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- It’s been another week of big news across South Florida, and NBC 6 has your covered with what you may have missed.
It’s been another week of big news across South Florida, and NBC 6 has your covered with what you may have missed.
No. 1 – ‘One Last Dance’ Comes to an End for Miami Heat Legend Dwyane Wade
After 16 seasons in the NBA – with just over 14 of them in a Heat uniform – the future Hall of Famer hung up his sneakers this week as the season came to an end for Miami, who failed to make the playoffs.
Wade’s career was celebrated by a star-studded event during the home finale inside the AmericanAirlines Arena on Tuesday – as his family, friends and celebrities showed up to thank the basketball star for all he had done both on and off the court. Wade started his only game of the season that night, helping lead Miami to a win over Philadelphia before finishing his career with a triple double the following night against Brooklyn.
Of the tributes that poured in, none hit more emotions than a video released by Budweiser before the game featuring five people – including Wade’s mother and the sister of MSD shooting victim Joaquin Oliver – thanking him for all he has done off the court.
No. 2 – Dog Vanishes While Under Care of Sitter Hired Through Popular App
A South Florida couple is in a desperate search to find their dog, who vanished months ago while under the care of a dog sitter.
Hollywood residents Sara Cheang and Gary Jiang adopted "Puppy," a 7-year-old female Pomeranian mix, two years ago. Jiang said Puppy has separation anxiety and barks constantly when left alone.
On February 5, Jiang and Cheang left her to a dog sitter they vetted through the popular app Rover. When they returned to pick her up in Hallandale Beach, the dog sitter said Puppy escaped.
No. 3 - Medical Board Wants Butt Lift Doctor Banned from Performing Plastic Surgery
The Florida Board of Medicine wants to ban a Miami doctor from performing plastic surgery. Board members accused Dr. Arnaldo Valls of misleading patients and sending two women to the hospital during a hearing Friday morning. One of the patients died.
It's a case the NBC 6 Investigators have been covering since Kizzy London died in December 2017.
The board scrutinized the way Dr. Valls performed two Brazilian butt lift procedures over the past three years. London, who traveled to Miami from Louisiana, died after surgery. Another patient from Boston was hospitalized for a month in 2016.
No. 4 – Former IRS Agent Busts Myths of Tax Time, Shares Important Advice
The dreaded April 15 deadline is just days away. But as of last week, more than 70 million American households had still not filed their 2018 federal income tax returns.
If you're one of them, what happens if you make a mistake in the rush to the Tax Day deadline? What happens if you owe but can't pay?
To get some answers, NBC 6 Responds sat down with an IRS insider - a former agent with more than 30 years’ experience at the Internal Revenue Service.
No. 5 - Florida Firefighters Fight for Long-Term Cancer Coverage
A CDC study also shows firefighters showed higher rates of certain types of cancer than the general U.S. population.
Since their deaths, the city of Miami has implemented safety measures to minimize the risk of cancer, which includes a decontamination process right after leaving a fire.
But families who have lost loved ones say more action is necessary. They're hoping Florida lawmakers will pass House Bill 857, a law that would grant certain benefits to firefighters upon receiving a cancer diagnosis, including disability payments and death benefits.
No. 6 – Some Prescriptions May Be Hard to Fill at Area Pharmacies
Some people say it is getting harder to get their hands on commonly used prescription drugs.
A consumer reached out to the NBC 6 Responds Unit after he says he was unable to fill his prescription for medication to treat attention deficit disorder.
A search online brings up several forums where people are complaining about not being able to fill prescriptions for medication to treat ADD and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder across the country.