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 2021-04-06 18:54 

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Holding News Conference in Panama City...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is holding a news conference in Panama City Tuesday morning. DeSantis was scheduled to speak at the Bay County Government Building around 11 a.m....

 2021-04-06 17:47 

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Longtime South Florida Congressman Alcee Hastings Dies at 84...

Alcee Hastings, who spent nearly 30 years representing South Florida as a member of the United States House of Representatives, has died at the age of 84. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports Hastings passed away Tuesday morning, according to a longtime...

 2021-04-06 16:33 

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Miramar Truck Driver Arrested After Traveling to Georgia for Sex With Teen: Deputies...

A truck driver from South Florida was arrested this weekend after police in Georgia say he traveled there to have sex with a teenage girl he had been communicating with. Deputies in Carroll County, located west of Atlanta, arrested 39-year-old Wigberto Be...

 2021-04-06 16:03 

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Local Families Impacted by COVID Deaths Getting FEMA Help for Funeral Costs...

People who need aid covering the cost for family members who died of COVID-19 may be eligible for up to $9,000 in assistance from FEMA thanks to a new program that could allow families to get reimbursed. This announcement was welcome news for North Miami ...

 2021-04-06 13:57 

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2 Men Plead Guilty in Fatal 2018 Robbery of South Florida Plumber...

Two men have been convicted of robbing and killing a South Florida plumber. Keon Travy Glanton, 35, pleaded guilty Friday in Fort Lauderdale federal court to conspiring to commit robbery, carjacking resulting in death and discharging a firearm in furthera...

 2021-04-06 13:29 

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THE 6IX: Pandemic Pushing Some to Change Jobs, Miami-Dade Lifting COVID Curfew...

It's Tuesday, April 6 th and NBC 6 has the top stories for the day. No. 1 Miami-Dade's COVID-19 curfew will be lifted next week , the county's mayor announced Monday. Speaking at a news conference, Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said the county...

 2021-04-06 12:49 

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Florida Vaccine Updates: Johnson & Johnson Doses Coming to FEMA Sites Across State...

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. Four sites run by the federal government will see a switch from multi-dose vaccine...

 2021-04-06 12:47 

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FEMA Sites Across Florida Switching to Johnson & Johnson Vaccines Starting Tuesday...

Federally-supported vaccination sites in Florida will transition to administrating the Johnson & Johnson one-dose shot starting Tuesday. "The state has been able to make this change as it receives an increased allocation of the Johnson and Johnson vac...

 2021-04-06 04:19 

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Pandemic Is Pushing Some to Consider Changing How They Earn a Living...

When the pandemic hit last year, Andrea Palermo said her sense of stability was suddenly shattered. "It was definitely scary," she said. Her job as a patient care coordinator at a dental office was in limbo, she said, after the office shut down fo...

 2021-04-06 04:00 

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Street in Liberty City Named After Legendary Singer Betty Wright...

Local officials, family members and the community came together on Monday afternoon to celebrate legendary singer Betty Wright. Dozens gathered at Alonzo Kelly Park in Liberty City, to see the reveal of the new street name, "Betty Wright Lane," on...

 2021-04-06 03:10 

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'We Want Her Home': California Woman Disappears While Vacationing in Miami...

A mother is desperate for answers after her daughter mysteriously vanished while vacationing in Miami. The City of Miami Police Department issued a missing person notice for 23-year-old Angela Morrisey, who was last seen March 28 at the Bayside Market Pla...

 2021-04-06 02:00 

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Police Investigating After Man Shot in the Face in Fort Lauderdale...

A man was seriously injured after he was shot in the face Monday afternoon in Fort Lauderdale. Mary Smith was shaken up as she says her son — 32-year-old Grantley Nicholls — was injured in a shooting. "He's my son, he's my baby boy...

 2021-04-06 01:59 

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Palm Beach County Teacher Offered $200 for Sex With 2-Year-Old: Sheriff's Office...

A Florida school district fired a teacher shortly after a law enforcement report was released Monday saying he offered to pay for a father's motel room if he could sexually molest the man's 2-year-old daughter. Xavier Alexander, a fourth-grade tea...

 2021-04-06 01:08 

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Suspect Accused of Raping, Drugging Miami Beach Tourist Pleads Not Guilty to Charges...

One of the men accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a Pennsylvania tourist who later died pled not guilty Monday to the charges against him. Attorneys for 21-year-old Evoire Collier have also filed a motion to suppress the state's information, ...

 2021-04-06 00:34 

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Elderly Man Barricades Himself In Miami Assisted Living Facility: Police...

An elderly man who threatened a caretaker with a rifle barricaded himself inside a Miami assisted living facility Monday, officials said. The incident happened at the facility in the area of Northwest 5th Avenue and 48th Street. Crisis negotiators and a S...

 2021-04-06 00:03 

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Norwegian Cruises Asks CDC to Allow Trips From US in July...

The Norwegian Cruise Line is seeking permission to resume trips from U.S. ports on July 4, requiring passengers and crew members to be vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks before the trip. The Miami company said its precautions go well beyond st...

 2021-04-05 23:51 

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Florida Adds 3,480 New Covid Cases, Reports 36 More Resident Deaths Monday...

Florida's confirmed COVID-19 cases increased by nearly 3,500 Monday, as the state's virus-related death toll rose by 36. The 3,480 new confirmed COVID-19 cases brought Florida's total to 2,085,306 since the outbreak began, according to figures...

 2021-04-05 22:58 

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2nd Breach Concern in Florida Phosphate Wastewater Reservoir: Officials...

A drone discovered a possible second breach in a large Florida wastewater reservoir as more pumps were headed to the site to prevent a catastrophic flood, officials said Monday. U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, a Republican, toured the area by helicopter Monday a...

 2021-04-05 20:56 

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Miami-Dade Covid Curfew Will Be Lifted April 12: Mayor...

Miami-Dade's COVID-19 curfew will be lifted next week, the county's mayor announced Monday. Speaking at a news conference, Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said the county's curfew will be lifted on Monday, April 12. The curfew was put in place last...

 2021-04-05 20:56 

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Miami-Dade County's Covid Curfew Will Be Lifted April 12: Mayor...

Miami-Dade's COVID-19 curfew will be lifted next week, the county's mayor announced Monday. Speaking at a news conference, Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said the county's curfew will be lifted on Monday, April 12. The curfew was put in place last...

 2021-04-05 18:41 

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6-Year-Old Girl, 16-Year-old Boy Hospitalized After Shooting in Fort Lauderdale...

A 6-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy were rushed to the hospital after they were wounded in a shooting in Fort Lauderdale Sunday night. The shooting was reported shortly before 10 p.m. in the 800 block of Northwest 22nd Road. Fort Lauderdale Police off...

 2021-04-05 16:46 

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University of Florida Opens COVID Vaccine Site at Football Stadium...

Starting Monday, any adult in Florida is eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine. In addition, the state announced that teens ages 16 and 17 can also get the vaccine with parental permission. In an effort to get students inoculated, the University of ...

 2021-04-05 14:16 

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Fatal Morning Crash Closes Part of I-95 in Miami-Dade...

A deadly early morning crash involving several vehicles closed lanes of a major roadway in Miami-Dade County. Chopper 6 was over the scene along the northbound lanes of I-95 near Northwest 62 nd Avenue, where the crash could be seen with at least two vehi...

 2021-04-05 13:29 

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THE 6IX: Florida Hopes to Prevent 'Catastrophic' Pond Leak, Mother of Suspect in Boy's Assault Speaks...

It's Monday, April 5 th and NBC 6 has the top stories for the day. No. 1 All adults over the age of 18 in the state of Florida will have access to the COVID-19 vaccine starting Monday while some teenagers will also have access. Gov. Ron DeSantis annou...

 2021-04-05 12:42 

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New Top Cop: Miami Police Department Swearing In Latest Chief Monday...

The Miami Police Department's new leader will be sworn into office Monday morning. Art Acevedo, the Houston police chief who forged a national profile by calling for gun control, marching with protesters after George Floyd's death and criticizing ...

 2021-04-05 12:40 

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Florida Vaccine Updates: Eligibility Age Lowers to 18 and Older, J&J Vaccine Coming to FEMA Site...

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. All adults across the state of Florida will get a chance to get vaccinated startin...

 2021-04-05 12:39 

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Vaccine Eligibility Opens Monday to All Florida Adults Ages 18 and Older...

All adults over the age of 18 in the state of Florida will have access to the COVID-19 vaccine starting Monday while some teenagers will also have access. Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the eligibility moves last month, lowering the age to 40 and older last ...

 2021-04-05 07:19 

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Mother of Man Arrested in Abduction, Sex Assault and Shooting of Miami-Dade Boy Speaks...

Maira Santiesteban, the mother of the man accused of abducting, sexually assaulting and shooting a 12-year-old boy in Miami, still cannot believe the alleged crimes her son committed. "I still don't believe it," said Santiesteban. "It happ...

 2021-04-04 23:07 

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Florida Adds 4,794 New Covid Cases, Reports 22 More Resident Deaths Sunday...

Florida's confirmed COVID-19 cases increased by more than 4,500 Sunday, as the state's virus related death toll rose over 20. The 4,794 new confirmed COVID-19 cases brought Florida's total to 2,081,826 since the outbreak began, according to fi...

 2021-04-04 21:35 

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State Tries to Stop 'Catastrophic' Pond Collapse in Manatee County...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Sunday that crews are working to prevent the collapse of a large wastewater pond in the Tampa Bay area while evacuating the area to avoid a "catastrophic flood." Manatee County officials say the latest models show th...

 2021-04-04 19:57 

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Man Shot Following Incident With Officers in Fort Lauderdale Neighborhood: Police...

A police involved shooting occurred Sunday morning in a Fort Lauderdale neighborhood, sending the man who allegedly opened fire on an officer to an area hospital. Fort Lauderdale Police officials say one of their officers responded to a shotspotter call a...

 2021-04-04 18:21 

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Possible Naval Explosive Device Found Washed Ashore in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea...

Bomb squad members were called to an early morning scene in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea on Sunday after a possible military explosive training device was found washed ashore on a local beach. Broward Sheriff's Office officials say a deputy on patrol spotted...

 2021-04-04 17:23 

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Lawmakers Await Florida Revenue Data as They Consider Budget...

Both chambers of the Florida Legislature will take up their respective budget proposals during floor sessions this week, as they now begin racing the clock to deliver a balanced budget for the governor's consideration. Just four weeks remain before la...

 2021-04-04 16:12 

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Police Searching for Woman Missing From Popular Miami Tourist Area Since Last Week...

Miami Police are asking for the public's help in finding a woman who has been missing for a week after last being seen in a popular tourist area of the city. The department issued the missing person notice for 23-year-old Angela Morrisey, who was last...

 2021-04-04 14:43 

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ICYMI: Commissioners Wants More Say After Police Chief Hired, Passengers Struggle With Airline Schedule Changes...

Here are some of the top stories from the past week from NBC 6 News: Ex-Girlfriend Speaks After Man Arrested in Abduction, Sex Assault and Shooting of Miami-Dade Boy Officers arrested a Miami-Dade man early Tuesday morning after he allegedly abducted, sex...

 2021-04-04 14:15 

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Florida Vaccine Updates: FEMA Site at Miami Dade College Open on Easter Sunday...

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. One of the largest sites in South Florida distributing the vaccine will continue t...

 2021-04-04 07:25 

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Vaccination Sites Expect Large Crowds as Several Changes Go Into Effect Monday...

Officials for vaccine sites at Hard Rock Stadium and Miami-Dade College's North Campus expect large crowds this week with several changes going into effect starting Monday. "It's gonna be busy," said Mike Jachles with the Florida Associati...

 2021-04-04 00:16 

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Florida Adds 6,017 New Covid Cases, Reports 66 More Resident Deaths Saturday...

Florida's confirmed COVID-19 cases increased by more than 6,000 Saturday, as the state's virus related death toll rose by 66. The 6,017 new confirmed COVID-19 cases brought Florida's total to 2,077,032 since the outbreak began, according to fi...

 2021-04-03 21:23 

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Florida Gov. Declares State of Emergency After Leak at Wastewater Pond Prompts Evacuations...

Officials in Florida were evacuating homes and a highway Saturday near a large reservoir of wastewater because of a significant leak that authorities fear could lead to floods and a collapse of a system with radioactive material. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis...

 2021-04-03 19:01 

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ICYMI: Nova Mandates Vaccines, Giant Emerald Tokenized Into NFT in Miami...

Here are some of the top stories from the last week from NBC 6 News: Nova Southeastern University Mandates Vaccines for Students, Employees Nova Southeastern University is mandating that all students and employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by t...

 2021-04-03 17:59 

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Man Hospitalized After Being Bitten by Shark Near Stiltsville: Miami Fire Rescue...

A man was hospitalized after he was bitten by a shark near Stiltsville on Friday, officials said. Miami Fire Rescue officials said the 36-year-old man was bitten on his left leg. A Miami Fire boat took him to No Name Harbor and fire rescue brought him to ...

 2021-04-03 16:58 

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CDC Issues Updated Guidance for Safe Return of Cruise Industry...

The cruise industry is one step closer to getting bac on its feet after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines Friday on what it would take for ships to operate safely. The CDC released a long list of guidelines to help the...

 2021-04-03 15:57 

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Florida Couple Who Tried to Get $5.8 Million in COVID Relief Charged With Fraud...

A Florida couple tried to obtain more than $5.8 million in coronavirus relief funds by filing false loan applications, federal prosecutors said. Julio Lugo, 44, and Rosenide Venant, 37, both of Davenport, were arrested Thursday and charged with conspiracy...

 2021-04-03 07:36 

NBC 6 South Florida

Miami City Manager Investigating Dispute Between Commissioner, Code Enforcement Officer...

The Miami city manager is now investigating a dispute between an elected city commissioner and a code enforcement officer who found the commissioner at an illegal bar in Allapattah after the COVID-19 curfew. City manager Art Noriega announced Friday night...

 2021-04-03 02:36 

NBC 6 South Florida

Thousands of COVID Complaints Sent to OSHA. Few Citations....

Workplace safety has been front and center during the pandemic. While many workers stayed home, others say they had to work in unsafe conditions and enforcement authorities didn't do enough to protect them. Data from the Occupational Safety and Health...

 2021-04-03 01:38 

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18-Year-Old Accused of Multiple Mail Thefts, Hitting Officer With Car...

An 18-year-old is facing multiple felony charges for allegedly trying to kill a police officer with a car and for several burglaries in Miami-Dade County. Jonathan Perera appeared before a bond court judge on Friday. Some of the charges he is facing inclu...

 2021-04-03 01:22 

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Seven Mile Bridge Shut Down Due to Crash...

The Seven Mile Bridge in the Florida Keys shut down in both directions Friday due to a crash. Crews are working to clear up a box truck fire and crash, Florida Keys Sheriff's officials say. Footage shows the backup on US 1 near MM 48. Check nbc6.com/t...

 2021-04-03 01:12 

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Federally-Supported Vaccination Sites in Florida Shifting From Pfizer to J&J Shots...

Federally-supported vaccination sites in Florida will transition to administrating the Johnson & Johnson one-dose shot next week. "The state has been able to make this change as it receives an increased allocation of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine th...

 2021-04-02 23:42 

NBC 6 South Florida

Florida Adds 6,490 New Covid Cases, Reports 92 More Resident Deaths Friday...

Florida's confirmed COVID-19 cases increased by nearly 6,500 Friday, as the state's virus related death toll rose by over 90. The 6,490 new confirmed COVID-19 cases brought Florida's total to 2,071,015 since the outbreak began, according to fi...

 2021-04-02 22:04 

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Gov. DeSantis Issues Executive Order Banning 'Vaccine Passports'...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order Friday banning businesses from requiring customers to show proof they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to get service. The Republican governor had previously announced his intent to issue a...

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