Top Stories of the Week – NBC 6 South Florida

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Here are some of the best stories from last week from NBC 6 News:

A South Florida doctor hailed a hero after saving a bleeding man on the side of the highway

A South Florida doctor says he was in the right place at the right time when he stepped in to help a bleeding man on the side of the highway over the weekend.

Dr. Miguel Ribe, an emergency medicine resident at Jackson Memorial, said he was driving with his fiancé Saturday night when they noticed the man on Interstate 95 in Miami-Dade.

“It was kind of an instinct to stop,” Ribe told reporters Tuesday outside the Ryder Trauma Center. “There was no one to pay attention to him.”

The emergency doctor said his training began immediately.

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The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Marching Band has been selected to perform in the 2023 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. NBC News’ Kerry Sanders reports

MSD Marching Band to perform at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2023

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Marching Band has been selected to perform in the 2023 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

A Macy’s spokesperson announced Monday that the Eagle Regiment will represent the state of Florida in its first appearance at the annual parade in New York City.

“Like millions of Americans, I grew up watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade as an annual family tradition,” said Steve Rivero, group manager at MSD. “I couldn’t think of a greater honor for a marching band and I’m thrilled that the deserving students of the Eagle Regiment have this experience. We can’t wait to show the world the wonderfully talented students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High! »

Macy’s also presented the Eagle Regiment with a $10,000 fundraising launch. The band will spend the next 18 months planning their appearance through rehearsals and creative fundraising events.

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Geography professor Kamran Manafly fled Russia after being threatened with prison for denouncing the war with Ukraine. He is now trying to rebuild his life in South Florida. NBC 6’s Kim Wynne reports

A Russian teacher who spoke out against the war is rebuilding his life in South Florida

For Kamran Manafly, returning home to Russia would mean returning to a place where he is no longer safe.

“At the moment I don’t think it’s possible to go back,” Manafly said.

He fled to Turkey last month, then with a US visa in hand, came to Sunny Isles Beach where he is staying with his family.

It was a decision he made after being fired from his job as a geography teacher in Moscow and threatened with prison.

He says he is being punished for denouncing the war in Ukraine.

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The Federal Maritime Commission is setting new requirements for when cruise lines must be reimbursed for canceled or delayed voyages. NBC 6’s Sasha Jones reports

Rule change provides more refund rights for canceled or delayed cruises

Cruise customers have been rocked in 2020 by the pandemic. At the time, no-sail orders were issued, cruise operations began delaying shipments, and some cruises were canceled altogether.

Many passengers have received cruise refunds, but NBC 6 Responds heard from consumers who had difficulty receiving refunds for previously purchased cruises.

The Federal Maritime Commission has also heard from frustrated customers.

“I was stuck here in Washington, I couldn’t get home. So I would work with phones,” said CMF Commissioner Louis Sola.

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The Association of Postal Police Officers is sounding the alarm at the upsurge in mail theft. Reporting by Laura Rodriguez of NBC 6

Postal Police say they have been sidelined over the rise in mail theft

The Postal Police Officers Association says they have gone from patrolling the streets to deter crimes like mail theft to being stationed at postal processing facilities.

“Carriers are attacked, mail is stolen and Postal Police officers are benched,” said Edna Sepulveda, second vice president of the Association of Postal Police Officers.

Sepulveda says that during her career she has caught many mail thieves in action.

“We call them the fisherman where a criminal would fish the mail out of the collection box,” she said.

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Broward County Public Schools is offering voters a new version of a referendum to increase teacher pay, safety and mental health services. NBC 6’s Ari Odzer reports

Broward schools ask voters to step up to improve education and safety

They call it “Securing Next Generation Renewal”.

The Broward County School Board will ask voters to reassert themselves, investing in public education by approving a referendum in the August primary election.

“The Florida Legislature continues to fund education at one of the lowest levels in the country, funding for education continues to decline while salaries for teachers and other staff, health care costs employee health, utility costs and the need to staff our schools with security continue to increase,” Broward School Board President Laurie Rich Levinson said at Tuesday’s board meeting.

The new referendum is an extension of the measure passed by voters in 2018, which expires next year.

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