It’s Thursday July 14the — and NBC 6 has the top stories of the day.
No. 1 – A 10-year-old girl has died of her injuries over six months after a hit-and-run at Wilton Manors that killed two other children, authorities said on Wednesday.
Laziyah Stukes – also known as “Minnie” by loved ones – died Monday from injuries sustained in the Dec. 27, 2021 crash, Broward Sheriff’s Office officials said. “She was very happy, funny,” said Devera Stukes, Minnie’s mother. “She had a great personality.” The child suffered serious brain damage from the crash and was on a ventilator in the ICU. Stukes and five other children were hit by a hit-and-run driver outside an apartment building in the 2400 block of Powerline Road, officials said. Two other children, 6-year-old Andrea Fleming and 5-year-old Kylie Jones, were beaten and pronounced dead at the scene.
No. 2 – A 65-year-old Tamarac woman remains behind bars in Broward, accused of running a prostitution operation out of a massage parlor in Fort Lauderdale.
Hyun Ja Kim was arrested on July 7 as part of an ongoing investigation by the Broward Sheriff’s Office Money Laundering Task Force. She ran the Broom Massage spa at 2762 E. Oakland Park Blvd. since December 2016, according to the arrest report. Undercover officers, statements from employees and other evidence were collected that confirmed the spa was a front for prostitution, the report said.
No. 3 – A Fort Lauderdale man said he was drugged and robbed of more than $50,000 in jewelry and other belongings by a woman he met in a bar and took home.
Bobby Scali said he was looking for a good time last month and was in a bar on Las Olas Boulevard when he met a woman. Fort Lauderdale Police said it was around 1:30 a.m. on June 10 when Scali and the woman left the bar and went to his apartment. Surveillance footage released by police on Tuesday shows the two entering the building holding hands before the woman leaves alone about two hours later. Police said while the woman was in Scali’s apartment, she stole more than $52,000 worth of items, including Rolex and Breitling watches, an iPhone 12 Pro, his wallet and $1,000 in cash.
No. 4 – New technology that could prevent a child from dying in a hot car could soon be standard in all new vehicles.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is currently reviewing several warning systems to determine what should be included in new vehicles for the purpose of saving lives. Some of the technology already exists in certain cars, such as the Genesis, which has a sensor that alerts the police and sends them the vehicle’s location when the alarm isn’t answered. The sensor is called a Rear Occupant Alert System, or ROA, which detects movement in a vehicle. Click here to see some of the tech in a report from NBC 6 anchor Heather Walker.
No. 5 – A woman living in Broward County says a scammer has drained thousands of her crypto and bank accounts.
It’s a scam that Yva Horrobin said from her cellphone. On what seemed like a normal workday in late November, she noticed her cell phone had no signal. She used a Wi-Fi signal to check her email, and then she found reports from her bank warning of unauthorized activity. Within hours, her Coinbase crypto account was emptied of $18,165. She said the scammers transferred another $3,000 from her bank account. Click here to find out what happened next and how to avoid getting scammed in a report from NBC 6 researcher Sasha Jones.
No. 6 – Give us $75, or we’ll keep bombarding you with one star ratings. That’s essentially the threat facing about a dozen of Miami’s most celebrated restaurants.
Boia De in Little Haiti, for example, just got a coveted Michelin star — the sign of excellence in the restaurant world — while someone floods Google with one-star ratings of the foodie mecca. “It was kinda wild, like one star reviews, like most chefs like to say we don’t read the reviews, we don’t read Yelp, we don’t read Google, but they all lie, we’ We all lie, we do we,” said Alex Meyer, the owner and chef of Boia De. So instead of the usual fawning comments, Meyer said he was choking on bad reviews. Click here to find out how these restaurants are fighting back in a report from NBC 6’s Ari Odzer.