY STATE STANDARDS.

AS FORT MATH, MORE THAN HALF OF LEE COUNTY STUDENTS WHO TOOK THE TEST EARNED AN ACCEPTABLE SCORE.

LEE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT DOCTOR NANCY GRAHAM WAS HAPPY WITH THE MATH SCORES, BUT SAYS THE DISTRICT NEEDS TO FIND A WAY TO BOOST SCIENCE. Return to index of stories...


FCAT SCORE BREAKDOWN-SOT, OC


"Nancy Graham 2:00 - 2:20 "I will tell you the district wants to continually improve and we won't ever be satisfied and that's not just verbage for us we really mean it and want to continue to get better.

WE ALSO SPOKE WITH THE COLLIER COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT.

DOCTOR KAMELA PATTON SAYS SHE WAS PROUD OF THE STUDENT'S PLACEMENT IN READING. Return to index of stories...


FCAT SCORE BREAKDOWN-SOT, OC


"what we're even more proud of is we have a high rate of English reading learners. So that's big for us."

IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY, 38 PERCENT OF EIGHTH GRADERS PERFORMED AT THE ACCEPTED STANDARD.

COLLIER COUNTY WAS SLIGHTLY BETTER AT 39 PERCENT. Return to index of stories...


STREET SMART COLLIER COUNTY-OC, VO


KEEP THIS IN MIND PARENTS -

THIS TIME OF YEAR IS THE DEADLIEST FOR YOUNG DRIVERS.

NATIONAL HIGHWAY EXPERTS REPORT, TEENS ARE AT MOST RISK ON THE ROAD BETWEEN MEMORIAL AND LABOR DAY.

TODAY THE COLLIER SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND DRUG FREE COLLIER TEAMED UP TO GET THE WORD OUT.

THE PROGRAM IS CALLED "STREET SMART."

AN INTERACTIVE PRESENTATION SHOWS TEENS HOW TO BE SMART BEHIND THE WHEEL.

TODAY THE SPECIAL SPEAKER WAS NICK HEALEY - REMEMBER NICK?

HE'S THE BARRON COLLIER HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT WHO RECENTLY LOST HIS LEG, IN A CRASH IN GEORGIA OVER SPRING BREAK. Return to index of stories...


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" I'm very passionate now about people driving safe so I want to show the kids and adults what the effect of bad driving can be"

NICK IS STILL RECOVERING FROM THE CRASH.

A SECOND TEEN IN THE WRECK, CAMERON CONROY, HAD MINOR INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


MISSING LEHIGH WOMAN-trxOC, SS


NEW RIGHT NOW - LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES NEED HELP FINDING A 25 YEAR OLD WOMAN.

TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT YOUR T-V.

THIS IS CARRIE ANN MCDONALD.

HER MOTHER SAYS SHE LAST SPOKE WITH CARRIE LAST NIGHT.

SHE WAS ACTING STRANGE AND DEPUTIES BELIEVE SHE MAY BE IN DANGER.

IF YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHERE SHE IS CONTACT THE LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE UEP UPDATE-OC, SS, OC


NEXT WEEK - WE'VE LEARNED CAPE CORAL CITY LEADERS WILL DISCUSS THE NEXT PHASE OF THE UTILITIES EXPANSION PROJECT.

RIGHT NOW THE AREA KNOWN AS SOUTHWEST SIX AND SEVEN IN THE SOUTHWEST CAPE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

WEDNESDAY- CITY LEADERS WILL BEGINNING PLANNING CONSTRUCTION FOR THE AREA KNOWN AS NORTH 2, LOCATED ON PINE ISLAND ROAD.

CITY LEADERS WILL TALK ABOUT THE DESIGN, ALONG WITH HIRING AN ENGINEERING FIRM TO START CONSTRUCTION NEXT YEAR.

COUNT ON US FOR UPDATES. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER STOLEN CREDIT CARDS-trxOC


CRIME ALERT IN COLLIER COUNTY.

DEPUTIES TRACKED DOWN A MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING SOMEONE'S CREDIT CARD INFORMATION AND MAKING A FAKE CREDIT CARD.

WHEN INVESTIGATORS INTERVIEWED MICHAEL LARA, THEY FOUND 4 CREDIT CARDS WHERE THE NAME ON THE FRONT DID NOT MATCH THE MAGNETIC STRIP ON THE BACK.

HE WAS ARRESTED AND IS THE PRIME SUSPECT IN TWO OTHER FRAUD CASES. Return to index of stories...


LABELLE BEAR-OC, (4) SS


THIS IS THE WEEK FOR BLACK BEAR SIGHTINGS.

CHECK IT OUT.

THIS IS THE THIRD SIGHTING THIS WEEK.

YOU CAN SEE THE BEAR PERCHED IN THE TREE.

THIS TIME IN LABELLE.

AN NBC-2 VIEWER SENT US THESE PICTURES FROM CASE ROAD.

EARLIER THIS WEEK, A BEAR WAS SEEN SWIMMING IN A CAPE CORAL CANAL.

THEN, WEDNESDAY, A MAMA BEAR AND HER CUBS WERE IN A NAPLES BACKYARD. Return to index of stories...


HURRICANE TAX SEASON-OC, VO-BNR


THIS WEEKEND IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO SAVE ON HURRICANE SUPPLIES.

THE FIRST EVER HURRICANE TAX HOLIDAY ENDS THIS SUNDAY.

YOU CAN BUY FIRST AID KITS, BATTERIES, PORTABLE GENERATORS AND MORE -- ALL TAX FREE!

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN CHECKING OUT WHICH ITEMS WILL BE TAX-FREE, HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE.

WE POSTED A LINK ON NBC DASH TWO DOT COM.

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TEASE ONE


7 DECADES AGO, HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF YOUNG MEN STORMED THE BEACHES OF NORMANDY, FRANCE.

AT THE TIME, IT WAS THE LARGEST ATTACK BY SEA.

TONIGHT - ONE OF THE BRAVE PARATROOPERS FROM D-DAY SHARES HIS FRIGHTENING MISSION FROM THAT DAY.

"I ran to the door, to bail out and a shell went off, right in my

face,11:16:01 my hair was on fire the chute was on fire."

HIS INCREDIBLE STORY OF SURVIVAL, ALL NEW AT SIX.

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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


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.

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...


D DAY IN SWFL-trxSOTVO-DISS VIDBOX


"over the channel there was heavy clouds, already poor flying weather had postponed the invasion by 24 hours, but now the great operation was underway."

70 YEARS AGO TODAY, YOUNG SOLDIERS FROM THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AND BRITAIN LANDED ON THE BEACHES OF NORMANDY.

D-DAY WAS THE LARGEST SEABORNE INVASION AT THE TIME.

AT LEAST 130-THOUSAND TROOPS LANDED THAT DAY.

WITHIN A WEEK, THAT NUMBER NEARLY TRIPLED.

SEVERAL CEREMONIES ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TOOK TIME TO REMEMBER THE BRAVE SOLDIERS, WHO WERE PART OF THE NORMANDY INVASION.

NBC-2'S GEORGE SOLIS SPENT THE MORNING WITH ONE OF THE MEN WHO RISKED HIS LIFE THAT DAY AND TURNED THE TIDE OF WORLD WAR TWO. Return to index of stories...


D DAY IN SWFL-BNR-PKG


"taps music bed"

"Young man you're going to have a rendezvous with destiny"

70 YEARS LATER- PARATROOPER WITH THE 101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION JACK

ANDERSON RECALLS THE MEETING THAT WOULD CHANGE HIS LIFE.

"He said it in a real kind way and how much he appreciated.and that

was pretty much it."

A BRIEF INTERACTION WITH GENERAL DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER BEFORE TAKING PART IN THE HISTORIC EVENT THAT WOULD FOREVER CHANGE THE COURSE OF HISTORY ISN'T THE

ONLY THING ANDERSON RECALLS.

"No matter what we done we were extremely out numbered all the time."

THE DATE- JUNE 6TH 1944- D-DAY.

AN 18 YEAR OLD JACK ANDERSON WAS AIRBORNE READY TO JUMP OUT OF A

PLANE OVER NORMANDY, FRANCE.

"I ran to the door, to bail out and a shell went off, right in my

face, my hair was on fire the chute was on fire."

AMAZINGLY- HE SURVIVED-

THE DETAILS ARE HAZY NOW ABOUT THE AFTERMATH, BUT HIS WIFE OF 68

YEARS IS QUICK TO REMIND HIM.

12:35:20 "Excuse me honey tell home about going through the

thatched roof."

"Didn't I tell you going through the man's roof? Holy cow what am I doing?"

ANDERSON REMEMBERS WAKING UP IN A FRENCH COUPLE'S FARMHOUSE-

"She got down on my face and she says, you are not going to die

here, I told her I'm not going to die any place"

WOUNDED BUT STILL ALIVE ANDERSON MADE IT HOME TO HIS SOON TO BE BRIDE-

24:28:11 "We had known each other since were were 11 years old"

THREE YEARS LATER ON THE SAME DATE SHE WOULD GIVE BIRTH TO THEIR SON.

25:20:21 "1947, June 6th."

ANDERSON'S DATE WITH DESTINY- FOREVER COMMEMORATED.

"He made a mark with me."

BUT NONE GREATER THAN THAT LEFT WITH A FAMILY THANKFUL HE MADE IT HOME-

25:50:54 "We're blessed with each day we've been able to live together."

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D DAY IN SWFL-OC


ANDERSON RECEIVED THREE PURPLE HEARTS AND IS ALSO A FRENCH LEGION

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PUSH TO NIGHTLY-SSTOPS


NEXT ON NBC NIGHTLY NEWS, BRIAN WILLIAMS IS ANCHORING LIVE FROM NORMANDY.

HE SPOKE WITH VETERANS WHO HAVE RETURNED TO THE PLACE WHERE THEY CHANGED HISTORY 70 YEARS AGO TODAY AND ALSO HAS AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA. Return to index of stories...


LMHS DIVERSITY-VO


A BIG TODAY AT GULF COAST MEDICAL CENTER--- MORE THAN 100 DOCTORS, PHARMACISTS AND OTHER HEALTH PROFESSIONALS GATHERED TO LEARN ABOUT DIVERSITY WHEN IT COMES TO HEALTH CARE.

THE DIVERSITY HEALTH CARE SUMMIT - A FIRST FOR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

THE GOAL IS TO MAKE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS MORE AWARE THAT DIVERSITY IS NOT JUST ABOUT RACE AND LANGUAGE, DIVERSITY ALSO INCLUDES DISABILITIES, GENERATIONS AND CULTURAL DIFFERENCES. Return to index of stories...


LMHS DIVERSITY-SOTVO


yemisi oloruntola-coates 3122 diversity is part of the cure. just as much as we are checking peoples bp blood pressure, height weight medication. we also need to know their cultural understanding.

LEE MEMORIALS INSISTS THE TRAINING IS CRUCIAL ESPECIALLY HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BECAUSE OF OUR DIVERSE POPULATION. Return to index of stories...


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FGCU AT PITT-VO OFF TOP


THE F-G-C-U MEN'S HOOPS TEAM HAS ADDED A BIG NAME TO ITS SCHEDULE.

THE EAGLES WILL PLAY THE PITT PANTHERS IN PITTSBURGH ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30TH.

F-G-C-U ATHLETIC DIRECTOR KEN KAVANAGH TWEETED OUT THE NEWS THIS AFTERNOON.

THE TWO TEAMS HAVE NEVER FACED OFF. Return to index of stories...


AT&T CENTER AC REPAIRED-ONCAM


THE AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM INSIDE SAN ANTONIO'S A-T-AND-T CENTER HAS BEEN FIXED. AND IS FULLY OPERATIONAL AGAIN.

THAT WASN'T THE CASE LAST NIGHT. WHEN TEMPERATURES ON THE COURT FOR GAME ONE OF THE N-B-A FINALS REACHED CLOSE TO 90 DEGREES.

AND HEAT STAR LEBRON JAMES HAD TO LEAVE THE GAME WHEN HE KEPT CRAMPING UP. Return to index of stories...


FINALS REAX-SOTVO


GAME TWO OF THE FINALS IS SUNDAY NIGHT IN SAN ANTONIO AT EIGHT P-M. Return to index of stories...


MICHAEL SUCHY-ONCAM


GROWING UP IN BRADENTON.MICHAEL SUCHY GREW UP WATCHING THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES SPRING TRAINING.

NOW. THE F-G-C-U JUNIOR WILL GET TO WEAR THE PIRATES UNIFORM. Return to index of stories...


SUCHY DRAFTED BY PIRATES-VOTOPS


SUCHY WAS TAKEN TODAY BY PITTSBURGH IN 5-TH ROUND.161-ST PICK OVERALL IN THE M-L-B FIRST YEAR PLAYER DRAFT

THE OUTFIELDER TOLD US HE PLANS ON SIGNING WITH THE PIRATES AND FORE-GOING HIS SENIOR YEAR AT F-G-C-U.

SUCHY IS F-G-C-U'S SECOND HIGHEST DRAFT PICK EVER. BEHIND ONLY TWO-TIME MAJOR LEAGUE ALL-STAR CHRIS SALE.

WE SPOKE WITH SUCHY MINUTES AFTER HE WAS DRAFTED. Return to index of stories...


SUCHY PHONER-SOTTOPS


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NFL HS FOOTBALL CAMP-VOTOPS


NEARLY 200 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS FROM 7 LOCAL HIGH SCHOOLS WERE AT NORTH FORT MYERS COMMUNITY PARK TODAY FOR THE NFL DEVELOPMENT PLAYERS CAMP

THE CAMP CULMINATES WITH SATURDAY'S 7 ON 7 TOURNAMENT.

IDA BAKER HEAD COACH BRIAN CONN HELPED ORGANIZE THE 2 DAY EVENT -- Return to index of stories...


NFL HS FOOTBALL CAMP-SOTVO


SATURDAY'S winner of 7 ON 7. ADVANCES TO NATIONAL TOURNEY IN INDIANAPOLIS LATER THIS SUMMER -- Return to index of stories...


CALIFORNIA CHROME-VOTOPS


CALIFORNIA CHROME HAS WON HIS LAST SIX RACES GOING INTO SATURDAY'S BELMONT STAKES.

IF THE THREE-YEAR-OLD COLT MAKES IT SEVEN STRAIGHT. HE'LL BE THE FIRST HORSE TO WIN THE TRIPLE CROWN SINCE AFFIRMED DID IT THIRTY-SIX YEARS AGO. Return to index of stories...


BELMONT STAKES-SSTOPS


YOU CAN WATCH THE BELMONT LIVE TOMORROW RIGHT HERE ON N-B-C TWO.

COVERAGE BEGINS AT 4-30 P-M.

POST-TIME.WHEN THE HORSES BREAK FROM THE GATES.IS 6-52. Return to index of stories...


NADAL DJOKOVIC TO FRENCH FINAL-VOTOPS


THE NUMBER ONE RANKING IN THE WORLD WILL BE ON THE LINE IN SUNDAY'S MENS FINAL OF THE FRENCH OPEN.

TOP SEEDS RAFAEL NADAL AND NOVAK DJOKOVIC EACH WON THEIR SEMIFINAL MATCHES IN STRAIGHT SETS TODAY.

NADAL IS PLAYING FOR A RECORD NINTH FRENCH OPEN TITLE.

WHICH IS PART OF THE REASON.DJOKOVIC HAS NEVER THE FRENCH. Return to index of stories...


SPORTS TOSS-ONCAM


MENS FINAL IS SUNDAY MORNING HERE ON NBC2

WOMENS FINAL TOMORROW MORNING HERE ON NBC2 Return to index of stories...


AHEAD AT 11 OPEN-CLIP


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11 PM TEASE-OC, VO


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ART WALK IN FM-OC, VO


THERE ARE PLENTY OF THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND WITH YOUR FAMILY.

ARTWALK IS TONIGHT IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

IF YOU'VE NEVER BEEN - DOZENS OF ARTISTS LINE THE STREETS IN THE RIVER DISTRICT - AND YOU CAN CHECK OUT THEIR WORKS OF ART.

THAT STARTS AT SEVEN. Return to index of stories...


JOURNEY TRIBUTE BAND-SSTOPS


TOMORROW AFTERNOON, A CONCERT TRIBUTE THE BAND JOURNEY.

IT'S IN CENTENNIAL PARK IN FORT MYERS.

IT'S FROM FIVE UNTIL TEN O'CLOCK.

TICKETS ARE 8 DOLLARS AT THE GATE.

KIDS 12 AND UNDER ARE FREE. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-4SHOT


GOODBYE Return to index of stories...