Broward News

Morning Juice: Corruption Sting in Miramar Lures City Manager; 18-Month Old Infant Struck by Truck in Lauderhill

Tuesday morning's news in Broward and Palm Beach:

  • The federal corruption investigation in Miramar goes right to the top, as filings in that case indicate that former commissioner Fitzroy Salesman set up a meeting between an undercover agent and City Manager Robert Payton, who then helped the agent land a contract to build a gazebo. The sting also implicates the city's parks director. [Sun-Sentinel]
  • Shots were fired Monday at a home in Oakland Park after Seminole police followed a tip that they could find a man there who robbed the Coconut Creek casino last month. After SWAT teams arrived, that suspect was found dead. [CBS4]
  • In what could be a precedent-setting case, a federal magistrate has ruled that Facebook posts by a Pembroke Pines high school  student complaining about her teacher are protected by free speech. [Miami Herald]

  • In Lauderhill, the Broward Sheriff's Office is investigating how an 18-month-old child was hit by a Ford F-150 truck Monday afternoon. It's not clear how the child managed to wander into the street and why the truck driver didn't see him. [WPLG]
  • An antigovernment demonstrator whom liberals and conservatives can both appreciate: Jupiter dentist Laurence Grayhills stands down the road from a van that tracks and photographs speeders in Juno Beach. His sign warns the of a "Speed Trap AHEAD." [Palm Beach Post]

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Thomas Francis