6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For Wednesday, March 27

What to Know

  • It’s Wednesday, March 27th – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Wednesday, March 27th – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for the day.

Weather wise, the latest front arrives during the day and brings some slight relief from the recent warmer temperatures with highs expected to barely reach 80 degrees.

No. 1 - Over 30,000 Broward County residents have power again after a lightning strike hit a Florida Power & Light substation, sparking a huge fire Tuesday night.

Police confirmed the strike hit the substation at 426 NW 6th Avenue at around 8 p.m. Witnesses said they heard explosions and users on social media posted videos and pictures of flames and dark smoke rising to the sky.

No. 2 - Florida teachers who voluntarily undergo firearms training and mental evaluation could be permitted to carry guns in classrooms under a bill approved by a state Senate committee.

The Senate Infrastructure and Security Committee voted 5-3 for a broad school safety bill containing the armed teacher provision. Teachers would only be eligible for the so-called guardian program if their local school board approves and they meet the other criteria.

No. 3 - Governor Ron DeSantis says he has a major announcement today. No details were released on what he will announce, except that he would be at the University of Miami campus.

No. 4 - Ultra Music Festival kicks off this weekend at its new location on Virginia Key Beach. Festival organizers planned a news conference for today to talk about the changes and other preparations underway.

No. 5 - NASCAR made the first significant changes to its schedule in years by shuffling the 2020 season as ISM Raceway outside Phoenix will host the season finale. Homestead-Miami Speedway has hosted the final race since 2002 but will now see their spot on the schedule move to March.

No. 6 - A local veteran is blaming her hearing problems on the time she spent serving in the Navy.

Sandra Burbano shared her story with NBC 6 Responds, and says the earplugs she used during her service had a design defect. Other veterans across the country with the same story are now suing the manufacturer of the earplugs.

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