Broward News

Morning Juice: Boynton Family Battles Stingy Insurer; Murder Near West Palm Park

A rundown of local news items on this Wednesday morning:

  • A Boynton Beach family is devastated by an insurance company's decision to renege on a guarantee that it would pay for the residential treatment of Ryan Crofutt, 25, who needs treatment for brain damage and was prepared to receive therapy at a Central Florida rehab center. Palm Beach County political figures are interceding on the family's behalf. [Palm Beach Post]
  • A murder investigation is under way in West Palm Beach, where police received a call of shots fired and found the body of a young man near Blum Park on 23rd Street. No suspect yet. [WPTV-5]
  • The couple that operates Wizard of Claws, the Pembroke Pines pet store that sold sick dogs, will be back in a Broward court today for closing arguments in a case to determine whether they violated terms of a settlement under which they were barred from selling dogs. [Sun-Sentinel]

  • The same Broward County School Board members who spent district dollars on expensive new schools and classrooms that didn't need to be built are now bemoaning the cuts that must be made to patch a $133 million hole in the budget. [Miami Herald]

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Thomas Francis