<![CDATA[NBC 6 South Florida - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+6+LOGO+GOOGLE.png NBC 6 South Florida http://www.nbcmiami.comen-usWed, 23 Aug 2017 13:56:56 -0400Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:56:56 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Assistant Principal Hit By Car Outside Coral Springs School]]> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:53:06 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/214*120/082317+coral+springs+rollover+car+ax.JPG

An assistant principal was rushed to the hospital after being pinned under a vehicle outside a Coral Springs school Wednesday morning.

Crews responded to the scene on Riverside Drive outside J.P. Taravella High School around 8 a.m. after reports of a person needing to be rescued from the crash after a car turning onto Riverside Drive hit the woman.

The victim was later identified as Lisa Pannazzo, the 12th grade assistant principal at Taravella High.

Pannazzo was helping students cross the street to the school when the incident happened.

She was airlifted to Broward Health North Hospital with officials saying her injuries appear to not be life-threatening.

Broward Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said she likely suffered multiple broken bones and was undergoing surgery.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the J.P. Taravella High School employee who was injured during an accident in front of the school this morning," Broward Public Schools spokesperson Tracy Clark said in a statement. "District and school staff are focused on ensuring the employee and employee’s family have the support they need during this difficult time and throughout the recovery process. Counselors are also available at the school to assist students and staff."

Police said no citations were issued since the assistant principal wasn't wearing protective equipment and shouldn't have been in the roadway.

<![CDATA[Reported Cuban Migrant Group Found in Boat Off Dania Beach]]> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:01:40 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/082317+migrants+dania+beach.jpg

Authorities responded after a group of migrants were found in a boat off Dania Beach Wednesday.

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue officials said the group of a dozen or more people were found on the small vessel about two miles from shore.

The U.S. Coast Guard, Customs and Border Patrol, and Homeland Security also responded to the scene.

Coast Guard officials said the migrans appear to be from Cuba and they are expected to be repatriated. 

No other information was immediately known.

Check back with NBC 6 for updates.

<![CDATA[Corrections Officers Provide Supplies for Needy Students]]> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:56:56 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/216*120/082317+miami+dade+corrections+school+supplies+donation.JPG

Students are off and running this school year and Miami-Dade Corrections officers are making sure every student is prepared and ready to go.

“We conduct a yearly book bag drive, and we just thought it was awesome to come out to Earlington Heights Elementary school to distribute book bags,” said Officer Renitha Guyton.

The Department of Corrections prepared 50 to 100 book bags for the students who may not have the means to buy those much needed school supplies. It may seem like a small gesture, but it means the world to these young minds.

“It means they know that someone cares,” said the school’s principal, Jackson Nicolas. “Someone is out there that recognizes their achievements and they recognize that there's a need and they're willing to help them.”

For the officers, it’s all about making an impact.

“When we see those kids come up on the stage and receive a bag, it makes us feel good,” Guyton said.

<![CDATA[Man Who Shot Miami Gardens Cop Takes Plea Deal]]> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:15:09 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/012216+david+mejia+and+david+starling.jpg

A man who shot a Miami Gardens police officer in his patrol car last year will be spending four years in prison after accepting a plea deal in the case Wednesday.

David Mejia, 25, was also given 10 years of probation as part of the deal in the January 22, 2016 shooting of Officer David Starling.

Mejia had been facing charges of first-degree attempted murder of a police officer, aggravated fleeing and eluding and resisting arrest in the shooting. He could have faced life in prison if he had been convicted of all the charges.

Prosecutors said Mejia shot at Officer Starling as he sat inside his patrol car filling out paperwork. Mejia was driving a black BMW SUV when he went past the officer and then backed up to shoot him, police said.

The bullets went through the metal door hitting the officer in the upper leg, but Starling called for back up and went after Mejia, police said. As other patrol cars approached Mejia they say he fired several more times at officers. No one else was hit.

Photo Credit: Miami-Dade Corrections/Miami Gardens Police]]>
<![CDATA[Powerball Fever Takes Over South Florida]]> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:10:34 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Powerball_Fever_Takes_Over_South_Florida.jpg

NBC 6's Julia Bagg shows us how people across the area are getting ready for tonight's estimated $700 million jackpot.

<![CDATA[Concrete Barriers Going Up on Miami Beach's Lincoln Road]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:53:08 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/082217+lincoln+road+generic+miami+beach.jpg

Renowned for shopping and dining, Miami Beach's Lincoln Road is about to take a step toward safety as the eight-block promenade will soon be book-ended by concrete barriers to prevent a terror attack like the one that unfolded in Barcelona last week.

Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine alerted residents on Tuesday of plans to install 13 to 14 concrete barriers at the main entrances to Lincoln Road, Alton Road to the west and Washington Avenue to the east to protect citizens and tourists.

City manager Jimmy Morales said the barriers should be in place by Friday.

"We have major events on Lincoln Road like Halloween, New Year's Eve, I think folks will feel more comfortable," Morales said Tuesday. "The world is changing and we need to be prepared."

Levine also wrote a letter to Florida Gov. Rick Scott suggesting the state identify high-traffic pedestrian walking areas in cities that could potentially be targeted, partially fund the purchase of barriers to prevent entry by vehicles and develop security expertise for local police forces to be prepared in the event of an attack.

The city said the barriers would likely be in place for two to three years until a more visually pleasing option is budgeted, as part of a major capital renovation project on Lincoln Road.

"Once we put them in place we'll figure out ways in the short term to make them not look so bad, we'll do what we can but in the short term we'll prioritize safety over aesthetics," Morales said.

But the idea isn't sitting well with some locals and visitors.

"Why do that? It's not going to prevent people from doing that sort of terrorism, they'll find another way of doing it. I think people are just scared and maybe the mayor is reacting to the fear," said Pardip Sandhar, a tourist from England.

"I think there's other ways you can create safety precautions for people outside of building a wall," Miami Beach resident Amyr Gorge said.

The city is also looking at what can be done in other parts of the city, along Ocean Drive for example, to increase pedestrian safety there.

Photo Credit: Marissa Bagg/NBC 6]]>
<![CDATA[US State Dept. Expands Travel Warning for Mexico]]> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:07:46 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/AP_17018082066642-news.jpg

The U.S. Department of State issued an updated travel advisory for citizens traveling to Mexico, expanding a Dec. 8 warning to include the state of Quintana Roo, home to several resorts popular with American tourists. 

The advisory issued Tuesday hits at the heart of Mexico's tourism industry. Quintana Roo, which includes resort towns of Cancun, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, and Tulum, has seen a rise in homicide rates, according to the State Department.

"While most of these homicides appeared to be targeted criminal organization assassinations, turf battles between criminal groups have resulted in violent crime in areas frequented by U.S. citizens. Shooting incidents, in which innocent bystanders have been injured or killed, have occurred," the advisory warned.

In a state-by-state assessment, the department reiterated the dangers of traveling in the northern state of Baja California, which includes Cabo San Lucas, Tijuana, Rosarito, Ensenada, Tecate and Mexicali, and advised citizens to exercise caution.

"Criminal activity and violence, including homicide, remain an issue throughout the state," according to the State Department. Homicides rates this year have increased compared to the same period in 2016, according to the Secretary of Public Security for the State of Baja Calif.

The State Department noted there is no evidence that criminal organizations have targeted U.S. citizens based on their nationality. However, shooting incidents involving criminal organization assassinations and turf battles between criminal groups, have occurred during daylight hours in areas frequented by U.S. citizens. 

Innocent bystanders have been injured in the ongoing public acts of violence between rival criminal organizations, officials said. 

Mexico City, Hidalgo, Guanajuato (includes San Miguel de Allende and Leon), Campeche, Puebla, Queretaro, Tabasco (includes Villahermosa), Tlaxcala and Yucatan (includes Merida and Chichen Itza) do not have advisories in effect.

U.S. citizens can contact the nearest U.S. embassy or Consulate in Mexico at +52-55-5080- 2000 x4440, (5080-2000 for calls in Mexico City, 01-55-5080-2000 for long distance calls in Mexico) Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT. In case of an emergency, the after-hours number for U.S. citizens is +52-55-5080-2000.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Harvey Re-Forms in Gulf of Mexico; No Threat to South Fla.]]> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:17:10 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/082317+tropics+forecast+11am.jpg

As the 2017 Hurricane season continues, forecasters are paying close attention to two areas – including one which is making a revival as a named storm.

The National Hurricane Center on Wednesday classified one system in the Gulf of Mexico as Tropical Depression Harvey. This disturbance is currently located 150 miles west of Merida, Mexico and was at one time a Tropical Storm before being downgraded this weekend.

Currently, Harvey is a 35 MPH storm moving to the northwest at nine miles per hour.

This system is forecast to intensify and could in fact be a hurricane by late this week. South Florida is off the hook but anywhere from the coast of Mexico through Texas and even Louisiana could see big flooding.

Meanwhile, a disturbance across South Florida has a 30 percent chance of developing a couple days from now as it heads north across the state and then out over the Atlantic.

South Florida won’t see a tropical depression or stronger, but will see bouts of heavy rain through the weekend. If this system develops into a tropical depression or stronger, it would be later this week over the Atlantic and moving away from us.

<![CDATA[Miami Dolphins Surprise Cancer Patient, 13, At Training Camp]]> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:24:36 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/082317dolphinssurprisecancerpatient.jpg

A teenage cancer patient got the surprise of his life when the Miami Dolphins and the Philadelphia Eagles invited the young football fan to training camp on Aug. 22 in Philadelphia.

Through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 13-year-old Harrison Willing received a special video message from Chris Maragos, a player with the Eagles. Harrison was diagnosed with leukemia in January 2016 and will receive a bone marrow transplant in September, according to a press release

In the video, Maragos invited Harrison to training camp at the Nova Care Complex in Philadelphia. The Dolphins’ fan was then whisked away to Pennsylvania to watch both teams practice against each other in preparation for their exhibition game.

Harrison met some of his favorite players at the camp, including Jarvis Landry, Cameron Wake and the Eagles’ Rodney McLeod. Donning a teal Dolphins’ cap and jersey, Harrison posed for pictures with the players, a wide smile on his face.

Harrison’s experience was part of LLS’s national movement, Random Acts of Light.

“LLS launched Random Acts of Light in the summer of 2016 to bring light to the darkness of cancer, by surprising blood cancer patients and survivors with unique and thoughtful moments, including some with favorite athletes and celebrities,” a statement read.

<![CDATA[More US Troops in Afghanistan Than Pentagon Admits: Officals]]> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:03:40 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/ustroopsinafghan_1200x675.jpg

There are several thousand more American troops serving in Afghanistan, on average, than the Pentagon officially acknowledges, three U.S. defense officials told NBC News.

The official Pentagon count puts 8,400 troops on the ground in Afghanistan — the maximum number of service members authorized to be there is 8,448 — but the officials said that the number actually hovers between 11,000 and 12,000.

That's because of people in-country on temporary duty shorter than 120 days and overlap between units as service members transition in and out.

President Donald Trump's new Afghanistan strategy involves expanded authority for American armed forces to operate in the nation, but neither he nor Defense Secretary James Mattis have said how many additional troops will be sent there. Pentagon plans from June called for 3,900 more troops to go to Afghanistan, Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[6 Things to Know - $700 Million Powerball Drawing]]> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:51:16 -0400

Before you head out the door for work or school, NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know.

<![CDATA[Miami Ordered Watercraft Renters Off Public Land Last Month]]> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:39:46 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/082217+personal+watercraft+generic+miami.jpg

The NBC 6 Investigators have learned that the City of Miami moved several weeks ago to prevent companies from renting personal watercraft from public land near Watson Island.

This new information comes a day after Sabrina Daniels, 34, and Julio Monteiro, 30, died when their personal watercraft collided with a concrete bridge support. Police sources and Daniels’ mother said the two rented the watercraft from the location where the city wanted to ban it.

"My daughter would be alive today if the rules had been followed," said Angela Hester, Daniels’ mother.

A Miami city attorney sent a letter in late July ordering personal watercraft rental companies to “cease and desist” any operations from public land around Watson and Star Islands unless they had prior approval and permits. One city source told the NBC 6 Investigators no companies have gone through that process to obtain permission.

On Tuesday, NBC 6 cameras captured people still able to rent personal watercraft.

Cameras also captured a man being arrested on Watson Island after Miami-Dade police said he was operating a personal watercraft business without a license.

Officials said the man, 28-year-old Adewale Ojomo, was given civil citations in the past but has continued to run the business illegally. Ojomo's arrest has nothing to do with the personal watercraft crash, police said. 

The former Miami Hurricanes and NFL player was released after posting $1,500 bond.

Florida Fish and Wildlife officers are investigating the accident that killed Daniels of Atlanta and Monteiro of Massachusetts.

Daniels' family members set up a GoFundMe account to help pay for funeral expenses.

To see the Miami City Attorney's message to watercraft operators click here.

Photo Credit: NBC 6]]>
<![CDATA[Mother Uses Training as Teacher to Create New Curriculum]]> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 06:22:24 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/215*120/082317+lisa+collum+top+score+english+school.JPG

Lisa Collum is not your average mother. She’s taught writing for 10 years and saw a big need for teachers and students as the curriculum was not where it needed to be for a crucial subject for students.

“There was a little book on details, little book on paragraphs, but nothing I could follow to teach the kids everything they needed for that year,” Collum said.

After a few years of trial and error, Collum developed a new curriculum called Top Score.

“It has the lessons, activities that go with lessons,” said the former Palm Beach County instructor. “It has extra resources for kids that could be struggling, kids that need enrichment that are high achievers.”

Top Score also prepares students for the school year, and beyond. Collum's curriculum is now in several schools across the states, and she's giving writing teachers a breath of fresh air with a new curriculum.

“I like the fact that it's structured for us, it's given to us, and I like the fact that we can be creative with it as well and pull from what we already know and to what the curriculum is bringing,” said Larae Pisano, a fourth grade teacher being trained in the course.

For Collum, she says making a difference in the lives of students humbles her -but it’s all about making sure every child is prepared for not only school.

“Whatever you learn, you're going to use it in elementary, middle, high school, and possibly a job in the future,” Collum said.

<![CDATA[6 Things to Know - Possible Vitamin B, Cancer Link]]> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:40:29 -0400

Before you start your Wednesday, NBC 6 has the top six stories we are working on for you.

<![CDATA[Key Moments From President Trump's Phoenix Rally]]> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 01:03:41 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT+TRUMP+PHOENIXTHUMB.jpg

President Donald Trump spoke to the crowd at his campaign-style rally in Phoenix, Arizona, for over an hour Tuesday night. Here are the key moments from his speech.

<![CDATA[Dog Found With Possible Chemical Burn in Homestead]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:39:16 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/082217+homestead+dog+chemical+burn.jpg

WARNING: Some of the images in the above video are graphic.

A $500 reward is being offered for information after a stray dog was found with a horrific head injury from a possible chemical burn in Homestead.

Duke's eye was out of its socket and it appeared somebody had burned him with a chemical, possibly acid, according to the woman who found him, Susan Scheinhaus.

Scheinhaus, who runs Pet Orphans Rescue, said she got a call Tuesday morning about an emergency after someone spotted Duke near Southwest 320th Street and 142nd Avenue.

"I went and looked for the dog for about two and a half hours until we found him," she said. "Looked like he had acid poured on him, missing his left eye but still has the right eye that he can see out of."

Scheinhaus managed to get him into her truck.

"He was just like giving me kisses all over and saying, like, 'thank you,'" she said. "It really was, it was really very different from most of the dogs I've rescued."

Scheinhaus said she believes someone intentionally hurt the dog. She said he didn't have injuries in line with being hit by a car, like road rash.

"This is not like if he went under a car or a piece of farm equipment that he got burned or something. No, this is a chemical burn," she said.

Scheinhaus rushed Duke to the vet and he will undergo surgery on Wednesday. Heidi's Legacy Dog Rescue in Tampa has stepped in to pick up the roughly $3,500 bill. Scheinhaus, who has her own rescue, said she's never seen anything like this.

"It's gut-wrenching, It really is inside of my stomach," she said.

Duke will be at the vet for a week and will eventually need a home. Heidi's Legacy is offering a $500 reward for information that leads to a conviction, and is accepting donations on their website.

Tips can be phoned in to Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

<![CDATA[Miami Beach Ready for Rain With Generators for Pump System]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:37:53 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/082217+miami+beach+flooding.jpg

Miami Beach's city manager said they're expecting three inches of rain during the next storm this week and the city is prepared with temporary generators for their pump system.

For a lot of businesses and residents the city is only as good as the last storm, and on Aug. 1 there was a lot of backlash. Drivers were stranded on Alton Road, cars were underwater and people couldn't even get around.

It didn't help that seven inches of rain fell in an hour, a challenging amount for any pump system, but there were no generators so the pumps weren't even working. This time the city says they're ready.

"We ask for patience from folks. If we get another seven, eight inch storm of rain you're gonna get some flooding," city manager Jimmy Morales told NBC 6.

The city has spent millions on the new pump system and there are now 18 generators all around Miami Beach. The city's also attacking floods by trying to raise the city.

"We've started attacking the lower areas of the city. Sunset Harbor is the classic where we went up two to three feet," Morales said. "Anything a private residence or business can do to help themselves in these types of situations we encourage them to do."

Photo Credit: NBC 6]]>
<![CDATA[Supporters, Protesters Gather Outside Trump's Ariz. Rally]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:36:09 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/CROWD+THUMB.jpg

Streets in downtown Phoenix were filled with both supporters and protesters of President Donald Trump ahead of his scheduled appearance.

<![CDATA[Hurricane Andrew 25 Years Later: Homestead Was Ground Zero]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:59:03 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/178*120/052011+hurricane+andrew+%281992%29.jpg

This Thursday marks 25 years since Hurricane Andrew unleashed its wrath on South Florida and though the Category 5 hurricane destroyed much of the local infrastructure, Homestead was ground zero for the monstrous storm.

NBC 6 went to the Town Hall Museum in downtown Homestead to talk to some of the people who lived through Andrew and to learn how they rebuilt.

Homer Knowles was a pilot for Pan American World Airways and said it was the airline that encouraged its employees to get away from Homestead before Andrew struck on August 24, 1992.

"My sister lived in Miami so I went up and stayed with her and weathered out the storm there," Knowles recalled. "It was a little breezy, to say the least, but it was nothing like what was going on down here."

Jeff Blakely is an historian at the Homestead Town Hall Museum and he was here when Andrew struck.

"The afternoon of the storm I looked and it was beautiful blue skies, green lush greenery everywhere and the next morning it was all gone," Blakely said.

"I couldn't find my street where my house was, that was the first thing. Then when I did find it I thought I'd made a mistake. I thought that can't be my house, but it was," Knowles said.

Bob Jensen is the president of the Town Hall Museum and he's an expert in what the city was like before and after the hurricane.

"The day the storm hit there were 11,000 people at the air base," Jensen said. "The base was so badly damaged that rebuilding it was almost out of the question."

"They were kinda like walking zombies, you just kinda walk down the street and it was like 'oh my God, oh my God, oh my God,'" Blakely said.

"You didn't have air conditioning, you didn't have refrigeration, you didn't have water," Jensen said.

"You could not get gas, there was no power anywhere in Dade County. There were no traffic lights, there were no street signs, there were no landmarks," Blakely said.

Critics complained about the slow response from the government on all levels.

"We were totally ignored for about four days. Nobody came to our help, nobody brought water, there was no military, there was no police or anything. It was just wild," Knowles said.

"All I saw coming north on the Turnpike was people evacuating the area in their cars with mattresses strapped to the top of the cars, stuffed toys hanging out the windows, just jam packed with all their worldly possessions and they were fleeing," Blakely said.

"After the military finally got in and they started patrolling, we had a lot of help from the police and what not," Knowles said. "They finally got people coming down with water and some supplies for the people, like ice and things like that, it got a lot better."

It took years for Homestead to fully bounce back.

"Probably didn't start coming back until maybe 2000 because it was such a blow. The infrastructure was gone. It just took a long, long time," Blakely said.

"So the potato fields are now neighborhoods. The hospital's over there, retirement facility, adult living facility's there, professional offices are over there, new restaurants are over there," Jensen said. "We had about 25,000 people when the hurricane hit. Now touching on 75,000 so three times the population."

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<![CDATA[Police Searching for Suspects in Hialeah ATM Robbery]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:24:51 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/082217+hialeah+ATM+robbery+DAY+PIC.jpg

Police in Hialeah are searching for the suspects involved in the robbery of an ATM machine from a bank in the city.

Officers responded to the Bank of America branch located near 10th Avenue and East 9th Street early Tuesday morning shortly after 3 a.m. A forklift could be seen next to the spot where the drive-up machine was once located.

Police set up a perimeter near SE 10th Court and 5th Street and confirmed they are looking for two suspects for the burglary. Sgt. Carl Zogby later confirmed the machine had been found and nothing inside was taken.

The bank opened as normal Tuesday morning, while the drive thru area remains closed as officials continue to clean up the damage.

Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade CrimeStoppers.

<![CDATA[Afghan Taliban 'Happy to Continue' War After Trump Vows Win]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:35:33 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-817801856.jpg

The Taliban had called for special prayers prior to President Donald Trump's Monday night speech, hoping he would announce complete withdrawal in Afghanistan, members of the group told NBC News.

Trump ended up taking the opposite path, promising a continued military presence that centered around empowering his generals and squeezing neighboring Pakistan, a U.S. ally that has often been accused of harboring and enabling terror groups.

Monday's speech angered many in Pakistan, with several lawmakers denouncing Trump for calling them out on the world stage. But the Taliban claimed that despite Trump going against their wishes they were happy to keep fighting in America's longest war.

"If we could fight this war for 16 years with limited resources against the world's well-equipped armies, we are happy to continue this fight against the enemy," one of the commanders told NBC News, who, like many of the militants, spoke on condition of anonymity.

Photo Credit: Faridullah Ahmadzai/AFP/Getty Images, File]]>
<![CDATA[Only 1 County Remains Without an Obamacare Insurer for 2018]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:23:29 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/214*120/obaAP_17209088630969.jpg

The entire United States, with the exception of a single small county in Ohio, is now on track to have at least one insurer offering Obamacare health coverage next year, CNBC reported. 

That's a big change from earlier this summer, when at different times a total of 82 counties lacked commitments from insurers who sell individual health plans for 2018.

And the continued decline in "bare counties" provides more ammunition for Obamacare advocates arguing against Trump administration claims that the health-care program is failing and needs to be replaced immediately.

Insurance regulators in Ohio are trying to get an insurer to step in and offer individual health plans in the lone "bare" area, Paulding County.

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<![CDATA[Argument Leads to Shooting at Bird Road Burger King: Police]]> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:18:07 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/082317+daniel+rodriguez+enrique+santana+mugshots.jpg

Two people remain behind bars after a fight at a Burger King on Bird Road in Miami-Dade led to a shooting in the parking lot Tuesday, police said.

According to police, 20-year-old Daniel Rodriguez and 26-year-old Enrique Santana began arguing with staff inside and, after leaving, began insulting 59-year-old Jorge Rodriguez, who was standing outside.

After the first two men went to their car and pointed a gun, Jorge Rodriguez went to his car to get a weapon and the men began firing shots at each other.

Jorge Rodriguez was taken to Kendall Regional Medical Center with a laceration on his back. He was released from the hospital and taken into custody before being released.

Daniel Rodriguez and Santana are being held on no bond after being charged with several counts, including attempted murder.

Photo Credit: Miami-Dade Police Department]]>