Lots and lots of interesting news out there this morning, readers. Enjoy your Cooler.
A- HuffPo: Slideshow, Alex Beker, Miami street photographer.
B- Palm Beach Post: We need it.
The National Weather Service forecasts much of the area will see 1 inch to 2 inches of rain delivered in steady showers.C- Palm Beach Post: Digital coupons?
There is a potential for some heavy downpours and a few thunderstorms as well which could result in some pockets that get up to 3 inches of rain.
This yard-reviving water comes courtesy of a weak cold front that is stalling in the area. It will end when a second and much stronger front pushes in behind it Friday night into Saturday morning.
That cold front is expected to actually deliver cooler temperatures and not just dry air.
The strongest push of cold air moves into the region between Saturday and Sunday. The weather service reports the exact timing is uncertain. Some models go with a warmer Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, but it’s looking more like it will move quickly and be colder. The weather service forecast expects temperatures Sunday morning to be in the 40s throughout our area and 30s west of Lake Okeechobee.
LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Supermarkets is about to take a huge leap into the world of digital couponing.D- Palm Beach Post: Life in South Florida:
The grocery giant is launching an online system this week that lets shoppers browse hundreds of relatively higher-value coupons online, virtually clip them out, and redeem the discounts automatically at the checkout lane.
A man told police he was hanging out with a woman in a motel room in the 1200 block of Hypoluxo Road. When she asked him for a ride to Delray Beach and he refused, she threatened to hit him with a coffee pot. He then agreed to take her, but when she exited the room, he shut and locked the door behind her. At the sound of glass breaking, he opened the door to find his car damaged and the woman walking away. He told her he was calling police, and she replied that she would be walking on Seacrest Boulevard. Police searched that area but did not find her. The man told police he was just trying to help the woman, who is a prostitute with a drug problem.E- South Florida Business Journal: Two crappy airlines for the price of one.
The boards of American Airlines and US Airways Group have finally approved the long-awaited merger between the two air carriers.F- South Florida Business Journal: Everything else happens in South Florida, so why not this?
A Chinese businessman's ongoing scheme to smuggle rhinoceros horns ended after he paid $59,000 to an undercover U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service agent in a Miami Beach hotel, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.G- NBC Miami: Classy.
Zhifei Li was among three people charged this week in Newark, Miami and New York City with wildlife smuggling and related charges for their alleged roles in an international rhino horn smuggling ring, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday. The Justice Department and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has an ongoing investigation called “Operation Crash” into the illegal trade of rhino horns.
A 35-year-old Hollywood woman was arrested on a charge of robbery by sudden snatching after she punched a paralyzed woman and took her purse, police said.H- WPLG: Coyotes in Miami-Dade.
Nidia Ortiz robbed Alishia Schell as she was sitting with her mother in her mother’s vehicle at 530 N. Dixie Highway just after 2:30 p.m. Monday, Hollywood Police said in an arrest report.
MIAMI - A coyote is trying to sneak into Zoo Miami’s collection of wildlife to find food, zoo officials say.
A motion-activated surveillance camera captured images of the coyote on zoo property in January.