<![CDATA[NBC 6 South Florida - Breaking News]]>Copyright 2017https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/breaking http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+6+LOGO+GOOGLE.png NBC 6 South Florida https://www.nbcmiami.comen-usThu, 23 Nov 2017 08:24:11 -0500Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:24:11 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Dramatic Video Shows N. Korean Soldier’s Sprint to Freedom]]> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:13:56 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+NK+DEFECTOR+THUMB.jpg

A North Korean soldier made a desperate dash to freedom and was rescued by South Korean soldiers, according to dramatic video released by the U.S.-led U.N. command Wednesday.

<![CDATA[Trump on Ala. Senate Race: ‘We Don’t Need a Liberal’]]> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:14:07 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_TRUMP_DEPARTS_112117-151129768438000002.jpg

As President Donald Trump departed the White House Tuesday, he stopped to speak with reporters about the ongoing Roy Moore controversy.

<![CDATA[Alabama GOP Senate Candidate Roy Moore Holds News Conference After Two New Accusers Emerge]]> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:25:12 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_ROY_MOORE_PRESSER_111617-151086703980900002.jpg

Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore held a news conference surrounded by religious leaders Thursday after two more women accused him of pursuing them when they were teenagers.

<![CDATA[Senate Candidate Roy Moore Speaks at Baptist Church Amid Ongoing Scandal]]> Tue, 14 Nov 2017 23:25:29 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_ROY_MOORE_2-151071877962400002.jpg

The GOP Senate nominee from Alabama, Roy Moore, spoke for crowds at a Baptist church revival service Tuesday in Jackson, Alabama. Moore held the campaign event amid public allegations of sexual abuse from multiple women.

<![CDATA[Deadly Shooting Spree Ends Near NorCal Elementary School]]> Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:51:53 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+TEHAMA+SHOOTING+THUMB.jpg

At least five people, including the alleged gunman, have been killed following a shooting spree in Northern California that ended near an elementary school. Two children were wounded and have been transported to local area hospitals.

<![CDATA[Transgender Woman Makes History With Virginia House Win]]> Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:52:02 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+DANICA+ROEM+THUMB.jpg

Democrat Danica Roem made history Tuesday with her win for Virginia’s 13th District House of Delegates seat. She will be the 1st out transgender member of the House of Delegates and the 1st out transgender person to win and serve in a state legislature. Roem defeated long-serving GOP incumbent Bob Marshall, who refused to debate Roem during the campaign.

<![CDATA[Former MLB Star Roy Halladay Dies in Florida Plane Crash]]> Tue, 07 Nov 2017 18:55:09 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_00_04_02.Still002.jpg

Former MLB pitcher Roy Halladay died when his plane crashed on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in the Gulf of Mexico near Tampa, Florida. He was 40.

<![CDATA[Texas Officials: Church Shooter Had 'Mission and Purpose']]> Mon, 06 Nov 2017 20:30:33 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+SHOOTING+PRESSER+THUMB.jpg

The gunman who killed 26 at a Texas church had a “mission” and a “purpose,” law enforcement officials said. The gunman was shot twice before shooting himself in the head, officials said.

<![CDATA[President Trump Calls Terrorism Suspect an 'Animal']]> Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:50:33 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT+TRUMP+REAX+THUMB.jpg

During a cabinet meeting Wednesday, President Trump referred to terrorism suspect Sayfullo Saipov as an "animal," and called for "swift justice" instead of regular due process.

<![CDATA[‘Cowardly Act of Terror’: 8 Dead After Truck Rams Crowded NYC Bike Path]]> Tue, 31 Oct 2017 19:33:20 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT+NYC+INCIDENT+103117+THUMB.jpg

At least eight people were killed and at least a dozen were injured after a truck driver deliberately mowed down pedestrians, cyclists and a school bus in lower Manhattan Tuesday in what authorities called a "cowardly act of terror."

<![CDATA[American-Canadian Family Out of Captivity After 5 Years]]> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:35:45 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT+US+HOSTAGES+FREE+THUMB.jpg

American Caitlan Coleman, her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle and their three children have been released by a Taliban-linked group after being held captive for five years. The couple was captured while hiking near Kabul, Afghanistan in 2012 and held by the Haqqani network. Coleman was pregnant at the time and gave birth to three children while in captivity.

<![CDATA[Video Captures Dramatic Moment During Mexico Quake]]> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:02:25 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT+MEXICO+EARTHQUAKE+SB.jpg

Ana Paula Hernandez captured the moment a deadly 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico as she attempted to hide under her office desk.

<![CDATA[Deadly 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Mexico]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:26:47 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT_MEXICO_EARTHQUAKE_091917_1-150585103631000002.jpg

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Mexico Tuesday in the state of Puebla, which is about 80 miles southeast of Mexico City. This latest quake comes less than two weeks after an 8.1 earthquake hit the country, killing nearly 100 people.

<![CDATA[Japan Reacts to North Korean Missile Fired Over Country]]> Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:26:03 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT+JAPAN+REAX+NK+MISSILE+THUMB.jpg

North Korea fired another missile over Japan Friday. The missile flew over the island of Hakkaido and landed in the Pacific Ocean. Experts estimate the ballistic missile flew over 2,300 miles, which would mean it is capable of reaching Guam.

<![CDATA[Hurricane Irma’s Path of Destruction]]> Fri, 08 Sep 2017 14:53:16 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+Hurricane+Irma+THUMB2.jpg

Hurricane Irma has cut a huge path of destruction through several Caribbean islands on its path toward the United States. See what the aftermath looked like as some of those islands began to recover.

<![CDATA[Ahead of Irma, Florida’s Key Largo Is a Ghost Town]]> Fri, 08 Sep 2017 15:25:05 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT+IRMA+KEY+LARGO+THUMB.jpg

A time-lapse video of the drive north on US-1 from Key Largo shows near-empty roads after Floridians evacuated ahead of Hurricane Irma. The storm is expected to slam into the area early Sunday morning as a Category 4 storm.

<![CDATA[Cellphone Video of Hurricane Irma Over Turks And Caicos]]> Fri, 08 Sep 2017 09:33:08 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT+HURRICANE+IRMA+TURKS+CAICOS+THUMB.jpg

Dramatic cellphone video captures Hurricane Irma as it approached Turks and Caicos. The storm is responsible for at least 11 deaths and is expected to hit Miami early Sunday morning.

<![CDATA[Photos: Deadly Terrorist Attacks in Barcelona, Cambrils]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:14:03 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-833993788.jpg At least 14 people were killed and many more injured in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, after a white van jumped a curb and slammed into people on a busy sidewalk, police said. The alleged driver fled the scene of the crash. South of Barcelona in Cambrils, police killed five suspects after authorities said they also drove a car into people, injuring six, in a linked attack. Those suspects wore fake bombs.

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<![CDATA[Country Music Artist Glen Campbell Dies at 81]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 16:49:31 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT+GLEN+CAMPBELL+DEATH+THUMB.jpg

Country music legend Glen Campbell died Tuesday following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. The musician was 81. During his recording career, Campbell released more than 70 albums and sold more than 45 million records, including the popular hits “Gentle on My Mind” and “Rhinestone Cowboy.”

<![CDATA[Explosion at Minneapolis School]]> Wed, 02 Aug 2017 17:15:24 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT_MINNEAPOLIS_SCHOOL_EXPLOSION_080217-150169756219600001.jpg

One person has been found dead and another is still unaccounted for after an explosion Wednesday morning caused the partial collapse of a Minneapolis college prep school. Authorities say it was a natural gas explosion.

<![CDATA[May: UK Threat Level Raised to Critical]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 17:20:48 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/TheresaMay-149557577419400001.jpg

Prime Minister Theresa May announced the United Kingdom's threat level has been raised from severe to critical, its highest level, on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, a day after a suicide bombing in Manchester left 22 dead and 59 wounded.

<![CDATA[Trump Denies Asking Comey to Close Flynn Probe]]> Thu, 18 May 2017 16:53:13 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT+TRUMP+PRESSER+051817THUMB.jpg

President Donald Trump responded to questions about the Russia investigation at a news conference Thursday with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. Trump denied the allegation that he urged former FBI Director James Comey to back off his investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

<![CDATA[Egyptian Forces Clear Cairo Mosque of Protesters]]> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 11:29:27 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/egypt+protests1.JPG
Egyptian security forces cleared a Cairo mosque Saturday where protesters had taken refuge and organized an open-air morgue and makeshift field hospital for injured supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. As military forces encircled the al-Fath mosque in Ramses Square, gunman positioned on the mosque's minaret fired on the forces below, triggering the ouster of pro-Morsi protesters, The Associated Press reported. Security officials said the raid was prompted by fears that the Muslim Brotherhood planned to stage a sit-in at Ramses Square similar to those broken up by the military on Wednesday. Also Saturday, disturbing video emerged showing an apparently unarmed protester being shot with his arms raised as he walked toward armored vehicles. With Egypt's death toll rising to 800 over four days of violence, the country's interim government said it was mulling whether to ban the Brotherhood. The group, which rose to power in Egypt's first democratic elections a year ago, has been banned for most of its 85-year history, the AP reported.
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<![CDATA[5 Women Die in Limousine Fire on Calif. Bridge]]> Mon, 06 May 2013 05:34:03 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/214*120/limofirenew.jpg

Five women in their 30s died Saturday night when a stretch limousine burst into flames on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge over the San Francisco Bay, police confirmed to NBC News.

Four other people in the limo escaped with burn and smoke inhalation injuries, California Highway Patrol Officer Art Montiel said. The car's driver was unhurt. 

Montiel said the women were "probably killed by the fire," though the cause of death has not been confirmed, NBC News reported.

Witnesses told NBC Bay Area the white Lincoln Town Car was not involved in an accident prior to catching on fire. It was not clear what could have sparked the flames. 

The car was driving from Alameda to Foster City, Montiel said.

When asked if an "explosion" had occurred, Montiel told NBC News it was unconfirmed, however he did say the "vehicle was partially engulfed."'

A viewer named David Solomon sent in the picture above that he said of was of the limo.

The fire was first reported around 10 p.m. in the third lane of westbound state Highway 92, according to the California Highway Patrol. 

The bridge, located about 20 miles southeast of San Francisco, connects San Mateo and Alemada counties. The westbound lanes were closed for several hours.


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<![CDATA[Clinton Making "Excellent Progress": Doctors]]> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 17:25:20 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AP403651893705.jpg Doctors said Monday that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is making "excellent progress" after they discovered a blood clot in a vein between her brain and skull during a routine follow-up MRI Sunday. In an update, they added that Clinton did not suffer a stroke or suffer neurological damage as a result of the blood clot and that they expect her to make a full recovery. Clinton, 65, is being treated at New York Presbyterian Hospital with blood thinners and she will be released "once the medication dose has been established," doctors said in a statement Monday. "She is in good spirits, engaging with her doctors, her family, and her staff." Clinton suffered a concussion earlier this month when she fainted following a bout of flu. Despite calls for her to run for president in 2016, Clinton has insisted that she currently has plans to simply slow down and rest after she steps down from the State Department in 2013.
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<![CDATA[White House Press Secretary Discusses Conn. School Shooting]]> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 11:55:05 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/whitehouse4.jpg White House Press Secretary Jay Carney discusses Friday's mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.

<![CDATA[Pregnant Woman Killed in Pool Cabana by Car]]> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 08:16:38 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/police+line+yellow+%5Bgenericsla%5D.jpg

A Sunday afternoon by the pool turned into a horrific tragedy when a car veered off of the road and into a pool cabana killing a pregnant woman, authorities say.

A statement released by Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue stated that at around 1:30 p.m. a car driven by a woman crashed into the cabana by the pool at the Riverside Hotel on East Las Olas Boulevard.

Inside the cabana, the woman, who was 7-months pregant according to fire rescue officials, was killed.

The driver was also injured and was taken to Broward General Hospital. Neither the driver or the victim was identified.

Hotel guests Darryn and Joanne Gordon, on vacation in South Florida from England, said they were laying by the pool when the car hit.

"We just heard the big explosion and then about five seconds, everybody’s in shock and then everybody just reacted," Darryn Gordon said.

"It was just the last day of our vacation and it came to a horrible end," Joanne Gordon said. "Such a terrible accident."

The accident is under investigation.

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<![CDATA[Nelson Mandela Leaves Hospital]]> Sun, 26 Feb 2012 08:34:12 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AP071006064407.jpg Former South African President and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, 93, has reportedly left the hospital where he stayed overnight for minor diagnostic surgery to pinpoint the root of a recurrent abdominal complaint. According to NBC News, Mandela underwent a laparoscopy Saturday, a routine procedure in which surgeons make a small incision in the belly to insert a thin, lighted tube to inspect stomach organs. In a statement, the office of sitting South African President Jacob Zuma confirmed that Mandela has gone home and that there is nothing "seriously wrong with him."
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<![CDATA[Tanker Crash Closes Entrance to Port]]> Sun, 12 Feb 2012 13:12:02 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Port+Everglades+Closed.jpg

The driver of gas tanker suffered a seizure near one of the entrances of Port Everglades and crashed his truck into a light pole and transponder Sunday morning, police confirmed.

The man was taken to the Broward General Hospital but police were forced to close the entrance to the port at State Road 84 (SE 24th St.) near US 1. Those going to or leaving the port can still use other entrances, including the 595 entrance.

In a statement, Broward Sheriff's Office said that there did not to be any gas in the tank of the truck nor was there any leaking.

They also said that Florida Power & Light workers were on the scene to determine how power in the area would be affected.

More information to come.

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<![CDATA[Wildfire Burns at US-1 and Card Sound Rd.]]> Sat, 04 Feb 2012 22:03:51 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Keys+Brushfire.jpg

The rash of wildfires in South Florida continues with news of a blaze Saturday near US 1 and Card Sound Road on the way to the Florida Keys.

According to Susan Ethridge of Florida Forest Service the wildfire has already burned 5-acres and is growing.

She said 49 homes and one bar were threatened and that 10 people have already been evacuated.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units are already on the scene combating the fire as are Florida Forest Service officials.

Ethridge says that a cause for the fire has not yet been determined but that it is difficult to put out because of dry conditions.

“The wind is so high that it is making it difficult to handle,” she added.

More details to come.

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<![CDATA[Large Brush Fire Raging in Kendall]]> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 19:11:26 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Brush+Fire.jpg

Firefighters continue battling a large brush fire which started yesterday and continues to burn early this morning near SW 112th Street and 137th Avenue in Kendall.

Authorities say two firefighters were taken to the hospital after suffering from heat exhaustion from the blaze which is taking place in the wooded area near Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School and Tamiami Airport.

Firefighters say the fire started yesterday but sparked up overnight.

It’s being described as a 3rd alarm code brush fire and has caused numerous road closures in the Kendall area.

FP&L confirmed that the brush fire had knocked out power to about 1,000 homes at around 3 a.m., with about a quarter of those still without power at around 6:30 a.m.

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<![CDATA[Man Fatally Shot in Lauderhill]]> Sun, 22 Jan 2012 08:51:50 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Lauderhill+Murder+Scene.jpg

Police confirm that a man has been killed in a Monday morning shooting in Lauderhill.

Lauderhill Police spokesperson Captain Constance Stanley confirmed to NBC Miami that a male had been fatally injured after being shot in the 1800 block of NW 55th Avenue.

Fabian Chambers, a resident of the neighborhood, saw the tragedy transpire first-hand.

"Seeing somebody get shot, and dying right in front of your face is hard," Chambers said.

The witness told NBC Miami that he rushed to his neighbor's aid and saw his gasping for air.

Several neighbors said their Saturday morning was interrupted by numerous gun shots. As many as seven shots were reported by several people.


Police were called to the scene a little bit before 10 a.m.

Neither the victim’s name nor age had been released, awaiting notification of next of kin.

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<![CDATA[Escaped Prisoner Caught in Miami-Dade]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2012 19:04:36 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Escaped+Prisoner+Caught.jpg

Authories now confirm that an escaped prisoner is in custody after about an hour-and-a-half search in Northwest Miami-Dade County in the early afternoon Tuesday.

The Florida Department of Corrections said Juan Preval escaped the Opa Locka Work Release Center at about 11:30 a.m. as he awaited transfer back to prison. Preval was being sent back to prison because he was found with contraband while working at the center.

He was in leg shackles and handcuffs when he escaped.

Authories say that a prison K-9 team caught Preval about a half-mile west of the center behind a Burger King.

Preval,. 26, is serving an almost a 9 year sentence for burglary, grand theft and resisting arrest with violence, said the Florida Department of Corrections, who added that he would never again be eligible for work release.

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<![CDATA[Alleged Robbers Crash After Chase]]> Sat, 31 Dec 2011 16:08:48 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/car-chase-female.jpg

Four suspected robbers and two other drivers were taken to area hospitals after a chase through Lauderhill led to a multi-car crash at around 11 a.m. at NW 16 Street and State Road 7, police told NBC Miami.

Captain Rick Rocco of the Lauderhill Police said that the chase resulted from an alleged chain snatching in the 1700 block of NW 46th Avenue.  After one of the suspects robbed the victim he jumped into a car with other suspects and sped off.  The victim jumped into his own car and went after them.

While chasing the suspects the victim called police.  As they responded, police said, they observed the suspects’ car run a red light at NW 16th Street and State Road 7 where it crashed into another vehicle, which then spun and hit two other cars.

The victim was not involved in the crash.

Three of the suspects were taken to Broward General Hospital while a fourth suspect and two others were taken Plantation General Hospital, police said. No names were released, but police said they were all in stable condition.

A statement released by police says they are investigating the alleged robbery but clarifies that there was no police pursuit and that no officer was injured or involved in the crash.

<![CDATA[Officer In Serious Condition After Head-On Crash]]> Wed, 05 Oct 2011 05:35:42 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/215*120/crash13.jpg

A veteran Plantation police officer injured in a head-on collision with an SUV Tuesday afternoon has been upgraded from critical to serious condition.

25-year veteran K-9 officer Curtis Hampton was on-duty patroling at the time of the accident, a PPD spokesperson said.

Investigators are still working to determine how his patrol car and a gold SUV came to collide head-on in eastbound lanes of West Broward Boulevard at 70th Avenue, though early reports from the scene suggest the SUV may have possibly veered into oncoming traffic.

Plantation Fire Rescue used Jaws of Life to extract Hampton from the wreckage, and he was airlifted to Broward General Hospital in a sheriff's office helicopter.

After Hampton was removed from his crushed patrol car, other officers coaxed his K-9 partner Rudi from the backseat of the vehicle.

The dog was examined at a local animal clinic and found to have no major injuries, a police spokesperson said.

The driver of the SUV was transported by ground to Broward General in serious condition, officials said.

A third person in a Toyota Corolla believed to have rear-ended the officer's vehicle after it was struck suffered minor injuries.

Lanes in both directions of West Broward Boulevard were closed into Tuesday evening as the investigation continued.

<![CDATA["Ruthless" Suspect Arrested: Cops]]> Sat, 24 Sep 2011 07:47:19 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/calvin+warren.jpg

Calvin Warren, who had been described by authorities as "ruthless" and was believed to be involved with at least five murders, was arrested Friday morning, authorities said.

Warren, 22, was arrested and booked into Miami-Dade County jail at 6:19 a.m. on Friday on two counts of second-degree murder, aggravated assault with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, the Miami-Dade County Corrections website said.

Shawntavia Bryant was arrested along with Warren, and she faces a charge of accessory after the fact, police said.

Interim Police Chief Manuel Orosa said Bryant is Warren's girlfriend, and she had been harboring him. She admitted that she knew Warren was wanted for a double murder, the police report said.

"He was hiding out with an individual that was arrested, happened to be his girlfriend, and he was outside the city coming back and forth, so it was a little bit difficult to get him, but we finally got him," Orosa said.

Authoriites had said Warren was believed to be involved with at least five murders, including two last month.

Warren was arrested in connection to two separate shooting incidents, one on Aug. 8 and another on Aug. 27, said Keandra Simmons, Miami Police spokeswoman. In the first incident, two people were killed and in the latter, the victim was shot but not fatally, Simmons said.

Miami Police had said Warren was also believed to be connected to a shooting last Friday when gunmen confronted two men and a 2-year-old boy in their car in Miami. Both men were shot and killed, but the young boy was unharmed. Police had said they were unsure of what led to an apparent deadly feud between the gunmen and the victims in the shooting.

Authorities said, now that Warren was behind bars, the public shouldn’t be afraid to come forward with any other information to help bolster these cases or other crimes that may involve him.

"He's ruthless. He's taking people's lives. What is this man capable of next? We need to stop him," Det. Kenia Reyes had said over the weekend.

<![CDATA[Victims ID'd in Miami Club Shooting]]> Mon, 19 Sep 2011 06:35:18 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/nocturnal+club+shooting.jpg

A man was killed and six others wounded as gunfire erupted early Sunday morning inside downtown Miami club Nocturnal, according to Miami police spokesperson Lt. Kenia Reyes.

The terrifying scene unfolded shortly after 3 a.m. at  50 Northeast 11th Street , when according to witnesses several patrons inside the club began arguing.

Shots rang out minutes later, leaving 26-year-old Brandon Marquis McGhee of North Miami dead at the scene.

Reyes said five victims with non-life threatening injuries were transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center, where another victim was driven by friends.

Among the wounded are Ronaldo Cerve, 20, of North Miami; Maxon Clark, 25, of Pembroke Pines; Ricat Pierre, 25, of Miami; Mac Isidor, 23, of Miami; and Emilio Lopez, 21, of Miami, according to a police incident report. The sixth person has yet to be indentified.

A witness who found himself in the line of fire just 15 feet from the gunman said the trouble between two parties started on the club's second floor.

"They were throwing bottles at each other," he said. "They were throwing up gang signs and sticking middle fingers [up]...I looked to my right and I saw the gun shooting, the fire. It sounded like firecrackers."

The seven people were struck by bullets as hundreds of terrified revelers streamed out exit doors and others dove for cover, police say. 

"I saw this one girl getting walked over like crazy," said the witness of the stampede to safety.

"I thought I was going to die. What I witnessed today -- I saw a dead body and a lot of people hurt. I'm only 19 and eyes like mine shouldn't be seeing that...I don't think anybody wants to see that."

The incident is the second club shooting on Northeast 11th Street in a little over a month. In August, four people were shot outside the nightclub 90 Degree. Suspects in both shootings remain at large.

Homicide detectives are hoping to speak with patrons who may have left Nocturnal immediately after the incident. Anyone present is asked to call 305-603-6350, and anyone with information is urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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<![CDATA[SAT Reading Scores Fall to Lowest Level on Record]]> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 14:00:09 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/dfw-generic-teacher-school-education-15.jpg
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<![CDATA[School Districts Adopt 4-Day School Week]]> Fri, 02 Sep 2011 13:15:46 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/classroom+desk+%5Bgenericsla%5D.jpg
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<![CDATA[Fatal Crash Closes Shula at Snapper Creek]]> Thu, 01 Sep 2011 10:21:19 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/shula+at+snapper.jpg

A fatal accident has closed all lanes on a portion of the Don Shula Expressway and others on the Snapper Creek Expressway Wednesday night.

Debris removal from the crash will take about two hours in the northbound lanes and three hours in the southbound lanes, the Miami Dade Expressway Authority said at 9 p.m. Wednesday night.

The closure is in effect on all lanes of the Shula/SR 874 between SW 104th Street/Killian Parkway and SR 878/Snapper Creek Expressway.

All westbound lanes on SR 878/Snapper Creek Expressway at SW 87th Avenue/Galloway Road are also closed. 

The accident occurred on the Shula about 6:30 p.m. near the Snapper Creek Expressway when a truck overturned from the northbound lanes to the southbound lanes. One victim was pronounced dead at the scene and another transported to Baptist Hospital.

Drivers are urged to avoid the area, MDX says.

<![CDATA[Man Sought In Palmetto Expressway Bomb Scare]]> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 12:38:43 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/214*120/L40561.jpg

A former Broward County inmate is being sought for questioning after a bomb scare shut down a portion of the Palmetto Expressway for six hours Friday evening.

Miami Gardens police say Lee E. Lewis, who recently served time for grand theft auto and possession of methamphetamines, is considered armed and dangerous. The 28-year-old is also wanted on a weapons violation.

A person fitting Lewis' description was reportedly seen leaving a silver hearse on the Palmetto beneath an overpass near 167th Street and Northwest 17th Avenue on Friday.

A Miami Gardens police officer approached the vehicle just before 5 p.m. and spotted firearms and other weapons inside.

The Palmetto was shut down in both directions between the exits for 27th and 37th Avenues while a bomb squad investigated.

Witnesses reported seeing several black bags removed from the hearse by a remote-controlled bomb squad robot, but police remain tight-lipped about what may have been inside.

The closure brough rush hour traffic to a standstill, and nearby businesses were also evacuated.

The Palmetto was finally re-opened around 10:15 p.m., and the hearse was towed away overnight.

It is not yet known if any other evidence ties Lewis to the hearse, but anyone with any information about Lewis is urged to call Detective O. Perdomo at 305-474-1553.

<![CDATA[Live: Casey Anthony Murder Trial Closing Arguments]]> Sun, 03 Jul 2011 09:35:55 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/CaseyAnthony.C.jpg

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<![CDATA[Japan to Nationalize Nuke Plants: Report]]> Sun, 03 Jul 2011 16:46:09 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Fukushima+Daiichi+plant.jpg Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, may be broken up, The Mainichi Daily News reported Sunday. Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshito Sengoku has hatched a plan that would slash the company's holdings from 7 trillion to 1.6 trillion yen. It calls for a sale of the company's power distribution business and for state control of its operations. TEPCO chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata already knows about the proposal, though it has otherwise been kept secret in order not to disrupt markets. Last month, the government helped draft legislation to help TEPCO compensate those impacted by the nuclear plant.
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<![CDATA["500-Year" Flood Overwhelms N.D. City]]> Sun, 26 Jun 2011 16:38:31 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/minotflooding.jpg

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<![CDATA[Syrians Flee to Lebanon as Army Approaches]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2011 17:45:05 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/060811+syria+refugees.jpg Hundreds of Syrians fled into Lebanon Saturday as the Syrian regime's military overtook a town near that border and another near the Turkish border. A day earlier, security forces opened fire on demonstrators protesting Bashir Assad's rule. Activists said that 20 people, including two children, were killed, and a Lebanese security official said at least six Syrians who crossed the border had gunshot wounds. Most of those who entered Lebanon came from the town of Qusair, which Syrian forces moved into Friday, according to activists. Meanwhile, BBC News reported that Syrian tanks have also entered the village of Najia, near the already-occupied Jisr al-Shughour.
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<![CDATA[Car Bomb Kills at Least 35 at Afghan Medical Center]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2011 18:48:53 -0500 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/062511+Afghanistan+car+explosion.jpg An SUV carrying explosives blew up in front of a clinic in the Logar province of Afghanistan Saturday, killing at least 35 people. "The driver didn't stop, and he entered the compound and reached the main building of the health center, where the truck detonated," said provincial health director Dr. Mohammad Zaref Nayebkhail. The clinic collapsed as a result, and over 53 people were wounded. Din Mohammad Darwaish, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said that many more could have died, too, as people were buried in the rubble, BBC News reported. The Taliban denied responsibility for the attack; its spokesperson said that it did not target public places and that the bomb was detonated by “someone with an agenda."
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