6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For Tuesday, May 28

What to Know

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

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

Weather wise, breezy conditions and warm temperatures greet South Florida following the holiday weekend with highs in the upper 80s for the rest of the work week.

No. 1 - A man died after he was shot by a robber, who also stole his iPhone and gold chain Monday in Opa-locka.

The robbery happened at 90 Bahman Avenue, as Manny Lira told NBC 6 he was talking on the phone with his friend Omar Alvarez when he heard a scuffle and then the call cutting off. Police said someone in a white vehicle drove up to Alvarez outside of his home and shot him.

No. 2 - Jury selection begins today in the trial of a South Florida man accused of beating his roommate into a coma.

Police say Byron Mitchell and Danielle Jones found each other on Craigslist back in 2016. Mitchell rejected a plea offer of 20 years in prison, sending the case to a trial.

No. 3 - After several weeks of controversy that landed one person behind bars, voters in the city of Sweetwater will head back to their voting booths to decide who will be the next mayor of the Miami-Dade city.

Residents who are eligible will cast their ballots Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for one of the two people on the ballot – incumbent Orlando Lopez or the man he beat four years ago, former Mayor Jose Diaz.

No. 4 - A rapid-fire line of apparent tornadoes tore across Indiana and Ohio overnight, packed so closely together that one crossed the path carved by another. The storms strew debris so thick that at one point, highway crews had to use snowplows to clear an interstate.

At least half a dozen communities from eastern Indiana through central Ohio suffered damage, according to the National Weather Service, though authorities working through the night had reported no fatalities as of early Tuesday.

No. 5 - Student journalists from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will receive recognition for an assignment they'll likely never forget – filling the school newspaper with obituaries.

The Pulitzer Prize board will honor the group for their work after the shooting during a luncheon in New York City.

No. 6 - When a South Florida mother lost her Marine son to suicide, she made it her life's mission to help veterans cope.

Janine Lutz's son, Janos "John" V. Lutz, was 24 when he died six years ago. He served two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan in five years – but Janine said her son was once given up to 24 prescriptions at one time.

To find out how Lutz is helping others avoid the same tragedy and what agencies across South Florida are taking part, click on this link.

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