Just a few things in the news to get your Tuesday morning off and running.
A- Herald: Video, Urban Beach Weekend.
B- Herald: Stuck on the Palmetto. For years.
C- Herald: Dolphin drives a truck on Ocean Drive and acts the fool.
By August, the Florida Department of Transportation expects to select the private company or group of companies that will rebuild the massive interchange at the junction of the Palmetto and Dolphin Expressways -- one of South Florida's busiest with more than 430,000 vehicles a day using its confusing ramps and flyovers.Construction is expected to begin late this year or early next year and will last about six years.
D- Herald: Reader's "Best Of."
Miami Dolphins player Randy Starks was arrested and charged with aggravated battery early Sunday morning after veering his slow-moving truck into an officer who was trying to stop him along Ocean Drive during the busy Memorial Day weekend, police said.
Here's what happened according to a police report:
Starks, a 25-year-old defensive end, was driving a black freightliner through bumper-to-bumper traffic around midnight when an officer noticed there were 13 people in the four-person vehicle, including a woman sitting on his lap.
The officer walked up to the car and knocked on the side window; Starks kept driving. Starks finally stopped when the officer knocked on the side door.
Then the car accelerated, moving slightly to the left.
The movement caused the vehicle to hit the officer in the chest and pinned him against a vehicle in another lane.
Police ran the tag on the truck, which showed the license plate was not registered to that vehicle.
E- Sun-Sentinel: But are they Fido's or Fred's?
BOCA RATON - Investigators are trying to determine if body parts that washed up at South Inlet Park in Boca Raton are human and if so, where they came from.
F- South Florida Business Journal: Off da hook.
Following a two-year investigation, the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office has cleared Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones of allegations she accepted bribes associated with two high-profile residential projects.G- WPLG: Serial cat killer strikes again.
She also was cleared of allegations that she interfered with city personnel decisions tied to the Miami Department of Parks and Recreation, and accepted kickbacks during the time she was a cultural arts coordinator for the city.
PALMETTO BAY, Fla. -- Pet owners are warned to keep their animals indoors after another cat was found mutilated in a South Florida neighborhood..
Lynette Bass, a woman who lives in the area, called Local 10 and said she noticed a dead cat on her lawn Monday morning. She said it looked as if the cat had been shot and then skinned from the waist down.