Morning Juice: Homicide Numbers Fall; Embezzling CEO Gets a Decade in the Slam

A glance at the headlines for this Tuesday morning in South Florida:

  • Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood are reporting that they had only half the  number of murders in 2009 that they had in 2008. That should lead to an increase in the number of political figures claiming credit for decreasing crime. [Sun-Sentinel]
  • Terry Kohlman, former CEO of Palm Beach Medical Group, was sentenced to ten years in prison following her conviction for pocketing $10 million in what was one of the largest employee theft cases in the county's history. Kohlman, from Delray Beach, complained that a man she married who molested her as a teen got only three months in jail. [Palm Beach Post]
  • In a race against current-bound oil from the Gulf, South Florida researchers are collecting samples along the ocean coast so they're prepared to make a before/after analysis of the oil's environmental impact. [Miami Herald]

  • In an illustration of the ailing local real estate market, a Margate condo complex dominated by foreclosed units cannot pay its water bill and those who live there will lose their water and be unable to live in the complex. [WPLG-10]
  • Palm Beach County lawyers are wise to Facebook and won't hesitate to submit your status update as evidence in a case. [WPBF-25]

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