Morning Juice: Savage Beating of Teen in Deerfield; Corruption Questions in Deal for Rock Pits

Let's see what's happening in South Florida.

  • A 14-year-old girl at Deerfield Beach Middle School was beaten nearly to death by a boy after classes ended Wednesday. A 15-year-old boy, Wayne Treacy, has been arrested and will be charged with attempted murder. It's the same school where Michael Brewer was a student before classmates attacked and burned him. [Sun-Sentinel]
  • Stephen Caputi, the flamboyant owner of Cafe Iguana nightclub in Pembroke Pines, was among those who joined Scott Rothstein in his Moroccan adventure last November. Investigators are combing through financial ties between the two. [Daily Pulp]
  • Rock pits that were sold to the state by a mining company on the basis that they could improve Palm Beach County drinking water and help revive the Everglades are now considered environmentally hazardous. The $200 million deal now reeks of corruption. [Palm Beach Post]
  • A Vietnam vet who died in his Dania Beach home was found by a 20-year-old neighbor, Anthony DiFalli, who phoned friends for help burglarizing the dead man's home, according to Broward Sheriff's Office investigators. [WPLG-5]
  • West Palm Beach activists say that a week after they filed a civil rights lawsuit, CityPlace plaza is more tolerant of protesters. [WPBF-25]
  • The Miami Dolphins signed the notorious Richie Incognito, an offensive guard, to a one-year deal that will pay just over $1 million. The former Buffalo Bills player has a reputation for dirty play. [Miami Herald]

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