Not a whole lot for you this morning, folks. Enjoy your Cooler.
A- Herald: NOT a fair weather fan.
Willie Pearl Porter is 101 years old — born Oct. 5, 1911 — and is arguably the oldest Dolphins fan in town.B- Herald: But, of course.
“I’m 101,” she said, “and I don’t have Alzheimer’s. I’m 20 years old from the head to the waist but from the waist on down I’m 100.”
She has been a season-ticket holder since the days the team played in the Orange Bowl. She has known players and coaches across the generations, which is why she has a jersey signed from Don Shula and a football from Jason Taylor.
On game days, Albert and Laurestine call Mrs. Porter to make sure she’s watching on television. She suffered a heart attack in the 1980s after a game and had to stop going.
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida’s new legislative leaders handed out hefty raises and salaries to many of their top staff and newly hired talent even as thousands of state workers went for a sixth year without a bump in pay.C- Palm Beach Post: We have no winter anymore.
Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford, who were sworn in last month, immediately hired new chiefs of staff and paid them more than taxpayers pay state Cabinet officials. They are paying 62 top policy advisors and staff directors more than $100,000 a year. And they gave salary increases totaling $252,000 to their 17 highest paid employees.
Giving the most in raises was Gaetz, R-Niceville, who promoted 10 people already making more than $100,000 a year in state jobs.
Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, gave more modest pay increases to his highest earning staff. Seven employees, who earned more than $100,00, got raises totaling $52,000.
If today seemed like a hotter-than-normal December day, that’s because it was … in record numbers.D- CBS4: A growing club in South Florida.
The high temperature of 86 degrees at Palm Beach International Airport tied today’s previous high temperature, set in 1997, said David Ross, meteorologist from the National Weather Service in Miami.
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The City of Doral has hung up a “Help Wanted” sign for a new police chief.E- WPLG: Get rid of this idiot. Now.
Tuesday morning Doral Police Chief Ricardo “Ricky” Gomez was fired.
COOPER CITY, Fla. - Colleagues of Cooper City Commissioner John Sims took turns blasting him at a city meeting tonight over a controversial Facebook post they said led to a torrent of angry emails and phone calls aimed at city hall.F- WPTV: Life in South Florida.
"To those who were genuinely offended I offer my deepest and sincerest apology without reservation," said Sims. "... I will continue to work equally well for all people in Cooper City regardless of ethnicity, religion, or social status."
Sims, a Republican, reposted what he said he took as a "humorous commentary" and political satire based on a fictional President Obama "stimulus package" that contained "two tomato seeds, cornbread mix, two discount coupons to KFC, an 'Obama Hope & Change' bumper sticker, a prayer rug, a machine to blow smoke up my ass … [and] the directions were in Spanish."
Palm Beach Shores Police Department officers said they received a 911 call around 2:45 a.m. from a woman who said there was a naked man with a gun walking around the La Cote apartment complex.
When officers arrived, they said the man was holding a scoped rifle and began pointing it at officers.
Lt. Steve Langevin of the Palm Beach Shores Police Department said one of the officers then shot the naked man, who is a resident of the La Cote complex.