<![CDATA[NBC 6 South Florida - Top Stories]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC+6+LOGO+GOOGLE.png NBC 6 South Florida http://www.nbcmiami.com en-us Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:50:36 -0400 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:50:36 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Coral Springs Couple Finds 9-Foot Gator on Front Porch]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:20:49 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/073114+coral+springs+gator.jpg
A Coral Springs couple who heard a knocking on their door got the surprise of a lifetime when they found a 9-foot gator on their front porch.

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<![CDATA[Man Arrested in Lincoln Road Stabbing: Miami Beach PD]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:43:33 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/073114+eloy+rodriguez.jpg
A man is in custody after police say he stabbed another man during an argument on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach.

Photo Credit: Miami-Dade Corrections]]>
<![CDATA[Miami-Dade Cop Arrested on Conspiracy Charge]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:30:38 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/silvacoparrest.jpg
A Miami-Dade Police Officer has been arrested on federal charges after a grand jury said he gave confidential information to drug dealers in exchange for $1,500.

Photo Credit: Miami-Dade Police]]>
<![CDATA[Safety Alert: Laundry Detergent Packs]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:04:39 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/tlmd_detergent_pods_052212.jpg
Laundry detergent packets that you just toss into the washing machine have risen in sales. But safety concerns for children have also increased with more than 20,000 calls to poison control centers since...

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<![CDATA[Zoo Gets Fruit From Flipped Truck]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:07:19 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/elephant8.jpg
Talk about not letting roadkill go to waste. The elephants, giraffes and bears at the Oakland Zoo got to nosh on African jackfruit and bananas Wednesday thanks to a overturned big rig that dumped 60,000...

Photo Credit: Erin Harrison/Oakland Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[Marlins Acquire Jarred Cosart for Prospects]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:57:13 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/451819590.jpg
The Marlins acquired starting pitcher Jarred Cosart in a trade with the Houston Astros at the Trade Deadline

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<![CDATA[Driver Plows Into CA Sidewalk Cafe]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:49:54 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/07-31-2014-palo-alto-crash.jpg
Six people were injured, one critically, when a car driven by an elderly man slammed into the University Cafe in Palo Alto during lunchtime Thursday. Police tweeted out just after 1 p.m.

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<![CDATA[Yee Pleads Not Guilty to RICO Count]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:43:35 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/07-31-2014-leland-yee.jpg
Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee pleaded not guilty on Thursday – as he did before to previous charges – to the latest racketeering charge, which alone carries a maximum 20-year sentence.

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<![CDATA[Miami Spice Kicks Off ]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:33:47 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Miami+Spice1.jpg
Miami Spice begins August 1st. Here's a list of participating restaurants.

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<![CDATA[Toddler Falls During Circus]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:24:44 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AAC+2.jpg
A toddler is in the hospital after falling over a railing at the American Airlines Center in Dallas Wednesday night during the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus. Officials at the arena said...

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<![CDATA[Charges Dropped in Crash That Killed Cancer Survivor]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:26:35 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/032413+ana+mares.jpg
Charges were dropped Thursday against a woman who prosecutors say was behind the wheel during a fatal hit-and-run crash in Miami last year.

Photo Credit: Mares Family]]>
<![CDATA[Disgruntled Exec Shoots CEO: Cops]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:21:42 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/211*120/Loop+Police+p1.jpg
A disgruntled executive who had recently been demoted at work shot his boss Thursday, critically wounding him, before taking his own life at a Chicago high-rise office, police]]>
<![CDATA[5 Things to Know About New House GOP Leader McCarthy]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:14:12 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/450883992.jpg
House Republicans are set to get a new second-in-command this week, as Rep. Kevin McCarthy takes over Friday for outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. The California native was selected for the position in...

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<![CDATA[Family Searching for Sick Dog Stolen at Gunpoint]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:11:09 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/dog+stolen+at+gunpoint.jpg
A Hollywood family is desperately searching for a nine-year-old Yorkshire terrier that was allegedly snatched at gunpoint.

Photo Credit: Family photo]]>
<![CDATA[South Florida Man Dubbed "Fittest on Earth"]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:59:27 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/shawn+ramirez.jpg
A South Florida man is celebrating after being named the "Fittest on Earth" at the Reebok CrossFit Games in California.

Photo Credit: NBC 6 South Florida]]>
<![CDATA[Drought Spreads in Parched Calif. ]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:37:49 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/216*120/DROUGHT+MONITOR+JULY29+CA.jpg
Exceptional drought conditions expanded this week to include more than half of California, marking a significant increase over just one week for a state in the middle of a third-consecutive dry year. The...

Photo Credit: US Drought Monitor]]>
<![CDATA[Disturbance Could Become Tropical Depression Thursday]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:26:37 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/073114+tropical+disturbance+nbc6.jpg
The chance for formation remains high at 70 percent.]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Choked With Rope: Police]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:18:30 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Woman-Choked.jpg
A man is facing attempted murder charges after he allegedly attacked a woman in broad daylight and tried to strangle her with a rope. Corrine McDonald, 29, was walking along 45th and Larchwood Streets around...

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<![CDATA[Gun Range Burglarized in Davie: Police]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:40:31 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/073114+alfies+gun+range+davie+burglary.jpg
A burglary at a gun range in Davie is a case of déjà vu for the owners of two stores that ended up being involved in the heist.

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<![CDATA["Tip Bombers" Surprise Subway Artists With Cash, Cheers]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:57:21 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Tip-Bombing-NYC.jpg
A group of do-gooders has started surprising New York City subway performers with big tips and cheers, swarming their underground performance spots and filling their instrument cases with cash in a...]]>
<![CDATA[Weather Forecast: More Rain Thursday]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:07:44 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/073114+weather+miami.jpg
Rain will stay in the forecast Thursday in South Florida with a few morning showers.]]>
<![CDATA[1 Killed in Fire at Little Haiti Home]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:20:31 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/073114+fatal+fire+little+haiti+miami.jpg
One person was killed after a fire swept through a Little Haiti home late Wednesday, Miami Fire Rescue officials said.

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<![CDATA[Miami Custom Jeans Store Targeted by Thieves]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:39:23 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/jeanstorerobbery.jpg
Miami Police are looking for four men who targeted A-7 Jeans for a robbery and fired at one of the business’ owners, and it was all caught on surveillance video.

Photo Credit: NBC 6]]>
<![CDATA[SoCal Toddler Dies in Hot Car: Cops]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:28:03 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/toddler-dies-sylmar.jpg
A 3-year-old boy died Wednesday after becoming trapped in a hot car in Sylmar, police said. The child had climbed into a Toyota Camry and was unable to get out, the Los Angeles Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Miami Gardens Starts New Unsolved Homicide Program]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:35:18 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/miamigardenspolicesuv.jpg
Miami Gardens Police has seen more than 30 murders in the last two years and many of those cases remain unsolved. That’s why the department is undertaking a new unsolved homicide initiative where officers...

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<![CDATA[PortMiami Tunnel Set to Open Monday]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:12:06 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/051914+portmiami+tunnel+construction.jpg
It appears the long wait for the PortMiami tunnel to finally open for public traffic will happen early Monday morning. The new tunnel’s opening will come almost three months after a large public...

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<![CDATA[Plane Crash in San Diego Kills 1]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:01:15 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Plane-Crash-0731_3.jpg
A small plane crashed in the parking lot of a busy San Diego shopping center Wednesday evening, killing one of the two women aboard and wounding the other. The single-engine plane crashed in a parking...

Photo Credit: NBC 7]]>
<![CDATA[Dalia Dippolito Wins New Trial: Report]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:48:06 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DaliaDippolito.jpg
She allegedly plotted a murder-for-hire scheme against her husband and was arrested in a staged-murder scene at her house; but Dalia Dippolito will get another shot to convince a jury she is innocent thanks to a...

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[UCLA Flooding: Before and After]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:06:09 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/UCLA-pavilion-after.jpg
Before-and-after photos show the damage left behind when a water main broke Tuesday in Los Angeles' Westwood area and sent millions of gallons of water gushing onto the campus of UCLA.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Investigators: Doctor Changed Records in Woman's Death]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:51:31 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/teresita+garrido.jpg
One South Florida family believes a doctor working out of a well-known South Florida medical facility made a fatal mistake and then tried to cover it up.

Photo Credit: NBC 6]]>
<![CDATA[Girl Doesn't Want Baby Brother to Grow Up]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:08:09 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/5+year+old.jpg
A 5-year-old girl from Arizona is sad about the thought of her 3-month-old baby brother growing up. A YouTube video shows the love that she has for her brother.

Photo Credit: YouTube]]>
<![CDATA[Police Say Winston Once Held at Gunpoint for Hunting Squirrels]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:38:16 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/120513+jameis+winston.jpg
Police say Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and Florida State teammate Chris Casher were held at gunpoint by campus police nearly two years ago while hunting squirrels with a pellet gun.

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<![CDATA[LA Flood Twice as Bad as Feared]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:52:01 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/193*120/ucla+flood+water+main+20140730_082724_resized+%286%29.jpg
More than 20 million gallons of water were lost during Tuesday's massive water main break near UCLA, doubling the initial estimate, officials said. Crews were still shutting off water to the busted pipe...]]>
<![CDATA[Diver Dies as Florida's Lobster Mini-Season Begins]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:34:01 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/073014+lobster+mini-season.jpg
A diver has died in Pompano Beach as the first day of lobster mini-season kicked off in South Florida Wednesday, officials said.

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<![CDATA[Nationals Hand Marlins A Loss To End Streak]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:01:08 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/452933136.jpg
The Marlins had won six straight games and nine of ten before their 4-3 loss on Wednesday

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<![CDATA[Plane Cleared for Smoke in NYC ]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:22:08 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/lga+plane+evac+july+30.jpg
A plane was evacuated at LaGuardia Airport Wednesday afternoon shortly after landing when the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit, officials say. American Eagle 3340 from Knoxville, Tennessee, landed on Runway...

Photo Credit: NBC 4 New York]]>
<![CDATA[Mystery of Ship Buried Under World Trade Center Revealed ]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:35:51 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/191*120/ground+zero+buried+ship2.jpg
Remnants of an 18th-century ship found buried in soil 20 feet under the World Trade Center site four years ago have been traced to Colonial-Era Philadelphia, according to a new

Photo Credit: AP]]>