The SoFlo Scoop: South Florida homes affected by Hurricane Matthew; FSU victory over UM; Relief for Haiti

2016-10-11T04:45:42+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Roundups|

Good morning South Florida! Today is Monday, Oct. 10. Miami is expected to have a high of 85 and low of 73 with a mix of sunshine and clouds, while Key West will be mostly sunny with a high of 84 and a low of 77. Fort Lauderdale will be cloudy with a high of 84 and a low of 72. Naples will be looking at a high of 86 and a low of 70 with scattered clouds. A great day to leave your rain boots at home! Here’s the scoop:

  • Gov. Rick Scott refused to allow Miami-Dade’s Expressway Authority’s to resume charging tolls Friday during a morning briefing. Tolls were suspended statewide after Hurricane Matthew and were not expected to resume until 24 hours after storm threat cleared the state line. Miami Herald
  • The devastating aftermath of Hurricane Matthew on Haiti has motivated many South Floridians to look for effective ways to help residents of the country. A charity watchdog, Charity Navigator released a list of high ranking charitable organization who maintain credible relief efforts.  The experts also discourage sending water, food and the personal items. Local 10
  • Many homes on the South Florida coast were affected by Hurricane Matthew’s strong winds and heavy rain, Broward fire officials said. Downed power lines caused small fires in the afternoon and residents complained of strong fumes inside a number of Dania Beach apartments. The causes of the fumes were later revealed as the result of generators indoors during the storm. SunSentinel
  • Miami-Dade police apprehended a 55- year-old man under the suspicion he killed his elderly parents after receiving a 911 call from a neighbor saying the man was outside covered in blood. Gurmesindo Perez Rodriguez barricaded himself in the house but surrendered shortly after, neighbors said. Police said the man may have killed his parents. 7News
  • Five South Florida men are among 102 federal inmates who received reduced sentences during the latest round of President Obama’s clemencies on the heels of his presidency. Most inmates are imprisoned due to drug-related and firearm charges, but they’re considered nonviolent offenders. Local10
  • Florida State University’s Seminoles, beat the Miami Hurricanes by 20-19 this Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium. The Seminoles’ DeMarcus Walker managed to block the Hurricanes’ Michael Badgley’s kick with less than two minutes remaining. Recently, the Hurricanes were ranked 10th, and Seminoles 23 by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. 7News

Kayleen Padron and Sudyen Navarrete, The South Florida News Service