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Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin makes play against opponent (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)
Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin makes play against opponent (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

The SoFlo Scoop: Miami Heat defeats Detroit Pistons; Quality of life ranked high in South Florida; Michael Irvin accused of rape

Good morning South Florida! Today is Thursday, March 30. Miami is expected to have a high of 81 and a low of 71 with mostly sunny skies; Key West will also have mostly sunny skies with a high of 80 and a low of 74. Fort Lauderdale will be partly cloudy with a high of 83 and a low of 71, while those in Naples will have sunny skies and a high of 83 and a low of 67. Time to get smart fast:

  • The Miami Heat defeated the Detroit Pistons Tuesday night, 97-96. Guard Hassan Whiteside shot the ball and scored as the final buzzer sounded, securing a win for the Heat. Miami Herald
  • South Florida counties ranked high in some areas when it comes to health and quality of life for people in Florida. The 2017 County Health Rankings that was conducted by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute included Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach in the top 10 for length of life. NBC Miami
  • Florida House of Representatives revised a state bill that would require at least 20 minutes of recess time for all elementary school students. Only 11 of 67 counties currently require recess time for students. The revised bill gives districts the option to have the time to be included in physcial education classes each week. NBC Miami
  • Former NFL player and University of Miami alumni Michael Irvin is being investigated by the Fort Lauderdale police on an allegation of sexual battery at a beach side hotel. It is just an investigation with no official charge of any offense, according to police officials. Irvin’s lawyer denies the allegations being made against Irvin. Sun Sentinel / Miami Herald
  • Broward Commission accepted $801,900 from the Florida Department of Health to pay for the efforts to fight the Zika virus. The grant will be used to cover the cost of chemicals, equipment and supplies for aerial and ground spraying. Sun-Sentinel

— Maria Gil, South Florida News Service

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