6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For March 14

What to Know

  • It’s Thursday, March 14th – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Thursday, March 14th – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for the day.

Weather wise, the warmer temps stick around for the rest of the week before another front arrives by the end of the weekend.

No. 1 – Human remains were discovered Wednesday during a house demolition in a Miami neighborhood, police said.

Crews discovered the remains in the area of 617 NW 75th Street and called authorities, said Lt. Freddie Cruz of the Miami Police Department.

No. 2 – Video shows the owner of a Hollywood jewelry store caught up in a fistfight with a man who attempted to rob his store.

The Hollywood Police Department released surveillance video of the March 2 incident at DSH Oakwood Jewelers on Stirling Road – where owner Daniel Setton fought with the man before he fled the scene.

No. 3 – A North Miami police officer on trial for allegedly shooting an unarmed man in 2016 took the stand in his own defense Wednesday.

Officer Jonathan Aledda addressed the jury for the first time, giving testimony about the July 2016 shooting of Charles Kinsey from his perspective.

No. 4 – The Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order Wednesday grounding all Boeing 737 Max aircraft in the wake of a crash of an Ethiopian airliner that killed 157 people, a reversal for the U.S. after federal aviation regulators had maintained it had no data to show the jets are unsafe.

No. 5 – Former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who gained a national following in his 2018 midterm race for Senate against Ted Cruz, has joined the crowded field of candidates vying to become the Democrats’ 2020 presidential nominee.

O’Rourke announced his decision early Thursday morning, saying in a campaign video, “This is going to be a positive campaign that seeks to bring out the very best from every single one of us, that seeks to unite a very divided country.”

No. 6 – The Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition” is back! Starting today, this South Florida staple runs until April 7th. As usual, the youth fair will be at its Tamiami Park home on Coral Way.