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>> it's not even so much the shoveling but where do you put it. we're lucky on this thursday morning. good morning to you. 56 in miami. 52 in kendall. little on the cool side. you're noticing temperatures in the 60s across oward. coastal areas. the reason temperatures there about 10 degrees warmer is because winds have shifted out of the east. our water temperatures are in the upper 70s. when you have that on-shore flow in the morning hours, we wake up with morning temperatures. everywhere else,, winds lightly blowing out of the north. a quiet start to the day.y. our live radar is not only dry from broward county to miami-dade but much of the -- you will not be dealing with wet roads in the morning. the forecast caing for plenty of sunshine but a few more clouds later this afternoon. temperatures come noon will already be in the lower 70s. hopefully, kelly has good news for us. firsalert traffic coming up. >> erika, i actually do. one, it's pre-friday. and two,e're accident-free in
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far as the palmetto expressway, the 836 and i-95. look at thehe screen. this is your drive on the palmetto expressway. your northbound and southbound lanes at okeechobee road. whether headed towards i-75 or maybeou have a flight to catch, you are looking good right now at 5:31 a.m. let's switch sources. we have one accident. we had erika glover on the scene of that t ar versus pedestrian. avoid the area of north university drive and 50th street if you can. as far as 595, 595 is looking good eastbound from flamingo road to u.s. 441. westbound towards i-75 or the sawgrass expressway, a nine-minute commute and on i-75 from pinin boulevard to the palmetto expressway, also under a ten-minute commute. kelly, thanks a lot. we continue to follow news out of miami. a police officer was stabbed in
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nbc 6 reporter@ julia bagg has been live at jackson memorial hospital. it's tough to utter the words stabbed in the face. but also the suspect is recovering in the same hospital. >> reporter: right, sheli, because that suspect is in the hospital. the officer is expected to be okay. the head of the fraternal order of police alerted us to what happened, andnd he told us that it started at magic city casino, up the street off 37th avenue. northwest 37th avenue there was a disturbance that the casino was asking for help to remove s sebody from thererere and that's when this triggered a conversation between that officer and a patron. at some point police tell us that that man stabbed the officer in the face. also, that man was shot. let me give you aecap of this. we've been telling you this happened at 12:40 this morning. that's what we know. at the magic city casino. very close to here. so that officer was taken here
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suspect. and we do know that the officer is going to be okay. now, as far as the suspected stabber o is being treated here at jackson memorial hospital, he's in surgery. that is the latest for you. we'll do checking and see you in about 30 minutes or sooner if we find something else out you need to know faster. julia bagg, nbc 6 news. we'll see you then, julia. we have the name of the baby found dead in a freezer. hugo -- he was found in a freezer by homestead police near northeast third court and 24th avenue. kochs made contact with the suspected mother near the 7 mile bridge on sunday. she's the one who told police she was suicidal and allegedly revealed the whereabouts of her 5-month-old baby. police are investigating this disturbing crime right now. >> north miami police need your help to track down this man.
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rob a cvs drugstore. police believe he's responsible for at least three other robberies in the same city. nbc 6 reporter amanda placentia has more on exactly who they're looking for. >> reporter: four robberies all linked to the same man. they captured the brazen bandit on monday. he meanders and quickly strikes pointing a gun at a cvs employee. there appears to be an argument and then a long struggle before he leaves empty handed. but this isn't his only victim. >> each one, he's become more and more brazen. this is the fourth. the first one was at the super stop, then the 7-eleven and then the cvv and the kings restaurant. >> they all happened in two weeks ahd in close proximity. as he gets away with each crime, police worry that he could get more violent. >> the first one he implied that he had a weapon.
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showing the gun. he's brandishg the weapon and struggling with his victims. >> the hood hood suspect was caught on camera terrorizing the employee of a super stop. he pushed the employee around and cleaned out the cash register. just three days later, he moved on to the 7-eleven next door. in the same pattern, he forced the employee to the back of the store, got him to empty the cash register and then took off. >> he goes in there, demands money, threatens to shoot them and now when he's not receiving what he wants, he starts to fight with his victims. >> it's not over. he even robbed this king chef restaurant as an 34r0i ee wasemployee was closing up around 10:30 at night. they're searching for a black man around 5'10" tall last seen wearing a black hooded sweater and black pants. amanda pla sense i can't, nbc 6 news. as most of us are well aware. at the airport, going through
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now at lauderdale, things are getting easier. the airport is the latest to start using something called the mobile passport control app. that apapallows travelers to submit all of their passport information and customs declarations to u.s. custom and border protection through your smartphone ortablet. hak it pretty easy. five other airports including miami international already using it. officials hope that it cuts down on the wait times and the long lines at the airirrts. here's afr story that continues on the website. police found a puppy stolen from a pet store and traded for crack. the tiny yorkie was dognapped from pinellas county and is now safe and sound. police arrested the suspect. days later, they say hehe traded the yorkie for crack and some cash. then on tuesday, someone actually found the dog, took it to an animal hospital and when the vet scanned the puppy's mirochip, they discovered it was a stolen dog. the man now has a $5,000 bond.
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i traded my puppy for crack. >> now you're paying more on your bond. your time is 5:37. ahead for you, coming up winter weather making commuting a little difficult in the deep south right now. all of that happening while millions along the eastern seaboard are bracing for that same winter storm to hit them. > plus, amazing app. south floridatudents developing state of the art apps on everything that detects
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sign language. way of the president's ans this morning. president obama usually takes a helicopter back to the white house. well, he had to switch things up and use a car instead. the bad weather extended to the roads in d.c. and traffic could not be cleared for the president. so a drive that normally takes about 25 minutes actually took about an hour and ten minutes.
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coast of the country are really preparing for this major winter storm expected to arrive this weekend. >> you know when the president's motorcade is stopped by the snow, you know it's getting thick out the. this is on the heels of another storm that hit parts /f the midwest an the south. nbc's dan scheneman reports. >> winter weather brought commutes to a crawl or a halt near knoxville tennessee. one driver was killed as he tried to navigate slippery roads. >> if you don't have to be out, don't get out in it. >> along the eastern seaboard, a bigger storm on the way. the national weather service warns of heavy, perhaps crippling snow across the north mid-atlantic region. as much as two feet in some areas. >> we'll have some type of a serious snowstorm. it's a matter of magnitude. exactly where the path goes. it's going to be significant. we are going to be ready. >> along the jersey shore, residents are ready for beach erosion and possible flooding.
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after three tide cycles will probably be washed away. >> stores in the path of the storm have had a run on supplies. some shelves are empty >> everyone is going crazy about it. >> airlines warned passengers that flying could be a mess. some have changed fees. one traveler is happy to be out of the area ahead the storm. >> i feel bad for everybody staying home. >> the greyhound bus service has canceled several routes to and from the northeast. dan scheneman, nbc news. first alert weather. meteorologist erika delgado. south florida's most accurate forecast. all right. rain-free ----ur thursday. it is on the cooler side. grab a sweater as you head out he door this morning. the good news, you won't need the umbrellas if you head out today. keep them close. we're expecting changes headed our way as early as tonight. let's jump in to get out the door. get your thursday started. we can get to friday.
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into miami-dade. that goes for much of the florida keys as well. quiet start to our day. it is a little on the cool side, as i mentioned. 56 already in miami. 52 degrees in the kendall area. we're already dealing with mid-60s along cotal broward county areas. because winds have shifted there from the east. mid-60s now in fort lauderdale and into the pompano beach area. things are lookingretty nice so far. quiet conditions. the forecast, calling for mostly sunny skies once the sun does rise. as the day goes on, we'll see a few more clouds ahead of a system bringing us changes not only tonight but especially tomorrow and into the weekend. so for your first alert forecast down to the keys, temperatures will be reaching into the mid-70s. winds shifting out of east between0 and 15 miles per hour. becoming on the breezy side as the day goes on. bigger picture, high pressure remains over the atlantic waters. now that it shifts to the east, our winds will be shifting out of theeeast. that will help temperatures
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but especially tomorrow. the one behind me is causing winter weather advisories and warnings across the tennessee valley and into the mid-atlantic. as it continues to trek to the east, it will leave hazardous conditions there as far as rain and also heavy snow is concerned. we'll also drag a cold front that will bring us changes tonight and into the weekend. rip currenen is the main threat today. conditions on the lower end of the scale, rain-free today. we do not have to worry about that on our thursday. taking a look ahead, ee mentioned that system tomorrow. a better chance for showers and possibly an isolated thunderstorm or two. much cooler and drier conditions for the weekend, especially saturday night into sunday. just in time for the miamimi marathon. temperatures in the upper 40s. temperatures only reaching into the 60s. now looking at the roads th first alert traffic reporter kelly blanco. hey, kelly. >> goodhursday morning, erika and good thursday morning to you. this is the palmetto expressway at 826. your southbound and your
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area of northwest 122ndstreet. as you make your way towards i-75, the grat any or the 836, no issues. no accidents reported in miami-dade or broward county. let's take you over to broward county, the southbound and your northbound lanes here, this is just south of oakland park boulevard. our fir alert camera seeing no issues, no delays. all construction cleared up in both miami-dade and broward county. monroe is also checking in accident-free. don't forget, you can follow me on twitter at kelly nbc 6. i'll post trarfic updates all morning long. thank you, kelly. the time is 5:45. more than a dozen members of a pembroke pines church are finally back home. their mission was canceled after that terror attack that happened in burkina faso. jamie guirola was there for what turned out to be an emotional homecoming homecoming. take a look. >> reporter: big smiles and signs.
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home with us. >> huge hugs and heartfelt happiness. >> feeling awesome. i have a husband again. amazing. a family is fak together. >> it's been an adventure. families relieved to be reunited. a ten-day drive for missionaries cut short after an al qaeda linked terror attack. 30 dead. onef them a man from cooper city. mike riddering. he operated the american christian mission organization, sheltering wings. >> this guy gave up so much. he and his wife sold everything they had in florida and moved to africa. >> riddering cared for nearly 400 orphans and provided assistance to schools and widows. he was headed to the airport to pick up theeam from pembroke pines when when terror struck and took his life. >> he brought you into his circle. you felt confident, you felt secure. we all respected him for whatathe did.
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left to share their faith and make a difference. they're back home early and weren't able to do thdt. but they definitely got something out of trip that didn't go anything as planned. >> there was people there, they were taking care of us. that you wouldn't believe. you wouldn't believe the lovee and support that we had. >> that's what affected us most about the terrorist attack. it's not just trainin anymore. it may be something we have to respond to mere. we respond out of love. it's not fear. >> the missionaries, no doubt they're tired. they have done a lot of traveling to several countries over the last five days. but they say they will be back to africa as they ve unfinished business there. in pembroke pines, jamie guirola, nbc 6 news. some incredible work behind them. still so much more to do. a memorial fund has been set up to help the family here. you can find out more information abouw how to help out by using our nbc 6 news and weather app. the nevada woman who police say went on a deadly driving rampage on the las vegas strip
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prosecutors have added dozens of new charges against lakeisha holloway. including 30 counts of attempted murder. she could be facing more than 1,000 years in prison if she's convicted on all 71 counts. she drove on to the vegas ssewalk on the strip last month killing a pedestrian, injuring dozens more. while her 3-year-old daughter was in the back seat of the car. all of this happened. holloway is held without bond right now. she will@ be back in court the 4th of february. a south florida man is waiting to learn his punishment after a jury found him guilty of dropping his son out of a moving car. roland delancey listened as prosecutors questioned the mother of that toddler. she told the jury in 2014, their 3-year-old was sitting on his lap as she drove them down hallandale beach boulevard. the child is okay. delancey will be sentenced next month. the stock market hitting the lowest point in nearly two
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don't check your 401(k) this morning. it might depress you. it will bounce back. the dow industrial average was -- big plunge in oil prices caused that dramatic drop, which is huge for one day. it sank by 7% by the end of trading. the price of u.s. crude dropped below $27 a barrel. that's the lowest that it's been since may of 2003. all of that they tell us thanks to eye global jumpn supply. tomorrow marks the 43rd anniversary of the roe vs. wade supreme court decision. it made abororon legal in the united states. pro choice aivists joined several democratic lawmakers at the state capitol to lay out an agenda. one piece of legislation would create a pilot program to pay for long-term contraception for low income women in pinellas and pallbeach counties. it would reduce unwanted pregnancy and abortjon rates as it has in other states. >> this legislatur can continue
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countless taxpayer dollars to legal abortions or we can save time and money by presenting unwanted pregnancies in the first place. >> just tuesday a house panel approved a measure increasing regulations on abortion clinics. your time right now is ten minutes to the top of the hour onhis thursday morning. still ahead, a new app to help the hearing impaired speak your language
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apps being ci. this s morning, on education on 6 report. this is a great story. this is about whennee ativity and ingenuity -- whenreativity and ingenuity meet. these are app designs. >> you can help to choose one of them. you can get them to the championship. we'll show you how to vote. first, here's a story with education on 6 reporter ari odzer. >> a football helmet sped up with sensors on the inside.
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the 7th graders after the pine crest schools. >> we believe in the innovator. we want them to believe they can change the world. we don't care about the innovation. >> these kids think they can. this is the verizon app challenge. they wanted to find a way to warn coaches that a player might have a conccsion. >> it sends a text message, hey player 87 has a concussion. pull him off the field for concussion. >> i want to go back in, i want to go back in. sometimes it's not safe. it can make it worse. >> they finished first in the state for middle schools. this group from dr. prop high leads the app challenge at the hi school challenge. their idea is called langua-sign. they made a video to show the first app how it translates it into written text. >> using this type of function
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camera instead of actually typing it in likesoso people think they can do. they get to use their own grammar and have it automatically translate into the correct grammar that the rest of the hearing community can understand. >> if we can take it on, we're not only helping america as people but also other deaf people around the world. >> they've used all of their educational backgrounds and their creativity to come up withth a fabulous idea. >> i have no idea what she's saying in amican sign language. however, if langua-sign existed and it was on my phone, it would translate it automatically. pretty sure she said vote for us. >> that's because the app challenge isn't over. the public can vote for the national champion. the winning team gets 15 grand for their school and experts from m.i.t. will help them build their app for real. go to nbc6.com for voting instructions.
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smarty-pants kids. ari odzer, nbc 6 news. . p/lice officer, we're continue to follow a breaking story out of miami where a south florida police officer was stabbed in the face. right now he's being fixed up at the hospital. we understand the suspects also in sugery. we'll tell you how it happened. live team coverage is coming up. it's 5:56. we're working on a whole lot more for your next hour of news. erika? all right, eric. ttngs are looking good in miami-dade county. temperatures in the mid-50s. that's because we're dealing with a north wind. however, things are aready beginning to change across broward coastal areas. already waking up to the mid-60s because winds have shifted out of east. right now in miami, temperatures are in the upper 50s. few clouds out there. once that sunrises, we're expecting mostly sunny skies. let's take a look at what we're dealg with as far as ft. lauderdale is concerned. i'll move out of way.
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temperatures in the 60s. that will cocoinue to allow temperatures to rebound. the good news on this thursday morning, we're not dealing with any rain. we're expected to remain rain-free as the day goes on. mid-70s this afternoon. a cold front is headed our way tonight into tomorrow. that's going to bring us changes not only for tomorrow but for the upcoming weekend. keep the umbrellas close. you will need them as early as tomorrow morning. erika, thanks. you're watching nbc 6 south florida today. stay with us.
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