What isn't South Florida smoking on this Tuesday morning?
- A deep-pocketed Israeli businessmen is vowing revenge against the Broward Sheriff's deputies who he said beat him up and hurled anti-Semitic slurs during a traffic stop for marijuana DUI in June. The Sun-Sentinel's Jon Burstein has quotes from an angry Guma Aguiar.
- The Palm Beach Post's Andrew Marra reports that the apparent murder-suicide discovered Monday in Delray Beach was likely a result of the couple's medical problems.
- A lobbyist for the state's Public Service Commission will be investigated for allegedly attending a Kentucky Derby party at the Palm Beach Gardens home of an FPL executive, reports Dara Kam for the Palm Beach Post. The Miami Herald's Mary Ellan Klas adds the hilarious detail that the lobbyist, Ryder Rudd had casually mentioned his visit to the party to a capital reporter last week, because what? Ethics? Come again?
- Cash for Clunkers is finally finished bailing out the dealers like
Auto Nation of Fort Lauderdale and the gullible consumers they tricked
into thinking they could afford gas-guzzling cars. The Sun-Sentinel's Mike Clary and Brian Haas report the story without using the phrase "orgy of idiocy."
- We told you last week about Maury Hernandez, the BSO deputy who is suing the state for failing to better supervise the ex-con who shot him during a traffic stop. Now WSVN is reporting that Hernandez wants to return to police work.
- Following his recent Twitter frenzy, Heat forward Michael Beasley has checked into rehab, reports Michael Wallace at the Miami Herald. Marijuana, when will you stop tormenting our nation's finest athletes?