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bringing new heat to south beach. my kind of weather today. maybe warmer than some of us bargained for. temperatures in the upper 70s today. winds generally calm. we go warmer from here and then %
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thunderstorms in between. authorities in cal ma sioux michigan say one man went on a shoing rampage a athree locations. six people killed, two others wounded. as dan sheneman reports deputies believe the shootings were absolutely random >> reporter: the first shots were fired just before:00 saturday night in the parking lot of an apartment complex. the gunman shot a mother with her three children. she's in serious condition. aut four hours later and 15 miles away, shots were fired at acar dealership. 18-year-old tyler smith and his fathekilled. >> looks like we have somebody just driving around finding
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their tracks. >> reporter: 15 minutes later, more shots, this time at a popular restaurant. >> 5531 south madison street at the cracker barrel, shots fired. >> reporter: five more victims. four more dead. a 14-year-old girl reported to be killed survived. rushed intoo surgery as she squeezed her mother's hand. she's in critical condition. in all the shooter had eight victims, six were killed. about seven hours after the first shots were fired, police arrested 45-year-old jason alton without incident. authorities found the gun and other evidence inside his caca dalton is an uber driver who authorities say has ties to the community. his neighbors say he was a a normal, working family guy. >> would have never suspected anything like that. >> reporter: what connects the next gunman, the locations and the victims? police say nothing. >> the randomness of this is hard to deal with. that's one of the most frightening things about it.
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searched dalton's home as they try to find out why one man may have taken so many lives. dan sheneman, nbc news. the third wife of druru kingpin juan el chapo guzman says she fierce for her husband's life in prison. she says his health is suffering due to the living conditions at the prison. she says guzman hasn't been seen by a physysian. she also says the prize on guards want to make him pay for his escape. it's alleged they're tornlt tore meanting guzman. a charter bus filled with passengers burst into flames on a highway in chicago. the mega bus was raveling from chicago to minneapolis when the fire erupted. a witness says the driver pulled over after a tire blew. passengers rushed off the bus
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thankfully no one hurt here. investigators are at a ski resort in west virginia trying to figure outhy a lift malfunctioned. authorities say the lift at kanaan valley failed with about 200 people on it, two people were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. officials say that lift was tested earlier in the morning. the lift will remain closed indefinitely. now first alert weather with meteorologist adam berg. south florida's most accurate forecast. >> it really doesn't sound like an exciting way to spend the day. hopefully it wasn't too long for those people stranded, t bad spending the day outdoors. south florida seeing more shine today, late breeze, although down for the last couple days. live first alert doppler, the only live radar inouth florida, by the way, allows us to get the informatn out
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but not a lot of information to get out to you. no radar echoes out here. going for maybe a 5% chance of rain tonight. things are dry and a temperature aloft just over the water as those winds are east and west. those temperatures are a little warmer. when you're really cold upstairs, that's when you can get these showers off the water. it's going to be a nice night. temperatures around 73, in miami 74, ft. lauderdale. all into the upper 70s today. pretty comfortable. winds certainly a breeze out there but not the winds gusting to 20-plus like we've been seeing. let's zoom up and out to see if there's anything cooking out there. boy, the state of florida looking pretty sweet, zooming up and out a little more. we find a frontal boundary towards the north. tennessee valley towards texas. it will stay for the next couple days. eventually some energy will work out of the southwest, work to the east, energize the front a
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front through by the time we hit wednesday late into thursday morning. until that time, it's going to be warm and muggy. here is our diplplat resort and spa camera, showing a pretty comfortable day at the beach. getting a little dark. temperatures working into the upper 60s between now and aut 1:00 a.m. not a precipitous fall temperaturewise. very comfortable for much of the evening. seven-day forecast, back to work, back to school on monday, it will be mild, on the muggy side. temperatures working into the 8 80s, even mid 80s by wednesday. the only fly in the ointment is if we don't see a lot of shine. i don't think we'll see a heck of a lot of thunderstorms. if we do, it will be late wednesday, early thursday morning. highs in the mid 80s turn to highs struggling to get out of the 60s by friday. overnight lows flirting with the
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your back-to-work forecast, hour by hour, the southeast winds not as much clouds. another one of these generally sunny starts to the day. as we go through the day, i do think possibly a few more clouds working in. let's call it a mix of sun and clouds for the afternoon. all in all, a pretty nice day out there. temperatures above average. average highs coming into 79. again we're talking 81 degrees. tonight at 11:00, we'll be looking at the thunderstorm chances yet again. see if the knew data changes anything. back to you. >> thank you, sir. a former miami heat st jumping into the fast food business. ray allen and his wife opening an organic fast food restaurant in miam the couple says the restaurant called grown will offer real food cooked slow for real people. they will serve locally sourced@ organic meals priced between $4 and $18. it will also feature a full-service drive-through and
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>> he could definitely still play in the nba. he's still a free agent. the hee could use him. they've got everybo hurt. >> he's enjoying the retired life, playing a lot of golf. we'll move on to hockey. despite injuries to a bunch of their star players, the panthers are still in first place.
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welcome back. the heat will officially be without chris bosh tomorrow which provides plenty of fuel for the rumor mill. how bad is this second blood clot scare? will he even play again his season? either way the heat had to do work withoutheir all-star forward and without their captain dwne wade who had an mri on his knee. reports say the results were negative, but he didn't play. for the second straight night the heat we able to squeeze out a victory without their two
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center as san whiteside scored a career high 25 points off the bench, also 23 rebounds. luol deng continued his score and dragic added a season best 24. the heat with three players with at least 20 points, but for them a balanced attack was the plan all along. >> we came in with the mindset we're going to shutter ball and play hard defense. >> get to the middle of the paint t d try to spread the ball and finish. everybody is running, everybody is dangerous for baskets. with ear moving the ball, too. it's -- everybody is dangerous for a basket. the florida panthers accumulated five losses in their last seven games and suffered through a plethora of injuries to key players. that's why last night's victory at home over winnipeg was so imrtant to the first place cats. when things aren't going your
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44-year-old future hall of famer jagr made history, moving him to third all time on the nhl scoring list with 742 passing brett hull. despite not having alexander bar kof, he was able to come through in the clutch when the cats needed it most. the ageless wonder rereins humble. >> i didn't really think about it. i didn't feel very well the last few games. today i felt better. i'm glad i helped the team win. plus, you get so many young guys, they don't really feel a a fear and trying to get the energy from them. >> does it make you want to keep going? >> a million people want to be in my position. i can play nhl, why not keep going. >> if you want to hear more about the panthers and that historic moment from last night, don't miss sports file tonight at 11:30. panthers 20-year-old phenom aaron will be in studio and will
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guy he's been star struck by and more on florida closing in on the play-offs. the marlins pitchers and catchers are already in jupiter working on their craft. the full squad reports on tuesday. the ace of the pitching staff is already pumped about their new manager, don mattingly. >> it's&incredible, incredible. great player, obviously we know that! so far, a great guy, man. i feel like i have a friend there. it's's a really good feelin to play for somebody you look up to. >> that will do it for sports. much mor tonight on sports final right after the news. keith, back to you. thank you. finally tonight, an unusual recovery for miami-dade firefighters, a crew rescuing this es sense frigate bird caught up by a fishing line. they spotted the bird. after some untangling, it was
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the bird is not endangered but is listed as vulnerable. it's considered -- it is considered rare because it only breeds on ascension island. there you go. you've got to like your chances if you're going to ascension island if you go're a frigate bird. >> there you go. >> ed bye in the studio tonight. definitely really cool. he's playing with a guy 44 years old, he's 20. he's playing a guy over twice his age. that's pretty cool, learning a lot. >> learn a whole lot from that guy. >> a lot of people will be star struck in the studio, like katie. >> she's plushing again. that's going to do it for us. she's our floor manager, by the way.
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nightly news is up >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with kate snow. good evening. on a night when donald trump is still riding high off a big victoror in south carolina and jeb bush is out of the race, the question tonight, does trump ve the republican nomination locked up, or can he, will heee stopped? and in the democratic race, a similar quqution. is hillary clinton slowly making her way to the nomination with a win in nevada yesterday? we begin tonight with katy tur in atlanta, where trump held a rally today. >> it's beautiful, thank you. >> reporter: donald trump's grip on the nomination is getting tighter, and he knows it. to a crowd of more than 5,000 in atlanta. >> we won with everything, tall people, short people, fat people, skinny people. just won.
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congressional districts, banking all of the states' 50 del grats, despite marco rubio's high profile endorsement and ted cruz focus on evangelicals. 34% to cruz's 26%. trump may have won, but it was a rocky week starting with him calling the last republican president a liar. >> they lied. they said there were weans of mass destruction. >> reporter: by thursday, smearing the pope as disgraceful. >> no leader, especially a religious leader should have the right to question another man's religion or faith. >> reporter: and on friday, in his last rally before the vote, recounting an internet myth praising mass killing by a u.s. general more than a century ago. >> and he took the 50 terrorists, and he took 50 men, and he dipped 50 bullets in pig's blood. >> reporter: exit polls showing that like in new hampshire, the majority of trump's voters decided on him months ago, meaning his myriad of controversies and outrageous
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and nighter do h inconsistencies. on republican hot button issues like funding planned parenthood. >> planned parenthood does a lot of good -- a really good job in a lot of different areas but not on abortion. so i'm not going to fund it if it's doing the abortion. i am not gng to fund it. >> reporter: and what he meant in)a 2002 howard stern radio interview where he staid he supported the iraq invavion. >> are you for invading iraq? >> yeah, i guess so. >> reporter: today unable to clarify where he stood. >> i reay don't even know what, because it was a long time ago and who knows what was inside my head. >> reporter: that same exit polling showed nearly half of south carolina voters did not decidentil the last minute and they mostly did not decide for donald trump. that means going forward, since the field is winnowing, he's going to have to gain not just maintain support. and if this crowd here in georgia is any indication, the campaign is comfort they'll be able to do that. >> thanks so much. among the democrats, new momentum for hlary clinton today after caucus voters in nevada decided to place their be on her.
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sanders puts her in a stronger position going into the democratic primary in sou carolina next saturday. we get more on that tonight from kristen welker. >> reporter: hillary clinton riding a wave of fresh momentum. >> i i this a great night or what? >> reporter: after a decisive victory in critical nevada. >> some may have dououed us, aboutbut we never doubted each other. >> reporter: to bernie sanders, the loss is a bigblow, today courting african-american voters at a baptist church in south carolina. >> reporter: and it was black voters who largely delivered clpt's victory, choosing her by a chopping 76% to 22% after she aggressively engaged them. and rallying with congressman jim clyburn and morgan freeman, who released a new ad today. >> just like she's always stood with us. >> reporter: secretary clinton's embrace of president obama's policies as well as her
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personal style may have also propelled her, evident during the nsnbc telemundo town hall, speaking to a woman who's husband had been deported. >> i want to tell you i will end the three and teteyear bar provision so that you do not have to face that ever again. >> reporter: but there were also obstacles sheheust overcome. latinos chose sanders by single digits, and younger voters picked the vermont voter by 72%. >>e will do well when young people, when working class people come out. >> reporter: today clinton celebrating her victory, but also questioning some polls, showing a sanders' lead among latinos. >> there's a lot of evidence we did very, very well with every group of voter. >> reporter: both candidates now looking forward to south carolina, where clinton has a big lead and super tuesday when 12 states will be in play. >> if she wins big in south carolina, as somom people think she will do, then she's going to have tremendous momentum going into next weekend and the super
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so i think it's just a real problem for bernie sanders. >> reporter: clinton is now on a two-day fund-raising swing in california, and while sanders outraised clinton for the first time last month, clinton has on hand. kate. >> kristen welker, out of las vegas. thank you. when we come back, one little girl's emotional plea for president oboba. you totaled your brand new car. nobody's hurt, but there will still be pain. it comes when your insurance company says they'll only pay three quarters of f at it takes to replace it. what are you supposed to do? drive three quarters of a car? now if you had liberty mutual new car replacement, you'd get your whole car back. i guess they don't want you driving around on three wheels. smart. with liberty mutual new car replacement, we'll replace the full value of your car. see car insurance in a whole new light. liberty mutual insurance.
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this is of course president obama's last year in office, a fact that has at least one off his supporters quite upset. watch what happens when this 4-year-old girl's grandmother, caprina harris, expins that mr. obama will no longer be the president. >> no! >> i know. he cannly serve two terms, and his term is up. >> no! no! >> it's okay. we've got to vote for another president. >> i'm not ready. >> huh? >> i'm not ready for a new e. >> the video has had well over 2 million views on faceok. even the president himself responded, saying, the girl should dry h r tears because i'm not going anywhere and that once i leave the white house, i'll be a citizen just like her, and when she grows up, she can get involved right alongside me.
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pair of bald eagles who happened to be known as mr. president and the first lady are nesting a pair of eggs atthe national arboretum in washington, seen her on a 24-hour eagle cam. they're expected to hatch in the middle of next month. the eagles built their nest in 2014 and raised one eagle last year. these are the first bald eagles to nest in the natnal arboretum in almost 70 years. and that will do it for "nbc nightly news" on this sunday. lester holt will be here tomorrow. i'm kate snow reporting from new york, and i'll see you tomorrow on msnbc from nevada on the eve of the republican caucus.
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have a great night. what is going on? why are they calling for crime scene tape? i felt helpless. i started crying and screaming because i knew it was my worst fear. >> a beloved couple found murdered. >> it definitely seemed to be personal. >> their bodies found in their home along with a lifefeme of curiosities. >> i remember seeing bayonets and cannonballs and all kinds of stuff. >> was there any connection between the memorabilia and the murder? >> did you ever wonder about that stuff there? >> i iwas time for police to start collecting suspects.

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