6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For March 5

What to Know

  • It’s Tuesday, March 5th – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Tuesday, March 5th – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for the day.

Weather wise, you’ll want to keep that umbrella handy as afternoon storms are in the forecast as the latest front arrives and brings cooler temperatures starting Tuesday night.

No. 1 – The fate of Broward schools superintendent Robert Runcie will be decided Tuesday as the county’s school board votes on whether to fire him.

Lori Alhadeff, mother of a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victim who is now on the board, placed a measure on Tuesday’s Broward County school board agenda calling for Superintendent Robert Runcie’s dismissal.

No. 2 – The Florida Legislature is convening in Tallahassee for its annual 60-day lawmaking session with new presiding officers, a new governor and only one requirement: pass a state budget to fund the government.

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will give his first State of the State address in a speech that’s expected to focus on economic issues, the environment, education, public safety and government accountability.

No. 3 – The operators of Goldfinger Gentleman’s Club in Sunrise filed a lawsuit Monday claiming Stephanie Clifford, professionally known as Stormy Daniels, breached a contract by failing to perform for two nights in December.

In December, Daniels said she was not going to appear because Goldfinger’s owner called her assistant an anti-gay slur.

No. 4 – Hillary Clinton says she won’t run for president in 2020, but vows she’s “not going anywhere.”

The former secretary of state, senator and first lady ruled out another campaign during an interview posted Monday. Clinton, who lost the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump, says, “I’m going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for what I believe.”

No. 5 – The U.S. Census Bureau is seeking to hire temporary workers in Broward County ahead of the 2020 census.

Clerks, census-takers, recruiting assistants and office operations supervisors are among positions available.

No. 6 – Today is Fat Tuesday! From South Florida to New Orleans and down to Rio de Janeiro, party goers are pulling out all the stops for Mardi Gras ahead of the 40 day period of Lent.