What to Know
- Monday has arrived, South Florida – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for November 12th.
Monday has arrived, South Florida – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for November 12th.
Weather wise, a passing morning shower will give way to yet another humid afternoon with high temps in the mid-80s.
No. 1 – Florida is in the middle of an election recount right now in the races for Senator, Governor, and state Agriculture Commissioner. If a race is separated by a margin of .25 or less, that race goes to a hand recount. Election officials have until Thursday to complete the machine recount.
No. 2 – 31 people have died in California as a result of ferocious wildfires ripping across the state. Firefighters worry that strong winds in the area may fan the flames and make putting out the fire that much harder.
No. 3 – With Democrats gaining control of the U.S. House of Representatives, they say their first priority is to protect Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election meddling. This includes considering whether new acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker should step back from the investigation.
No. 4 – Federal lawmakers return to Washington D.C. tomorrow to begin a lame duck session of Congress. Republicans will be looking to push through an immigration bill during the next several weeks that includes a border wall, and restrictions on asylum.
No. 5 – In observance of Veterans Day, which was yesterday, several cities across South Florida are offering special deals and events today, including at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel as well as in the cities of Miami Gardens, North Miami, and Palmetto Bay.
No. 6 – The eight day long Miami Book Fair is back! Today kicks off a week's worth of appearances from well-known authors and figures at Miami-Dade College’s downtown campus, including John Grisham and Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor.