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.