6 Things to Know – New Florida Laws, Detainee Stuck Over Passport Issue

What to Know

  • It’s Tuesday, October 1st – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Tuesday, October 1st – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

No. 1 – Weather wise, breezy conditions wake up South Florida on Tuesday as coastal areas deal with flooding issues due to King Tides. Keep your NBC 6 app handy for push alerts of any severe weather as well as First Alert Doppler 6000.

No. 2 – A 17-year-old who tried to save a boy from drowning Monday in Virginia Key Beach was hospitalized and in critical condition.

Paramedics responded to the beach before 5 p.m. as a 25-year-old mother was teaching her 9-year-old son how to swim when they were both whisked away by strong currents. The teen, identified by family and friends as Christian Burgos, saw them struggling and jumped in to help, but he also got caught in the currents.

No. 3 – New laws taking effect Tuesday throughout Florida include an anti-hazing law and an expansion to the texting while driving law, among others.

About 27 laws are taking effect Tuesday after about 150 others signed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis took effect July 1. For a complete list, click on this link.

No. 4 – Democrats on Monday subpoenaed Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer who was at the heart of Trump’s efforts to get Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden’s family.

With Congress out of session for observance of the Jewish holidays, Democrats moved aggressively against Giuliani, requesting by Oct. 15 “text messages, phone records and other communications” that they referred to as possible evidence.

No. 5 – Erickson Alvarado’s family calls him the most charitable person they know and that hasn’t changed in the four months he has spent inside an immigration detention center in South Florida after his Venezuelan passport has expired.

His family says Alvarado, 47, was detained May 2 while helping his pregnant daughter complete a job at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport – now, there is no way to renew it because the U.S. severed diplomatic ties with that country. For more on this story from the NBC 6 Investigators, click on this link.

No. 6 – From step trackers to weight loss programs, people are using their smart phone apps to track their health-related issues. Experts are warning of some potential downsides of not reading the “Fine Print” before sharing information.

Click here for tips from NBC 6 Responds on how to protect yourself if you use one of these many apps.