6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For Monday, October 22nd

Monday is here, South Florida, and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

Weather wise, it'll be less humid with slightly cooler conditions Monday with highs in the low to mid 80s in South Florida.

No. 1: Four men from South Florida are among the victims of a rafting accident in Costa Rica. Officials there say the group was on a river about two hours south of the capital when the accident happened.

No. 2: Former congressman Ron DeSantis and Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum went head-to-head in a debate Sunday night. The nationally televised event featured everything from taxes, to healthcare, to crime, and hurricane recovery.

No. 3: Two weeks of early voting kicks off Monday in Florida. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in most of South Florida. Don't forget you'll need a photo ID to cast your ballot.

No. 4: Six people are waking up in a Jacksonville hospital following a violent shooting Sunday, while three remain in critical condition. The suspect remains on the loose this morning.

No. 5: More than 7,000 Central American migrants have crossed from Guatemala into Mexico on their way to the United States. The group says they are running away from violence and poverty in their home countries.

No. 6: After last week's nail-biting victory, your Miami Dolphins are waking up disappointed Monday after losing their match-up against the Detroit Lions. The Phins are now 4-3 ahead of a big divisional meeting against the Patriots this weekend.

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