6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For Thursday, February 7

What to Know

  • It’s Thursday, February 7th – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for your day.

It’s Thursday, February 7th – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for your day.

Weather wise, dry conditions are in the forecast heading into the weekend with high temperatures pushing close to 80 degrees.

No. 1 - More than a dozen people were injured in a crash that involved a transit bus Wednesday afternoon in southwest Miami-Dade.

The crash happened before 4 p.m. in the area of SW 248th Street and Busway.

No. 2 - A South Florida man who allegedly flashed a 16-year-old girl at a Dunkin’ Donuts in Miami Gardens has been arrested and charged with lewd and lascivious exhibition on a child, police say.

Dayron Fuentes appeared in bond court after the incident, which took place Tuesday at the Dunkin’ Donuts at 15905 NW 57th Ave, police said.

No. 3 - Investigators have arrested more than 20 people as part of a counterfeit ring that forged immigration documents to get real Florida driver licenses.

47-year-old Valois Nunez Artelis has been charged with masterminding the scheme. Prosecutors say Nunez posed as an immigration officer and falsified a document provided by the immigration enforcement agency to immigrants who have a reason to not be deported.

No. 4 - The Justice Department has opened an investigation into federal prosecutors' handling of a plea deal in which a wealthy, politically connected Florida financier avoided potentially severe penalties for sexually abusing teenage girls in favor of a relatively light state conviction.

The department's Office of Professional Responsibility wrote in a letter Wednesday that it would examine whether professional misconduct occurred in the highly publicized case of Jeffrey Epstein. The letter cited a series of recent articles by the Miami Herald that focused new attention on how the deal came about.

No. 5 - The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to approve William Barr's nomination to be attorney general Thursday in a vote that is likely to be mostly along party lines as Democrats have questioned how transparent Barr will be once special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation concludes.

Once the committee approves the nomination, it will head to the full Senate, where Barr is expected to be confirmed. That vote could come as soon as next week.

No. 6 - Although many Floridians looking for love may beg to differ, the Sunshine State has been ranked the best state for singles, according to a new study from WalletHub.

According to the study, states were evaluated based on three key measures: dating economics, dating opportunities, and romance/fun. The consensus? Florida offers plenty of ways for singles to mingle – and a larger dating pool to do so.

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