It’s Wednesday, March 11th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.
No. 1 - The Florida Department of Health has announced eight more people have been tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing up the state's total number of cases to 23 as of late Tuesday.
Twenty-one cases are Florida residents who were diagnosed in Florida. The other two cases include the Georgia woman and a California resident who is under self-isolation in Florida.
No. 2 - A Princess Cruises ship was allowed to dock at Port Everglades after the testing of two crew members for coronavirus came back negative, officials said.
The Caribbean Princess was given permission by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control to resume sailing and arrived on Wednesday. The ship was kept from disembarking, after notifying the CDC that two crew members had transferred from a Princess ship in California where a guest had tested positive for COVID-19.
No. 3 - Joe Biden decisively won Michigan’s Democratic primary on Tuesday, seizing a key battleground state that helped propel Bernie Sanders’ insurgent candidacy four years ago.
The former vice president's victory there, as well as in Missouri and Mississippi, dealt a serious blow to Sanders and substantially widened Biden's path to the nomination. Biden again showed strength with working-class voters and African Americans, who are vital to winning the Democratic nomination.
No. 4 - Florida's Hispanic voters would vote for Joe Biden over Bernie Sanders in the state's Democratic primary, and prefer Biden over President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, according to a new Mason-Dixon poll released Wednesday.
The poll, conducted by telephone for Telemundo Station Group from March 4-7, surveyed 625 registered Hispanic voters across the state who indicated they were likely to vote in the 2020 election. In the main poll, Trump barely edged out Sanders at 45-44 percent, with 11 percent undecided. Biden tops Trump 58-38 percent, with 4 percent undecided. The margin for error for those results was ± 4 percent.
No. 5 - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at a mail facility in Miami made a surprising discovery in a shipment from Colombia, when they inspected a set of golf clubs and found the shafts stuffed with cocaine.
The discovery was made Monday at the Miami International Mail Facility inside the golf clubs, which were heading to New York, officials said. After the clubs were intercepted, officers drilled into one of the shafts and found the white powder, which later tested positive for cocaine. In all, about 1.14 pounds of cocaine was found in the clubs, officials said.
No. 6 – Weatherwise, South Florida won't be as breezy Wednesday as it was during the start of the week ahead of what looks to be a warming trend. Keep your NBC 6 app handy for push alerts on any severe weather as well as First Alert Doppler 6000.