6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For Tuesday, June 4

What to Know

  • It’s Tuesday, June 4th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Tuesday, June 4th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

Weather wise, keep a cool drink handy as hot temperatures and high humidity continue their tour through South Florida with highs feeling like it’s the triple digits outside with rain chances picking up throughout the week.

No. 1 - Residents were evacuated from an apartment building in Doral on Monday night as officers responded to an armed barricaded subject after shots were fired, leading to one man being taken into custody.

Before 9 p.m., Doral police responded to the 8400 block of NW 33rd Street for a burglary call on a sixth-floor apartment at Doral Manors, blocks away from CityPlace. Before 11 p.m., officers arrested 34-year-old Sergio Van Kanten and charged him with multiple counts that included attempted murder of an officer.

No. 2 - Quest Diagnostics, one of the biggest blood testing providers in the country, warned Monday that nearly 12 million of its customers may have had personal, financial and medical information breached due to an issue with one of its vendors.

In a filing with securities regulators, Quest said it was notified that between Aug. 1, 2018, and March 30, 2019, that someone had unauthorized access to the systems of AMCA, a billing collections vendor.

No. 3 - Carnival Corp. reached a settlement Monday with federal prosecutors in which the world's largest cruise line agreed to pay a $20 million penalty because its ships continued to pollute the oceans despite a previous criminal conviction aimed at curbing similar conduct.

Senior U.S. District Judge Patricia Seitz approved the agreement after Carnival CEO Arnold Donald stood up in open court and admitted the company's responsibility for probation violations stemming from the previous environmental case.

No. 4 - Federal officials say a $60 million grant should help raise a highway that goes across the Everglades so it won't block water flow into Florida Bay.

The U.S. Department of Transportation said Monday that it was sending the grant to Florida to raise the unbridged part of the Tamiami Trail. Federal officials have been pushing for money to finish raising the roadway as part of Everglades restoration.

No. 5 - Moving from pageantry to policy during his state visit to Britain, President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged embattled Prime Minister Theresa May to "stick around" to complete a U.S.-U.K. trade deal, adding to this recent chapter of uncertainty in the allies' storied relationship.

The president, whose praise for May comes after he spent days touting her possible successors, met with the prime minister and corporate executives from the United States and United Kingdom as part of a day of negotiations ahead of a news conference on Trump's second day on British soil.

No. 6 - A student at Florida International University is helping classmates who don't have the means to support themselves or parents to help them through college – doing it by raising money for the school’s Fostering Panther Pride program.

For more on how the program is helping dozens of students providing them with dorm rooms, a meal plan, and a food pantry, click on this link for the full story.

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