Here are some of top stories from the past week from NBC 6 News.
Miami Beach Bans Vaping, E-Cigarette Use in All City Parks
Vaping or using electronic cigarettes is now prohibited in all Miami Beach parks, the city announced in a press release Wednesday. The move comes amid new research about the dangers of e-cigarettes and the health risks associated with them.
Cameras Catch Man's Drink Being Drugged by Women at Hard Rock Casino
Authorities are searching for two women who were caught on camera drugging a tourist at the Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida, before they allegedly robbed him at a Dania Beach hotel.
Broward Sheriff's Office officials on Wednesday released the surveillance footage of the Sept. 13 incident, which showed the victim playing poker in the casino when he was approached by the two women around 2 a.m.
New Bill Would Require Bible Courses in Florida Schools
A newly proposed bill would make Bible courses a requirement in public schools in the state of Florida. Current state law says it's okay to offer Bible classes, but it's not a requirement.
Jury Spares Life of South Florida Man Who Killed FSU Professor
A Florida jury has spared the life of a man convicted in the execution-style slaying of a Florida State University law professor.
Sigfredo Garcia instead faces life in prison for his role in the killing of law professor Dan Markel, who was gunned down in his Tallahassee garage five years ago. Markel had ties to South Florida as his ex-wife and her family are from Broward County and allegedly may have been tied to the death.
Man Rescues Nearly 9-Foot Gator from Parkland Pool
It seems Florida residents aren’t the only ones making use of their pools to cool off from the heat.
On Instagram, gator rescuer Paul Bedard shared a picture with an almost 9-foot alligator he caught in a Parkland resident’s pool Tuesday. The gator had made its way through the pool screen enclosure and into the water.