6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For Friday, March 15

What to Know

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

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

Weather wise, the warm temperatures stick around to end the work week before the latest front brings rain starting Sunday and into early next week along with slightly cooler temperatures.

No. 1 - A driver was rushed to the hospital after their tractor trailer went off the ramp to I-95 in Fort Lauderdale early Friday morning.

Fire rescue crews arrived at the scene around 1 a.m., where the 18-wheeler went off the ramp from State Road 84 to the northbound lanes of the highway below.

No. 2 - At least 49 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers on what the prime minister called "one of New Zealand's darkest days.”

One man was arrested and charged with murder in what appeared to be a carefully planned racist attack. Police also defused explosive devices in a car.

No. 3 - Today marks one year since a brand new pedestrian bridge at Florida International University came crashing down, killing six people.

The bridge was built to connect the campus to the city of Sweetwater where many students live. Vigils and services are being held to remember the victims.

No. 4 - Jury deliberations continue today in the trial of North Miami Police officer Jonathan Aledda, who is accused of shooting an unarmed behavioral therapist in 2016.

No. 5 - A family is seeking justice after a South Florida man was crushed by a dumpster while he was working nearly three years ago.

The family of Antonio Pineda Jr. filed a lawsuit in 2017 for the maintenance supervisor's October 2016 death. Pineda was cleaning up trash near a dumpster at an apartment complex in Miami Gardens when a waste management truck dropped the dumpster, crushing Pineda.

No. 6 - David Beckham and his Major League Soccer partners toured Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale Thursday.

Beckham and Jorge Mas want to build a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment complex on the site of Lockhart. The team would spend about $60 million to tear the current stadium down and build a new version that seats 18,000 and would host the team’s first two seasons.

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