There's a lot in the mainstream media to keep you busy this morning.
A- Herald: Low by even South Florida standards.
Janie Brunson and her boyfriend sat at the Opa-locka bus stop, cradling the small, white box containing the ashes of a baby girl -- the beloved remains of her second miscarriage within eight months.B- Herald: Morin.
The 23-year-old woman looked up to see a gun pointed at her. She begged the man not to take her baby's ashes.
But the man ignored her pleas, snatching the box and a gold chain.
On Thursday, though, police found the ashes. Opa-locka Police Capt. Vincent Robinson confirmed Thursday night that the ashes had been recovered, though he would not offer any details. ``The ashes will be returned to her. Everything is still intact,'' he said.
C- Sun-Sentinel: How about that "change?"
South Florida home sales surged in June as low prices and government incentives continue to bring buyers back into the market.D- Sun-Sentinel: Delray Beach is Prude Central.
"All the stars were aligned," said Sharon Zoltowsky, 59, who closes next week on a two-bedroom villa west of Delray Beach. "Before, owning a home was totally out of my price range. But now circumstances have brought it back within my reach."
Real estate agents insist the battered market is bouncing back as more people like Zoltowsky ease into homeownership.
WEST DELRAY - West Delray Think of Michelangelo's David, . . . down to the last detail.E- Palm Beach Post: WTF?
The bronze statue parked outside Addison Plaza shopping center west of Delray Beach is drawing the ire of parents of children who attend nearby Morikami Park Elementary School.
"My daughter has been joking about it," said Jeffrey Cohen, whose 6-year-old daughter attends summer camp there. "She shouldn't be talking to me about this."
The anatomically correct figure is part of a sculpture by artist Itzik Asher titled Journey to the New, which represents the journey of Russian and Ethiopian Jews from their homes to Israel.
It depicts a family -- a father, a mother holding an infant and an older child by the hand. The figures are larger than life and elongated. Their nudity is subtle.
But Jamie Garroway, Morikami Park PTA president, said she found it distasteful and e-mailed parents Wednesday morning, asking them to file complaints with Caster and with Palm Beach County Code Enforcement.
"Everybody has a different idea of what art is," said Garroway. "If this piece was at a museum I would not have a problem with it."
Still, Terri Pavals, a teacher in the school's summer program, said she has not heard any of the children talking about the piece.
"It's the parents who have been talking about it," she said. "The children don't really make an issue of it."
A Wellington man was arrested Tuesday after he admitted rolling a 3-pound Yorkie down a hallway.F- TC Palm: And another one.
The family took their pet Yorkie named Bentley to a veterinarian for unexplained injuries twice in the same month, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office report.
On the first visit, the veterinarian found an injured liver and Bentley's eye bulging out of its socket. When Bentley came back, he had 18 fractured ribs and trouble standing.
When questioned by investigators, Jacob Coulter said that he had "rolled" Bentley down the hall after the Yorkie bit him.
VERO BEACH — An autopsy is scheduled Friday for a 5-month old male infant found dead inside a hot SUV Thursday evening, said Vero Beach Police spokesman John Morrison.G- CBS4: Video, Hemingway Days in Key West.
Gannon Werking died Thursday after his mother Stephanie Werking of Sebastian left him inside a parked vehicle, according to a police department news release.
About 5 p.m. Thursday, a passerby called 911 when he saw a woman “screaming hysterically” in the parking lot of First United Bank at 17th Street and Indian River Boulevard, Morrison said.
“The child was obviously deceased at the scene,” he said, adding the cardiopulmonary resuscitation was not performed on the infant.
The mother arrived at work about 8:30 a.m. Thursday and discovered the child in the back seat of a gray Ford Edge about 5 p.m., police said.
H- WPLG: The origin of the Overtown shark.
The photos show two men dragging the shark from the water, over some rocks and onto the shore. The shark has obvious injuries, including blood around some of its fins. In one shot, one of the men appears to be dragging the shark by the tail.
The next day, a shark's body was found at the intersection of Northwest Fifth Street and Fourth Avenue in Miami.
Two men were shown on surveillance video from the nearby Casablanca Fish Market dragging a shark's body down North River Drive at about 7 p.m. Monday.
The owner of the fish market said the men tried to sell him the shark for $10, but he refused. Renaldo Martinez, an employee at Garcia's Seafood Grille and Fish Market, said he turned down the same offer.
Martinez told Local 10 the men then dumped the shark into some bushes before someone else dragged it out into the street.