Your Wednesday local news roundup:
- A Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue medic somehow failed to find 23-year-old Scott Wilson after a crew arrived at the site of the February crash with polo mogul John Goodman. The medic is said to have been looking in the driver's seat but didn't find him there. And yet when the car was pulled from the waist-deep water, Wilson was found in that very spot. An investigation is under way. [Palm Beach Post]
- The Florida class-size amendment is going to make life difficult for Broward schools, where teachers will be asked to work extra periods, among other changes. [Miami Herald]
- Kids playing with fireworks are believed to have triggered a huge blaze at a marine shop in Oakland Park. Nobody was injured, but the owners of Trick Marine at Sixth Avenue and Prospect Road are devastated by the possible loss of a business that's lasted more than a quarter century. [WSVN-7]
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- With just three days' notice, hundreds of residents from a Lauderhill apartment complex are being evicted after the stairs were deemed unsafe by city inspectors. [WPLG-10]
- In the D'Andre Bannister murder trial, the defense rested after calling just one witness, an investigator who showed video of a tree in the backyard that Bannister says his 4-year-old stepson fell from. Bannister is accused of beating the child to death. [Palm Beach Post]
- New Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon asked his players if they wanted to be part of his new team, and Nathan Horton said, "No, thanks." So Horton, the third pick in the 2003 draft, was dealt to the Boston Bruins along with restricted free agent Gregory Campbell. [Sun-Sentinel]