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Sweetwater City Hall. (Photo courtesy Miami Herald)

Three newcomers win seats on Sweetwater commission, two incumbents defeated

In a shakeup Tuesday at Sweetwater City Hall, three newcomers were elected to the city commission, one current member discarded her “interim” tag and two incumbents lost their seats. David Borrero won the Group One seat while Marcos Villanueva, Joniel Diaz and Cecilia Holtz-Alonso received voters’ nods for the Group Two, Three and Four seats, respectively. Holtz-Alonso, the interim commissioner ...

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The Sweetwater Trolley (Photo courtesy city of Sweetwater)

Nine running for four seats on Sweetwater Commission

Three incumbents and six challengers are looking to fill four seats on the Sweetwater Commission during the city’s election on Tuesday. Group One Both Group One commission candidates, David Borrero and Isidro Ruiz, are running for the first time. Borrero, a three-year resident, believes his direct experience with city government makes him the right candidate. He said got his start ...

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Water (Photo via Pixabay)

The SoFlo Scoop: Ex-NFL star found dead in jail cell; Florida senator uses racial slurs; Water system renovation in Pembroke Pines

Good Morning South Florida! Today is Thursday April 19. Miami is expected to have a high of 80 and a low of 71 while Key West will have a high of 80 and a low of 73. Fort Lauderdale will have a high of 81 and a low of 71, while Naples will have a high of 85 and a low ...

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(Photo via Flickr by Steven Depolo)

Florida Believe or Not: Man stuck in air conditioning duct; Horse attacks alligator at Florida National Park; Man charged for stealing chicken and vodka

While a man was trying to buy human skin on Facebook, some of this strange Florida news could make your flesh crawl. A Tampa man was found hiding in an air conditioning duct in his home while Hillsborough County Sheriff’s officials were responding to a warrant for violation of probation, last Thursday. The deputies could hear someone in the home’s attic, and ...

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Cargo containers at Port of Miami cargo year (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

The SoFlo Scoop: Low water supply; Gorillaz in Miami; Port of Miami rakes in cash

Good Evening South Florida! Today is Wednesday April 19. Miami has a high of 80 and a low of 72 while Key West has a high of 80 and a low of 73. Fort Lauderdale will has a high of 81 and a low of 72, while Naples will have a high of 87 and a low of 66, with some showers. ...

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Millennials continue to strive for independence [Video]

As the days go by, it gets increasingly harder for millennials to find their independence. Living under their parent’s roof has become the norm despite their age. According to a ABODO’s analysis of U.S Census data it has been reported that 34.1% of millennials nationwide are still living with their parents. Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach Florida have ...

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Jose Fernandez (Photo via Wikicommons)

The SoFlo Scoop: Heat miss playoffs; Screwworms reportedly stamped out of Keys; Marlins to honor Jose Fernandez with statue

Good morning South Florida! Today is Friday, April 14. Miami is expected to have a high of 80 and low of 72 with partly cloudy skies, while Key West will be mostly sunny with a high of 79 and a low of 72. Fort Lauderdale will be partly cloudy with a high of 80 and a low of 73, and ...

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Ben Carson speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (Photo via Flickr)

The SoFlo Scoop: Ben Carson rescued from elevator; Senate votes in favor of SB 10; Marlins defeat Braves

Good morning South Florida! Today is Thursday, April 13. Miami is expected to have a high of 80 and low of 69 with partly cloudy skies, while Key West could have morning thunderstorms with a high of 79 and a low of 71. Fort Lauderdale will be partly cloudy with a high of 79 and a low of 69, and ...

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Brownies (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Florida Believe it or Not: Man steals sausage; Father charged for making pot brownies; Students bring dead alligator to dorm

From selling pot brownies and stealing sausage, to being choked at Disney world, the news in South Florida remains the same – strange. Two students from Palm Bay High School were sent to the hospital after eating pot brownies at a baseball game, according to officials. After eating the brownies, the two students were unresponsive and were rushed to the hospital. ...

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott (Photo by Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

The SoFlo Scoop: Rick Scott declares state of emergency; Rolling Loud to resume as scheduled; Miami Heat’s overtime victory

Good morning South Florida! Today is Wednesday, April 12. Miami is expected to have a high of 80 and low of 71 with scattered thunderstorms, while Key West will be partly cloudy with a high of 79 and a low of 72. Fort Lauderdale will see scattered thunderstorms with a high of 79 and a low of 71, and those ...

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