Broward News

Morning Juice: Rothstein's $57 Million Counterfeit; Florida Sits on Economic Faultline

Your daily dose of news from around Palm Beach and Broward:

  • The FBI's due to hold a news conference this morning to ask for public assistance in agents' ongoing investigation of Fort Lauderdale attorney Scott Rothstein. [Miami Herald]
  • Curious about how Rothstein tricked Ed Morse into doling out $57 million? Brittany Wallman got her hands on the phony documents and posted them online. [Sun-Sentinel]
  • Florida scored high in rankings in a study by the Pew Center of states that could have California-like economic collapses. [Palm Beach Post]

  • A 10-year-old girl from the Acreage has been chosen as a national spokesperson for sickle cell disease, the genetic blood disorder usually found in African-Americans. But the local girl is not. [WPBF]
  • Parents with children in the Palm Beach County School District don't trust Superintendent Art Johnson to follow through on their demand to abandon a controversial academic program, so the School Board has ordered a survey of principals in district schools. [Palm Beach Post]
  • Two cast members from New Moon, the Twilight sequel, made an appearance at Aventura Mall -- but not Robert Pattinson, which is probably why New Times Calendar Editor Mickie Centrone boycotted the event. [WPLG]

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Thomas Francis