Broward News

Morning Juice: Professor's Tenant May Be Suspected Killer; Stalemate Between Broward Teachers and District

A glance at the headlines for this Friday morning:

  • Randy Tunidor is the name of the 21-year-old man who is being held on a probation violation charge but is a "person of interest" in the Tuesday-morning murder of Nova Southeastern University Professor Joseph Morrissey. It appears the attack was not random; Tunidor's relatives live in a Plantation home owned by Morrissey. [Sun-Sentinel]
  • Teacher salary increases are the sticking point in contract negotiations between the Broward County School District and its union. The union has declared an impasse, and now the two sides will bring in a magistrate in hopes of forging an agreement. [Miami Herald]
  • A breaking-news item: A Palm Beach Sheriff's deputy has shot a person near the intersection of Summit Boulevard and Jog Road. No details beyond that. [Palm Beach Post]

  • Driven by concerns over the cancer cluster in the Acreage, Palm Beach County commissioners appear close to ordering new and more extensive tests on the fill used to cover residential and commercial properties. That fill -- the residue of recycled waste materials -- is a suspect in the cluster's cause. [Palm Beach Post]
  • A Miami firefighter was killed after crashing his motorcycle in Hollywood at Taft Street and 441. [CBS4]
  • With the NFL Draft approaching, the Dolphins are wrestling with questions about whether to offer another short contract to linebacker/defensive end Jason Taylor. [Miami Herald]

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Thomas Francis