The SoFlo Scoop: Heat miss playoffs; Screwworms reportedly stamped out of Keys; Marlins to honor Jose Fernandez with statue

2017-04-14T07:33:56+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Roundups|

Good morning South Florida! Today is Friday, April 14. Miami is expected to have a high of 80 and low of 72 with partly cloudy skies, while Key West will be mostly sunny with a high of 79 and a low of 72. Fort Lauderdale will be partly cloudy with a high of 80 and a low of 73, and Naples will be mostly sunny with a high of 85 and a low of 65. Time to get smart fast:

  • Although they won their season finale by a score of 110-102 over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night, the Miami Heat were eliminated from postseason contention on the final day of the regular season. With the Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers both winning their games, the Heat finish the season in 9th place in the Eastern Conference, one spot shy of a playoff berth. Goran Dragic (28 points) and Hassan Whiteside (24 points and 18 rebounds) stood out for the Heat in front of a sold out crowd. CBS Miami
  • Officials announced that the outbreak of flesh-eating flies in the Keys has apparently ended, as no New World screwworms have been discovered in the Lower Keys in the past three months. These flies were targeting the endangered Key deer species, killing approximately one eighth of the herd. U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials credit residents for going out of their way to treat the endangered tiny deer over the past six months. Miami Herald
  • Following his untimely death last year, the Miami Marlins will honor former star pitcher Jose Fernandez with a sculpture outside Marlins Park. Team owner Jeffrey Loria told ESPN that the sculpture is already in the works, and will be up to 10 feet tall. Sun-Sentinel
  • Pembroke Pines resident Daystar Peterson, also known as popular hip-hop and R&B artist Tory Lanez, was reportedly arrested in Miramar on Wednesday with five charges. Peterson was stopped in his Rolls-Royce, where Miramar Police reportedly found marijuana and a loaded gun. He was taken to Broward County Main Jail, where he was released after posting $1,000 bond. Local 10
  • With summer right around the corner, the Miami Herald posted tips for residents and tourists alike to enjoy the season in South Florida. Miami Herald

— Jacob Spiwak, South Florida News Service