6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For Thursday, May 23

What to Know

  • It’s Thursday, May 23rd – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Thursday, May 23rd – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

Weather wise, drier conditions are in the forecast through the holiday weekend with temperatures rising as well into the upper 80s and pushing close to 90 degrees by Memorial Day.

No. 1 - Two young children died after being rushed to the hospital following a drowning incident inside of a North Lauderdale apartment complex pool.

Witnesses say they saw the children, who were reportedly brothers with ages of 5 and 6 years old, laying on the ground near the pool at the complex located at 1200 Southwest 50th Avenue around 11 p.m. Wednesday night.

One witness told reporters that he gave CPR to both children, with just one of the children responding. The mother of the children confirmed that both died as a result of their injuries.

No. 2 - A teenager was airlifted to the hospital after being shot outside a house in a Homestead neighborhood.

The victim was taken to Kendall Regional Medical Center after the shooting that took place shortly after 1 a.m. at the home located near the 1700 block of Mowry Drive. Officials say the 13-year-old victim is in stable condition at the hospital

No. 3 - The Miami-Dade Police Department is investigating a social media post that warns of a mass shooting at a local movie theater.

A Twitter account with the handle "Seven_JC7" posted a tweet on May 20 saying, "There will be a shooting massacre in Florida in the city of Miami. That will occur at AMC Tamiami in 13 days."

MDPD say the credibility remains undetermined but remind people to stay cautious.

No. 4 - A judge rules the victims in the FIU pedestrian bridge collapse will receive a $42 million settlement when a bankruptcy judge approved the deal Wednesday - after the company that built the bridge went bankrupt.

The school was also seeking up to $5 million from what remains of the company, but dropped that claim.

No. 5 - A tornado caused heavy damage in Missouri's capital city as severe weather swept across the state overnight, causing at least three deaths and injuring nearly two dozen people as homes and businesses were ripped apart.

The National Weather Service confirmed that the large and destructive tornado moved over Jefferson City shortly before midnight on Wednesday. The tornado hit during a week that has seen several days of tornadoes and torrential rains in parts of the Southern Plains and Midwest.

No. 6 - While New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft fights charges that he solicited prostitutes at a Jupiter day spa, a line in his arrest report caught the attention of the NBC 6 Investigators in which police say they found posts about the spa’s services on a website that lists places that offer more than a massage.

The NBC 6 Investigators went undercover to spas in South Florida found on the website – click here for the full story to see what we uncovered when we went behind closed doors.

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