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The SoFlo Scoop: VP makes debut in Florida; Fernandez was probable driver of boating accident; Trump meets with supporters at Mar-a-Lago

Good morning South Florida! Today is Monday, March 20. Miami is expected to have a high of 74 and low of 60 with cloudy skies in the afternoon, while Key West will be mostly sunny with a high of 74 and a low of 67. Fort Lauderdale will have some clouds and a high of 73 and a low of 59, while those in Naples will have mostly clear skies and a high of 78 and a low of 55. Time to get smart fast:

  • Vice President Mike Pence made his debut in South Florida Saturday as part of a campaign to promote the Republican replacement for former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. The vice president also met with Governor Rick Scott in Jacksonville to discuss the GOP bill. Sun-Sentinel
  • A report released Thursday by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission shows that former Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was the “probable” driver of the speeding boat that crashed and took his life and the lives of two other men on Sept. 25. Had Fernandez survived the crash, he could have been charged with several crimes, including boating under the influence manslaughter; vessel homicide; and reckless or careless operation of a vessel, according to investigators. 7 News Miami 
  • Young models fighting cancer took the runway at the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale-Plantation Hotel Saturday to raise money for the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Ricky Huff, an organizer of the event, said the event allows them to showcase “strength and courage of these little children, who are currently battling in hospitals here in South Florida.” 7 News Miami
  • Miami Marlins third basemen Martin Prado will miss the start of the regular season due to a grade 1 hamstring strain that he suffered while playing for team Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic earlier last week. It is unclear when he will return to play. Miami Herald 
  • President Donald Trump invited a wave of supporters outside of his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach inside to briefly speak with them and thank them for their support Sunday afternoon. The president saw the supporters outside the club, holding up signs in support of him, and asked his staff to find and invite the advocates back. Palm Beach Post

— Eduardo Fuentes, The South Florida News Service


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