The SoFlo Scoop:School lockdown in Coral Springs; Presidential candidates visit South Florida; Money for Haiti Relief

2016-10-13T20:59:37+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Categories: Roundups|

Good morning South Florida! Today is Wednesday, Oct. 12. Miami is expected to have a high of 84 and low of 76 with a slight chance of showers later in the afternoon, while Key West will be cloudy with a high of 86 and a low of 78. Fort Lauderdale will have some rain with a high of 84 and a low of 76. Naples will be looking at a high of 87 and a low of 72 with partly sunny skies. Here’s the scoop:

  • A Miami-Dade Police officer was hospitalized following a crash during a car chase Monday night near Marlins Stadium, according to authorities. A Mazda vehicle sped off after hitting the sergeant’s car, striking two other police cruisers and a private car.   Miami Herald
  • Coral Springs High School was put on lockdown early Monday morning when students reported seeing a former student walking around campus carrying a firearm, police said. Ryan Trollinger, 17, was detained and charged with several misdemeanors. Authorities said they later found a 10-page journal depicting his intent to cause a mass shooting. 7News Miami
  • Both the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees are scheduled to make a few stops in South Florida this week. Hillary Clinton joined by Al Gore in an event Tuesday afternoon on the Kendall campus of Miami-Dade College to urge students to register to vote. Donald Trump will be making several trips around the Sunshine State, including West Palm Beach, Ocala, Lakeland and Panama City. NBC6
  • Republican U.S. Representative Mario Diaz-Balart is defending his seat against Alina Valdes, a first-time politician and physician. While Diaz-Balart opposes the new relations with Cuba and wants to repeal Obamacare, Valdes believes conditions should be placed for the embargo lift, and  Obamacare is working but not efficiently. The district covers the areas of west Miami-Dade County, Alligator Alley and Naples. Local10           
  • Miami-Dade County community leaders are asking for money instead of clothing and supplies for Haiti after the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew. According to the Miami-Dade Commission Chair Jean Monestime, most donated supplies don’t make it to their destination but instead are kept in the U.S., and Haiti has plenty of supplies. The money will go to fund the rebuilding of schools, roads and businesses. Local10

Kayleen Padron and Sudyen Navarrete, The South Florida News Service.