6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For Wednesday, January 23

What to Know

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

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

Weather wise, South Florida is in for a warmer and much windier day with high temperatures in the upper 80s.

No. 1 - A civilian investigative panel is looking into a Miami Police body camera video released Tuesday that shows officers forcefully arresting a suspect in what the man's lawyer is calling police brutality.

The footage shows the May 2017 arrest of Ravon Boyd, a suspect in an armed robbery who was involved in a foot chase with officers, according to an internal affairs report.

No. 2 - A teen was rushed to the hospital after Miami-Dade Police say he was shot in the arm after playing with a gun late Tuesday night.

Miami-Dade Police Det. Alvaro Zabaleta confirmed the shooting took place at a home near SW 215th Street and 90th Avenue in Cutler Bay shortly after 10 p.m.

No. 3 - Fort Lauderdale commissioners approved an ordinance Tuesday on banning plastic straws in the city.

The ordinance passed 4-1, with Commissioner Robert McKinzie as the lone "no" vote. It will take a year for the law to take effect.

No. 4 - The FBI arrested a man from California who is accused of using Instagram to threaten, taunt and harass the relatives and friends of the victims who died in the Parkland school shooting.

The criminal complaint obtained Tuesday alleges that Brandon Fleury of Santa Ana, California, created numerous posts on Instagram through multiple accounts mentioning the handles of relatives and friends of the students who were killed in last February’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

No. 5 - One of the high school students at the center of the Washington, D.C., march encounter that's become a cultural flashpoint says he wasn't being "disrespectful" toward a Native American activist he appeared to stare down.

Nick Sandmann, a junior at Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky, discussed the march and its aftermath with Savannah Guthrie in an interview that aired Wednesday on the TODAY show.

No. 6 - The Florida attorney who pushed the state initiative legalizing medical marijuana has a new target -- increasing the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour.

John Morgan told an Orlando news conference Tuesday that he is submitting 120,000 signatures to get an initiative on the state's 2020 ballot that calls for raising the state's current minimum wage from $8.46 an hour to $10 in 2021 with $1 an hour increases annually until it reaches $15 in 2026.

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