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the mother saw text messages on her older daughter's phone and called police. no one was there. we called the phone number on the front window. no answer. police say this placac is also his permanent address. they believe he could have more victims. >> detectives believe there may be other victims since the majority of the students that attend his tae kwon do school are children. >> reporter: the judge had the same concerns. >> so do you work at the rn tae kwon do -- >> yes, your honor. >> i'm concerned about you're being around children there because that's where these victims go and take tae kwon do lessons. >> reporter: back out here live, because of that concern, the judge issued that this man is not to have any contact with any chiren at all under age 18.
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police headquarters. nbc 6 news. and the man who shoho and killed h wife and then took a photo of her dead body and posted it on facebook learned his fate today. he was sentenced to life for the gruesome crime, b not before the family spoke out before the sentence. dan krauth is outside the courthouse. >> reporter: this gruesome case finally comes to an end here tonight not tonight. not only did medina post a picture of his wife's dd body to facebook. that's how some of her relatives discovered her death. >> she was a wonderful amazing person. >> reporter: family members pleading with the judge to send derek medina to prison for the rest of his life. he shot his wife to death in august of 2013. he took a picture of her bogy
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>> what kind of person leaves a loved one dying on t t floor and stops to take a picture. >> reporter: his gruesome posting is how many of jennifer's family members, including her own uncle, found out about her death. >> there's no sentence that can describe what it feels like to see a family member's bullet riddled bodyll over the internet and television. reporter: her 10-year-old daughter was upstairs. medina spoke out publicly in court, although his words were no comfort to the victim's family. >> i did not get a fair trial. i will taking action. i will be suing. i want barack obama, the president of the united states of america, to focus on corruption. >> reporter: no words of remorse, no pleading for a shorter sentence. >> his reaction todayyin court i brush that off as some sort of
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in isolation. >> reporter: the judge ultimately sentencing him to life behind bars. >> she'll sorely be missed, but at least this is closure for the family and we're v@ry happy with the result. >> reporter:medina's attorney says he will be appealing today's sentence. a judge will decide later this month whether to pose a new sentence. michael hernandez was given a life sentence for stabbing his best friend in a middle school bathroom wn they were 14 years old. today, the victim's mother and father spoke aut the case. >> did you buy it? >> not a bit. i think all of this was made up. i could look at his face and i
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>> i wish he repent. that's what i expect before. >> the resentencing hearing was ordered after the u.s. supreme court ruled that juveniles could not be sentenced to life without parole. prosecutors are not filing charges against the officer who some say used excessive force. this month marks one year since the 25-year-old was shot and killed by an officer trivino. her schizophrenic son started behaving radically, so the mother called the police. hall attacked the officers with a metal-tipped broom stick. for the family of hall,, this case is not over. still pending is a wrongful death lawsuit. a registered sex offender is back bhind bars for more disturbing allegations against
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a 30-year-old is in jail for lewd behavior. if he is convicted, he'll likely go to prison for a very long time since this isn't his first arrest. sunrise police say he parked next to a group of girls at a playground, dropped his pnts to his knees, and then pleasured himself. prosecutors are concerned about the safety of the community because ty claim he has prior convictions and more new cases pending. police want anyone who may have been a victim to come forward. well, you can call it the surging surprise. texas senator ted cruz may have wo the iowa caucus, but it's florida sator marco rubio reaping the benefits and now second behind the frontrunner donald trump as the new hampshire primary approaches.
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>> senator rubio is brushing off attacks from opponents such as uz, chris christie, and jeb bush with rubio saying it's a sign he must be doing something right. he's maintained a solid third place in polls in recent weeks and that changed today. marco's movement continues north in the polls. a survey froro new hampshire shows donald trump still leading among likely republican voters with 30% support, senator marco rubio placing second with 7%, followed by ted cruz at 15:00. miami city commissioner francis suarez is very invd in rubio's campaign. >> he's tampered down expectations. he did that certainly in iowa. i think we're going to continue to do that. it's always better to underpromise and overperform. >> reporter: in new hampshire rubio is brushing aside criticism from opponents who says he has thin record in the senate and he's not answing
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>> when everybody is attacking you, you must be doing something right. >> reporter: chrishristie does not have kind words for rubio. >> this isn't a student council election, everybody. this is an election f f president of the united states. >> reporter: tim scott does announcing his suppo. >> i'm putting my confidence and my trust inn marco rubio. >> reporter: jeb bush's campaign is now a family affair with brother, president george w. bush, releasing this video and for the first time mother barbara bush is on the campaign trail. jeb touted his establishment candidate label because he said he's barbara's son. >> i embrace that each and ery day. that doesn't bother me a bit. i'm proud of my dad. i'm proud of my brother. i'm proud of being a bush. >> reporter: senator rubio and his fellow republicans will square off saturday night in a debate where he is certain to be
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the new hampshire primaries on tuesday. live in studio tonight, nbc 6 news. steve is heading to new hampshire for the primary next week. look for his live reports beginning on monday. we'll be tweeting from new hampshire. we'll be posting yub inging updates on our social media sites as well. rescue crews rushed to the everglades to help a worker on a ship. firefighters called this a low angle rescue. no word yet what happened aboard the ship or how the man is doing tonight police and fire rescue squads are teaming up tomorrow for an exercise to fight potential terrorists. it's part of operation heat shield. that's an effort to test our capability to respondo emergencies. the exercise is expected to include all of theseocations in miami-dade county. first responders will begin near government center in downtown miami. then they're training around
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roads around government center are closed to between 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. > it appears the zika virus has moore than a few people worried here in south florida. broward joined miami-dade on the list of counties affected by governor rick scott's public health emergency situation. there are 12 confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne virus in flflrida. all involved patients who were infected while traveling road. what are your questions out there about the zika virus? head over to the nbc 6 facebook page. a doctor is joining us for a discuss. send her your questions. tonight, a family is
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father who was killed in a violent terrorist attack. >> reporter: we'll talk about how this familyis turning tragedy into triumph. a cloudy day here in south florida. this isn't the coldest air we're going to see in south florida. the chilly forecast coming up. what's it like to go through
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academic programs in south i don't know what i'm doing. i can't find anything just when i think it's just not going to work. this woman that works there comes over and asks can i help you? and he was so happy, to do it amazing right? i never would have expected would have thought that anyone would find that do that. make that go out of their way for me. right then, right there i couldn't believe it was so helpful i know it's such a small thing little thing. simple thing
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made me happy made my day share your story.
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happening right now, davie police want to know if you can help them track down spiderman or an unsatisfied customer here. surveillance cameras were rolling outside this comcast officer when the suspect approached the doors there. he threw a brick at the window attached with a note. it said dear friends the next one will be on fire. please remove your nonsense from my phone. your pal and friendly neighborhood spiderman. if you think you know who this angry customer might be, be sure to give police a call. the family of a south florida missionary killed in a terrorist attack are speaking about their loss. >> he was a father figure for a lot of kids that had never had the love of a father, so they lost their dad. >> the family of michael rittering is remembering the
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his family journeyed to africa with the hopes of helping orphaned african children. >> reporter: i was expecting a lot of tears from mike rittering's widow and brother as they were speaking to, but they're obviously so grateful for everything he was able to do in his 45 years here on earth. there were more smiles than anything else. a loss so great it stretches from the deserts of south africa to south florida. his family talks of the faith that carries them through the pain. >> his message of his life and what he's done with his testimony and his love is able to make a difference to many, many people with the story that's being told. that is what gives me comfort. >> when i think about mike, i think about joy and it makes it easy for me to speak in public.
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land locked country was one of two dozen people killed january 15th when al qaeda-linked militants attacked the nation's capital. riddering was inside a cafe waiting for other missionaries to arrive from south florida when the gunmen entered and opened fire. misery. >> reporter: they run a woman's center, a medical clinic, and an orphanage who are now in mourning. >> he was a father figure for a lot of kids who never had the love of a father. >> reporter: hi's already been buried where amy says he truly belongs. >> every single time he would say i'm going to be buried on african soil or in orange dirt. this is where i'm going to be
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that's of course that's where he was going to be buried. >> reporter: amy and mike adopted two children in africa, young children. they have two daughters here in south florida in their 20s. they are thriving. amy mentioned today she was worried after mike's death if people would feel safe to go over there and volunteer with her. a lot of people are signing up to join her in her service. reporting live in hollywood, nbc 6 news. if you have plans for this friday evening, the good news is the live first alert doppler radar is not showing any rain on it. rain chances will increase late tonight, probably well after midnight. let's take a look at our current temperatures here in south florida because it is a chilly afternoon. boy, what a contrast from yesterday, right? we've got 65 right now in key west.
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67 in ft. lauderdale. temperatures compared to yesterday are about 10 to 15 degrees cool than where they were at this hour. this is all helped by a pretty good north to northeast breeze which is crossing south florida between 5 and 15 miles per hour this afternoon. this weather is not something we often see here in south florida. the cloud cover will linger into parts of this weekend. rain chances increasing on your saturday. another front, a strong one this time, will cross through saturday evening. potentially heavy rain. then chilly weather for super bowl sunday. here's where the front is at right now. this is the one that brought us the cold air last night and into this morning. it's starting to cross the northern bahamas. it's starting to stall. there's the cloudiness. you see how in the lower keys it was b bghter today than across
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metro south florida. going to palm beach county, the sun came out this afternoon, but that was not the case for us. because there's dry air in our vicinity, there's a chance we could see some peeks of sun tomorrow. rain chances increasing because of that other front that's expected to effect us. today it was in the 60s all day. tomorrow temperatures rebounding. a few showers return to our area. in the morning towards the midday and then notice how late in the day the rain really starts to congregate around south florida. tomorrow night is when we'll have the best chance of rain. temperature is steady tonight. up into the mid 70s tomorrow. 75 the high i'm forecasting. rain tomorrow night which at times could be heavy. tomorrow night's temperatures after this front moves through dropping to the 50s. sunday's weathehe for super bowl sunday expecting sunshine, but cool temperatures.
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sunday night dipping to 46. then monday a high of only 68. much of next week we'll have temperatures pretty cool here in south florida, especially at night. students these days face tremendous challenges out there nearly every day with school, but there's some students out there that are facing a whole lot more. >> a new feature here on nbc 6 we're meeting those students who are not only facing those
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jackson memorial hospital fires two employees for leaking the medical records of jason pierre-paul. jim says two of their employees inappropriately accessed the patient's health record. there are thousands of amazing students out there in south florida schools. our new friday feature will profile one of these extraordinary kids every week.
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swag on 6, students working at greatness. >> reporter: in a school full of shining stars, a kid named sterling may be setting a new standard for brightness, not to mention courage and perseverance. he's a senior at the school for advanced studies at miami-dade college. everyone here takes college courses. it's a demanding curriculum. it's harder if you're battling cancer. >> even though he's dealing with an illness, he still shows up to school. he doesn't use the illness as an excuse. >> reporter: sterling got the diagnosis two years ago. stage 4 lymphoma often fatal just after he was admitted. >> it was devastating at first. a couple of weeks later i got up
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going to give up on all the hard work i've been rough. i started signing up for classes online. i took calculus the whole year. dealing withhthis, i had no idea how hard things could be. it's something you can't be prepared fofo >> he's such an intellectual kid. he's amazing. >> reporter: sterling isn't in the habit of advertising what he's gone through. there's no question his presence here inspires his classmates. >> you see him pushing through things with all of his problems, which are are greater than my problems. if he can do it, i can do it. >> even if your lowest moments, just pull through. >> reporter: the cancer treatments weakened his legs,
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hoping for an ivy league future. nbc 6 news. >> great, great swag there. we are proud to announce we'll be bragging about west broward high school on monday. students in a veterinary program to a medical responder program. be sure to tune in monday at 11:00 a.m. as we brag about west broward high school. we'll hear from witnesses to the dramatically and deadly collapse of a massive crane on the streets of new york city. the government's new warning to
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(cell phone rings) where are you? well the squirrels are back in the attic. mom? your dad won't call an exterminator... can i call you back, mom? he says it's personal this time... if you're a mom, you call at the worst time. it's what you do. if you want to save fifteen percent more on car insurance, you switch to geico. it's what you do. where are you? it's very loud there. are you taking a zumba class? and finally tonight a quick look at today's top stories. a miami tae kwon do instructor in trouble with the law tonight.
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with two of his young students. police say his victims are sisters just 10 and 15 yrs old. investigators believe their mother found inappropriate text mqssages from the 64-year-old, then learned he had touched them. derek medina was sentenced to life in prison today. he s found guilty of second-degree murder after fatally shooting his wife eight times during an argument and then posting a photo of her body to facebook. meina was sentenced to life in prison and will not be eligible for parole. john, today you can feel it. but it's like a roller coaster. >> it's unusual for us to have one day in the 80s and the next day in the 60s. i thought it was kind of fun for the weatherman. temperatures rebound tomorrow. mid 70s. there will be a chance for rain, heavy rain tomorrow night. coler on test
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