6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For Wednesday, May 8

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  • It’s Wednesday, May 8th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Wednesday, May 8th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

Weather wise, showers and storms will become more scattered for the middle of the week as rain chances go down heading into the weekend.

No. 1 - After six decades of everything from top high school football talent to soccer matches from across the world, an iconic Fort Lauderdale stadium will start the process of being torn down Wednesday.

Crews will be at the site of Lockhart Stadium to begin the demolition of the stadium at an event scheduled to start at 9 a.m. The site will be used by the new Major League Soccer team coming to the area as Inter Miami FC will use the land to build several training facilities as well as a new stadium that will host the first seasons for the MLS franchise.

No. 2 - Miami police are searching for a subject in a shooting that killed a man after he was rushed to the hospital Tuesday afternoon.

Officers responded at around 4 p.m. to the area of NW 2nd Avenue and 59 regarding a male shot. He was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he later passed away.

No. 3 - Two high school students shot and killed a classmate and injured eight others at a charter school in a Colorado community that marked the 20th anniversary of one of the nation's worst school shootings just weeks ago.

Douglas County sheriff's officials said Devon Erickson, 18, and a younger student walked into the STEM School Highlands Ranch Tuesday afternoon and opened fire on students in two classrooms, prompting students to run shouting through the halls or to hide out of sight as gunfire echoed through school.

The father of 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo told NBC News that his son was the student killed, but the family declined to be interviewed Tuesday night.

No. 4 - Drivers for ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft are planning to turn off their apps Wednesday to protest low wages and other gripes.

The strike comes just two days ahead of Uber’s IPO, which is expected to be the largest among new tech stock debuts this year with an expected valuation of $80.53 billion to $91.51 billion on a fully diluted basis. Protests are reportedly expected in at least eight U.S. cities, including Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia.

No. 5 - The Broward County School Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a collective bargaining agreement that will usher in a pay raise for teachers in the district by next month.

At least two-thirds of all Broward County teachers -- around 10,800 of them -- will get a 2.16% raise, and the remaining one-third -- 4,100 of them -- will get a 1.63% raise. Teachers will start seeing raises in their paychecks by the end of this month.

No. 6 - About 200 patients with rare and mysterious diseases have found answers and treatment at University of Miami's new undiagnosed disease network. Participants in this groundbreaking research include one very special little girl.

For her story plus how you can get help if you think you have a rare disease, click on this link.

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