6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For Friday, January 4

What to Know

  • The end of the work week is here, South Florida – and NBC 6 has the top six stories for January 4th.

The end of the work week is here, South Florida – and NBC 6 has the top six stories for January 4th.

Weather wise, warm temperatures stick around Friday with high temps in the low 80s before a cold front arrives this weekend that include low temperatures in the 50s in some areas.

No. 1 - An early morning shooting involving South Florida police officers sent two people to the hospital Friday.

Officers from Miami-Dade and Hialeah Police Departments responded to the scene in a warehouse district near Northwest 29th Court and 76th Street shortly after 2 a.m.

No. 2 - Two big rigs and two passenger vehicles collided and spilled diesel fuel across a Florida highway Thursday, sparking a massive fire that killed seven people and injured at least eight others, authorities said.

The wreck happened on Interstate 75 about a mile south of Alachua, near Gainesville. The flames were fed by about 50 gallons of diesel, authorities said.

No. 3 - An Opa-locka man is facing an attempted murder charge after being accused of luring a man into his business to kill him, according to police.

Alejandro Gomez, 29, was arrested Thursday in connection with the Dec. 14 shooting at AG Auto Finance in the 13300 block of NW 47th Avenue, jail records show.

No. 4 - On their first day in the majority, House Democrats on Thursday night passed a plan to re-open the government without funding President Donald Trump's promised border wall.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Trump and Senate Republicans should "take yes for an answer" and approve the border bill, which was virtually identical to a plan the Senate adopted on a voice vote last month.

No. 5 - A pregnant Central Florida woman says she was left alone for so long inside a doctor’s office that the staff forgot about her – and locked the woman inside.

Kendra Richardson says that she showed up for an appointment at the office in Ocala, but did not see the doctor for several hours after her scheduled appointment. She was given a paper gown and told to wait – but the doctor never came back.

No. 6 - Authorities say a Florida man drove his Ferrari off a dock and let it sink into the water on purpose.

Palm Beach police say it's unclear why 48-year-old James Mucciaccio Jr. drove his luxury car into the water the day after Christmas.

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