Morning Juice: Ryan LeVin Surrenders to Police; Gallagher to Plead to Bribery Charge

While you enjoy your Irish coffee, a few local headlines:

  • Accused hit-and-run driver Ryan LeVin was arrested last night by Fort Lauderdale police. He's been charged with vehicular homicide in the February 13, 2009, deaths of Kenneth Watkinson and Craig Elford, two British tourists. [Sun-Sentinel]
  • An attorney for one of the alleged mobsters who was indicted in a federal sting says that his client was one of the last "victims" of Scott Rothstein, who played a convincing role as informant, allegedly persuading the mobsters to help him launder money and destroy evidence. [CBS-4]
  • Former Broward School Board member Beverly Gallagher will enter a guilty plea today in federal court to charges that she accepted bribes, according to her attorney, David Bogenschutz. She faces three to four years in prison. [Miami Herald]
  • In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Senate's environmental committee will hear testimony this morning about the cancer cluster in the Acreage. Sen. Bill Nelson and Rep. Tom Rooney are hoping to secure more federal aid to investigate the cause of the high cancer rates in the community. [Palm Beach Post]
  • Melanie Parada, a Fort Lauderdale woman missing since March 11, phoned a sister on Tuesday, according to police. Her disappearance may be related to a dispute with the uncle of her child. [WPLG-5]

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