| May 16, 2013
Buried headfirst in a bed of flowers and mulch across the street from Bal Harbour Shops is a 12-foot-tall sculpture of the Barefoot Mailman, a historical figure who hand-delivered mail sans shoes along the beach between Lake Worth and Miami during the...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 11:20 AM
Florida's rivers are in trouble.
That's what the Orlando Sentinel found after a yearlong evaluation of some of the state's biggest and smallest, most urban and remote, cleanest and dirtiest, protected and abused rivers.
Of the 22 rivers studied,...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Hurricane Sandy was a monster storm that generated unprecedented misery across an enormous territory, in large part because it merged with a polar system and became "Frankenstorm."
But there have been several other shocking storms that either went...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 9:54 AM
Will Likely bypassed second-semester high school senioritis in favor of a head start on his 2013 college classmates by enrolling at Maryland last month. The transition from Belle Glade, Fla., to College Park has been smooth so far for the four-star...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 6:08 AM
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.
| Aug 24, 2011
| 8:02 AM
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,...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 12:56 PM
Dried-out portions of Lake Okeechobee burned Wednesday as wildfires spread across exposed lake bed.
Fires suspected to have started with a lightening strike Tuesday night spread through dried-out marshes along the northwestern portions of the lake,...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 8:16 AM
Lake Okeechobee water levels are getting a big boost from recent heavy rains, which could help but not solve South Florida’s water supply strain.
The lake, South Florida’s primary backup water supply, is expected to rise as much as two feet...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 2:46 PM
Wildfires burning on Lake Okeechobee’s exposed lake bed could end up helping drought-strained wildlife habitat.
While it may seem weird to see fire spreading across land usually covered by water, wildfires are a natural part of Florida’s...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 11:18 AM
South Florida water levels keep rising, but that doesn’t mean drought-triggered watering restrictions for homes and businesses are going away any time soon.
Heavy October rains have boosted water levels from the Everglades to Lake Okeechobee as...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 12:06 PM
Soggy South Florida emerged from three days of storms with improved water supplies, but lingering concerns about the fast-approaching dry season.
Rainfall has Lake Okeechobee, South Florida’s primary backup water supply, rising about 1.2 inches per...