Morning Juice: As Pilots Strike, Spirits Cancel Flights; Dog Fight in Broward Over Kill Policy

Here's what's happening in South Florida this Monday morning:

  • With its pilots on strike, Miramar-based discount airline Spirit has canceled flights through Tuesday, forcing local air travelers to scramble for another way to get to their destinations. [CBS4]
  • In a much more uplifting story about air travel, the 22-year-old Haitian woman who last week gave birth while en route to Fort Lauderdale from Port-au-Prince is doing well, as is her baby boy. [Miami Herald]
  • West Palm Beach is looking to trim its city budget. Mayor Lois Frankel hopes that some workers will accept a buyout package, allowing the city to avoid layoffs. But at least part of the money crunch may be due to West Palm's paying its workers higher salaries than what people in similar positions earn elsewhere. [Palm Beach Post]

  • A Broward County law that allows for the termination of a dog after just one incident of it biting a person or attacking another dog will come up for review Monday by a county committee. Animal protection activists are hoping that the policy is relaxed so that it can be in line with the state policy, which destroys a dog after three incidents. [WPLG-10]
  • Environmental activists are facing off with big business interests over pollution limits for South Florida canals. [Sun-Sentinel]

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