6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For February 12

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

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

Weather wise, the spotty showers stick around as the latest front moves closer to South Florida with rain chances increasing through the rest of the week.

No. 1 – Three parachutists from the U.S. Army’s Golden Knights were rushed to the hospital after an early morning accident during a training exercise at Homestead Air Force Reserve Base.

Sources told NBC 6 the three injured were involved in a training exercise called a “halo jump”, where they were as high as 14,000 feet in the air before opening their chutes shortly before hitting the ground.

No. 2 – Two Miami-Dade middle school students were arrested after allegedly using social media to threaten to shoot and kill a teacher and her children on Valentine’s Day, according to police.

A 13-year-old boy and a 12-year-old boy were arrested Sunday after confessing to sending threatening messages to their teacher at Southwood Middle School in Palmetto Bay, the Miami-Dade Police Department said

No. 3 – A South Florida family is filing a lawsuit against a transportation rental company after an accident on one of its motorized scooters left a woman in a coma.

Ashanti Jordan, 28, was riding a Lime scooter back in Dec. 28 in downtown Fort Lauderdale when she was struck by a car. Jordan, a security guard at Broward Health, suffered a fractured skull, a severe brain injury and multiple fractures to her ribs. She was left in a vegetative state.

No. 4 – Congressional negotiators reached an agreement Monday night to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over immigration enforcement issues that had threatened to scuttle the talks.

Republicans tentatively agreed to far less money for President Donald Trump’s border wall than the White House’s $5.7 billion wish list, settling for a figure of nearly $1.4 billion, according to congressional aides.

No. 5 – Freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar “unequivocally” apologized on Monday for tweets suggesting that members of Congress support Israel because they are being paid to do so, which drew bipartisan criticism and a rebuke from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The Minnesota Democrat said she had no intention offending anyone, including Jewish Americans.

No. 6 – Nike’s newest self lacing shoe is hitting shelves this coming weekend. The Nike Adapt BB — a self-lacing smart shoe that can be controlled by a smartphone — gets released to the public on Sunday, a date that just happens to coincide with the NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte.

It has a motor embedded within the shoe, a hefty $350 pricetag and wearers will need to give them some time on a wireless charging pad every couple weeks or so.


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