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6 Things to Know – Thursday, August 1

What to Know

  • It’s Thursday, August 1st – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Thursday, August 1st – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

No. 1 – Keep that umbrella handy starting Thursday as showers and storms arrive in the forecast and extend their stay through the weekend. Keep your NBC 6 app handy for First Alert Doppler 6000 forecast and push alerts for any serious weather that rolls through.

No. 2 - A Weston man who worked as a child therapist is facing multiple counts of possessing child pornography.

The Broward Sheriff's Office says 32-year-old Antonio Berrios posted disturbing images of children on the blogging website Tumblr. When investigators searched his home on February 7, they found over 150 pictures and videos of child pornography, according to BSO.

No. 3 – Funeral services will take place for fallen Broward Sherriff’s Deputy Benjamin Nimtz at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale.

Authorities say Nimtz had his lights and siren activated as he headed to a domestic violence call in Deerfield Beach last weekend. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

No. 4 - Puerto Rico’s political crisis deepens as legislators clash over who should be the next leader of the territory.

On Wednesday, outgoing Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced Pedro Pierluisi would be his replacement - but Pierluisi is not favored by Puerto Ricans or his own party as Rosello officially steps down tomorrow.

No. 5 - The final ten Democrats wrapped up their second night of presidential debates in Detroit.

Former Vice President Joe Biden bore the brunt of the attacks of the night along with President Trump. The next debates are planned for September.

No. 6 - There are more than 520 shark species worldwide. Many of them are protected and have to be released back to the ocean if caught.

Under the new state law, shark anglers are required to get a special, free permit from the FWC – click here for the complete story as part of NBC 6’s Shark Week.

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