6 Things to Know – Helping Hands Giving Back to Community, Mayoral Candidates Say ‘No' to Police Defunding

It’s Wednesday, June 10th - and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day

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It’s Wednesday, June 10th - and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

No. 1 - Miami-Dade County beaches that have been closed because of the coronavirus pandemic are set to reopen more than a week after their previous reopening date was pushed back by protests.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez lifted a countywide curfew and said beaches would be allowed to open on Wednesday. The beaches had been set to reopen June 1 in line with a statewide plan to restart the economy, but Gimenez instituted a curfew following protests over the death of George Floyd and said he wouldn't reopen beaches until it was lifted. Click here for a complete list of new guidelines you will need to follow.

No. 2 - A man is facing charges following a police pursuit on Interstate 95 that ended in a crash, while detectives are still investigating a possible connection to a double murder on Fort Lauderdale Beach.

Daniel S. Dovi, 64, is facing charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault and fleeing and eluding, Fort Lauderdale Police officials said Wednesday. Police said the pursuit began around 9:15 a.m. Tuesday after they received a report that a suspect in a Jeep had rammed another vehicle and golf cart on Center Avenue in Fort Lauderdale and fled the scene.

No. 3 - As demonstrations against police brutality continue on American streets, local governments are gauging what changes they can make now.

Candidates vying to be Miami-Dade County Mayor spoke with NBC 6 about what police reforms they would support as leader of the largest county in the state and where thousands have taken to the street over the past week to protest. Click here to see what they said in a report from NBC 6’s Phil Prazen.

No. 4 - A South Florida woman is searching for answers after her unemployed weeks were disqualified in the CONNECT system. 

Like many South Floridians, Erika Suarez is getting used to a new reality. According to the Department of Economic Opportunity, South Florida tops the list when it comes to the number of people applying for benefits across the state. Click here to see what Suarez says after going two months without a check in a report from NBC 6 consumer investigator Sasha Jones.

No. 5 - It’s the kind of joy that all kids deserve – and it came during a visit from a young NBC 6 viewer.

It’s one of the many stories we’ve covered during our ongoing weekly series covering the struggles of families during the coronavirus pandemic. It’s named Helping Hands because it includes the actions of organizations and community leaders across South Florida. Click here to see how they are giving back in a report from NBC 6’s Stephanie Bertini.

No. 6 - Weatherwise, a warm and humid Wednesday morning greets South Florida but several showers and storms may arrive in the afternoon. Keep your NBC 6 app handy for push alerts on any severe weather as well as First Alert Doppler 6000.

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