6 Things to Know – Wednesday, August 7

What to Know

  • It’s Wednesday, August 7th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Wednesday, August 7th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

Weather wise, an isolated shower and storm arrives by the afternoon across South Florida with high temperatures in the low 90s.

No. 1 - State health officials are telling residents to take precautions after confirming a case of mosquito-borne dengue in Miami-Dade County.

The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County said Tuesday there is a heightened concern with residents becoming ill and is reminding people to take precautions and avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral disease that occurs in tropical and subtropical areas.

No. 2 - A nurse is accused of scamming an elderly Pinecrest man and his Holocaust survivor wife out of thousands of dollars over a period of several years.

Odalis Lopez, 56, was arrested Friday on charges including theft from elderly and exploitation of elderly. Lopez had been employed as a caretaker by 91-year-old Rella Herman and 90-year-old Leonard Herman since 2011 but is accused of slowly betraying their trust.

No. 3 - Udonis Haslem has made his decision: He's returning to the Miami Heat. Haslem, who was considering retirement, announced Tuesday that he is returning for a 17th season.

The 39-year-old has spent his entire NBA career with the Heat, and should become just the sixth player in league history to play such a long career with only one franchise. It's a veteran's minimum contract, worth just under $2.6 million this season.

No. 4 - President Donald Trump is bringing a message aimed at national unity and healing to the sites of the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. But the words he offers for a divided America will be complicated by his own incendiary, anti-immigrant rhetoric that mirrors language linked to one of the shooters.

White House officials said Trump's visits Wednesday to Texas and Ohio, where 31 people were killed and dozens were wounded, would be similar to those he's paid to grieving communities including Parkland, Florida, and Las Vegas.

No. 5 - Community leaders, law enforcement and citizens came together for a town hall Tuesday called "Breathing While Black" to address the relationship between the black community and law enforcement in the country.

The town hall was held at Florida Memorial University and was presented by the South Florida chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists. NBC 6 Anchor Jawan Strader moderated the panel and NBC 6 Anchor Trina Robinson took questions from the audience.

No. 6 – Last minute flight cancellations happen - it’s part of traveling. But one man says how an airline handled his request after a flight cancellation prompted him to call NBC 6 responds.

Click here for his story and more on what you should do when your flight gets canceled.

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