It's the last day for the Herald here at the Cooler. Bon voyage! Here's what I found interesting in this morning's news.
A- Herald: Wastin' away in Margaritaville.
Candice Lee, 37, allegedly shot her former lover, Shakir Muilam, 45, with a .22-caliber rifle after the two argued over her relationship with a new boyfriend, said Deputy Becky Herrin, spokeswoman with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.B- Herald: Britto on the wall, no doubt.
Lee and her husband, whom the Sheriff's Office did not identify, are in an open relationship, which allows them to have other sexual partners, Herrin said.
Lee and Muilam were in a relationship but broke up recently. However, she and her husband allowed Muilam to live with them when he was diagnosed with cancer.
While living with her husband and Muilam, Lee began a new relationship with yet another man. Muilam found Lee and her boyfriend talking early Thursday outside of their home at 217 St. Croix Pl. and became angry, according to police. Lee reportedly told Muilam that if he didn't approve of her new relationship, he could move out. Sometime during the argument, Lee reportedly fell and hit her head.
She went inside the house and came back outside with the rifle and pointed it at Muilam. Lee told investigators that as she and Muilam argued, he reached behind himself and she shot him in the thigh.
The newest exhibit is an old warehouse behind the mission’s men’s center in Wynwood that’s being fully retrofitted to sleep 78 men in a dorm-like setting, complete with private lockers, study lounges and an auditorium with exposed rafters. Over the building front will go a swoopy canopy, and over the front door a MiMo-style half-moon eyebrow on which will stand letters spelling out the institution’s name in blue.C- Palm Beach Post: Stay away.
The new center, now under construction, was designed in efficient, simple-cool style by Miami architect Kobi Karp, best known for glitzy condo towers and hotels here and abroad, and it’s being built out by contractor and South Beach events promoter Michael Capponi, a longtime Rescue Mission supporter. Karp, Capponi and his subcontractors are all working for cost.
You think you have a lot of holiday gifts and cards still to send? The U.S. Postal Service expects to move about 658 million pieces of mail today on what officials believe will be the service’s busiest day of the year.D- NBC Miami: Wanted for whale riding?
While it’s forecast to be the busiest day of the year, it isn’t the last day to get your gifts and cards in the mail and delivered by Christmas.
A sperm whale that was drifting off the Pompano Beach shore on Sunday has died, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.E- WPTV: We only catch the stupid ones.
Now, the agency plans to look into a report from a Pompano Beach resident, who said she saw the whale alive earlier in the day and saw one of two swimmers get on top of the whale, according to Blair Mase, NOAA’s southeast regional stranding coordinator.
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — A man broke into a nail salon Sunday and stole $600 but unwittingly left behind a major clue: his cell phone, police said.