Morning Juice: Reservations on Seminole Deal; Kissing Bandit Seeks Love and Money

Your Tuesday in South Florida news:

  • Police questioned Bruce Strachan, the suspect in a triple homicide in Lake Worth, through the night, and we can expect an update this morning on that case. [WPBF]
  • In a period of agonizing service cuts, a consultant says West Palm Beach can cut 52 jobs in its Fire Department without compromising safety. Easy! [Palm Beach Post] A tougher question: Um, with 52 firefighters more than absolutely necessary, is West Palm running a tight ship with its tax dollars?
  • A Good Samaritan named Raphael Maldonado was hit on the shoulder of I-595 by a driver of Dodge Durango who's yet to come forward. It's missing the right mirror. [WSVN]
  • There's a big fly in the ointment in the deal between the governor's office and the Seminole Tribe: pari-mutuels stand to lose out on slot machines, and their friends in the state Legislature will throw a fit. [Palm Beach Post]
  • Ben Novack, a Fort Lauderdale millionaire whose July murder remains unsolved, is to be buried today in Queens, New York. [Miami Herald]
  • Boomers in Boca Raton was socked with a $2.3 million verdict in the case of a Boston man whose hydraulic harness failed in his fall from a climbing wall. [Biz Journal]
  • Remember last week's robbery at the Bank of America on Davie Boulevard? Turns out that at some point after allegedly wrestling the security card and slugging the bank manager, our thief found time to invite a teller into a private room and ask for a smooch. Because though the economy's brutal, the market's even worse for singles. [Sun-Sentinel]

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