Broward News

Morning Juice: Broward Judge May Get Reprimand; Plantation Is Hog Hell

A roundup of today's local news:

  • Toxic drywall has been discovered at the Preserve, a 180-unit development in downtown Boynton Beach that used a couple of million dollars from the city's CRA fund. [Palm Beach Post]
  • Broward Judge Dale Cohen faces the threat of sanctions after his refusal last year to recuse himself from a criminal trial in which the defendant was represented by Stephen Malnick, an attorney involved in a civil suit with Cohen and his judicial-candidate wife. [Sun-Sentinel]
  • A setback for former Miramar commissioner Fitzroy Salesman, who didn't persuade a federal judge to dismiss two counts of honest services fraud from his pending criminal case. The judge ruled that accepting bribes could not possibly be construed as an effort to give citizens honest service -- although in Broward County government, that seems to be an easy mistake to make. [Miami Herald]

  • Channel 5's Roger Lohse staked out Plantation Acres and got footage of that neighborhood's menace: feral hogs. Plantation city officials are looking to hire a trapper. Or maybe it's better to just wait till the pythons are big enough to kill off the hogs? [WPLG-5]
  • Municipal officials in Broward County are asking state officeholders not to ease residential restrictions against registered sex offenders. [Sun-Sentinel]

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Thomas Francis