6 Things to Know – Broward Mayor Says No to Boeing, NASCAR Holds Final Title Weekend at Homestead

What to Know

  • It’s Friday, November 15th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Friday, November 15th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

No. 1 – Weather wise, South Florida will be in for a wet end of the work week as the latest front arrives ahead of what looks to be an amazing, cooler weekend forecast. Keep your NBC 6 app handy for push alerts on any severe weather and First Alert Doppler 6000.

No. 2 - The mayor of Broward County wants to prevent the troubled 737 Max aircraft from operating at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport as Boeing tries to get the plane back in the sky.

189 passengers and crew members died when Lion Air 610 crashed a year ago. 157 died when an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max crashed earlier this year, and a short time later the FAA grounded the airplane. Mark Bogen told NBC 6 he intends to contact Boeing to tell them that their updates to the plane must include a list of repairs.

No. 3 - Several officers with City of Miami police expressed their frustrations Thursday with the department, claiming there is a lack of leadership and a problem with promoting black male officers into executive positions.

Seasoned Miami police officers Sgt. Stanley Jean-Poix and Lt. Ramon Carr told NBC 6 that black male officers are severely underrepresented in the department, especially in Chief Jorge R. Colina's management team. Out of a staff of 35 executives, three are black men.

No. 4 - Two students were killed when a 16-year-old classmate pulled a handgun from his backpack and opened fire Thursday morning at a high school in Santa Clarita.

Police and firefighters responded around 7:30 a.m. to Saugus High School, about 40 miles north of Los Angeles, followed by anxious parents who had heard reports of a shooter at the campus. The deceased students were identified as a 14-year-old boy and 16-year-old girl. Three other victims remained hospitalized.

No. 5 - The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will ask the legislature for 134 new food safety inspector positions for next year, as it struggles to overcome a backlog of up to two years in inspecting food establishments.

The move comes after the newly elected commissioner Nikki Fried found only about 80 inspectors are on staff to inspect approximately 40,000 supermarkets, meat markets, convenience stores and other food establishments. The NBC 6 Investigators found the department, under Fried's predecessors, failed to inspect one Hollywood Asian produce facility for more than six years.

No. 6 - It’s an event that, for nearly two decades, has been a yearly ritual on the sports landscape in South Florida – but by the end of Sunday, the annual event known as NASCAR’s Championship weekend in Homestead will be an afterthought for the time being.

The three-day event kicks off Friday for the 18th straight time being the final weekend of the season. In 2020, that all changes when the once a season event will take place March 20th-22nd as NASCAR moves their title weekend for at least the next three years to Phoenix, Arizona. Sunday’s race starts with coverage at 2 p.m. with the green flag start scheduled for 3 p.m. on NBC 6

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