Miami’s Top 5: What you should know Friday


1. Jews in South Florida and across the world will mark their holiest day on the calendar, Yom Kippur, at sundown. The Day of Atonement, from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday, includes prayer and fasting.

2. A Bolivian National Police official accused of trying to shake down a Bolivian businessman living in Miami is due in federal court for a bail hearing. The attorney for 42-year-old Mario Fabricio Ormachea Aliaga is seeking his release on bail at Friday's hearing.

3. Attorneys will ask a federal judge to grant class-action status to a lawsuit alleging the state is unnecessarily institutionalizing about 200 disabled children in nursing homes and cutting services that would allow them to receive care at home. A hearing is scheduled for Friday.

4. Parts of South Florida will see some storms again Friday, with a 30 percent chance of rain. That figure goes down to 20 percent over the weekend.

5. The Florida Panthers are back on the ice, with the pro hockey team practicing at their Coral Springs complex Friday, Saturday and Sunday and playing a double-header exhibition game in Sunrise on Monday.

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