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Morning Juice: Dolphins Fumble to Falcons; a New Suspect in Cancer Cluster

Your Monday in South Florida news:

  • Turnovers killed the Dolphins on opening day. For a team with one of the league's toughest schedules, this game against the Falcons was the closest thing to a gimme. It's going to be a long year. []
  • The Broward County School District is a finalist in a $1 million education prize based on improvement in minority students' test scores. Note that districts don't apply for that prize, which means that the credit goes entirely to students and teachers. And it just makes it all the more frustrating that they're not better served by the board and district leaders. [Miami Herald]
  • The search for a culprit in the cancer cluster at The Acreage turns to radium-226, which was removed from drinking water only to be pumped into irrigation types for citrus crops, from which it would drip back into the ground. Seems there's a history for high levels of harmful materials in another well nearby. [Palm Beach Post]
  • Florida Power & Light wants a new contract to serve Fort Lauderdale but during the last municipal campaign, the company's executives bet on the wrong horses, giving contributions to two losing commission candidates, and now city activists are clamoring for commissioners to ditch the public utility. ['Sun-Sentinel]
  • Three were killed in Margate around 4 a.m. Saturday morning when an SUV hit a curb and rolled, ejecting all six passengers, who were on their way home from a nightclub. [WPLG]
  • A psychologist in Boynton Beach was arrested for stealing her car back from a tow company but her thrilling getaway ended with a crash into a light pole. That may not technically be legal, but in our hearts of hears, we were all rooting for you. [WFLX]

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Thomas Francis

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