6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For Friday, May 3

What to Know

  • It’s Friday, May 3rd – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Friday, May 3rd – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for the day.

Weather wise, the showers and storms stick around for the morning before clearing out by the later hours – and making way for a hot and humid weekend across South Florida.

No. 1 - A South Florida high school student was caught on cellphone video kicking a school resource officer in the face as he held down another student after breaking up a fight, police said.

The video, which was posted on Instagram and viewed thousands of times, shows the chaos and commotion Thursday at Homestead Senior High School. An arrest report says Officer Zapico was breaking up a fight among four students when he was kicked by another student, identified as 18-year-old Shardae Pittman.

No. 2 - Homicide detectives are investigating after a woman was found dead inside her home in Weston, officials said.

Broward Sheriff's deputies on Wednesday found the body of Carolyn Espinosa, 34, in the 3600 block of San Simeon Circle, BSO said in a news release. It's unclear how the woman died. Detectives say there is no suspect information but they are actively looking for a suspect.

No. 3 - The man police say attacked a 3-year-old girl with a brick and put her in a trash can has been arrested and charged.

Miami Gardens Police charged 20-year-old Tristin Bernard with attempted second degree murder and child abuse. Officers say he is not related to the victim, who remains in the hospital this morning.

No. 4 - Most Florida felons will have their voting rights restored under a bill the state Senate passed Thursday to implement a constitutional amendment approved by voters, though it won't just be a matter of walking out of prison and being able to register.

The bill will require that all financial obligations ordered by a judge be paid before felons can vote. Republican Sen. Jeff Brandes said he wishes his bill could be more lenient, but the language of the amendment said all terms of a sentence have to be completed.

No. 5 - Scot Peterson, the former Broward Sheriff's Office deputy who didn't go into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School the day of the mass shooting in February 2018, is answering the MSD’s safety commission.

In a 14-page rebuttal, Peterson says he secured the three-story building where the shooting happened and called in a "code red" which contradicts the commission's findings. Peterson resigned from BSO days after the shooting.

No. 6 - Recycling may be a part of your daily routine, but what happens after it leaves your house? Are those items really being recycled?

NBC 6 Responds investigates the struggle to recycle and why recycling has become more expensive in South Florida. You can find the story by clicking here.

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