Just a few things for your this slow news Monday morning.
A- Palm Beach Post: Weak tea.
JUPITER — Jolted by the re-election of President Barack Obama, the defeat of congressional tea party icon Allen West and the cracking of Republican anti-tax orthodoxy during the recent federal budget showdown, the tea party movement is trying to rebrand and repackage itself in South Florida.B- CBS4: Life in South Florida.
The South Florida Tea Party — the group that helped Marco Rubio launch his Senate bid and that hosted Donald Trump during his last flirtation with a presidential run — is shedding the words “tea party” as it undergoes a name change.
“We felt for branding reasons that we wanted to differentiate ourselves from certain organizations that have the name ‘tea party’ and we can’t control,” said Everett Wilkinson, leader of the organization that will now be called the National Liberty Federation.
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A stop at a Miami hot dog stand ended with a man rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg.C- NBC Miami: Not sold at Total Wine.
The man and his wife had stopped at the stand in the 1900 block of NW 21st Street to catch a quick bite to eat. While they were ordering they were approached by to males who tried to steal the woman’s purse, according to Miami Police spokesman Detective Willie Moreno.
The man came to his wife’s defense and struggled with the purse snatchers. One of the males pulled out a gun and shot the man in the leg. They then ripped the purse from the woman’s grasp and took off in what was described only as a beige colored vehicle.
A Lantana man was arrested after he sold over 40 gallons of moonshine to undercover agents over a few months, authorities said.D- WPLG: At your most vulnerable.
The South Florida Sun Sentinel reported that Daniel Pawa, 23, who was arrested Thursday, responded to a Nov. 13 Craigslist ad that was posted by a Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco agent.
"Looking for some strong moonshine," the ad said. "If you got some of the strong stuff, shoot me a text."
A middleman for Pawa contacted the agent and referred him to Pawa, who subsequently sold over 40 gallons of moonshine – highly potent alcohol that is usually homemade – to undercover state beverage agents, according to an arrest report.
Police said the victim was urinating by the tree line near several temporary work trailers when an unknown man came out of the woods with a knife, demanding the victim's money.
A struggle ensued and the victim was stabbed in the torso, police said.