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Morning Juice: Ex-City Commissioner Called Ponzi Schemer; New Details in Ratley Beating Case

Here are the top headlines today:


  • Charlotte Gilmore Durante, former Delray Beach city commissioner, was arrested on charges of running a Ponzi scheme. The Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office says she stole about $1.8 million from 83 investors. [Palm Beach Post]
  • Palm Beach Gardens High School Student Tyree Patrick was arrested on sexual battery charges. Police claim the 19-year-old asked a 17-year-old girl to follow him into a secluded hallway, where he "pushed her up against the wall and molested her." [Sun-Sentinel]
  • A Broward County family was fighting to save the life of its 10-year-old Husky that killed a toy poodle last year. A judge ordered the dog to be euthanized under one of the strictest dog ordinances in the country. [CBS4]

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  • Police have released new video of their talks with Wayne Treacy, who stands accused of beating middle-school student Josie Ratley. The video shows new details about the text message that originally set Treacy off. [WPTV]

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Devin Desjarlais