Here's a look at this week's top and trending stories on NBC6:
Sentence Upheld for Miami Man Who Put Killing Photo on Facebook
An appeals court has upheld the murder conviction and life sentence of a Florida man who shot his wife and posted a photo of her corpse on Facebook. An appeals court rejected Derek Medina’s claims that he should have been allowed to put on evidence that he was a battered spouse and that his wife had been aggressive due to taking “bath salts pills.” Click here for the full story.
Finally Finished: 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Comes to an End Friday
The annual six month period that elicits fear across the Sunshine State ended Friday with the final day of hurricane season. A total of 15 systems became named storms with eight becoming hurricanes, two of those classified as major, during the 2018 season. Click here for a full break down of the 2018 hurricane season.
Unlicensed Contractors Nabbed in Broward County Operation
Broward County investigators targeted a community they said has been hit hard by unlicensed contractors taking advantage of people. Investigators drove through a Deerfield Beach community to ask dozens of contractors if they hold the proper licenses to do the work being performed. If contractors didn’t hold the proper licenses, they faced hefty fines. Click here for the full NBC6 Investigation.
Tight Christmas Tree Supply Will Have Shoppers Paying More This Season
A tight supply of Christmas trees means some shoppers will be paying more and searching longer for that perfect Christmas tree this holiday season. Larger retailers are doing just fine, said officials. It’s the smaller charitable organizations, school groups and mom-and-pop operators that have had to scramble for trees. Click here to find out what caused the yuletide market imbalance.
Virgin Voyages Announces New Cruise Terminal at PortMiami
Virgin Voyages announced Wednesday it will build a terminal for a fleet of new cruise ships at PortMiami. Virgin founder Richard Branson said Miami was a clear choice as the cruise capital of the world and because of its access to Cuba. Click here to find out where the new ships will sail to.