Miami’s Top 5: What you should know Monday

 

1. Texting in the car is never a good idea, but Monday is the last day you can do it legally. On Tuesday, Florida’s new texting law takes effect, which makes it illegal to text behind the wheel (you have to be stopped for something else first to be cited). Texting is allowed in hands-off, high-tech cars and when a car is stopped at a red light or in a traffic jam.

2. A trial begins for two men accused of murder in the 2001 mob-style slaying of South Florida businessman Gus Boulis who founded Miami Subs and ran a casino cruise fleet. Opening statements are set Monday in the case against Anthony "Big Tony" Moscatiello and Anthony "Little Tony" Ferrari. They are accused of orchestrating a hit against Boulis amid a power struggle over SunCruz Casinos. Boulis was fatally shot in his car on a Fort Lauderdale street.

3. The Miami Dolphins star on Monday Night Football in New Orleans against the Saints. Both teams are 3-0. The game will be a homecoming for Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace.

4. The trial resumes Monday for the federal litigation spawned by BP's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, with a focus on the company's response to the deadly disaster. The judge will hear hours of opening statements from lawyers for BP and for Gulf Coast residents and businesses who claim the spill cost them money.

5. The workweek begins a little drier and cooler than last week. Rain chance is 30 percent, with some storms expected after 3 p.m. South Florida highs will be in the upper-80s with lows in the low-70s.

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