6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories for Friday, Oct. 19

It's Friday! NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

Whether or not you work weekends, it's set to be a mostly lovely – though warm and humid – day across South Florida. An isolated morning shower is expected ahead of a mostly sunny, breezy afternoon.

No. 1 – The disease that's leaving kids paralyzed has made it to Florida.

A child in Jacksonville is the first confirmed case of acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM. The polio-like disease often strikes after a fever from a cold or stomach problems.

No. 2. – BREAKING: A shooting has occurred in Miami Gardens. Details to follow.

No. 3 – The City of Miami's Florida Task Force and Strike Team will be arriving back to South Florida on Friday after completing their final task in Mexico Beach – a town in ruins.

No. 4 – Florida Gov. Rick Scott has approved changes to vote-by-mail ballots in eight counties affected by Hurricane Michael. Those affected will be allowed to continue early voting until election day.

No. 5 – The Miami Heat got their first win of the season at home against the Washington Wizards. The Heat came out on top with a final score of 113 to the Wizard's 112.

No. 6 – The Mega Millions jackpot is at $970 million. What more do you need to know?! Good luck!

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