It’s Tuesday, September 6 – and NBC 6 has the best stories of the day.
No. 1 – Many gathered at Hard Rock Stadium on Monday to honor and remember the late Jason Jenkins.
The Miami Dolphins community voice died suddenly last month, but was described by those closest to him on Monday as a leader, inclusive of all, unifying, driven and kind. During his 14 years with the Dolphins Organization, he served as Senior Vice President for Communications and Community and his impact was deep and lasting. He is survived by his wife, three children, parents and siblings.
#2 – The defense in the Parkland school shooting trial spent two weeks telling the story of how the killer came to be – and who might be responsible.
But the judge will tell jurors that the failures of others – like the school system or mental health counselors – should not be considered when weighing life or death. It will be a delicate dance for the defense, which will resume its case on Monday September 12. Errors, misunderstandings and missed signals are strewn throughout the killer’s life. In this context, the law has other names for would’ves and could’ves: irrelevant and inadmissible.
#3 – After shots were fired at a sporting event at a Lauderdale Lakes high school, injuring three, investigators located a fourth victim.
According to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, the two teenage boys and two adult males suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Broward County Regional Communications received a call shortly before 8:30 p.m. Sunday about a shooting during a little league football game at Boyd Anderson High School. BSO and Fire Rescue MPs responded to the scene and found three people with gunshot wounds. They were taken to a nearby hospital, according to BSO. Authorities told NBC 6 that all of the victims are expected to survive.
No. 4 – A South Florida high school student died after a boating accident Sunday night off the coast of Cutler Bay, school officials said.
Lucy Fernandez, 17, was one of 14 passengers on a boat that hit a channel marker and capsized near Boca Chita Key. Fernandez, a student at the Notre-Dame de Lourdes Academy in Miami, died Monday morning from her injuries. Of the 14 passengers on the boat, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue says 11 were injured. Officials said seven people were lightly injured and three seriously injured. The seriously injured passengers were airlifted to a Miami hospital. The MDFR sent more than 10 units to the scene and worked alongside maritime patrol units from Miami-Dade Police, the US Coast Guard and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to clear the scene. Sources tell NBC 6 that most of the passengers were teenage students from Our Lady of Lourdes Academy and Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, two Catholic schools for girls in Miami-Dade County. Lourdes Academy held a vigil on Monday evening for Fernandez and the other students hospitalized after the accident.
#5 – A man suspected of vandalizing parts of the federal courthouse has been taken into custody, according to the Fort Lauderdale Police Department.
At approximately 10:04 a.m., FLPD responded to the scene at 299 E Broward Blvd. in reference to an unauthorized man inside the courthouse vandalizing several rooms. At the scene, the FLPD took the man – identified as 43-year-old Matthew Chilcutt – into custody without further incident. FLPD says Chilcutt caused a significant amount of damage in that incident and has been charged with burglary.
#6 – A thief broke into a supermarket in Miami and left with cash and electronics shortly after midnight on Sunday.
The incident happened at the Brazil Mart located at southwest 27e Avenue, when someone broke into the store with their face covered. Subject broke in through a door that had a wine display on the other side, knocking the bottles over. Each bottle costs from $10 to $50 dollars. The thief stole two cash drawers, two phones and an iPad. Store management tells NBC 6 they are still in shock and want the person who did this caught. Management says it has already filed a police report with the City of Miami.