The SoFlo Scoop: Gov. Rick Scott’s ultimatum; Cold weather tips; Miami Heat’s winning streak

2017-02-15T07:54:23+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Roundups|

Good morning South Florida! Today is Monday, Jan. 30. Miami will be partly cloudy and expected to have a high of 72 and a low of 49, while Key West will also be partly cloudy but with a high of 71 and a low of 61. Fort Lauderdale will be sunny and a high of 71 and a low of 47, while those in Naples will have partly cloudy skies and a high of 68 and a low of 47. Time to get smart fast:

  • The 15th annual Miami Marathon and Half Marathon took place on Sunday morning, where nearly 23,000 contestants ran. Marta Ayala, 33, of Ethiopia won the women’s title with a time of 2:40:51, while Christopher Zobliacki, 28, of Connecticut, won the men’s title with a time of 2:18:15. Both runners won $4,500. Miami Herald
  • The Miami Heat defeated the Detroit Pistons 116-103 Saturday night for the team’s seventh straight victory. This is the team’s longest winning streak since the 2013-2014 season. Sun Sentinel
  • Gov. Rick Scott tweeted on Twitter he will propose limiting funds for any Florida port that settles on agreements with Cuba. Seaports such as Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale rejected its signing agreement with Cuba to prevent any defunding of its $125 million allowance from the state over the next five years. Sun Sentinel
  • Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi was labeled as the “hardest to tackle” by his Pro Bowl teammates. Defensive players from the Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets witnessed Ajayi’s abilities on the field and can attest to his talent. The running back played in his first Pro Bowl on Sunday, Jan. 29, in Orlando. Palm Beach Post
  • Miami Dade Fire Rescue recommended safety tips for residents to be prepared for the cold weather hitting South Florida. Officials included “Four Ps” in the tips: protect people, protect pets, protect plants and protection against fires in the home. NBC Miami

 —  Stefano Rivera, South Florida News Service