The SoFlo Scoop: Military veteran charged after airport shooting spree; Two residents indicted of $17 million scam; Free Wi-Fi in Miami-Dade

2017-01-27T13:53:31+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Roundups|

Good morning South Florida! Today is Friday, Jan. 27. Miami is expected to have a cloudy morning and a rainy afternoon with a high of 82 and low of 57. Key West is expected to be cloudy all day and rainy in the afternoon with a high of 77 and a low of 66. Fort Lauderdale will have a cloudy day with a high of 79 and a low of 57. Those in Naples are expected to have a cloudy day with a high of 76 and a low of 54. Time to get smart fast:

  • A federal grand jury charged military veteran Esteban Santiago Thursday with killing five people and injuring six others during the Jan. 6 Fort Lauderdale Airport shooting. The grand jury is also seeking the death penalty, but the decision to issue capital punishment for Santiago will lie with the U.S. attorney general. The veteran’s arraignment is set for Monday, Jan. 30. Miami Herald
  • An agreement approved by the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners this week will result in the installment of 300 kiosks with free Wi-Fi near transit stops around Miami-Dade. CIVIQ Smartscapes, the Massachusetts company in charge of the installment, said it will also include 1,000 Wi-Fi devices in public transit vehicles and 51 additional devices for transit stations. Miami Herald
  • Two Hollywood residents were accused of falsely claiming ownership of $17 million worth of property in New York and Florida. Issak Almaleh, 63, and Antoaneta Iotova, 51, allegedly forged documents to victimize homeowners and tenants, and according to federal officials, temporarily evicted a resident from their home with help from police.  Sun Sentinel
  • South Florida rapper Stitches was arrested near a Whole Foods Market Wednesday after officials said a Glock handgun and a jar of marijuana was discovered in his car. Officers were responding to a Porsche parked in a handicap space without a decal, according to a Miami Beach police arrest report. The rapper faces charges of carrying a concealed firearm, possession of cannabis and possession of a drug without prescription. NBC 6
  • Hip-Hop artists Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Future, Travis Scott, A$AP Rocky and others will perform at the Rolling Loud Festival at Bayfront Park May 5-7. Three-day passes cost $217.53, and are now on sale at Single day tickets are not available. Sun Sentinel / South Florida

 — Luis Centeno, South Florida News Service