Here's what caught my eye in this morning's news feeds.
A- TC Palm: School sure has changed.
PORT ST. LUCIE — A St. Lucie West Centennial High School teacher took painkillers, drank beer and smoked "weed" with a teen student at her house in June until they passed out on her couch.B- South Florida Business Journal: No more Maroone.
AutoNation is renaming more than 160 stores around the nation to remove the local brand name and solidify the company’s position as the biggest U.S. auto retailer.C- CBS4: Video, 24 hours at a busy fire station in Hollywood.
The move is expected to help the company market itself nationwide and allow a better online sales platform, something AutoNation has been developing for years.
In South Florida, the company confirmed Thursday that it will strip local dealerships of the Maroone name – a fixture for decades - starting Feb. 1. The dealerships' namesake, Mike Maroone, continues as president of AutoNation, however.
On a Friday morning in late December, CBS4 reporter Carey Codd and photojournalist Harrison Williams arrived at the House of Pain to see what a 24 hour shift is like. They found a bed, unloaded their gear and headed out on the first of many emergency calls.D- CBS4: Creep.
The calls poured in — a dead body, a possible car fire and an elderly woman who fell and hit her head were just a few of the 19 calls the team ran on during the 8 am-8 am shift. Each call was handled with the same seriousness, attention to detail and care that you would expect from trained firefighter/paramedics. And no matter how tired or hungry the crew that filled up the rescue truck was, they never let it show.
Police were called and told a man was looking into a window and masturbating. Davie Police said they found 18-year-old Luis Velasco standing in front of the north side of a trailer at 616 SW 131 Avenue.E- NBC Miami: Darwin nods.
Police said he was in front of a bedroom window jumping up and down looking inside of it. Police detained Velasco and said when they looked inside the home they saw a woman taking a bath.
A pedestrian was struck and killed on the northbound lanes of I-95 near U.S. 441 Thursday night, a Florida Highway Patrol spokesman said.F- WPLG: Video, American Airlines' new 777's.