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6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For Monday, May 27

What to Know

  • It’s Monday, May 27th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Monday, May 27th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

No. 1 - It's Memorial Day-- and we have some good news if you're headed to the beach or if you're planning an outdoor event as highs will be in the upper 80s with a mix of sun and clouds.

There is a high risk of rip currents today so be careful in the water and keep your NBC 6 app handy for First Alert Doppler 6000 and weather alerts whenever they come up.

No. 2 - Three teens who were waiting for their bus to a soccer tournament in Weston died Saturday after a vehicle struck them in North Miami, police said.

The teens, who were part of the Little Haiti Football Club, were waiting for their bus to the championship game when they were hit by the black SUV, authorities said. A GoFundMe account has been set up to assist with funeral costs.

No. 3 - A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was injured in a hit-and-run crash on the Turnpike this weekend.

The crash happened on the southbound Turnpike exit to Hollywood Boulevard, authorities said. The collision, which happened just before 4 p.m. Saturday, had troopers closing down the exit following the incident. FHP officials said they are a looking for a white BMW 6 series with a temporary tag that fled the scene.

No. 4 - A Florida woman had to be airlifted to the hospital after being bitten by an alligator this weekend.

Witnesses said a group of about a dozen people were swimming in a lake near Fay Lake Wilderness Park in Port Saint John on Saturday afternoon when the woman was bitten.

According to witnesses, soon after the attack, they saw what looked to be an eight to ten-foot-long alligator in the water. The woman was airlifted to a nearby hospital.

No. 5 - President Donald Trump said Monday he is not "personally" bothered by recent short-range missile tests that North Korea conducted this month, breaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is hosting the president on four-day state visit full of pageantry.

Standing beside Trump at a news conference after hours of talks, Abe disagreed with the U.S. president, saying the missile tests violated U.N. Security Council resolutions and were "of great regret." Abe is concerned because the short-range missiles pose a threat to Japan's security.

No. 6 - Walt Disney World is footing the bill for employees who want to attend the University of Central Florida, the company announced this past week.

The offer is part of Disney’s Aspire program, which provides free tuition to eligible employees and cast members. UCF, the state’s largest university, is the latest addition to the initiative, which launched in August 2018.

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