<![CDATA[NBC 6 South Florida - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+6+LOGO+GOOGLE.png NBC 6 South Florida http://www.nbcmiami.comen-usSat, 01 Oct 2016 09:48:00 -0400Sat, 01 Oct 2016 09:48:00 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Final Farewell for Miami Firefighter Killed in Shooting]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:50:54 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/chadrick+davis.jpg

Loved ones said a final farewell Friday to a Miami firefighter killed in a drive-by shooting in northwest Miami-Dade.

The City of Miami firefighters is a tight group and the brotherhood came out Friday to support each other at the funeral for Chadrick Davis.

"A very hard worker, always smiling, always liked to joke around with us, just never forget that laugh he had, made everyone else around him smile and laugh," firefighter Alexander Vergara said.

Davis, 32, and 22-year-old Earnest Williams were shot and killed in the drive-by shooting last weekend after attending a wake. It's the type of danger these first responders are used to but it rarely hits this close to home.

"We see it happening all the time unfortunately, we run on calls like this all the time but when it happens to one of our brothers, one of us, it completely changes everything," union president for City of Miami firefighters Freddy Delgado said.

"This is the first time in our history that a firefighter has been shot, murdered, in any type of way or from. We're a little outraged," firefighter Marcus Talams said.

Davis' death touched the firefighters he went to the academy with even more.

"Six months of being with each other everyday, you grow a special bond with each other," Vergara said. "The whole fire department is a brotherhood but when you have a classmate, it's something special, you guys share something different and it really hits close to home."

Police are still looking for suspects in the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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<![CDATA[Marlins Open Final Series With Win]]> Sat, 01 Oct 2016 09:24:37 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-611681244.jpg

The Miami Marlins began their final series of the season with a 7-4 victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday.

This represented Miami's first road win since the untimely death of ace Jose Fernandez. The Marlins had lost two games in a row following an emotional win on Monday at home. Much like the previous three games, Miami paid tribute to Fernandez at the start of the game.

Before the first pitch, the Nationals and Marlins lined up on the field. A short tribute to Fernandez played on the video screen and a #16 was shown on the dugout mound. The number which was worn by Fernandez remained on the mound for the game.

Friday's game started after a rain delay that lasted more than an hour and a half. Once the game got going, there were no further delays or issues with the weather. By waiting the rain out, both teams were able to go with their intended starting pitchers and not turn to the bullpen early.

In his likely final start as a Marlin, Andrew Cashner had another poor outing. The veteran allowed four runs on seven hits in his four innings of work. Cashner did not find much success since coming over in a trade, and will likely depart the team during free agency.

The pen did a tremendous job of keeping the Nationals off the scoreboard with five hit-less innings. Washington only reached base one time and that was via a ninth inning walk from A.J. Ramos. Miami's closer struck out the side however to give him 40 saves on the year.

On Saturday, Wei-Yin Chen will start for the last time this year in a game that will get underway at 4:05 p.m.

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<![CDATA[Mega-Hurricane Matthew Moving Slowly in Caribbean]]> Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:46:59 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Matthew+Update+8am.jpg

Matthew weakened slightly from a Category 5 to a powerful Category 4 hurricane in the Atlantic early Saturday, while coastal Miami-Dade and Broward entered the forecast cone.

The National Hurricane Center said Matthew had maximum sustained winds are near 155 mph with higher gusts Saturday morning. However, Matthew is moving slowly toward the west near 7 mph.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles.

A turn toward the west-northwest is forecast later today, followed by a turn toward the north-northwest on Sunday.

The NHC says some fluctuations in intensity are possible this weekend, but Matthew is expected to remain a powerful hurricane through Monday. It's the strongest hurricane in the Atlantic since Felix in 2007.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Jamaica, and a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Colombia-Venezuela border to Riohacha. Additionally, a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Haiti from the southern border with the Dominican Republic to Port-Au-Prince.

Hispaniola and eastern Cuba are advised to monitor the progress of Matthew.

Photo Credit: National Hurricane Center
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<![CDATA[Phila. Orchestra Goes on Strike]]> Sat, 01 Oct 2016 05:06:35 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/200*120/Philadelphia+Orchestra+strike+cp.jpg

Musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra went on strike Friday evening, minutes after they were scheduled to perform for an Opening Night gala at the Kimmel Center.

The vote took place inside the performance center shortly before the event's 7 p.m. start time. Carrying signs and, for some, instruments, the musicians loudly made their way through the the center to Broad Street where they began to picket.

A few of the musicians played their instruments as concert attendees filed out of the the hall.

In a statement, the Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians said the strike is not a "greedy search for ever more money," but rather a stand for fair compensation.

"Over the past nine years, we have endured multiple cuts to our wages, pension, and working conditions in the hopes that our sacrifices would give the Association time to rebuild and restore us to our proper status," the statement read in part.

The Philadelphia Orchestra filed for bankruptcy protection in 2011 and emerged a year later. The 116-year-old institution is one of America's oldest and most acclaimed orchestras.

Musicians were working on a one-year contract that recently expired. They continued to work as negotiations continued, but those talks broke down Friday.

Under the orchestra's offer, musician's annual base salary would have been $127,608 a year with two percent increases for three years. A profit sharing fund would also have been created, officials said.

The musicians union said they are compensated much less than players in comparable ensembles like the Boston Symphony Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony.

"If a talented musician has to decide between auditioning for Philadelphia or Boston or San Francisco, which orchestra will they choose?" the group wrote. "We can no longer remain silent while we continue in a downward spiral."

Earlier Friday, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra went on strike after rejecting a proposed 15 percent pay cut and pension and staffing reductions.

The Philadelphia Orchestra's weekend performances have been canceled. Contract negotiations are expected to resume on Monday.

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<![CDATA[Man Dies in Police Confrontation]]> Sat, 01 Oct 2016 03:26:15 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/212*120/9-30-16+Pasadena+death+investigation+thomas.JPG

A large crowd of demonstrators shut down the streets of Pasadena on Friday, as police release the 911 calls and surveillance video in the incident of a man who died after a confrontation with officers.

The protesters, many carrying signs, marched on streets, bringing traffic to a halt at some intersections in Old Town Pasadena.

They came out after the girlfriend of the man who died demanded answers, claiming officers used excessive force when they restrained him.

The man's girlfriend, Shanie Lindsey, identified him as 36-year-old Reginald "J.R." Thomas. 

"I'm hurt, disgusted, disappointed and just upset," Lindsey said.

Pasadena police received a call reporting a family disturbance around 2 a.m. Friday, said Capt. Steven Katz of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau. 

Then they received a second call around 2:35 a.m., and were told that a man had a knife and a fire extinguisher. Authorities said the caller identified the man, and that they heard a struggle during the call.

Although investigators do not know who made the calls, they believe both were made by the same person. Katz noted detectives were working to identify who that caller was.

Police were able to trace the second call to an apartment, and responded to the 200 block of East Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena, according to authorities.

When Pasadena police officers arrived, they attempted to detain Thomas to take him into custody, and "he struggled with the officers," Katz said. Police used a Taser and non-lethal force, and restrained him with handcuffs and ankle restraints.

Surveillance video from the complex shows officers rushing across the courtyard of the apartment where Thomas was visiting his family.

Officers noticed Thomas was no longer breathing and removed all of his restraints and started performing CPR, according to authorities. Pasadena Fire paramedics "took over life saving efforts," before Thomas eventually died, Katz said.

Lindsey believes officers used excessive force on her boyfriend, who she says was mentally ill.

"They knew he was disabled, they knew he was bipolar, they knew he was on social security, and they still killed him," she said.

Lindsey said Thomas called police claiming someone was in their apartment, and said he was holding a knife in one hand and a fire extinguisher in the other when police arrived.

Officers told him to drop both items and used a Taser twice when he did not, according to Lindsey. Then, Thomas got up and slammed the door on the officers.

"They busted through the door and they wrestled him down to the ground, they started kicking him and beating him with the stick, and then they start tying him up," Lindsey said. "And that was it, and they told us to get out."

Los Angeles County Sheriff investigators are investigating the circumstances of his death, and Katz noted that there were six detectives at the scene Friday around 11 a.m., adding that the investigation was in its "infancy."

Two officers were also injured during the confrontation, Katz said.

Police had not identified the man as of 12:30 p.m. Friday.

Anyone with information about this investigation was encouraged to call the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department's Information Bureau at 213-229-1700.

Photo Credit: Shanie Lindsey]]>
<![CDATA[Man Claims He Received Racist Receipt at Miami Beach Eatery]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:16:21 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/093016+los+perros+racist+receipt.jpg

A South Florida man is suing the owner of a popular restaurant chain after he claims a racial slur was printed not once but twice on his receipt at a Miami Beach eatery.

The man, Frantz Leger, says he was eating at Los Perros on Alton Road back on July 2 when something caught his attention at the end of his meal: the "N" word was printed on his receipt twice.

NBC 6 reached the owner of Los Perros Friday but he has so far declined to comment.

The customer claims the restaurant told him their system must have auto-corrected his name to the racial slur. The lawsuit claims the restaurant discriminated against Leger and violated civil rights statutes.

<![CDATA[More Creepy Clown Sightings Reported in Florida]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:32:32 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/clown-generic.jpg

More creepy clown sightings in Florida have residents concerned and authorities investigating.

Students at Largo Middle School near Clearwater reported seeing a clown lurking outside the school Friday morning, WFLA reported.

School district officials said a resource officer and officers responded but didn't find anyone dressed as a clown. An automated message was sent to parents to inform them.

Meanwhile, authorities in Pasco County just north of Tampa said Friday that they're investigating multiple sightings over the past few days.

Pasco County Sheriff's Office officials said sightings have occurred in Hudson, Port Richey and Holiday. They said people dressed as clowns are also creating profiles on Facebook and requesting kids as friends.

In one post, a clown requested a juvenile meet the clown at a park at night, the sheriff's office said. Officials added that the incidents aren't being taken as a joke and are being investigated as threats.

Earlier this week, a video of a clown hiding in woods in Marion County was posted on Facebook. Another sighting was reported by a woman who was walking her dog in Palm Bay.

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<![CDATA[Man Stabbed at Football Game at Boyd Anderson High: BSO]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:24:50 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/233*120/110315+boyd+anderson+high+school+evacuation.JPG

A man was rushed to the hospital after he was stabbed at a football game at Boyd Anderson High School in Lauderdale Lakes Friday night, officials said.

Deputies responded to the school at 3050 Northwest 41st Street around 8:40 p.m. and transported the man to Broward Health Medical Center as a trauma alert, Broward Sheriff's Office officials said.

Detectives responded to the school and are investigating. The school was playing Dillard High School.

No other information was immediately known.

Check back with NBC 6 for updates.

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<![CDATA[NBC 6 Visits Broward College for College Week 2016]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:34:53 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000025779460_1200x675_776953923909.jpg NBC 6 pays a visit to Broward College for College Week 2016.]]> <![CDATA[Marlins' Fernandez Named Finalist for Comeback Player Award]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:45:28 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-584443930.jpg

The late Jose Fernandez has been named as a finalist for the 2016 National League Comeback Player of the Year Award.

The former ace of the Miami Marlins enjoyed a tremendous season before his tragic passing earlier this week. Fernandez missed action during the 2014 and 2015 seasons while recovering from Tommy John surgery, and this made him eligible for the honor.

The Comeback Player of the Year Award is part of the Players Choice Awards and votes come from the players only. Fernandez's peers will decide if he will be named the winner of this prestigious award and he faces some tough competition.

Also named as finalists for the award are Rich Hill of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Jean Segura of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Hill nearly threw a perfect game against the Marlins this season and has been of the game's best pitchers in 2016. Segura has eclipsed 200 hits after never reaching that number earlier in his career.

This may not be the only award Fernandez ends up with a chance to win. With his strong strikeout numbers, the right-hander could get some votes for Cy Young as well. It is unlikely that Fernandez will win the biggest pitching honor in the game as several other players had more robust seasons.

The winners of the MLB Players Choice Awards will be announced on November 9th.

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<![CDATA[Miami-Dade Bus Driver Accused of Abusing Autistic Woman]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:46:45 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/093016+jeannette+johnson.jpg

A South Florida school bus driver is facing charges after authorities say she abused a severely autistic woman.

Jeannette Johnson, 58, was arrested Thursday on charges of battery and abuse of a disabled adult, according to a Miami-Dade Police arrest report.

Johnson was booked into jail and later released on bond. No attorney information was immediately available.

According to the report the victim is a severely autistic adult woman who receives a ride to the Ruth Owens Kruse Educational Center on a school bus. She is non-verbal but must be harnessed in the bus, investigators said.

Johnson allegedly pushed, mocked and verbally abused the woman, and the incident was caught on video, the report said. The tape shows Johnson intentionally sitting on top of the victim, the report said.

The educational center's principal declined to comment Friday. Employees at the center said they weren't aware of the arrest.

"The alleged actions of the employee are abhorrent and are in no way condoned by the school district," Miami-Dade Schools officials said in a statement. "This type of behavior by an employee will result in reprimands, up to and including termination."

The allegations had neighbors upset Friday.

"It's horrific because you leave your kids trusting they're in good hands and you assume everyone on the bus is someone that is mindful of their condition," Betty Hegland said.

Photo Credit: Miami-Dade Corrections]]>
<![CDATA[State, Local Leaders Discuss Zika Fight, Funding in Wynwood]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:46:48 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/093016+zika+south+florida+leaders.jpg

Zika was the topic of conversation between state and local leaders in Wynwood Friday as they try to figure out how to fight it and how to undo the damage already done.

A U.S. senator, two congressmen, a mayor and other local government leaders came together to say thanks for the Zika money, now clear the red tape and spend it in South Florida.

"Because now we have to make sure that this money's dispensed quickly and is spent where it belongs, and that is in the states and counties that have spent money to battle Zika and have been impacted by Zika," Sen. Marco Rubio said.

That means mostly Miami-Dade County, where Wynwood is a success story but Miami Beach is still at the heart of the fight against the mosquito-borne disease. On Thursday, congress agreed to allocate $1.1 billion, much less than the president asked for but better than nothing.

"We wanna make sure that technical or bureaucratic obstacles don't stop that money from going to where it needs to go, where the battle has been," U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart said.

And don't forget Broward, which has stepped up its mosquito control efforts to prevent Zika from spreading there.

"We have been dealing with this issue pretty strongly in Broward County, not quite the level here, but mosquitoes don't know where the county lines are and borders and that type of thing," Broward commissioner Chip Lamarca said.

Included in the funding is $152 million to develop Zika prevention.

"I'm also very very happy that the funding will continue, enhanced funding to find a vaccine, which is really the final solution to Zika," Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez said.

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<![CDATA[Mother Killed in NJ Train Crash Received MBA From FIU]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:54:12 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/fabiola+bittar+de+kroon+victim.jpg

The woman who was killed when a New Jersey Transit train crashed into a terminal in Hoboken Thursday morning received her MBA from Florida International University.

Fabiola Bittar de Kroon graduated from FIU in 2011, the school confirmed Friday. She was a native of Brazil but lived in South Florida while attending FIU's College of Business.

De Kroon, 34, had recently moved back to the United States with her husband and daughter.

Officials said de Kroon was standing on the platform at the Hoboken Terminal when a train traveling too fast crashed through a barrier and into the station, killing de Kroon amid falling debris and injuring more than 100 other people.

De Kroon's husband Daan was on a business trip in Pennsylvania, NBC New York reported. He rushed home, and when he arrived at the day care to pick up their daughter, he asked the owner for advice: how do you tell an 18-month-old that her mother is gone?

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<![CDATA[Officer Slams Suspect's Head Into Windshield, Cracking Glass]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:40:43 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/214*120/Pele+Smith+Arrest.jpg

A man suing a northeast Ohio police department alleges his rights were violated by an officer who slammed his head into a cruiser's windshield with enough force to crack the glass.

Dashcam video of the September 2014 arrest, obtained by NBC affiliate WKYC, shows 32-year-old Pele Smith, being escorted to the patrol car by four Loraine police officers while handcuffed. Smith's head then violently hits the windshield. The glass cracks from the impact.

"Why are you doing this to me?" Smith is heard saying as he is held on the car’s hood.

He was treated at Mercy Regional Medical Center for facial injuries, WKYC reported.

Smith was later charged with "tampering with evidence, obstructing official business and resisting arrest. In a plea deal with prosecutors, Smith pleaded guilty and received probation," according to court records WKYC reviewed.

Last month, Smith filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city and several officers.

In his lawsuit, Smith says that Lorain Officer Zachary Ferenec, who was walking Smith to the cruiser and pushed him into the windshield, used excessive force during a 2014 arrest that he claims was warrantless.

"It’s unbelievable. It’s sad. It’s frightening that an individual while in handcuffs has something like that happen to them,” Mark Petroff, an attorney representing Smith, told WKYC.

Smith also alleges that three other Lorain officers at the scene did not intervene and that one of the officers, identified in the lawsuit as Michael Gidich, got in the back of Ferenec’s cruiser and “began to taunt and insult the bleeding [Smith]” while being transported in the patrol car for treatment.

The video does not show the beginning of the traffic stop.

Lorain police Capt. Roger Watkins said Smith swallowed suspected drugs and struggled with officers during the arrest, The Associated Press reported. He says the slamming of Smith's head into the windshield was unintentional.

In a statement, Lorain Police Chief Cel Rivera said "During the arrest and Mr. Smith’s active resistance, he was placed on the hood of the police unit to gain control and conduct a search, as per policy." Rivera called Smith a "violent drug trafficker" and said the cautioned "observers to not rush to judgment relative to the actions of the police on scene."

But according to the Lorain County Clerk of Courts website, Smith has no felony convictions for violent crimes. He has prior convictions for drug offenses and possessing a firearm.

WKYC says it has requested all records associated with Smith’s arrest and any subsequent internal investigations. Lorain police have not provided any records related to the incident, the station says.

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<![CDATA[Rainbows Shine Before, After Arnold Palmer's Funeral]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:05:30 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/IMG_0997-rainbow.jpg

Arnold Palmer’s family spread his ashes at his country club in Pennsylvania on Thursday and locals took solace in several rainbows, which they said reminded them of the golf great. 

Palmer died on Sept. 25 due to heart complications. His former assistant Doc Giffin said that a rainbow appeared at 9:55 a.m. at Latrobe Country Club, one hour before his intimate funeral.  

Steelers Radio Network host Gerry Dulac tweeted a photo snapped by a friend to commemorate the moment.

“When Arnold Palmer wants to play through, you let him,” Dulac said in the caption. 

That wasn't the only rainbow connection on that day. At 3:50 p.m., Duane Stein captured another image of a rainbow, this time framing Palmer’s statue where he works at Laurel Valley Golf Club, in Ligonier, about 11 miles southeast of Latrobe.

The photo he shared on social media was unfiltered and unedited, as Stein isn’t especially tech-savvy, he said.

"It’s a moment you’ll never forget," Stein said. "Kind of like he was looking down on us."

He was one of many to pull out a phone and flash a pic there.

Chris Mcknight, head golf professional at Laurel Valley, took a nearly identical image to Stein's that was shared on Twitter by the Tri-State PGA as an homage to Palmer. 

Photo Credit: Duane Stein]]>
<![CDATA[El Cajon Shooting Video's Release]]> Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:09:36 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/ECPD-Olango-Video.jpg

The El Cajon Police Department (ECPD) released two video clips Friday showing the controversial deadly police shooting of an unarmed black man that has fueled days of protests in the community in San Diego's East County.

ECPD Chief Jeff Davis said the decision to release the video of the Tuesday shooting of Alfred Olango, 38, was due in part to a concern for public safety.

One video was captured by a witness's cellphone as she worked her shift at a nearby taco shop, while the other comes from one of the shop's surveillance cameras. They show two ECPD officers, Richard Gonsalves and Josh McDaniel, approaching Olango. Olango's sister, wearing nurse's scrubs, can also be seen near the officers in one of the clips.

Olango appears to move in the moment before the shooting takes place. Gunshots are audible in the cellphone video, followed by a woman's piercing scream.

Police have said Olango pulled a 4-inch-long vaping device out of his pocket and held it in a "shooting stance." McDaniel deployed a Taser while Gonsalves fired multiple rounds from his gun at the man, critically striking him.

"For the sake of the wellbeing of the community, the decision was made to show you this video," Davis said, calling the event tragic. "It is that vital, we felt, to present it today to show what we have at this point."

Olango was shot and killed by the officers on Tuesday in the parking lot of a shopping center in the 800 block of Broadway in El Cajon.

According to the ECPD, Olango was reported to be “acting erratically,” walking in and out of traffic, and did not follow orders to remove his hands from the pockets of his pants when approached by two officers.

Earlier this week, Chief Davis promised a complete and transparent investigation into Olango's shooting. He was joined Mayor Bill Wells and San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis as they released the footage for the first time at an afternoon news conference.

The high-profile case has prompted uproar in the community and several days of protests, some of them peaceful, some violent.

Davis discussed the timeline of those protests and their impact on those who live and work in El Cajon.

He said the protests began peacefully Tuesday hours after the shooting and continued Wednesday morning. That day, the crowd grew to about 400 demonstrators who later blocked intersections and shut down traffic on Broadway.

Davis said some protesters threw bottles at officers and deputies. At one point, a civilian was assaulted in the crowd, and a freelance news photographer had his camera stolen amid the protest.

"These events marked a change in the protesters from peaceful to more aggressive behavior," Davis said.

He said a demonstration Thursday evening grew even more heated, with protesters blocking traffic again. This time, some protesters stopped cars and broke windows. Davis said his department was flooded with 911 calls reporting the disturbances stemming from those Thursday night protests.

Since the shooting of Olango, civil rights leaders, including Rev. Shane Harris of the San Diego chapter of the National Action Network, have pushed for police and the District Attorney's office to release the full video of the incident, saying the single still image of Olango initially released by the ECPD does not tell the full story and, in Harris' words, serves to "shape the narrative" of the police department.

Recently, Dumanis issued new protocols for the disclosure of officer-involved shooting video evidence in San Diego. The new practice states agencies will release video "as soon as it’s appropriate to do so."

Photo Credit: El Cajon Police Department
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<![CDATA[Palm Beach Principal Shows Off Dance Moves in Viral Video]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:16:18 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/181*120/Juju+on+dat+beat.PNG

The principal at Palm Beach Lakes High School is showing the world that he can bust a move after a video of him at a homecoming pep rally goes viral.

Principal David Alfonso was surrounded by students in the school's gymnasium as he followed the choreography to the viral song, "Juju on Dat Beat" by Zay Hilfigerrr.

Students packed in the bleachers, as well as those on the court, cheered, sang and danced along with him as the song blasted through the gym's speakers.

The video was uploaded to Facebook Thursday afternoon by the Palm Beach Lakes High School Guidance Department, and has since been viewed more than 1.8 million times.

Watch the video below to see Principal Alfonso "Juju on Dat Beat."

<![CDATA[Chris Bosh Thanks Heat Fans in Emotional Letter]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:10:10 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-502466770.jpg

Chris Bosh reflected on his Miami Heat career and thanked fans in a letter on his personal site on Friday.

Bosh who was not medically cleared to play, wrote of his time in Miami in the past tense. While Bosh still remains a part of Miami's organization, it has become increasingly likely that he will never suit up for the team again. At this point, Bosh's future playing career is uncertain in general.

"I remember the fans of Miami coming out to see the show every night. The love, the compassion and the energy we felt was second to none. I want to thank the city of Miami from the bottom of my heart because things may change but the good times will last forever in my memories," Bosh wrote in part of the letter.

Miami's entering a new chapter with second-year players such as Justise Winslow and Josh Richardson taking on larger roles. Bosh and Dwyane Wade won't be there when the season begins after being a big part of the Heat roster for years.

"Things are different now and Miami has incredible young talent with a tremendous upside. These are not only talented ball players but great people and friends. I enjoyed playing with those guys and doing my best to mentor them by being an upstanding role model and veteran player. It’s their time to go through the ups and downs of the game with this great city," Bosh added.

Bosh's full letter thanks not only the local fans in Miami, but fans in general.

"I want to thank not only the fans of Miami but everyone around the world who has supported our team and who has supported me through this time," Bosh wrote towards the end of the letter.

With blood clot issues potentially ending Bosh's career early, he will be remembered for his contributions on two of Miami's championship teams. Tributes from the Heat can be expected going forward if and when Bosh's time officially ends with the team.

The full letter from Bosh can be found on ChrisBosh.com.

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<![CDATA[Video of Trump Deposition Released]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:32:21 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/TrumpScreenShot2.jpg

Video of Donald Trump giving a deposition in a case involving one of his hotels was released Friday. The case is part of Trump’s ongoing legal feud with celebrity chef and restauranteur Geoffrey Zakarian.

Zakarian and another chef pulled out of deals to open restaurants at a new Trump hotel in Washington, D.C., NBC News reports, after Trump’s 2015 speech in which he referred to “rapists” crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, “bringing crime” to the United States.

“All I’m doing is bringing up a statement that is very real about illegal immigration, and I think most people think I’m right,” Trump testified under oath.

He further defended his speech on-camera and objected to the chefs being “politically correct” and “grandstanding.”

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<![CDATA[Lockdowns Lifted at Hollywood Schools After Investigation]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:37:28 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/093016+hollywood+shooting+report.jpg

Two Hollywood schools were placed on lockdown Friday as police investigated a call of shots fired nearby, officials said.

Colbert Elementary at 2701 Funston Street and McNicol Middle at 1602 S. 27th Avenue were both placed on lockdown. The lockdowns were later lifted.

Police and a SWAT team responded to the area and were investigating the report. One person was taken into custody during the investigation, officials said.

Aerial footage showed multiple police cars at the scene near the schools. No injuries were reported.

No other information was immediately known.

Check back with NBC 6 for updates.

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<![CDATA[Returning Marine Meets Son For First Time]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:41:20 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/MarineBaby0930_MP4-147526448627400001.jpg A Tennessee Marine returning from deployment met his newborn son for the first time Thursday. ]]> <![CDATA[Cop Smashes Car Windshield With Man's Head]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:47:31 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Windshield0930_MP4-147526444380600001.jpg Police in Lorain, Ohio, are defending themselves against brutality claims raised by a man whose head was slammed into a cruiser with enough force to shatter the windshield. The incident took place in September of 2014 and the video was recently obtained. ]]> <![CDATA[NoCal Nudist Retreat Opens Doors to Loma Fire Evacuees]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:30:04 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/LMX_N5A+LUPIN+LODGE+CHARGES+VO_KNTV_000000012250324+-+00003714.jpg

A nudist retreat nestled below the Santa Cruz Mountains is opening its door to all Loma Fire refugees and their animals "until the fire’s out.”

Lupin Lodge CEO Lori Stout told NBC Bay Area on Friday that many shelters aren’t allowing displaced Santa Clara and Santa Cruz county residents to bring their animals, like horses, to stay with them as Cal Fire crews battle the fire, which as of Friday, had scorched 4,300 acres and destroyed eight homes.

So, Stout decided to invite the evacuees and their pets – including farm animals - to her Los Gatos retreat on Aldercroft Heights Road, which boasts to have been “freeing the nipple for 82 years.”

And the offer gets better: The stay is open to any of the cabins, yurts, dormitories and 100 campsites, for free. Prices vary, but a typical yurt costs $125 a night.

“Hey, we got lots of room,” she said.

Stout said she came up with the idea on Thursday, but has not yet received occupants. 

But if history is any indication, the guests, clothed and not, will come.

During the 2015 Lake County Valley Fire, Stout invited the staff at the Harbin Hot Springs in Middletown, Calif., to stay at the lodge. During the Corralitos Fire near Watsonville last year, the lodge also opened its doors to evacuees, some of whom decided to try the nudist colony out. And in the 1980s, she said more than 1,000 firefighters stayed on the 112-acre property during the Lexington Fire and 1989 earthquake. Her retreat has been open since 1935.

Stout and her late husband, Glyn Stout, was accused last year of diverting water from a nearby waterfall during the drought; a topic she didn't want to discuss on Friday. She pleaded no contest to trespassing charges, and was sentenced to probation and 100 hours of community service, along with a fine of $9,800 to the Midpenninsula Regional Open Space District, the Mercury News reported.

Stout told NBC Bay Area that she plead no contest because her husband had died unexpectedly, but that she never actually trespassed.

As for making sure she doesn’t get duped or taken advantage of, Stout said that all guests have to undergo screening, including a database check through the Megan’s Law sex offenders list. They also have to provide a license plate number and driver’s license, which will show where they live. Only local residents will be approved, she said, and determining when it’s time for a guest to leave will be on a case by case basis.

“They can stay until the fire’s out,” she said.

Stout said evacuees looking for help should call the retreat at 408-353-9200 or email relax@lupinlodge.org.

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<![CDATA[Mom Thwarts Attempted Kidnapping]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:37:12 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/NC_attemptedkidnap0929_1920x1080.jpg

One Albuquerque, New Mexico mother got the shock of a lifetime when she turned around just in time to see a complete stranger running away with one of her children.

Quick thinking and protective, the mother was able to chase down 29-year-old Dustin Sherman and wrestle her child from his arms.

"He was carrying her like he was carrying his own child," the mother said. "He was holding her close you know trying to hold her really close to him and that bothered me really bad."

Sherman was arrested, and authorities say he has a criminal history that includes battery on a peace officer as well as domestic violence charges.Read more from KOB here.

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<![CDATA[Track Puts Hurricane Matthew Uncomfortably Close to Florida]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:24:15 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/john+morales+headshot.jpg

Matthew became a major hurricane Friday in the southern Caribbean just north of the Guajira Peninsula of Colombia.

Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect there (a rare occurrence) for effects from the side-swipe of the cyclone. The 115 MPH winds would stay well away from Colombia.

Matthew has been able to strengthen despite the presence of moderate southwesterly upper level wind shear and a bit of dry air to its northwest. There is a chance that it may peak in intensity Friday and weaken over the next day and a half or two but -- as you can tell -- there is little skill in tropical cyclone intensity forecasts.

The hurricane has been moving south of due west for the last 24 hours, pushed (or kept) into the southern Caribbean Sea by a strong area of high pressure located north of the Greater Antilles. This high is expected to weaken and retreat into the Atlantic as a deep trough of low pressure dips into the Gulf of Mexico.

That process would open up a lane for Matthew to start moving in a general northerly direction. The timing of the interaction between the trough, the high, and the cyclone is crucial, as is the speed at which it turns and moves towards Jamaica and Cuba.

Therefore the exact nature of this turn is still unknown, although Friday there is greater consensus among models that the track past Cuba would be into the north or central Bahamas and not into Florida. However, that could easily change.

While the European (historically the most reliable global model) and the UK Met model have a track closer to Haiti and the southern Bahamas (up to Thursday night's runs), the American GFS, the Canadian, the Japanese, and the U.S. Navy models all have a track uncomfortably close to Florida, with the eye of a powerful hurricane possibly striking Andros Island or even Nassau in New Providence Island. That is 200 miles or less away from Miami.

And the GFS has had a general trend towards the west for several days, as it originally had Matthew turning into the Dominican Republic a few days back.

There are other meteorological factors down the road, like the weakening departure of the Gulf trough, the rebuilding of the Atlantic high, and the advance of yet another trough currently in the western United States, that could play a role in the eventual track of Matthew past the Bahamas. That's why some members of the ECMWF European ensemble model (they run the model 50 times with varying initialization to see what small variations could cause in the eventual forecast) show a track into Florida.

The vast majority of the models, however, do keep the storm away from Florida. But it's a close shave right now, too close for comfort. The official NHC forecast "cone" has shifted west, as I've been predicting on the air, and now basically touches Miami.

NHC continues to declare their low level of confidence in their forecasts, reminding everyone of their average 5-day error of 230 miles on their hurricane track forecasts. In addition, NHC at 11 a.m. stated: "It is too soon to rule out possible hurricane impacts from Matthew in Florida."

So please stay tuned on air and online. Adam Berg and I will have First Alert Weather Team coverage on NBC 6 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. and then again I'll be on at 11 p.m. with the latest advisory and updated track.

<![CDATA[Experts Looked Inside Mylan's Upgraded EpiPen]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:34:18 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/epipen-julie-brown-injectors-nbc-news.jpg

With Congress trying to figure out Mylan's business model for the EpiPen, a medical technologies expert and a Seattle doctor have been physically taking apart the auto-injectors to find out exactly how the device has changed since Mylan acquired it, NBC News reported.

Mylan CEO Heather Bresch testified last week that it invested more than $1 billion enhancing the product, which is one of the reason the Epipen's price has risen from $100 to $600.

After a Seattle doctor cut open EpiPens from before and after Mylan's upgrades, NBC News sent versions of the epinephrine auto-injectors to a medical technology consulting firm. Despite seeing safety and graphics upgrades, both found the devices shared a similar "core."

After NBC News sent the firm's results to Mylan, a spokesman for the drugmaker said it was "not familiar with the research referenced in your email" but contended that "anyone who has used the product knows, the epinephrine auto-injector we have in the market today is substantially different than the one we acquired."

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<![CDATA[Supreme Court Takes on Case of Portland Band 'The Slants']]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:15:08 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/the-slants.jpg

Asian American boy band "The Slants" is headed to the nation's highest court and the fate of the Washington Redskins' name could hang in the balance, too.  

The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to hear the case involving The Slants' controversial name choice in the question of whether the group should be allowed to trademark it. The case could have implications for the Washington Redskins’ trademark status by setting a precedent on the matter of free speech in trademarks, according to The New York Times.

In 2011, band founder Simon Tam filed for a protected trademark for The Slants with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) but the office denied it. The band is still allowed to use the name, but without the trademark they are not able to prevent others from using the same name, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The band saw a major victory last year when a federal appeals court backed the band, calling the PTO’s rejection of an offensive trademark a violation of the right to free speech. The Obama administration has asked the Supreme Court to overturn that ruling.

In February the appeals court categorized the band’s name as “private speech” and called the rejection of the trademark a result of the government’s own disapproval of the message. The First Amendment can protect even hurtful speech. Lawyers for Tam have said that the PTO has been inconsistent on when it deemed names “offensive,” citing the 1980s hip-hop group N.W.A. as an example. That group was allowed to trademark their name. 

In response to the appeals court, the Justice Department said that a trademark is in fact a government benefit, not private speech, and therefore could be seen as an endorsement. In a dissent on The Slants’ name, the Justice Department argued that granting a trademark “would convey that the United States regards racial slurs as appropriate,” Los Angeles Times reported. 

The Slants, originally from Portland, Oregon, was formed in 2006. The self-proclaimed “Chinatown dance rock” group has released four albums under an independent label.

The Supreme Court has so far declined to hear the Washington Redskins case. The team has had a history of controversy over its name. In 2014, the PTO canceled the team’s six trademarks, including the team’s logo, following the years-long complaints from Native American groups. The team name has been called offensive, as the term “redskin” is a derogatory term for Native Americans. President Obama has called on numerous occasions for the D.C. team to change its name, citing a need to “break stereotypes.”

Tam, for his part, has called the Redskins a racial slur against Native Americans. He has said that the difference lies in the fact that The Slants does not intend to offend anyone and is not an inherent racial slur.

The court is not expected to rule on the issue for several months.

The Slants has not returned NBC’s request for comment.

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<![CDATA[Safest Place to Sit on a Train, What to Do If It Crashes]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:22:49 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/train34.jpg

Paul Worley from the North Carolina Department of Transportation shared with the "Today" show's Jeff Rossen a handful of suggestions on how to minimize the danger if you're involved in a train crash.

Among the tips: sit in the middle of your train because the worst damage in a derailment is likely to be in the front and back cars; sit facing backwards so that if the train stops short or crashes you'll be pushed back instead of thrown forward; and the best way out in a emergency could come from removing an emergency window or popping out a door manually.

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<![CDATA[White Helmets Video Shows Despair]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:55:15 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AP_16253598019602.jpg

The volunteer group known as the White Helmets are not immune to the tragedies they face while trying to save civilians in Syria, NBC News reported.

Aleppo has been the target of airstrikes and bombs, transforming the city into a rubble-filled battleground. The video, which was filmed Thursday in the Idlib province, shows emotional volunteers after the hours-long rescue of a baby.

Doctors Without Borders reported that from Sept. 21 through Sept. 26, more than 278 people, including 96 children, have been killed from the attacks. U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power has condemned the Syrian government and Russia for “unleashing a savagery” against people they’re labeling terrorists.

“Children are not terrorists,” she said. “Rescue workers are not terrorists. Hospital workers are not terrorists.”

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<![CDATA['Great Man': Obama, Clinton Pay Tribute to Shimon Peres]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:57:50 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-611524328.jpg

Former Israeli president Shimon Peres was remembered as a "great man" as scores of world leaders attended his funeral Friday, NBC News reported.

President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton were among 90 delegations from 70 countries paying their respects to Peres, who died Tuesday while hospitalized for a major stroke. He was 93.

"Even in the face of terrorist attacks, even after repeated disappointments at the negotiation table, he insisted that as human beings, Palestinians must be seen as equal in dignity to Jews and must therefore be equal in self-determination," Obama said.

Clinton said Peres was Israel's "biggest dreamer" and called him a "wise champion of our common humanity."

After the ceremony, the casket was led to the gravesite carried by eight members of an honor guard and led by soldiers carrying wreaths. Netanyahu and Obama chatted along the way, also talking with Peres' family.

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<![CDATA[Parents Remove Children From Daycare After Child's Death]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:47:35 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DAYCARE+LIBERTY+CITY.jpg

Instead of dropping off their children at a Liberty City daycare Friday morning, parents were permanently removing their kids following the death of a two-year-old boy.

A mother was in tears following the death of her son Angel Matute Chavez, who died after he was found unresponsive inside a van in the daycare's parking lot on Wednesday.

Investigators were at the Vision for Life Academy Friday questioning what went wrong.

A parent says she was asked to come back to the daycare Friday morning to pick up paper work in order to take her five-year-old son to a new preschool, and she's not the only parent.

Parents on Thursday filed paperwork at the daycare in order to remove their children.

"How can you forget a whole child in a car- a whole baby in a car," parent Jessica Lewis said. "It's children you go to pick up so how can you just not remember who you brought with you."

The Department of Children and Family said the daycare was not authorized to transport children to begin with and according to a Miami-Dade County policy, the van should've had safety features in order to prevent a death like this.

"Any person that you lose under your responsibility is a problem," said Emy Etien, friend of daycare owner. "So, I can say she cares for those children as her own so I'm pretty sure she is devastated."

The daycare has an attorney who issued a statement on how the co-owner has dedicated 13 years of her life to the care of children and is in shock. The statement also says they are cooperating with Miami Police.

The daycare is closed to the care of children, however, a few people were seen inside working with parents, including state and city employees.

"Next time it could be one of them and I'll have no sympathy," a parent said.

Charges are pending based on a death investigation with Miami Police and DCF.

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<![CDATA[Power Back After Universal Orlando Hit With Outage]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:23:37 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/universal.jpg

Universal Studios Florida was hit by a power outage Friday morning, prompting the Orlando Fire Department to help remove passengers from two rides before hour was restored, NBC affiliate WESH reported

The Orlando Fire Department said on Twitter that the outage impacted the Transformers and Men in Black rides and there were "no reports of distress." 

Eleven people were taken off the Transformers ride in a "routine rescue," and OFD was "checking elevators for anyone who may be stuck," the department wrote in a follow-up tweet. 

The park-wide outage was reported before 10 a.m. and Transformers riders were still being helped off an hour later, WESH reported. 

Universal's Islands of Adventure did not lose power, the station said.

The theme-park said on Twitter at 11:55 a.m. that power had been restored and all rides would be operational "soon." 

Comcast Corporation is the parent company of both Universal Orlando and this site. 

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<![CDATA[Put a Ring On It: Cavs' Arena Staff Get Championship Rings]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:32:09 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/dan-gilbert1.jpg

Like the old adage, “It takes a village to raise a child,” the same could be said about the staff that supported the 2016 NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers.

Cavaliers’ owner Dan Gilbert has announced that the entire staff of Quicken Loans Arena will receive a championship ring, along with the team.

Typically, the rings are only for the winning team’s players and coaching staff, but the franchise wants to acknowledge "The Q" staff. From vendors to seat ushers and security guards, those behind the scenes of the team for every home game of the season are getting to partake in the glory.

The arena has over 1,000 full and part-time employees. The conservative estimate for distributing the rings to all employees is over $1 million. 

The report was confirmed by the Cleveland Plain Dealer earlier this week. The paper reported that the rings received by the arena staff will not be the same diamond-covered rings that are given to the Cavs team, but they will nonetheless be tokens for the staff who can say they worked for the 2016 champions.

This idea follows the Lake Erie Monsters' announcement to award all employees rings after they clinched the American Hockey League's Calder Cup in June. The Monsters also play at Quicken Loans Arena. 

The Cavaliers rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors to win the series in June. They were the first team to ever come back from a three-game deficit to win in seven. It was the first championship win for the franchise and the first win for a Cleveland-based team since 1964.

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<![CDATA[Third Day of Protests in El Cajon Turn Violent; 2 Arrested]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:54:01 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-611495506.jpg

At least two people were arrested after tensions flared in a small San Diego suburb Thursday night as demonstrators gathered for a third night of protests over the shooting death of an unarmed black man.

Police said between 50 to 75 protesters blocked traffic at the intersection of Broadway and Mollison, yards from the parking lot where Alfred Olango was fatally shot by an El Cajon officer.

Frustrated motorists tried to drive through the crowd and some, angry over blocked traffic, got out of there car to confront protesters. The confrontation became heated and some protesters broke car windows and in one case pushing a man off his motorcycle, police said.

The exchange prompted police and sheriff's deputies in riot gear to move in closer to the protesters. Law enforcement officials ordered the crowd to disperse at approximately 8 p.m. 

According to police, protesters began throwing water bottles and beers cans at officers and refused to leave. Officers on scene then deployed pepper-spray balls.

A 19-year-old man and a 28-year-old man were arrested for taking part in an unlawful assembly. Their names were not released.

The Thursday evening protests were a shift from activity during the day, when a few small groups were congregating near the Broadway Plaza Shopping Center where Olango was shot dead Tuesday afternoon. 

A family member called police to help Olango as he was undergoing, what was described as an emotional breakdown, but shot him when he pulled out an electronic cigarette device and took a "shooting stance." He died later that evening.

On Wednesday large crowds marched through El Cajon streets, chanting "no justice, no peace," in mostly peaceful protests. In the evening, demonstrations became heated and several protesters on Wednesday night threw water bottles at a car, and a news photographer had his camera forcibly taken from him, police said.

Thursday afternoon, the site of a shooting had become a memorial filled with handwritten signs paying tribute to Olango and calling for justice.

In a statement, El Cajon police said they continue to support the community’s right to voice their opinions in a peaceful manner.

A group of religious leaders who met on Thursday called on the community to join together to create one peaceful voice.

“If we go and loot, if we go and tear neighborhoods, we’re in the same position they are,” said Pastor Russell Bowman of Righteous Living Ministries. “So we’re trying to gather around those emotions and calm the storm before it actually breaks out.”

Several protests have been planned for the weekend and a march is scheduled to take place at an area college next month. A demonstration led by local religious leaders will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday in downtown El Cajon at the Prescott Promenade.

A second rally on Saturday is planned for 3 p.m. at the San Diego Convention Center.

Next month, a third event, called a “March for Reparations,” is scheduled for Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. at San Diego City College.

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<![CDATA['Back Without A Bang' Anti-Violence Youth Rally at Jungle Island]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:39:08 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/jungle+island.jpg

Miami-Dade County Public Schools students along with Do The Right Thing will participate in the “Back Without A Bang" anti-violence youth rally Friday at Jungle island.

During the rally, students will take a stand against violence by signing a pledge card, which will be sent to the Florida Governor. Students will also get to interact with some of the world’s rarest animals.

The event will take place at Jungle Island, which is located at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, from 9:45 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.

The rally was created by the Do The Right Thing Program in response to the Columbine school shooting in 1999 and to address the ever-increasing, national problem of school violence and other forms of violence including domestic violence.

All participating students will engage in a hands-on, multi-sensory journey around the 18-acre park. Youth will have the opportunity to connect with nature and wildlife including some of the world’s most rare critters, such as lemurs from Madagascar, Australian red kangaroos and giant Aldabra tortoises from the Seychelles Islands, and also see three entertaining animal shows.

Several schools will perform their own anti-violence presentations including poems, raps and other expressions against violence.