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 2021-02-28 05:33 

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'The Pandemic Isn't Over': Some Families Still Relying on Food Drives in South Florida...

It's been nearly a year since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, and many in South Florida are still struggling with the financial consequences. "The pandemic has just been, really, kind of hard," said local mother Brittany Oriole. Oriole stopp...

 2021-02-28 04:33 

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Officers in Stable Condition After Getting Hit by Vehicle in Little Havana: Police...

Two police units were hit by a driver in Northwest Miami Saturday. The motor units were in the area of Northwest 13th Avenue and 3rd Street when the incident happened. The driver of the vehicle who hit them remained on the scene and was transported to Jac...

 2021-02-28 02:53 

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Florida Adds 5,459 New COVID-19 Cases Saturday, as State Reports Over 110 More Deaths...

Florida reported more than 5,400 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, as the state's virus-related death toll increased by more than 110. The 5,459 new confirmed COVID-19 cases brought Florida's total to 1,903,682 since the outbreak began, according to fi...

 2021-02-27 23:10 

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Woman Dies After Being Trapped Under Vehicle in Pembroke Pines...

A woman was trapped under a vehicle in Pembroke Pines Saturday, when a driver pulled out of a parking space and struck her. The victim was transported to Memorial Regional Hospital and died as a result of her injuries from the crash. The driver, identifie...

 2021-02-27 22:49 

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Loaded Gun Found Inside Student's Backpack at Central Florida High School: Deputies...

A high school student in Central Florida was arrested after officers found a loaded gun inside backpack following a confrontation with a school administrator. NBC affiliate WFLA-TV reports the incident took place Friday, when a teacher at Winter Haven Hig...

 2021-02-27 22:08 

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South Florida Reps Split Along Party Lines on COVID Relief Bill...

The House voted Saturday morning to pass President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, just days after the U.S. surpassed the devastating milestone of 500,000 virus-related deaths. In a 219 to 212 vote, the Democratic-controlled House a...

 2021-02-27 20:35 

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Elusive Wetland Bird Added to Florida's Endangered Species List...

Florida has added one of the most elusive wetland birds to its endangered and threatened species. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissioners met Thursday and Friday online, adopting the eastern black rail bird to the list, in order to be consist...

 2021-02-27 20:17 

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Fallen Miccosukee Officer to be Remembered at Saturday Memorial...

Mourners will gather Saturday to honor the life a fallen South Florida police officer who died in a car accident last weekend. Miccosukee Sergeant Horacio Sebastin Dominguez will be honored at a Saturday morning memorial service in Riccardo Silva Stadium ...

 2021-02-27 19:18 

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Florida Lawmakers Face Challenges as 60-Day Session Begins...

Coronavirus, budget questions, anti-riot legislation and an attempt to reign in large technology companies will be among issues lawmakers will take up in their 60-day session that begins Tuesday. But so will bicycle seats, alcohol-to-go and baby boxes. Mo...

 2021-02-27 18:29 

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ICYMI: Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Doubted, Arrests Made in Spring Break Crackdowns...

Here are some of the top stories from the last week from NBC 6 News: Critics Question Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Readiness as COVID-19 Claims Come In As millions of Americans roll up their sleeves for a COVID-19 vaccine, the News4 I-Team has lear...

 2021-02-27 16:22 

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Central Florida School Board Recognizes Unjust Firing of Civil Rights Heads...

In 1946, the civil rights activism of Brevard County educators Harry and Harriette Moore took their jobs. In 2021, it gave them back. Nearly 70 years after their murders, the Brevard County School Board on Tuesday passed a resolution officially recognizin...

 2021-02-27 16:10 

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Florida Vaccine Updates: Broward Health Offering Doses to High Risk Patients...

As a limited supply of the coronavirus vaccine has become available across Florida, residents are understandably anxious to know when they will be able to stand in line for a dose. One of South Florida's largest hospitals will be opening their doors t...

 2021-02-27 05:51 

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Several Arrested on Human Trafficking, Drug Charges After Miami Beach Raid...

What started out as a narcotics investigation led Miami Beach police to a victim of human trafficking and a criminal enterprise with drugs, weapons and sex. At least five people are in custody after an overnight police raid in Miami Beach. Over the past f...

 2021-02-27 04:28 

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Try This If You Can't See Your 1099-G in CONNECT...

When Joseph Giambrone was laid off from his job in the cruise industry last February, he was able to get benefits without any issues, he said. "I got an email stating that I qualified for unemployment, which I proceeded to do," he said. "I was...

 2021-02-27 03:24 

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Man Walks Again After Recovering From Five Mosquito-Borne Diseases...

Taking a walk around the block is nothing to write home about for most people, but for Brett Rose, it is quite an accomplishment. He recently re-learned how to walk after he was infected with a cocktail of diseases, none of which were COVID-19. "Went ...

 2021-02-27 03:14 

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Nearly 400 Arrests Made in Miami Beach Amid Spring Break Crackdown: Mayor...

Nearly 400 arrests have been made in Miami Beach in less than three weeks amid enhanced safety measures to crack down on spring break crime and keep COVID-19 from spreading. The 397 arrests, made from Feb. 3 to 21, include 129 felonies, 145 misdemeanors, ...

 2021-02-27 02:46 

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South Florida Dad Honored by Miami Fire Rescue for Saving Family from Burning Home...

A South Florida dad was honored as a hero Friday after saving his family from their burning home several years ago. Darryl Manning was given the Live Saving Award by the City of Miami Fire Rescue. His house had caught on fire in April of 2019. "I was ...

 2021-02-27 02:09 

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Mobile Mammography Center to Offer Free Screenings at Miami Gardens Mosque Saturday...

A mobile mammography center is hoping to "drive out" breast cancer in South Florida by offering free screenings to uninsured women in Miami-Dade County. The Linda Fenner 3D Mobile Mammography Center, lovingly known as the "mammovan," is a ...

 2021-02-27 02:08 

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Florida Bills Broaden Access to Medical, Recreational Pot...

Florida could further broaden access to marijuana under a slew of bills proposed ahead of this year's legislative session that include tweaks to medical cannabis rules and even longshot measures to legalize recreational use. The bills come alongside a...

 2021-02-27 02:03 

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UM Researchers Say They've Detected Brazil, California and U.K. Variants in South Florida Covid Samples...

Researchers at the University of Miami say that they have detected variants from California, Brazil and the U.K. in South Florida over the last two weeks. According to a press release, a team at the Miller School of Medicine has tested nearly 500 positive...

 2021-02-27 01:25 

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Florida Adds 5,922 New COVID-19 Cases Friday, as State Reports Over 140 More Deaths...

Florida reported more than 5,900 new COVID-19 cases Friday, as the state's virus-related death toll increased by more than 140. The 5,922 new confirmed COVID-19 cases brought Florida's total to 1,898,223 since the outbreak began, according to figu...

 2021-02-27 00:59 

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Broward Health to Offer Vaccines to High-Risk People Ages 18+...

Broward Health announced it will open up COVID-19 vaccine appointments for at-risk individuals ages 18 and over. Patients who meet one of the following high-risk groups and are 18 and over are eligible to get the vaccine by appointment only: Asthma (moder...

 2021-02-27 00:33 

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South Florida School Bus Driver Accused of Inappropriately Touching Young Girls...

A former South Florida school bus driver accused of inappropriately touching a young girl two years ago has been arrested again on similar allegations. Adalberto Gonzalez, 70, was arrested in Miami-Dade Thursday on a charge of lewd and lascivious molestat...

 2021-02-26 23:56 

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Pythons, Iguanas: Florida Restricts Some Exotic Reptiles...

Pythons, iguanas, monitor lizards, oh my! Florida is moving to restrict 16 invasive reptile species that have wreaked havoc in the Everglades and across the state. Burmese pythons, in particular, have been especially destructive to native wildlife. "B...

 2021-02-26 22:42 

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'Disheartening': Woman Hit by Rubber Bullet Reacts to FLPD Cop Being Cleared...

The woman who was shot with a rubber bullet fired by a Fort Lauderdale police officer at a protest last year is speaking out after the cop who fired the shot was cleared of wrongdoing by his department. LaToya Ratlieff spoke Friday at the scene where she ...

 2021-02-26 22:03 

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Suspect in Vermont Mall Shooting Arrested in Miami Beach: Police...

The suspect in a shooting inside the University Mall in Vermont that injured a bystander has been arrested in Miami-Dade County, South Burlington Police said. Tyshane Smith, 18, was arrested in Miami Beach on Thursday following a fugitive investigation, p...

 2021-02-26 20:55 

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WATCH: Florida Gov. DeSantis Makes Announcement in Orlando...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was making an announcement in Orlando Friday. DeSantis was set to make the announcement at the Amway Center around 11 a.m. with his wife, First Lady Casey DeSantis. The governor spoke at Friday's Conservative Political Action...

 2021-02-26 20:41 

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Video Shows Men Rob Driver at Gunpoint at Miami-Dade Pollo Tropical Drive-Thru...

Police are searching for at least two suspects who were caught on camera robbing a driver at gunpoint in the drive-thru at a Pollo Tropical restaurant in Miami-Dade. The incident happened back in December at the Pollo Tropical on Southwest 152nd Street. I...

 2021-02-26 20:30 

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Slots Quickly Filled Friday for Publix Locations Offering Vaccines at Miami-Dade, Broward...

Not long after Publix opened their online portal for vaccine registrations in Miami-Dade and Broward counties Friday, slots for the first doses to be distributed filled quickly. People 65 and over are eligible for a vaccine and could schedule an appointme...

 2021-02-26 20:25 

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BSO Investigating After Young Woman Killed in Pompano Beach Triple Shooting...

The Broward Sheriff's Office is investigating a triple shooting in Pompano Beach that left a young woman dead and two other people injured. Officials said they received a call of a person shot at the Exxon gas station at 220 South Dixie Highway around...

 2021-02-26 17:41 

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Plans Underway to Replace Collapsed FIU Pedestrian Bridge...

Almost three years after six people were killed when a pedestrian bridge collapsed at Florida International University, plans are moving forward for a new one in the same location. In a meeting this week, the university's board of trustees approved th...

 2021-02-26 16:35 

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Police Searching for Missing Miami-Dade High School Football Coach...

Miami-Dade Police are looking for a local high school football coach who has not been seen since Wednesday. MDPD say 39-year-old Roger Pollard was last seen in the 2100 block of Northwest 113 th Terrace wearing a black shirt and red gym shorts. He was las...

 2021-02-26 15:32 

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6 Things to Know: Local Teacher Shares Story After COVID Coma, Miami Beach Hit and Run Caught on Camera...

It's Friday, February 26 th and NBC 6 has the top stories for the day. No. 1 Publix will begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine at 136 pharmacies in Miami-Dade and Broward counties beginning March 1 . People 65 and over are eligible for a vaccine an...

 2021-02-26 14:51 

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Florida Vaccine Update: Sites Open in Underserved Areas, State Age Requirement Could Be Lowered...

As a limited supply of the coronavirus vaccine has become available across Florida, residents are understandably anxious to know when they will be able to stand in line for a dose. One of the state's supermarket giants will soon be bringing the vaccin...

 2021-02-26 14:49 

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Conservative Gathering in Florida to Feature Former Pres. Trump's False Fraud Claims...

A gathering of conservatives this weekend in Florida will serve as an unabashed endorsement of former President Donald Trump's desire to remain the leader of the Republican Party — and as a forum to fan his false claim that he lost the November ...

 2021-02-26 08:59 

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Woman Accused of Crashing Car Into Miami Beach Store Before Making Casual Getaway...

A woman was arrested after she drove onto a Miami Beach sidewalk, crashed into a food market, and nearly hit a homeless woman before she casually left the scene in a getaway car. A witness shot video of the aftermath of the crash, which happened Tuesday a...

 2021-02-26 05:04 

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South Florida Teacher in Coma for 3 Weeks Following Covid Infection Expected to Recover...

After testing positive for the coronavirus, 39-year old Bretlyyn Wolff didn't feel any symptoms until one morning in December when her husband found her unconscious. "She was like, major gasping," said Wolff's husband, Donald Bravo. "T...

 2021-02-26 05:02 

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Critics Question Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Readiness as COVID-19 Claims Come In...

As millions of Americans roll up their sleeves for a COVID-19 vaccine, the News4 I-Team has learned that coronavirus-related claims are already being filed in a federal program to compensate those who suffer severe injuries or reactions. But the agency th...

 2021-02-26 04:58 

NBC 6 South Florida

I-95 Chase Suspect Faces Judge in Court...

A man accused of being the driver in a pursuit on Interstate 95 faced a judge in court Thursday. Miami-Dade police arrested Joseph Souffrant accusing him of being the driver behind the wheel of a stolen 2009 GMC truck on Wednesday. Officers tried making a...

 2021-02-26 04:17 

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New Walk-Up Vaccine Sites Aimed at Reducing Racial Disparities in Dose Distribution...

Seemingly overnight, a vaccination site popped up Thursday in Overtown, the heart of Miami's Black community. The site allows anyone 65 and older to walk in without an appointment and get a dose of the coronavirus vaccine. The public learned of it Thu...

 2021-02-26 03:46 

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City of Miami Votes to Waive Fees for Sidewalk Dining, Give Restaurants Cash Credit...

The City of Miami unanimously voted Thursday to approve a resolution that waives fees for sidewalk cafe permits and provides cash credit to restaurants to cover next year's fees. "Miami restaurant owners pay some $3,000 to $20,000 annually for the...

 2021-02-26 02:49 

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Fort Lauderdale Police Find Missing 8-Year-Old...

Police in Fort Lauderdale have found an 8-year-old boy who went missing Thursday. Jaeden Lowe had been last seen walking northbound on Federal Highway just south of the tunnel, Fort Lauderdale Police said. Shortly after sending an alert about the missing ...

 2021-02-26 01:39 

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Man Hospitalized, Gunman Sought After Shooting Outside Fort Lauderdale Gas Station...

A man was hospitalized after he was shot outside a gas station in Fort Lauderdale Thursday morning. The shooting was reported around 10 a.m. outside the Marathon station at 1490 State Road 84. Fort Lauderdale Police said the man who was shot was taken to ...

 2021-02-26 01:35 

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Publix to Offer Vaccines at Miami-Dade, Broward Pharmacies...

Publix will begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine at 136 pharmacies in Miami-Dade and Broward counties beginning March 1. People 65 and over are eligible for a vaccine and can schedule an appointment starting at 7 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26, through the onli...

 2021-02-26 01:29 

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Florida Adds 6,640 New COVID-19 Cases Thursday, as State Reports Over 130 More Deaths...

What to Know Florida reported 7,128 new COVID-19 cases and 127 more virus-related deaths among residents Wednesday The state now has 1,885,661 total COVID-19 cases dating back to March of 2020 The positivity rate for new cases in the state was 5.99% in We...

 2021-02-25 23:26 

NBC 6 South Florida

Fort Lauderdale Officer Who Shot Woman With Rubber Bullet in 2020 Protest Cleared...

A Fort Lauderdale Police officer who shot a woman with a rubber bullet during last year's protest held in the wake of the George Floyd killing has been cleared of wrongdoing following an internal affairs investigation. Det. Eliezer Ramos has been exon...

 2021-02-25 22:58 

NBC 6 South Florida

Ex-Teacher at Miami Beach School Investigated for Inappropriate Behavior...

A Miami Beach school is investigating a former teacher for possible inappropriate behavior. The former teacher, who sources identified as 48-year-old Alexandra Handwerger, was terminated from Miami Beach's Hebrew Academy two weeks ago. NBC 6 also obta...

 2021-02-25 22:42 

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Food Deserts in South Florida Linked to Cardiovascular Disease...

Zelma Chisholm of Miami Gardens has defied the odds. She's had a heart attack three times and is still alive to talk about it. "You think you're going to die," says Chisholm. "That's the first thing that comes to your mind." Th...

 2021-02-25 21:56 

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Florida Will Likely Expand Vaccine Eligibility to People Under 65 in March: DeSantis...

Florida will likely be offering COVID-19 vaccines to people under 65 at some point next month, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday. "I would say, without question, barring any problems with the vaccine distribution, you're going to see the age lower a...

 2021-02-25 21:14 

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Suspect in Custody After 'Shots Fired' Call in Hollywood...

A suspect is in custody following an incident in Hollywood Thursday that shut down a busy roadway. Police said they responded to a "shots fired" call shortly after 7 a.m. at the 6000 block of Johnson Street. The suspect was taken into custody, off...

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