6 Things to Know – Death Penalty Sought in Boca Murder, Staying Safe on Halloween

What to Know

  • It’s Wednesday, October 30th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Wednesday, October 30th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

No. 1 – Weather wise, spotty showers are in the forecast for the morning before drier weather arrives in the afternoon - but don't expect cooler temperatures in the near future. Keep your NBC 6 app handy for push alerts on any severe weather as well as First Alert Doppler 6000.

No. 2 - A Pembroke Pines charter school teacher and junior varsity football coach was accused of inappropriately texting and soliciting a student, police said.

Police said Leverick Ladarius Johnson, who works at Somerset Academy, Chapel Trail Campus, "took interest" in a 13-year-old female student and asked for her social media information and phone number. Between mid-September until October, police said 26-year-old Johnson inappropriately communicated with the victim through text messaging.

No. 3 - Prosecutors will pursue the death penalty against a delivery man accused in the brutal murder of a Boca Raton woman.

The State Attorney's Office filed a notice of intent Monday to seek the death penalty in the Aug. 19 murder of 75-year-old Evelyn Udell. Jorge Luis Dupre Lachazo, 21, faces charges including first-degree murder.

No. 4 - Florida's top elections officer insisted Tuesday that her state's voting systems are adequately prepared for electronic attacks despite persistent concerns that hackers could again infiltrate the state's voting systems.

Secretary of State Laurel Lee acknowledged the widespread concern, particularly because of its critical role in next year's presidential elections. Florida's 29 electoral votes is the biggest prize among a handful of battleground states that are expected to decide the 2020 presidential election.

No. 5 - Californians on Wednesday found themselves facing winds, wildfires and darkness from yet another power outage that hit more than 1 million people.

Frustration and anger mounted across Northern California as Pacific Gas & Electric, the state's largest utility, began its third round of sweeping blackouts in a week aimed at preventing its electrical equipment from being fouled by wind-whipped branches or toppling and sparking wildfires.

No. 6 - Florida law enforcement agencies want to keep kids safe while trick-or-treating by making it easy to find sex offenders and predators in your area and through strict instructions for sex offenders on Halloween night.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has a searchable database that the public can use to search for sexual offenders and predators in their neighborhood, as well as a free phone app that people can use to search for sexual offenders. To access the information, click on this link.

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