6 Things to Know – Wednesday, August 14

What to Know

  • It’s Wednesday, August 14th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Wednesday, August 14th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

No. 1 – A warm day is in store across South Florida, but showers and storms should make an appearance by the afternoon across the area. Keep your NBC 6 app handy for First Alert Doppler 6000 and push alerts on any weather updates.

No. 2 - Students and teachers across several South Florida counties could not hit that snooze button on Wednesday as the first day of classes for the 2019-20 school year got underway.

Buses rolled out across Broward and Monroe to start off the school year – one that sees a new wave of technology aimed to keep students safe just under two years after the tragic mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

No. 3 - The Broward Sheriff's Office unveiled a center on Tuesday that will allow live monitoring and analysis of what's going on in school hallways and campuses in Broward County.

The Real Time Crime Center (RTCC) gives BSO direct access to nearly 10,000 cameras in more than 260 public schools and administrative buildings.

No. 4 - A 22-year-old University of Miami graduate was arrested on drug trafficking charges after he allegedly sold LSD to an undercover agent.

Carter William Key sold 50 tabs of LSD, worth $400, to the undercover Drug Enforcement Administration agent Monday near the University of Miami, an arrest report said.

No. 5 - In the wake of Jeffrey Epstein's suicide, federal prosecutors in New York have shifted their focus to possible charges against anyone who assisted or enabled him in what authorities say was his rampant sexual abuse.

At the same time, federal agents were seen searching Epstein's private island home off the coast of St. Thomas in the Caribbean.

No. 6 - A lawsuit filed by a pregnant woman who flew from Miami to Los Angeles claims an American Airlines flight attendant yelled at her and forced her to keep her emotional support dog in a plane bathroom on the last leg of the flight.

The lawsuit was filed earlier this month by Abigail Diveroli, who is pregnant and suffers from severe anxiety and was traveling with her husband and 87-year-old grandfather, along with Simba, her comfort animal.

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