The SoFlo Scoop: National Signing Day; Canadian filmmaker goes missing; South Florida mailman convicted

2017-02-15T07:49:46+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Roundups|

Good morning South Florida! Today is Thursday, Feb. 2. Miami will be partly cloudy and expected to have a high of 78 and a low of 68, while Key West will be partly cloudy with a high of 77 and a low of 69. Fort Lauderdale will be partly cloudy with a high of 77 and a low of 68, while Naples will be partly cloudy with a high of 80 and a low of 59. Time to get smart fast:

  • A Toronto filmmaker was reported missing off the coast of Islamorada on Tuesday around 5:15 p.m., according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Rob Stewart, 37, was working on his latest documentary, “Sharkwater: Extinction.” Stewart was diving with two or three other friends, according to his father Brian Stewart. Sun Sentinel
  • High school athletes from all around the nation took part in National Signing Day on Wednesday. Players from both Miami-Dade and Broward counties committed to local universities such as University of Miami and Florida Atlantic University, as well as out-of-state schools like The Ohio State University and University of Michigan. NBC Miami
  • The Oceana Water Resort might become a reality, according to project leader Doug Pope. Oceana is a proposed hotel and sport fishing base on an elevated but moveable structure about 16 miles from Key West. Construction may be estimated at around $27 million. Miami Herald
  • Miami Beach police officials want the Florida Legislature to pass a bill allowing license plate readers on all state roads. Although police say it can help reduce crime rates, the American Civil Liberties Union says the readers would be an invasion of privacy. WSVN
  • A South Florida mailman was convicted by a federal jury Tuesday on three counts of delaying and detaining mail. John Henry Caddle Jr, 58, discarded hundreds of pieces of mail in the trash rather than delivering them. Among the mail retrieved, 17 pieces were first-class items, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General. Sun Sentinel

—  Stefano Rivera, South Florida News Service