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ICYMI: Teacher Troubles, Family Secrets, and More

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    Former Students Speak Out About Teacher Accused of Assault

    NBC 6 Investigator Willard Shepard has more details from the former students who say their middle school teacher, Wendell Nibbs, assaulted them.

    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019)

    Here are some of the top stories from the past week you may have missed from NBC 6 News:

    Teacher Troubles: Former Students Tell Their Sexual Misconduct Stories

    A former teacher and coach from Brownsville Middle School, Wendell Nibbs, is being accused by nine former students of sexual misconduct. Some of his alleged victims were as young as 14 when they claim he raped or harassed them, often repeatedly over the course of the school year. Several of the girls spoke to NBC 6 investigators and explained they did not come forward with the allegations earlier due to Nibbs' threats that he would hurt them if they did. Nibbs is now behind bars awaiting trial and facing multiple felony charges, though he has pleaded not guilty.

    'I Was Numb': Family Secrets Come to Light After DNA Tests

    The idea that your life could be turned upside down from some spit on a cotton swab isn't what most people expect when they go looking for their ancestry. But that is exactly what happened to one family when a dad found out he was not the biological father of the two men he thought were his sons. Home DNA test kits have grown in popularity over the last decade, and the story of what Gerry found out about his children is one example of the uncomfortable family secrets these can reveal.

    Family Secrets Come to Light After DNA TestsFamily Secrets Come to Light After DNA Tests

    More than 20 million people have shared their DNA with home testing companies that make it clear the results can be "unexpected facts" about yourself. But for one family, the unexpected fact shook their family tree down to the roots.

    (Published Friday, Nov. 8, 2019)

    Survivor of Pompano Beach Lightning Strike Leaves Hospital

    Nearly 100 days after he was struck by lightning in Pompano Beach, a South Florida man was finally able to go home on Thursday. Nick Williams had been enjoying a nice summer day, reading and praying with a Bible app on his phone, when he was struck by lightning and went into cardiac arrest. In the ambulance, he died for four minutes before the paramedics were able to revive him. The accident happened four months before Williams was set to get married, but the wedding has now been postponed to allow him more time to heal.

    Florida Man Who Survived Lightning Strike to Return HomeFlorida Man Who Survived Lightning Strike to Return Home

    Nick Williams, who has been paralyzed since he was a teenager, was struck by lightning while sitting in his wheelchair. Now, after more than three months, he's going home.

    (Published Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019)

    Florida Among States Devastated by Hurricanes Getting Share of $800 Million in Farm Aid

    Florida's Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced Friday that the federal government would be sending $800 million in aid to farmers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina, the states that were most devastated by hurricanes Michael and Florence last year. Nearly half of the money will benefit Florida timber farmers, who suffered catastrophic losses when Hurricane Michael came ashore in October 2018 and destroyed 2.8 million acres of timberland.

    Drone Footage Shows Scale of Hurricane Michael DevastationDrone Footage Shows Scale of Hurricane Michael Devastation

    Hundreds of homes were destroyed by Michael last week.

    (Published Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019)

    Brickell Woman Fights Scooter Parking Fee

    A woman who regularly enjoys using Uber's Jump scooters to get around Brickell was shocked to find out she had been charged almost $30 for a ride that should have cost $3. NBC Responds was able to get in contact with Uber, which realized a GPS glitch on the scooter the woman had used led to her being unfairly charged. Scooter users do have to pay a $25 fee, however, if they leave their scooter in a restricted parking zone.

    Brickell Woman Fights Scooter Parking FeeBrickell Woman Fights Scooter Parking Fee

    A woman told NBC 6 Responds she paid a lot more than usual for a scooter ride home from work.

    (Published Monday, Nov. 4, 2019)

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