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6 Things to Know – Friday, July 26

What to Know

  • It’s Friday, July 26th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Friday, July 26th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

Weather wise, the morning will be drier across South Florida before shower and storm chances pick up by the afternoon and evening with high temperatures in the low 90s.

No. 1 - Ultra Music Festival is coming back to downtown Miami. The motion passed 3-2 at the city commissioners meeting Thursday. Joe Carollo and Ken Russell had the "no" votes. The festival will return to Bayfront Park in March 2020.

Dozens of people, mostly downtown Miami residents, lined up inside the commission chamber that morning to plead with officials about keeping the popular electronic music festival away from their homes after the Virginia Key venue, where it was held this year, was not a good fit.

No. 2 - Two more cases of alleged child sex abuse have been filed against a Miami-Dade swim instructor who has been jailed on three similar charges before.

Miami-Dade Police charged 20-year-old Daniel Diaz-Mejia on counts of lewd and lascivious molestation on a child under the age of 12. According to an arrest report, two 7-year-old girls claimed that Diaz Mejia placed his hand under their bathing suits during swim lessons and touched their private areas before later telling their parents.

No. 3 - A South Florida congresswoman known for her colorful hats says she's rethinking her signature headwear following a telephone threat.

The Miami Herald reports Democrat Rep. Frederica Wilson received the call at home after leading a congressional delegation on a recent tour of a Homestead detention center that holds undocumented migrant children.

No. 4 - A South Florida sheriff says he's launched a criminal investigation into financier Jeffrey Epstein's stay at his county jail.

Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw released a statement Thursday evening confirming that his office had opened a criminal investigation Tuesday, in addition to an internal affairs investigation announced last week.

No. 5 - Observing a rare cease-fire in their battles with President Donald Trump, the Democratic-controlled House on Thursday easily passed bipartisan debt and budget legislation to permit the Treasury to issue bonds to pay the government's bills and lock in place recent budget gains for both the Pentagon and domestic agencies.

The measure, passed by a 284-149 vote, would head off another politically dangerous government shutdown and add a measure of stability to action this fall on a $1.37 trillion slate of annual appropriations bills. The Senate is scheduled to approve the bill next week.

No. 6 - Dogs have always been an important part of Nanette Carmody’s life. In March 2018, Nanette had to make the difficult decision to euthanize her beloved Sweet Pea after her health had deteriorated – and had to relive the horror of the death after being fined by Miami-Dade County.

Click here to see how NBC 6 Responds helped her fight the fine and what you need to know for when the time comes to make the difficult decision.

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