6 Things to Know – Friday, August 2

What to Know

  • It’s Friday, August 2nd – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Friday, August 2nd – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

No. 1 – You’ll need to keep that umbrellas handy throughout the weekend as showers and storms remain in the forecast for South Florida. Keep your NBC 6 app handy for First Alert Doppler 6000 and push alerts if serious weather comes to the area.

No. 2 - Federal officials raided a home Thursday afternoon in northeast Miami-Dade as a part of an operation targeting illegal opioids and guns.

Police and FBI agents investigated a home on NE 115th Street as a part of a police investigation called "Operation Heat Wave.” Agents were put in hazmat suits as a precautionary measure because the opioid could possibly be fentanyl, according to Miami-Dade police.

No. 3 - A community is mourning the death of a barbershop owner after he crashed into a piece of machinery at a road construction site in Miramar early Thursday.

Miramar Police confirmed the crash took place around 2:15 a.m. along Douglas Road near the Florida’s Turnpike when the white Chevy Tahoe slammed into the piece of machinery. The driver died at the scene and was later identified as 32-year-old Luis Jesus Rodriguez Jr., of Hollywood.

No. 4 – With less than 24 hours before Gov. Ricardo Rosselló was expected to leave office, Puerto Ricans had no idea who would replace him as political chaos threatened to paralyze the island with a constitutional crisis.

Rosselló has promised to step down at 5 p.m. Friday in response to huge street protests by Puerto Ricans outraged at corruption, mismanagement and an obscenity-laced chat that was leaked in which the governor and 11 male allies made fun of women, gay people and victims of Hurricane Maria.

No. 5 - Floridians, it's almost that time of year to save money while shopping courtesy of Florida's back-to-school tax holiday weekend.

The 2019 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis, earlier this year. From Aug. 2 through Aug. 6, Florida shoppers will not have to pay the sales tax on clothes and classroom supplies.

No. 6 - Florida is the shark bite capital of the world as this year 20 people have been attacked by sharks in the state as well as in the Bahamas.

Click here to see how NBC 6 has posted recommendations to avoid being bitten by a shark and what to do if you do get bitten.

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