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6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For Wednesday, June 5

What to Know

  • It’s Wednesday, June 5th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Wednesday, June 5th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

Weather wise, the heat and humidity continue across South Florida with chances for an isolated shower increasing slightly over the course of the work week and into the weekend.

No. 1 - Former Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Deputy Scot Peterson was arrested Tuesday on negligence and child neglect charges related to last year's shooting at the Parkland school.

Peterson, 56, was arrested in Broward County on seven counts of neglect of a child, three counts of culpable negligence, and one count of perjury, Florida Department of Law Enforcement officials said. The arrest comes after a 15-month investigation into the actions of law enforcement after the Feb. 14, 2018 shooting at the school

No. 2 - The MSD Public Safety Commission will continue their second day of meetings today to address school safety in Sunrise. Today's meeting will focus on updates made to public safety communication systems since the Parkland tragedy.

No. 3 - Those involved in the deadly FIU bridge collapse case will head to court today. A judge is ordering the company who designed the bridge to testify over why they aren't able to provide investigators the text messages they sent or received about the bridge in the days leading up to the collapse.

No. 4 - New surveillance footage shows a Florida Highway Patrol trooper being run over by a car that fled the scene last month. The hit-and-run happened May 25 in the southbound lanes of the southbound Florida Turnpike exit at Hollywood Boulevard in Broward County.

The footage, released on Tuesday, shows Trooper Arsenio Caballero being struck by a white BMW 6 series that drove off after the driver had been speaking to another trooper.

No. 5 - The Trump administration on Tuesday ended the most popular forms of U.S. travel to Cuba, banning cruise ships and a heavily used category of educational travel in an attempt to cut off cash to the island's communist government.

The new restrictions are part of a broader effort by the administration of President Donald Trump to roll back the Obama-era efforts to restore normal relations between the United States and Cuba, which drew sharp criticism from the more hardline elements of the Cuban-American community and their allies in Congress.

No. 6 - With school wrapping up this week, Miami-Dade Police are warning parents there is a curfew law in effect and they will be issuing citations.

Detectives said they see an uptick in crime committed by juveniles during the summer months as the Board of County Commissioners put up large billboards across the county that read "Yes, there is a teen curfew in effect" in bold letters.

Police are hoping the billboards serve as a reminder to parents and teens.

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