<![CDATA[NBC 6 South Florida - South Florida News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+6+LOGO+GOOGLE.png NBC 6 South Florida http://www.nbcmiami.comen-usSun, 22 Jan 2017 09:33:12 -0500Sun, 22 Jan 2017 09:33:12 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[NBC 6 at the Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump ]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:28:46 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/011917+trump+in+dc+photos.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[NBC 6 Night With The Florida Panthers]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:49:41 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/PANTHERS+NBC+6+NIGHT+WEB.jpg

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<![CDATA[First Alert Weather Day Brings Thunderstorm Threat]]> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:50:39 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/C2xf6k2UQAEalD1.jpg

NBC 6 South Florida declared a First Weather Alert Day Sunday for severe storms expected to pass through the area in the evening, bringing strong wind gusts to most of the region.

Earlier on Sunday, a Wind Advisory was issued for South Florida from noon until 7 p.m. with possible wind gusts up to 35 mph.

Sunday is expected to be partly cloudy and windy with a possible record heat of 87, followed by the severe weather threat tonight.

Over in north Florida and southern Georgia, a Tornado Watch was issued until 10 a.m.— likely the first of a few watch areas Sunday.

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<![CDATA[South Florida On Guard for Potential Severe Weather]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:15:43 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/217*120/sunday+severe+weather.jpg

The First Alert Forecast Team is tracking a robust cold front that is headed our way and bringing us the threat for strong storms.

As of now, the timing looks like we will start with scattered showers and storms through the first half of Sunday. By late afternoon to late evening we will start to see the rain become more widespread.

Eventually, we will track the cold front through late Sunday into the evening and overnight hours. This will leave us with a good potential for wind gusts up to 60mph and frequent lightning.

At this time, we cannot rule out isolated tornadoes and small hail. Stay connected and up to date with us on air, online and on the NBC6 News & Weather app.

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<![CDATA[Demonstrators Hit Streets After Rally Reaches Capacity]]> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:27:28 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Capture411.JPG

Over ten thousand people converged on the streets of Downtown for the Women's Rally in South Florida.

More than 10,000 people attended the rally at the Bayfront Park Amphitheater in Downtown Miami, which coincides with more than 600 women's marches being held across the world including the Women's March on Washington.

"It's very exciting women's voices and men's voices are being heard for the rights of all human beings," said Sunny Mclean women's rally supporter.

When the event reached it's capacity, demonstrators who were turned away began marching along the streets of Downtown Miami and eventually onto Interstate 95, causing traffic delays.

"This is awesome, we can't even go inside so we're standing on the street and raising our voice," Lavern Deer said.

The event is called the Women's Rally in South Florida. It was held Saturday from 1-5 p.m. at the Bayfront Park Amphitheater in Downtown Miami.

South Florida no stranger to demonstrations as they hosted this free and public massive rally where supporters of all ages shared the main message— that women's rights are human rights.

"In the words of the new declaration of independence, that all men and women and queers and disabled people and immigrants and atheists and muslims and all y'all were created equal! That's why we are here," said rally supporter Kristen Wood.

The march comes a day after anti-Trump protesters peacefully marched in Downtown Miami on Friday. The demonstrators began their march at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami before eventually making their way onto I-95 Northbound, causing traffic delays.

For more information on the event or other marches around the world click here.

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<![CDATA[South Florida Millennials Attend Trump Inauguration]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:31:07 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/012017+south+florida+students+at+inauguration.jpg

South Florida was well represented at Friday's Inauguration of Donald Trump.

Chris Rotella, who lives in Fort Lauderdale, bought his plane ticket to Washington, D.c. one day before the inauguration. He explains what moved him to make the last-minute trip.

"I was sitting at home and we were going to watch the Atlas V Rocket and I said that would be pretty American and my girlfriend said 'What would be American is going to the inauguration", said Rotella.

He was able to score a ticket to the ceremony. He says he was inspired by Trump's speech.

"It's really been something incredible. Everybody seems to be really positive and excited about the future of America. Hopefully, it can be good for small businesses," said Rotella.

Also in the inauguration crowd, students and teachers from Monsignor Edward Pace High School.

"I wanted to attend the inauguration to get a different view of politics. And, I was able to. I grew up a Democratic household and I got to meet some different Republicans and see what they had to say. It was a really good experience," said one student.

The students traveled to the nation's capital for a real-life history lesson and they got it from the National Mall.

<![CDATA[Local Sock Sales Help the Homeless]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:16:55 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/012017+peter+glenn+sock+drive.jpg

It’s surprising to hear, but homeless shelters say socks are the most requested and least donated item of clothing.

With that in mind, popular Florida ski shop Peter Glenn donated 1,200 pairs of socks to His House Children’s Home in Miami Gardens Thursday.

The dropoff was the culmination of a promotion in Peter Glenn’s Florida locations, where the sale of each pair of Lift23 socks provided one pair for a local child in need (much like the long-running “one for one” shoe campaign by TOMS).

“We are so thankful that Lift 23 and Peter Glenn have chosen to partner with His House,” said Sandra Sanchez, Development Department Manager at His House Children’s Home. “Our kids are always in need of socks and they love the ones Lift 23 gave them.”

And there’s a bonus to this charitable endeavor.

Peter Glenn says that many employees expressed interest in visiting His House Children’s Home and doing more to help in the future.

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<![CDATA[Anti-Trump Protesters March in Downtown Miami]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:31:37 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/012017+miami+trump+protest.jpg

A group of people held a peaceful rally Friday in protest of Donald Trump's inauguration. No arrests were made.

The demonstration was planned by the Anti-Trump Action Committee. The march started at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami. Protesters walked in the middle of traffic as they marched along Biscayne Boulevard.

The demonstrators moved onto I-95 Northbound, causing traffic delays. At one point, Florida Highway Patrol troopers blocked the highway but protesters crossed the the police barrier and continued for a short distance before exiting I-95.

Some drivers were upset, but others didn't mind the wait. "No, I really think that Donald "Putin" needs to know what's going on in this country and there's an awful lot of people not happy with him," said one driver. 

Miami Police said the group did not have proper permits to rally. Officials said they were not told in advance of the group's march route. 

People of all ages participated in the rally, including 16-year-old Quinn Tucker.  "I don't agree with what Trump says. And, I felt like I needed to do something about it," said Tucker.

A Women's Rally in South Florida will be held at Bayfront Park Saturday from 1-5 p.m. More than 10,000 people are expected to attend that rally, which coincides with more than 600 women's marches being held across the world.

<![CDATA[Students Watch Trump Inauguration with Critical Eye]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:26:39 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/012017+high+school+students+inaugural+watch+party.jpg

Every presidential inauguration is historic, and an opportunity to appreciate an essential component of the American experiment.

Students at Coral Gables High School spent the day watching Friday’s inauguration.

"The most important thing is how great it is that we live in this great nation of ours where you have this peaceful transition of power," said Alina Yaniz, teacher.

But after a nasty, divisive campaign, some students in two AP History classes were visibly disturbed by the reality before them: Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States.

"We came together and we made the decision to elect someone who ran his entire campaign based on racism and sexism and hate and I think that says a lot about us," said Venecia Castro, junior.

It's one thing to watch history unfold. It's another thing, the Miami-Dade Superintendent says, to watch it with a critical eye and really understand what's happening.

"That's exactly what we teach; we don't just teach the three R's of reading, writing, arithmetic. We teach the personal and civic adequacy and today is an example of that. We expect them to be smart, ask questions, have opinions," said Superintendent Alberto Carvalho.

There were no cheers in the classroom, perhaps a reflection said one student, of Trump's failure to reach out to the majority who did not vote for him.

“I don't believe what he says, he's a liar. I don't want Obama's legacy to be ruined by this man," said Roxy Rico, student.

However, Harrison Austin is hopeful.

“He has the potential to be the voice for all the people, not restricted to a political party or affiliation," added Austin.

Hilda Delgado, an AP History student, disagrees with Trump’s agenda.

“I feel like Trump is changing a lot of things and not in a good way, normalizing things that used to be radical,” said Delgado.

Despite the pessimism in the room, there was a hint of optimist from student Alexander Cobas.

"I think that Mr. Trump is going to bring us together by the end of his four years or eight years and if he doesn't, the American people can elect another way. That's the great thing about a democracy," said Cobas.

Some of the students expressed real fears of what the Trump Administration might do to them because of their immigration status, LGBT issues, and several kids are terrified that Trump will ignore climate change. The White House web site erased climate change references as soon as Trump was sworn in.

<![CDATA[Women Targeted and Attacked Shopping Alone in Broward County]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:01:45 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/216*120/women+leaving+publix.JPG

That a trip to your local grocery store could end with bumps, bruises, and a hospital visit.

"They stole her car," said Corey Reidel. "They took her purse, which had all her credit cards and cash and the keys to the house."

Plantation Police are investigating at least four similar incidents this week— three of them involving women leaving Publix parking lots, being followed by suspects behind the wheel of a black Nissan Altima with dark tinted windows.

The most recent case occurred Wednesday night, involving Reidel's mother who is still too shaken up to share her story.

"It's the emotional scars that last the longest," Reidel said.

He says his mom driving home from a Publix on West Broward Boulevard, when security cameras caught the suspect's car tailing her. However, what we don't see is the driver intentionally hitting her.

"One of the gentlemen opened the door, punched her in the face, and sprayed her with mace," Reidel explained.

He says he mom was caught completely off guard. By the time she realized what was going on it was too late.

Another victim shared a picture of bloody, bruised legs after her attack. She's telling a familiar story of being followed, accidentally bumped into, sprayed with mace and robbed. She's also not sharing her identity.

"They weren't really saying much. One of the individuals would not stop attacking us," said one of the victims. "I would yell stop stop stop and trying to help my other colleague who was getting hit non stop by this individual but they wouldn't stop."

This Friday evening Broward shoppers are keeping a close eye of their surroundings and encouraging you to do the same.

"It's just a matter of time before they do this to someone else," Reidel said.

Publix released a statement in regards to the recent incidents:

"The safety of our customers and our associates is a top priority for us.  We are cooperating with Plantation Police and the Broward Sheriff's Office. Because it is an open investigation, we can not share anymore information.  Anymore questions should be addressed to Plantation Police." 

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<![CDATA[UM Prof. Analyzes Trump Inauguration, Says 'Bar is Set Low']]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:10:19 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/012017+um+professor+on+trump+inauguration.jpg

University of Miami Political Science professor Joseph Uscinski watched President Donald Trump's inaugural speech and heard some familiar themes.

"Nothing really surprised me. He has been saying the same things over and over again and this speech was sort of codifying now into a policy direction," said Uscinski.

Jobs, national security and the economy were just a few topics President Trump keyed on. Professor Uscinski feels a specific segment of the American electorate really connected with Mr. Trump's message.

"I think Donald Trump is sort of appealing to largely old people who are law and order people who maybe liked Reagan, maybe liked Nixon who want very strong authoritarian government," the professor said.

And, those who voted for Trump, says Uscinski, surely liked what they heard.

"Because he is not going back on anything that he has said. He is going full throttle on everything he has promised to do over the course of the campaign. Now, it is easy to say it in a speech it will be more difficult to do in actuality," added Uscinski.

Trump reiterated his dark, bleak outlook of America and promised change for the better with him as commander-in-chief.

Uscinski thinks small steps for President Trump would serve him best.

"I think Donald Trump could probably go down as one of our most regarded and perhaps one of our best rated presidents and the reason is that the bar is set so low for him. A lot of people feel right now that if we are not dead in four years he would have done a good job," said Uscinski.

Small steps, according to Professor Uscinski, include passing a budget, maybe a tax plan, non-controversial matters, he thinks would bode well for Mr. Trump.

Uscinski says if Trump delves into issues, like complex foreign affairs or taking on his promise to build a wall along the southern border could be problematic for the president.

<![CDATA[Trump Inauguration Watch Party at Versailles in Little Havana]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:10:54 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/230*120/Capture167.JPG

From Washington D.C. to right here in Little Havana, Trump supporters in Miami came out for a watch party of his inauguration as 45th president of the United States.

Members of Vigilia Mambisa, a human rights group of mostly Cuban American Republicans, came out to Versailles restaurant in Miami for a watch party of Donald Trump's inauguration.

"I'm out here to support Donald Trump," Vicente Mayans said. "I think he's the best candidate in office and I think he's gonna do great."

Calling it La Fiesta Republicana or the Republican Party— Trump supporters welcomed the 45th president into the White House by watching his swearing in ceremony projected on TV.

"I'm supporting my president," said Cesar Mayans, as he watched the inauguration.

Those who came out to celebrate expressed their hopes for a Trump presidency.

"Better economy, more jobs, better healthcare system and you know just give the country back to the people," Cesar Mayans said.

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<![CDATA[SWAG On 6: Coral Reef High's Sophia Aime]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:30:45 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/012017+Sophia+Aime.jpg

At first glance, it looks like any other coloring book, albeit with French and Creole wording. Sophia Aime’s creation is much more than something you could buy in a store. This senior at Coral Reef High School designed the book to inspire orphans in Haiti, children who often end up as child laborers.

"I created coloring books in their French and Haitian Creole language to you know, encourage these kids, boost their spirits," Sophia explained.

Sophia delivered dozens of her vocational coloring books, along with crayons, to an orphanage in Haiti last summer. Each page features a man or a woman engaged in some sort of occupation, from doctor to baker to engineer and many more.

"And I explained to them what these books mean and how they’re supposed to empower them and how they’re supposed to inspire them to become greater," Sophia said, explaining how she presented the books to the kids.

The coloring books are a marriage of Sophia’s passion for art and activism.

"She’s one of those kids who feels she has a mission, that she is here for a reason," said chemistry teacher Hemisha Barkow, one of Sophia’s mentors at school.

Her classmates notice the same quality in Sophia.

"She strives to do good for other people and she’s such an empowering woman," said fellow senior Mahek Lalani.

Sophia’s road has been challenging, to say the least. A few months ago, she lost her father. After his death, the family lost its home, sometimes the electricity bills went unpaid, yet throughout it all, Sophia continued her straight-A academic performance in the challenging International Baccalaureate curriculum.

"It just shows your strength, that if you’re able to overcome this, you’re able to overcome anything," Sophia said.

That perseverance and determination awes her friends at school.

"And she just continues to have this confidence and she just powered through it and that’s what truly inspires me because if I had to go through that I know I wouldn’t be able to make it," said classmate Sarah Alkhwlani.

Sophia won a full scholarship through the Questbridge program to Macalester College in Minneapolis. Eventually, she wants to become a civil rights attorney.

"You know, give a voice to those who are discriminated against, those who are mistreated, those who had injustice in their lives," Sophia said.

So her desire to help society is at the heart of her ambitions. What else would you expect from someone whose name means "love" in French?

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<![CDATA[NBC 6 Trending Topics - January 20, 2017]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:05:15 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000027606423_1200x675_858982467862.jpg Check out NBC 6's Trending Topics for January 20, 2017.]]> <![CDATA[Florida Woman Accused of Having Sex With Underage Teens]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:01:50 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/012017+jaimie+ayer.jpg

A Florida woman is facing charges after police say she had sex with underage teens.

Jaimie Ayer, 40, was arrested this week on three counts of unlawful sexual activity with minors after she allegedly had sex with a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old in December, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office said.

Ayer, of Bradenton, remained behind bars on $22,500 bond Friday, jail records showed. No attorney information was available.

According to an arrest report, Ayer had sex with the teens at her home in December after giving them alcohol.

Authorities said detectives have identified three other potential victims and more charges are pending.

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<![CDATA[Justice For Jada Rally Held in Miami-Dade]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:58:29 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000027600150_1200x675_858817603773.jpg NBC 6's Stephanie Bertini reports from a rally held to find the person who shot and killed little Jada Page.]]> <![CDATA[South Florida Rep. Curbelo Attending Trump Inauguration]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:57:07 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Carlos+Curbelo.jpg

The Republican Party was divided during the 2016 presidential campaign, and Florida congressman Carlos Curbelo was one of those who voiced his concerns about Donald Trump.

NBC 6 spoke to Curbelo who traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend Trump's Inauguration.

"A lot of days I thought it was an ugly election. The election is over and now the American people and people in South Florida expect us to work together and figure things out," said Curbelo. Now that president-elect Donald Trump will take the reigns Friday, unity in the party is crucial.

Congressman Curbelo is not too happy with some of his fellow representatives boycotting the Inauguration. "The Inauguration is a joint session of Congress. It's an official meeting. This is not just a show. The Congress hosts the Inauguration.It isn't a Republican Inauguration, it is the American President," explained Curbelo.

Cuba has been a sticking point as Trump prepares to take office. The Obama administration's relationship with the communist country is a source of pride.

National security spokesman Ned Price spoke to NBC 6 at the White House. "All of the steps we put in place will indeed have the benefit of empowering the Cuban people. That's really why we took this approach. It provides opportunities for the American people, but it truly empowers the Cuban people," said Price.

Curbelo disagrees with the changes in policy. "Cuba, for example, is typical of what the last eight years was like. The President went out of his way to befriend enemies of the United States," argued Curbelo.

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<![CDATA[Heat Complete Comeback Victory Over Mavericks]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:16:52 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-52623351822.jpg

The Miami Heat won a second straight game with their 99-95 comeback victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday.

Things started out well for Miami with a seven-point advantage following one quarter of play. The game turned around quickly however and Dallas took a nine-point lead into the half. The Heat would cut into the deficit quickly in the third quarter, and finished off the comeback win in the final quarter.

Miami went more than a month without stringing wins together, and both of these victories came at home as well. The Heat have not played at home this season, but are off to a good start on the four-game homestand. Miami is now 7-13 at home on the season.

Following a stretch of only two wins in 15 games, Miami is in the process of slowing improving the team's record this season. The Heat have one of the worst marks in the NBA, but are playing better basketball even while dealing with a depleted roster.

Part of the reason for Miami's success in this one was the exceptional play of Goran Dragic. The guard had 32 points which led the team and Dragic also added six rebounds in the win. Dragic had a busy night with a team-leading 37 minutes of action. Dragic was also perfect on his four three-point tries.

The second highest point total on the team came courtesy of Tyler Johnson, who was in his usual reserve role. Despite coming off the bench, Johnson has consistently posted solid numbers. In this victory, Johnson had 23 points, two assists, a rebound and a steal.

The homestand will continue on Saturday when the Milwaukee Bucks visit American Airlines Arena.

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<![CDATA[Crooks Target and Attack Women Shopping Alone in Broward]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:01:18 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/011917+women+attacked+and+robbed+in+broward.jpg

Police are investigating a violent crime wave in cities across Broward County. Women shopping alone are targeted and robbed. Plantation Police confirm four incidents that happened within one week. 

According to police, the robberies have taken place in shopping center parking lots in the past week and are believed to have been committed by the same group.

NBC 6 spoke exclusively to one of the victims who was bloodied and bruised when she encountered the crooks. The woman wants to conceal her identity out of fear.

"They weren't really saying much. One of the individuals would not stop attacking us. I would yell 'stop, stop, stop' and trying to help my other colleague who was getting hit non-stop by this individual but they wouldn't stop," said the victim.

In some cases, the women are targeted as they leave stores, like Publix. The crooks follow them home, then rear-end the victim's vehicle. When the victim gets out of the car to assess the damage, the suspects pepper-spray the victims before robbing them.

On Sunday, a woman was targeted outside the Publix at 1181 S. University Drive as she was loading groceries into her car. A suspect pepper-sprayed her in the face and stole her purse.

Less than an hour later, a woman was robbed outside the Publix at 8101 W. Sunrise Boulevard, police said. She was also pepper-sprayed in the eyes and had her purse stolen.

On Tuesday afternoon, two women were walking through the parking lot at 1823 N. Pine Island Road when they were attacked and robbed, police said.

The most recent robbery happened Wednesday after a woman had shopped at the Publix at Northwest 69th Avenue and Broward Boulevard and had gone to her El Dorado Estates home..

Charles Morehead, a security guard at El Dorado Estates, said a resident was targeted at the complex. Video shows the woman entering the neighborhood along with the suspect's car tailing behind. The suspects then intentionally hit the car.  

"When she stopped to check the damage of her car the woman driving, got out and began to apologize to get close to her and then maced her," said Morehead.

The security guard said two armed men jumped out of the car and robbed the victim of $1,500, her phone, her keys and even carjacked her. 

Police said her car was later recovered.

Similar incidents were reported at different locations in the City of Fort Lauderdale.

Police said the suspects have used a black Nissan Altima with dark tinted windows. Two black women and a black man appear to be the suspects, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

<![CDATA[What to Know Before the Women's Rally in South Florida]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:12:52 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-620927030.jpg

As hundreds of thousands of people converge on the National Mall for the Women's March on Washington, thousands are expected to rally at a sister march in South Florida. The marches are planned for the day after Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. The event is called the Women's Rally in South Florida. It will be held Saturday from 1-5 p.m. at the Bayfront Park Amphitheater in Downtown Miami.


Organizers said they are expecting up to 10,000 people to attend the rally. The march is said to have women, men and children participating.

The rally will be emceed by philanthropist Tracy Wilson Mourning, the founder of Honey Shine, Inc. and the wife of Miami Heat legend Alonzo Mourning. Organizers said speakers will include women and men from local nonprofit sponsors, college professors and advocates of women's rights. See the full list of local nonprofit sponsors here.


The event is free and open to the public, but organizers ask people to register online to give them an accurate headcount.

Even though the march is free, organizers ask for donations to fund the rally. If you would like to donate, click here.

T-shirts, buttons and tots are being sold ahead of the march. Organizers say the profits will benefit the march. 


Organizers highly recommend attendees to park at Metro-Rail or Metro-Mover stops and take the public transportation to the venue.

Directions from NORTH of Downtown Miami: Tri-Rail south to the Metro-Rail Transfer station.

Metro-Rail South to the Government Center. Then transfer to the Metro-Mover towards the Bayfront Park stop. Please exit at the Bayfront Park stop

​Directions from SOUTH of Downtown Miami: Metro-Rail North to the Government Center. Then transfer to the Metro-Mover towards the Bayfront Park stop. Please exit at the Bayfront Park stop.

If you choose to drive directly to Bayfront Park, there are three paid parking lots located nearby.


More than 600 marches promoting human rights have been organized for the day after Trump's inauguration, with an expected turnout of 1.3 million worldwide.

Here's a map showing the different locations marches will be held.

A separate march is scheduled for Friday at Bayfront Park. The rally was planned by the Anti-Trump Action Committee. It will be held from 6-10 p.m.

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<![CDATA[Sketch Released of Carjacking Suspect on the Run]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:30:13 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/011917+carjacking+suspect+sketch.jpg

Miami-Dade Police released Thursday a composite sketch of a man wanted for carjacking a woman and her two-month-old baby.

Wednesday morning, the 26-year-old mother and her infant son were in their car at a school function at Arcadia Park along Northwest 195th Street and 52nd Avenue when a man came up to her window, held up a gun and forced his way into the car, police said.

He yelled at the woman to drive before he dropped them off a few blocks near Northwest 171st Street and 38th Avenue, police said.

Police found the car abandoned near Northwest 178th Street and 33rd Court. Officers say the driver attempted to sexually assault the mother at some point following the abduction.

The suspect is considered armed and dangerous and remains at large.

<![CDATA[Florida Gov. Scott Attending Trump Inauguration]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:48:05 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/011917+rick+scott+inauguration.jpg

Among those who will be on hand to see Donald Trump sworn in as the next President of the United States will be Florida Gov. Rick Scott.

It's no secret that Gov. Scott and President-elect Trump are old friends. As a matter of fact, he was rumored to have been on the short list for a cabinet position.

"It's exciting being here, seeing my friend Donald Trump be inaugurated as our next president. It's exciting for our state," Gov. Scott said Thursday. "I think we're going to be able to get a lot of things accomplished."

That friendship compelled the governor to host one of the inaugural balls for the President-elect.

Gov. Scott will join thousands on the Capitol steps as Donald Trump officially becomes our 45th President Friday. Trump is slated to hold two bibles during the ceremony, his own personal bible that his mother gave him in 1955 and the one Abraham Lincoln used for his inauguration in 1861.

Gov. Scott said he's ready to get to help the Trump administration any way he can.

"I'm going to do everything I can to help President Trump make sure we get democracy not just in Cuba but all across Latin America," he said.

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<![CDATA[Rescued South Korean Dogs Going Up for Adoption in Broward]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:50:24 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/011917+rescued+dog+south+korea.jpg

A group of dogs that were headed for someone's dinner table in South Korea are now going up for adoption in South Florida.

The group of dogs were wrapping up more than 17 hours of travel time at the Humane Society of Broward County Thursday afternoon.

"Look in their eyes, you know. They just want to be loved, they want to be part of a family," the Humane Society's Cherie Wachter said. "They came from a South Korean meat farm where they were housed and eventually going to be sold as dog meat for people to consume."

Wachter estimates that every year anywhere between two to two and a half million dogs are slaughtered for consumption in South Korea. Some of the saved dogs were bred specifically for meat.

"And others look like they were people's pets at one time. So it's hard to comprehend that that's where these animals would have ended up," she said.

Humane Society International is working with farmers to end the practice of dog meat. Part of that is changing public perception of what it means to have a companion animal in the region.

"If a family really doesn't want their dog anymore there are really not a lot of alternatives for them to take them to shelters, so sometimes if someone doesn't want their pet they turn it over to dog meat farm," Wachter said.

The next step for the group is rest and evaluation, followed by vacations, spay or neuter. A dog trainer will work with each pup individually to learn more about their personality.

"So that we can see about their personality and what's going to be involved for a family that wants to adopt them. Some of them might walk on a leash, great, others it took a lot just to get them out of the crate," Wachter said.

Some of the dogs could find a new home as early as next week. Those interested in adopting a pet must complete a application form, that way staff can make sure the dog and family are a good match.

Photo Credit: Humane Society]]>
<![CDATA[6 People Injured After Roof Collapse in NW Dade]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:48 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/011917+nw+dade+roof+collapse.jpg

Fire Rescue responded to a roof collapse at a warehouse in Northwest Miami-Dade.

The incident happened on 70th Street and 37th Avenue.

Six people were injured in the incident. Miami-Dade Fire said their injuries were minor.  Aerial footage showed a stretcher being hoisted to the roof. A few minutes later, a person was placed on the gurney and lowered to the ground. 

Miami-Dade Fire said two men were working on the roof when it partially collapsed. They fell about five to eight feet and landed on rubble. Rescue officials said the men were able to climb out to safety. A total of three people were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital. 

Three other men were also hurt, but they were checked out by paramedics at the scene. Everyone is accounted for, fire rescue said. K-9 units were brought out to search through the rubble to ensure no one else was trapped. 

"A lot of the 40 firefighters that were here this evening are also members of our urban search and rescue team and this is what they train for on a monthly basis," said Miami-Dade Fire Captain Eric Baum.

A woman who works across the street from the warehouse said the crew had been working on the roof for several weeks.

The cause of the collapse is unknown.

<![CDATA[Obama Commutes Sentences of 8 Inmates From South Florida]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:50:04 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/184*120/GettyImages-485143804.jpg

Eight South Florida offenders were among hundreds of federal inmates who had their sentences on drug crimes cut short by President Obama on his final full day in the White House Thursday.

The eight offenders - Curtis Bell, Tavaris Gay, Forrest Hamm, Andre Haynes, Thomas Johnson, Terry Mitchell, Randolph Rolle and Yakez Walker - will all be released early as part of Obama's order, his last major act as president.

A total of 330 inmates had their sentences commuted Thursday, more in one day than in any other day in U.S. history.

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<![CDATA[Video Shows Man Slapping Hialeah Police Officer]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:35:28 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/011917+man+slaps+officer+hialeah.jpg

A homeless man was arrested Thursday after a violent altercation with two police officers in Hialeah.

Jose Herrera, 54, was captured on surveillance video slapping a female officer in the face during the encounter.

The incident happened outside a convenience store located on East 49th Street and 4th Avenue. The two police officers were called to the store after the business owner complained about Herrera causing a disturbance.

When the officers approached the 54-year-old, he walked away and suddenly slapped one of the officers in the face, police said. In the footage, Herrera and the two officers tussle before he is tasered to the ground.

The officer who was slapped suffered lacerations to both arms and complained on pain on both knees. The second officer suffered a few bumps and bruises on her knee.

Herrera sustained a scratch on his chest. He was arrested and charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence. The suspect is being held on $10,000 bond.

Police said Herrera has trespassed the business several times and has refused to comply with officers' orders in the past.

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<![CDATA[Woman Questions Wait on Crowdfunding Project Results]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:59:59 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/011817+luggage+high+tech.jpg

Heather Vigil says she had never seen anything like it before. Planet Traveler’s Space Case 1 – billed as the world’s most advanced smart suitcase – has a built-in GPS, fingerprint recognition and even a built-in scale.

"I thought this is wonderful," Vigil said.

The creative director says when she discovered it on a crowdfunding site, the product campaign had already received more than a million dollars in funding.

That’s why she went to directly to the Miami-based company’s website and placed an order, paying $1,489 for a 4-piece luggage set in in April 2016.

"The website said it would be delivered in May," Vigil said. "May came and went. I sent them emails. Next thing you know, it’s seven months later and there’s still no suitcase."

Vigil wasn’t able to get her money back on her own, so she contacted NBC 6 Responds.

"All of my emails over the months, nothing was changing," Vigil said. "It wasn’t until you guys stepped in that all of a sudden everything changed."

According to Vigil, she received a call from Planet Traveler within days, saying they were going to issue a full refund. The company sent us a statement saying:

"Planet Traveler is about building Smart Technology into a suitcase and our claim is we have developed the Space Case 1 'World’s Smartest Suitcase' which is by far more high tech and advanced than any product in the market. To achieve this goal it took an extended amount of time to get the technology perfect. We don’t believe in delivering a rushed imperfect product but instead we will deliver a user experience that will change travel forever. We have 30-plus year of luggage designs and that is always our goal. We are excited to share we have just finished production and will launch our product March 1st week."

Vigil, meanwhile, is glad she got her money back. She used it to buy herself a new, "old-fashioned" luggage set. She also plans to continue supporting crowdfunding campaigns.

"There’s a lot of innovation there so I do believe in those sites and the kinds of products that they’re putting out," she said.  "But I’m just very careful and conscientious about how I go about funding those campaigns."

Indiegogo told us they could not help with Vigil’s case because she had gone directly to the company’s website to make the purchase. But it’s worth noting that Indiegogo does have a refund policy that could help "backers" recover their money under certain circumstances.

<![CDATA[Viewer Tip About Landfill Video Raises Questions]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:38:11 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/miami+dade+county+landfill.JPG

Miami-Dade County Solid Waste Management had a vendor pull a promotional video off YouTube after being asked if it was appropriate for a county employee to endorse a vendor.

A viewer sent NBC 6 a video on Facebook asking if the video overstepped the vendor’s promotional boundaries.

In the video, the landfill operations director is singing the praises of John Deere. The county vendor has been paid more than $5 million dollars for heavy equipment at the landfills.

But his employer was not happy to see the video the viewer sent us asking if it’s proper for a county employee to promote a vendor in what amounts to an online commercial.

The county said the short answer is no. In a statement, a spokesperson said, however, that the employee didn’t do anything wrong. His “participation in the interview was not a violation of any county rules or policies,” the county said, adding, “Neither the county nor the employee benefited from appearing in or assisting with the video.”

The county approved the employee talking for a front page article in a John Deere internal magazine called The Dirt but not for the external video.

The Miami Dade County Ethics Commission said it couldn’t comment because it’s looking into the situation.

John Deere’s local sales representative also didn’t have a comment.

<![CDATA[Hallandale Beach Man Accused of Rape, More Victims Possible]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:20:22 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/011917+Elijah+Bankston.jpg

A Hallandale Beach man is facing charges after police say he raped a woman who he was letting stay in his apartment, and now authorities say she may not be his only victim.

Elijah Bankston, 59, was arrested Sunday on charges including sexual battery and false imprisonment, Hallandale Beach Police officials said Thursday.

Bankston was being held without bond Thursday, Broward jail records showed. No attorney information was available.

According to an arrest report, Bankston and the victim became friends after they met in church a few months ago and he had allowed her to move in with him last week.

On Saturday, Bankston and the victim were driving around when they got into an argument because he felt she wasn't respecting him, the report said. She drove him back to his apartment but when they got to the parking lot, he slapped her in the face so hard her teeth implants became displaced, the report said.

The woman tried to use her phone to call for help but he took it from her, the report said. He then dragged her into his apartment, took off her clothes and raped her, the report said.

The victim estimated the sexual battery lasted almost six hours before Bankston allowed her to get dressed as his brother came home, the report said.

Bankston wouldn't let the woman leave the apartment and kept her car keys and phone. She pleaded with his brother to make him give her back the keys so she could leave, and once she did she went to the hospital for treatment, the report said.

Police said after Bankston was arrested, a second victim came forward and said he had raped her in the past. That woman is cooperating with police.

The police department is asking for the public's help in identifying any other possible victims. Anyone with info can call police at 954-457-1430.

Photo Credit: Broward County Sheriff]]>
<![CDATA[Naked Key Largo Woman Accused of Attacking Deputies]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:59:16 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/011917+kim+larman.jpg

A Florida Keys woman who allegedly attacked two deputies while naked is facing charges.

Kim Larman, 53, was arrested Wednesday on charges of battery on a law enforcement officer, making threats against a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence, according to Monroe County Sheriff's Office officials.

Larman was booked into jail, and it's unknown if she's hired an attorney.

Authorities said the deputies went to Larman's Key Largo home Wednesday night to serve a warrant for violation of an injunction for stalking when she answered the door naked.

Larman cursed and told the deputies she wasn't going with them, then walked into her home and laid down on the bed, officials said. When the deputies asked her if she had any weapons, she replied “If I had a gun then I would shoot you and kill you," authorities said.

When the deputies tried to take her into custody, she fought with them before they were able to handcuff her.

Photo Credit: Monroe County Sheriff's Office]]>
<![CDATA[Dog Injured After Being Thrown Off Palm Beach County Bridge]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:47:14 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/011917+dog+thrown+off+birdge+palm+beach+county.jpg

A dog is recovering after a terrifying moment after being thrown from a Palm Beach County bridge Wednesday.

Police responded to the scene near the Blue Heron Bridge in Rivera Beach after reports that a woman threw the dog off of it. When they arrived, officers saw the animal had fallen nearly 40 to 50 feet below and was whining and struggling to move.

Witnesses say the woman who allegedly threw the dog said she did so “because dogs can fly”. She was transported to an area hospital for treatment and will likely face charges in the case.

The dog was transported by Palm Beach County Animal Control to their facility for care for their injuries.

Photo Credit: Facebook / Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office]]>
<![CDATA[It Snowed in Miami 40 Years Ago Today]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:12:32 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/011917+snow+in+miami.jpg

Thursday marks the 40th anniversary of the last time it snowed in Miami.

January 19, 1977 was the first time in recorded history that snow fell in Miami. The flakes began to fall in Broward and Miami-Dade between 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., as an arctic cold front made its way down the coast of Florida.

Flurries were reported as far south as Homestead, though for the most part the snowfall melted when it made contact with the ground. That day, the high temperature was a chilly 47 degrees, with temps dipping into the 30s.

The farthest south snow had been previously observed was along a Fort Myers to Fort Pierce line in February 1899.

The 1977 snow caused more than $300 million in agricultural damage in South Florida.

Photo Credit: NBC 6]]>
<![CDATA[Officials Continue to Monitor Potential Screwworm Threat]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:28:38 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/101816+screwworm.jpg

A South Florida community is on high alert as screwworms are popping up in homestead and targeting animals.

Defending South Florida from an infestation means fighting a battle the Sunshine State hasn't seen in decades.

Thursday, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is examining surveillance efforts in after a stray dog suffered an infection there earlier this month.

“New world screwworm is a significant threat, not only to Florida’s agriculture and livestock economy, but to our precious wildlife resources,” Putnam said.

Adult screwworm flies infest wounds and their larvae literally eat away at the host animal, leaving a deadly, gory mess. Humans can become infected, but that is rare. Eradication efforts include checkpoints, and pet examinations, plus the release of sterile flies to reduce screwworm breeding.

“Female screwworms breed just once in their lives,” said USDA Veterinarian Sherry Shaw. “If that breeding is with a sterile male, we’re done.”

Those efforts began last October when investigators confirmed a screwworm outbreak in endangered key deer.

Photo Credit: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services]]>
<![CDATA[Trending Topics - January 19th]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:49:33 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000027584802_1200x675_858111555995.jpg NBC 6 has the stories and videos you'll be talking about all day in Trending Topics.]]> <![CDATA[Miami Beach Police Make Arrest in 1990 Murder, Assault]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:52:18 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/011917+dale+ewers+mugshot.jpg

A cold case murder on Miami Beach over a quarter century ago has been solved and police say they have the alleged gunman in custody.

53-year-old Dale Ewers was booked into jail after being extradited from Jamaica. He is being charged with four counts, including first degree murder, armed robbery and armed sexual battery.

According to police, Ewers knocked on the door of an apartment on Pine Tree Drive on September 21, 1990. The victim, 34-year-old Mercedes Perez, answered and left the door open while retrieving information Ewers asked for.

Ewers entered the apartment and held another woman at gunpoint before shooting Perez in the face, police said. She would die at the scene. Ewers then allegedly assaulted the other woman before placing her in a closet and stealing items before leaving.

In 2012, DNA evidence linked Ewers to the crime – however, he had been deported to Jamaica several years before after serving time in jail in Massachusetts following a 2008 arrest. Later that year, the surviving victim identified Ewers from a photo lineup. An arrest warrant was issued in October of last year and Ewers was arrested by Jamaican authorities.

After a separate burglary charge was resolved, officials in that county approved his extradition to South Florida. 

"Thankfully in 2010 we were able to submit the DNA from the case and get a hit," Miami Beach Police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez said.

Ewers is expected to appear in bond court on Friday.

Photo Credit: Miami-Dade Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[How to Claim Items Left at FLL Airport]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:04:56 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/181*120/propositos+ano+nuevo5.jpg

Almost two weeks after the deadly shooting at the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport that sent thousands of passengers running for their lives, most of the items left behind have been returned.

Those affected can now go to www.global-bms.com. From there, enter FLLbaggage as the username and Aviation as the password. You can then simply search for your item identify and claim it.

Airport officials say once they prove it's yours they will ship it right to your door.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Man Loses Multiple Teeth in E-Cig Blast]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:08:26 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/011817+teeth+lost+in+vape+blast.jpg

An Idaho man suffered second-degree burns to the neck and lost nine teeth after a vape blew up in his mouth.

Andrew Hall, 30, woke up Saturday morning to get ready for work. Before getting into the shower he took a puff from his vape and then the unthinkable happened.

Hall was rushed to the hospital. He lost two teeth in the blast and seven others during surgery.

Hall's mother, Anagelee Hall, said the 30-year-old has only been vaping for a year. "I love my son very much and all my grandkids. And, I'm the one that heard them cry and say, 'Where's dad?' All they saw was his mouth blown up and all the blood," said Hall's mother.

His mother used to vape herself, and has since quit. She is grateful her son's situation wasn't worse.

Hall's mother has a crying plea to help anyone else out there. "Please don't vape. If you are vaping and you think this is okay, don't do it in front of the kids. This is gonna happen," said Angalee.

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<![CDATA[Woman Sues Atlantis Paradise Island Resort For Bed Bug Bites]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:15:22 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/011817+atlantis+resort+bed+bug+bites.jpg

A woman’s trip to the Bahamas was just supposed to be a getaway from her kids; instead she says it scarred her for life after she suffered bed bug bites.

A paradise vacation in the Bahamas quickly turned into a problem when Cindi Avila spent a weekend at the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort.

“Day four or five after the bed bug bites and it just gets more miserable by the second. I really have never been in so much pain in my life,” said Avila.

After being bit by a bed bug she said she complained to the manager, took out her camera and started recording.

She found bed bugs, hundreds of them, feasting in her hotel room. She was stuck with the pain for months.

“Things are just swelling up everywhere all over my body. It’s literally unbearable. I haven't slept in days and I just want to crawl out of my skin, die or go to the hospital. It’s literally the worst thing I’ve ever experienced in my life,” Avila said.

Her pesky trip was a year ago, but after failed attempts to reach a satisfactory end, she’s filed a lawsuit against the hotel for emotional distress.

She hired attorney Michael Winkleman to work her case.

“The number of bites, the size of the bites, really terrified me she was literally eaten alive that night,” said Winkleman.

In a statement to NBC 6, Atlantis said it took care of the situation immediately, took the room out of service, and compensated Avila’s stay.

The hotel added:

"The resort offered to reimburse Ms. Avila for any medical bills resulting from her experience, which she declined. Since that time, Ms. Avila has repeatedly, and through three different attorneys, attempted to extract a large financial settlement from the resort and threatened intimidation in the media if her financial demands were not met. "

Avila’s attorney denied that charge and said they’ve never tried to intimidate the hotel. Avila said she doesn’t want to see what happened to her happen to anybody else. The lawsuit seeks damages for more than $15,000.

<![CDATA[Kendall School Has Special Program for Hearing Impaired]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:24:46 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/011817+hearing+impaired.jpg

Walk into the class, and it looks like any other in an elementary school, until you look a little closer. You will notice all the kids are either wearing hearing aids or they have cochlear implants, because this is a special program for kids who have hearing deficiencies.

"The object is to open perception so that they can learn any language in the world, and that’s what we want them to do, to learn everything," said Marie Mazzara, a speech language pathologist who leads the program.

It’s not a new fad, Mazzara started the verbal-tonal instruction model program at Kenwood K-8 Center in Kendall back in 1984.

"We add rhymes and rhythms, all the speech sounds that we work on are immediately driven into a word, gone into a phrase so it becomes something meaningful," Mazzara said. "We use role playing and we make it a lot of fun for the kids."

One goal is to raise the communication skills and the confidence of hearing-impaired students.

"I learned a lot of words here and it helped me communicate better," said 6th-grader Emily Fuerte.

8th grader Jared Martinez transferred into Kenwood’s program.

"I’m from another school I went to, I didn’t learn very much, then I went here, it helped me a lot," Jared explained.

The teachers wear microphones so that everything they say as they teach their classes is amplified by speakers, or wirelessly goes directly into the hearing aids worn by the students.

So how does one judge the effectiveness of a program like this? Of course, there are analytic measures, such as test scores over the years. Or you can simply ask a parent.

"He has been able to go from being completely non-verbal to speaking without any issue," gushes Amy Stetson about her son, Cody. "He read a book to us last night which was unbelievable, so it’s just been a miracle."

The program is also a bonding experience for the 61 students in it at the moment. They understand each other because they all they know what it’s like to rely on hearing aids, they all have similar issues, and hopefully, unlimited futures.

"That they get to choose what world they want to walk in, what community they want to be a part of so that they’re not limited in this world, the world is open to them," Mazzara said.

Photo Credit: NBC 6]]>
<![CDATA[Man's Ambush Murder in Lauderhill Caught on Camera]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:48:38 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/011817+man+murdered+lauderhill+video.jpg

Police are looking for a gunman who shot and killed a man in Lauderhill in a shocking ambush murder that was caught on camera.

Surveillance footage released Wednesday shows the moments 34-year-old Gary Wallock was gunned down outside the Lobster and Seafood Warehouse at 1854 Northwest 38th Avenue Monday.

Wallock and a woman are seen casually walking out of the business when a man runs up and shoots Wallock several times in the back of the head. The gunman then stands over Wallock and unloads his firearm.

"They go to the car, get ready to enjoy the holiday and have some seafood together when they were attacked and brutally killed in the parking lot," Lauderhill Police Lt. Greg Solowsky said.

Police said the shooter followed the couple into the parking lot. He even fired several shots at the woman who ran away in terror.

"We've counted in the area, our victim being shot, at least 13 times and we believe there was possible 25 or more shots fired," Lt. Solowsky said.

The shooting happened in broad daylight on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Wallock died at the scene.

"We'd be very comfortable in calling this an execution because that's exactly what this is," Solowsky said.

The shooter took off running to a getaway car. Investigators say it's a blue, four-door Nissan Altima with Florida Tag EZX-F13.

"We are in the process of pulling surveillance footage from every business in that area and we're anticipating to have a close-up of our suspect as he's fleeing the area," Lt. Solowsky said.

The owner of the car has been identified but police said that person may not have been driving and may have lent the car out. Police believe at least two people were inside the Nissan.

The motivation for the shooting remains unknown.

"We don't know what the back story is between these two individuals but it's very clear that this was not a random act," Lt. Solowsky said.

Photo Credit: Lauderhill Police]]>