Here are some of NBC 6 News’ top stories from the past week.
The number of immigrants coming to the United States via South Florida continues to grow. The latest figures show around 1,000 Cuban migrants, including 921 rescued in our region alone this month.
NBC 6 jumped on a plane from Air Station Miami to look into the matter from the air. Coast Guard crews say more bans mean less training time and more people waiting for help.
Within hours, the aircraft’s cameras detected a possible migrant on the water about 20 miles away. For more on NBC 6’s report from her Heather Walker, click here.
The lawyer for the Cuban pilot who made headlines with his daring flight to South Florida in a small plane speaks out. NBC 6’s Kim Win reports.
Pilot’s life behind daring flight to South Florida endangered if sent back to Cuba: Lawyer
The Cuban pilot who made headlines last week with a daring flight to South Florida in a small plane fears his life will be in danger if he is sent back to the island, his lawyers say. said on Tuesday.
Rubén Martinez Machado is being held in jail while waiting to go before a judge. Machado, 29, made his daring 200-mile journey on Friday in a single-engine Antonov An-2 plane, leaving Spiritus, Cuba, and Dade He landed at Collier Training and Transition Airport.
A Russian-made plane was supposed to be used for soil fumigation in Cuba, but Machado used it to escape the island. His lawyer, Eduardo Soto, said sending Machado back to Cuba could be a matter of life and death. But if they can establish a credible fear that his life is in danger of returning, he will probably stay in the United States, he said.
After an hours-long special meeting with the school district to discuss the future of the Broward County Public Schools Superintendent, the board will give Dr. Vicky Cartwright 90 days to address concerns raised against her. decided to NBC 6’s Ryan Nelson reports.
Broward School Board Reevaluates Superintendents After 90 Days
After a few hours of a special meeting with the district on Tuesday to discuss the future of the Broward County Public Schools Superintendent, the board will give Dr. Vicky Cartwright 90 days to address concerns raised against her. have decided.
The board has been considering whether Cartwright, who has only officially served eight months as superintendent, should remain in her position.
Cartwright said, “Tonight’s Board of Directors demonstrated their continued trust and faith in my leadership, and I am very grateful to them for that. Chairman Torey Alston cited Cartwright’s performance as part of a meeting at which the board was to approve or reject the superintendent’s performance review.
The 2022 Florida Python Challenge winner, a 19-year-old from South Florida, wrestled 28 snakes in the Everglades. NBC 6’s Jessica Vallejo reports.
Palmetto Bay teen wrestles 28 snakes to win Florida’s Python Challenge
The 2022 Florida Python Challenge winner, a 19-year-old from South Florida, wrestled 28 snakes in the Everglades.
“It’s still cloud nine,” said Matthew Concepcion. “I couldn’t believe it.”
For ten days, this teenage boy from Palmetto Bay, Florida, decided to hunt from sundown to sundown. Concepcion walked the canals and used a flashlight to navigate through the swamps. But it’s not that easy. Concepcion has been hunting pythons for the past five years and he has been bitten five times. Click here for more on NBC 6’s report from her Jessica Vallejo.
NBC 6’s Ari Odzer gives a sneak peek at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
Anchor Away: Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Starts Wednesday
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show once again anchors in South Florida starting Wednesday.
The 63rd annual event runs through Sunday at seven locations, including the Broward County Convention Center and the Bahia Mar Yacht Center, with more global and U.S. debuts than any other boat show in the country.
Over 100,000 people are expected to attend the event, with an economic impact of approximately $1.8 billion for the region. Tickets for the event are on sale and can be purchased by clicking this link.
Fans can experience everything from Hawkins to the Upside Down at the Stranger Things immersive pop-up at Aventura Mall. NBC 6’s Xochitl Hernandez reports.
Stranger Things Immersive Pop-Up Experience Coming to Aventura Mall
Stranger Things fans can look forward to a new immersive pop-up experience for the fan-favorite Netflix show on Aventura in time for Halloween.
Isis Arias, Head of Netflix’s Live Experience Team, said: “And this was our first attempt at how to provide fans with these experiences.
In addition to binge-watching the popular Netflix show, fans can now visit the Aventura Mall starting Wednesday for a limited-time pop-up store that immerses visitors in the adventures of Stranger Things.
Play classic video games for free at The Palace Arcade and challenge your previous high scores. For more on NBC 6’s report from his Xochitl Hernandez, click here.