Miami’s Top Five: What you should know Thursday

 
 
Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito (68) and tackle Jonathan Martin (71) looks over plays during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Fla.
Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito (68) and tackle Jonathan Martin (71) looks over plays during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Fla.
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1. The health of the alleged mastermind of an $800 million insurance fraud scheme is the main topic of a hearing in Miami federal court. Federal prosecutors are asking U.S. District Judge Robert Scola to set a firm trial date Thursday for Joel Steinger, the former chief of now-defunct Mutual Benefits Corp. Steinger was set for trial in September, but that was delayed so he could undergo medical tests for a chronic spine ailment.

2. Lawyers for two girls arrested in the vicious gang rape of a South Broward High student intend to seek bail on Thursday, meaning the suspects could well be home by Thanksgiving.

3. A grievance against the Miami Dolphins by suspended player Richie Incognito will be heard on Thursday. He has been suspended indefinitely and became a national pariah after allegations he harassed Jonathan Martin surfaced more than two weeks ago.

4. North Miami Police Chief Marc Elias must reimburse the city about $3,000 for taking a trip to Haiti and expensing it to the city, officials say.

5. South Florida is in for another hot and steamy day, with clouds and a 40 percent chance of rain. Highs will be in the low-80s, lows in the low-70s.

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