Today is Monday, December 17, and NBC 6 has six top news stories you need to know in a day.
# 1 – Weather-wise, a last gust of cooler air will keep temperatures high in the mid-70s for much of the area, before the warming trend returns on Tuesday afternoon.
Number 2 – A US Coast Guard soldier shot and killed his wife and 7-year-old son and then committed suicide early Sunday morning in Miami, officials said. The daughter of a Coast Guard officer was also shot but found alive, officials said. An 8-year-old girl was admitted to Niklaus Children’s Hospital in critical condition.
# 3 – A man is dead after a passing car shooting on a Sunday afternoon in Miami.
Officials said the incident took place in the 900th block of Northwest 7th Avenue shortly after 15:00. Police said two people, a woman and a man, were taken to the hospital. The woman remains in critical condition.
# 4 – Leading the government to the brink of a partial shutdown, the White House is pushing Congress to allocate $ 5 billion to build a wall along the US-Mexico border, despite opposition from lawmakers on both sides.
Without a decision, parts of the federal government will be closed at midnight Friday.
No. 5 – T.K. Weatherrell, who served as Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives before becoming president of his alma mater at Florida State University, has died.
On Sunday, the school announced the death of the 72-year-old after a long battle with cancer that continued during his tenure as head of the school.
# 6 – A 22-year-old man in the Tampa Bay area is behind bars after police said he hit a teenager after a heated game of bouncer.
Police say that Khalid Dedic played in a trampoline park in the area and was upset when he was hit by a ball. Investigators say Dedic tried to grab the 15-year-old victim before he fell, got up again and ran after the teenager.