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6 Things to Know – Runoff Elections in South Florida, How to Avoid Virtual Kidnapping Plot

What to Know

  • It’s Tuesday, November 19th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Tuesday, November 19th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

No. 1 – Weather wise, South Florida will be slightly warmer on Tuesday than the previous few days ahead of a bigger warmer trend arriving by the end of the week. Keep your NBC 6 app handy for push alerts on any severe weather as well as First Alert Doppler 6000.

No. 2 - Around 30 puppies were rescued from a Pembroke Park pet store after advocates say they were found living in filth.

A video recorded by the group 'Good Karma Pet Rescue' shows some of the dogs with feces around their mouth. A sign that they were eating whatever they could. Many of the animals have contracted pneumonia and parvo - an infection that is highly contagious and life-threatening in animals.

No. 3 - A University of Miami professor who co-wrote a book about organized crime has been arrested on federal charges alleging he laundered corruption proceeds from Venezuela, authorities said.

Professor Bruce Bagley is accused of opening several bank accounts that laundered hundreds of thousands of dollars from accounts located in Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates. U.S. Department of Justice officials said the funds came from a bribery and corruption scheme that "stole from Venezuelan citizens."

No. 4 - Residents in several South Florida cities – including Miami, Miami Beach and Hialeah – will be returning to the polls on Tuesday for the second round of local elections, after several races went into a runoff.

The candidates in each race were the top two vote getters from the first round of voting. They face off again after no one could secure the 50% plus one margin needed to win the first time around.

No. 5 - Two top national security aides who listened to President Donald Trump’s call with Ukraine are preparing to testify in the impeachment hearings, launching a week of back-to-back sessions as Americans hear from those closest to the White House.

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, an Army officer at the National Security Council, and Jennifer Williams, his counterpart at Vice President Mike Pence’s office, both say they had concerns as Trump spoke on July 25 with the newly elected Ukraine president about political investigations into Joe Biden.

No. 6 - Although the virtual kidnapping scam is nothing new, law enforcement agencies say it's on the rise.

During these phone scams, a victim is told his or her family member has been kidnapped and a ransom is demanded. According to the FBI, the perpetrators of these crimes are becoming more sophisticated and they are using social media and social engineering to dupe people. To see our report from NBC 6’s Laura Rodriguez, click on this link.

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