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- The New Year is here, South Florida – and NBC 6 has your top six stories for January 1st.
The New Year is here, South Florida – and NBC 6 has your top six stories for January 1st.
Weather wise, warm temperatures and increased humidity stay around for the start of 2019 ahead of another front expected to bring cooler temperatures this weekend.
No. 1 – South Florida rang in the New Year with celebrations across the area, including the now annual concert by “Mr. 305” himself, singer Pitbull.
No. 2. - The New Year started with tragedy in Miami Lakes after a car crashed into a lake, killing one person and sending another to the hospital according to reports.
Miami-Dade Police and dive team members arrived at the scene near the intersection of Miami Lakes Drive and Jacaranda Lane around 2 a.m. after reports of the vehicle in the water.
No. 3 - Two people are at large while three others are behind bars after they allegedly broke into a liquor store with a sledgehammer early Monday in Hialeah.
Surveillance videos show the masked thieves attempt to break in at the family-owned Barbarita Liquors on East 41st Street and 4th Avenue at around 6 a.m.
No. 4 - A week and a half into a partial government shutdown, House Democrats released their plan to re-open the government without approving money for President Donald Trump's border wall.
At the same time, the president struggled to find leverage to break the stalemate before the GOP's monopoly on Washington power ended.
No. 5 – South Florida football will have new coaches next fall after the Miami Dolphins fired head coach Adam Gase after three seasons – while new Miami Hurricanes head coach Manny Diaz has reportedly fired all of the offensive assistants from last year’s team.
No. 6 - Audio has emerged of comedian Louis C.K. apparently mocking the students-turned-activists from the Parkland school shooting.
The sound-only recording was posted Sunday in a since-removed YouTube video that said it was from a Dec. 16 stand-up set at a Levittown, New York comedy club.