6 Things to Know – Hit and Run, Miami Beach Bans Vaping, E-Cigarette Use

It’s Thursday, October 17th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

No. 1 – Weather wise, Thursday will be another warm day in South Florida, with scattered showers and storms arriving by the afternoon. Keep your NBC 6 app handy for push alerts of any severe weather as well as First Alert Doppler 6000.

No. 2 - Investigators arrived at the scene of an early morning hit-and-run crash in Miami. At least one person was injured.

No. 3 - Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings died early Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to complications from longstanding health challenges, his congressional office said. He was 68.

No. 4 - Authorities are searching for two women who were caught on camera drugging a tourist at the Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida, before they allegedly robbed him at a Dania Beach hotel.

No. 5 - Vaping or using electronic cigarettes is now prohibited in all Miami Beach parks, the city announced in a press release Wednesday.

The move comes amid new research about the dangers of e-cigarettes and the health risks associated with them.

No. 6 - Today is National Pasta Day. Tons of restaurants, like Olive Garden, Giordano's and Carrabba’s, are offering deals today to help you celebrate.

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