The SoFlo Scoop: Bomb threat at Gulliver Preparatory School; Margate lifts Sunday morning alcohol ban; Miami Beach officials look to control Spring Break crowds 

2017-02-03T00:52:01+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|Roundups|

Good morning South Florida! Today is Friday, Feb. 3. Miami will be partly cloudy and expected to have a high of 79 and a low of 65, while Key West will also be partly cloudy with a high of 76 and a low of 69. Fort Lauderdale will have scattered thunderstorms with a high of 79 and a low of 64, while Naples will be partly cloudy with a high of 80 and a low of 59. Time to get smart fast:

  • Miami Beach officials are aiming to control parties during Spring Break by using a strategy that bans coolers, tents and inflatable devices on the beach. There will be checkpoints to check for prohibited items, according to city spokeswoman Tonya Daniels. Ocean Drive was closed off one night last year due to the large crowds. Miami Herald
  • Broward Sherriff’s Office released more recordings Thursday of 911 calls received during the deadly mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport. The shooting spree occurred on Jan. 6. Sun Sentinel
  • Wide receiver Jarvis Landry led the Miami Dolphins in merchandise sales in 2016, according to the NFL Player’s Association. He ranked No. 44 out of 50 in the league. These sales were measured between March 1, 2016 and Nov. 30, 2016. Palm Beach Post
  • Gulliver Preparatory School was evacuated Thursday morning due to a bomb threat. Law enforcement arrived and swept the campus while staff and students waited on the football field. Normal school operations will resume Friday. CBS Miami
  • The city of Margate lifted its ban on the selling of alcohol on Sunday mornings. Originally, supermarkets and gas stations were only able to sell it after noon. Now businesses will be able to sell packaged alcohol starting at 7 a.m. Sun Sentinel

—  Stefano Rivera, South Florida News Service