| Sep 27, 2014
Last week, Gov. Rick Scott campaigned at Capt. Anderson's, the popular restaurant in Panama City Beach owned in part by State Rep. Jimmy Patronis. Two days later, Scott named Patronis one of Florida's five utility regulators. It was another serving of...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 8:20 PM
A snail invasion that is helping feed endangered birds also threatens to sabotage costly Everglades restoration.
Millions of South American apple snails overwhelmed a stormwater treatment area in Wellington and devoured pollution-filtering plants in...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 8:30 PM
1. Flanagan (5-0)
Friday's result: d. McArthur 41-6
Next week: at Everglades
2. St. Thomas Aquinas (3-1)
Friday's result: d. Nova 59-0
Next week: South Broward
3. American Heritage (2-2)
Friday's result: lost to Mainland 42-30
Next week: Miami...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 5:04 AM
Get free entrance to Everglades National Park and Dry Tortugas on Saturday.
Entrance is free at all national parks to celebrate in honor of National Public Lands Day. All fees are waived at U.S. National Parks.
Entrance fees of $10 will be waived at...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 1:08 PM
Howard Melamed, candidate for Coral Springs City Commission seat 4, believes the current city commissioners do not have the skill sets required to move the city forward in the right direction.
"They are trying, but their best is not good enough," Melamed...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Two South Florida butterflies won federal protection as endangered species Monday, with wildlife managers planning to scorch their former habitats with fire to clear the way for the return of the plants they eat.
The Bartram's scrub-hairstreak and...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Luann and Jorge Alonso have lived in their house on the fringe of the Everglades for 18 years. They've seen alligators — but they never imagined that a 9-footer would come to the front door.
Luann Alonso awoke with a fright when a clacking "det,...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 2:49 PM
Ten thousand acres of Everglades National Park will burn Tuesday, as the park attempts to destroy an infestation of plants from Asia and Africa that can kill native vegetation.
Unless bad weather forces a postponement, a helicopter will drop plastic...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 2:44 PM
The helmets L. Keith Tomey III has worn during his 27-year career with Miramar Fire-Rescue are proudly displayed on a shelf behind his desk: the bright red hat for lieutenant, as well as the soot-blackened helmet and visor he wore while fighting fires....
| Sep 20, 2014
| 4:14 AM
When Winter Park brothers Drew and Alec Christy compete on “Survivor,” they say viewers will see them as they really are.
Drew, 25, is a model and says his “overdose of confidence” works for him. “In the game, I didn’...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 1:46 PM
Tales told by eight artists, who immersed themselves in nature, living alone in a cabin in the Everglades for a month, have come to life in the form of art.
The artists' depictions of the protected land are now an exhibit called "Common Ground:...