Miami’s Top 5: What you should know Tuesday

 

1. Stand Your Ground gets an airing Tuesday by a state Senate panel that will consider two proposals to amend the self-defense law that would require law enforcement agencies to set guidelines for neighborhood watch programs. Tuesday’s hearing marks the first time state lawmakers will consider revising the self-defense law since George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

2. The National Park Service says it's losing thousands of dollars a day in fees at two South Florida parks because of the federal government shutdown. In a statement last week, park service officials said Everglades National Park gets an average of 2,723 visitors each day in October. The park stands to lose roughly $2,435 in entrance fees each day of the shutdown, along with $612 in other daily fees.

3. Miami police are looking for the killer of a man who was shot several times in a Liberty City apartment building courtyard.

4. The Miami Dolphins want to host the 2018 Super Bowl, and have formally applied at this week’s fall NFL meetings in Washington. Miami will likely be going against Tampa and other cities.

5. The storms are coming back. Forecasters put Tuesday’s South Florida rain chance at 50 percent, with a high in the mid-80s that will feel like the low-90s. Two words: steamy hot.

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