6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For February 14

What to Know

  • It’s Thursday, February 1rth – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for your day.

It’s Thursday, February 1rth – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for your day.

No. 1 – South Florida and the nation are in mourning Thursday as the 17 victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland are being remembered one year after the horrific crime.

The Feb. 14, 2018, shooting took the lives of 14 students and three staff members, who will be commemorated with solemn events across the area. Stay tuned to NBC 6 all day for complete coverage.

No. 2 – A rising rapper has been arrested in the 2018 murders of two aspiring rappers in South Florida whose bodies were riddled with gunshot wounds when a friend drove them to a hospital’s emergency room, authorities said.

Nineteen-year-old Jamell Demons, whose stage name is YNW Melly, was arrested and charged in the Oct. 26 killings of 21-year-old Anthony Williams and 19-year-old Christopher Thomas, the Miramar Police Department announced Wednesday.

No. 3 – A man was arrested after Miami-Dade Commissioner and former cop Joe Martinez encountered police impersonators who tried to stop him on Florida State Road 836 on Wednesday, according to sources.

The Miami-Dade Police Department said the incident occurred on eastbound Florida State Road 836 and Northwest 45th Avenue. Franklin Dixon-Lozano, 27, was arrested Wednesday night and faces charges of falsely impersonating an officer and possessing a firearm while committing an offense, police said.

No. 4 – President Donald Trump is expected to visit Miami next week to deliver remarks on the ongoing situation in Venezuela, NBC News confirmed.

Trump will visit Florida International University on President’s Day. He is expected to reaffirm his support for Juan Guiado and his ongoing calls for Nicolas Maduro to resign.

No. 5 – Congress is set to resolve its clattering brawl with President Donald Trump in uncommonly bipartisan fashion as lawmakers prepare to pass a border security compromise providing a mere sliver of the billions he’s demanded for a wall with Mexico and averting a rekindled government shutdown this weekend.

With Trump’s halfhearted signature widely expected but hardly guaranteed, congressional leaders planned votes Thursday on the sweeping package.

No. 6 – A top Florida legislator suggested shutting down one of the nation’s largest universities due to improper spending.

Rep. Randy Fine sharply criticized the University of Central Florida on Wednesday. In his remarks, Fine threw out the idea of shutting down UCF saying he has been frustrated with how school officials have responded to revelations that the school used millions intended for operations on construction.