It’s Friday, September 2ndnd – NBC 6 has the top stories of the day.
No. 1 – Police issued an arrest warrant on Thursday against the father of a Miami-Dade child who has been missing for days.
Jorge Gabriel Morales, 45, defied a court order to interfere with custody of a minor in connection with the disappearance of 6-year-old Jorge “Jo Jo” Morales, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department. The child was picked up from his mother’s home on Saturday morning by his father and paternal grandmother “according to a court time-sharing order”. I did not return my child home in violation. The child’s mother then reported the child’s disappearance to police, told NBC 6 that she had lost contact with her ex-husband and that everything was gone from her apartment.
No. 2 – Federal agents were spotted searching a property on South Florida’s ultra-luxury Fisher Island on Thursday, as part of investigative sources alleged to have ties to a Russian oligarch.
The raid is linked to Viktor Vekselberg, a billionaire and close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, a source familiar with the matter told NBC News. Homeland Security Investigators and his FBI agents were also spotted in New York, carrying boxes during searches in a Manhattan skyscraper apartment and a Hamptons estate. Records indicated that those assets were associated with Wechselberg. Sources said the search was related to an ongoing investigation, but the nature of the investigation was unclear.
No. 3 – A video obtained exclusively by NBC 6 shows a brawl outside a Hollywood restaurant and bar in late August.
In the video, a group of men can be seen fighting outside the Sahara Cafe on Harrison Street in Hollywood. I saw it fly away. A fistfight ensues, and one of them falls. Then another man appeared and started shooting. Cameras capture him firing multiple rounds. “I can’t even describe what that moment was like,” the man in the blue shirt told NBC 6. Click here for more information on NBC 6 investigator Willard Shepard’s report.
No. 4 – Nicholas Cruz, the man responsible for the Parkland school shooting, has failed to admit some swastika evidence allotted to him, and his lawyers are facing unusual charges in a punitive trial Thursday. I made a point. race or religion.
Attorneys told circuit judge Elizabeth Scherrer in front of a jury that Nazi symbols evoke so much anger and disgust that showing his painting to the panel violated his right to a fair trial. He said he was. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High was driven by prejudice. The dead and her 17 wounded included whites, blacks, Hispanics, people of Asian descent, Christians, and Jews. They also listed the number of times they asked Scherrer to determine whether the swastika would be allowed before jury selection, and her failure was a testament to the questions they asked prospective jurors and their They said their allegation was “dishonest” and Scherer angrily rejected it.
No. 5 – Help is on the rise for millions of Americans with college debt, but the federal government warns against scammers using the announcement as bait.
“It’s the perfect storm for fraudsters,” said Zulfiqar Ramzan. Ramzan is the chief his scientist at his cyber security company Aura. He said customers have already reported fraud attempts related to student loan forgiveness. The Federal Trade Commission also issued a warning to borrowers, saying, “You don’t have to do anything or pay anyone to sign up for new programs or suspensions.” For more information on NBC 6 consumer researcher Sasha Jones’ report, click here. .
No. 6 – Miami-Dade County nonprofit is helping formerly incarcerated women find life after prison.
Dragonfly Thrift Boutique isn’t your average clothing and furniture store, but it’s also a place of opportunity for women to change their lives. “This is a place of love and acceptance, and a great way for someone to come back into society, feel accepted, and build self-esteem again,” said store manager Nancy Denike. I was one of those who got a second chance after working at the facility for five years. Click here to read her story and more in her report from Xochitl Hernandez on NBC 6.