Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Tuesday in LOCAL Florida News

Yeah, so good morning Florida - God Sometimes I really wish we could get the heck outta this state.

6 Blocks from our house in front of my youngest DS's school:

Okeechobee Boulevard shut down after driver dies in collision

By Jerome Burdi

ROYAL PALM BEACH – A man driving a red Dodge was killed Tuesday morning in a collision with a tractor-trailer that shut down the Okeechobee Boulevard and Folsom Road intersection for hours........

....... Elementary school was opening later because of the crash.

The Palm Beach Sheriff's office said the 5:30 a.m. crash occurred when the Dodge collided with the eastbound tractor-trailer, which rolled over.

The unidentified driver of the car died at the scene.
The driver of the rig was not injured.

Deputies are investigating the possibility the Dodge did not halt for a stop sign.

....and only 20 minutes from my house:

Police: 3 killed, 4 injured in gang-related shooting in Lake Worth

By Chrystian Tejedor


Three people were shot to death in Lake Worth and at least four others wounded in what authorities said was gang violence this evening.

Four survivors were flown to Delray Medical Center, three of them in critical condition.

Authorities were looking for three men wearing ski masks and armed with an assault-style rifle who were driving a black Dodge Stratus.

A crowd of onlookers gathered at the scene, in the 1400 block of South B Street. A law enforcement officer in the residential neighborhood just blocks from Interstate 95 said the crime appeared to be gang-related.

The Palm Beach County Violent Crimes Task Force was heading the investigation.

AND..... while this is not really good news it does mean I am closer to getting a house as opposed to living in this apartment we have been in for nearly 7 years:

Florida has third-highest foreclosure rate in nation
Posted March 26 2007, 10:15 AM EDT
Nevada, Colorado, Florida continue to post the top foreclosure rates in the nation, according to RealtyTrac, the leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties.

Florida foreclosure activity grew by more than 63 percent in February from the previous month, giving it the nation's third-highest state foreclosure rate with one foreclosure filing for every 382 households.

The state reported 19,144 foreclosure filings during the month, the most of any state.

And today was a slow news day.


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