North Miami Mayor Smith Joseph at the city hall on Wednesday. (Photo by Leslie Ovalle of SFNS)

The SoFlo Scoop: North Miami lobbies for Haitian immigrants; Marlins rookie award renamed; Clinton in Broward

Hello South Florida! Today is Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. Miami is expected to see scattered morning thunderstorms with a high of 84 and low of 78. Key West will have a high of 87 and a low of 81 with a possibility of thunderstorm. Fort Lauderdale will also have a slight chance of thunderstorm with a high of 86 and a ...

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A Haitian flag at a parade. (Image via Wikicommons)

North Miami urges Obama Administration to stop deportation of Haitians

North Miami’s mayor held a news conference Wednesday morning urging the Obama administration to reconsider its recent policy change calling for the deportation of Haitian migrants arriving in the United States. “You cannot target a particular ethnic group and decide that you are not going to let them in when thousands of other ethnic people from other countries are arriving to ...

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Dwight Bullard, Florida state senator for Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. (Photo by Cassandra Cabral, South Florida News Service)

Churchill’s Pub in Little Haiti holds debate-watch party

Churchill’s Pub in Little Haiti, usually known for featuring local bands, held its first 2016 presidential debate watch party, organized by the Hillary Clinton campaign. Those in attendance included Dwight Bullard, the current Florida state senator for Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, who is running for reelection against Frank Artiles and Dr. Mario Gimenez. “I agree with Senator [Bernie] Sanders in ...

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Fans pay tribute to Jose Fernandez at Marlins Park
(Lizandra Portal, South Florida News Service)

The SoFlo Scoop: Dengue in Miami; Fans mourn Jose Fernandez; Police vet found guilty of stealing gas

Morning South Florida! Today is Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. Miami is expected to have a high of 86 and low of 77 with scattered thunderstorms and showers throughout the day, while Key West will mostly remain cloudy with a high of 87 and a low of 80. Fort Lauderdale will see cloudy skies early, with scattered showers and thunderstorms later on ...

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Governor Rick Scott (Photo via Flickr.com User: Gage Skidmore)

The SoFlo Scoop:Bomb threat at MDC; Scott issues emergency rule; Lauderhill cops fined $6.2 million for alleged on-duty rape

Good morning South Floridians! Today is Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. Miami is expected to have highs reaching 87 and lows of 77 with scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon, while Key West will have intervals of clouds and sunshine with a slight chance of a thunderstorm with a high of 87 and a low of 81. Fort Lauderdale will see a mix ...

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Allison McCormick (l), Rosemary Thornton and Violette de Ayala are candidates for the Key Biscayne Village Council. (Images via Miami Herald)

Key Biscayne Village Council candidates (continued)

A total of six candidates are running for three open seats on the Key Biscayne Village Council. Below are the profiles of the remaining three candidates. Violette de Ayala Violette de Ayala, 44, grew up in Miami but had long dreamed of the city south of the Rickenbacker Causeway. “I was always obsessed with that island,” she said. During high ...

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Brett Moss (l), Kathleen Petros and Ignacio Segurloa are three of six candidates vying for seats on the Key Biscayne Village Council. (Images via Miami Herald)

Key Biscayne candidates make their case

A half-dozen Key Biscayne residents, motivated by issues from sea-level rise to high school choice, are seeking three open Village Council seats. The candidates include: Violette de Ayala, the founder of FemCity; Allison McCormick, a former teacher; Brett Moss, the principal architect of Moss & Architecture Design Group; Katie Petros, a law office administrator; Ignacio J. Segurola, an attorney; and ...

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Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton face off during the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in New York on Monday, Sept. 26 (Image via Wikicommons)

South Florida reacts to the presidential debate [Archive]

As the world watches the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, political operatives from the left, right and third parties will be giving their takes in real time. The political team of the South Florida News Service will also be providing Tweets from around South Florida — at debate watch parties and in front of their televisions. ...

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Marijuana plants (Image via Pixabay.com)

The SoFlo Scoop: Medical cannabis oil for sale ; Man reportedly sets woman on fire; off-duty firefighter killed

Morning South Florida! Today is Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. Miami is expected to have highs near 85 and low of 76 with scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon, while Key West will have scattered thunderstorms in the morning and will have a high of 85 and a low of 81. Fort Lauderdale will see scattered thunderstorms and showers with a high ...

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Miami pitcher José Fernández died in a boat crash on Sept. 25, 2016. (Image via Wikicommons)

The SoFlo Scoop: Boating accident kills Miami Marlins player; Increased gator warnings; Gender-neutral restrooms proposed in Miami

Morning South Florida! Today is Monday, Sept. 26. Miami is expected to have a high near 85 and low of 76 with scattered thunderstorms throughout the day, while Key West will have scattered thunderstorms in the morning and will be mostly cloudy later on with a high of 86 and a low of 80. Similar to Key West, Fort Lauderdale will ...

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