The SoFlo Scoop: New England Patriots win Super Bowl; Possible detaining of 1,000 ‘sanctuary’ inmates; FPL plans to dump radioactive waste in water

2017-02-06T11:45:08+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Roundups|

Good morning South Florida! Today is Monday, Feb.6. Miami is expected to have a high of 79 and low of 70 with partly cloudy skies throughout the day, while Fort Lauderdale will also be partly cloudy with a high of 79 and a low of 70. Naples will see partly cloudy skies during the day and a high of 82 and low of 63, while those in Key West will have a slight chance of rain at night and a high of 78 and a low of 71. Time to get smart fast:

  • Hassan Whiteside led the Miami Heat to their 10th straight win Saturday night, this time against the Philadelphia 76ers with a score of 125-102. Before the first quarter ended, the center finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Philadelphia guard T.J. McConnell said, “They punched us in the mouth again.” CBS Miami
  • Miami-Dade will start honoring more than 1,000 detention requests from immigration authorities wanting custody of inmates in the county. This comes after President Trump’s crackdown on “sanctuary” cities that have not been cooperating with authorities. Mayor Carlos Gimenez wants to cooperate because the county could lose out on $350 million in federal funding. Miami Herald
  • The New England Patriots earned their fifth NFL championship after coming back from a 28-3 deficit against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. The Patriots recorded 19 points in the fourth quarter, tying the game at 28-28, making this the first Super Bowl game to go into overtime. New England’s quarterback Tom Brady was named MVP for the fourth time. Local 10
  • While Miami residents get most of their drinking water from the upper Biscayne Aquifer, Florida Power & Light wants to dump radioactive waste into the lower water table. An activist group named Citizens Allied for Safe Energy tried to stop FPL’s strategy with their petition, but it was disregarded. Studies have warned that waste can eventually leak into drinking water.  Miami New Times
  • Six players with a South Florida connection had a chance to play in Super Bowl LI on Sunday night. Atlanta Falcons’ punter Matt Bosher invited his former Jupiter High School coach to the game with a text that read, “You’ve got a ticket to the big dance.” Bosher joined running back James White, defensive end Jabaal Sheard and third-string quarterback Jacoby Brissett who were all on the Patriots’ roster. Falcons’ running back Devonta Freeman and cornerback Sharrod Neasman represented South Florida as well. Sun-Sentinel

— Leo Cosio, South Florida News Service