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Body found floating in water at Matheson Hammock Marina. (Source: CBS4)

Body Found Near Marina Is That Of Missing Boater

A body found floating in the water near Matheson Hammock’s Marina early Tuesday morning is that of a woman who disappeared off a go fast boat over the weekend.

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FWC makes video asking Florida boaters to wear their "PFD," or personal flotation device. (Source: FWC/YouTube)

Zero Tolerance For BUI & Safety Enforced Ahead Of Memorial

It’s the start of Memorial Day Weekend, a vastly popular boating weekend in South Florida.

05/22/2015

Florida Spiny Lobster (Source: CBS4)

FWC: 3 Lobster Poachers Arrested In Miami-Dade County

Three people were arrested Saturday for poaching lobsters in Miami-Dade County. Officials said they illegally had 87 wrung lobster tails, 66 of which were undersized.

05/13/2015

Manatee rescued from storm station (Source: Twitter/@FtLaudFire)

Crews Rescue Manatee Stuck In Storm Station

A one-and-a half year old manatee is resting and recovering after a complicated rescue from a Fort Lauderdale stormwater culvert.

05/12/2015

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Lawmakers Look To Curb Bear, Gator Feeding

As the state tries to reduce dangerous interactions between bears and humans, lawmakers have given final approval to a bill that would change the penalties for feeding wildlife.

04/27/2015

DJ Laz (Source: CBS4)

Victim’s Mother Reacts To Charges Dropped Against DJ Laz

The mother of 23-year-old Ernesto Hernandez is preparing to face the first anniversary of his death in a boating accident.

04/24/2015

DJ Laz (Source: CBS4)

No Charges For DJ Laz In Fatal Boating Accident

Lazaro “DJ Laz” Mendez – a popular Miami radio personality – will not be charged by prosecutors for his involvement in Key Biscayne boating accident that killed a man, according to his attorney.

04/23/2015

(Source: FWC)

Scientist: Florida Python Hunt Didn’t Help Control Threat

On Monday, a scientist announced that data from the first Python Challenge in 2013 didn’t do much to curb the invasive Burmese pythons in the Everglades. This is bad news as Florida is on the verge of another hunt.

04/20/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant as he fields questions from reporters about climate change on March 9, 2015 in Hialeah, Florida. Recent reports indicate that the Florida governor allegedly issued orders for certain state agencies to not to use the term 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

DEP Leader Says It: ‘Climate Change’

Disputing reports that state agencies are prohibited from using the words “climate change,” top environmental official Jonathan Steverson repeatedly uttered the phrase during a confirmation hearing Wednesday.

04/15/2015

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Wildlife Officials Support Black Bear Hunts

Black bears are closer to being placed on the state’s wildlife hunting calendar for the first time in more than 20 years.

04/15/2015

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