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Morning Juice: A Miracle in Deerfield Beach; Another One Needed in Hollywood

A glance at the headlines this Wednesday.

  • In Broward County's most ethics-challenged city, the ethics code survived the night. [Sun-Sentinel]
  • A former Boynton Beach commissioner has an ethics crisis of his own as the Palm Beach State Attorney's Office investigates allegations that David Katz took payments from tow-truck companies competing for city business without disclosing it. [Palm Beach Post]
  • The completion of the ArtsPark in Hollywood's Young Circle has been delayed and gone wildly over budget, and now that developers have failed to chip in their share of the expense, commissioners have to decide whether they can find room in their budget to build the amphitheater. [Miami Herald]
  • Tropical Storm Erika may flirt with the Florida coast, but so far she's on a northwestern path that makes a full-blown hurricane unlikely. [WSVN]
  • During a time of economic despair, town halls are hostile to all public officials -- even the Broward County property appraiser. [WPLG]
  • Prosecutors now say there were at least seven alleged victims of Broward Sheriffs Deputy Jonathan Bleiweiss, who's accused of extorting sex from illegal immigrants. [Sun-Sentinel]

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Thomas Francis

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