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Morning Juice: Oil Will Ride Current to South Florida Coast; Circle K Killings an Isolated Event

Here's what's in the local news this morning:

  • If crews don't fix the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico soon, then scientists say it's "inevitable" that an ocean current will bring that contaminated water up Florida's east coast, through Broward and Palm Beach. [Palm Beach Post]
  • Two forensic psychologists ruled that Tony Villegas, accused of murdering Melissa Lewis, the best friend of ex-wife Debra Villegas, is unfit for trial due to mental illness. [Sun-Sentinel]
  • Much like the man who appointed him to the Broward County Commission (that would be Charlie Crist), Al Jones has ditched the GOP to improve his chances of winning his next election. [Miami Herald]

  • According to the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office, there's no connection between the two-county armed robbery spree that occurred Saturday morning and the armed robbery of the Circle K in Greenacres that left two clerks dead. [WPBF-25]
  • Jim Whalen, the protester-for-hire whose sign was stolen from him by Ben Lubin, the son of West Palm Mayor Lois Frankel, now says that he'd be willing to drop his charges in exchange for an apology -- but it has to be a sincere one, not one of those "I'm sorry you had such a stupid sign..." [Palm Beach Post]
  • A 62-year-old Davie resident, Jill Thornbush, has disappeared after becoming close to a homeless couple who her friends say were exploiting the woman. [CBS4]

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Thomas Francis

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