Here's your morning news review, readers.
A- HuffPo: Copycat.
As flags at South Florida schools flew at half mast Monday, and students and staff observed a moment of silence to honor the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, one Miami Lakes teen was getting arrested for threats he made against his school.B- Palm Beach Post: It's beginning to look a lot like...
"Making a list and checking it twice. We're about to see who gets shot up real nice,"
Austin Lee Bowlin allegedly tweeted.
The 16-year-old student reportedly has a photo of the Columbine shooting on his Twitter page and paradoxically, a peace sign tattooed on his right foot, according to the arrest report.
Bowlin used his cell phone to tweet the threats after his Miami Lakes Educational Center principal announced news of the mass shooting on Friday, according to Miami-Dade Police.
"Finna shoot up the school this Friday. Prepare yourself," he reportedly continued tweeting.
"Just cause this school has a 'safety plan' don't mean shit. I would have walked in today with a gun in my bag and shot my whole class. Dead."
But the real weather news unfolds as we head into the weekend when a genuine cold front delivers temperatures Friday night into Saturday morning in the 40s – possibly even the 30s by Lake Okeechobee.C- South Florida Business Journal: At least one kind of business is making money out there.
Baptist Health South Florida more than doubled its profits in its last fiscal year as strong investment performance overcame a jump in expenses.D- South Florida Business Journal: Bringing South Beach to Orlando.
The nonprofit earned $317.4 million on revenue of $2.32 billion in the year ended Sept. 30, according to a report to its bondholders. That’s up from earnings of $145.8 million on revenue of $2.26 billion in the prior year.
One of South Beach's most popular entertainment venues will open a second location on Orlando's International Drive.E- CBS4: Let us pray.
Mango's Tropical Cafe, a restaurant/nightclub venue, is slated to open in the third quarter of 2014, according to a news release. The newly acquired Orlando site sits at the main Interstate 4 interchange between the Convention Center District and International Drive.
MIAMI (CBS4) – In silence, before Tuesday’s Miami-Dade County Commission meeting, Rabbi Avroham Brashevitzky dropped 26 coins into a charity box; each representing an adult or children killed last in Friday’s mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut.F- CBS4: Is that someone at the door?
For the first time since 2004, a prayer was used to open the commission meeting.
Two weeks ago, commissioners voted to reinstitute prayer at the beginning of their meetings after a fiery debate.
HOLLYWOOD (CBSMiami) – A Hollywood man is being hailed a hero after pulling a driver from a burning truck after the driver ran off the Florida Turnpike near Hollywood Boulevard, slammed into two homes and crashed into a house.G- CBS4: What was that bump?
HOLLYWOOD (CBS4) – A sunbather relaxing on Hollywood Beach was taken to the hospital Tuesday after he was run over by a city beach safety truck.H- WPTV: Must be the stressful holidays.
Authorities tell CBS4 News that the truck’s driver approached a tall sand dune caused by normal beach erosion. The sunbather was laying on the other side of the dune, out of the sight line of the driver.
The truck then rolled over the dune, passing over the sunbather below. The driver told police he did not know he had run over anyone until he was flagged down by lifeguards.
According to a police report, Saint Fort had come home from work and found his stepdaughter, Saint Gerard, watching television in the living room. He greeted her on his way to his bedroom, where his 44-year-old live-in girlfriend — Saint Gerard's mother — held his 17-month-old daughter in bed, also watching television.
Saint Fort, 49, took a quick shower and joined his family in the bedroom a short time later. He climbed into bed and relaxed.
An aroma then floated into the bedroom from the kitchen. The family assumed Saint Fort had started cooking herself dinner.
"Nobody knew she was cooking oil," Saint Fort said.
The bedroom door then swung opened and Saint Gerard rushed into the room, toting a pot from the kitchen. Without any hesitation, Saint Fort said, she dumped boiling cooking oil on the stunned family.