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Everglades

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  • Napoleon's Namesake

    Napoleon's Namesake
    With such a grand moniker, Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, who gave Broward County its name, was bound to be a bigger than life character. He didn't disappoint. Broward was Florida's governor from 1905 until 1909, and was responsible for starting to drain...
  • State claims progress in fight against giant snails

    Along 136th Avenue in western Davie, where spacious houses stand on wooded, multi-acre lots, the battle has begun against a particularly slimy and dangerous species that has invaded South Florida. Eight workers used rakes, trowels and plastic bags to...
  • Fishing report

    Fishing report LAKE OKEECHOBEE Bass anglers were catching fish 4-6 pounds using plastic stick worms and swimbaits around the outside grass lines and flipping creature baits in the grass and around reeds. EVERGLADES/FRESHWATER Largemouth and peacock...
  • Fighting fern with fire in Florida's Everglades National Park

    MIAMI Fla. (Reuters) - Wildlife officials are preparing to set a 10,000-acre fire on Tuesday to combat an invasive fern in Florida's Everglades National Park, hoping to burn away a vine that is blocking sunlight to native plants. The controlled burn is...
  • Fire in Everglades intended to kill non-native plants

    Fire in Everglades intended to kill non-native plants
    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...
  • Gangsters also enjoyed Broward's sunny climate

    Lots of people wanted to escape the cold of New York, Chicago and Detroit, so why should mobsters be any different? During the 1930s and continuing past World War II, Meyer Lansky and his brother Jake ran posh gambling houses in Hallandale Beach and...
  • Broward Football Standings (Sept. 15)

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || DISTRICT 11-8A || Dist. || All || || W-L || W-L || || Douglas || 0-0 || 2-0 || || Coral Springs || 0-0 || 2-0 || || Monarch || 0-0 || 2-0 || || Deerfield Beach || 0-0 || 2-1 || || Piper || 0-0 || 2-1 || || South Plantation...
  • Early duck season offers more

    Early duck season offers more
    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. In...
  • Big Sugar building proposal raises Everglades restoration concerns

    Big Sugar building proposal raises Everglades restoration concerns
    Everglades restoration could get torpedoed by a sugar industry push to allow new neighborhoods and shopping centers on 43,000 acres of farmland south of Lake Okeechobee, according to environmental activists. Dozens of environmental advocacy...
  • Helicopter makes emergency landing in Everglades

    A helicopter pilot landed on a levee in Everglades Holiday Park on Saturday afternoon after briefly losing contact with an air-traffic-control tower, a fire-rescue official said. The pilot was in communication with North Perry General Aviation Airport...
  • Cook's Corner: Honey-glazed chicken thighs are easy to make, delicious

    The iconic Pillsbury Bake-Off has announced this year's finalists: 100 cooks who will face off in November in Nashville for $1.3 million in prizes. Four finalists are from Florida: Carolyn Nace of Windermere (Bacon Peanut Butter Chocolate Fries),...