Broward News

Morning Juice: Tragic Gun Accident in Deerfield Beach; Local GOP Power Says He's Careful With Charge Card

A glance at the news in South Florida this Monday morning:

  • In Deerfield Beach, a 10-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 11-year-old brother while playing with their father's gun, which had been left in the console of his truck. [Sun-Sentinel]
  • Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts paid a visit Sunday to the Palm Beach County Convention to witness the home loan turnaround work performed by the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, run by by Bruce Marks, a friend of Frank's. [Palm Beach Post]
  • Yet another game of chicken between the Seminole Tribe and the Florida House, which rejected the last gambling compact. But this time, there's a new dimension, with the National Indian Gaming Commission contemplating a penalty for the Seminoles' running table games in defiance of the Florida Supreme Court. [Miami Herald]

  • Florida Senate President and chief financial officer candidate Jeff Atwater has a state GOP credit card, but he says that he rarely uses it -- and that he never charges personal expenses. After party chairman Jim Greer and former House Speaker Marco Rubio were scandalized for charge card spending, there's a push to make those statements public. [Palm Beach Post]
  • Despite the return of Dwyane Wade and foul trouble for Magic star Dwight Howard, the Heat crumbled in the second half of Sunday's game in Orlando, losing 96-80. [ESPN]

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Thomas Francis