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DIRECTORS PAGE FL ELDERLY CARE-SOTVO-BNR
HLA strip club hit and run-trx VOTOPS TEASE ONE-2SHOT
HLB animal hospital fire-trx VOTOPS TZ1 A) FLESH EATING BACTERIA-VO-WIPE
HLC lightning strike victim-trx VOTOPS TZ1 B) COLLIER BRUSH FIRE-VOTOPS or LIVE
BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC
TOSS TO CHLOE-SS MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS
COLLIER BRUSH FIRE-LIVEU 2 ROBERT WX OPEN-CLIP
COLLIER BRUSH FIRE-VO FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
COLLIER BRUSH FIRE-VO FIRE UPDATE FOR 5:15-trx SS, VO
COLLIER BRUSH FIRE-LIVEU 2 TOSS TO LUCAS-trx PLASMA-LIVE
TRANSGENDER MURDER ARREST -trx SS, OC FLESH EATING BACTERIA-REM-7
TOSS TO CLIFTON-trx SOTVO, SS, OC FLESH EATING BACTERIA-PKG
STRIP CLUB HIT & RUN-BUBBA FLESH EATING BACTERIA-REM-7
STRIP CLUB HIT & RUN-PKG NAPLES FORECLOSURE-BNR-OC
STRIP CLUB HIT & RUN-BUBBA HUMANE SOCIETY VOLUNTEERS-VO-WIPE
FMB LIGHTNING VICTIM UPDATE-SS in PLASMA, SOTVO HUMANE SOCIETY VOLUNTEERS-SOTVO-BNR
FMB LIGHTNING VICTIM UPDATE-trx PKG TEASE TWO-2SHOT
FMB LIGHTNING VICTIM UPDATE-OC TZ2 A) BACK FROM CHINA-SOTVO
TOSS TO STACEY-trx VO in TC MON, SS-FLYOUT TZ2 B) NEW AT 6 TEASE-BNR-VOTOPS
FM ANIMAL HOSPITAL FIRE-REM-2 FAMILY BACK FROM CHINA-trx SOTVO, 2-SHOT
FM ANIMAL HOSPITAL FIRE-PKG FAMILY BACK FROM CHINA-PKG
FM ANIMAL HOSPITAL FIRE-REM-2 NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT
NORTH NAPLES GARAGE FIRE-trx VOTOPS A) ARMSTRONG OPTING KIDS OUT OF TESTS-SOTVO WIPE
SCOTT CRIST ETHICS COMPLAINTS-VO B) AX INTO CAR IN MA-SSTOPS


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HLA strip club hit and run-trx VOTOPS


A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION MARRED BY TRAGEDY --

A YOUNG MAN MOWED DOWN BY A HIT AND RUN DRIVER.

TONIGHT HIS PARENTS OPEN UP TO NBC2 AS THEY PREPARE TO SAY GOODBYE. Return to index of stories...


HLB animal hospital fire-trx VOTOPS


25 DOGS AND CATS WERE INSIDE A BURNING ANIMAL HOSPITAL.

NBC2 WAS THERE AS PEOPLE RUSHED THE PETS TO SAFETY. Return to index of stories...


HLC lightning strike victim-trx VOTOPS


AN NBC2 EXCLUSIVE: A LEE COUNTY TEEN STRUCK BY LIGHTNING MAKING A MIRACULOUS RECOVERY.

DOCTORS THOUGHT HE WAS BRAIN DEAD, NOW HE'S BLOWING KISSES TO HIS GIRLFRIEND.

TONIGHT -- HIS MOM TELLS NBC2 ABOUT HER MIRACLE. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING NEWS OPEN-CLIP


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TOSS TO CHLOE-SS


WE BEGIN WITH BREAKING NEWS IN COLLIER COUNTY.

A BRUSH FIRE IS THREATENING SEVERAL HOMES.

THIS IS NEAR WOODLAND GRADE ROAD, IN BETWEEN GOLDEN GATE PARKWAY AND ALLIGATOR ALLEY.

NBC 2'S CHLOE MORRONI IS THERE LIVE WITH THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


COLLIER BRUSH FIRE-LIVEU 2


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COLLIER BRUSH FIRE-VO


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COLLIER BRUSH FIRE-VO


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COLLIER BRUSH FIRE-LIVEU 2


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TRANSGENDER MURDER ARREST -trx SS, OC


WE ALSO HAVE BREAKING NEWS OUT OF FORT MYERS --

WE'VE JUST LEARNED -- POLICE HAVE MADE AN ARREST IN THE MURDER OF A TRANSGENDERED WOMAN.

TERRY LYNN BRADY WAS ARRESTED TODAY FOR THE MURDER OF EDDIE JAMES OWENS -- FOUND DEAD LAST MONTH BEHIND A BUSINESS IN FORT MYERS.

OWENS IDENTIFIED AS A WOMAN AND WENT BY THE NAME YASMIN SANCHEZ.

SHE WAS FOUND SHOT AND BURNED TO DEATH. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO CLIFTON-trx SOTVO, SS, OC


Pete Saez, Father

00;41;07-14

"They're supposed to bury us, not the other way around."

HEARTBREAK FOR A FORT MYERS COUPLE --

TONGHT THEY PREPARE TO SAY GOODBYE TO THEIR SON ON HIS 23RD BIRTHDAY.

HE WAS HIT BY A SUSPECTED DRUNK DRIVER IN THE PARKING LOT OF A CLUB.

INVESTIGATOR SAY THE DRIVER WAS DRUNK.

TONIGHT -- HE'S LOCKED UP IN THE LEE COUNTY JAIL.

NBC 2'S CLIFTON FRENCH TALKED WITH THE VICTIM'S FAMILY TODAY, AS THEY WAIT TO HARVEST HIS ORGANS. TO SAVE OTHER LIVES. Return to index of stories...


STRIP CLUB HIT & RUN-BUBBA


IT'S A VERY EMOTIONAL TIME FOR THE SAEZ FAMILY.

TODAY IS THEIR SON'S BIRTHDAY.

INSTEAD OF CELEBRATING ANOTHER YEAR -- THEY'RE REMEMBERING THE SON THEY JUST LOST. Return to index of stories...


STRIP CLUB HIT & RUN-PKG


"My son was a wonderful, wonderful kid who did anything he possibly could to help anyone. He was the heart and soul of our family."

CANDLES, PICTURES, AND BASEBALL GEAR ARE NOW PILED UP IN THE SAEZ FAMILY LIVING ROOM -- AS THE REALITY SINKS IN ABOUT THEIR SON -- LUIS --

TODAY -- INSTEAD OF CELEBRATING HIS BIRTHDAY, THEY'RE CELEBRATING HIS LIFE.

"I just want to celebrate the 23 years we had with him. That's what I'm going to remember, my 23 years. Nobody can take that away."

HIS PARENTS PETE AND LYNN SAY HE WAS KNOWN FOR REMEMBERING HIS SMILE -- AND HIS GIVING HEART --

"If somebody didn't have a shirt, he would give them his shirt. Without hesitation. It didn't matter who it was."

THE 2009 SOUTH FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL GRAD, AND FOUR YEAR VARSITY BASEBALL PLAYER, WAS JUST STARTING HIS LIFE -- MOVING OUT OF HIS PARENTS HOUSE AND GETTING A PART TIME JOB --

ON SUNDAY NIGHT HE WAS CELEBRATING HIS BIRTHDAY HERE AT SCARLETTS CABARET.

ACCORDING TO THE FORT MYERS POLICE DEPARTMENT, 21-YEAR-OLD GIOVANNI CORDONA WAS IN A FIGHT WITH A WOMAN HERE, GOT INTO HIS CAR, AND STARTED YELLING AT PEOPLE IN THE PARKING LOT.

SAEZ WALKED UP TO THE CAR AND TOLD CORDONA TO LEAVE, THAT'S WHEN HE PUT THE CAR INTO REVERSE AND RAN SAEZ OVER.

'I have never felt so helpless in my life. than I have in the past 24 hours."

NOW HIS PARENTS HOPE THEIR SON CAN STILL GIVE BACK, EVEN AFTER DEATH.

"He still is a great kid. and some families are going to know how great he was with his organs." Return to index of stories...


STRIP CLUB HIT & RUN-BUBBA


THE SUSPECT GIOVANNI CORDONA IS BEING HELD ON MORE THAN 200-THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND.

MORE CHARGES COULD ALSO BE COMING.

HIS FAMILY DID NOT WISH TO TALK TO US TODAY --

MANAGEMENT AT SCARLETS CABARET ALSO DECLINED TO COMMENT.

LIVE IN THE STUDIO, CF, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


FMB LIGHTNING VICTIM UPDATE-SS in PLASMA, SOTVO


48-HOURS AFTER DOCTORS TOLD A LEHIGH ACRES MOM HER SON WAS BRAIN DEAD --

HE OPENED HIS EYES.

AND TONIGHT -- HE'S SMILING, WAVING AND EVEN BLOWING KISSES!

:01:16-

"Miracle! because they didn't expect it, they did not expect it at all."

14-YEAR OLD ZAC LATAWIEC WAS WALKING ON FORT MYERS BEACH LAST WEEK WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND AND A FAMILY FRIEND -- WHEN THEY WERE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

TODAY -- ONLY NBC 2'S HOLLIE HOJEK TALKED WITH ZAC'S MOM ABOUT WITNESSING HIS AMAZING TURNAROUND. Return to index of stories...


FMB LIGHTNING VICTIM UPDATE-trx PKG


A WEEK AGO YESTERDAY-- DANITA LOVINS WALKED INTO HEALTH PARK HOSPITAL AND NEVER LEFT.

SHE'S BEEN BY HER 14 YEAR OLD SON'S BED IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT EVER SINCE.

Danita Lovins, Zac's Mom

:05:14 i could never even curse this on my worse enemy it is the most

horrific thing anybody could ever go through.

DANITA'S SON, ZAC WAS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS.

HE'S BEEN IN A MEDICALLY INDUCED COMA- FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE.

ON SUNDAY--DOCTORS TOLD ZACS FAMILY- HE WAS BRAIN DEAD.

:00:24 I am this basket case. Everyone is trying to hug me, Im just

like I need time to myself, I just need to be alone because I felt

lost, Im like I'm losing my kid, youre telling me he is going to die

is what you're telling me

24 HOURS LATER---

Danita Lovins, Zac's mom

:01:16 miracle! because they didn't expect it, they did not expect it at all.

ZAC OPENED HIS EYES FOR THE FIRST TIME ON MONDAY.

::00:00 just open your eyes for mom, just open your eyes for mom- cus

then I know you're ok! and bam! he opened his eyes.

::00:58

IN A MATTER OF TWO DAYS--

DANITA SAID SHE WENT FROM THINKING ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT TO DONATE HER SONS ORGANS--

TO SEEING HIM ALIVE--

hollie- what was it like?

oh my god! giving birth! giving birth, having them, putting them in

your arms. Its like ooooh. Because they're open, they're opening

longer, they're opening wider, theyre opening big and hes looking side

by side, it's just oooh amazing.

:14

ZAC IS STILL ON A VENTILATOR TONIGHT.

DOCTORS SAY HE HAS A LONG ROAD TO RECOVERY AHEAD.

:07:07 I told him this morning i said, I cant wait zachary to get that

tube out of your mouth so I can give you the biggest kiss and have

your arms around me and give me a hug and tell you I love you, I love

you, I love you! Because I can't say I love you enough.

IN FORT MYERS HH NBC2. Return to index of stories...


FMB LIGHTNING VICTIM UPDATE-OC


COMING UP, TONIGHT AT 6 -- WE'LL TALK TO A PEDIATRIC SPECIALIST WHO WORKS WITH PEOPLE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO STACEY-trx VO in TC MON, SS-FLYOUT


WORKERS AT A LEE COUNTY ANIMAL HOSPITAL ARE CLEANING UP TONIGHT AFTER FIRE RIPPED THRU THE CLINIC EARLIER TODAY.

ALL OF THE ANIMALS AT THE EASTSIDE HOSPTIAL ON PALM BEACH BOULEVARD ARE SAFE.

NBC-2 ANCHOR STACEY DEFFENBAUGH WAS THERE AS FIREFIGTHERS --WORKED TO MAKE SURE EVERY BEING, TWO OR FOUR LEGGED GOT OUT SAFE.

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FM ANIMAL HOSPITAL FIRE-REM-2


THEY WOULD NORMALLY BE READY TO CALL IT DAY HERE AT EASTSIDE ANIMAL HOSPTIAL --

BUT THEY'LL BE HERE MOST OF THE NIGHT WORKING, HOPING TO RE-OPEN SOON.

WHEN WE ARRIVED AROUND NOON -- IT WAS CHAOS, AS THE STAFF HERE, WORKING TIRELESSLY TO MAKE SURE ALL THE ANIMALS WERE SAFE AND ACCCOUNTED FOR. Return to index of stories...


FM ANIMAL HOSPITAL FIRE-PKG


Adrienne Gettman/Office Manager: 13:44:24 We had people in examine rooms, normal day and then the building just started filling up with smoke. " 13:14:29

CERTAINLY NOT A TYPICALLY WEDNESDAY FOR OFFICE MANAGER ADRIENNE GETTMAN. SHE OPENED THE DOORS AT 9 AND NEARLY 3 HOURS LATER, WAS FORCED TO PUT THE HOSPTIAL'S EMERGENCY PLAN IN PLACE. -

13:14:42, We have planned for this, so we have praticed, so we were prepared. 13:14:47

TEH 1ST PRIORITY GETTING ALL 25 ANIMALS OUT SAFELY.

Wolfie/ brings dogs to hosptial. 13:13:27 the problem was they had more animals than they did hands, so it was a rush to get everybody out. 13:13:3

WOLFIE WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF HIS APPOINMENT WITH HIS 2 DOGS. HE SAYS THE STAFF WAS GREAT AND INSTRUCTED EVERYONE ON WHAT TO DO.

13:13:34 "We have been with the doctor here for almost 30 years and they are just the most marvelous people." 13:13:41

TONIGHT THE FIRE CHIEF SAYS IT WAS AN ELECTRICAL FIRE THAT STARTED IN THE CELING OF ONE OF THE BACK OFFICES. THEY ARE STILL TOTALINF THE AMOUNT OF DAMAGE, BUT THE GOOD NEWS, ALL 25 CATS AND DOGS MADE IT OUT AND ARE DOING WELL TONIGHT.

13:15: 13: everyone's perfect. Return to index of stories...


FM ANIMAL HOSPITAL FIRE-REM-2


LIVE IN FORT MYERS, STACEY DEFFENBAUGH, NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


NORTH NAPLES GARAGE FIRE-trx VOTOPS


A FRIGHTENING MORNING FOR A NORTH NAPLES WOMAN --

HER CAR CAUGHT FIRE AND MELTED THE INSIDE OF HER GARAGE!

THE WOMAN HAD JUST PULLED INTO HER GARAGE -- WHEN THE CAR STARTED SMOKING.

INVESTIGATORS THINK SOME RECENT REPAIR WORK ON THE ENGINE MAY BE THE CAUSE CAUSE.

NO ONE WAS HURT.

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SCOTT CRIST ETHICS COMPLAINTS-VO


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT AND CHARLIE CRIST ARE OFF THE HOOK FOR ETHICS COMPLAINTS.

TODAY -- THE FLORIDA COMISSION OF ETHICS DISMISSED COMPLAINTS AGAINST BOTH MEN.

AN ACTIVIST CLAIMED SCOTT'S INVESTMENT IN A FRENCH OIL SERVICES COMPANY -- THAT DRILLS IN COLLIER COUNTY -- WAS A CONFLICT OF INTEREST.

WHILE A TOP OFFICIAL WITH THE FLORIDA REPUBLICAN PARTY FELT CRIST MISUSED HIS OFFICE IN 20-10 WHEN HE APPOINTED A LAW FIRM PARTNER TO A PANEL THAT NOMINATES JUDGES. Return to index of stories...


FL ELDERLY CARE-SOTVO-BNR


NEARLY 60-PERCENT OF ADULTS IN FLORIDA ARE WORRIED ABOUT CARING FOR THEIR AGING PARENTS!

Tom Groesbeck, Florida Health Care Association

"Adult Floridians are nervous about their ability to help people meet their parent's needs. They are apprehensive about the strain those needs may place on their own lives, as well as their families lives."

TO HELP WORK THROUGH THESE ISSUES -- THE FLORIDA HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION JUST LAUNCHED A NEW WEBSITE TO HELP FLORIDIANS EXPLORE THEIR LONG-TERM HEALTHCARE OPTIONS AND MAKE DECISIONS BEFORE THEY BECOME NECESSARY.

WE MADE IT EASY FOR YOU BY PUTTING A LINK ON NBC DASH-2 DOT-COM.

FLORIDA HAS THE HIGHEST AGE AVERAGE IN THE COUNTRY.

MORE THAN 20-PERCENT OF RESIDENTS ARE OVER THE AGE OF 65. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


ONE PERSON IS DIED AND ANOTHER SICK FROM A FLESH-EATING BACTERIA -- FOUND IN THE GULF OF MEXICO.

TODAY -- NBC 2 TALKED WITH LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIALS ABOUT THE DANGERS.

NEXT AT FIVE, WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO IN THE WATER

AND -- NBC 2 IS STAYING ON TOP OF BREAKING NEWS IN COLLIER COUNTY -- WHERE A BRUSH FIRE IS THREATENING SEVERAL HOMES.

WE HAVE A CREW AT THAT AREA TO GIVE US CONSTANT UDPATES. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) FLESH EATING BACTERIA-VO-WIPE


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TZ1 B) COLLIER BRUSH FIRE-VOTOPS or LIVE


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TZ1 C) WEATHER TEASE-STC


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MARKET CLOSE-CGTOPS


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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.

CHANGES AHEAD TO CLOSE THE WORK WEEK

The onshore flow from the Gulf of Mexico continued Wednesday, with the the bulk of the activity in inland areas. Scattered showers and storms will likely continue this evening in inland areas, with temps in the 80s. We'll see the activity die down overnight, with lows in the mid to upper 70s.

We have more onshore flow on Thursday, which will again bring scattered activity in coastal areas in the morning hours. More activity will be possible this afternoon, with the best chance for activity in areas east of I-75. Highs on Thursday will be in the low 90s.

Changes will arrive on Friday. Winds will shift to the southeast and east to close the work week, ending the coastal threat for AM rain. The winds will also provide a better chance for PM storms in the Urban Corridor, with highs in the low 90s.

More moisture will enter the area for the weekend, increasing the threat for scattered activity. The best chance for rain will be in the PM hours both Saturday and Sunday, with highs in the low 90s.

The moisture remains in place on Monday, before slightly drier air is expected to roll in by Tuesday. Temps next week look to remain in the low 90s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

We are still keeping a very close eye on a disturbance sitting in the Atlantic between the Lesser Antilles and the west coast of Africa. The system is much weaker than Tuesday, and the National Hurricane Center has reduced the chance for development to 50%.

The disturbance is still expected to move west and eventually curving northwestward. Right now, it does not look like it will be impacting Florida.

Elsewhere, weak tropical waves are developing in the Atlantic but no major activity is expected over the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


FIRE UPDATE FOR 5:15-trx SS, VO


WE'RE MONITORING BREAKING NEWS IN COLLIER COUNTY --

A 50-ACRE BRUSH FIRE IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES THREATENING HOMES.

THIS IS BETWEEN GOLDEN GATE BOULEVARD AND ALLIGATOR ALLEY.

FIRE DEPARTMENTS ACROSS THE COUNTY ARE THERE RIGHT NOW TRYING TO FIGHT THE FLAMES -- THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE ON STANDBY IN CASE THEY NEED TO EVACUATE HOMES.

WE HAVE MULTIPLE CREWS ON SCENE RIGHT NOW WORKING TO GET NEW INFORMATION -- COUNT ON US TO KEEP YOU INFORMED AS THE STORY DEVELOPS -- ANOTHER LIVE REPORT AT 5:30. Return to index of stories...


TOSS TO LUCAS-trx PLASMA-LIVE


ONE PERSON IS DEAD, ANOTHER SICK. FROM A FLESH-EATING BACTERIA FOUND IN THE GULF OF MEXICO.

THE VICTIMS ARE IN SARASOTA COUNTY.

TONIGHT FLORIDA HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE SENDING OUT A WARNING ABOUT THIS BACTERIA THAT GROWS IN THE WARM WATER.

NBC-2'S LUCAS SEILER IS LIVE ALONG THE CALOOSAHATCHEE. LUCAS a lot OF PEOPLE WONDERING IF ITS SAFE TO GO in the WATER NOW

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FLESH EATING BACTERIA-REM-7


THERE HAVEN'T BEEN ANY RECENT CASES OF VIBRIO VULNIFICUS HERE IN LEE COUNTY --

BUT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN GETTING SICK FROM OTHER TYPES OF BACTERIA FOUND IN THE WATER THAT AREN'T AS SERIOUS -- LIKE STREP.

ALTHOUGH A VERY IMPORTANT REMINDER --

VIBRIO VULNIFICUS IS ALWAYS IN THE WATER IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

YOU JUST NEED TO KNOW IF YOU'RE AT RISK OR NOT BEFORE GOING SWIMMING. Return to index of stories...


FLESH EATING BACTERIA-PKG


NAT beach, tight shot of legs

IT'S AS SIMPLE AS ONE DIP IN THE WATER.

"It's always out there. it's always been out there. it's always going to be out there."

NAT splash

AND IT COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER - IT DID FOR 11 PEOPLE IN FLORIDA THIS YEAR.

"I had no idea about this at all."

IT'S CALLED VIBRIO VULNIFICUS

"Vibro. what?"

"Vibrial Vinificus?"

IT'S ONE OF SEVERAL HARMFUL BACTERIAS FOUND IN OUR COAST - ONLY THIS KIND IS DEADLY 50 PERCENT OF THE TIME.

"I had no idea and I would have never known if someone hadn't told me."

ONE PERSON DIED IN THE PAST WEEK, ANOTHER IS SICK IN SARASOTA COUNTY.

THERE HAVE BEEN TWO CASES IN LEE COUNTY THIS YEAR.

"Post a warning or something! I don't know how you'd get the word out or something."

HEALTH OFFICIALS TELL ME PEOPLE OPEN WOUNDS OR A WEAK IMMUNE SYSTEM ARE MOST AT RISK.

"That's really serious. glad I don't have any open wounds."

AN ELDERLY WOMAN SHOWED US HER UNHEALED WOUNDS FROM A RECENT SURGERY. TOO EMBARRASSED TO GO ON CAMERA BECAUSE SHE HAD NO IDEA SHE WAS AT HIGH RISK.

"You want to get that taken care of. make sure that's cleansed properly and make sure that you get treated properly by a healthcare professional."

AND THAT THIS WOMAN IS GOING TO DO, AS SOON AS SHE GETS HOME.

"I heard the open wounds thing was an issue, so luckily we don't have any cuts or anything. someone else told us you can only get it if you ingest it."

YOU WON'T GET VIBRIO VULNIFICUS FROM SWALLOWING WATER IN THE GULF. BUT YOU CAN GET IT FROM EATING RAW SHELLFISH.

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FLESH EATING BACTERIA-REM-7


THE ONE DEATH IN SARASOTA COUNTY AND ANOTHER WHO BECAME ILL THERE - THEY HAD MEDICALLY COMPROMISING CONDITIONS.

I CHECKED WITH THE HEALTH DEPARTMENTS IN LEE, COLLIER AND CHARLOTTE COUNTIES,

THERE HAVE BEEN NO RECENT CASES.

ALTHOUGH, I'M TOLD OTHER BACTERIA FOUND IN THE WATER LIKE STREP HAS BEEN MAKING PEOPLE SICK.

LIVE IN LEE COUNT, LUCAS SEILER, NBC-2. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES FORECLOSURE-BNR-OC


FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THE CITY OF NAPLES WILL FORECLOSE ON A PROPERTY.

THE ABDANONED CONSTRUCTION SITE ON 8TH AVENUE SOUTH HAS BEEN EMPTY FOR 6 YEARS -- AND RACKED UP MORE THAN 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN FINES AND LIENS. Return to index of stories...


HUMANE SOCIETY VOLUNTEERS-VO-WIPE


THE GULF COAST HUMANE SOCIETY NEEDS YOUR HELP.

THE NO-KILL SHELTER IS IN DESPERATE NEED OF VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS.

USUALLY -- THEY GET A LOT OF HELP FROM SEASONAL RESIDENTS --

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HUMANE SOCIETY VOLUNTEERS-SOTVO-BNR


:03-:18 "we survive by donations, grants and requests, right now this time of year everyone goes back north.walk the dogs and socialize the cats."

ANY HELP IS APPRECIATED.

IF YOU HAVE A FEW HOURS TO SPARE EACH WEEK AND WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER -- WE HAVE INFORMATION ON OUR OUR WEBSITE, NBC DASH-2 DOT-COM. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2SHOT


A HAPPY HOMECOMING FOR A NAPLES FAMILY.

ALBEIT A LITTLE LATER THAN THEY EXPECTED.

THEY WENT TO CHINA TO ADOPT A LITTLE GIRL AND WERE STUCK THERE FOR 5 DAYS.

19:37:45-:49

Hallelujah we are so happy. It is, it's a remarkable feeling.

NEXT AT 5 --

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TZ2 A) BACK FROM CHINA-SOTVO


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TZ2 B) NEW AT 6 TEASE-BNR-VOTOPS


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FAMILY BACK FROM CHINA-trx SOTVO, 2-SHOT


"My son and I were screaming, jumping. Zoey was probably like what's going on?"

TONIGHT -- A NAPLES FAMILY IS HOME -- AFTER A HARROWING ORDEAL ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD.

THEY FLEW TO CHINA THREE WEEKS AGO TO ADOPT A 4-YEAR OLD GIRL.

BUT RIGHT WHEN THEY WERE ABOUT TO COME HOME -- THERE WAS A COMPUTER CRASH AT THE STATE DEPARTMENT AND THEY WERE STRANDED FOR 5 DAYS.

NBC 2'S BRYAN ANDERSON SHOW US THE FAMILY'S LONG JOURNEY HOME. Return to index of stories...


FAMILY BACK FROM CHINA-PKG


VOICE OF CARISSA JOHNSON

:01-:06

Here we are. We're getting on the van to head to the airport because we are going home. Yay!

IT'S A HOMECOMMING PUT ON HOLD FOR 5 EXCRUSIATING DAYS.

NAPLES MOTHER STACEY LINS WAS FINALLY LEAVING CHINA AFTER ADOPTING HER 4 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER.

BEST FRIEND CARISSA JOHNSON DOCUMENTED THEIR 36 HOUR JOURNEY BACK.

:7-:11 VOICE OF CARISSA JOHNSON

Zoey! we're going home! We're going home, we're going home!

LITTLE ZOEY MAY NOT SPEAK OR UNDERSTAND MUCH ENGLISH YET.

THAT SMILE TELLS YOU SHES KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT HOME MEANS.

STACEY LINS, NAPLES MOTHER

19:26:26-:29

She's going to fit in just fine and it's just exciting.

STACEY SAYS THEY WERE ONLY SUPPOSED TO BE IN CHINA FOR TWO WEEKS.

BUT A DAY BEFORE DEPARTURE.THE LIFE-CHANGING TRIP TOOK ON A WHOLE NEW MEANING.

THE STATE DEPARTMENT SAYS A GLOBAL COMPUTER CRASHED.

ZOEY COULDN'T GET HER VISA SO THEY WERE STRANDED.

CARISSA JOHNSON, STACEY'S BEST FRIEND

19:36:19-:25

What do you mean we can't leave? And it's odd to be in a foreign country and someone tell you can't go anywhere.

HOURS TURNED TO DAYS THEN ALMOST A WEEK.

WHEN FINALLY THEY WOKE UP TO THE NEWS THEY HAD DESPERATELY BEEN WAITING FOR.

CARISSA

19:37:45

Hallelujah we are so happy.

STANDUP

Of all the ways to find out, Stacey says she saw on Facebook, someone in their group post that the children were finally getting their visas.

STACEY LINS, NAPLES MOTHER

19:17:02

I can't even tell you. She was in the shower, my son and I were screaming, jumping. Zoey was probably like what's going on?

AT THIS POINT NOTHING COULD DAMPEN THEIR SPIRITS.

NOT EVEN A NIGHT SPENT ON THE FLOOR AT THE HONG KONG AIRPORT.

AND NOW BACK IN NAPLES, LITTLE ZOEY IS SHOWING NO SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN.

CARISSA

19:40:04

Just pure joy, pure elation.

STACEY SAYS ADOPTING ZOEY TOOK 17 MONTHS.

THAT'S MORE THAN A YEAR WELL WORTH THE WAIT FOR THIS MOTHER CELEBRATING HER BIRTHDAY THURSDAY.

STACEY

19:24:47-:50

We can all celebrate together. It's going to be a good birthday. I'm very excited.

IN NAPLES, BRYAN ANDERSON, NBC2. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT 530-BNR-2SHOT


A MEMBER OF THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD TAKES A PUBLIC STANCE AGAINST STANDARDIZED TESTING.

DON ARMSTRONG SAYS HE WILL NOT LET HIS OWN KIDS TAKE THE TESTS.

It's hurting our education. It's hurting our kids. It's hurting our teachers.

HE EXPLAINS WHY NEXT AT 5:30.

AND WHAT HE HOPES HIS DECISION LEADS TO.

PLUS: THE STORY BEHIND THE MOST DRAMATIC PICTURE OF THE DAY.

IMAGINE this FLYING OFF A TRUCK YOUR DRIVING BEHIND. Return to index of stories...


A) ARMSTRONG OPTING KIDS OUT OF TESTS-SOTVO WIPE


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B) AX INTO CAR IN MA-SSTOPS


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