Morning Juice: Deerfield Teen's Mother Meets the Media; Bill Targets Sexting

A glance at the local news:

  • Josie Lou Ratley's mother talked to the media yesterday about her daughter's condition following the brutal beating that occurred last week at a bus stop on the campus of Deerfield Beach Middle School. [WPLG-10]
  • The Broward County auditor says that if the Broward Sheriff's Office loses its contract to police Pompano Beach, it'll mean taxpayers countywide save at least $1 million in annual subsidies -- a figure that Sheriff Al Lamberti disputes. [Sun-Sentinel]
  • A Florida bill is trying to discourage "sexting" between minors, a delicate crime since the pornographer is also the victim. [Palm Beach Post]
  • Roger Stone gave a characteristically colorful deposition in the bankruptcy case involving Scott Rothstein's law firm, disclosing that the Ponzi schemer had to be talked out of promoting himself for appointment to the U.S. Senate seat vacated last year by Mel Martinez. [South Florida Business Journal]
  • U.S. Senate candidate Kendrick Meek has asked for some $238 million in pork -- federal spending for projects in Florida. Meek says it makes him an effective, generous representative for the citizens of this state. His opponents says its evidence that Meek's requests are symptomatic of Congress' reckless spending. [Miami Herald]

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