6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For Thursday, March 28

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  • It’s Thursday, March 28th – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Thursday, March 28th – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for the day.

Weather wise, high winds are expected for much of the day with high temperatures expected to barely hit the upper 70s.

No. 1 - Police are investigating an early morning shooting that left two people dead in Southwest Miami-Dade.

Officers and rescue crews arrived at the scene outside of the Mobile gas station located near 119th Avenue and 40th Street, across the street from Kendall Regional Medical Center where both reported victims – a male and a female – were found shot inside a white BMW vehicle by witnesses at the scene.

No. 2 - The growing field of candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for president in 2020 has increased by one more Thursday thanks to one South Florida mayor throwing his hat in the ring.

In a video released Thursday morning, Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam announced his candidacy for the nomination ahead of a rally scheduled for Saturday on the campus of Florida Memorial University.

No. 3 - A change in procedure at the Broward County Court after an inmate punched a public defender in the head during a bond hearing. Effective immediately, all inmates will be handcuffed during hearings.

Assistant Public Defender Julie Chase was standing next to a female defendant at a podium when a man waiting for his own bond hearing stood up, walked behind Chase and punched her with his left hand.

No. 4 - A former math teacher at a Miami-Dade high school - convicted of having an inappropriate relationship with a student in 2017 - is denying being the aggressor.

Bernardo Osorio tells NBC 6 that he blames his victim. In a close-out memo, Miami-Dade Assistant State Attorney Laura Adams said the evidence was "overwhelming" but they opted for a "lenient plea offer" because the victim wanted to move on with his life and Osorio was not likely to reoffend.

No. 5 - A single ticket sold in Wisconsin matched all six numbers in the Wednesday night Powerball drawing to win the third-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history. Due to strong ticket sales, the jackpot climbed to an estimated $768.4 million at the time of the drawing with a cash option of $477 million.

No. 6 – The Miami Marlins open their 2019 season on Thursday against the Colorado Rockies inside Marlins Park. The team is debuting their new logo, colors and several new players as they begin their 27th season.

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