As always, there is plenty of interesting news this morning in South Florida. Here's some if it.
A- Herald: Another bullet dodged.
Hurricane season 2012, which officially ends Dec. 1, will go down in history as the year of “super storm” Sandy, which carved a path of death and devastation from the Caribbean to the Jersey shore.B- Herald: Video, man accuses Hialeah Police of covering up accident.
Scientifically speaking, it also was notable for something it was not: intense. For the third-straight season, the tropics churned out what not long ago would rank as an abnormally large number of storms — yet curiously only one of 19 managed to reach Category 3 strength.
Despite two close and soggy calls, it also went down as a lucky seventh-straight landfall-free year for South Florida.
C- Herald: They write letters.
Don’t pray for me, Miami-Dade commissionersD- Palm Beach Post: Now that's a cell phone lot.
I didn’t vote for anybody to pray for me at Miami-Dade Commission meetings. If you want to pray for yourself, feel free to go to church, or whatever, as much as you like. Just be sure to show up for work on time and fix the potholes.
Donald L. Miller, Miami
Coffee, snacks, gas, restrooms and a real-time flight board should make the waiting easier at Palm Beach International Airport’s future cellphone waiting lot.E- South Florida Business Journal: As if going to class wasn't miserable enough.
Airport Plazas will develop the travel plaza on about 2.5 acres near the intersection of Belvedere and Florida Mango roads. The travel plaza will have a gas station, convenience store, fast-food restaurant, car wash and paved cellphone waiting lot as well as free wireless service and a flight information board. In fact, Abi Zeid said the plaza will have compressed natural gas, because he wants to bring the alternative fuel to the average car driver.
Florida Atlantic University said there is an ongoing investigation into the armed robbery that occurred on its Boca Raton campus on Thursday.F- CBS4: Yeah, but will it have Fat Tire?
The university warned the public, students and staff on Thursday to stay away from its Arts and Letters Building, Building 9, after a suspect placed a small handgun to the head of a student.
KENDALL (CBSMiami) – Beer lovers, picture this: 50 rotating taps from around the world and more than 500 different bottles of alcohol, served to the sounds of local live music.G- WPLG: Video, coyotes in Tamarac.
World Of Beer will deliver it all when the franchise opens its Kendall store at The Palms at Town & Country.
H- WPLG: Seriously, South Florida?
AVENTURA, Fla. - Some holiday reindeer on display inside a South Florida shopping mall are inciting more than Christmas cheer: they’re raising eyebrows.I- WSVN: Life in South Florida.
Behind the glass at the Calvin Klein store in the Aventura Mall, sharply-dressed human mannequins with antlers for heads are positioned provocatively, some shoppers tell Local 10.
Fort Lauderdale resident Kathleen Molchanov said she was shocked to see the holiday-inspired mannequins placed in what she thought were sexually-explicit poses.
“This is NOT a vision of SUGAR PLUMS & CANDY that should be dancing through children's eyes at Christmas. There is also a ‘male’ reindeer laying atop of ‘lady’ reindeer,” Molchanov wrote in a letter to mall management.
DAVIE, Fla. (WSVN) -- A distraught man took the life of his 6-year-old daughter, her dog and his own.
The bodies were discovered by school kids, Thursday morning, in a van parked inside a Davie neighborhood.
The man was identified by the Davie Police Department as 30-year-old Paul Andrade. He is accused of parking his van in front of his ex-wife's house and hooking the exhaust from the engine to pump poisonous gas into the vehicle.