The SoFlo Scoop: Marco Rubio leads in senate race; Tribute held for Jose Fernandez at crash site; Synagogue vandalized on Rosh Hashanah Eve

2016-10-04T14:07:00+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Roundups|

Good morning South Florida! Today is Tuesday, Oct. 4. Miami is expected to have a high of 86 and a low of 79 with scattered showers and thunderstorms during the day, while Key West will be partly cloudy, with a high of 86 and a low of 80.  Fort Lauderdale will see scattered showers and thunderstorms early in the day with a high of 85 and a low of 80, while those in Naples will scattered thunderstorms developing in the afternoon, with a high of 89 and a low of 76. Here’s the scoop:

  • A 15-year-old was charged as an adult for a fatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy in Riviera Beach. Court records show Trevares Edon is being held on adult charges of second-degree murder and possession of a firearm. Edon pleaded not guilty to the charges Monday morning and is currently held in jail without bond. Palm Beach Post
  • Marco Rubio has a seven-point lead over Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy in Florida’s U.S. senate race, according to new numbers from the Mason-Dixon Polling and Research poll. Polls show 47 percent of voters support Rubio, while 40 percent support Murphy, a congressman who represented Florida’s 18th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Rubio is also leading in Hispanic votes. CBS4 Miami
  • Hurricane Matthew soaked Haiti and Jamaica Monday morning, leaving at least four people dead. The Category 4 storm is maintaining heavy winds and is moving north, shifting the forecast cone to include parts of South Florida. Hurricane specialists at the U.S. National Hurricane center in Miami are calling the storm dangerous.  7News
  • A synagogue in South Florida was vandalized on Sunday, the eve of the Jewish holiday, Rosh Hashanah. One of the messages spray painted in black on the Chabad of Parkland read “free Palestine.” Rabbi Shuey Biston said “certainly it was a hate crime.” The incident is being investigated by the Broward Sheriff’s Office.  Local 10
  • A 19-year-old college student was released from the hospital Monday and taken to a Martin County jail after being charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder, authorities said. Deputies said they caught Austin Harrouff chewing off a dead man’s face after stabbing him and his wife to death outside their home. The FBI is still carrying out blood tests to discover if Harrouff had taken any drugs, authorities said. 7News
  • A tribute was held by family and friends of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez on Sunday at the site where he and his two friends died in a boat crash on Sept. 25. The hurler’s mother brought balloons, while others in personal boats met in the water near the jetty. Toxicology reports on Fernandez have not been released. 7News

— Jayda Hall and Steven Preciado, South Florida News Service