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  • Sunny and breezy today, warmer this week

    Sunny and breezy today, warmer this week
    South Florida can expect a mostly sunny, mild and breezy day, following the passage of a cold front. Monday's forecast calls for highs in the upper 70s, lows in the mid 60s and wind gusts of up to 24 mph. Over the next few days, temperatures should...
  • Breezy start to February; beware of rip currents

    Breezy start to February; beware of rip currents
    February should kick off with another warm breezy day, picking up where January left off. Wednesday's forecast calls for partly sunny skies with highs in the low 80s and lows in the upper 60s. There is a 10 percent chance of rain. If you're headed to...
  • South Florida gets record-low January rainfall

    South Florida gets record-low January rainfall
    South Florida just had its driest January on record, but water supplies are holding steady thanks to a soggy fall, water managers said Wednesday. South Florida averaged just .16 inches of rainfall during January, about 8 percent of the average rainfall...
  • West Coast could get more Lake Okeechobee water to protect marine habitat

    West Coast could get more Lake Okeechobee water to protect marine habitat
    Increased Lake Okeechobee water discharges to improve environmental conditions on the West Coast could leave less water to backup South Florida supplies if severe drought conditions return. Lake Okeechobee is South Florida’s primary backup water...
  • Army Corps decides to maintain lower level Lake Okeechobee water releases

    Army Corps decides to maintain lower level Lake Okeechobee water releases
    The Army Corps of Engineers on Friday agreed to keep discharging Lake Okeechobee water to the West Coast, but not increase the amount 44 percent as previously suggested. The corps since December has been using infusions of freshwater from the lake to...
  • Invading, jumbo snails helping endangered Everglades bird

    Invading, jumbo snails helping endangered Everglades bird
    The endangered Everglades snail kite is making a surprising rebound, and an invading bird delicacy that’s the size of a baseball may get the credit. Preliminary estimates show the Everglades snail kite population increasing by 200 heading into this...
  • Former Monkee Davy Jones dies at age 66 in Florida

    Former Monkee Davy Jones dies at age 66 in Florida
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Davy Jones, a onetime teen heartthrob as a member of the 1960s made-for-television pop band the Monkees, died on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack near his home in Florida, according to his longtime publicist. He was 66....
  • Hunter sentenced for shooting Florida panther

    Hunter sentenced for shooting Florida panther
    A Georgia hunter was fined $2,000 and sentenced to two years probation Wednesday for killing a Florida panther that had strayed hundreds of miles from its South Florida birthplace. David Adams, 60, was hunting deer in Troup County, Ga., on Nov. 16,...
  • South Florida drought conditions ease from severe to moderate

    South Florida drought conditions ease from severe to moderate
    Thanks to normal to above normal rains for the past two months, drought conditions across much of South Florida have improved from the severe to moderate category, the National Weather Service reported Thursday. August was particularly rainy in part...
  • South Florida water managers say tropical storm needed to boost Lake Okeechobee

    South Florida water managers say tropical storm needed to boost Lake Okeechobee
    Water managers may be the only ones rooting for a tropical storm to hit South Florida this year. Summer rains are raising drought-strained water levels throughout the region, but have failed to boost Lake Okeechobee back to normal levels. Lake...
  • When Hollywood comes to small-town Florida

    'Mama Sees Stars' By Deborah Sharp. Midnight Ink, 327 pages, $14.95 A Hollywood company's invasion of a small town to film a major movie makes instant fodder for myriad plots. Think the comedy "State and Main." Fort Lauderdale author Deborah Sharp's...