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6 Things to Know: Emergency Flight Landing, Iconic South Florida Store Closing

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    6 Things to Know - September 19th

    NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

    (Published Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019)

    What to Know

    • It’s Thursday, September 19th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

    It’s Thursday, September 19th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

    No. 1 – All eyes remain focused on the Atlantic Ocean, where Tropical Storm Jerry could become the next hurricane as early as this afternoon – but it’s still not expected at this to pose a threat to South Florida or the United States.

    Keep your NBC 6 app handy for push alert updates and First Alert Doppler 6000.

    No. 2 - A plane full of passengers bound for Fort Lauderdale was forced to make an emergency landing after a mechanical issue forced oxygen masks to drop down and the plane to descend rapidly.

    Delta Airlines Flight 2353, which took off from Atlanta on Wednesday, was forced to land at Tampa International Airport in the evening after an unknown issue in the cabin area caused the masks to drop according to airport communication director Emily Nipps.

    No. 3 - Police in Miami Beach are looking for a man who followed a woman into her residence and committed battery against her. The incident happened after 8 a.m. Wednesday at 4447 Collins Avenue, according to the Miami Beach Police Department.

    The 68-year-old victim told police she was coming home from a morning jog when a male subject followed her into the building. He entered the elevator with her and proceeded to attack her, attempting to raise her skirt and shirt as she tried to fight him off, police said.

    No. 4 - Former Gov. Rick Scott's lieutenant governor has been tapped as the first president of the Hemp Industries Association of Florida.

    The association's official website says former Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera's new position will be officially announced during a Thursday event in Tallahassee. The hemp trade association set up an office near the Capitol in February as the Legislature worked on a bill to develop regulations for the state's hemp industry.

    No. 5 - For the first time in three years, you will be able to go to the top of the Washington Monument and see panoramic views of the Capitol, all the monuments and everything in between.

    The Washington Monument is set to reopen to the public Thursday, following $15 million repairs on its elevator and security systems. First lady Melania Trump is expected to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The 555-foot stone obelisk closed in fall 2016 in order to replace the aging elevator and upgrade security systems.

    No. 6 - Penn Dutch Meat and Seafood Market is permanently closing two South Florida stores.

    The Hollywood location has already shuttered its doors, but the Margate location reopened one last time Wednesday for a going-out-of-business sale. The closures come after state inspectors reportedly found areas contaminated with listeria. The contaminated food was destroyed under the watch of state inspectors

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