Morning Juice: Florida Feeling Litigious Toward BP; Charges in Delray Boat Death

Here's a glance at the headlines in South Florida this Monday morning:

  • Investigators still don't know what caused a major fire Friday at a Lauderhill apartment complex. Whatever it was, footage of the aftermath makes it clear that there's no salvaging the building, nor the belongings of residents who lived on the third floor. [WLPG-10]
  • Gov. Charlie Crist is dropping hints that today Florida will sue BP and other parties who bear responsibility for the massive oil spill that threatens the state's coastline. [Palm Beach Post]
  • As usual, the Broward delegation in the state Legislature came home from its session with precious few victories. But the Seminoles and Broward pari-mutuels are pleased. [Miami Herald]
  • Mandy Romeu, a 42-year-old man from Deerfield Beach, was charged with vessel homicide after a boat accident in Delray Beach that killed one of his passengers, Christopher Smith of Hudson. Romeu reportedly invited Smith and Smith's sister for a boat ride after meeting them Friday night at a bar. [Palm Beach Post]
  • Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Romney Rogers has the unenviable task of trying to broker an agreement between the First Presbyterian Church and the Colee Hammock Homeowners Association, which objects to the scale of the church's $20 million proposed expansion. [Broward Bulldog]
  • Once teachers get hired by the Broward County School District, it's almost impossible for them to get fired -- and rarely does a teacher even receive a poor evaluation. Either this county has the world's best educators or there's a major lack of accountability. (Probably the latter.} [Sun-Sentinel]

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