| Aug 22, 2014
| 8:00 PM
A Florida panther kitten discovered near death in the Everglades seven months ago has recovered, gained weight and entered his new home at a wildlife park near Tampa.
His specially built enclosure stands at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Thousands of Palm Beach County homes are removed from flood zones in a preliminary federal plan, county officials said.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency posted the proposed maps Friday evening on the agency's new Flood Map Service Center. The...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Lance Irvine of Young Guns had been trying to catch a big kingfish to win the X Generation 440 Challenge when he learned that Bill Wummer's Spiced Rum III had boated a 35.4-pound king.
So with an hour left in Saturday's tournament, Irvine stopped slow-...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 3:38 PM
Serious waterfowlers always look forward to the early duck season because it's the first opportunity to hunt ducks and make new memories since the regular season ended in January.
This year, Florida hunters have even more to look forward to.
| Mar 5, 2014
| 9:35 AM
The announcer, mounted on a horse named Gus, said "go," and dozens of young boys and girls ran across the rodeo arena, in pursuit of a calf and the red ribbon on his tail. The first child to get a piece of the ribbon would win a prize. A giggling wedge of...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Last week: We mourn the loss of Clay Shaw, who died this week at age 74. My family had the privilege of knowing Congressman Shaw for many years and long admired his dignified and steadfast commitment to public service. He was among the last of the great...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Last week: Gov. Scott's announcement of a $90-million state investment in the bridging of Tamiami Trail is an exciting moment in Everglades restoration. Floridians living along the Treasure Coast and in Southwest Florida are suffering due to large flows...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 1:59 PM
A massive rock mine should not be allowed to eat up Palm Beach County farmland that was once part of the Everglades, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday.
The decision by Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeals stops U.S. Sugar Corp. from...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 1:40 PM
Emergency pumping started Monday to lessen the environmentally-damaging effects of dumping Lake Okeechobee water out to sea.
Dumping Lake Okeechobee water out to sea protects South Florida from flooding, but damages coastal fishing grounds and can...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:51 AM
Everyone can enjoy free entry at national and Florida state parks to celebrate Veterans Day, observed Monday, Nov. 11.
Florida state parks: Fees are waived on Monday for everyone. Find a South Florida state park along with addresses and hours.
| Apr 23, 2014
| 3:21 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Inking a $75 billion spending plan for Florida government will require some last-minute trading over wetlands, springs, Everglades, lakes and other water-related hometown projects.
With legislative budget negotiators closing in on...