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 2021-04-08 23:53 

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Florida House OK's Bill to Tax Out-Of-State Online Sales...

Florida moved closer Thursday in requiring online retailers and other out-of-state merchants to collect sales tax, a step that could add about $1 billion annually to state revenues. The Florida House joined the state Senate in supporting a proposal that w...

 2021-04-08 23:41 

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Gaetz Associate Working Toward Plea Deal With Prosecutors...

An associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz's is working toward a plea deal with federal prosecutors investigating a sex trafficking operation, potentially escalating the legal and political jeopardy facing the Florida congressman. The revelation that a political...

 2021-04-08 23:34 

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Florida Adds 7,939 New Covid Cases, Reports 84 More Resident Deaths Thursday...

Florida's confirmed COVID-19 cases increased by more than 7,900 Thursday, as the state's virus-related death toll rose by over 80. The 7,939 new confirmed COVID-19 cases brought Florida's total to 2,104,686 since the outbreak began, according ...

 2021-04-08 23:22 

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Fort Lauderdale Restaurant Worker Accused of Filming Customer in Bathroom...

A worker at a Fort Lauderdale restaurant is facing a video voyeurism charge after police say he allegedly filmed a customer in the eatery's bathroom. Johnatan Alejandro Lopez, 29, turned himself in Wednesday for the alleged incident that happened in N...

 2021-04-08 19:26 

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Holding News Conference at PortMiami...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is holding a news conference at PortMiami Thursday. DeSantis was scheduled to speak around 11:30 a.m. Last month, DeSantis said he was considering a lawsuit if the federal government continued their pandemic ban on cruise ships u...

 2021-04-08 19:26 

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Florida Suing Federal Government, CDC to Allow Cruises to Resume Sailing: DeSantis...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state is filing a lawsuit against the federal government and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to allow cruise ships to resume sailing immediately, after they were shut down for over a year due to the COVID-...

 2021-04-08 19:20 

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Former FSU Player to Remain Behind Bars After Deadly Double Shooting...

The former Florida State Seminoles football star and NFL player will remain behind bars after his Thursday court hearing on charges he opened fire on a group of people in Palm Beach County, killing one and sending another to an area hospital. 25-year-old ...

 2021-04-08 18:26 

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Colorado State Researchers Predict Above-Average 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season...

Researchers are predicting an "above-average" 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, with 17 named storms and eight hurricanes. Of those eight hurricanes, four are expected to be major, according to the Colorado State University Tropical Meteorology Proj...

 2021-04-08 18:01 

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Coast Guard Searching for Missing Boater Who Departed From Pompano Beach...

Officials from the United States Coast Guard are searching for a boater who went missing Wednesday out of Pompano Beach. The USGC said 51-year-old Dylan Scott Wooldridge was reported overdue after leaving Alsdorf Park on a 21-foot vessel. Officials did no...

 2021-04-08 16:20 

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Central Florida Man Faces Life in Prison for Gun Shop Theft...

A 21-year-old Florida man faces life in prison following his conviction on charges of armed robbery at a gun shop in 2018, prosecutors said. Jaquez Smith faces an enhanced penalty during a sentencing hearing later this month because he committed the crime...

 2021-04-08 15:38 

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Police Searching for Suspected Shooting in Hollywood Neighborhood...

Police are searching a Hollywood neighborhood Thursday morning for a suspected shooter who allegedly fired into an occupied vehicle. Officers are at the scene near the 5600 block of Flagler Street, where Chopper 6 was over a large police presence in the a...

 2021-04-08 15:38 

NBC 6 South Florida

Police Searching for Suspected Shooter in Hollywood Neighborhood...

Police are searching a Hollywood neighborhood Thursday morning for a suspected shooter who allegedly fired into an occupied vehicle. Officers are at the scene near the 5600 block of Flagler Street, where Chopper 6 was over a large police presence in the a...

 2021-04-08 13:38 

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THE 6IX: CEO Hopes Renamed Heat Arena Promotes Cryptocurrency, Former Football Star Charged in Murder...

It's Thursday, April 8 th and NBC 6 has the top stories for the day. No. 1 One teenager was killed and two others were injured Monday night in a drive-by shooting in Southwest Miami-Dade , police said. Officials responded at around 8:40 p.m. to the 22...

 2021-04-08 12:55 

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Florida's Inaugural Medal of Freedom Given to Legendary Coach Bobby Bowden...

Bobby Bowden, the former Florida State football coach who led the Seminoles to two national titles, received the inaugural Florida Medal of Freedom at a ceremony Wednesday hosted by Gov. Ron DeSantis. Bowden, 91, is one of college football's winninges...

 2021-04-08 12:46 

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Florida Senate Passes $95B Budget Proposal, Changes to Come...

The Florida Senate unanimously passed a $95 billion budget Wednesday and will now have to work out differences with the House, which will vote on its $97 billion spending proposal on Thursday. The Senate proposal is almost $3 billion more than the state&#...

 2021-04-08 12:42 

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Florida Vaccine Updates: Gov. DeSantis Becomes Latest to Get J&J Dose...

As a 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. Florida will see a sharp decline in the coming days for the number of one specific...

 2021-04-08 07:08 

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Teen Killed, 2 Injured in SW Miami-Dade Drive-by Shooting...

One teenager was killed and two others were injured Monday night in a drive-by shooting in southwest Miami-Dade, police said. Officials responded at around 8:40 p.m. to the 22300 block of Southwest 115th Avenue, in Goulds. Detectives said a vehicle drove ...

 2021-04-08 06:56 

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DeSantis Keeps Heat On '60 Minutes' — With Support of FDEM Director...

Florida's governor took his beef with the CBS News program "60 Minutes" to the state cabinet room Wednesday, this time bringing his emergency management director as a witness to support his contention that Sunday's report got it wrong. ...

 2021-04-08 05:24 

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Woman Says DEO Overpayment Led to Tax Filing Delay...

If you received unemployment benefits last year, you will need to report that information on your tax return using a document called a 1099-G form. But one local woman says her 1099-G form is incorrect and she has spent months trying to get an updated one...

 2021-04-08 03:46 

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Broward Health Administers New Antibody Treatment for COVID-19 Patients...

Starting Wednesday, Broward Health can use a cocktail of antibodies — approved for emergency use by the FDA — that could really give promising results for people diagnosed with COVID-19 "We are administering monoclonal antibodies for the t...

 2021-04-08 03:14 

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Davie Man Accused of Participating in Capitol Riot Is 'Standing Behind It': Lawyer...

A Davie man charged with taking part in the insurrection at the nation's capital does not plan to defend his actions, according to his lawyer. 36-year-old William Rogan Reid admits to illegally going inside the Capitol building on January 6 along with...

 2021-04-08 02:40 

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Resources Available for South Florida Renters Facing Possible Eviction...

Many South Floridians are facing eviction after not paying rent for months during the COVID-19 pandemic, creating stressful situations like the one that turned deadly in Brickell Tuesday. The incident, where a woman was killed in a shootout with police du...

 2021-04-08 01:33 

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Receives Single-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has received a single-dose coronavirus vaccine, his office confirmed Wednesday. A spokesperson for the Republican governor declined to provide details, including when exactly the Republican governor received the dose. But it was ...

 2021-04-08 00:41 

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FTX Hopes Renaming Miami Heat Arena Promotes Cryptocurrency...

One of South Florida's most famous buildings will get a new name. The Miami Heat will soon play in the FTX Arena after Miami-Dade County approved a multi-million dollar deal to change the name. NBC 6 spoke with FTX's CEO Sam Bankman-Fried last wee...

 2021-04-08 00:22 

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Florida GOP Passes Bill to Assess Political Bias on Campus...

Public universities in Florida would have to survey, protect and promote political views on their campuses, according to a bill that the state Senate sent to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday. The measure comes as Republicans accuse universities a...

 2021-04-07 23:41 

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Florida Adds 5,885 New Covid Cases, Reports 42 More Resident Deaths Wednesday...

Florida's confirmed COVID-19 cases increased by more than 5,800 Wednesday, as the state's virus-related death toll rose by 42. The 5,885 new confirmed COVID-19 cases brought Florida's total to 2,096,747 since the outbreak began, according to f...

 2021-04-07 22:55 

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Florida Governor Continues Beef With '60 Minutes' Over Vaccine Report...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis continued to push back Wednesday against a "60 Minutes" report that suggested he initially made a deal to distribute COVID-19 vaccines in a South Florida county at Publix Super Markets pharmacies because the company made ...

 2021-04-07 20:42 

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Former FSU, NFL Player Arrested in South Florida in Deadly Double Shooting...

A former star wide receiver for the FSU Seminoles football team and in the NFL was arrested early Wednesday and faces multiple charges after a deadly double shooting Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office officials say an incident took place just after mi...

 2021-04-07 19:54 

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Holding News Conference in Tallahassee...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is holding a news conference in Tallahassee Wednesday. DeSantis was scheduled to speak around noon at the Florida State Capitol....

 2021-04-07 19:37 

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NYT: Rep. Matt Gaetz Sought a Blanket Pardon From Trump...

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, who is currently under federal investigation for possible sex crimes, sought "blanket" pardons for himself and congressional allies during the final weeks of Donald Trump's presidency, according to The New York Times ....

 2021-04-07 18:51 

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Miami Heat's Home to Keep American Airlines Name Through End of Season...

The home of the Miami Heat will keep the same name until the end of their current season. In a news release issued Wednesday, the Heat announced the FTX Arena would officially take effect starting in the 2021-22 NBA season. The cryptocurrency exchange wil...

 2021-04-07 18:26 

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Man Critical After Crane Partially Collapses, Hits Electrical Wires in Fort Lauderdale...

A man was critically injured after a crane made contact with electrical wires when it partially collapsed in Fort Lauderdale Wednesday morning. The incident happened at a building in the 300 block of Southwest 2nd Street. Footage showed the crane up again...

 2021-04-07 15:50 

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Latest Baby Giraffes Born at Zoo Miami...

Just in time for spring, the latest baby giraffes were born within the past week at Zoo Miami. Communications director Ron Magill said the newest members of the zoo's family, the 54 th and 55 th giraffes born there, came into the world within four day...

 2021-04-07 15:07 

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Deputies Remove Large Alligator From Under Car in Tampa Parking Lot...

We've seen them on golf courses and in kitchens across Florida this week, it was a Tampa parking lot where an alligator over 10 feet in length found its way underneath a car. NBC affiliate WFLA-TV reports the incident took place March 31 st inside an ...

 2021-04-07 14:05 

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Miami Beach Working on Relations Between City, Black Tourists...

After the crowds and rowdy behavior on South Beach, members from the Black community have been vocal saying Miami Beach Police have been "too heavy handed" with college students. The recent events have reignited a debate on how the city and police...

 2021-04-07 13:45 

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THE 6IX: Florida Sugar Field Workers Allege Hiring Fraud, Broward Lays Out Reopening Plan...

It's Wednesday, April 7 th and NBC6 has the top stories for the day. No. 1 Broward commissioners voted Tuesday to relax some of the county's COVID-19 restrictions , which includes lifting some social distancing and capacity restrictions, as more p...

 2021-04-07 13:45 

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THE 6IX: Florida Sugar Field Workers Allege Hiring Fraud, Broward Lays Out Reopening Plan...

It's Wednesday, April 7 th and NBC6 has the top stories for the day. No. 1 Broward commissioners voted Tuesday to relax some of the county's COVID-19 restrictions , which includes lifting some social distancing and capacity restrictions, as more p...

 2021-04-07 13:09 

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Florida Vaccine Updates: One Day Site in Hialeah Gardens, CDC Gives Millions for State Programs...

As a 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. A one day event will be taking place in a Miami-Dade city on Wednesday while the s...

 2021-04-07 05:35 

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Plane Backfired Before Crash That Killed Child on the Ground...

A small plane sputtered and backfired even before it taxied to a takeoff that ended tragically when it slammed into an SUV, killing both men aboard the aircraft and a 4-year-old boy in the vehicle, a preliminary report released Tuesday shows. The National...

 2021-04-07 04:00 

NBC 6 South Florida

Broward Commissioners Vote to Relax Some COVID-19 Restrictions...

Broward commissioners voted Tuesday to relax some of the county's COVID-19 restrictions, which includes lifting some social distancing and capacity restrictions, as more people get vaccinated and cases go down. Commissioners Tuesday agreed to lift res...

 2021-04-07 03:32 

NBC 6 South Florida

Pandemic Side Effect: Colds and Flu Have Almost Disappeared...

Who do you know who has had a cold in the past 12 months? Anecdotally, many of us have noticed a big drop in the number of people coming down with colds or the flu, and it turns out, it's not just observational, it's real. Last year, the flu kille...

 2021-04-07 03:25 

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American Truckers Allege Fraud as Foreign Workers Hired in Sugar Fields...

As Florida's sugar harvest nears its end, it's a bustling time in the fields and mills that produce hundreds of millions of dollars for Big Sugar, its contractors and employees. Some of them are seasonal workers, non-citizens brought in by an indu...

 2021-04-07 03:05 

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Illegal Charter Operators Taking Advantage of COVID Shutdowns: Miami Police...

Police in Miami say they're nabbing illegal charter operators out to take advantage of the COVID-19 rules closing nightclubs, and the marine patrol officers say the good times at sea are dangerous. The City of Miami Police Department has been launchin...

 2021-04-07 02:58 

NBC 6 South Florida

As DeSantis Attacks '60 Minutes,' Journalism Educator Says He May Have A Point...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his supporters are blasting the CBS newsmagazine "60 Minutes" this week over a segment Sunday on how the COVID-19 vaccine has been distributed in the state. The segment questioned whether Publix was rewarded with vacc...

 2021-04-07 01:54 

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Carnival 'May Have No Choice' But to Move Cruise Line Ships Out of US Homeports...

Carnival Cruise Line "may have no choice" but to move its ships out of U.S. homeports to resume operations if the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention don't lift the no-sail order put in place last year in response to the COVID-19 outbre...

 2021-04-07 00:31 

NBC 6 South Florida

Miami Beach Lifts 8 p.m. Spring Break Curfew...

Miami Beach announced Tuesday it is canceling the 8 p.m. curfew that officials imposed to curb spring break crowds in the city's South Beach entertainment district. Commissioners voted to establish the Thursday-Sunday curfew back in March after fights...

 2021-04-07 00:04 

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Florida Lawmakers Plan $200M to Clean, Close Leaky Wastewater Reservoir...

Florida lawmakers have proposed spending $200 million to clean up and close the wastewater reservoir that triggered evacuations of homes and businesses amid fears it would burst open and cause massive flooding. But it was not immediately clear how officia...

 2021-04-06 23:30 

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Florida Adds 5,556 New Covid Cases, Reports 70 More Resident Deaths Tuesday...

Florida's confirmed COVID-19 cases increased by more than 5,500 Tuesday, as the state's virus-related death toll rose by 70. The 5,556 new confirmed COVID-19 cases brought Florida's total to 2,090,862 since the outbreak began, according to fig...

 2021-04-06 21:50 

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Massive Container Ship, Largest to Ever Call at Florida Port, Arrives at PortMiami...

The largest container ship to ever call at a Florida port arrived at PortMiami Tuesday. The CMA CGM Argentina arrived at the port around 9 a.m. Officials said the ship, built in 2019, can hold just over 15,000 20-foot containers. The ship is 23 containers...

 2021-04-06 21:33 

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Police-Involved Shooting Reported Near Downtown Miami...

Authorities are investigating a police-involved shooting near Downtown Miami Tuesday. Miami-Dade Police officials confirmed the shooting happened in the 100 block of Southwest 12th Street. Footage showed several officers at the scene. Witnesses said they ...

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