6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For Tuesday, February 5

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  • It’s Tuesday, February 5th – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for your day.

It’s Tuesday, February 5th – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for your day.

Weather wise, clear skies are in the forecast for Tuesday and much of the week with seasonable temperatures in the upper 70s and pushing to near 80 degrees by the end of the week.

No. 1 – In video you will see Only on 6, an 8-year-old girl has been reunited with the puppy she got for Christmas after surveillance video caught it being taken from the front yard of her Southwest Miami-Dade home.

NBC 6’s Arlene Borenstein was able to bring Natalie Gonzalez and her beloved dog back together Tuesday morning after an unidentified man presented an item to the reporter and her crew that turned out to be Gonzalez’s puppy, Mateo.

No. 2 – A Southwest Miami-Dade man suspected of attempting to break into a car caused an early morning disruption as police attempted to get him down from the roof of a home before he later fell to the ground.

Officers arrived at the scene near Southwest 73rd Avenue and 14th Terrace where shortly before 6 a.m., police used a ladder to help 44-year-old Maike Jufre get down before he fell and was taken into custody.

No. 3 – When President Donald Trump delivers his annual State of The Union address on Tuesday, several members of the Parkland community directly affected by the shooting inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School nearly one year ago will be in attendance thanks to politicians on both side of the aisle.

Three parents who lost children in the tragedy – Andrew Pollack, Manuel Oliver and Fred Guttenberg – have been invited as guest by politicians from both sides of the aisle as well as Cameron Kasky, a survivor of the shooting who has since become a student activist.

No. 4 – Paris’ deadliest fire in over a decade claimed 10 lives, sending fleeing residents to the roof to escape the flames that engulfed their apartment building before dawn Tuesday.

A 40-year-old female resident, said to have a history of psychiatric problems, was detained near the eight-story building in the quiet neighborhood as police opened an investigation into voluntary arson resulting in death.

No. 5 – “Empire” star Jussie Smollett, who told police he was attacked last month in Chicago, did not want to report the incident but was convinced it was “in the best interest” to do so, according to a police report obtained by Chicago’s NBC affiliate.

Smollett told police on Jan. 29 that two masked men punched him, subjected him to racist and homophobic insults, threw an “unknown chemical substance” on him and put a thin rope around his neck before fleeing.

No. 6 – The Miami Heat will retire Chris Bosh’s jersey during a halftime ceremony on March 26th at American Airlines Arena.

Bosh will be the fourth Heat player to have his jersey hang from the rafters. Alonzo Mourning, Tim Hardaway and Shaquille O’Neal were honored in the past by Miami


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