Looks like we have an Urban Beach Weekend link to the cannibal on the causeway. That and more in this morning's Cooler.
A- Herald: Cannibal was a Urban Beach Weekend partier.
Police have just begun to piece together Eugene’s actions in the hours before the attack.B- Herald: Because renaming a street is the highest honor in South Florida...for some reason.
It appears Eugene had been in Miami Beach — in full party mode for Urban Beach Week over the Memorial Day Weekend — shortly before the attack. Eugene’s car, a purple 1995 Chevrolet Caprice, was towed for being parked illegally at 1100 10th St.
A section of a Miami street will be named in a special ceremony on Wednesday in honor of late police Sgt. Angel Calzadilla, who died last year at 48 of cystic fibrosis.C- Herald: Life in South Florida.
The street renaming will take place at 10 a.m. along Southwest First Street and 19th Avenue.
History and our fine-tuned reputation as a storyteller’s paradise have taught us that how 31-year-old Rudy Eugene met his maker — shot by police after he bit off most of a man’s face right next to the Miami Herald building, the scene creating a hellish traffic jam — is the kind of news that draws tourists and filmmakers like mosquitoes to standing water.D- Palm Beach Post: Who knew?
Once upon a time, this would have been the kind of news that sent the Chamber of Commerce into emergency meetings to figure out how to counteract the bad image of Miami promulgated by the negative media. But in the age of the Internet and social media, everyone craves a piece of the action. Stories like Eugene’s sends gallows humor into high gear.
The wackier the news, the wider the reach, the more people develop the sense that we’re just a happening kind of town. Makes them want to be part of the scene.
PALM CITY — A Martin County Sheriff's deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave following his Saturday morning DUI arrest, according to a Sheriff's Office news release issued Tuesday afternoon.E- TC Palm: Answering the question as to who is to blame for the political BS in DC.
Deputies charged Kurt Abbott, 42, a former Florida Marlins baseball player, with DUI after a Stuart Police officer stopped him about 3 a.m. Saturday at Martin Downs Boulevard and Waterfall Boulevard, according to arrest affidavit.
Abbott was a member of the 1997 World Series Marlins and 2000 National League champion New York Mets.
VERO BEACH — U.S. Senate candidate Connie Mack IV told a Pointe West crowd Tuesday it's time to elect conservative congressional members who aren't just looking to compromise once they get to Washington.F- CBS4: In addition to the bad drivers...
And if Florida pencils in Mitt Romney for president and Mack for Senate, Mack predicts the GOP will regain the White House and Congress' upper chamber.
"We need to send more Republicans — not just Republicans who are going to go along to get along — but Republicans who are going to stand up to Democrat leadership or Republican leadership," said Mack, a sitting Republican congressman from Fort Myers.
Sateena Spates, 31, was heading on I-95 when a vehicle hit some debris in the road south of Griffin Road. A large metal rod flew up in the air and pierced the windshield between the driver and passenger seats. Neither Spates nor her passenger Carlton Francis Jr., 29, were seriously hurt.