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6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For Thursday, October 18th

What to Know

  • It’s Thursday, South Florida – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know to start your day.

It’s Thursday, South Florida – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know to start your day.

Weather wise, an isolated morning shower will give way to a breezy and humid afternoon with high temps in the upper 80s.

No. 1 - A woman and her boyfriend were arrested in connection with the murder of the woman's mother whose body was set on fire after she was suffocated with a trash bag at a home in southwest Miami-Dade.

Sasha Gonzalez was charged with first-degree murder while Yancel Castillo was charged with attempted tampering with physical evidence, abuse of a dead body, and more.

No. 2 – A Hollywood woman is searching for an important family keepsake. Inside of Laquinta McKinney’s teddy bear are her daughter's remains. McKinney says someone took it from her porch earlier this week- and spent hours last night handing out fliers in her community asking for help to find the token.

No. 3 – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is back in the United States this morning and he's meeting with President Trump after visiting Saudi Arabia and Turkey to investigate the disappearance of Washington Post columnist.

No. 4 – The final debate between Rick Scott and Bill Nelson in the race for U.S. Senate is being cancelled. CNN, which was hosting it, announced that both candidates can't agree on a new date after it was postponed due to Hurricane Michael.

No. 5 – "Forever Celia", the largest Celia Cruz exhibit, is coming to Miami. The doors of the American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora will open to the public Thursday.

No. 6 – The Mega Millions jackpot is up to $900 million! That estimated jackpot for tomorrow night's drawing will be the second-largest lottery prize in US history!

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