Morning Juice: Double Suicide Attempt in Parkland Was Not Shakespearean; Marlins Get Rocked

Here's a rundown of what's in the South Florida news for Wednesday morning:

  • A young man and woman found hanging in Parkland have been identified. Joseph M. Brown, 22, a graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, died. The woman, 24-year-old Nikole Baldomero, is in critical condition. They left short suicide notes, but a Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman says, "This is not a Romeo and Juliet thing." [Sun-Sentinel]
  • A tropical wave/storm system named Bonnie is looking like a slightly lesser threat to develop into the third tropical depression this hurricane season. [Palm Beach Post]

  • The transit manager for the Broward bus system has resigned after investigators questioned his education credentials and a $13.3 million no-bid contract that the agency gave out last year. [Broward Bulldog]
  • Apparently still hungover from their dramatic victory Monday night, the Marlins got stomped by the Colorado Rockies, 10-0. [Miami Herald]
  • Following a Juice post that broke the story about a Boy Scout leader busted for collecting child pornography, a poster claiming to be the accused man's son disputed the allegations by the Broward Sheriff's Office. [The Juice]

  • The Town of Davie believes it can balance its budget without laying off employees, raising taxes, or cutting services, thanks in part to a $1 million refund it expects to collect from Waste Management. [Sun-Sentinel]


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