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Morning Juice: Senator Sidesteps Corruption Probe; Triple Murder in Lake Worth

On what's unofficially the last week of summer, here's what's in the news:

  • Florida's U.S. senator designate, George LeMieux, did not fall for an effort by Alan Mendelsohn, the Hollywood ophthalmologist and Charlie Crist fundraiser, to lure the administration into admitting complicity in the Mutual Benefits fraud, according to investigators in that case. [Miami Herald]
  • The Seminoles and Charlie Crist's office are expected to announce a deal that would allow the tribe to play blackjack in exchange for an annual payment of $150 million or so. [WPLG]
  • Last night, Debbie Wasserman Schultz had more than 3,000 participating in her health-care tele-town hall. [Sun-Sentinel]
  • Not even two weeks after the triple murder in Miramar, a triple murder in Lake Worth. The suspect Bruce Strachan, an ex-con, remains at large. [Palm Beach Post]
  • Davie Police say a murderous threesome is responsible for the March death of Jose Manuel Matute-Hernandez, but it's hard to say which suspect is accused of the most tragic feat of stupidity. The one who allegedly offered $200 for an amateur hit man, the one who declined but then police say pitched the idea to his roommate, or that roommate, who allegedly decided this was a good way to make money. [Miami Herald]
  • A juror in the Dunbar Village rape case talks about his decision to convict defendants Nathan Walker and Tommy Poindexter. [WPTV]

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