Not a bad news day. Check out what I found interesting while reviewing South Florida news feeds.
A- Sun-Sentinel: Map of Broward and Palm Beach unidentified dead uses skulls as markers. Nice.
B- Sun-Sentinel: Darwin nods.
PEMBROKE PINES— A 20-year-old man died early Tuesday when he fell out of a moving pickup truck along U.S. 27, authorities said.C- Sun-Sentinel: Life in South Florida.
The incident happened shortly before 1 a.m. just north of Johnson Street.
According to investigators, alcohol may have been a factor in the incident.
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Cindy Lederman likened boy, 9, found in street to a concentration camp survivorD- Sun-Sentinel: Chan Lowe.
Joseph Lee studied a color snapshot of his 9-year-old nephew Monday as a Miami child-welfare judge glanced at Lee.
The judge was looking for signs that Lee was as disturbed by the photo as she was. But Lee simply stared at the picture.
"I'm looking for words," Lee said. "I was not aware of any of this."
The photo, which was not released publicly, depicted a little boy who had become so emaciated that his bones protruded from his skin and his eyes bulged from their sockets, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Cindy Lederman said. She likened him to a concentration camp survivor.
The boy, who is not being named, was discovered by police wandering his North Miami Beach neighborhood Saturday — beaten, naked and starving. His parents, Marsee Strong, 34, and Edward Bailey, 40, remain at the Miami-Dade County Jail on charges of aggravated child abuse and neglect on $65,000 bail.
E- Palm Beach Post: How about Suck Up City?
WEST PALM BEACH — City officials so badly want to bring a Trader Joe's boutique grocery store to downtown that Commissioner Kimberly Mitchell said she'd consider renaming West Palm Beach .F- CBS4: Video, DJ Rony Seikaly.
"For a day we would become not West Palm Beach but Trader Joe's, Florida," Mitchell said at Monday's commission workshop.
The Monrovia, Calif. chain has 365 stores in 31 states and is expanding to Florida, with a store opening in Naples next week.
West Palm Beach's Downtown Development Authority is starting a marketing campaign called "What would I trade for Trader Joe's?" They'll film city icons giving up precious items in return for a Trader's Joe opening in downtown.
G- WPTV: Wish all criminals were like this.
A deputy went to Sparkle Plenty Car Wash in the 5200 block of Southeast Federal Highway after the owner reported a person was "manipulating the coin change machines," a report states.
The deputy saw a man later identified as Murphy removing a $10 bill from a vending machine slot. The $10 bill had tape and fishing line attached to it.
"You got me boss," Murphy is quoted as saying.