6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For Friday, April 12

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  • It’s Friday, April 12th – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Friday, April 12th – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for the day.

Weather wise, warm temperatures and humidity stick around through the weekend across the area ahead of the next front arriving on Monday – but don’t expect cooler temperatures to come with it.

No. 1 - A Miami high school student accused of trying to perform a wrestling move on his principal bonded out of jail early Friday morning after he was arrested on a battery charge, police said.

Gianny Sosa, 18, was arrested Wednesday at Miami Southridge Senior High School, a report from Miami-Dade Police said. The report said Sosa attempted a move called an "RKO" on the principal, Humberto Miret, in a hallway.

No. 2 - An outbreak of Hepatitis A has spread to Broward County, with seven adult cases reported since the start of the year.

The Broward County Health Department confirmed the cases on Thursday. A community is considered to be at risk once there are five confirmed cases.

No. 3 - Attorneys for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft are in a Florida court today fighting to keep surveillance video evidence private in his prostitution case. Kraft is one of dozens of men charged in an investigation into illegal services at day spas.

No. 4 - Amazon confirms that thousands of its employees are listening to what people say when they talk to their Alexa voice assistant. The company says it uses these conversations to improve the software, and better recognize voice patterns, accents and slang.

No. 5 - A CDC study also shows firefighters showed higher rates of certain types of cancer than the general U.S. population.

Since their deaths, the city of Miami has implemented safety measures to minimize the risk of cancer, which includes a decontamination process right after leaving a fire. But families who have lost loved ones say more action is necessary. They're hoping Florida lawmakers will pass House Bill 857, a law that would grant certain benefits to firefighters upon receiving a cancer diagnosis, including disability payments and death benefits.

No. 6 - A new app hopes to spread some love by uniting pet owners.

Dig is a new dating app for dog lovers and dog owners to find a comparable match and even plan a dog-friendly date from the app. The app was launched in Miami on Thursday at an event.

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