6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For Monday, March 18

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  • It’s Monday, March 18th – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Monday, March 18th – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for the day.

No. 1 – South Florida will be in for a few days of wet weather as the latest front is forecasted to arrive by this evening. Keep your NBC 6 app handy for weather alerts the instant they are issued.

No. 2 - A South Florida teen was rushed to the hospital after he was shot in Miami, officials said.

The incident happened at the 1400 block of Northwest 70th Street. Once police arrived on the scene, they found a teenager with a gunshot wound. The victim was rushed to Ryder Trauma Center and their identity has not yet been released.

No. 3 - A priest in Homestead has been charged with sexual battery of a physically incapacitated victim.

Jean Claude Jean-Philippe, 64, bonded out of Miami-Dade County's Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on Saturday. The Archdiocese of Miami released a statement saying Jean-Philippe was placed on administrative leave.

No. 4 - The family of the woman shot and killed by an FHP trooper earlier this week spoke with NBC 6 on Saturday, sending a clear message: they want answers.

32-year-old Latasha Walton was shot and killed Tuesday by a Florida state trooper. Cell phone video captured the traffic stop near the Golden Glades Interchange in Northwest Miami-Dade after police said Walton was driving erratically.

No. 5 - The U.S. State Department said Friday that it is eliminating a coveted five-year tourist visa for Cubans, dealing a heavy blow to entrepreneurs and Cuban members of divided families, who used the visas to see relatives in the United States and buy precious supplies for their businesses on the island.

No. 6 - The Miami Dolphins have signed quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, according to league sources.

The veteran quarterback began his career with the St. Louis Rams and most recently played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Dolphins signed Fitzpatrick days after trading Ryan Tannehill to the Tennessee Titans.

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