The SoFlo Scoop: Haiti relief efforts underway in Miami-Dade schools; UM wide receiver dismissed; Port Everglades cargo container kills woman

2016-10-11T11:40:35+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Categories: Roundups|

Good morning South Florida! Today is Tuesday, Oct. 11. Miami is expected to have a high of 84 and low of 74 with partly sunny skies, while Key West will be cloudy with a high of 84 and a low of 78. Fort Lauderdale will have some scattered clouds with a high of 84 and a low of 75. Naples will be looking at a high of 86 and a low of 70 with cloudy skies as well. The cooler weather is a great way to wake up this morning! Here’s the scoop:

  • University of Miami’s freshman wide receiver, Sam Bruce was released from the football team on Monday morning, according to university officials. The officials gave no specifics but said Bruce violated team rules and failed to meet team expectations. The news comes shortly after the team’s loss to the Florida State Seminoles.  Miami Herald
  • Miami-Dade schools are taking part in relief efforts following the devastation in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. Alberto Carvalho attended a Sunday mass at Notre Dame d’Haiti to call for supplies such as toiletries, money and food to be sent to those on the island nation. Nearly 1000 people were killed and hundreds were left without homes or shelter. 7News Miami
  • A corrections deputy in the Florida Keys was arrested Monday morning on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Steve Jaroszewski, 25, has been working at Monroe County Sheriff’s office since 2015. The deputy was apprehended following a failed sobriety test, official said. Local 10
  • A Southwest Airlines maintenance crew discovered a suspicious substance under a seat during a routine plane checkup at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, airline officials said. After further investigation by authorities, the plane was clear to take off. The substance, an unidentified powder, was not considered harmful, officials said. NBC6
  • Florida’s voter registration deadline has been extended to Wednesday. The decision was made by District Judge Mark Walker after Florida Democrats asked for a deadline extension following mass evacuations in preparation for Hurricane Matthew, The Associated Press said. The judge will also review extending the deadline further on Wednesday. 7News
  • A woman died after being ran over by a tow truck, and a man was hospitalized after being injured by a flipped cargo container at the Port of Everglades on Monday afternoon. The tow truck was carrying a container, and the woman’s body was covered next to it, Local 10 says. The identities of the victims have not been revealed. Local10

Kayleen Padron and Sudyen Navarrete, the South Florida News Service