6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For Tuesday, March 12

What to Know

  • It’s Tuesday, March 12th – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know.

It’s Tuesday, March 12th – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know.

Weather wise, it will be hot and humid with temperatures in the mid-80s before a slightly cooler forecast is projected for the area starting Wednesday.

No. 1 – MMA superstar Conor McGregor has been arrested and charged with strong-arm robbery, according to the Miami Beach Police Department.

An arrest report said the incident occurred Monday at about 5 a.m. after a man approached McGregor and attempted to take a picture of him while exiting the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel.

No. 2 - The Doral Police Department is searching for thieves who stole two go-karts housed at a local business.

Police told us the theft occurred on Feb. 16 at about 11 p.m. The thieves stole a trailer containing about $54,000 worth of professional racing go-karts.

No. 3 - Florida's anti-hazing law could be expanded under a bill moving through the Legislature.

The Senate Criminal Justice Committee unanimously approved a measure Monday that would make people who organize hazing culpable if someone is seriously injured or dies, even if the organizer didn't participate in the event.

The vote came after the parents of Andrew Coffey, a Pompano Beach native who died of alcohol poisoning at a fraternity party at FSU in 2017, made a tearful plea in support of the bill.

No. 4 – Today, U.S. House Democrats will introduce the Dream and Promise Act, which aims to protect dreamers and TPS recipients. The bill could also include a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States.

No. 5 – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the country will withdraw all remaining personnel from the embassy in Venezuela this week. On Twitter, Pompeo went on to say "the decision reflects the deteriorating situation in Venezuela."

No. 6 - Anyone can own and operate a plastic surgery center in Florida, even if they’re not a doctor.

But that could change. A new bill that passed a Senate committee on Monday would require the person operating a plastic surgery center to be a medical doctor. The bill would also give the state more power to revoke a doctor’s license.

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