Boeing 737 Max Returns In The Air From St John, Chilly Climate Returns To South Florida – NBC 6 South Florida
It’s Tuesday, December 1st, and NBC 6 has the top stories of the day.
# 1 – St John City residents will be given the option to receive a Publix Gift Card that they can use to help people struggling and food insecure due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The city will be handing out the $ 250 tickets starting Tuesday at Regatta Park on 3500 Pan American Drive from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. St John Mayor Francis Suarez will be present at the event. The only requirements are proof of residence in the city of St John and a signed affidavit that you have had financial difficulties during the pandemic. The gift card program was created in collaboration with the Mayor, City Commissioners and Publix as part of the CARES Act funding.
No. 2 – St John-Dade County’s Mayoress Daniella Levine Cava has tested positive for COVID-19.
Levine Cava tweeted on Monday that her husband, Dr. Robert Cava, unmasked by one of his patients and also tested positive on Monday. Both have mild symptoms and are in quarantine. Levine Cava said she was exposed during the Thanksgiving Day and had no personal contact with any other county employee. Levine Cava says she only dated one family member other than her husband and they spent time outdoors. She says that this person has already tested negative.
No. 3 – Florida public schools will remain open for face-to-face tuition through the spring, but parents will still have the option to study virtually, Governor Ron DeSantis said.
Speaking at a news conference in Kissimmee, DeSantis said that all districts must continue learning in person for the remainder of the school year. DeSantis said schools must notify parents when a student is struggling with virtual learning and that the student must return to face-to-face learning unless the parent chooses to stay in virtual learning. The state switched to virtual learning at the end of the 2019-2020 school year but reopened schools in the 2020-2021 school year.
# 4 – A Tamarac man says the Broward Sheriff’s MPs took too long to answer after calling 911 to report a man trying to break into his house.
Bill Norkunas said he only faced the suspect with the door between him during the November 7 incident. Norkunas, who uses crutches, says the suspect was not phased by the weapon. He called 911 for help but said it had taken MPs too long. Eventually the man went down the street to the BSO MPs and turned himself in. To see why Norkunas says he’s not the only person in the neighborhood who’s had this problem, click here for the NBC story Read 6 reporter Laura Rodriguez.
# 5 – South Florida passengers will be the first on board when the Boeing 737 Max returns to the skies.
The Federal Aviation Administration and aviation authorities around the world grounded the aircraft after a 737 Max Lion Air flight from Indonesia crashed in late 2018, killing 189 people. Four months later, an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed, killing 157 people. Almost two years later, American Airlines will be the starting point at St John International Airport to take the plane back into the sky with passengers on board. Currently, this is the only place in the US where flights will resume. Click here to learn more about what you need to know if you are booked on any of these flights. A story by NBC 6 investigator Willard Shepard is only shown on the 6th.
# 6 – December is here due to the weather and South Florida welcomes the final month of 2020 with lows in the 50s in some areas and more cold weather in the days to come. Have your NBC 6 app ready for bad weather push alerts and First Alert Doppler 6000.