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Parkland Mother Lori Alhadeff Hosts Potential Life Saving 'Stop The Bleed' Training Class PARKLAND - The South Florida community has come together in amazing ways since the devastating shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last year. The parents of several victims have been working tirelessly to try and stop this kind of heartbreak from happening anywhere else.

U.S. Rep. Shevrin Jones teams up with Farm Share, Fathers MIA to distribute free food - Some volunteers in South Florida decided to celebrate Father's Day weekend in a different way. Rep. Shevrin Jones, D-Fla. teamed up with Farm Share and Fathers MIA to distribute free food, Saturday. The volunteers gave out fresh fruit and vegetables at County Line Worship Center on Southwest 41st Street, near 40th Avenue.

Dads train with their kids at John Wai Martial Arts in Plantation - A few South Florida dads and their kids got to learn some new moves for free at the John Wai Martial Arts academy in Plantation. The kids and their dads got to train in kickboxing, kung fu and jiu-jitsu at the academy on South University Drive, Saturday.

New dads celebrate Father's Day in South Florida MIAMI - A few first-time dads in South Florida have new reasons to celebrate Father's Day. Two bundles of joy were born at North Shore Medical Center in Miami, making it a very special Father's Day for their dads, Sunday morning. Another dad welcomed his new baby at Palmetto General Hospital.

1 Dead, 1 Injured As Police Continue Investigating Northwest Miami-Dade Shooting MIAMI - Police are searching for answers after a man was found dead in Northwest Miami-Dade. Another person was injured from an apparent gunshot wound. Officers arrived to Northwest 37th Street and 20th Avenue early Saturday morning. Paramedics pronounced one man dead on the scene while the other was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital.

ICYMI: Combating Rabies; Bomb in Backyard Here are some of last week's top stories from the NBC 6 Weekend Digest:. Children Find World War II Practice Bomb in Boca Raton Backyard. A group of children made quite the discovery while playing in a Boca Raton backyard last week: a practice bomb from World War II.

Florida Tourist Facing Felony Charges For Stomping On Protected Turtle Nest In Miami Beach MIAMI - A woman spent the night in the Miami-Dade County Jail after being arrested for disturbing a sea turtle nest. 41-year-old Yaqun Lu, a Chinese citizen, was arrested Saturday in Miami Beach. According to an arrest report, officers observed Lu stomping on a marked-off turtle nest and using a wooden stake to poke it.

Wilton Manors Celebrates 20th Annual Gay Pride Parade WILTON MANORS - The gay pride parade in Wilton Manors celebrated its 20th anniversary on Saturday with music, food and a whole lot of color. In a city of a little more than 12,000 residents, more than 40,000 people were expected to attend.

Reports of shots fired sends attendees running for safety at SW Miami-Dade pool party - Chaos broke out at a Southwest Miami-Dade pool party after attendees said they heard shots fired. Miami-Dade Police officers responded to the scene after reports of shots fired at the pool party, which is annually hosted at a home along Southwest 109th Place and 170th Terrace, around 9:30 p.m., Saturday night.

Five Reasons Florida's New Anti-Sanctuary Bill Is Just Racist Nonsense The bill, in short, is nonsense. There are no sanctuary cities in Florida at the moment. It fixes a problem that does not exist. And some of its language comes from racist, anti-immigrant groups who were quietly advising Florida lawmakers about the bill.

Former Florida High School Assistant Principal Ernest Roberts Makes First Court Appearance On Premeditated Murder Charges 39-year-old Ernest Roberts had a quick appearance before a Miami-Dade judge Saturday on a murder charge. "Sir, you have been arrested for one count of premeditated murder. There's an arrest warrant. You're being held no bond," a judge said.

Critics Call Trump's Downsizing of Science Advisory Boards 'Nonsensical' President Donald Trump signed an executive order late Friday to cut the number of government advisory committees by a third across all federal agencies, a move that the White House said is long overdue and necessary to ensure good stewardship of taxpayers' money, NBC News reported.

Bacon Breakfast Wrap Recalled, Possible Extraneous Material Inside Is recalling 246,514 pounds of frozen, not ready to eat breakfast wraps containing bacon that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically small rocks. The Denison, Texas-based company said the frozen egg, potato, bacon and cheese wraps were produced on Jan 17 and 18, 2019.

Man in custody after machete attack in NW Miami-Dade leads to crash - Police took a man into custody after, they said, he slashed another man with a machete in broad daylight in a Northwest Miami-Dade neighborhood, then crashed into a pole while attempting to get away. Saturday evening's incident left a community in shock.

Good Samaritans come to woman's rescue after I-95 crash in Fort Lauderdale - A South Florida driver is expressing her gratitude to the two good Samaritans who came to her rescue after she was involved in a fiery crash on Interstate 95 in Fort Lauderdale. Betty Grant said she is alive and well thanks to the brave and quick-thinking actions of Carlens Denaud and Eric Fajkis.

Fatal crash shuts down westbound SR 836 west of I-95 in Miami MIAMI - A deadly crash along the Dolphin Expressway in Miami has led to the closure of all westbound lanes just west of Interstate 95. Florida Highway Patrol and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the crash near the off-ramp Northwest 12th Avenue exit at around 9:20 p.m., Saturday.

Man's 30-year journey to find biological dad ends in Father's Day weekend reunion - It's a special celebration for a Colorado man who is spending his first Father's Day with his biological father in Miami Beach, bringing his 30-year search to a joyous end. Kevin Gigiano walked into his father's house to take the next step in a relationship that started less than a year ago.

Former Norland Senior High assistant principal denied bond in murder of employee MIAMI - The former school administrator accused in the murder of the Miami Gardens woman who, authorities said, worked at the same school and was a lifelong friend appeared in bond court.

Woman Accused of 'Jabbing,' 'Stomping' Sea Turtle Nest in Miami Beach 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. Miami Beach officers responded at about 8:15 a.m. to the beach by the 500 block of the city to a report of a woman disturbing a sea turtle nest.

1 dead, 1 hospitalized after shooting in Allapattah MIAMI - Police are searching for the people responsible for a shooting in Miami's Allapattah neighborhood that left one man dead and sent another to the hospital. City of Miami Police and Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the shooting near Northwest 17th Avenue and 35th Street, just before midnight, Friday.

Thousands Gather for Stonewall Pride Parade in Wilton Manors Thousands gathered in Wilton Manors for the Stonewall Pride Parade to mark the 50th anniversary of the riots in New York that spurred the modern movement of LGBTQ rights in the country. "You want a nation, a community to embrace all of its citizens and that's why we have pride.

Woman hospitalized after rollover sewage tanker crash on I-95 - Rescue crews took a woman to the hospital after she was injured in a crash involving a sewage tanker on Interstate 95 in Pompano Beach. Florida Highway Patrol and Pompano Beach Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the rollover wreck near the Atlantic Boulevard exit, Saturday morning.

After Former Arkansas State Senator Found Dead Outside Her Home, a Woman Is Arrested An Arkansas woman was arrested in connection to the death of former state Sen. Linda Collins-Smith, who was found dead outside her home last week. Rebecca Lynn O'Donnell, 48, was taken into custody on Friday, Arkansas State Police said. Criminal charges are pending, NBC News reports.

2 hospitalized after shooting at Opa-locka apartment complex - Police are investigating after, they said, gunshots rang out at an apartment complex in Opa-locka, sending two men to the hospital. Opa-locka Police officers responded to a call of shots fired in the area of Northwest 139th Street and 22nd Avenue, at around 1:30 a.m., Saturday.

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