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Morning Juice: Dissention in the BSO Ranks; Boca Inventor Wins $3 Million Judgment

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Let's see what's happening in South Florida this Tuesday morning:

  • After financial struggles led to the closing of Westgate Tabernacle's homeless shelter last week, Palm Beach County commissioners are wrestling with the question of how to care for the region's transients. [Palm Beach Post]
  • Scott Rothstein's luxury car collection is on display in a Miami parking lot in advance of an auction by the U.S. Treasury. Or is this a sting aimed at catching the next Ponzi schemer? [Sun-Sentinel]
  • The union representing deputies of the Broward Sheriff's Office has been frustrated by the agency's layoffs and handling of budget cuts, leading to a no-confidence vote in Sheriff Al Lamberti Monday evening. [Miami Herald]
  • Condo developers can't build towers in this economy, but with all the foreclosed homes in South Florida, it's a golden age for bees who want to build huge hives, like this one in Dania Beach. Good thing "Willie the Beeman" is around to help. [WPLG-10]
  • The Wades' divorce took another turn for the weird, as a judge in the Heat star's native Cook County, Illinois, ordered the arrest of Shiohvaughn Wade after she failed to appear at a hearing in which her soon-to-be-ex was seeking to gain custody of the couple's kids. [Page2Live]
  • A Home Depot executive reportedly said, "Fuck Michael Powell. Let him sue us." So Powell, from Boca Raton, did just that, claiming that the hardware giant stole an invention that made it safer for employees to use a radial saw. And on Monday a federal court judge awarded Powell $3 million. [Palm Beach Post]

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