End of the week. End of the month. Let's see what's in the local news.
- Hollywood Police now say that the fatal shooting Wednesday of 13-year-old Daniel Torres by a 14-year-old friend is believed to be an accident. Torres stayed home from school that day because he was being bullied by classmates. [Sun-Sentinel]
- The Florida legislature has passed a bill that imposes stricter standards on physicians who would dispense pain pills and limits the amount of advertising pill mills can do. Crist is expected to sign the bill. [Miami Herald]
- Police officers protesting at SunFest say that West Palm Mayor Lois Frankel made a threatening remark to them about remembering their faces. Frankel couldn't remember what she said but denied making a threat. [Palm Beach Post]
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- David Boden, business manager in Scott Rothstein's firm, choked up several times during a lengthy deposition Thursday, during which he insisted that he too was tricked into believing Rothstein's investments were legit. [Sun-Sentinel]
- Keep an eye on that massive oil spill in the Gulf. It may not directly effect South Florida's coastline, but the political implications are profound, given the oil industry's eagerness to drill in this section of the Atlantic. [WPLG-10]
- If you haven't done so yet, check out Dan Christensen's coverage of what former Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles T. Wells has been doing since retiring from the court last year. He's working for Gray-Robinson, the law firm that argued before the Supreme Court that a controversial pro-development petition should be qualified for placement on the Florida ballot. Wells cast the deciding vote in its favor. [Broward Bulldog]