Running a little short on time this morning so here's an abbreviated Cooler for you.
A- Herald: Shaq sells his house.
At last: The Miami Beach waterfront estate of Shaquille O'Neal -- listed in '05 at $32 million, then in '06 at $35 million, and most recently at $22.5 million -- has sold. Deal closed on Wednesday, real estate insiders say. Tight-lipped sources won't discuss -- confidentiality agreement -- but word is the NBA star did not get his asking price for the Star Island mansion, which has seven bedrooms plus a two-bedroom guest house.B- Herald: More cat killers?
FYI, house has an indoor racquetball court, outdoor tennis court, pool, dock, six-car garage -- and a 2008 tax bill of $547,326.49.
Ten days after arresting a South Miami-Dade teen, law officers are still investigating whether cat-killings suspect Tyler Weinman had accomplices.C- Sun-Sentinel: Go, granny, go, granny, go, granny, go.
''We have not confirmed he acted alone,'' prosecutor Michael Von Zamft said Wednesday during a hearing on whether to unseal Weinman's arrest affidavit.
DEERFIELD BEACH - Three people suffered minor injuries when a car crashed through the front door of a Wachovia bank branch Wednesday afternoon, one of two crashes involving cars hitting Deerfield Beach banks within the same hour, authorities said.D- Sun-Sentinel: Video, Neptune Memorial Reef.
The Broward Sheriff's Office identified June Kennedy, 80, of Pompano Beach as the driver of the gray Toyota Solara that plowed into the Wachovia branch. She was trying to park in a handicap zone when she lost control of the car, striking the building, a bank employee and a customer, the Sheriff's Office said.
In the other bank-crash incident, another elderly woman hit the gas pedal instead of the brake, ran over a curb, crashed through some hedges and hit a Washington Mutual bank branch at 1031 S. Military Trail, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.
E- Sun-Sentinel: FAU bike share program finds out that in order to have a bike share program that works on an honor system you have to have honorable people.
BOCA RATON - Florida Atlantic University's bike-sharing program was a simple, even utopian, plan.F- WPLG: Miami makes the list only once...and that's a good thing.
Instead of chugging to a building on the other side of campus in a four-wheel global warmer, hop on a free community bicycle and pedal to class.
Unfortunately, some people kept right on pedaling.
With no locks - the Green Bike system operated on an honor code - it wasn't long before there were also no bikes.
"They were done, it worked, and they got stolen," said Alexander Van Mecl, a 19-year-old student on FAU's sustainability committee. "You can think of hundreds of different scenarios as to why we don't have the bikes anymore. Kind of a depressing story."
Using crime data compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, NeighborhoodScout.com made a list of areas with the highest predicted rates of violent crime in the United States..
Here is the list:
1. Cincinnati, Ohio (Central Pky./Liberty St.)
2. Chicago (State St./Garfield Blvd.)
3. Miami, Fla. (7th Ave./North River Dr.)...