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school murderer is called to testify at his resentencing hearing this morning. 26-year-old michael hernandez took the witness stand, and things got really heated when he did that. cbs4's gary nelson has been in the courtroom all morning long. gary, what did he have to say? >> reporter: well, he apologized. you know for the last 12 years that we have known michael hernandez, a convicted child killer, he has been virtually expressionless in every proceeding we have attended, but today, he took the stand and we want as he tried to make his case that his sentence of life in prison without parole should be reduced. michael hernandez was sworn in and immediately apologized for the savage murder of classmate jamie gough was both were 14, middle school.
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jamie, and i'm sorry for what i did to him. and it hurts me how senseless it was because he was always such a good friend to me, and i wanted to apologize to his family, his mother and father this way. >> reporter: it is the first time we have ever seen hernandez cry, and the first time we have heard him speak since he coolly confessed to police 12 years ago. his parents watched as did jamie gough's mom and dad. hernandez has attempted to show he was mentally ill when he butchered his classmate in a school bathroom, but an expert for the state said he was simply a natural born killer. >> he was about someone at a very young age, which is very kill. and that's what he did. >> reporter: hernandez said he's a changed person.
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you do anything more to better yourself? >> i did. i did several things. >> reporter: he's learned to be a law clerk in the lock up, and says he's no longer a danger, in contrast to the state's insistence, if released, hernandez would be another ted bundy. a while ago, prosecutor gail levine lit into hernandez, suggesting that those were crocodile tears that he shed on the witness stand today, reminding him of a telephone call he had in prison with pen pal girlfriend where he joked about being unable to cry, and suggesting he might have to stab himself in order to make himself cry. well, we will have more of that testimony beginning on cbs4 news at 5:00. for now live in miami, gary nelson cbs4 news. a car slams into a home in lauderhill injuring three people. police say the driver got out
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cbs4's gaby fleischman has been there all morning. she joins us live from lauderhill with the latest. >> reporter: lauderhill fire and rescue says two parents and their 14-year-old daughter were sleeping when this all happened. they were all just in bed when a car slammed through here. we're told it went 20 feet inside this home. a lot of damage still out here. you can see tire marks where the car slammed through a fence and into the house. the homeowner did just get home and he told me their bed ended up in the living room, and when they were checking to see that their daughter was okay, they saw the driver of the car stumble out and take off. tagged as uninhabitable after a car smashed through the front wall wednesday night. >> like a big boom. >> reporter: lauderhill fire rescue says the driver of a honda slammed into the home on northwest 33rd avenue and 16 16th street while the family of three slept inside.
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outside, seen clouds of smoke, seen my neighbors frantic. it hurt really bad. bleeding. his wife had lacerations all other her body. >> reporter: the impact sent the homeowners bed flying to the back of the house. >> the vehicle went out the bedroom into the family room, into the back bathroom. it pushed them through the house, and fortunately for them, they only suffered minor injuries. >> reporter: the three were taken to the hospital for evaluation. police say the driver of the car didn't stick around to help crash. firefighters who responded to the scene say the family is fortunate to have survived. >> based on what you saw with the vehicle in the house, and where the bed was located, they're very lucky to be alive. it could be a lot worse. >> reporter: the homeowners did get home a short time ago. bruises. mom it to get stitches but they alive.
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going to be staying with the homeowners' mother, the little girl's grandmother until they can figure out what to do here. police are serging for the driver responsible -- searching for the driver responsible, running the license plate hoping it will lead to an arrest. call crime stoppers at 954493- tips. gaby fleischman cbs4 news. a 6-year-old boy is recovering in the hospital after being hit by a city of miami parole car. anton lawson was struck riding a scooter at 5th avenue. he has a broken hip, broken leg and internal injuries. the officer says he did not see anton when it happened. witnesses say the officer was speeding through that neighborhood. caught on camera, a couple stealing electronics from a westin radio shack. several hundred dollars worth of electronics in her skirt. deputies say the man with her acted as a lookout, and it's not the first time they have
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deputies say this is the couple who nearly a year ago was seen stealing electronics from the same store. if you recognize them, you're urged to call broward crime stoppers at 954-493-tips. a hearing for a 15-year-old boy accused of gunning down a rabbi has trial today. charles is accused of murdering and attempted to rob rabbi joseph raxton while walking to temple. we will have the latest starting on cbs4 news at five. now to campaign 2016, and hillary clinton and bernie sanders face off in the 5th 5th democratic debate tonight in new hampshire. meantime, the leading republicans are still bickering over the results from iowa. cbs4's weija jang has the latest from new hampshire. >> we need to defend the second amendment.
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his war of words with donald trump. >> i don't think people are interested in a temper tantrum or a trumper tantrum. >> reporter: in a series of tweets, donald trump accused cruz of fraud during the iowa caucuses. the republican party disagreed and made the results official. overnight, trump tweeted again suggesting cruz's tactic was a misdemeanor at minimum. >> oh, that voter fraud, you brutal. >> reporter: democrats hillary clinton and bernie sanders are preparing for a debate tonight. the first head-to-head show down since martin o'malley dropped out of the race. at a town hall event last night, the candidates continued to spar over which one of them deserves to be called a progressive. a progressive. they are different. >> it's very hard to see how any of his proposals could ever be achievable. >> reporter: sanders is win. >> he understands the fact that things aren't easy. >> reporter: young volunteers are also supporting clinton. >> women's rights, that's
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clinton strongly believes in and will always fight for. >> reporter: about 40% of voters in new hampshire are not registered in any political party. they can make up their minds on primary night. weija jang, cbs4 news. david sutta will be in new hampshire for next week's primary. look for his live reports beginning sunday on cbs4 news. and stay with cbs4 news and for continuing coverage of campaign 2016. and now a cbs4 news health alert to tell you about, the zika virus is a health emergency in miami-dade county florida. governor rick scott and the surgeon are holding a briefing later today on zika. a public health emergency has been declared in four counties, miami-dade, hillsboro, lee and santa rosa. all nine cases of the zika virus in florida are travel related. the health emergency declaration allows the state to approve more mosquito spraying and other benefits to fight zika.
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thousands of smokersment tonight at eleven, you'll meet a young south florida man who's saying never again. >> basically like a pipe bomb, you know, just exploded. i had burns in my entire esophagus and my lungs. i was going to lose half my face. >> there's a lot of critics out there who say you're to blame for this, you're the one that caused this to happen. what do you say to that? >> the victim of an e-cigarette explosion tells his story in a cbs4 news exclusive report. here how he claims it happened, and what he is doing about it. don't miss burned by an e-cig. that's tonight on cbs4 news at eleven. and still ahead on cbs4 at noon, new backlash against the woman who pulled over a miami- speeding. the twitter tirade from a local official.
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bags, how 5 million vehicles are being recalled and why. what you need to know about that. then snake surprise, a woman makes a shocking discovery in her backyard after she stumbles upon a 9-foot anaconda. and gearing up for the big game on sunday. we're going to take you behind the scenes, and the show that goes onto broadcast the super bowl. is super warm. we are mostly in the 80s, but big changes on the way tonight, my friends. the first of two cold fronts on the way. we are going to be much cooler and possibly wetter bywhen you order now you get a free pizza after super bowl 50! free pizza? we get it after the super bowl. order now through super bowl sunday at and get a free pizza starting monday. use promo code superbowl50.
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well, we have a new twist
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florida woman who pulled over a miami-dade cop. the president of a different police union has stuck himself in the middle of the debate by attacking claudia castillo on his social media accounts. miami police unit and fop president javier ortiz posted the phone number inviting people to call her. many people have blasted castillo for pulling over the miami-dade police officer last week after she claimed he was speeding at almost a hundred miles per hour. castillo says she's being harried nonstop by phone, e -- harassed nonstop by phone, e- mail. one person posted you mess with the law, it will haunt you. i guess it's a matter of time until she gets pulled over and jailed. another person being supportive. just because you're a cop doesn't mean you're allowed to speed. breaking the law is breaking the law. another one wrote is that how they're going to play it, just
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the hook. the miami police department had no comment on ortiz's behavior or performance as the president of the fop, and ortiz has not responded to our request for comment on this story. and now to our coverage of super bowl 50, and we are now just three days away from the big game. santa clara california is airing on cbs4. practicing for the super bowl but there's another team also getting ready for the event. cbs4's jamie yuccas got a sneak peek into what goes into broadcasting the super bowl. >> reporter: testing graphics is just a small part of what the cbs sports production crew does to get ready for the super bowl. >> i think when you walk into is the monitors. >> reporter: executive vice president ken agard has worked on close to 20 super bowls. >> we have all the bells and whistles known to mankind and sports broadcasting. >> reporter: there will be 70 cameras, capturing the sights
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30 that will be mounted around the stadium for a 360 view. that's on top of a camera mounted to a plane, and another on a tower at great america amusement park. >> this is super high-tech. >> yeah, super high-tech. sometimes you have to use a marker. >> reporter: there will be 16 of these pylon cameras that mark each corner of the end zone. the 13 production trailers on site at lee -- levi stadium were brought in a month ago. this is where the hosts will be sitting on super bowl sunday, and they're the ones that have to embrace the technology. >> i hope it's made me smarter on tv. >> this technology helps give him some information that he can analyze, and make it interesting visually. >> reporter: but beyond what they do on the broadcast, the commentators now also have to connect with fans on social media. >> it's overwhelming for the old-timer here, i have to be honest with you. >> reporter: all to make sure there's super coverage for the tens of millions of fans tuning
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jamie yuccas, cbs4 news. all eyes on the san francisco bay area hosting the super bowl for the second time. new orleans and south florida have hosted the most super bowls with ten each. the next two super bowls will be in houston and minnesota. and jim berry is headed for the super bowl, look for his live reports from san francisco tonight at eleven on cbs4 and you can watch the big game in three days only here on cbs this sunday, february 7th at 6:30, and immediately following the sunday super bowl 50, a special live edition of the late show with stephen colbert will air on cbs4. walter makaula is here with what we can expect. >> it's the first time in super bowl history that a late night talk show will be broad katzing immediately -- broadcasting immediately after the super bowl. and colbert is pretty excited about it. the host, writer and executive producer of the late show,
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>> have you heard about the wedge jeans that levi's are putting out. >> reporter: he was host of the emmy award winning show, the colbert report. >> he's days away from hosting the show after the super bowl. >> reporter: he appeared on cbs this morning, and talked about what we can expect to see and his impressive list of special guests. >> we've got will ferrell. we'll have surprise guests. we'll have our review. we'll have jokes, we have written during the super bowl about the super bowl. >> you've got megyn kelly. >> yeah, very excited. the only person on the planet who scares donald trump. >> you will bet donald will be at the top of the joke list. >> and you have people like sanders. >> no, you don't. there are no people like donald trump. there is only donald trump. the greatest lie donald trump ever told was he was happy being second in iowa.
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show will be determined during the super bowl. >> you guys are going to be writing jokes during the show, during the super bowl. >> we'll be writing jokes about the game. >> how is that going to work. >> very fast, i hope! hope! i'm very curious about what you're going to do live after >> me too. >> reporter: and so are we. >> and you'll have to tune in to find out. the special edition of the late show with stephen colbert airs on cbs4 immediately following super bowl 50, followed by cbs4 news tonight, and then the late late show with james corden. report live, walter makaula cbs4 news. and you can watch the late show with stephen colbert every weeknight at 11:35 right after cbs4 news at eleven. right now let's focus on our weather, and as i walked in this morning, a little breezy, but very nice out there. >> yeah, it's warm, and we're going to see that changing, as we'll see the return of the rain. more changes. bear with me and nature elliot,
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i know it has been one of those weird winters with el nino in place leading to soggy conditions, and rainfall totals well above average. so far, during this supposed dry season, and yeah, we are going to see the potential for some wet weather tonight, but before that, though, it really is beautiful out there. we cannot complain here in south florida. i mean, come on, you can head to the beach, and it's early february as you can see from our biscayne beach camera, in miami fabulous there, and partly cloudy in broward county. the radar is nice and cry, so if you want to head -- dry, so if you want to head outside for lunch, do so, but many of you may opt for the ac instead since we are in the 80s, and we're seeing the breeze out of the southeast, and also starting to shift out of the south. a little cold front on the way, anywhere from 15 to 20 miles per hour. there are the numbers. talking mostly 80s across the board, except for kendall, and you're almost 80 degrees as well.
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check out what's going to happen with our temperature forecast modeling. throughout the day, upper 70s at 3:00 p.m. mid-70s by evening. at 5:00 a.m. tomorrow, low to mid-60s in the keys. tomorrow at 7:00 a.m., we could even see 59 for you in oakland park and around 60 in fort lauderdale, and miami, some of the inland areas could see upper 50s tomorrow morning, mid- to upper 60s, along with cool of rain. you need the sweaters, and the umbrellas, and even as we head into lunchtime tomorrow, it actually will stay quite cool, some areas may not hit 70 tomorrow. look how much colder it is across the u.s. widespread 20s and 30s stretching from much of the plains and also even into portions of the great lakes, the midwest, and even down south. dallas, 46. 42 in memphis. 50s for new york city and boston as we have this front that led to the severe weather
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it is creating quite a mess for the panhandle and up through the atlantic sea board. now we are going to see the front bring showers possibly tonight and tomorrow. a cooler breeze tomorrow afternoon. temperatures come back up, milder for saturday, with a few showers, and then another cold front is going to bring a chance for rain early sunday, and then we'll see a colder breeze in the afternoon. for today, though, 83 degrees. warm and humid. and with those storms later tonight, boater seas, 3 to 5, and a chance for showers and storms. cooler with the low 60s. it's going to be an up and down weather pattern. 70 tomorrow, 76 saturday. 70 on sunday for super bowl sunday and lows in the 50s and 40s by early next week, and highs in the upper 60s. thank you. now a cbs4 consumer alert to tell you about, another problem has developed with air bags, this one resulting in the recall of 5 million vehicles. continental automotive systems says moisture gets inside the air bag control computer,
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that results in air bags not inflating properly in a crash. documents says the company will alert auto makers that will recall cars dating back to 2006. the irs is trying to get its tone tax filing system -- electronic tax filing system. a computer problem shut down the e-file system. the agency has stopped accepting electronically filed tax returns. the agency says it does not expect major disruptions. next on cbs4 news at noon, your backyard. it happened to a woman in florida.
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cbs4 news at noon welcome back. a woman in melbourne, florida, got the surprise of her life, discovering a 9-foot anaconda in her backyard. lisa remsburg was walking her two dogs in the backyard when all of a sudden she noticed the name right in front of her. her. the yard. my dog ran over to it, and the
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>> her neighbor turned out to be the hero with just a shovel handle, he put the snake in a container until animal service workers arrived on the scene and cleaned lowe's presents: how to put your foot in your mouth. man, wish my yard looked like yours. hey, the grass is always greener
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