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  • Amateur explorers find historic fort in Everglades

    Amateur explorers find historic fort in Everglades
    It was one of several forts the U.S. Army built in South Florida in the 1800s, allowing soldiers fighting the Seminole Wars to rest and regroup. Fort Harrell was one of the more obscure outposts, wedged into a rugged swamp area, accessible mainly by...
  • Wednesday: Mostly sunny with afternoon storms

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny with afternoon storms
    We should see plenty of sun today - along with afternoon showers and storms. South Florida's Wednesday forecast calls for mostly sunny skiew with highs in the upper 80s, lows in the mid 70s and a 50 percent chance of rain. Thursday's forecast is...
  • Half of Broward state reps elected unopposed

    Half of Broward state reps elected unopposed
    The race for a seat in the state House of Representatives is already over in half of the districts in Broward County. In five of the 14 districts that represent the county, Democratic legislators are returning to office unopposed. In a sixth, District...
  • Storms help douse massive wildfire

    Storms help douse massive wildfire
    One good thing about all the recent rain: It helped bring the massive wildfire in the Everglades under control, the Florida Forest Service said. As of Friday, the fire was 100 percent contained, although it was still smoldering. It's the same blaze that...
  • Floridians need a little more honesty and true tax relief

    Ok, I'll admit it. I like talking about how govenment is supposed to work. From Everglades restoration and judicial diversity to hospital funding and the schoolhouse to jailhouse pipeline — I'm the one accused of killing too many trees in...
  • Orlando attorney's Wild Florida attraction shows value of eco-tourism

    Orlando attorney's Wild Florida attraction shows value of eco-tourism
    As a big fan of nature myself, I can appreciate how Ranier Munns fell in love with Cypress Lake. A feature story on the front page of the Sentinel this Sunday explains how Munns, founder of Orlando law firm Bogin Munns & Munns, started a new tourist...
  • Video: Florida crocodile tries to eat GoPro camera

    Video: Florida crocodile tries to eat GoPro camera
    A volunteer at a South Florida animal estuary got some captivating footage when a 13.5-foot crocodile named Big Boy decided to take a big bite out of his GoPro camera. Chris Madden bought the camera so he could get some underwater video of the...
  • Weatherford: Scott's speech was the best ever

    Weatherford: Scott's speech was the best ever
    TALLAHASSEE -- House Speaker Will Weatherford used his opening-day speech to urge his membership to focus on "policy, not politics" over the two-month session. Two hours later, Gov. Rick Scott gave what amounts to a campaign-speech on the House floor,...
  • Florida lawmakers litter budget with hometown projects

    Florida lawmakers litter budget with hometown projects
    TALLAHASSEE – Southwest Ranches describes itself glowingly as a rural, Old Florida time-warp of a town near Fort Lauderdale, complete with “donkeys braying, roosters crowing, and no sidewalks.” But the farming community of 7,000 on the...
  • The wild side of Marco Island

    The wild side of Marco Island
    As we sail away from the Marco Island marina on a sticky morning in search of dolphins, James Livaccari, biologist on board the Dolphin Explorer, points out a bald eagle chasing an osprey, a great white egret catching fish on the point of the Isle of...
  • Class 4A all-state boys basketball team announced

    Class 4A all-state boys basketball team announced
    The Florida Association of Basketball Coaches (FABC) and Source Hoops present the 2013-2014 Class 4A all-state team. Players were selected based on in-person evaluations, all-area teams selected by media from around the state, and recognition from the...