Top Stories of the Day – NBC 6 South Florida

It’s Thursday, May 19and – and NBC 6 has the best stories of the day.

#1 – Criminals continue to defraud the elderly and vulnerable communities in South Florida, so the Miami-Dade County State’s Attorney is taking action to crack down on the crimes.

Katherine Fernandez Rundle announced on Wednesday the formation of a task force called the Elder and Vulnerable Adult Task Force made up of law enforcement, prosecutors and elected officials. Their goal will be to prevent scams on the elderly and people from vulnerable communities. She presented a violent example to support her point: a video of three workers at a group home in North Miami trying to restrain a mentally ill man. The incident happened at The Family Tree Concept Inc. group home on NE 138th Street. According to the arrest report, the group home houses adult men with mental health issues.

#2 – School fight videos pop up almost weekly in South Florida. Videos show violent attacks and land students and adults in handcuffs.

“Every night I keep playing this video and audio to keep pushing,” said Christina Neptune, who said her daughter passed out at Gulfstream Academy in Hallandale Beach. She shared what she said was video of the attack with NBC 6 News. Her daughter is not alone. Earlier this year, another student spoke to NBC 6 and said she had changed schools after being threatened online by classmates at another Broward school. NBC 6 has raised concerns with the Superintendent of Broward Schools. Click here for his response in a report by NBC 6 investigator Heather Walker.

No. 3 – President Joe Biden on Wednesday invoked the Defense Production Act to speed up production of infant formula and authorized flights to import supplies from overseas, as he faces political pressure growing in the face of a domestic shortage caused by the closure for security reasons of the largest country. formula manufacturing plant.

The Defense Production Act ordinance requires formula manufacturers’ suppliers to fulfill orders from these companies ahead of other customers, in an effort to eliminate production bottlenecks. Biden also authorizes the Department of Defense to use commercial aircraft to transport federally-compliant formula supplies from overseas to the United States, in what the White House calls “Operation Fly Formula.” The supply of formula milk across the country has been severely reduced in recent weeks after a February recall by Abbott Nutrition exacerbated ongoing supply chain disruptions among formula manufacturers, leaving fewer options on store shelves and increasingly anxious parents struggling to find food for their children.

#4 – Megan Bishop says the plane crash that killed one person and injured five others on a Miami bridge on Saturday brought back painful memories of her son’s tragic death last year.

“Some days it’s really tough,” Bishop said. “I miss him a lot.” On March 15, 2021, Bishop and his son Taylor were driving near SW 72nd Avenue and SW 13th Street in Pembroke Pines when a small plane crashed into their SUV and caught fire. The impact killed the four-year-old child as well as two people on board the plane. According to Bishop, it’s a dark memory that surfaced when she saw footage of another plane crash on the Haulover Inlet bridge last weekend. Click here for her emotional recollections in a feature by NBC 6’s Kim Wynne that you’ll only see on 6.

#5 – Surveillance video captured a man wearing a red hoodie and another man trying to get inside a black SUV in the middle of the night.

The SUV owner said the men were in his driveway to steal his Cadillac Escalade. Police and tech experts say the men are using a device that intercepts the signal from your key fob – the signal that opens the door and can start the car. Once the signal was intercepted, a man was able to get inside Reyes’ SUV, then shortly after the car started. The man in the red hoodie jumped in and they drove off with Reyes’ black SUV. Miami-Dade police said they were trying to track down the men and saw other stolen cars using technology supposed to help drivers. Click here to learn how to protect your car in a report from NBC 6 investigator Willard Shepard.

No. 6 – The Miami Heat and Florida Panthers will both be back in action Thursday night in Game 2 of their pivotal series.

The Heat will host the Boston Celtics in their Eastern Conference Finals showdown inside FTX Arena, looking to take a 2-0 series lead following their Game 1 win on Tuesday. . Meanwhile, the Florida Panthers are looking to even their streak with state rival Tampa Bay Lightning in their second-round battle inside the FLA Live Arena.

About Warren Dockery

Check Also

As China plays down Tangshan aggression, women say their rights are under attack

Placeholder while loading article actions When a mother was found chained in a shed in …