The SoFlo Scoop: Suicide live-streamed; Federal funding in jeopardy for “sanctuary cities”; Florida roads most lethal in 2016

2017-01-26T13:20:22+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Roundups|

Good morning South Florida! Today is Thursday, Jan. 26. Miami is expected to have a cloudy morning and a sunny afternoon with a high of 86 and low of 64. Key West is expected to be sunny all day with a high of 78 and a low of 72. Fort Lauderdale will have a humid, cloudy day with a high of 85 and a low of 65. Those in Naples are expected to have a cloudy day with a high of 79 and a low of 64. Time to get smart fast:

  • A 14-year-old girl committed suicide in the bathroom of her foster home in Miami Gardens on Sunday, while live streaming the event. After Miami Gardens officers attempted to resuscitate her, she was declared dead at Jackson North Hospital, according to Florida’s Department of Children and Families Secretary Mike Carroll. Miami Herald 
  • President Donald Trump called for a “major investigation” into voter fraud Wednesday morning via Twitter. Despite providing little evidence, Trump said votes from three to five million illegal immigrants cost him the popular vote. He also complains about people who are registered to vote in two states, which ironically includes his senior adviser and campaign chief, both of whom are registered in both Florida and New York.  Miami Herald / CNN
  • More than 3,000 fatal accidents have been reported in the state of Florida in 2016 through Dec. 17, making it the most lethal amount in nine years. Broward and Palm Beach counties’ fatalities increased from 2015, while Miami-Dade’s dropped. Police presence will be reinforced in those areas with highest number of accidents, a spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrol said in a statement. Sun Sentinel
  • On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to deny federal funding for “sanctuary cities,” including Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Though a precise legal definition does not exist, sanctuary cities are generally defined as being a safe haven for illegal immigrants. Local 10
  • Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton announced Tuesday night he will represent the U.S. in the World Baseball Classic. Joining him will be Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich. Marlins Park will host Team USA, as well as the Dominican Republic, Canada and Colombia from March 9 to 13. Local 10 / Sun Sentinel

— Luis Centeno, South Florida News Service