ICYMI: Extinction Research; Naked Burglar Targets Little League

Here are some of last week's top stories from the NBC 6 Weekend Digest:

FAU Professors' Research Gives Snapshot of World Millions of Years Ago

Robert DePalma and Dr. Anton Oleinik teach paleontology at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. In their spare time, they're making earth-shattering discoveries in North Dakota about the day 66 million years ago when an asteroid shattered the Earth, slamming into what is now the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.

"The giant impact set up a scene for mass extinction," Oleinik explained. "The aftermath effects put the Earth first into darkness and then the plants die, it essentially took some time.

DePalma has spent seven years working at the site in the badlands of North Dakota called Tanis. He is the lead author of a recently published, peer-reviewed paper which claims the Tanis site shows the actual day when the global apocalypse started, the very hours after the impact which wiped out 75% of life on the planet.

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Dwyane Wade Visits AAA To Sign Autographs With Every Heat Employee

Dwyane Wade may be retired, but the former Miami Heat star and iconic NBA player is still the MVP of South Florida – especially among the employees of his former team.

About a week after playing in his final NBA game, Wade stopped by the American Airlines Arena to sign autographs for every Heat employee, according to a post on his Instagram page. The athlete also took photos with every worker during the impromptu visit as a “final farewell.”

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Motorcyclist Sought in Miami-Dade Road Rage Shooting: FHP

Authorities are searching for a motorcycle rider who opened fire on a driver during a road rage incident in Miami-Dade earlier this month.

The victim was traveling on Old State Road 9 near the Golden Glades the evening of April 8 when he was involved in the encounter with the motorcyclist, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.

Officials said the two got into a verbal argument, and the motorcyclist hit the driver's side mirror with his hand, cracking it. The victim followed the suspect to get his tag number but the temporary tag was rolled up.

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Authorities are searching for a motorcycle rider who opened fire on a driver during a road rage incident in Miami-Dade earlier this month.

Florida Deputies Look for Naked Burglar Who Stole From Little League

Authorities in Florida are asking for the public's help in tracking down a man who they say burglarized a Little League concession stand wearing nothing more than a ballcap and gloves.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says the naked burglar struck the stand at Fischer Field in Dunedin almost two weeks ago.

Deputies say the burglar stole cameras and a cash box with $250 inside, and he caused $5,000 in damage.

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