6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For Tuesday, February 19

What to Know

  • It’s Tuesday, February 19th – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know to start your day.

It’s Tuesday, February 19th – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know to start your day.

Weather wise, the warm temperatures will have it feeling like early summer across South Florida with highs reaching the mid-80s.

No. 1 – Crews spent part of Tuesday morning putting out a massive early morning fire that broke out inside of a home in the Overtown neighborhood in Miami-Dade County.

Firefighters arrived at the scene near Northwest 20th Street and 3rd Avenue before 5 a.m., where flames raged throughout the home. Officials say no one was hurt in the incident and they were able to get the blaze under control after about an hour.

No. 2 – Thousands of red light camera tickets for making a right turn could be thrown out as a legal battle has begun over each city having a different requirement for how fast you can go when making the turn.

The NBC 6 Investigators found each city makes its own interpretation of what “careful and prudent” means. A judge ruled “there is nothing uniform in the operation of the various red light camera programs.”

The ruling is now being challenged in court. If the ruling’s upheld, it could affect more than 3,000 pending tickets and thousands of future tickets.

No. 3 – Three high school juniors are earning the respect of the medical community and are making waves in Tallahassee with their push to make naloxone available in schools.

After Asher Lieberman, Jolie Dreiling and Genna Grodin presented their research on opioid overdoses to Miami-Dade school officials last month, state Sen. Jason Pizzo got involved and filed a bill to allow schools to stock the life-saving overdose antidote.

No. 4 – Vermont senator and 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announced Tuesday he is running for president again in the 2020 race.

Sanders told Vermont Public Radio he is running for office because President Donald Trump is an “embarrassment to our country” and because he wants to continue pushing progressive ideas into the mainstream.

No. 5 – Chanel’s iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died. He was around 85 years old.

Such was the enigma surrounding the German-born designer that even his age was a point of mystery for decades, with reports he had two birth certificates, one dated 1933 and the other 1938.

No. 6 – Crews rescued more than a dozen guests trapped on a SeaWorld San Diego ride for hours Monday night, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue.

Sixteen people were stranded in five gondolas on the Bayside Skyride ride that crosses Mission Bay, said SDFD Battalion Chief Robert Logan. Rescue crews were called in at around 7:20 p.m.

SDFD said a big gust of wind tripped a circuit breaker that caused the ride to stop working.