It's Friday. Here's what's happening in the local news:
- Prosecutors have released 18 minutes of video from Wayne Treacy's interview, recorded hours after he beat 15-year-old Josie Lou Ratley nearly to death at a Deerfield Beach bus stop. [WPLG-10]
- As Broward County workshops a reorganization of its government, the idea of a strong mayor, to be elected by county-wide vote, is gaining traction. [Sun-Sentinel]
- Turns out those tarballs in Key West weren't from the Deepwater Horizon spill after all. Experts remain unsure whether the oil will make its way to South Florida, with the U.S. Coast Guard recently downplaying the possibility. [Miami Herald]
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- The attorneys defending Wellington polo mogul John Goodman against charges of DUI manslaughter have been generous donors to the campaign of Palm Beach State Attorney Michael McAuliffe. [Page2Live.com]
- A 32-year-old man has been arrested in the 2006 murder of Gregory Beasley, who was found dead in a West Palm Beach alley below the spray-painted phrase "Bad luck." [Miami Herald]
- Zach Thomas' career highlights are in a Dolphins uniform and he was allowed to retire as a Dolphin Thursday, signing a one-day contract before an emotional press conference. [Miami Herald]