Morning Juice: Heat Upsets Lakers; Pills by the Millions in Lake Worth
Let's see what's happening in Palm Beach and Broward this morning:
- For the second day in a row, Broward Circuit Court Judge Ana Gardiner, who this week was formally accused of judicial misconduct, didn't show up at the courthouse. The Florida Bar Association has reopened an investigation of the attorney, Howard Scheinberg, with whom Gardiner allegedly discussed a death-penalty case outside the courtroom. That case will be retried. [Sun-Sentinel]
- Activists in the Acreage have seized upon a recently published study that finds higher rates of cancer in the bottom third of Florida, but the study's authors say that the cancer cluster in the Acreage is still pronounced enough to warrant its own analysis. [Palm Beach Post]
- In a thrilling overtime game, the Miami Heat knocked off the mighty L.A. Lakers. [ESPN]
- The motel owners who tipped off police that their guest was Jupiter mass murder suspect Paul Merhige have received their $100,000 reward. [Palm Beach Post]
- A staggering batch of statistics from the raid of the George brothers pain clinics: Investigators say the three Palm Beach County clinics saw 250 patients a day, paid doctors up to $44,000 per week, and doled out 2 million pills in a year's time. [Miami Herald]
- Operators of a pain clinic in Boynton Beach say that Wednesday's raid was the case of a "few bad apples" and that the pain clinic industry shouldn't be shut down. [WPTV-5]
- A couple has been busted in Boca Raton for breaking into an apartment Sunday and stealing jewelry and clothes. They might have got away with it too if they weren't so eager to show off their new wardrobe while visiting a local gas station. [WPBF-25]
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