What to Know
- It’s Wednesday, February 27th – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know to start your day.
It’s Wednesday, February 27th – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know to start your day.
Weather wise, a drier and muggy morning will turn into a potentially wet afternoon with showers and storms in the forecast and high temperatures in the lower 80s.
No. 1 - The Broward County School Board will vote next week on whether to fire Superintendent Robert Runcie.
Board member Lori Alhadeff, whose daughter Alyssa was killed in the Feb. 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, has requested to place the termination of Runcie's employment as an agenda item for a March 5 board meeting.
No. 2 - A Miami high school student was arrested for allegedly selling cereal bars laced with THC on campus, authorities said.
Eighteen-year-old Kimberly Destiny Mitchell, a student at Miami Edison Senior High School, faces a charge of selling or delivering a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, according to an arrest report.
No. 3 - U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un — affable leaders of hostile nations — opened their second summit Wednesday with hopeful words and a private chat before sitting down for dinner and further talks about North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons.
The two exchanged smiles and a warm handshake in front of a phalanx of alternating American and North Korean flags. They posed for cameras before disappearing for their private tete-a-tete, similar to one they had at their first historic meeting last year in Singapore.
No. 4 - President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer is planning to tell a House committee that Trump knew ahead of time that WikiLeaks had emails damaging to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and that Trump is a "racist," a "conman" and a "cheat."
Michael Cohen suggests in prepared testimony obtained by The Associated Press that Trump also implicitly told him to lie about a Moscow real estate project.
No. 5 – The trial of a former South Florida cop charged with killing a black motorist in 2015 will continue on Wednesday.
A prosecutor told jurors during opening statements that the former Palm Beach Gardens officer’s actions turned what should have been a routine interaction with Corey Jones in October 2015 into a deadly confrontation, while Raja's attorney said Jones pointed his gun without cause and made the officer fear for his life.
No. 6 - Once again, Florida is king of the beaches.
For the second year in a row, the Sunshine State is home to the best beach in the country, according to TripAdvisor’s list of top beaches in the United States. Not only that, but seven of the top 10 beaches featured in the yearly report are in Florida.
So, what Florida beach took the coveted number one spot? Clearwater Beach.