| Sep 14, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Sep 10, 2014
Jeff Daniels starts The Purple Rose Theatre Co. in Michigan. Howie Mandel, Alan Thicke and Alex Trebek are among Canadians with a show biz connection. Hugh Jackman takes a life-changing journey to Ethiopia.
They're among the subjects of more than 30...
| Sep 13, 2014
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...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 8:28 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott is touring the state this week to promote a new environmental plan he intends to push if voters give him a second term in office, including more spending on conservation and heftier fines for polluters.
The plan signals...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 3:45 PM
Federal transportation officials are about to provide a $20 million grant for expansion of the Tamiami Trail bridge, a major project to allow fresh water to flow into Everglades National Park.
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., said the grant award will...
| 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....
| 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...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 2:36 PM
The most expensive piece of real estate in Broward County must lie at the bottom of Port Everglades. That's where officials are going to spend $18 million to buy an extra foot of clearance for ships.
Broward county commissioners voted unanimously...
| 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 17, 2014
| 2:30 PM
South Florida's peak cruise season is right around the corner and cruise lines are rolling out new food and beverage programs and dining and entertainment options to attract potential and repeat cruisers.
During the busy October-through-April period,...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 7:17 AM
An Everglades restoration progress report released Tuesday identifies signs of success as well as a long, expensive to-do list to save Florida's fading River of Grass.
Florida and the federal government are in the midst of a decades-long, multibillion-...