It’s Monday, June 21 and NBC 6 has the best stories of the day.
From a weather point of view, expect hot and humid temperatures today with a low chance of downpours. It’s also the first full day of summer in South Florida. Click here for your full forecast.
Here are your six things to know.
1 – Wilton Manors Pride Parade Fatal Crash Seems Unintentional
A member of a male choir unintentionally ran into other choir members at the start of the Stonewall Pride Parade and Festival at Wilton Manors on Saturday night, killing one member of the group and seriously injuring another, the group manager said on Sunday .
The director corrected initial speculations that this was a hate crime directed against the gay community. Wilton Manors Deputy Mayor Paul Rolli and Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis said the initial investigation showed it was an accident.
The elderly driver suffered from illnesses that prevented him from walking, according to a statement released by Fort Lauderdale Police on Sunday, which said he was cooperating with the investigation and there was no evidence of the presence of drug or alcohol.
The 77-year-old driver has been taken into custody, but police say no charges have been laid and the investigation is continuing.
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2 – Miami sergeant shoots suspect in Home Depot parking lot
Authorities are looking for two suspects after a police sergeant shot a car she said rushed towards her in the parking lot of a Miami shopping center.
The incident happened outside the Home Depot at 7899 W. Flagler Street.
Miami-Dade Police Sgt. Was patrolling the mall parking lot when a store employee informed her of a shoplifting suspect who was pushing a shopping cart with merchandise.
When the sergeant approached the suspect, he abandoned the cart and fled to a waiting car outside.
The vehicle, which was being driven by a woman, then began to move towards the sergeant and the sergeant fired at least one shot.
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3 – Claudette regains the strength of the tropical storm after 13 deaths
Claudette regained tropical storm status Monday morning as she approached the Carolinian coast less than two days after 13 people – including eight children – were killed in a multiple vehicle crash – due to the effects of the storm in Alabama .
The children who died on Saturday were in a van for a youth center for abused or neglected children. The vehicle caught fire in the wreckage along a wet 65 highway approximately 55 kilometers south of Montgomery. Butler County Coroner Wayne Garlock said the vehicles likely hydroplaned.
The accident also claimed the lives of two other people who were in a separate vehicle. Garlock identified them as Cody Fox, 29, and his 9-month-old daughter, Ariana; both from Marion County, Tennessee.
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4 – Royal Caribbean Launches ‘Simulated’ Freedom of the Seas Cruise from PortMiami
About 600 people boarded a Freedom of the Seas cruise ship on Sunday during the first simulated trip to the United States by Royal Caribbean International.
The simulated trip, intended to test the safety of cruise ships, set sail at 7 p.m. from PortMiami on Sunday with a fully vaccinated crew.
“This is a very important moment, we have all the procedures ready,” said Hernan Zini, captain of the Royal Caribbean ships. “We’ve worked many months to get ready at this point, with the Florida authorities and the CDC. And today we’re putting it all to the test, a simulation cruise to prove that we can indeed do it. “
5 – Amazon Prime Day Deals and Discounts
Amazon Prime Day is back.
Amazon’s annual mega-sale last year was pushed back from summer to fall due to the pandemic. But Amazon Prime Day returns to its summer roots for 48 hours on June 21 and 22.
The retailer will have more than 2 million deals, making it the biggest Prime Day since it started in 2015, according to Amazon.
Navigating Prime Day requires a year-round strategy. Click here for four common shopping mistakes to avoid making this Amazon Prime Day.
6 – The Tokyo Olympics will allow a limit of 10,000 local fans at venues
The Tokyo Olympics will see some local fans seeing the opening of the games in just over a month, officials of the organizing committee and the IOC said on Monday.
The organizers have set a limit of 50% of the capacity up to a maximum of 10,000 fans for all Olympic venues.
The move was announced after so-called five-party talks online with local organizers, the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee, the Japanese government and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
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