6 Things to Know – Friday, August 9

What to Know

  • It’s Friday, August 9th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Friday, August 9th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

No. 1 – South Florida could be in for a wet weekend as storms chances increase Friday afternoon and get even higher by Saturday and Sunday. Keep your NBC 6 app handy for First Alert Doppler 6000 and any updates on severe weather in the area.

No. 2 - Police are looking for a man who was caught on surveillance cameras tearing apart a Hollywood gas station convenience store and punching a clerk.

It happened at around 9:45 p.m. at the Exxon Gas Station at 2730 Sheridan Street, according to Hollywood police. The men tried to buy alcohol, but the clerk refused to serve them because he believed they were already intoxicated, police said.

No. 3 - A South Florida police officer who is facing felony charges after pushing a handcuffed suspect into a wall was previously suspended for shoving a handcuffed woman - an incident that was also caught on surveillance video.

The Homestead Police Department on Thursday released the footage from September 2016 showing officer Lester Brown escorting the woman into the department's booking room. The department released around 20 seconds of footage from the exchange. It's unclear what happened before and after the incident.

No. 4 - Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills says he has no hard feelings toward Stephen Ross regarding the team owner's support of Donald Trump, and says his objections to a fundraiser for the president aren't political.

But Stills says there's a contradiction in Ross supporting both racial equality and Trump. In the wake of his recent criticism, Stills said, he has received death threats — "five to 10 in a night" — on social media but didn't report them.

No. 5 - As President Trump prepares to leave on Friday for his annual August holiday at his lush New Jersey golf club, he's confronting a storm of crises, at home and abroad, that could set the course for his upcoming re-election bid.

Trump exudes confidence but as the two dozen Democrats eager to take his job sharpen their attacks, the White House — or, for the next 10 days, the clubhouse in Bedminster, New Jersey — will have to mount a multifront effort rooted in maintaining his base rather than trying to expand it.

No. 6 - A swimming advisory was issued for beaches at Crandon South and North Shore, after water samples showed high levels of fecal bacteria, the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade said.

The results of the sampling exceeded the federal and state recommended standard for enterococci, which is a bacteria commonly found in feces. The advisory issued recommends not swimming at these locations until further notice.

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