It’s Wednesday, March 31st – and NBC 6 has the highest tales for the day.
No. 1 – The ex-girlfriend who was with Aliex Santiesteban when he was arrested Tuesday morning for allegedly abducting, sexually assaulting and taking pictures a 12-year-old boy this previous weekend spoke exclusively with NBC 6.
Police took the 43-year-old into custody and charged him with a number of counts, together with sexual battery with a lethal weapon, kidnapping and tried homicide. He was booked into the Miami-Dade jail early Tuesday morning and was being held with out bond, information confirmed. Police say DNA proof and “good old style police work” led them to Santiesteban. Investigators say the incident occurred round 2:30 a.m. Saturday because the boy was strolling within the space of Northwest forty third Terrace and thirtieth Avenue whereas returning house after going to fulfill with buddies when he was approached by a person in a black, 4-door sedan, Miami-Dade Police officers mentioned.
No. 2 – Two places shall be opening at 8 a.m. to provide 400 Johnson & Johnson single shot doses to those needed them: in Miami Seaside at 8500 Collins Avenue and in Homestead at 27401 Southwest New York Avenue.
A web site in Hialeah at Babcock Park is opening Wednesday at 9 a.m. after its Monday opening was delayed attributable to not receiving their cargo of the vaccine. Publix Pharmacy is not going to have appointments throughout Easter weekend, so it’s canceling its Wednesday scheduling alternative. The web reservation system will reopen Friday, April 2nd, as regular for appointments for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
No. 3 – Three males have been arrested Tuesday in reference to the fatal drive-by shooting of a 17-year-old girl in southwest Miami-Dade again in 2019.
Within the early morning of Might 24, 2019, Gabriela Aldana was standing within the parking zone of a shopping center on Coral Method and 118th Avenue when she was approached by a automobile, Miami-Dade police mentioned. Somebody from contained in the automotive opened fireplace, hanging Aldana. She died on the hospital. Carlos Paterson-Torres, 29; Randy Rodriguez-Fernandez, 21; and Yondeivis Wongden-Hernandez, 26, have been arrested in reference to the murder, police introduced. All three have been arrested Tuesday afternoon in Doral, in accordance with arrest warrants.
No. 4 – Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, a distinguished conservative representing Florida in Congress and a detailed ally of former President Donald Trump, mentioned Tuesday he is being investigated by the Justice Department over a former relationship however denied any legal wrongdoing.
Gaetz instructed Axios that his attorneys have been knowledgeable that he was the topic of an investigation “concerning sexual conduct with ladies” however that he was not a goal of the probe. He denied that he ever had a relationship with any underage ladies and mentioned the allegations in opposition to him have been “as searing as they’re false.” His feedback got here shortly after the New York Occasions reported that Gaetz was beneath investigation by the Justice Division to find out if he violated federal intercourse trafficking legal guidelines and had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a 17-year-old whereas paying her to journey with him.
No. 5 – Miami Seaside Mayor Dan Gelber offered his plan to remodel town’s leisure district into an Artwork Deco cultural district, which incorporates enhanced policing, code enforcement and a 2 a.m. final name for alcohol gross sales.
In a video, Gelber launched the 12-point plan for a district transformation he has been pushing for since taking workplace in 2017. Within the plan, institutions within the leisure district can’t promote alcohol previous 2 a.m., and solely institutions with ample safety and good information of compliance might apply for a late-night nightclub license. The final name may very well be prolonged to institutions close by “to keep away from migration of those challenges to different components of our Metropolis.” The present final name time is 5 a.m. To listen to extra of his plan, click here for the story from NBC 6 reporter Steve Litz.
No. 6 – The house of the Miami Marlins will be getting a new name simply in time for Thursday’s season opener.
California primarily based lender loanDepot introduced they’ve reached a multi-year rights deal to rename the Little Havana stadium that has merely been often called Marlins Park throughout its earlier 9 seasons. Monetary phrases weren’t disclosed, and the deal is anticipated to be introduced by staff officers Wednesday morning. The official title of the stadium will grow to be loanDepot Park. The Marlins open the 2021 season Thursday in opposition to the in-state rival Tampa Bay Rays. First pitch is scheduled for 4:10 p.m.