Miami’s Top 5: What you should know Thursday

Broward home and condo sales slowed in November, but prices continued sharp year-over-year gains.
Broward home and condo sales slowed in November, but prices continued sharp year-over-year gains.
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1.A Broward judge is preparing to sentence Anthony "Little Tony" Ferrari for the 2001 mob-style slaying of Miami Subs founder Gus Boulis, who also ran a fleet of gambling ships. A jury this week recommended life without parole for the 56-year-old Ferrari.

2. State and federal wildlife authorities are offering a $12,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the suspicious death of an endangered Florida panther. The panther was found dead Dec. 7 in the Big Cypress National Preserve with a suspected gunshot wound. Anonymous tips can be reported to the state wildlife commission at 888-404-3922.

3. Sales of existing homes in Broward County slowed in November, the latest sign that the housing market is shifting to a more normal pace after a long stretch of torrid gains.

4. Police are investigating the cause of a fiery crash on Okeechobee Road that killed at least three people, including a 5-year-old.

5. South Florida is feeling a bit cooler again on Thursday, with highs that won’t reach 80. Forecasters expect a warming trend over the weekend, with highs in the low-80s and lows around 70.

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