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

What to Know

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

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

No. 1- South Florida will be dealing with a much cooler day across the area after the arrival of the latest front, with some areas staying in the upper 60s for their high temperature before getting back to seasonable numbers by the weekend.

No. 2 - The superintendent of the Broward school district where a gunman killed 17 last year weathered an attempt Tuesday to fire him by a board member who lost a daughter in the shooting.

The school board voted 6-3 to retain Superintendent Robert Runcie, rejecting a motion introduced by member Lori Alhadeff , who was elected to the board last year. Alhadeff's 14-year-old daughter Alyssa and 16 others died in the Feb. 14, 2018, shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

No. 3 - The Hallandale Beach Police Department said a man and a 9-year-old girl were shot on Tuesday.

The victims were transported to Memorial Hospital. Both were inside a vehicle when the shooting occurred near Foster Park.

No. 4 - The fate of a fired South Florida police officer charged with fatally shooting a stranded black motorist will soon be before a jury.

Closing arguments are scheduled Wednesday in the manslaughter and attempted murder trial of Nouman Raja for the fatal October 2015 shooting of 32-year-old Corey Jones.

No. 5 - California's attorney general announced Tuesday that he won't charge two Sacramento police officers who fatally shot an unarmed black man last year, joining a local prosecutor in finding that the officers reasonably believed Stephon Clark had a gun as he moved toward them.

Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the results of a nearly yearlong investigation after telling Clark's mother privately.

No. 6 - Today is Ash Wednesday, marking the start of Lent and lasting six weeks leading up to Easter. Many religious ceremonies will take place today at Catholic churches throughout South Florida.

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