Manatees -- those lovable dopey floaters bobbing in the waters around South Florida -- had a really bad 2013. For the first time since scientist began tallying up the number of the animals killed in the wild, the body count broke the 800 mark. Yeah, read that line one more time so it can sink in. ... More >>
Awwww.... Happy panther news! On Saturday, biologists in Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park (near Naples) found a Florida panther kitten that was about one month old. They believe the kitten's mother is a panther who was rescued, along with her brother, in 2011 when their mom was found dead. T ... More >>
Apparently cocaine is, indeed, a hell of a drug.The Monroe County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that the cause of death for 53-year-old Thomas Swindal -- who died after snorting an unknown white powder from a brick he found floating in the Florida Keys -- was a cocaine overdose.The autopsy resul ... More >>
justice.govWhat big bricks of white powder may look like.On the list of things not to do when you discover a mysterious package full of white power, snorting the substance is probably near the top of the list.Unfortunately for 53-year-old Thomas Swindal, he did not heed that advice and died last ... More >>
Florida's otters are up to no good.First, in March, a 90-year-old man in Venice, Florida, was brutally mauled by a rabid otter, which came streaking from the bushes of an otherwise peaceful street like a cute, button-nosed demon. The otter went for the man's foot and brought him crashing to the g ... More >>
The man who was found dead yesterday at a boat ramp near Weston has been identified as Edward Brown, 40, from Homestead. His death has been ruled a homicide.Brown's friends and family became worried after he failed to show up for a Sunday barbecue. An officer with Broward County's Fish and Wildlife ... More >>
Sure, it was the year of Bush/Kerry. But here are South Florida's really big stories.
Yeah, Jeb's boys saved the Miami Blue. But since then, it's been open season on the environment.
Local fishermen say a proposed ban on fishing around Broward's coral reefs is a ploy by diving promoters to build business