Fast Facts

George Zimmerman was arrested on April 11, 2012 on second degree murder charges in the death of Miami teen Trayvon Martin. (Source: Seminole County Sheriff's Office)

Fast Facts: The Zimmerman Case

With the help of the Associated Press, here’s a look at the basics of the case, along with answers to some frequently asked questions.


(Source: CBS4) Cold damages crops in South Florida

Guide To Protecting Plants From The Cold

Some delicate ornamental plants don’t tolerate the cold well, even if well above the freezing mark. Orchids, houseplants, and new plantings are particularly at risk in the chill.



Safety Tips For Home Heating

Too often, when the weather turns cool in South Florida preventable fires from heating systems end tragically. Using stoves or portable heaters in a makeshift fashion frequently pose the greatest threat.


rip current risk

Guide: How To Escape From A Rip Current Reminds Everyone Of What To Do If They Find Themselves Caught In A Rip Current


FAST FACTS: Dengue Fever And Symptoms

The Center for Disease Control estimates that one-third of the world’s population is at risk for dengue infection. The CDC said it’s a leading cause of illness and death in the tropics and subtropics.Each year, […]


FAST FACTS: Florida Coyotes

Although not native to Florida, the coyote has been tracked in all Florida counties. Here is some worthwhile information to consider if you encounter a coyote on or around your property or near public parkland. […]


FAST FACTS: Encephalitis And Prevention Tips

(CBS4) — Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV) is rare in humans. It is one of a group of viruses that can cause inflammation of the brain, seizures, fever, muscle pains, severe headaches and vomiting. Symptoms generally […]


FAST FACTS: Water And Pool Safety Tips

South Florida’s warm weather means plenty of children enjoying the water. Unfortunately, experts say more children die from drowning in Florida than any other state. It is the leading cause of death among children between […]


FAST FACTS: Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

(CBS4) — According to the Home Safety Council, each year in the United States 240,000 home fires occur as households use gas, wood, kerosene, coal or other fuels as their major heating source. Burning these fuels […]


FAST FACTS: Disasters That Have Rocked Haiti

(CBS4) — Situated on the western part of Hispanola, the Republic of Haiti has suffered several devastating disasters, both natural and man made, the last several years. In November 1994 Hurricane Gordon killed more than […]