The Daily Mix: A Closer Look at the Top Stories for Oct. 16

What to Know

  • It’s Tuesday, South Florida – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Tuesday, South Florida – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

Weather wise, a spotty shower will stay in the forecast but it will mostly be sunny with high temperatures near 90 degrees.

No. 1 – Longtime Southwest Miami-Dade bakery destroyed in morning fire

If you’re a local, or just know where to have a really delicious empanada, you know Delicias de Espana on 57th Avenue and Bird Road near Coral Gables. Officials and the bakery’s owners sayit’s a total loss after a horrible fire overnight – one so dangerous, a fire fighter was injured.

No. 2 – Officials fear more deaths as cleanup from Hurricane Michael continues

New video from the air gives us a better look at the devastations in one of Florida’s coastal cities as in Mexico Beach, thousands of homes are in ruins amd a lot of the area is inaccessible due to damaged roadways and bridges.

If you want to help, call us tomorrow as NBC 6 and our sister station Telemundo 51 are partnering with the American Red Cross to host a phone bank from 10 AM to 11:30. Donations can also be made online at red

No. 3 – Fast food locations ranked by speed

The annual “drive thru” study from Quick Service Restaurant Magazine says the average time between placing and receiving an order is about four minutes, up from just under three minutes in 2003.

Why? Well, there’s more traffic, and drive-thru sales account for about 70% of business of fast food chains. So, who’s frying the fries the fastest? Burger King takes the crown at just under 3:30 while McDonald’s was the slowest at almost five minutes.

No. 4 – Mega Millions jackpot balloons over $660 millon

If you get lucky tonight, you may not have to get up early for work tomorrow. The jackpot is the second largest prize in the game’s history!

No. 5 – Chance The Rapper gives select Lyft riders quite the treat.

What would you do if you hopped into your Uber or Lyft and found out the driver was your favorite music artist? That’s exactly what happened to some folks in Chicago when the superstar surprised them.

Check it out: Chance says he wanted to do the ‘undercover lyft so he could bond with fans and show people how they can donate to his charity ‘The New Chance Fund’ through riding with Lyft.