The SoFlo Scoop: Dolphins QB will not need surgery; Iranian man detained after cruise; Immigration protest at MIA

2017-02-15T07:57:16+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Roundups|

Good morning South Florida! Today is Tuesday, Jan. 31. Miami will be partly cloudy and expected to have a high of 73 and a low of 60, while Key West will also be partly cloudy with a high of 72 and a low of 67. Fort Lauderdale will be partly cloudy with a high of 73 and a low of 58, while Naples will be sunny with a high of 73 and a low of 51. Time to get smart fast:

  • On Sunday, about 300 protesters gathered outside Miami International Airport to protest President Donald Trump’s recent immigration order temporarily barring citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the country. Allison Sardinas, a 26-year-old graduate student from Florida International University, organized the protest on Facebook. Although many protests around the country have led to violence and arrests, this one was peaceful and led to no arrests by police. Miami Herald
  • The military veteran accused of killing five people in the Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport, and injuring six others, was back in court Monday. Esteban Santiago was arraigned and officially entered a plea of not guilty to the charges. Santiago could face the death penalty. CBS Miami
  • Atlanta Braves baseball player Sean Rodriguez was involved in a fatal car accident Sunday in Miami. The Miami native and his family were struck by a driver who had stolen a car from a police officer, according to Miami-Dade police Det. Daniel Ferrin. The driver of the stolen vehicle died, but Rodriguez and his wife are in fair condition. His kids, however, are in serious but stable condition, WSVN reported. Sun Sentinel / WSVN
  • An Iranian man was detained in Port Everglades after disembarking from a cruise. Maysam Sodagari claimed it was because of Trump’s recent Muslim ban. Sodagari said he fled Iran because of his sexual orientation and has been living in the U.S. for the past nine years. WSVN
  • Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill will most likely not need major knee surgery for the Medial Collateral Ligament sprain that kept him out the final three games of the regular season. Tannehill, however, will need to wear a knee brace, although he appearsedto be in good shape to start next season on time. Miami Herald

—  Stefano Rivera, South Florida News Service