6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For July 4

What to Know

  • It’s Thursday, July 4th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for your Independence Day.

It’s Thursday, July 4th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for your Independence Day.

No. 1 – The weather looks like it is going to be a hot, but dry day for your cookout and fireworks throughout Thursday. Keep your NBC 6 app handy for First Alert Doppler 6000 and any weather alerts that may pop up.

No. 2- Officials want to remind you to be careful with fireworks, with one of the most dangerous is sparklers. Those using them are advised pick a nice flat area, a cemented surface or an area away from dry grass.

If you want to leave it to the professionals, check out a list of fun and free locations across South Florida to enjoy July 4th at no cost.

No. 3 – Police are looking to identify a man who was caught on surveillance video entering a gated backyard and peeping into a bedroom of a Davie home.

The incident happened at around 10:45 p.m. on June 28 in the Lake Estates of Rolling Hills development, according to the Davie Police Department. Anyone who recognizes the man should call Davie Police or Broward CrimeStoppers.

No. 4 – Three Broward Sheriff’s deputies who were involved in the April arrest of a teen who was seen on video being thrown to the ground and punched while he was taken into custody are facing criminal charges.

The Broward State Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday that Sgt. Gregory LaCerra and Deputies Christopher Krickovich and Ralph Mackey are facing misdemeanor charges related to the April 18 encounter in a McDonald’s parking lot with students from J.P. Taravella High School in Tamarac.

No. 5 – A reality TV host at heart, President Donald Trump is promising the “show of a lifetime” for the hundreds of thousands of revelers who flock to the National Mall every year on the Fourth of July.

It’s been nearly seven decades since a president spoke there on Independence Day. The U.S. was at war in Korea when Harry Truman addressed a large gathering on the Washington Monument grounds, marking the 175th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

No. 6 – If you’re on the back porch of your home in Florida and see a green iguana, officials with one state agency say you should feel free to kill it.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, in a news release, says people should exterminate the large green lizards on their properties as well as on 22 public lands areas across South Florida