6 Things to Know – Stolen Disabled Dog Dies, Landmark LGBTQ Case to be Heard

What to Know

  • It’s Tuesday, October 8th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day

It’s Tuesday, October 8th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

No. 1 – Weather wise, periods of showers and storms stick around South Florida for the next few days, but a pleasant forecast could be in store by the weekend. Keep your NBC 6 app handy for First Alert Doppler 6000 and push alerts for any severe weather.

No. 2 - An animal rescue group is reporting that a disabled Husky mix who went missing when a car thief drove off with the dog still inside the vehicle has been found dead.

The local rescue group 100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida posted a video on social media saying Zorra, a 13-year-old female Husky-Shepherd mix, was found dead when the car was found dumped in a Lauderdale Lakes pond on Monday.

No. 3 - A student was arrested after allegedly threatening to commit a "mass murder" at a Miami-Dade high school, police said.

The student was involved in a group chat with friends Saturday when the discussion became heated, Miami-Dade police officers said in an arrest report. He became angry and wrote, "I am going to attempt to mass murder on Monday October 7 at G. Holmes (Braddock) Senior High.”

No. 4 - A federal judge has ruled one Florida city cannot ban therapists from practicing a controversial “gay conversion” therapy in their jurisdiction.

The judge struck down a 2017 ban imposed by the city of Tampa, ruling that the city has no authority to regulate health professionals and only the state government can do that – a victory for some religious based groups who support the therapy aimed at attempting to convert LGBTQ people toward heterosexuality.

No. 5 - The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in two of the term's most closely watched cases over whether federal civil rights law protects LGBT people from job discrimination.

The cases Tuesday are the court's first on LGBT rights since Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement and replacement by Justice Brett Kavanaugh. At issue is whether a key provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that bars discrimination in employment because of sex covers LGBT people.

No. 6 - A man says he had to cancel his vacation to the Bahamas when Hurricane Dorian was approaching – and NBC 6 Responds digs into why he wasn’t given a refund despite the cruise line cutting the planned itinerary short.

Click here for the full story and what you need to know if you’re planning a trip during hurricane season.

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