What to Know
- It’s Thursday, September 26th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.
It’s Thursday, September 26th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.
No. 1 – Weather wise, low humidity and pleasant morning temperatures stick around Thursday, but both could be out the door by the weekend with an increased chance of showers. Keep your NBC 6 app handy for push alerts for any severe weather as well as First Alert Doppler 6000.
No. 2 - A special master has recommended to the Florida Senate that former Broward Sheriff Scott Israel should be reinstated to the job, months after he was removed by Gov. Ron DeSantis in part due to the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Senate President Bill Galvano has announced a one-week special session starting October 21st to consider the recommendation from special master Dudley Goodlette, which was delivered on Wednesday.
No. 3 - The teen whose rough arrest was caught on camera back in April testified in court Wednesday in the trial for one of the Broward Sheriff's deputies charged in the case.
Deputy Ralph Mackey, 49, has been charged with falsifying police records and conspiracy to falsify in the controversial arrest of 16-year-old Delucca Rolle. Cellphone video from the April 18 incident shows Rolle on the ground outside of a McDonald's in Tamarac. Students are crowded around as two BSO deputies use pepper spray and repeatedly slam Rolle's face on the pavement.
No. 4 – Friends and family will remember the life of former six term Miami mayor Maurice Ferré, who died last week at the age of 84.
Ferré had been battling cancer for the past two year. Born in Puerto Rico, Ferré initially was elected to the Florida House of Representatives, where he served from 1967-1968. He was elected mayor of Miami in 1973 and stayed in the position until 1985.
No. 5 - The whistleblower complaint that reportedly centers on President Donald Trump and his interactions with Ukraine has been declassified, sources familiar with the matter told NBC News.
There were signs that the document, now at the center of a firestorm about Trump's handling of Ukraine, could be made public as soon as Thursday. The complaint showed the whistleblower learned details of the call from White House officials, according to one person familiar with the complaint who was granted anonymity to discuss it.
No. 6 - In a nightclub district where almost anything goes, off-duty Miami police officers, paid at least $45 by policy to maintain some semblance of order, have seen a lot over the years – including exotic dancer performing on the tops of their cars.
It is emblematic of a bigger issue with Miami police working off-duty, according to a new draft report by the Civilian Investigative Panel. To see the in-depth report from NBC 6’s Tony Pipitone, click on this link.