Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

(Source: AP)

Man Arrested After Shooting At Coast Guard In Boat Chase

Authorities have arrested a Key Largo man who allegedly fired shots at Coast Guard personnel during a boat chase.


(Source: Tim Donovan/FWC)

FWC Chief Dismisses Panther Hunt As “Ridiculous Stretch”

The Executive Director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Executive Director said he’d like to “ultimately” get the Florida panther off the federal endangered-species list.


Andrew Garcia, 23, was steering his 32 foot T-topped fishing boat to the marina when he broadsided a 33 foot pleasure craft being piloted by Elias Michael Hanono, 31.
(Source: CBS4)

Possible Plea Deal In Quadruple Fatal Boating Crash

The fireworks had just ended July 4th a year ago, when celebration became calamity. Boats were heading to shore after a night of fun when there was a horrific collision involving three vessels.


(Source: AP)

Wildlife Officer Shot And Wounded, Boat Stolen

Two men have been arrested by Florida Panhandle authorities for allegedly shooting and wounding a wildlife officer.


Florida Black Bear.  (Source: http://myfwc.com/education/educators/black-bear-education/)

Nearly 1,200 Permits Sold So Far For Florida Bear Hunt

Since sales started Monday, nearly 1,200 permits for Florida’s bear hunt have been sold.


Hundreds of dead fish are popping up in a Northeast Miami-Dade waterway in the Highland Lakes neighborhood. (Source: Carl Juste/Miami Herald Staff)

Concern Over Dead Fish Popping Up In Dade

A mystery in a northeast Miami-Dade after dead fish popped up in a canal and lake in the Sun Swept Isles neighborhood of Highland Lakes, off Ives Dairy Road.


Florida Black Bear.  (Source: http://myfwc.com/education/educators/black-bear-education/)

Florida Starts Selling Bear Hunt Permits Despite Challenge

Starting Monday, Floridians can purchase bear hunting permits online and at some sporting goods stores—despite a legal challenge to the hunt.


Florida Black Bear.  (Source: http://myfwc.com/education/educators/black-bear-education/)

Environmental Group Sues To Stop Bear Hunting In Florida

An environmental advocacy group sued Florida’s wildlife protection commission, demanding a stop to a planned bear hunting season set to start in the fall.


DJ Laz (Source: CBS4)

Cocaine Residue Found On DJ Laz’s Boat After Deadly Accident

They were so small, investigators didn’t see them until the day after the accident. Several ripped up pieces of a dollar or multiple dollar bills, containing a white residue, which tested positive for cocaine.


A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing after his small plane went down near Star Island Saturday afternoon. (Source: CBS4)

Small Plane Goes Down Near Star Island

A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing after his small plane went down near Star Island Saturday afternoon.