6 Things to Know – Senate Session Over BSO Sheriff, Man Paying Child Support Despite Not Being Dad

What to Know

  • It’s Monday, October 21st – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Monday, October 21st – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

No. 1 – Weather wise, a dry start to the work week is on tap for South Florida as the area will be flirting with record breaking high temperatures on Monday. Keep your NBC 6 app handy for First Alert Doppler 6000 and push alerts for any severe weather.

No. 2 - Police are investigating a deadly overnight shooting at a gas station in Oakland Park.

Officers arrived at the scene located inside the 7-Eleven store located at 600 East Oakland Park Boulevard shortly after 12:30 a.m. as BSO officials confirmed to NBC 6 that the 57-year old male clerk was shot outside of the store by a customer and rushed to the hospital in Fort Lauderdale, where he later died.

No. 3 - The former top cop in Broward County is set for a showdown in the Florida Senate this week in an effort to get his job back after being removed from his post earlier this year.

Scott Israel – who was removed in Janaury by Governor Ron DeSantis in response to several incidents during his tenure – will get a chance to have that suspension changed during a week-long special session in the legislative chamber starting Monday. The session came after a special master recommended Israel should be reinstated to the job.

No. 4 - Police have identified the body of a man found this weekend in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea as that of a local firefighter.

Broward Sheriff’s Office officials confirmed Sunday that the body was that of 39-year-old Christopher Randazzo, who was a member of the Coral Springs Fire Department. Deputies did not release details into Randazzo’s death.

No. 5 - The Trump administration is planning to collect DNA samples from asylum-seekers and other migrants detained by immigration officials and will add the information to a massive FBI database used by law enforcement hunting for criminals, a Justice Department official said.

The Justice Department will publish an amended regulation Monday that would mandate DNA collection for almost all migrants who cross between official entry points and are held even temporarily, according to the official. The rule does not apply to legal permanent residents, or anyone entering the U.S. legally. Children under 14 are exempt.

No. 6 - A man in North Florida is fighting the state after he was told to pay child support despite DNA tests proving that he was not the father.

Joseph Sinawa found out he was not the father after the DNA test was administered by a St. Johns County court following a custody question – but the state’s Department of Revenue appealed the decision because they say Sinawa has not properly attempted to disestablish paternity.

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