Morning Juice: Feds Bust Seminoles for Spending Habits; Band Teacher Acquitted of Molestation Charges

A look at what's happening this morning in South Florida:

  • The National Indian Gaming Commission has found that the Seminole Tribe violated gaming laws in giving six tribal members more than their appropriate share of casino proceeds. Money that was supposed to be spent for constructive community purposes was allegedly spent on luxury items like jewelry, stereo equipment, and cars. [Miami Herald]
  • A 17-year-old girl was killed early this morning in a drive-by shooting outside a suburban West Palm Beach nightclub. Palm Beach Sheriff deputies are questioning a person of interest. [Palm Beach Post]
  • Michael Garretson, who recently retired from his position leading the Broward County School District's construction department, died Thursday at age 64. Garretson's tenure was marked by controversy over the district's spending on new schools and classrooms that weren't needed. [Sun-Sentinel]

  • The elderly woman from Coral Springs who was rescued by Coral Springs after her car plunged into a canal tells her story from a hospital bed. [WSVN-7]
  • Russell Pittman, a band teacher at Pines Middle School fired after a student accused him of touching her breast, was acquitted of molestation charges by a Broward County jury Thursday. [Sun-Sentinel]


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