Miami’s Top 5: What you should know Thursday

 

1. Muslim leader Hafiz Kahn faces the bleak prospect of dying in prison. On Friday, a federal judge could sentence the 78-year-old imam to as many as 60 years in prison after a Miami jury convicted him on four terrorism offenses in March.

2. Metromover is up and running again, Miami-Dade Transit officials say, after a man was struck and killed by a train in downtown Miami. The tragedy shut down the system on rush hour Wednesday.

3. FIU’s Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity is suspended after a private Facebook page surfaced with posts of drug sales, hazing and topless women.

4. Michael Pizzi’s resignation as Medley town attorney becomes effective Thursday. Pizzi was suspended as mayor of Miami Lakes after he was arrested by federal agents on charges of conspiring to commit extortion.

5. The UM Hurricanes are talking about bigger crowds at home football games at Sun Life Stadium. Season ticket sales are up by more than 6,000. But plenty of tickets remain for the season opener against FAU on Aug. 30.

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