6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For Friday, February 1

What to Know

  • It’s Friday, February 1st – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Friday, February 1st – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for the day.

Weather wise, spotty showers will blanket parts of the area Friday morning ahead of increased rain chances Saturday and Sunday with high temps near 80 degrees.

No. 1 - Police are investigating what led up to a shooting inside a northeast Miami-Dade home that left a 2-year-old boy injured.

The victim was driven to Aventura Hospital by his father and is recovering and in stable condition after being transferred to Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, police said.

No. 2 - Outrage and concern with surfaced videos of middle school students fighting violently with each other on and off campus have prompted school officials to re-evaluate its policies.

Students and parents say fighting is a problem at Miami Springs Middle School. Another video showing another violent fight involving Miami Springs Middle students was shared Thursday to NBC 6.

No. 3 - Officials say a former Florida State student charged in a fraternity hazing death is returning to jail after testing positive for alcohol in violation of his pretrial conditions.

Court records show that Clayton Muehlstein had been barred from drinking alcohol while awaiting trial. He's charged with felony hazing in the November 2017 death of Andrew Coffey, a Pompano Beach native who died of alcohol poisoning at an off-campus Pi Kappa Phi initiation event.

No. 4 - New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker entered the Democratic presidential race on Friday, announcing he is running for president.

In 2013, he won a special election to represent New Jersey in the United States Senate and was re-elected in 2014 to a full six-year term. Booker follows other senators who have also announced they are running for president in recent weeks, including New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and California Sen. Kamala Harris.

No. 5 - Publix Supermarkets has issued a recall for one of their more popular deli items over a concern that it may contain a foreign material.

In a statement released Thursday, the company issued the voluntary recall for popcorn chicken sold both hot and in refrigerated cases at all Florida stores and in stores located in southern Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina.

No. 6 - One of Florida’s top theme parks is looking to fill thousands of positons ahead of the busy spring break season.

Universal Orlando announced they will hold several job fairs over the next few weeks to hire around 2,500 full and part time workers. The hires comes as the theme park is increasing base hourly pay to $12 starting Sunday.

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