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6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For Monday, June 17

What to Know

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

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

No. 1 – It’s a rainy start to the work week across parts of South Florida as storm chances remain high for a good amount of Monday – so keep your umbrella handy and your NBC 6 app around for First Alert Doppler 6000 and any updates you need.

No. 2 - A police officer was rushed to the hospital after an early morning multi-car crash in North Miami Beach.

The crash involving the police car and another vehicle took place near the intersection of Northeast 19th Avenue and 175th Street, with both cars involved suffering damage to the front of their vehicles.

No. 3 - Hundreds of protesters gathered in South Florida to protest outside a facility that has become the nation's biggest location for detaining immigrant children.

A coalition of religious groups and immigrant advocates said Sunday they want the detention center in Homestead closed. Organizer Kristin Kumpf says 800 people from 22 states RSVPed for the protest that was held on Father's Day.

No. 4 - A Chinese citizen was arrested Saturday for "jabbing" a sea turtle nest with a wooden stake and "stomping" on the protected habitat, according to the Miami Beach Police Department.

Miami Beach officers responded at about 8:15 a.m. to the beach by the 500 block of the city to a report of a woman disturbing a sea turtle nest. According to an arrest report, 41-year-old Yaqun Lu was "seen by officers and bystanders with one of the wooden stakes in her hand jabbing at the sea turtle nest and stomping all over the nest with her bare feet."

No. 5 - Iran will break the uranium stockpile limit set by Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers in the next 10 days, the spokesman for the country's atomic agency said Monday while also warning that Iran could enrich uranium up to 20% — just a step away from weapons-grade levels.

The announcement by Behrouz Kamalvandi, timed for a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels, puts more pressure on Europe to come up with new terms for Iran's 2015 nuclear deal.

No. 6 - Today marks 25 years since O.J. Simpson led police on a slow speed chase around Los Angeles in his white Ford bronco. The chase captured the attention of more than 90 million people.

Simpson returned to his home where he surrendered and later faced trial in the stabbing deaths of his ex-wife and her friend.

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