6 Things to Know – Sweatshirt Controversy, Expensive Wig Heist

What to Know

  • It’s Wednesday, September 18th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Wednesday, September 18th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

No. 1 – Tropical Storm Jerry has formed in the Atlantic Ocean as the 10th named storm of 2019 and could become a hurricane by the end of this week, but forecast right now don’t have it threatening South Florida or the United States.

Keep your NBC 6 app handy for the latest updates as well as First Alert Doppler 6000 and your most accurate local forecast.

No. 2 - A streetwear brand is facing backlash for debuting sweaters that bear the names of schools that have suffered mass shootings, including Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

New York-based brand Bstroy recently unveiled the apparel at New York Fashion Week. The hooded sweaters are embroidered with the names Stoneman Douglas, Virginia Tech, Columbine and Sandy Hook. They also have details that appear to resemble bullet holes.

No. 3 - The owner of a Miami Gardens store says thieves stole tens of thousands of dollars worth of wigs during a smash-and-grab burglary that was caught on camera early Tuesday.

The incident happened at Prime Wholesale Beauty Supply - Prime Trading International at 4712 Northwest 165th Street. Surveillance footage showed the thieves used a U-Haul truck to smash through the door of the business.

No. 4 – A South Florida mother who lost her son to addiction feels it's not enough after the company responsible for selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin, filed for bankruptcy on Sunday.

Cindy Dodds lost her son, Kyle, to a drug overdose, which she said stemmed from an addiction to OxyContin after he injured his shoulder while playing football at the age of 15 before dying a decade later.

No. 5 - A car smashed into the lobby of a Trump building in New Rochelle, New York, police said.

The Mercedes plowed into the lobby of the 40-story Trump Plaza on Huguenot Street just before 9 p.m. Tuesday. Police said that the driver injured in the crash was being questioned by police but authorities do not believe it was intentional or terror-related.

No. 6 - Deputies in the Florida Panhandle say they were able to find a special needs child who had gone missing in a wooded area in less than a half-hour with the help of their bloodhounds.

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office posted on Facebook that deputies responded to the call shortly before noon Sunday. Deputies Robert Lenzo and Josh Chandler, as well as K-9s Copper and Zinc, searched the area. Copper found the boy about 200 yards away with several scratches but no serious injuries.

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