Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

December 20, 2014:  A search for a missing person off Dinner Key.  (Source: CBS4)

Life Jacket Found Off Dinner Key, No Sign Of Possible Missing Person

A vacant life jacket was spotted by search crews looking for a possible person who was missing in the water off of Dinner Key, officials said.

9 hours ago

(Source: Tim Donovan/FWC)

Panther Attacks On Livestock & Pets On The Rise

As state wildlife officials work to repopulate the endangered Florida Panthers, more of the wild cats means increased the chances of interactions with humans.

12/13/2014

(Source: THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Scott Names New Chief For Prisons

Florida Governor Rick Scott has appointed a new chief for Florida’s prison system amid scrutiny over inmate deaths, abuse and alleged cover- ups.

12/10/2014

A hunter aims and prepares to shoot a wild duck on Pripyat's river, not far from the village of Veresnitsa, some 260 km south of Minsk on April 5, 2014. AFP PHOTO / VIKTOR DRACHEV        (Photo credit should read VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Central Florida Residents Challenge Decision To Allow Silencers

Three Central Florida residents have filed a legal challenge against a state decision allowing hunters to use silencers, citing safety issues as their primary concern.

12/08/2014

December 7, 2014: A person is transported to Broward General Hospital after a crash involving a bear.  (Source: CBS4)

Police: Three People Killed After SUV Vs. Bear Crash

Three people were killed and eight others were hospitalized after a SUV hit and killed a black bear, resulting in a chain reaction crash with two other cars in Florida’s Everglades Sunday evening.

12/07/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Part Of Drawbridge Crashes Down On Mega Yacht

There was no party for a mega yacht called “RockStar” after a draw bridge unexpectedly came down on the passing vessel.

12/02/2014

(Source: Tim Donovan/FWC)

6-Month-Old Florida Panther Found Dead

Florida Fish and Wildlife officials said they have found the remains of a 6-month-old uncollared male Florida panther.

11/28/2014

November 16, 2014: Miami-Dade Fire Air Rescue North helps a man after a boat capsized near Boca Chita Key. (Source: Air Rescue North)

Man Who Died After Capsized Boat Rescue Visiting From Cuba

Florida Fish and Wildlife officials said the water was choppy and a stiff wind blowing Sunday when a group of boaters had to be rescued off Boca Chita Key when their vessel capsized.

11/17/2014

November 16, 2014: FWC investigates a boating accident offshore of Southeast Miami-Dade County. (Source: CBS4)

FWC: Deadly Boating Accident East Of Boca Chita Key

Florida Fish and Wildlife officials are investigating after a deadly boating accident three miles east of Boca Chita Key Sunday.

11/16/2014

Florida Panther (Source: AP)

Panther Gets Treatment At New Zoo Hospital

A Panther suffering from gunshot wounds is being treated at a Tampa Zoo’s newest facility making it their first patient.

11/15/2014

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