6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For Friday, May 24

What to Know

  • It’s Friday, May 24th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Friday, May 24th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

No. 1 – Memorial Day weekend is here and with it comes hot temperatures, but also gusty winds across South Florida during the holiday. Keep your NBC 6 app handy for First Alert Doppler 6000 and weather alerts throughout the weekend.

No. 2 – The city of Miami Beach is gearing up for the holiday weekend – but there is a new push this year to quiet the party and rebrand the city as a family friendly destination.

In addition to new programming, the city will will go into high-impact mode: police will work 13-hour shifts with 407 officers from multiple cities.

No. 3 - A woman was rushed to the hospital after being shot during an incident inside of a hookah lounge in Southwest Miami-Dade.

The shooting reportedly took place inside of the Hookah Palace located off Southwest 26th Street just west of the Florida’s Turnpike, with the victim being taken to Kendall Regional Trauma Center where her condition was not released.

No. 4 - Broward Sheriff's deputies shot a man Thursday evening after responding to a woman getting shot at an apartment complex in Tamarac.

BSO responded at around 7 p.m. to the 5800 block of NW 57th Court. Cellphone video shows the suspect on the stairs of the complex as deputies tried to negotiate with him. The man appears to point a gun at them, and then deputies open fire.

No. 5 - A man was arrested Thursday for falsely reporting that he was shot at while driving a campaign van for a Sweetwater mayoral candidate, police said.

Ricardo Rodriguez has been charged with disorderly conduct and filing a false report after police found his statements about the shooting were inconsistent. He previously claimed that someone shot at the van, leaving two bullet holes in the driver's side door, while he was campaigning for Jose Diaz on Sunday.

No. 6 - Theresa May announced Friday that she will step down as U.K. Conservative Party leader on June 7, admitting defeat in her attempt to take Britain out of the European Union and sparking a contest to become the country's next prime minister.

She will stay as caretaker prime minister until the new leader is chosen, a process likely to take several weeks.

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