The SoFlo Scoop: Gov. Rick Scott declares Wynwood Zika free; Police union urges withholding protection for Dolphins; Dwyane Wade bikes with police

2016-09-19T13:06:50+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Roundups|

Good morning South Florida! Today is Monday, Sept 19. Miami is expected to be partly cloudy in the early morning, with a 60 percent chance of rain, and scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Key West will be partly cloudy in the afternoon a high of 88 and low of 81. Fort Lauderdale will be mostly cloudy in the morning with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon with a 60 percent chance of rain. Naples will be mostly cloudy with a high of 87 and a low of 76 with a 20 percent chance of rain. Time to get smart fast:

  • The mayors of Miami and Miami-Dade County are scheduled to join Gov. Rick Scott in a press conference at the San Paul Gallery in Wynwood Monday morning. Scott will discuss the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s lifting of the “Zika Zone,” which has led to decreased business in the area.  Miami Herald
  • Ahead of their home opener, the president of the International Union of Police Associations has asked Broward County deputies to not escort Dolphin players to the game. The union is upset regarding a decision by some players not to stand for the national anthem in protest of police brutality. Miami Herald
  • On Saturday, Dwyane Wade went on six-mile bike ride through the streets of Miami with police officers as well as a former teammate. After his cousin was shot and killed last month in Chicago, the former Heat player said he wanted to promote more understanding between police and community members. 7News
  • A state law going into effect next fall will allow parents to cross county lines when choosing a public school for their children, potentially making neighborhood schools a thing of the past. South Florida’s school districts are expanding their magnet and program options to attract students from outside their immediate areas. Sun-Sentinel
  • A woman living in the outskirts of Miami is battling Miami Dade County officials who say her treehouse is unsafe and needs to be mostly torn down. She says the claims of hazards are overblown, and the cost for complying with government codes would be about $100,000. The New York Times 

– Nicole Betancourt, South Florida News Service