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 2021-05-06 13:34 

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6 Things to Know: Nonprofit Overwhelmed by Domestic Violence Cases Uptick, Local College Ends Mask Mandate...

It's Thursday, May 6 th and NBC 6 has the top stories for the day. No. 1 A neighbor's home security cameras captured what appears to be an unprovoked attack in broad daylight Wednesday morning in Southwest Miami-Dade. The incident happened at arou...

 2021-05-06 12:49 

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Florida Vaccine Updates: Local College Drops Vaccine Mandate for Upcoming Year...

One of the largest pharmacies in the state will now be allowing walk-ins for doses of the vaccine while one major South Florida college is lifting a previous requirement in order to keep with a new Florida law. Here's what we know today about the coro...

 2021-05-06 06:51 

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'Every Day We're Getting Survivors': Nonprofit Overwhelmed by Uptick in Domestic Violence Cases...

Mariah remembers the day her ex-boyfriend tried to suffocate her. "He covered my mouth like this, and I was screaming like 'Can you stop? Can you stop?'" she remembered. "I was going in and out of consciousness all the time, I was tapp...

 2021-05-06 05:41 

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Universal Orlando to Stop Temperature Checks, Reduce Social Distancing...

Universal Orlando will stop doing temperature checks and reduce social distancing requirements starting Thursday. Social distancing between parties have been reduced to three feet (1 meter). Guests are still required to wear a face covering throughout the...

 2021-05-06 03:59 

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Schools, Nursing Homes Using Disinfecting Machine to Fight COVID-19...

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, companies have been looking for ways to disinfect their businesses. A technology used to disinfect surgical rooms, medical offices, and ambulances is now appearing in classrooms, cruises, and churches. "We went ahead an...

 2021-05-06 03:31 

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Miami-Dade Police Search for Man Who Attacked Woman in Broad Daylight...

Police are looking for a man who attacked a woman in broad daylight Wednesday in a southwest Miami-Dade neighborhood. The incident happened at around 11:26 a.m. at SW 65th Terrace and SW 92 Avenue, Miami-Dade Police said. The victim was out exercising whe...

 2021-05-06 03:00 

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Police Look to Identify Shooter Who Killed Mother in Naranja...

Police have released an image of the person they say shot and killed a 24-year-old mother and injured her young daughter earlier this week in Naranja. The shooting happened at about 3:15 p.m. Monday at the Coral Bay Cove Apartments, located along South Di...

 2021-05-06 02:27 

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South Florida Counties, Cities Navigate Governor's Lifting of Covid Restrictions...

Officials in South Florida are working to help residents and visitors know what to expect now that Gov. Ron DeSantis has suspended all remaining COVID-19 restrictions imposed by communities across the state. DeSantis signed into law on Monday freshly pass...

 2021-05-06 02:18 

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Broward School Board Begins Severance Negotiations With Runcie...

The severance negotiations between the Broward County School Board and Superintendent Robert Runcie, along with school board attorney Barbara Myrick, began Wednesday morning. Runcie and Myrick were each indicted by a grand jury and offered to resign their...

 2021-05-06 00:13 

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Florida Adds Over 4,300 New Covid Cases, Reports 79 More Resident Deaths Wednesday...

Florida's confirmed COVID-19 cases increased by over 4,300 Wednesday, as the state's virus-related death toll rose by nearly 80. The 4,394 new confirmed COVID-19 cases brought Florida's total to 2,253,929 since the outbreak began, according to...

 2021-05-05 23:00 

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Nova Southeastern University Dropping COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Students, Staff...

Nova Southeastern University is no longer mandating that staff and students be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the fall semester. In a statement Wednesday, the university said its requirement for vaccinations will no longer be in effect due to a Flo...

 2021-05-05 21:45 

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Florida Gov. to Sign Budget Including $1,000 Bonuses for Police, First Responders...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he will soon sign a budget that will include $1,000 bonuses for all police officers, firefighters and first responders in the state. DeSantis discussed the bonuses during a news conference Wednesday at the Satellite Beach Po...

 2021-05-05 19:32 

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Man Accused of Random Attack on Miami Beach Tourists Arrested: Police...

A man accused of a random attack on two tourists near a Miami Beach bus stop last month has been arrested, police said. Miami Beach Police said tips from the public led to the arrest of 36-year-old Michael Albert in Miami-Dade County Wednesday morning. Al...

 2021-05-05 18:56 

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Broward Native Ready to Set Sail for Team USA at Tokyo Olympics...

Fort Lauderdale native Anna Weis and her teammate, Riley Gibbs, are about to set sail for the Tokyo Olympics. "We've just been training hard leading up to Tokyo," said Anna Weis. The dynamic duo hopes to represent Team USA in the Nacra17 class...

 2021-05-05 18:49 

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Miami-Dade County Creating Cryptocurrency Task Force...

The Miami-Dade County Commission passed a resolution Tuesday to create a cryptocurrency task force. The 13-member task force will look at the feasibility of allowing the county to accept cryptocurrencies as a form of payment for taxes, fees and services. ...

 2021-05-05 18:46 

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Local Church Collects Supplies for Evacuees of St. Vincent Volcano...

Volcanic eruptions have upended thousands of lives in the country of St. Vincent for weeks. Parts of the small island in the Caribbean are covered with ash, causing the destruction of homes and making it hard to breathe. "The volcanic ash is so fine, ...

 2021-05-05 18:02 

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Suspect in Stolen Van Flees Traffic Stop, Crashes in Sunrise: Police...

A suspect in a stolen van fled a traffic stop before crashing at an intersection in Sunrise Wednesday morning, police said. Sunrise Police said officers tried to stop the van after running the tag and discovering it had been stolen, possibly out of North ...

 2021-05-05 14:31 

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Artists Unveiling New Works in Miami Studios This Weekend...

Miami's vibrant art community is opening back up after the COVID pandemic put a halt to shows and venues across the area. This year, Fountainhead is hosting the second in-person edition of Artists Open during an event where the public will have access...

 2021-05-05 13:53 

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Police Searching for Miami-Dade Teen Girl Missing Since Tuesday...

Miami-Dade Police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing teen girl who hasn't been seen since Tuesday. Police issued an alert for 13-year-old Isabella Companioni, who was last seen around 1 a.m. in the 9000 block of Southwest 142 nd...

 2021-05-05 13:37 

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6 Things to Know: Plummeting Shark Population's Impact on Planet, Leaders Want More Vaccinations in Black Community...

It's Wednesday, May 5 th and NBC 6 has the top stories for the day. No. 1 A Wilton Manors man is facing battery charges on accusations that he beat his neighbor at their apartment complex in an unprovoked attack . The attack happened Saturday at the W...

 2021-05-05 12:50 

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Florida Vaccine Update: Miami Springs Hosting Two Day Event, Broward Teens Getting Doses on Campuses...

One South Florida city will be holding an event giving vaccinations to members of the community while an entire county has begun the process of bringing vaccinations to various high school campuses. Here's what we know today about the coronavirus outb...

 2021-05-05 07:11 

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Wilton Manors Man Accused of Luring Neighbor, Beating Her in Unprovoked Attack...

A Wilton Manors man is facing battery charges on accusations that he beat his neighbor at their apartment complex in an unprovoked attack. The attack happened Saturday at the Wilton House Apartments along North Andrews Avenue. According to a police report...

 2021-05-05 06:35 

NBC 6 South Florida

Plummeting Shark Population Can Greatly Impact Planet...

The population of sharks is declining because of overfishing and rising ocean temperatures, according to marine experts. A recent study found that walking sharks are hatching earlier from their egg, which is impacting their health and making them less eff...

 2021-05-05 05:40 

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COVID-19 Funeral Reimbursement Program: What You Need to Know...

It's a federal program that could help you with funeral costs if your loved one passed away from COVID-19. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) started taking applications in mid-April over the phone, but some callers say they are having a h...

 2021-05-05 04:03 

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Miami-Dade County Leaders Push For More Vaccinations in the Black Community...

County leaders have this message to call on those hesitant to get the COVID-19 vaccine: Get out and get it. "Our goal is to reach and get everybody vaccinated," said Congresswoman Federica Wilson, who represents Florida's 24th congressional di...

 2021-05-05 02:35 

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Miami Men Accused of Trying to Force New Jersey Tourist Into Prostitution...

Two Miami men are facing human trafficking and other charges after authorities said they tried to force a tourist into prostitution. Piteer Carlos Melenciano, 31, and Jordan Pena, 27, were arrested Monday on multiple charges, police said. According to arr...

 2021-05-05 01:19 

NBC 6 South Florida

Broward County Public Schools Start Offering COVID-19 Vaccines to Students...

Students at Broward County Public Schools started to receive their COVID-19 vaccines Tuesday as part of a county-wide program that district board members hope will encourage families to get vaccinated together. Coconut Creek High School was among the scho...

 2021-05-05 00:57 

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Boater Arrested in Connection With Fatal Hit-and-Run Near Rickenbacker Marina...

A man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a hit-and-run over the weekend near the Rickenbacker Marina that left another man on a personal watercraft dead. Jorge Rodriguez Del Rey, 50, of Miami, is charged with leaving the scene of a fatal boating acci...

 2021-05-05 00:23 

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Homicide Detectives Investigating Man's Death in Miami Gardens...

Detectives are investigating what they're calling a "domestic-related homicide" in Miami Gardens Tuesday. Miami Gardens Police said officers responded to an apartment complex in the 19000 block of Northwest 27th Avenue and found a 39-year-old ...

 2021-05-04 23:47 

NBC 6 South Florida

DeSantis Announces Special Election for Congressional District 20...

The U.S. House seat left vacant by the death of Rep. Alcee Hastings will be filled through a special election, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday. Speaking at a news conference Tuesday, DeSantis said the primary for the District 20 seat will be h...

 2021-05-04 23:18 

NBC 6 South Florida

Florida Adds Over 3,600 New Covid Cases, Reports 92 More Resident Deaths Tuesday...

Florida's confirmed COVID-19 cases increased by over 3,600 Tuesday, as the state's virus-related death toll rose by more than 90. The 3,682 new confirmed COVID-19 cases brought Florida's total to 2,249,535 since the outbreak began, according t...

 2021-05-04 22:30 

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Daughter Finds Parents Dead in Hialeah Apartment After Murder-Suicide: Police...

A daughter found the bodies of her parents inside their Hialeah apartment Tuesday morning in what police said was a murder-suicide. The discovery was made at the apartments at West 12th Lane and 44th Place just before 9:45 a.m. Hialeah Police officials sa...

 2021-05-04 20:56 

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Florida Gov. DeSantis Holding News Conference in Vero Beach...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has scheduled a Tuesday afternoon news conference in Vero Beach. DeSantis was scheduled to speak around 1 p.m. at Childcare Resources of Indian River....

 2021-05-04 20:36 

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Man Arrested in Fatal Attack on Seagull Near Haulover Park...

A man accused of a fatal attack on a seagull near Haulover Park in Miami-Dade is facing animal cruelty and other charges. Daniel Guzman, 37, was arrested Monday in connection with the December 2020 incident, an arrest report said. The report said Guzman, ...

 2021-05-04 20:19 

NBC 6 South Florida

Miami International Airport To Offer Pfizer Vaccine On-Site Beginning May 10...

Miami International Airport will soon be administering Pfizer vaccines on-site to airport employees, their family and friends, and travelers who live and work in Florida. From May 10 -14, anyone seeking to get vaccinated can go to MIA and receive either d...

 2021-05-04 19:22 

NBC 6 South Florida

Ballet Conservatory Co-Founder Accused of Molesting Student...

The co-founder and artistic director of the St. Petersburg Ballet Conservatory has been arrested on battery and molestation charges after investigators said he had "an inappropriate sexual relationship" with a student. St. Petersburg police arrest...

 2021-05-04 19:12 

NBC 6 South Florida

Census Shows South Florida Could Lose Power and Money...

South Florida could lose political power and receive a smaller share of federal funding after new census numbers show Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties grew slower than other parts of the state. This could have far-reaching consequences since c...

 2021-05-04 18:52 

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Principal Caught on Camera Paddling Elementary School Student in SW Florida...

An elementary school principal in Southwest Florida is under investigation after the mother of a student recorded her daughter being struck by a paddle. NBC affiliate WBBH-TV reported the incident took place in mid-April in Clewiston, when Central Element...

 2021-05-04 18:26 

NBC 6 South Florida

Maserati Driver Fled After Fatally Hitting Bicyclist in SW Miami-Dade: FHP...

A Maserati driver who fled after fatally hitting a bicyclist in southwest Miami-Dade Tuesday morning has been found, authorities said. Florida Highway Patrol officials said the bicyclist was heading eastbound on Southwest 200th Street near Southwest 172nd...

 2021-05-04 18:13 

NBC 6 South Florida

Florida Teen Charged as Adult in Rigged Homecoming Election...

A Florida teen accused of rigging a homecoming queen election with her mother is being charged as an adult, prosecutors said. Emily Rose Grover was still 17 when she was arrested in March. She turned 18 in April, and the State Attorney's Office in Esc...

 2021-05-04 13:50 

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Suspect in Custody After Woman Stabbed to Death in Hialeah...

Police have taken one man into custody after a woman was found stabbed to death early Tuesday morning in Hialeah. Officers found the victim at the scene located near the 2300 block of West 53 rd Place. Investigators did not release her identity or details...

 2021-05-04 13:50 

NBC 6 South Florida

Suspect in Custody After Man Stabbed to Death in Hialeah...

Police have taken one man into custody after a man was found stabbed to death early Tuesday morning in Hialeah. Officers found the victim at the scene inside an apartment complex located near the 2300 block of West 53 rd Place. Investigators did not relea...

 2021-05-04 13:29 

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6 Things to Know: Police Investigate Local Scams Following NBC 6 Report, End of Pfizer Coming at MDC Site...

It's Tuesday, May 4 th and NBC 6 has the top stories for the day. No. 1 Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is suspending all local COVID-19 emergency orders in the state . Speaking at a news conference in St. Petersburg, DeSantis said he was suspending the loc...

 2021-05-04 13:29 

NBC 6 South Florida

6 Things to Know: Police Investigate Local Scams Following NBC 6 Report, End of Pfizer Coming at MDC Site...

It's Tuesday, May 4 th and NBC 6 has the top stories for the day. No. 1 Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is suspending all local COVID-19 emergency orders in the state . Speaking at a news conference in St. Petersburg, DeSantis said he was suspending the loc...

 2021-05-04 12:50 

NBC 6 South Florida

Familiar Face in Governor's Race? Charlie Crist Expected to Make 'Major Announcement' Tuesday...

One of Florida's former Governors may have decided he wants the office once again. Charlie Crist, who served one term as the Governor as a Republican before eventually switching to an Independent and later becoming a Democrat, is expected to announce ...

 2021-05-04 12:50 

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Familiar Face in Governor's Race: Charlie Crist Announces Another Bid for Office Tuesday...

One of Florida's former Governors has decided he wants the office once again. Charlie Crist, who served one term as the Governor as a Republican before eventually switching to an Independent and later becoming a Democrat, announced on social media Tue...

 2021-05-04 12:46 

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Florida Vaccine Update: MDC Site to Stop Distributing Pfizer, Broward Distributing Vaccine at High Schools...

Tuesday will make the beginning of a new vaccine distribution in one South Florida county while one of the biggest sites will stop giving out a specific vaccine brand after the day is complete. Here's what we know today about the coronavirus outbreak ...

 2021-05-04 06:46 

NBC 6 South Florida

Police Investigating Scam Following NBC 6 Report...

We met Alfred Thomas after someone tried to sell his lot in Miami without his knowledge. "I said this is a fraud. This is a scam," Thomas told NBC 6 at the time. NBC 6 Investigators found the same scammer tried to do it to another man. "I'...

 2021-05-04 02:54 

NBC 6 South Florida

What It's Like in Doctors' Offices for Expectant Mothers During COVID-19...

COVID-19 has changed protocols at hospitals and doctor's offices. For expectant mothers, it means nine months of OB visits that are anything but the same, and that includes labor and delivery. Doctors know so much more about the virus so protocols con...

 2021-05-04 02:03 

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Woman Arrested After Assaulting Flight Attendant on American Airlines Flight From Miami...

A woman was arrested Sunday after she allegedly attacked an American Airlines flight attendant on the flight from Miami to New York. According to a federal complaint, midway through the flight, the suspect left her seat and followed one of the flight atte...

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