6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For Thursday, April 4

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  • It’s Thursday, April 4th – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Thursday, April 4th – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for the day.

No. 1 – South Florida will need to keep those umbrellas handy as showers are in the forecast for most of the day. Keep your NBC 6 app handy for First Alert Doppler 6000 radar and updates throughout the day.

No. 2 - Three Miami-Dade firefighters were taken to the hospital after their rescue truck crashed during the early morning hours of Thursday.

The crash took place just before 4:30 a.m. in the southbound lanes of the Florida Turnpike near Quail Roost Drive.

No. 3 - Authorities are searching for a driver who was caught on camera intentionally running over a pedestrian in an Oakland Park parking lot.

The incident happened the evening of Feb. 23 in the Publix parking lot at 950 East Commercial Boulevard. Surveillance footage shows the driver stop his car to allow the pedestrian to walk in front of him, but as the victim finishes crossing the vehicle, the driver accelerates and turns in the direction of the victim.

No. 4 - Royal Caribbean has canceled the next three sailings of the Oasis of The Seas after a crane fell on it. There were no passengers on board, but eight people were injured. Affected customers will get a full refund and credit towards a future cruise.

No. 5 - The safety of one stroller brand is being called into question after nearly 100 adults and children were allegedly injured while using Britax strollers between 2012 and 2018.

Britax was sued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission for refusing the voluntary recall. The Washington Post reports that suit was settled without a recall.

No. 6 - A teenager in Kentucky claims he's the boy who disappeared in Illinois nearly 8 years ago after his mother was found dead in a motel room.

The 14-year-old is telling investigators he escaped two kidnappers that had been holding him for seven years. The FBI is working with authorities in multiple states to confirm his identity.

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