The SoFlo Scoop: Ultra might not be coming back; A new flight to Cuba?; Beaches are closing up

2018-10-05T18:35:26+00:00 October 5th, 2018|News, Roundups|

Good evening South Florida!  Here is your local news roundup:

Ultra Music Festival will not be returning to Bayfront Park. Probably. The Miami City Commission unanimously voted down a contract for the EDM gathering, citing traffic and drug issues. An agreement could still keep this from not being the day the music died, but prospects of a last-minute deal are apparently as dry as a North Dakota levee. WLRN

American Airlines is looking to expand its reach in Cuba. The airline wants to fly from South Florida to Santiago de Cuba, and has asked the U.S. Department of Transportation to authorize the daily route from Miami International Airport to Antonio Maceo Airport starting next year. Miami Herald

Before the football game between Carol City and Miami Norland Senior High, a fight broke out that required several police officers and adults to step in. The brawl has raised questions about the discipline of student-athletes as well as safety in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Miami Times

A tactical team in Palm Beach was serving a warrant to a fugitive after receiving a tip. As a deputy moved toward a home “two individuals crashed through a window into the backyard simultaneously,”said Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw. One individual ran off while the other raised a pistol in his hand and was shot by an officer. Sun Sentinel 

A number of South Florida beaches won’t get many visitors due to health issues and dead fish caused by the toxic algae bloom known as red tide. It has made it’s presence known in Martin, St. Lucie and Palm Beach counties. An investigation from Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Florida Fish Wildlife Conservation Commission has begun as well as a clean up. In addition, Haulover Inlet in Miami-Dade County closed due to the toxic algae, but reopened Friday. Sun Sentinel