Your Friday local news round-up:
- A Palm Beach County jury convicted D'Andre Bannister of second-degree murder in the 2002 beating death of his 2-year-old stepson. Bannister claimed that the child's injuries were caused by falling from a tree. [Palm Beach Post]
- Sam and Sheree Bonsett of Plantation were told that their newborn boy Ryan would die by age 2 from a rare neuromuscular disease. Now that Ryan is 15 months old, the couple puts their hope in a research program that aims to improve therapy for the disease. [Miami Herald]
- Cities desperate to trim expenses are targeting their employees' pension programs, much to the consternation of city workers' unions. [Sun-Sentinel]
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