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 2021-04-17 00:45 

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Train Strikes, Kills Person in Miami Gardens...

A train struck and killed a person Friday in Miami Gardens, fire rescue officials said. The crash happened in the area of Northwest 13th Avenue and Northwest 155th Drive. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials confirmed that one person was killed. Further infor...

 2021-04-16 23:25 

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Raul Castro Confirms He's Resigning, Ending Long Era in Cuba...

Raul Castro said Friday he is resigning as head of Cuba's Communist Party, ending an era of formal leadership by he and his brother Fidel Castro that began with the 1959 revolution. The 89-year-old Castro made the announcement Friday in a speech at th...

 2021-04-16 23:11 

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Dwyane Wade Joins Utah Jazz Ownership Group...

Dwyane Wade is an NBA owner. The Utah Jazz announced Friday that the 13-time NBA All-Star will join the youngest ownership group in the league. The group is headed by technology entrepreneur Ryan Smith, who along with his wife, Ashley, acquired majority i...

 2021-04-16 23:02 

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Florida's COVID-19 Death Toll Reaches 35,000 Among Residents and Non-Residents...

Florida's confirmed COVID-19 cases increased by nearly 7,300 Friday, as the state's virus-related death toll reached 35,000. The 7,296 new confirmed COVID-19 cases brought Florida's total to 2,155,744 since the outbreak began, according to fig...

 2021-04-16 22:26 

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Gov. Announces $150 Million in Awards for Florida Infrastructure Projects...

Nearly $150 million in funding will be going toward infrastructure projects including over $60 million to address flooding and stormwater issues in South Florida. Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Friday that over $148 million has been awarded to communities th...

 2021-04-16 21:41 

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Gov. DeSantis Says He Doesn't Favor Raising Unemployment Benefits...

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday he doesn't favor raising Florida's unemployment benefits, which are some of the nation's lowest, but is focused instead on getting people back to work. At an event in Lakeland, the Republican governor also urged p...

 2021-04-16 20:41 

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Woman Arrested in 2019 Murder of Ex's Girlfriend in Miami: Police...

Two years after a woman was fatally shot in Miami, another woman has been arrested on a first-degree murder charge in her killing, police said. Wisemane Alcema, 35, was booked into the Miami-Dade jail Thursday following her arrest in the February 2019 kil...

 2021-04-16 18:55 

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Florida Man, 23, Wins $235 Million Powerball, is State's Youngest Jackpot Winner...

A 23-year-old Florida man became the state's youngest Powerball jackpot winner ever, scoring a whopping $235.4 million prize. Thomas Yi, of Land O' Lakes, won the March 27 drawing and chose to receive his winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment o...

 2021-04-16 16:59 

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Central Florida Sheriff's Corporal Retires Amid Racist Post Investigation...

A supervisor in the Orange County Sheriff's Office retired amid an internal investigation into a Facebook post that shared a video from a page that supports white supremacist beliefs. The Orlando Sentinel reported that Cpl. Danny Weil shared the post ...

 2021-04-16 14:07 

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Popular South Florida Spoken Word Poetry Competition Nearing Final Round...

This weekend, the Louder Thank a Bomb Florida Poetry competition comes to an end for 2021 with the final rounds will take place at Florida Memorial University. Over the past month, more than 200 student poets have competed on a virtual platform, using Zoo...

 2021-04-16 13:25 

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THE 6IX: Education Leader Wants Mask Mandates Eliminated, Missing Tourist Found Safe...

It's Friday, April 16 th and NBC 6 has the top stories for the day. No. 1 Two people were injured and a dog was killed during a shooting spree that spanned across two South Florida cities Thursday. The alleged gunman, a 31-year-old man, first shot a d...

 2021-04-16 12:49 

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Seven Mile Bridge Run Returns in Florida Keys After Missing Last Year...

The Seven Mile Bridge Run in the Florida Keys is back after being cancelled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The race is set for Saturday morning with protocols in place to mitigate potential COVID-19 transmission, officials said. Monroe Cou...

 2021-04-16 12:45 

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Florida Vaccine Updates: No Appointments Needed at DOH Sites in Broward...

As a supply of the coronavirus vaccine becomes available across Florida, residents are understandably anxious to know when they will be able to get vaccinated. Those looking for a vaccine at Department of Health sites in Broward County will no longer need...

 2021-04-16 06:52 

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BSO Responding to Shooting Incident in North Lauderdale...

Officers with the Broward Sheriff's Office are responding to a shooting incident in North Lauderdale. The shooting took place at 7300 West McNab Road, officials said. No further information was immediately available. This is a developing story and wil...

 2021-04-16 06:33 

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SpaceX, NASA Give 'Go' For Astronaut Launch, 3rd for Dragon...

SpaceX is gearing up for its third astronaut launch in under a year, after getting the green light from NASA a week ahead of next Thursday's planned flight. Managers from NASA and Elon Musk's space company Thursday cleared the Falcon rocket and Dr...

 2021-04-16 04:05 

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Road Closure in Broward County Following Water Line Break in Fort Lauderdale...

A major Broward County roadway will be closed Thursday night after a 6-inch water line break in Fort Lauderdale. Crews are responding to the scene at the intersection of Broward Blvd. and NE/SE 3rd Avenue in downtown Fort Lauderdale. As a result of the br...

 2021-04-16 03:31 

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Florida 'Anti-Riot' Bill Goes to Governor Amid Racial Strife...

Florida's Republican-controlled Legislature approved stiffer penalties against violent protesters on Thursday, handing a major legislative victory to Gov. Ron DeSantis, who began campaigning for the measure last year following a summer of turmoil acro...

 2021-04-16 02:23 

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Man Injured in Hialeah Gardens Shooting...

Authorities are investigating a shooting in Hialeah Gardens that left one man severely injured. The victim was rushed to the hospital with a gunshot wound after the shooting at NW 121st Terrace and NW 90th Avenue. Officers said the shooting may be connect...

 2021-04-16 01:00 

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California Woman Who Vanished While Vacationing in Miami Last Month Found Safe...

A California woman who disappeared while vacationing in South Florida has been found alive, Miami Police officials said Thursday. Angela Morrisey called 911 Thursday morning from Medley to report she was a missing person and was in need of medical attenti...

 2021-04-15 22:56 

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Florida Adds Over 6,700 New Covid Cases, Reports 74 More Resident Deaths Thursday...

Florida's confirmed COVID-19 cases increased by more than 6,700 Thursday, as the state's virus-related death toll rose by over 70. The 6,762 new confirmed COVID-19 cases brought Florida's total to 2,148,448 since the outbreak began, according ...

 2021-04-15 21:40 

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Rolling Loud Music Festival Returning to Hard Rock Stadium This July...

Rap and hip-hop music fans have reason to celebrate the Rolling Loud music festival will be making its return to South Florida this summer. The three-day festival will take place July 23 rd -25 th at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens after the 2020 editi...

 2021-04-15 21:26 

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Broward Department of Health Vaccine Sites Not Requiring Appointments...

All Broward County Department of Health COVID-19 vaccine sites are no longer requiring appointments, officials said Thursday. The appointment requirement has been dropped until further notice, and anyone who already has an appointment can either keep it o...

 2021-04-15 20:41 

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'Reefa,' Film About Graffiti Artist Who Died After Police Taser Incident, Comes to Miami Theater...

A film about the life of a young graffiti artist who died after a Miami Beach officer shot him with a Taser is coming to a Miami theater with special screenings this weekend. "Reefa" is about Israel "Reefa" Hernandez, the 18-year-old who d...

 2021-04-15 19:32 

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Broward Sheriff's Office Communications Officer Arrested for Fraud, Misconduct...

A Broward Sheriff's Office communications officer has been arrested on fraud and official misconduct charges after authorities say she lied about suffering a fall at work. Jennifer Blum, 45, was arrested Wednesday by BSO's Public Corruption Unit o...

 2021-04-15 18:54 

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Florida Education Commissioner Wants to Make Masks Voluntary in Schools...

Florida's education commissioner wants the state's public schools to eliminate mask mandates and instead make face coverings voluntary for the next school year. Commissioner Richard Corcoran sent a letter Wednesday to Florida's school superint...

 2021-04-15 18:46 

NBC 6 South Florida

Puppy Left Abandoned in SW Florida Parking Lot With Mouth Taped Shut: Deputies...

Two people are behind bars after deputies say they found two dogs inside their car in a Southwest Florida parking lot with one puppy's mouth taped shut. Lee County Sheriff's Office deputies arrived at the scene of Walmart parking lot in Estero lat...

 2021-04-15 17:44 

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Bullet Kills Sleeping 7-Year-Old Boy in Riviera Beach: Police...

Police in South Florida are searching for the person who shot into an apartment and killed a 7-year-old boy who was sleeping inside. The boy's 28-year-old mother was injured in the shooting which happened early Wednesday, Riviera Beach police said dur...

 2021-04-15 15:34 

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Coral Gables Nurse Accused in Scam That Cons Victims Into Sending Cash...

A nurse practitioner in South Florida has been arrested as part of a scam that cons senior citizens into wiring or mailing large amounts of money. Paulette Padilla, 31, who specializes in Botox injections at the Nu You Wellness Center in Coral Gables, was...

 2021-04-15 15:30 

NBC 6 South Florida

Suspect Arrested After Hollywood Officer Opens Fire Thursday Morning...

One person was arrested after an incident early Thursday morning in Hollywood where an officer was forced to open fire. Hollywood Police Department Officer Christian Lata said the incident took place just before 3 a.m. near the 2000 block of Hollywood Bou...

 2021-04-15 15:06 

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South Florida Family Hopeful After Mother Flees Kidnappers While Escaping Nicaragua...

The family of a woman who was kidnapped while fleeing Nicaragua is celebrating her freedom after she was released. "My sister was set free," Misael Obregon said in a YouTube video posted Wednesday. "Thank you, God. What a blessing." Her si...

 2021-04-15 15:06 

NBC 6 South Florida

South Florida Family Hopeful After Mother of Boy in Viral Video Released From Kidnappers...

The family of a woman whose son was seen in a viral video at the United States border is celebrating her freedom after she was released from kidnappers. "My sister was set free," Misael Obregon said in a YouTube video posted Wednesday after the re...

 2021-04-15 13:52 

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Man Hospitalized After Being Struck in Hit and Run Crash in Little Havana...

Miami Police are searching for the car that struck a man Wednesday night in Little Havana during a hit and run crash and sent him to an area hospital. Officials say the crash took place between Southwest 8th Avenue and 6th Street around 8:30 p.m., when th...

 2021-04-15 13:45 

NBC 6 South Florida

THE 6IX: Major Mail Theft Strikes Local Neighborhood, Several Local Olympians Ready to Delayed Games...

It's Thursday, April 15 th and NBC 6 has the top stories for the day. No. 1 A family is calling for justice after a 4-year-old boy was hit and killed by a vehicle over the weekend in Homestead. Loved ones say Jeffrey Jay Sejour was helping with grocer...

 2021-04-15 13:17 

NBC 6 South Florida

Fiery Crash Closes Lanes of Major Roadway Near Downtown Miami...

Officials are working to clear the scene of an early morning fiery crash near downtown Miami that has closed all lanes of a major roadway. The crash took place just after 3:30 a.m. along the westbound lanes of State Road 112 near Northwest 17th Avenue. Of...

 2021-04-15 12:44 

NBC 6 South Florida

Florida Vaccine Updates: Local Health System Helping Those Affected by J&J Pause...

As a supply of the coronavirus vaccine becomes available across Florida, residents are understandably anxious to know when they will be able to get vaccinated. One of the largest systems will be helping those affected by the pause in Johnson & Johnson dos...

 2021-04-15 07:24 

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Dashcam Footage Shows Brief Chase That Came to Crashing End in Miami-Dade...

Newly released dashcam video shows a short chase that ended in a crash last week in northeast Miami-Dade. The chase happened just after 8:30 p.m. April 9 on Interstate 95 south near Ives Dairy Road. In footage released Wednesday by the Florida Highway Pat...

 2021-04-15 07:10 

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Family Demands Justice After 4-Year-Old Struck, Killed in Homestead...

A family is calling for justice after a 4-year-old boy was hit and killed by a vehicle over the weekend in Homestead. Loved ones say Jeffrey Jay Sejour was helping with groceries Sunday night when the car hit him in his neighborhood in the 1400 block of E...

 2021-04-15 05:36 

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Florida House Moves to Limit Transgender Students in Sports...

Florida lawmakers moved closer to requiring transgender athletes to undergo testosterone or genetic testing — as well as submit to having their genitalia examined — to participate on sports teams in public schools and colleges. The proposal in...

 2021-04-15 04:49 

NBC 6 South Florida

Miami Beach Police Searching for Missing New York Teen...

Police are searching for a teenager who went missing in Miami Beach while on vacation from New York. Zared Ibonnet, 17, was last seen April 8 at 1321 15th Street, according to the Miami Beach Police Department. Ibonnet came to South Florida with his mothe...

 2021-04-15 03:10 

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'We're Ready': Local Olympians Ready to Bring Home the Gold With 100 Days to Go...

Good things come to those who wait. After a one-year delay, the countdown to the Tokyo Olympics has officially begun as Wednesday marks 100 days to go until the opening ceremony. "It's exciting. You know, I think the Olympics were postponed last y...

 2021-04-15 02:31 

NBC 6 South Florida

'Come Here And Recharge': Pharrell Williams, Dave Grutman On New Miami Beach Hotel 'The Goodtime'...

The curfew has been lifted in Miami-Dade, just in time for entrepreneur Dave Grutman and singer Pharrell Williams to once again leave their mark on the Magic City. Grutman, Miami's "king of nightlife," and Williams, a globally-acclaimed artist...

 2021-04-15 02:25 

NBC 6 South Florida

Businesses Have More Time to Apply for PPP Loans...

Businesses yet to apply for forgivable loans from the federal government have more time to do so. The deadline for business owners to apply to the Paycheck Protection Program was extended until May 31. The program opened back up in mid-January for busines...

 2021-04-15 02:25 

NBC 6 South Florida

Miami-Dade Judge Accepts Discipline Stemming From Judicial Assistant's Complaint...

Dixie Dent says she expected working for Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Martin Zilber was going to be a challenge, one she welcomed. But within weeks of being hired as his judicial assistant, she told NBC 6 Investigators, she sensed the judge was acting inappro...

 2021-04-15 02:07 

NBC 6 South Florida

Women Veterans Raise Awareness of Sexual Assault During Military Service...

Several women who were sexually assaulted while serving in the military participated in a Miami-Dade-sponsored event Wednesday to symbolically plant a new seed of change in their lives. The county sponsored the event for female veterans of the armed force...

 2021-04-15 01:55 

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Mail Thieves Strike in Cutler Bay, Stimulus Checks Might Be Targeted...

Police say thieves struck in the middle of the night at an apartment complex in Cutler Bay, smashing into a multiple mail box enclosure early Wednesday. Miami-Dade Police officials said they recovered more than 100 pieces of stolen mail and packages, and ...

 2021-04-15 01:04 

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Man Arrested in Sex Trafficking Case That Began at Super Bowl and Ended in Miami-Dade...

Authorities have arrested a man after they say a woman was taken on harrowing sex trafficking trip that began at the Super Bowl in Tampa and ended two weeks later with her escaping in South Florida. Rodney Latzzis, 32, was behind bars Wednesday, accused o...

 2021-04-15 00:25 

NBC 6 South Florida

New Spider Species Discovered in Miami...

A brand new spider species was discovered in the Pine Rockland forest near Zoo Miami, zoo officials announced Wednesday. The Pine Rockland Trapdoor Spider (Ummidia richmond) was first found back in 2012 by a zookeeper who was checking reptile research tra...

 2021-04-15 00:00 

NBC 6 South Florida

Florida Adds Over 6,700 New Covid Cases, Reports 44 More Resident Deaths Wednesday...

Florida's confirmed COVID-19 cases increased by more than 6,700 Wednesday, as the state's virus-related death toll rose by 44. The 6,772 new confirmed COVID-19 cases brought Florida's total to 2,141,686 since the outbreak began, according to f...

 2021-04-14 20:40 

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Suspect Sought in Hialeah Gardens Bus Stop Triple Shooting That Left Young Man Dead...

Police have identified a young man who was killed in a triple shooting in broad daylight at a Hialeah Gardens bus stop as they continue their search for a suspect. The shooting happened around 2:20 in the afternoon Tuesday at the bus stop outside a Home D...

 2021-04-14 19:24 

NBC 6 South Florida

Miami-Dade Police ID Man Found in Rubbish Fire, But Murder Suspect Still Sought...

Police have identified a man whose body was discovered in a burning pile of rubbish in Miami-Dade in February , as the search continues for a suspect in the man's murder. Firefighters responded to the blaze the morning of Feb. 5 at the Cottage Cove Ap...

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