Miami’s Top 5: What you should know Wednesday

 
 
David Beckham
David Beckham

1. Suspended Sweetwater Mayor Manuel Maroño and lobbyist Jorge Forte are expected to plead guilty Wednesday to corruption conspiracy. The fraud charge accuses them of illegally splitting $60,000 in cash and checks for official favors.

2. David Beckham will be back in Miami on Wednesday as he pursues a plan to bring a Major League Soccer team to the area. Beckham and a potential investor will tour potential stadium sites.

3. A man who hijacked an airliner from the U.S. to Cuba almost two decades ago is due back in a Miami federal courtroom Wednesday. William Potts is scheduled to enter a plea to air piracy charges and seek release on bail. Federal prosecutors oppose bail, contending that Potts is a risk to flee and is potentially dangerous.

4. Trekkers are completing the last mile of their Google Maps project to capture 360-degree images of Florida's 825 miles of beaches. Local and state tourism officials will greet the trekkers on Wednesday at South Pointe Park in Miami Beach. Visit Florida, the state's tourism and marketing arm, said the journey began in July.

5. Changes are in the air for South Florida’s weather. While the southern portion of the state won’t feel the chill like up north, the winds will pick up as a cold front passes through. Gusts could be as high as 30 mph, rain chance is 40 percent and a rip current risk is in effect. Highs will be around 80 and lows in the upper-60s.

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