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Florida Panthers' Roberto Luongo attempts to block a goal by Atlanta Thrashers' Peter Bondra. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)
Florida Panthers' Roberto Luongo attempts to block a goal by Atlanta Thrashers' Peter Bondra. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

The SoFlo Scoop: Homeless veterans in Broward decreasing; North Miami’s gun buyback event; Panthers cling to spot in playoffs

Good morning South Florida! Today is Monday, Feb. 20. Miami is expected to have a high of 79 and low of 68 and will be partly cloudy throughout most of the day, while Key West will be mostly clear and sunny with a high of 81 and a low of 70. Fort Lauderdale will be partly cloudy with a high of 79 and a low of 68, while those in Naples will have mostly sunny skies and a high of 84 and a low of 62. Time to get smart fast:

  •  The decreased number of homeless veterans could be better if there was more funding for the program, according to Miami-Dade Homeless Trust chairman Ron Book. This program, which relies deeply on volunteers, has received the support of lawyers and dentists, who have offered free services to those veterans. Sun Sentinel
  • A few South Florida police departments worked together to reduce the number of guns on the streets by taking part in a gun buyback event Saturday in North Miami. Residents turned in their weapons to receive a gift card worth up to $200. One sword and 35 guns were traded in. 7 News Miami
  • Florida Panthers’ goalie and MVP Roberto Luongo helped reserve a spot for the team in the playoffs with his 33 saves against the Los Angeles Kings Saturday in the Staples Center. The team’s 3-2 victory was also the first in L.A. since 2002.  Miami Herald
  • A list was arranged with several places that will be open and closed on President’s Day. Miami Herald
  • The parents of a 21-year-old girl from Ohio State University returned to their home in northern Broward County to determine their next steps after finding out their daughter was murdered. Palm Beach Post

— Ingrid Padron, South Florida News Service

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