6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For Tuesday, December 18

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  • It’s Tuesday, December 18th – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Tuesday, December 18th – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for the day.

Weather wise, cooler morning temps will give way to a warmer afternoon with highs in the mid to upper 70s ahead of some potentially serious storms later in the week.

No. 1 - A teenage boy on a bicycle died from his injuries after a car struck him in a hit-and-run crash Monday in Pembroke Pines. The crash happened at around 8 p.m. in the 1900 block of NW 196th Avenue.

Police said a good Samaritan saw the 14-year-old lying on the road and stopped to render aid and called 911, but the teen later died at the hospital.

No. 2 - A South Florida man is facing charges of posting detailed bomb-making instructions to online sites frequented by extremists such as supporters of the Islamic State group.

An FBI affidavit charges Tayyab Tahir Ismail, 33 of Pembroke Pines, with posting the illegal bomb instructions on at least five occasions between July and September.

No. 3 - Authorities say two South Florida prison guards assaulted and intimidated several young inmates at the facility where they worked.

Investigators say Terrance Reynolds and Brendan Butler were working at the South Florida Reception Center in March 2017 when they took three youthful offenders, who had been separated from the general population, to a broom closet and beat them.

No. 4 – Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn will be sentenced today for his role in an interview with the FBI in which he lied about his Russian contacts.

No. 5 - The lottery for a chance to see the renowned Broadway musical Hamilton during its stop in South Florida and pay only $10 to do so has come to an end.

Those selected will be notified by 11 a.m. and have five hours to purchase up to two tickets to the show for just $10 each for Wednesday’s show at the Broward Center.

No. 6 - Police in Florida say a 23-year-old man went through a McDonald's drive-thru and tried to pay for his order with a bag of marijuana.

News outlets report Port St. Lucie police say the fast food worker denied the trade and Anthony Andrew Gallagher drove off, only to return again a short time later. Police arrested him Sunday on charges of marijuana possession and driving under the influence.

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