There's lots of news out there this morning but I'm pressed for time so here's a small portion of it. Enjoy.
A- HuffPo: Life in South Florida.
Miami-Dade County ranks highest in the state when it comes to hit-and-run crashes: the 305 saw a whopping 12,813 accidents in which drivers fled in 2012, following 15,229 in 2011. That's more than 35 hit-and-runs per day, on average.B- Palm Beach Post: Sympathy for the devil.
In fact, "Broward and Miami-Dade add up to nearly 20,000 hit-and-run crashes out of the state's 69,994 crashes last year," Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Joe Sanchez told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Adding in Palm Beach's county's 3,381 hit-and-runs means South Florida accounts for a third of such incidents in the state.
A woman was approached by a young man in the parking lot of a business in the 1300 block of North Dixie Highway at 1:17 p.m. He appeared to be crying. He asked the woman to call his mother and gave her a phone number. When she asked his mother’s name, the young man gave two different names. When the woman made the call, the person on the other end of the line said she had the wrong number and hung up. At that point, the young man grabbed the woman’s phone and left. A witness got into his car and followed the phone thief to 10th Street but was unable to pursue him further. Police searched the area but cound not find the young man. Parking lot surveillance video showed the young man but not the robbery.C- South Florida Business Journal- "Going Postal Fashion"...maybe?
The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service has signed a licensing agreement with fashion apparel company Wahconah Group to support its new "Rain Heat & Snow" brand, Fox News reports.D- CBS4: Finally.
USPS corporate licensing manager Steven Mills said in a news release, “This agreement will put the Postal Service on the cutting edge of functional fashion. The main focus will be to produce 'Rain Heat & Snow' apparel and accessories using technology to create ‘smart apparel’ — also known as wearable electronics.”
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Key Biscayne man accepted his guilt and expressed his apology to the family of the man he left for dead on the side of the road three years ago.E- CBS4: The big question is whether Babalu Blog will continue to suggest that she is a tool of the Castros.
In January, 2010, Carlos Bertonatti, 32, was drunk behind the wheel of his silver Volkswagen when he struck cyclist Christophe Le Canne, 44. Le Canne’s bicycle remained wedged under his bumper as he led police on a short chase before they were able to pull him over.
Bertonatti’s blood alcohol test came back at .122.
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez will speak in April at the Miami-Dade College Freedom Tower, according to a release from the school.F- NBC Miami: Video, robbers go on buying spree after robbery.