6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For Thursday, May 30

What to Know

  • It’s Thursday, May 30th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Thursday, May 30th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

Weather wise, the dry forecast and hot temperatures stick around for the rest of the work week with highs in the upper 80s before rain chances increase starting this weekend.

No. 1 - The body of a single mother who had been missing for two weeks from a Miami Gardens home has been found, officials confirmed Wednesday.

The Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the body’s identity as 41-year-old Kameela Russell, who was last seen May 15 in the 800 block of Northwest 203rd Street at the home of her aunt.

No. 2 - A South Florida woman accused of defrauding dozens of people out of more than $167,000 through a Facebook furniture scheme has been arrested, authorities said.

April Garcia, 45, was arrested Tuesday on 29 counts of grand theft and 29 counts of organized scheme to defraud, according to an arrest report that said 29 people told investigators they had contacted Garcia, who met the alleged victims at different furniture stores in Miami Gardens throughout the month of March.

No. 3 – Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly punched a man to the ground at a Quarterdeck restaurant in Davie.

The incident happened on April 24th at 3155 S. University Drive in Davie. Police say the suspect punched the 25-year-old victim to the ground, causing him to sustain a broken jaw. The broken jaw needed four screws to secure.

No. 4 - Special counsel Robert Mueller has resigned because he says his investigation is over. Mueller broke two years of silence, saying that if his team had clear confidence President Trump did not obstruct justice, they would have said so.

He added that charging the president with a crime is unconstitutional and was not an option.

No. 5 - Today begins the final round of the National Spelling Bee in the nation’s capital of Washington, D.C.

13-year-old Simone Kaplan will be representing South Florida on the stage as she attends Saint Bonaventure Catholic School in Davie.

No. 6 - There’s a battle raging right now to save our coral reefs – and the front line is right here in Broward County as sientists say the enemy is a disease preying on corals already weakened and stressed from climate change.

To find out how researchers are making difference in the fight to save our coral reefs, click on this link for the story from NBC 6’s Ari Odzer.

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