6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For Wednesday, February 6

What to Know

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

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

Weather wise, clearer skies are in the forecast for the day with high temperatures pushing toward 80 degrees.

No. 1 - Police will be providing extra security to one middle school in Miramar after a text message sent to a student warned of a possible shooting on Wednesday.

Officials tweeted out the message late Tuesday night saying the male student at Glades Middle School got a message from an unknown number with that warning. The student told his parents, who called police.

No. 2 - One person was killed and another was rushed to the hospital after a car crashed into a wall in Miami Beach.

Crews arrived at the scene near 71st Street and Rue Vendome late Tuesday evening. Miami Beach Police Department spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez said one person was pronounced dead at the scene.

No. 3 - As pressure mounts for Robert Runcie to step down or to be removed from office, one civil rights organization is stepping in to show their support for the Broward County Superintendent.

Adora Obi Nweze, the president of the NAACP Florida State Conference, said if Gov. Ron DeSantis removed Runcie as Superintendent, the organization believes "this would be an extreme overreach, highly political and racist.”

Community leaders and organizations rallied at the school board's monthly meeting Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale to show support for Runcie.

No. 4 - Face to face with emboldened Democrats, President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Washington to cast aside "revenge, resistance and retribution" and end "ridiculous partisan investigations" in a State of the Union address delivered at a vulnerable moment for his presidency.

Trump appealed for bipartisanship but refused to yield on the hard-line immigration policies that have infuriated Democrats and forced the recent government shutdown.

No. 5 - A Chinese student has been sentenced to a year in federal prison after pleading guilty to illegally taking photos of a U.S. military installation in the Florida Keys.

A federal judge imposed the sentence Tuesday on 20-year-old Zhao Qianli. Authorities say he took photos in September of sensitive areas of the Key West Naval Air Station after walking around a fence into a well-marked restricted zone.

No. 6 - A North Florida father is behind bars after police say he tried to run over his son – all because the child didn’t want to take a bath.

Witnesses called Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies after hearing yelling and vehicles accelerating at high speeds. A report says the man in the truck, 45-year-old Joseph Riley, started following his son after the child refused numerous requests.

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