Here are some of the top stories from the past week you may have missed from NBC 6 News:
Florida Theme Parks Take Steps to Deal With Coronavirus Concerns
Florida's major theme parks are taking steps to deal with coronavirus concerns, employing enhanced cleaning practices and other preventative measures. In a statement Thursday, Universal Orlando officials said they've been in frequent contact with health officials and their own health experts and are closely monitoring the situation.
Despite Attention on Democratic Primary, More in Miami-Dade Switched to Republican
NBC 6 tallied the net number of people who officially changed parties in Miami-Dade County over the last year. In that time, 2,952 people officially switched to the Republican Party. Over the same time, the Democratic Party in Miami-Dade County added 1,722 people from other parties. Most party switchers came from the No Party Affiliation category.
Coronavirus Concerns in South Florida: A Guide to Which Events Are Cancelled (& Which Aren’t)
While no other cancellations have been announced so far, many event organizers across the region are taking extra precautions to maintain the highest possible level of hygiene and cleanliness at their festivals and gatherings. Some are also urging those who are sick to stay home until they have contacted a health care professional and received treatment.
Reward Increased for Information on Missing Infant in Triple Homicide Case
Miami-Dade Police have increased their reward to $8,000 for information on the disappearance of Andrew Caballeiro, an infant who was taken from a home in Redland on January 28th by his 49-year-old father Ernesto. Ernesto was found dead on Jan. 29 from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after traveling from Miami-Dade to Pasco County.
Woman Wants Safety Checks for Pet Toys After Cat’s Eye Hurt
Cat owner Christina Phillipis says her cat Mochie was injured while playing in her favorite cat tunnel. “She was playing in her cat tunnel, zipping around in the morning like she usually does and all of a sudden she just stopped, and I noticed her eye was bulging out of her head, and there was blood pouring from it, so I immediately freaked out and started crying,” Phillipis said. It’s estimated that the pet toy market is a billion-dollar business, yet as Phillipis learned, there is very little safety oversight on many of these products.