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Coast Guard Searches For 2 Boaters Missing Off Gulf Coast

Officials are searching the waters for a pair of fisherman who sent a mayday call saying their boat was taking on water in the Gulf of Mexico.

02/17/2015

Ft Lauderdale Fire Rescue crews await passengers pulled from a capsized boat on February 4, 2015. (Source: CBS4)

One Person Dead After Boat Capsized Off Ft. Lauderdale

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – One person has died after a boat capsized near Fort Lauderdale Wednesday evening. According to Jorge Pino, with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, 76-year-old German […]

02/05/2015

(Source: CBS4)

Sunrise Neighborhood On Alert After Dog Snatched By Gator

Trappers are in a Sunrise neighborhood Wednesday after a dog, walking along the banks of a lake, was snatched Tuesday night by an alligator.

01/07/2015

A red tide algae bloom is killing manatees in record numbers this year. (Source: CBS Tampa Bay)

Toxic Algae Off Fla. Coast Killing Marine Life & Economy

The waters run red, but not with blood. A toxic algae known as the “red tide” is spreading through the northeast Gulf of Mexico, killing marine life and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region’s economy.

09/17/2014

July 4, 2014: A boating accident off of Dinner Key killed four people.  (Source: CBS4)

Families Dealing With Loss After Deadly Fourth Of July Boating Accident

Twenty-two people, in three different boats, were involved in a boat crash that left four people dead on the Fourth of July.

07/07/2014

A 2-year-old Florida panther is released into the wild by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on April 3, 2013 in West Palm Beach, Florida.  The panther and its sister had been raised at the White Oak Conservation Center since they were 5 months old. The FWC rescued the two panthers as kittens in September 2011 in northern Collier County after their mother was found dead. The panther is healthy and has grown to a size that should prepare him for life in the wild.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Panther Killed In SW Florida

A young Florida panther, officials say, was found dead Wednesday.

06/25/2014

May 26, 2014: An FWC truck removes a boat involved in a crash off of Elliott Key.  (Source: CBS4)

Boating Collision Near Elliott Key Leaves One Dead, Two Injured

A day of boating turned deadly Sunday after one boat crashed into an anchored vessel near Elliott Key.

05/26/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Captain Finds Body Floating Near Haulover Inlet

Police say the body of a man found floating near Bal Harbor on Sunday appears to have been in the water for some time.

04/20/2014

A male panther, about 4 years old, was sedated and tagged (pictured here). A few weeks later the panther was found dead. (Courtesy: Mark Lotz, FWC)

Panther Found Dead In Broward Believed To Be Hit By Car

The remains of what appears to be a four-year-old Florida panther is being sent off to Gainesville where a necropsy will be performed to determine the cause of death—but it appears the endangered panther was hit by a car or truck.

03/19/2014

Miami residents charged with a marine violation. (Source: Monroe County Sheriff's Office)

Traffic Stop In The Keys Turns Into Marine Violation For 3 Miami Residents

What started as a regular traffic stop turned into marine violation after police found dozens of fish—some illegal—inside the cooler of a Miami man’s car.

03/17/2014

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