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Making a Difference

NBC 6 Shares Stories of Difference Makers Working to Improve Our Community

Friday, May 31, 2019 at 07:34 PM EDT

Plantation High's Madelyn Saven in a League of Her Own

Plantation High's Madelyn Saven in a League of Her Own

She's heard it all before. Girls can't throw, why are you wasting your time on baseball, why don't you play softball, all the tired clichés come Madelyn Saven's way, and she just hits them out of the park.

Monday, Jun 3, 2019 at 01:41 PM EDT

Twin Day Picture Spreading a Message of Love & Friendship

Twin Day Picture Spreading a Message of Love & Friendship

A photo of Twin Day at a local school is spreading a message of love and friendship. NBC 6's Arlene Borenstein explains.

Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 09:32 PM EDT

South Florida Student Makes it to the National Spelling Bee Finals

South Florida Student Makes it to the National Spelling Bee Finals

There’s nothing like watching middle school kids spell words you’ve never heard of to make an adult feel inadequate. Go ahead and watch the Scripps National Spelling Bee and you will see what I mean.

Friday, May 24, 2019 at 06:54 PM EDT

Triplets of Terra Environmental Score 13-Year Perfect Attendance Record

Triplets of Terra Environmental Score 13-Year Perfect Attendance Record

Ana, Albert, and Victoria Rey are seniors at Terra Environmental Research Institute, an all-magnet public high school in Kendall. Since kindergarten, they have never missed a day of school.

Friday, May 24, 2019 at 11:43 AM EDT

Kid's Hawaii Dream Trip Comes True During Leukemia Battle

Kid's Hawaii Dream Trip Comes True During Leukemia Battle

Charlotte Nathanson has always dreamed of visiting Hawaii and learning how to surf even after she received dreaded news - Charlotte was diagnosed with Leukemia.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 07:12 PM EDT

Local Business Gifts Weston Student New Walker

Local Business Gifts Weston Student New Walker

When a teacher at Country Isles Elementary saw 10-year-old Ivana Bandres, who has cerebral palsy, struggling with her old walker, a local business stepped up to gift her a brand new one. NBC 6's Laura Rodriguez...

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 06:47 PM EDT

Acceleration Academies Give Students a Second Chance

Acceleration Academies Give Students a Second Chance

Acceleration Academies could accurately be called, "Second Chance High School." It has three locations in Miami-Dade County and currently serves about 500 students, all of whom are high school dropouts.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 06:25 PM EDT

Miami-Dade Schools Hold Prom for Students With Special Needs

Miami-Dade Schools Hold Prom for Students With Special Needs

Miami-Dade County Public Schools celebrated senior prom Tuesday for their students with special needs.

Monday, May 20, 2019 at 06:12 PM EDT

Football Unites Police and Youth

Football Unites Police and Youth

One local organization hopes to bridge the gap between South Florida's youth and law enforcement agengies. NBC 6's Nathalia Ortiz reports

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 08:27 PM EDT

Coconut Creek Senior Challenges Stereotypes About People With Disabilities

Coconut Creek Senior Challenges Stereotypes About People With Disabilities

He's literally a big man on campus, a senior who can hang out with anyone at Coconut Creek High School, but Santiago Juan Orozco chooses to walk a different path.

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Hundreds Gather to Protest Florida Detention Center for Kids
Hundreds Gather to Protest Florida Detention Center for Kids

Hundreds of protesters are gathering in South Florida to protest outside a facility that has become the nation's biggest location for detaining immigrant children.

North Miami Beach Police Officer Hospitalized After AM Crash
North Miami Beach Police Officer Hospitalized After AM Crash

The crash involving the police car and another vehicle took place near the intersection of Northeast 19th Avenue and 175th Street, with both cars involved suffering damage to the front of their vehicles.

'On Death's Door': Pit Bull Found Living in Dire Conditions
'On Death's Door': Pit Bull Found Living in Dire Conditions

Police in Sunrise have arrested and charged a woman with animal cruelty after her dog was found crammed in a small, broken cage with blood coming out of its nose and tail, according to an arrest report.

Iran Says It Will Break Uranium Stockpile Limit in 10 Days
Iran Says It Will Break Uranium Stockpile Limit in 10 Days

Iran will break the uranium stockpile limit set by Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers in the next 10 days, the spokesman for the country's atomic agency said Monday while also warning that Iran could enrich...

Woman Accused of 'Jabbing,' 'Stomping' Sea Turtle Nest
Woman Accused of 'Jabbing,' 'Stomping' Sea Turtle Nest

A Chinese citizen was arrested Saturday for "jabbing" a sea turtle nest with a wooden stake and "stomping" on the protected habitat, according to the Miami Beach Police Department.

Fla. Man Stole Pool Floats to Avoid 'Raping Women': Police
Fla. Man Stole Pool Floats to Avoid 'Raping Women': Police

Christopher Monnin was arrested last week in Palm Bay on several charges, including burglary as well as theft of property less than $300 and criminal mischief and was booked into the Brevard County jail.