6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For Monday, January 7

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  • The start of the work week is here, South Florida – and NBC 6 has your top six stories for Monday, January 7th.

The start of the work week is here, South Florida – and NBC 6 has your top six stories for Monday, January 7th.

Weather wise, a beautiful day is in the First Alert forecast with high temperatures in the upper 70s ahead of another cold front scheduled to arrive by the middle of the week.

No. 1 - A possible "Peeping Tom" in Pembroke Pines has concerned one family.

A man was caught on camera pacing back and forth in the backyard of a Pembroke Pines home. In at least one video, it appears that he looks through a window.

No. 2 - A federal judge is holding a hearing over whether to give a former South Florida elections official her job back.

Embattled former Broward elections supervisor Brenda Snipes will square off Monday in federal court against Gov. Rick Scott and Senate President Bill Galvano.

No. 3 – Miami-Dade County students return to classes on Monday after the holiday break. Broward County students will return to classes on Tuesday.

No. 4 - A Florida stripper has been charged with threatening a mass shooting.

Lakeland Police say 31-year-old Brien Basarich posted about her homicidal urges on social media under the username "taking-lives." According to an arrest affidavit, she said she had a vision of a bar or club with only one entrance and exit and that she planned to purchase an AR-15 "soonish."

No. 5 - In a Golden Globes chock full of upsets, the Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" took best picture, drama, over Bradley Cooper's heavily favored "A Star is Born" and Glenn Close bested Lady Gaga for best actress.

Few winners were seen as more certain than Lady Gaga as best actress in a drama at Sunday's ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. But the veteran actress Close pulled off the shocker for her performance in "The Wife," as the spouse of a Nobel Prize-winning author.

No. 6 - Police arrested a Key Largo couple after they failed to pay more than $10,000 in hotel bills.

Lee Thomas Roe, 36, and Ashley Roe, 34, were charged with grand theft after police say they were staying at a Hampton Inn in Key Largo on five separate occasions.

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