6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For Thursday, April 11

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  • It’s Thursday, April 11th – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Thursday, April 11th – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for the day.

Weather wise, a milder morning will give way to a warmer afternoon ahead of temperatures pushing into the upper 80s by the weekend.

No. 1 - Police have one person in custody after a deadly hit and run crash early Thursday morning in Miami Beach.

Officers responded to the initial scene near 15th Street and Alton Road, where a male victim was struck and killed in the middle of the intersection after 3 a.m.

No. 2 - We now know what was said in a meeting of engineers just hours before the pedestrian bridge collapsed at FIU last year. The details come from previously sealed court records obtained by the NBC 6 Investigators. For a full breakdown of the documents, click here.

No. 3 - A man walked into a New York City precinct seeking shelter and then admitted to murdering two men last year more than 1,000 miles away in Miami Gardens, police said.

Javoni Stewart, 23, confessed to shooting and killing Donald Armstrong and Stephen Campbell while the two sat in a car under the Palmetto Expressway last June.

No. 4 - Police in London arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorean embassy Thursday for failing to surrender to the court in 2012, shortly after the South American nation revoked his asylum.

Metropolitan Police Service in London later announced that Assange had also been arrested on behalf of U.S. authorities. Police said the U.S. is making plans to seek extradition of Assange from the UK in connection with sealed federal charges filed in the Eastern District of Virginia.

No. 5 – The State Department will now start issuing travel advisories over the risk of being kidnapped or taken hostage. Until now, advisories have included warnings about things like crime, civil unrest or the potential for terrorism.

The new "K" indicator for the potential to be kidnapped is being issued for 35 countries including Afghanistan, Mexico, Lebanon, Venezuela and Uganda.

No. 6 - Dwyane Wade capped his career in style, with one last triple-double before heading off to retirement.

Wade had 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in his final NBA game, which the Nets won by beating the Miami Heat 113-94 on Wednesday night.

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