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A black bear at Yellowstone National Park. (Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)

‘Harvest’ Numbers Set For Revived Bear Hunt

A target was placed on at least 320 black bears Wednesday as the once-threatened species will be hunted across Florida next month for the first time in more than two decades.


A cannabis plant is seen in a house of Montevideo on April 25, 2014.    (Photo credit PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

State Panel Prepares To Move Forward With Medical Pot

State health officials have named the three members of a panel that will choose five nurseries to be Florida’s first legal pot growers, setting in motion the final stages of the drawn-out process to get Florida’s new medical-marijuana industry off the ground.



Orlando Top Spot For Residents Leaving Puerto Rico

The majority of Puerto Ricans moving to the mainland opted for Central Florida, according to the U.S. Census Bureau data released Tuesday.


Eyes of a Husky dog are seen on February 23, 2013 during an international dog sled race in Todtmoos, Germany.  AFP PHOTO / PATRICK SEEGER/GERMANY OUT        (Photo credit should read PATRICK SEEGER/AFP/Getty Images)

Central Florida Man Shoots Neighbor’s Dog In Eye

A 70-year-old central Florida man allegedly shot another dog in the eye while walking his dogs.



Construction Was Happening At Wal-Mart Where 13 Got Sick

A construction crew using propane tools had been working in a central Florida Wal-Mart store where 13 employees were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning, authorities said Monday.


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Gator Captured After Attacking, Biting Off Woman’s Arm

A woman is recovering after being attacked by an alligator that bit off her arm while she swam in central Florida.


A cannabis plant is seen in a house of Montevideo on April 25, 2014.    (Photo credit PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

Rejected Medical Pot Applications Likely To Be Challenged

Even before selecting five nurseries to become Florida’s first legal pot producers, Department of Health officials will face a challenge from at least one grower whose application was tossed out because it was late.



Deputies Warn About Displaying Gun-Shaped Cellphone Cases

Deputies took to social media Friday to warn people about displaying cellphone cases that are shaped as guns.


LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 7:  Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. A group of activists have submitted about 50,000 signatures in an effort to force a referendum on a marijuana dispensary ban in Los Angeles to take effect next week. A minimum of 27,425 valid signatures from registered voters is needed to let voters decide on the issue in March, and until the number can be verified, the ban will not be enforced. . The ban would not prevent patients or cooperatives of two or three people to grow their own in small amounts. Californians voted to legalize medical cannabis use in 1996, clashing with federal drug laws.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Nurseries Seek Piece Of New Pot Industry

Florida health officials say they’ve received 28 applications for firms wanting to cultivate and distribute non-euphoric cannabis.


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66 Riders Safely Evacuated After 400-Foot Ferris Wheel Stops

Crews safely evacuated 66 stranded rider from The Orlando Eye Ferris wheel after an incident shutdown the attraction that towers 400 feet high, authorities said.