It's a sloooowww news day in the mainstream media. Here's all I could dig up for you.
A- Herald: Equality. What a concept.
Following in the footsteps of Miami-Dade County and other cities across the nation, Miami commissioners Thursday unanimously passed a domestic partnership ordinance giving employees with same-sex or opposite-sex partners the same rights and benefits as married couples.B- Herald: Morin.
Miami has 3,926 city workers. Commissioners voted 5-0 to allow domestic partners the same healthcare and insurance benefits as married couples. Similar votes have also passed in Miami Beach and North Miami.
Commissioner Marc Sarnoff called it the most important ordinance he's voted on since he took a seat on the dais. He said it was a simple case of treating people equally.
C- Sun-Sentinel: More evidence of a turnaround?
This Pembroke Pines home was the most-searched property last week on Realtor.com, the online Bible for home buyers.D- Palm Beach Post: At least she stopped.
The three-bedroom house built in 1999 was listed for $190,000 and beat out millions of other listings nationwide on the real estate web site. No word yet if all the action has led to a signed contract. The selling agent, Susan Green, didn’t return our calls.
The Miami metropolitan area, which includes Broward and Palm Beach counties, had an 84 percent year-over-year increase in searches on Realtor.com, says Pierre Kacsinta, spokesman for the site. Only Naples, Fort Myers/Capel Coral and Las Vegas had bigger percentage increases.
PORT ST. LUCIE — A Port St. Lucie woman was arrested for leaving the scene of a crash after she hit a bicyclist, told him she was sorry and sped away, according to police.E- CBS4: On the hunt for the cat killer.
Matilda Nunez, 60, was leaving the Wash-N-Go car wash on Port St. Lucie Boulevard on Tuesday afternoon when she hit a bicyclist crossing the driveway, police said.
The 16-year-old bicyclist was carrying a passenger and both were throw from the bike. The bicyclist landed partly in front of the car before dragging himself to a grassy shoulder, police said.
Witnesses told police the woman was talking on her cell phone when the crash happened.
The “lady was on a cell phone and through her window she just looked at us and said, ‘I’m sorry,’ as she threw her hands up I the air before she drove away,” one witness said.
CBS4 News has also learned that Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle has appointed a special prosecutor from her office to work with police. "We have some of the best veteran lawyers actually working together now and once we apprehend whoever did this, that person or those persons will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Our concern is that whoever is doing this is a budding sociopath, someone who could turn eventually into a killer of human beings."
According to Det. Fina-Milian, there have been 33 reported cases but only 18 of them are confirmed to have been killed by the cat killer or killers. One case had two cats so the total of dead cats victimized by the sadistic killer stands at 19. Broken down even further, 9 cat victims were found in Cutler Bay, 8 were in Palmetto Bay and 2 were in Kendall.
The earliest case stems back to April 15th in Cutler Bay, with the most recent being Thursday, June 11th, where three cats were found slaughtered in Palmetto Bay.