6 Things to Know – Cuban Stowaway, Tesla Tragedy

What to Know

  • It’s Friday, August 16th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Friday, August 16th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

No. 1 – South Florida remains in a flood watch through Friday evening as heavy showers and storms are expected before slightly drier conditions arrive this weekend. Keep your NBC 6 app handy for First Alert Doppler 6000 and push alerts on any weather developments.

No. 2 - Officials are investigating a man they say allegedly stowed away on a flight from Havana to Miami that landed overnight.

Investigators say the man was in the baggage cargo area of the Swift Airlines flight that landed at Miami International Airport just after midnight, where he was found by an employee of the airline.

No. 3 - Prosecutors released surveillance footage in the case of a Miami Gardens woman whose body was found in a canal weeks after she was reported missing.

According to an arrest report, the video from May 15 captures suspect Ernest Roberts on camera shortly before allegedly killing Kameela Russell, who he once worked with at Miami Norland Senior High School.

No. 4 – A family is pleading for answers after their loved one was killed during an alleged argument between a bicyclist and another man on the Rickenbacker Causeway.

Cellphone video from the scene shows the encounter on the Causeway, and it appears that several men are fighting when a gunshot is fired. Kadel Pierdahita was detained for questioning but was released Wednesday night.

No. 5 - Israel's interior minister said Friday he has received and granted a request by Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib to enter the Israeli-occupied West Bank on humanitarian grounds.

Tlaib, who was born in Detroit to Palestinian immigrant parents, asked to visit her 90-year-old grandmother in the West Bank. Tlaib and fellow Democrat, Rep. Ilhan Omar, were barred from entering the country on Thursday.

No. 6 - It's been almost four months since a crash claimed the life of a Miami woman and seriously injured her boyfriend – and now, the man involved wants to know if an autopilot feature on a Tesla was responsible for it.

Click here to see the report from NBC 6’s Willard Shepard that you will see Only on 6.

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