6 Things to Know – Wednesday, July 17

What to Know

  • It’s Wednesday, July 17th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Wednesday, July 17th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

Weather wise, after an isolated morning shower across South Florida the area is in store for a dry and hot middle of the work week with highs in the low to mid 90s.

No. 1 - Police are looking for a man wanted in connection with the shooting death of a 16-year-old girl in the parking lot of a northwest Miami-Dade restaurant earlier this month.

Osniel Perez de la Osa, 25, is wanted for first-degree murder after Ana Alvarez Hernandez was fatally shot on July 7 in the parking lot of 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant, near Miami International Airport.

Police say the shooting happened after a fight started between two groups and someone took out a firearm and started shooting.

No. 2 - Police have arrested a man they say is responsible for the brutal beating of an elderly man in Hollywood earlier this year.

Officers arrested 21-year-old Deandre Hampton after he turned himself in to police Tuesday evening. The attack happened May 25 in the area of 1711 S. Surf Rd., after a suspect had allegedly been asked not to park his vehicle in a reserved parking spot, Hollywood Police said in a release last week.

No. 3 - Hundreds gathered in downtown Miami to condemn the governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rossello.

This all unfolding after private chats between Rosselló and other high level government officials were leaked. More protests planned for today.

No. 4 - The country is remembering former Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens, who died at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale.

Stevens was one of the court's leading liberals as well as one of the longest serving members. He's expected to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

No. 5 - In a remarkable political repudiation, the Democratic-led U.S. House voted to condemn President Donald Trump's "racist comments" against four congresswomen of color, despite his own insistence he hasn't "a racist bone in my body."

Two days after Trump tweeted that four Democratic freshmen should "go back" to their home countries — though all are citizens and three were born in the U.S.A. — Democrats muscled the resolution through the chamber by 240-187 over near-solid GOP opposition.

No. 6 - Florida is known for growing oranges, but it could soon be known for growing something else – hemp.

Florida's hemp farming program, signed into law on July 1, makes it legal to grow the plant in the state with a special permit. NBC 6 Investigators got behind the scenes access to one local hemp farm in Homestead. Click here for the complete story.

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