Best Stories of the Week – NBC 6 South Florida

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

Groundbreaking project could be Carvalho’s last hurray in Miami

This is exactly the kind of innovative, public-private, multi-government project that has become the hallmark of Miami-Dade County public schools during Alberto Carvalho’s 14 years as superintendent.

The county, school district, federal government and private developers are working together to build a seven-story addition to Southside Preparatory Academy, which was once known as Southside Elementary and is now a K-8 school. The building will include apartments to allow some teachers to live where they work at affordable rates as the cost of living is so high in the Brickell area. The inauguration ceremony took place on Friday.

“This is a first of its kind and it is in fact a dream come true,” said Annette Degoti, the principal of the school. “Not only to give our students the opportunity to flourish in a K-8 center, but also to give to the families of the region and to our teachers who often drive very far to get to school, a chance to live there. where they work. “

“Promise made, promise kept,” Carvalho said during the ceremony.

It’s one of his favorite expressions about a project coming to fruition, and there was a feeling here on Friday that it might be the last time Carvalho can say that in Miami-Dade County. He announced Thursday that he was leaving to become the superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Neighbors in the community of Silver Lakes in Miramar are outraged by the killing of several geese “for being a nuisance”.

Miramar’s neighbors outraged after the death of several geese

Neighbors in the community of Silver Lakes in Miramar were shocked after seeing dead or dying geese.

“It was horrible to think that they died such a serious death,” said resident Rose Carlo.

“Getting rid of it is not the right answer,” said neighbor Julio Diez. “Not like they did and I’m very sad about it.”

Diez lives in Coconut Bay and says he enjoyed seeing the geese around the lake behind his house, as did many of his neighbors.

“We’re very upset because we found out that Pines Management apparently called this company that came here and killed over 20 geese,” Diez said.

NBC 6 contacted Rolando Calzadilla, the owner and manager of Pest Wildlife Pro, who said he was hired by the association’s management company.

After last year, many people are planning to have holiday parties this year, but many people have been sued after throwing parties with alcohol and someone was injured in an accident . NBC 6’s Alina Machado tells us if more insurance can help.

Do you need extra insurance if you are having a Christmas party?

Many of us can’t wait to get together with family and friends over the holiday season, but you might want to talk to your insurance agent before having a holiday party at your house.

If you own your home, you already have a home insurance policy, so you could be covered if someone slips and falls at your home or is injured in some other way. But does your home insurance policy provide enough protection if you’re hosting a vacation gathering?

NBC 6 Responds spoke to Mark Friedlander of the Insurance Information Institute about this.

He says you might want to consider adding what’s called umbrella coverage, which will give you at least $ 1 million in extra coverage.

“You can start at a million, but you can add a lot more. For example, let’s say you bought an umbrella cover for a million dollars to give you additional liability protection, which on average costs around $ 200 to $ 250 per year.

Friedlander says it’s not uncommon for a homeowner to be sued after throwing a Christmas party.

“We have many cases where they have been sued by relatives, the owner has been sued by his best friend whom he has known for 20 to 30 years. Don’t make any assumptions. If someone has a serious accident and accumulates, say, a million dollars or more in medical expenses or other related bills, they’ll come after you, ”he said.

A woman who was murdered 46 years ago in Davie has been identified. NBC 6’s Alyssa Hyman reports

Woman killed whose body was found in Davie Canal in 1975 identified

A woman who was likely murdered and whose body was dumped into a Davie canal in 1975 has gone unidentified for almost 46 years, but now Cold Case investigators say they’ve identified her.

The woman’s body was discovered in a canal in the 2600 block of Southwest 154th Avenue on December 23, 1975.

At a press conference Tuesday, Davie police said they identified her as Carolyn Dunn Moudy, of Indianola, Mississippi.

Moudy’s daughter, Edna, spoke briefly at the press conference to thank investigators.

“I just thank God for having courage and knowing it now, because for all these years I was just trying to look for her but I’m just thankful,” said Edna Moudy. “She’s in my heart.”

Police released a digital composite of the unidentified woman last year. Officials said advances in DNA technology helped identify him as Moudy.

A genetic genealogist was able to use the DNA to track down family members, who said Moudy went missing in July 1974.

“I really had to work hard to piece together this family tree,” said Cece Moore, Parabon’s chief genealogist. “I built dozens of trees and was able to narrow it down to a specific county in Mississippi. We knew she had to have deep roots on both sides of her family – then I identified an extended family. , I thought she had to come from. “

No, you won’t be hypnotized when you start labor, but hypnobirthing can help manage the pain that many women fear during childbirth. NBC 6’s Amanda Plasencia has more.

What is the HypnoBirthing method?

Many pregnant women have heard of the Lamaze birthing method, but a lesser-known technique called HypnoBirthing is starting to gain more popularity.

NBC6 reporter Amanda Plasencia is now over 8 months pregnant and after researching labor pain management online, she enrolled in the HypnoBirthing classes offered at the Family Birthing Center. Memorial health system.

“It’s an amazing program that teaches you to relax and let go and let the birth flow through you and not fight it,” said Luisa Shulruff, IA LCCE, a hypnonbirthing practitioner.

Shulruff, who had worked as a Certified Lamaze Childbirth Nurse and Educator for years, decided to become certified in the Mongan Method of Hypnobirth and brought it to the Memorial Health System. So what exactly is Hypnobirthing?

“Being able to really relax and have confidence in your body and know how hormones work. Know all the different ways to achieve that relaxed state, ”Shulruff said.

By practicing HypnoBirth, pregnant women can learn to synchronize their mind, body and emotions to release their fears by having confidence that their body knows how to give birth.

NBC 6’s Ari Odzer is the principal of the day at iPrep Academy in Miami. What could possibly go wrong?

One of us is the principal of the day. what were they thinking?

Sometimes you just have to wonder, what were they thinking?

Tuesday was one of those times, as Miami-Dade County Public Schools invited NBC 6’s Ari Odzer to be the principal for the day at iPrep Academy, which is a kindergarten through 12th grade school. year.

What could possibly go wrong?

The district is calling the Principal Today initiative, which is essentially an invitation to hundreds of community and business leaders to become principal of a school for a day.

What’s the point? It creates a synergy between the school district and the community at large.

“And as a result, there is an increased awareness of what education is, there is increased goodwill, there is exchange and interaction with students, and we often get internships. for the students, we get mentors for the students, ”explained Superintendent Alberto Carvalho.

Carvalho says the goodwill generated by the program is invaluable and often leads to jobs for students beyond internships.

Those who serve as principals don’t make real administrative decisions, of course, but they can see and experience what is going on in the classrooms.

Carvalho says the more people who have first-hand insight inside schools, the better for the district.