Top Stories of the Day – NBC 6 South Florida

It’s Monday, May 2n/a – and NBC 6 has the best stories of the day.

#1 – South Florida domestic workers gathered for a march in downtown Miami on Sunday on International Workers’ Day to protest rising rents.

Participants said they needed more rights as tenants because the affordability crisis was excluding them from their neighborhoods. Social workers and domestic workers at the Miami Workers Center say that to live in South Florida, they need higher wages and workplace protections. A Rent.com report values ​​a one-bedroom apartment in Miami at $2,744 per month, up 21.6% from last year. Many say that it is simply not possible to live here. Especially domestic workers who say their low wages can’t give them access to safe housing.

No. 2 – Democrat Ken Russell said on Sunday he was switching from a U.S. Senate primary race against U.S. Representative Val Demings to a race for a Miami-area congressional seat.

Russell made his announcement via a TikTok video. Russell, a Miami city commissioner, said it became clear that Demings – who currently represents Orlando in Congress – would likely be the Democratic nominee against incumbent Republican Senator Marco Rubio and would support her. Now, Russell has said he will focus on a House District 27 run against freshman GOP Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar in one of Florida’s major swing neighborhoods.

No. 3 – After an initial plan to build a new football stadium for the Miami Hurricanes in the city of Coral Gables was met with backlash, billionaire propellant John Ruiz is reportedly eyeing a new location closer to campus .

Ruiz told the Miami New Times he now wants the stadium built at Tropical Park in southwest Miami-Dade — nine miles from the school’s campus, as opposed to 30 miles from UM’s current home ground, Hard Rock Stadium. Ruiz said he spoke to the architectural firm that built SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. — site of February’s Super Bowl LVI — about building a 65,000-seat stadium on the west side of the south-facing park. -west of 40th Street. Ruiz originally proposed to build a stadium on the site of Coral Gables High School, which faced opposition from the city and Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

#4 – Exactly 25 years after four family members were murdered at a Miramar home in what police called one of the “most heinous crimes” in the city’s history, members of family and detectives gather for a memorial service.

Theresa Laverne, her daughter, Marie Altidore, and Marie’s daughters, Sabrina, 6 weeks, and Samantha, 2, were found murdered in a house in the 8800 block of S. Crescent Drive on April 30, 1997. Laverne, 68 , had traveled to South Florida from Haiti to help her 29-year-old daughter with the newborn. Laverne and Altidore had been fatally shot, and the two little girls had been beaten to death. Detectives believe it was a crime of passion, fueled by rage. They said the killer tried to stage a home invasion, but there was no sign of a break-in and no valuables were stolen.

No. 5 — The Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers kick off their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Monday night with Game 1 inside FTX Arena.

For the third consecutive game, the Miami Heat will be deprived of a player recruited this season for his experience in the playoffs. The team announced Sunday that point guard Kyle Lowry will miss Game 1 of Monday’s Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Philadelphia 76ers. Among the players listed as doubtful is forward Jimmy Butler, who missed Miami’s series win last Tuesday over the Atlanta Hawks in Game 5 of their first-round series.

#6 – Just in time for National Orange Juice Day on Wednesday, May 4andBradenton, Fla.-based Tropicana is launching a new breakfast product that may make some people cheer and raise eyebrows in others.

Saying it will create an “unforgettable breakfast experience,” the company introduces Tropicana Crunch, a honey-almond breakfast cereal specially designed so that orange juice is used instead of milk. “Some say it’s weird. Some call it breakfast. We . . . didn’t even know it was a thing,” the company said in a statement on its website. a smiling orange holding a spoon and orange juice poured into a bowl of almond cereal. Each box also comes with a paper straw. Tropicana has not said whether the cereal release is temporary or full-time, nor when or if you will be able to buy the cereal in the shops.

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