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the spotlight after police test a knife reportedly found on o.j. simpson's former estate. >> find out which states are on the line today for th candidates. good morning everyone. welcome to nbc 6 "south florida today." it's saturday, march 5th. i'm sharon lawson. we'll get you started with your first alert forest and meteorologist erika delgado. we had a little showers in n e forecast this morning. what's the case right now? >> we're still dealing with the showers. happy saturday to you. the good news is this is thehe only place we're dealing with the showers right now. our live first alert radar picking up on the showers from miechld, miami gar derns all the way north into aventura. it's been non-stop all morning long for areas of key biscayne and the south beachs. i want to take a zoomemeoutlook and put things into motion for
anywhere else. you can see in broward county things are looking good. the spotty showers forming. we have a light northwest wind this morning, kind of light and variable, so really these showers have not been moving much since they formed earlier this morning. down in the k ks things are okay as well. a few spotty showers as well. you can see thehe ones to the east of key largo not moving much. we will continue to kee an eye on it. if you have outdoor plans, you can always download our nbc 6 news and weather app for updates as far as conditions near your area. 70 degrees in ft. lauderdale and miami. 69 in the hestead area. deal with clouds, especially coastal areas further inland looking a little nicer. first alert forecast, we'll keep the spotty showers in there, sharon, until at least noontime. >> erica, thank you. disturbing surveillance video that seems to show a south florida girl running for her life trying to get away from an
nbc 6 reporter erika glover has more with who deputies are looking for. >> reporter: this morning officers and parents in broward are praising one teen for her quick thinng trying to escape an alleged kidnapper. officers need your help finding the man responsible. watch this surveillance video. you can see the 13-year-old girl running down the street trying to get somewhere fast. what the video does not show in detail is she's trying to get away from this suv. broward sheriff's deputies say the teen was walking home from school wednesday afternoon along northeast 4th street near 14th avenue and pompano beach. that's when a male driver pulled up alongside her, got out of the vehicle, zbzbbd her by the waist and tried to pull her inside. is morning neighbors are praising the girl for her bravery as parents and studen think twice about their ssfety. >> i think she's a pretty strong willedgirl. that's scary. >> when i was young, i remember something happened around the
us down. that's definitely something i advice all parents and i'll do myself when he starts to walk to school. >> reporter: the man is late 40s, early 50s with reddddh brownish hair and a t tn frame. ththe's a $3,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest in thiss case. officers say you should call crimestoppers with any tips you might have. that number is at the bottom of your screen. reporting in broward, erika glover, nbc 6 news. we're learni more about the fiu basketball player accusing herhead coach of sexual misconduct. we're told destini feagin was suspended from the team because of an investigation involving criminal theft. it was after she was suspended that she accused coach marlin chinn of pursuing aexual relationship for her. an e-mail from campus officials was sent to the uninirsity
quote, we want to reiterate that at fui there was no lerance for misconduct by an employee or a student. we will pursue the truth to the best of our abilities while supporting the victims and ensuring due process for all involved, end quo. a south florida foursome in a miami courtroom facing serious charges for their alleged roles in a fraught scheme. miami-dade detectives say they operated out of a rental home on lock necessary drive in miami lakes where cops found fuel pumps, skimming devices and more than a dozen water growing pot ants. one man is accused of using counterfeit gift cars to steel diesel gasoline for a rigged up % ford f 350. a cork from a champagne bottling being opened apparently damaged a passenger's eye. the miami-dade fire rescue boat
independence of the seas cruise ship left port everglades. the fire boat got there quickly and rushed that passenger back to land and to the hospital. no word on that passenger's condition this morning. turning to decision 2016, presidenenal candidates are gearing up for another full day of primaries and c ccuses across the country. on the republican side, donald trump, ted cruz, marco rubio and john kasich are competing in louisiana. today early voting starts in a.m. you can go to any of the early voting sites and cast your ballots. you can look at browardsoe.org. early voting will run through march 13thth, and remember to bring a p pture i.d. with a signature like a pass poured on
9:06 is your time. ahead, we're learning more about the zika virus and how it affects unborn babies. what local officials are saying we should do to protect ourself. beautiful day in store. we're dealing with a few clouds and spotty showers. other than that, it will be nice. the second half of the weekend will be even nicer. if you're heading out to spend your saturday on the water, winds will be shifting out of the east-northeast. occasionally we'll see seas up to five feet.t. no advisories over the atlantic waters. what can we o) shop all makes, models and colors in your neighborhood... all with worry-free ownership. head to your neighborhoo enterprise car sales and let the people who buy more vehicles than anyone...
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childhood experiences. south carolina governor nikki haley said conroy's love and words for south carolina will live on. one of his most notable words was his 1986 book"prince of tides" adapted into a popular movie featuring barbra streisand and nick nolte. conroy was 70 years old. this morning we have new clues about the zika virus and how it affects unborn babies. scientists at florida state university say it can infect and harm fetal brain cells. the study does not caused the birth defect called microcephaly. but researchers believe it inaffects a stem cell that later goes on to form the part of the brain responsible for intellectual capabilities and higher mental functions. zika is spreading rapidly in
no locally acquired cases here in florida. broward county mosquito control says it does a good job of dealing with the mosquito that spreads the virus. however, representatives stress there are things you can do to protect yourself. >> what you can do to help is by draining -- make sure there's no water around your house where breed. cover any trash container, any water area. >> if you have any doubt about what to do, the experts say you should follow the recommendations of the cdc and epa. florida lawmakers poised to make a move in medical marijuana legislation.n. nearly two years after passing a law to allow limited types of medical pot, the house approved a more far r rching plan this week. the bill would revamp the 2014 law and legalize full-strength marijuana for terminally ill patients, while opponents
to substance abuse, some believe the bill'benefits are undeniable. >> this bill will make sure that we finally deliver on the promise we made on 2014, and that probably is the most important thing the bill does. the 2014 law was supposed to make non-euphoric cannabis available to patients who sufferer from cancer or chronic seizures such as children with severe forms of epilepsy. the substances still haven't reached patients because fights between nurseries and the florida department of health. now to an update on the legislation aimed at ensuring law enforcement agencies have standards for using body cameras. the bill doesn't require cops to use the cameras, but does establish procedures for the use and maintenance of the equipment and the data it records. state representative sherman jones is the bill's sponsor. he says the measure would help the officers and the people they encounter stay safe and take responsibility for their actions. finally spacex's unmanned rocket
space. >> three, two, one, zero, liftoff. >> there it went. the rocket launched last night from thehcape canaveral air force station to send a commercial satellite into space. this was the fifth launch attempt over the past week and a half. sunday's try ended with an engine shutdown seconds before liftoff. although the launch was a success, the rocket crashed when it landed on a drone ship in the atlantic ocean. erika and i both will be heading to carnaval on the mile later today what kind of weather will we be expected when we get there around 12:00. >> we are dealing with a few showers, spotty and scattered in nature as the day goes on.
we are dealing with cloud alonon coastal areas. the further inland you go, you're'ing clearer skies. right now dealing with spotty showers near portions of miami-dade county. zooming in, the shower approaching pinecrest and into the kendall area, north miami and also miami gardens and into tt aventura area. this has been the case all morning long. broward county, you've been in the clear all morning long. just want to have that umbrella close because some of us will be needing it at some point today. right now seeing temperatures of 70 degrees, 69 in kendall area. coastal areas dealing with cloud cover. we have a light northwest win right now. you can see the american airlines arena down there. the first alert forecast calling for spotty showers, turning more scattered in nature as the day goes on. if you're heading to carnaval on
stop you. it will be a great day out there. we're hoping you come by the nbc 6 booth so we can meet you in person. light east wind later today. low risk of rip currentss along the atlantic beaches. this is the setup. we have high pressure right now over florida, over much of the southeast, i shouldsay. as you can see, this cloud cover further to the south a@ross the gulf of mexico, that continues to stream into south florida. that's why we're dealing with some of the clouds, especially the further south you go. taking a look hour by hour, this is our in-house model. seems totobe a little more aggressive than what we're seeing right now. keep that in mind as we go hour by hour, taking you into the later morning hours, remember, again, i think this is just a bit aggressive and i don't think it will be as bad as it's looking right now. in the afternoon hours, i want you see what i'm talking about. today we'll leave that in the forecast because we have a weak front moving through florid
tomorrow. in the meantime the moisture will remain present. the uv index on the higher end of the scale. showers will leave it on the lower to moderate end of the scale. tomorrow we'll see increasing sunshine and it loos like it will stick around until at least next weekend. looks like secretary of state john kerry will now be visiting cuba after all. the white house confirmed kerry will go to cuba with president obama later this month. there were reports kerry canceled a trip to the island over haggli on human rights issues and meeting with dissidents. however, the obama administration says it's a logistical issue. i push back strongly against the notion that somehow secretary kerry canceled the planned trip. the trip was not planned. it was something considered, but ultimately once it became clear that secretary kerry would travel with the president to cuba, a secretary level r-level trip prior to the president's
>> the president is scheduled to arrive in cuba march 21st for a two-day trip. meantime president obama may be leaving office soon, but is confident the nation's economy has improved during his time in the white house. >> there seems to be al an alternative realii out there. america is pretty darn great right now. >> the president says repupuicans may be making doomsday plans about the economy, but he's looking forward to rebutting their claims. he delivered his assessment of th economy yesterday as a new labor department report showed another strong month for job growth. employers added more than 200,0,00 workers and the unemployment rate held steady at 4.9%. the battle between apple and the fbi continues. now a prosecutor is saying the unlocked phone could i.d. another possible unknown san bernardino attacker. they say the information inside
could answer wther there was a third person involved in the san bernardino terror attacks that killed 14 people. police say all evidence points to only two shooters, but the possibility of a third attacker hasn't been ruled out. there were two 911 calls reporting three attackers during the shooting. 9:17 is the sometime. ahead, a group of robbers picked
complete a delicious meal. visit freshfromflorida.com for more great recipes. and remember, delicious is always served fresh from florida. he caught the wrong girls on the wrong time. >> a group of robbers behind bars after the two women they targeted decided to fight back. the women say they were inside their suv outside a grocery store in deltona when the robber jumped and pointed a gun. after they managed to get free,
police arrived. for nbc 6, chris hush has the story. >> i went crazy. look what i did. >> all maggie wanted to do was protect her 2-year-old granddaughter, going to any length to do so. >> he caught the wrong girls on the wrong time. >> reporter: she and her friendlie lisa perez say they were in their suv in this grocery store parking lot off howland boulevard on friday, a man jumped in their vehicle. >> he had a gun to my head. he told me, give me your purse, give me your purse! he started cursing. i said no! >> reporter: then the women told wesh 2, he pointed the gun at the 2-year-old. >> he had the gun and i managed to turn it on him and put it straight at his forehead. i could see it. i was pulling the trigger. both of us kind of elbowed and fought him. >> reporter: it was enough for the man to run to theetaway vehicle. two other men were waiting inside.
stepped on the gass and followed. >> just got robbed at gunpoint. >> reporter: as perez called police, she rammed the suspect's vehicle. the suspects jumped out of the car and ran away. only wesh 2 was there to capture the massive search launched by deputies. eventually all three suspects were caught not far from the grocery store, one of them taken out of the woods off howland boulevard. thankfully the crash didn't cause a a serious injuries and the victims say thankfully the gun never fired >i'm happy! less trash on the street. >> that was chris hush reporting. no word yet on any charges. deputies say although the women's actions were heroic, they strongly do not recommend fighting a suspect. instead, comply and call 911.
counting down to carnaval on the mile. previewing the kiwanis club celebrating 40 years of giving back. >> if you are planning to spend your day at the beach today, winds will be shifting out of the east, blowing between five and ten miles per hour later today. that will only allow for a low risk of rip currents along atlantic beaches. scattered showers to partly cloudy to mostly cloudy s (donkey sound)
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welcome back. this weekend a can't-miss cultural experience. >> 6 in the mix host roxanne vargas joins us with more on this year's carnaval on the mile. >> reporter: art in every form takes over the mile in coral gables. as the kiwanis club of little havava celebrates 40 years of giving the the community, we
carnaval. welcoming over 120 fine artists. the ultimate honor of being named poster artist goes to this local artist, carlos who created dawn of the carnaval. an homage to kiwanis for 40 yearof service. >> i had little havana on my mind and i also wanted to capture memoroes that i had of seeing the old posters from visit havana and the carnavals and that stuff. there's the red coach that you see there, alludes to the first meeting that they had at the old red coach in in miami. zbr keep an eye out for this year's king of carnival, actor andy garcia. three concert stages, over 30 musical groups from all over the country bringing the best latin funk and jazz to the mile.
too. all new this year, cork and fork, south florida's best chefs under one tenenserving up delicious bites, cooking demos and cellent pairings during carnaval on the mile this weekend. >> do not miss it. carnaval on the mile happening this saturday and sunday. nbc 6 and our sister station telemundo 51 proud sponsors of this amazing event. comomand meet us. we'll be hanging out alongside the lejeune stage. i'll be there saturday at 4:00. roxanne uargas, nbc 6 news. >> in case you missed that, nbc 6 is a proud sponsor ofhe event. come out and meet us along the lejeune station. do you see anyoneewho looks familiar? >> stephanie will be there along with sharnd me. >> for more information, head to thebc 6 news and weather app.
when we go out ere. we love when you come over and meet with us and take pictures and get our things we give you for free. i wonder what we'll have this time. >> suspense is killing me. kant wait until noon. >> you'll have to show up. 9:27 is the time. surveillance video shows the moments o" an attempted abduction in pompano beach. who authorities need your help looking for this morning.
new questions in a good morning everyone and welcoo back to nbc 6 "south florida today." it's saturday, march 6t. i'm sharon lawson. a few showers in the forecast. we'll get you started with your first alert forecast with meteorologist erika delgado. >> the majority of showers have been over miami-dade. broward county, things looking okay so far, no rain to worry about. as you can see, there are spotty showers over the atlantic waters approaching the coastline in mimii-dade. i want to take a zoomed in look. down in the keys everything is okay so you don't have anything to worry about. zooming in, we're seeing showers put into motion slowly moving towards the east. you can see kind of stationary, but coastal areas affected by
basically, grab the umbrella before you head out the door this morning. we're expecting spotty to scattered showers to remain in the forecast into the afternoon. 70 degrees in miami, 69 kendall into the homestead area. pretty much in the 70s across areas of broward county. the showers remain across portions of north miami, down into north miami beach, miami beach and into the key biscayne area. we have a system to the south of us over the guu of mexico. all the cloudiness and moisture veeming across south florida. tt's why we're seeing those showers able to form and whyh we're seeing mostly cloudy skies. we'll leave showers in the forecast, but it will be on and off and scattered this afternoon. >> erika, thank you. no to disturbance surveillance video shows a girl
era glover has more with who deputies are looking for. >> reporter: this morning officers and parents in broward are praising one queen for her quick thinking. she took off trying to escape an alleged kidnapper. officers need your help finding the man responsible. you can see the 13-year-old girl trying to get somewhere fast. what she doesn't show is he she's trying to get away from this suv. deputies say the teen was walking home from school wednesday afternoon along northeast 4th street near 14th avenue in pompano beach. that's when a male driver pulled up beside her, got out of the vehicle, grabbed her by the waist and tried to pull her inside. this morning neighbors are praising the girl for her bravery as parents and students think twice about their safety. >> she's a pretty strong willed girl. that's scary. >when i was young i remember something happened around the neighborhood and my parents sat us down. that's definitely something i advise all parents and i'm going
>> reporter: the man is said to be in his late 40s to early 50s with reddish-brownish hair and a thin frame. his vehicle was tan or silver in color and may be an explorer. there's a $3,000 reward for any information leading to an arrrrt in t ts case. officers say you should call crimestoppers with any tips you have. that number is at the bottom of your screen. reporting in broward, erika glover, nbc 6 news. new details surrounding a simpson shocker, a possible piece of evidence that's been trending all night on social media. a knife found at the former estate of o.j. simpson. that knife now in the hands of los angeles policece detectives. however, it is being reported that the characteristics and condition of the knife are not consistent with the weapon used in the murders of nicole brown simpson and ron goldman. nbc's chris pallone has more. >> reporter: los angeles police say a small knife is being
to the murders of o.j. simpson's former wife, ninile brown simpson and her friend, ron goldman. >> they're going to study and examine it for all forensicic >> reporter: police report the story first reported by tmz florida lapd traffic cop turned the knife over to dettives, officials say that officer claims he was working off duty on a movie shoot nearsimpson's former home 12 years ago when a construction worker gave him the knife. >> he claimed an individual who claimed to be a construction worker provided him with this knife, claiming it was found on the property. >> reporter: a jury quitted simpson of charges in 1995. since then the case remained open, the murder weapon never found. investigators are treating this discovery with skepticism. >> we need to, one, first of all, determine is this evidence and, if it's not evidence, how do we prove one way or another
the only way we can do that is by being able to challenge the people involved as to where it was recovered, where it was alleged to have been, et cetera. >> reporter: o.j. simpson is in prison for an unrelated conviction. under the constitution he can't be retried for the murders regardless of whether the knife is connected to the case. chris pallone, nbc news, new york. hialeah police are hoping someone will recognize a church vandal and help put him behind bars. surveillance video captured the barefoot man outside that church yesterday near east 4th avenue and 11th street. cops say he tried to make his way inside smashing the front doors wiwhout any luck. that's not all. he moved on to a u.s. century bank next door hoping to get inside. reinforced glass kept him out again. if you think you know who this guy is call miami-dade crimestoppers at 305-4-4-tips. an accused pickpocket is behind bars this morning.
94-year-old veteran who was grocery shopping at a pinecrest publix. nbc 6 reporter stephanie bertini is outside the store with more. >> reporter: an elderly man walking through a publix. police say the 94-year-old was pickpocketed by 56-year-old derrick hope. >> this is from a publix in pinecrest. >> reporter: hope stood before a judge months after police startelooking for him. surveillance cameras in the store caught this man who police say is hope, walking in around 2:40 in the afternoon. police say that was right after the elderly victim. in the video you can see this man trailing behind the 94-year-old and then follow him down an aisle. police say that's when the pickpocketing occurred. >> si do you have any money to pay for a private lawyer? >> no, ma'am. >> i will appoint the public defender's office for you. >> reporter: no money for a lawyer, but police say hope
victim's wallet with $65 cash and credit cardsds police say he charged more than $6,000 on the cards. after the alleged crime occurred, the victim noticed his wallet missing when he went to pay for his groceries. people who shop at this publix regularly say pickpocketing is not something they would expect. >> there's always a lot of people here. it's kind of scary. >> reporter: police say hope is linked to similar incidents in other areas and was behind bars in unrelated charges when he admitted to targeting the 94-year-old. the list of charges in connection do the crime include petty theft, grand theft and several fraud-related charges. reporting in pinecrest, stephanie bertini, nbc 6 news. an update this morning in a hazmat investigation that shut down a pembroke pines bank. crews say nothing in the business posed a t teat to the public. it all began around 4:30 yesterday afternoon at a wells fargo bank near johnson street and north university \rive.
reaction to white powder on the cash of a customer. escue teams checked out the scene and then gave an all clear. the bank employeeees doing just fine and the customer won't face any charges. 9:38 is the time. still ahead, a south florida man seeks to have senators marco rubio and ted cruz removed from the ballot saying they're not citizens. we'll tell you what a local judge had to say. see w federal agents foiled an unusual human smuggling event. south florida definitely dealing with showers across miami-d-de county right now. if you're heading out to play some golf, keep in mind you could encounter a shower or two, especially in miami-dade right now.
know. there's a lot of people who love me, they just won't vote for me. but it's okay, not a problem. >> ben c crson made it official, announcing the end of his presidential campaign during his speech yesterday at the conservative political action conference in maryland. it marked the end of the campaign that saw a surge in the polls in the fall. a broward judge tossed lawsuit that sought to remove republican candidates marco rubio and ted cruz from the flflrida primary ballot. the lawsuit was brought by mike beltz who argued inourt that neither cruz or rubio are natural born american citizens. he pointed out cruz was born in canada while rubio was born to cuban parents that were not citizens at the time. he's a registered republican who filed a similar lawsuit in 2012 challenging barack obama's eligibility. at case was also dismissed.
donald trumhas reversed his position on torture. trump has come under heavy criticism for advocating the killing of terrorists familieses and waterboarding. arguments he defended during the republican debate. now he says he understands the u.s. is bound by laws and treaties and he would not order theilitary to violate those laws. trump also announced he will not attend cpac this weekend, instead campaigning in kansas and florida. today trump is hosting a press conference in west palm beach. it will take place at the trump international golf club. it started about 42 minutes ago. meanwhile, with the florida primary less than two weeks away, democrat bernie sanders is ramping up his campaign in the sunshine state. yesterday afternoon his supporters held a rally outside the freedom tower in downtown miami. it's not far from wynwood where
of three he's opening in florida as he looks to pull the upset on march 15th. polls show rival hillary clinton with a double-digit lead in florida. the democratic front-runner spent the day campaigning in michigan which holds primaries on tuesday. clinton focused on job creation after touring a detroit auto parts maker. her h hband, former president bill clinton will continue campaigning for her today in michigan. michigan is the biggest prize before the primaries in florida and ohio. >r> presidential candidates are dealing up for another full day of primaries and caucuses across the country. on the republican side, donald trump, ted cruz, marco rubio and john kasich will be competing in maine, kansas, kentucky and louisiana. democrats hillary clinton and bernie sanders are vying for spots in nebrka, kansas and louisiana. today early voting starts in broward county. starting at 9:00 a.m., you can go to any of the early voting sites and cast your ballotot
the 20 sites on browardsoe.org. voters with disabilities will be able to vote using a touchch screen machine at any site. early voting runs through march 13. remember to bring a picture i.d. with your signature like a passport or your driver's license. for everything you need to know about the road to the white house or to find your early voting location, open the nbc 6 news and weather app. it's all at your r ngertips. once agaga folks at home, a quick reminder, carnaval on the mile taking place today and tomorrow. you may want to bring along your umbllas, right, erika? >> you're right. i'll wear my sunshine necklace to bring some sunshine to the forecast. i think the sunshine will be tomorrow. i should have worn my umbrella necklace. hahapy sunday to you. we are dealing with a few spotty showers over the atlantic waters and along coastal miami-dade county. we are waking up to mostly cloudy skies down there.
ok at what we're dealing with right now as far as miami-dade is concerned. we'll put things into motion for you. those showers forming near the coast, some of them holding together, some of them not. if you're anywhere from miami gardens and aventura, as far south as pinecrest and kendall, you encounter a shower or two so far this morning. keep the umbrella close. you'll need it at some point. 70 degrees in ft. lauderdale as well as miami. 69 in kendall. 70s down into the keys. still low 60s outside our viewing area along the west coast. ke a look at our first alert camera, we're seeinghe cloud cover here. this is the american airlines arena and you can see the clouds lingering, not moving much with a light northwest wind. i want to show you the clouds and radar. i want you to see exactly where the clouds are coming from. it's coming from the south. these are mid level clouds with a system over the gulf of mexico.
throughout the day today. unfortunately all the moisture associatedith it is going to stick around. we'll sae more in the way of clouds than nshine. keep that in mind. if you're heading to the carnaval on the mile, temperatures reaching into the lower 80s. come and say hello. we'd love to see you out there. high pressure is in control through much of the southeast. other than that, very quiet. there's the cloud cover associated with the system that remains to the south of this. you can see exactly what i'm talking about, this is not rain, just moisture that's present. it doesn't really take much for any of the showers to form near coastal areas. we'll leave showers with a momorate risk because we're expecting them to be scattered later today. today will be the worst of the two days, but not a bad day. cold front swings thtough, temperatures seasonable all week turning very windy. no rain icon anywhere until at least may next weekend.
>> after today. >> we just have to get through today. turkish police useded teargas and water cannons to carry out a raid on the country's top selling newspaper. hundreds of supporters gathered outside the newspaper in istanbul to protest the action. turkish authorities seized control of the paper in a crackdown against supporters of a u.s.-based muslim cleric who is an influential opponent of turkey's president. federal agents foiled an unusual human smuggling attempted. listen to this. u.s. customs and border protection officers discovered an undocumented brazilian man hidden in the gas tank area of an suv. it happened at a port of entry along the mexico-california border. officers were conducting an intensive investigation when they covered something odd in the vehicle's gas tank and under the rear seats. both the driver and the undocumented man were arrested. 9:48 is the time.
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and bell peppers. it's easy to turn local produceinto a meal time favorite. look for the fresh from floridalabel when you shop. remember, delicious is always served fresh from florida. welcome back. in today's "swag on 6," the next time your kids complain about their problems, tell them about terrence nickerson. this is why. this young man lives alone in a homeless shelter with no family or support, but he goes to school every day and heads to college this coming fall. he's got swag for sure. he's a student working at greatness. education on 6 reporter ari odzer has his story. >> reporter: terrence nickerson doesn't just walk to school. he walks away from a homeless shelter to his happy place. >> right now i'm in a shelter. right now thahadoes not define me. >> reporter: call him a striver,
senior at miami jackson high school.% just don't label terrence as just another homeless kid with no hope for success. >> if you think about the fact that you're in a shelter, that you don't have a home each and every day, you let the bad catch up to you and it holds you back. >> reporter: he refuses to let the bad catch up to him. terrence's mom died five years ago. his stepfather kicked him out. he has no family support structure, no parents to help with homework or to prod him along. jackson high is his family. >> inspiring. this is a kid who has every reason in the book to drop out of school, to not do the right thing, to get into trouble. he doesn't do any of that. he sticks with it. he perseveres. he's here every day. he's smiling. >> reporter: even when he's chopping onions in the culinary class, he's still smiling. the people here at jackson says that smile almost never leaves his face, even though he leaves a homeless shelter to come to school in the morning. >> he's an outstanding kid. he's been through so much in his life, so much adversity and he
school. always has a smile on his face. >> reporter: terrence is the living, breathing definition of self-motivation and his friends are inspired by it. >> he wants to better himself so he won't end up like this anymore. >> you wouldn't notice he's homeless because he's always happy and positive. >> reporter: if there's an ounce of self-pity in terrence, you'd never know it. he'd rather give advice. >> reach out and other doors can open. itll starts with you helping yourself. >> this kid is going to go far. we'll see him five years, ten years from n doing great things. >> reporter: terrence nickerson is on his way, charting his own path, determined to keep moving forward. in miami, ari odzer, nbc 6 news. >> wow. terrence, can i just tell you how you lift my spirit. i'm pretty sure so many others outthere.
now, the big 6 stories you need to ow. >> a 13-year-old girl was nearly abducted while walking home from school in pompano beach. hialeah police are looking for a church vandal. surveillance video captured the barefoot man outside that church yesterday. cops say he tried to make his way inside smashing the front doors without any luck. if you know anything, call miami-dade crimestoppers. police arrested a man they say pickpocketed a 94-year-old veteran inside a pine crest publix. it happenedn december 29th. police say 56-year-old derrick hope stole the elderly man's wallet and ran up a $6,000 tab on his credit cards. a simpson shocker. a knife found at the former
was turned over to l.a. police by an officer after retiring from the force. the knife is being tested in connection with the 1994 murder of nicole brown and ronald goldman. presidential candidates are gearing up for another full day of primaries and caucuses on the republican side. trump, ted cruz, marco rubio and john kasich will be in maine, kansas, kentucky and louisiana. democrats hillary clinton and bernie sanders are vying for support in nebraska, kansas and louisiana. early voting starts today in broward county and runs through march 13th. remember to bring a picture i.d. with signature, like your passport or driver's license. be sure to check out our nbc 6 news and weather app r full details on all the stories we're covering as you wake up. you wake up, if you're heading out, be sure to bring your umbrella. >> definitely want the umbrellas handy. dealing with some spotty showers. broward county you've been in the clear all day.
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