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Brightline Train (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)
Brightline Train (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

The SoFlo Scoop: Bill could disrupt train project; Rain, assault at Ultra Music Festival; Panthers defeat Chicago Blackhawks

Good morning South Florida! Today is Monday, March 27. Miami  is expected to have a high of 79 and a low of 66 with mostly sunny skies; Key West  will be mostly sunny with a high of 77 and a low of 71. Fort Lauderdale  will be mostly sunny with a high of 80 and a low of 66, while those in Naples will have mostly sunny skies and a high of 81 and a low of 62. Time to get smart fast:

  • One of Brightline’s principal executives Michael Reininger voiced his worry about the future of Miami-Orlando trains service with the new legislative bill in Tallahassee. If the law were to pass, it would further delay the West Palm Beach-Orlando project, by having the company to add unnecessary features, Reininger said, to rail crossings. Miami Herald
  • A firefighter was assaulted Friday during Ultra Music Festival and suffered injuries, authorities said. Two Ultra fans were taken into custody, but are yet to be charged, officials said. 7 News Miami
  • Although rain poured during the second day of the Ultra Music Festival, this did not stop the 55,000 ticket holders from attending and enjoying the festival. Miami Fire Rescue said they had less than a dozen calls on Saturday, compared to the 48 calls they received Friday. CBS Local
  • The Florida Panthers won their Saturday game against Chicago Blackhawks, 7-0. After a scoreless first period, the Panthers began scoring against the Blackhawks even with Jaromir Jagr off the ice. Miami Herald / Sun Sentinel
  • The exotic, invasive orange-striped Mayan cichlids fish are hurting, hunting and killing South Florida’s native fish. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service along other agencies want the public and pet owners to realize the damage being caused by these exotic fish in the South Florida ecosystem. While tracking efforts have increased, U.S. Geological Survey biologist William Loftus said, understanding the impacts from the fish still fall behind. Miami Herald

— Maria Gil, South Florida News Service

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