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Lazaro Mendez, know to his fans as DJ Laz, is the owner of the 40 foot vessel dubbed "Off The Air" and was operating it at the time of the accident.  (Source: CBS4)

Popular South Florida Radio DJ Involved In Deadly Boating Accident

A popular South Florida radio personality was behind the wheel of a boat involved in a deadly accident over the weekend in Key Biscayne.

05/05/2014

(Courtesy: Elvira Simonia)

Deadly Boat Day For Man Caught In Propeller

A Sunday boat day off the coast of Key Biscayne turned deadly for one boater.

05/04/2014

Florida Panther (Source: AP)

Endangered Florida Panther Struck, Killed By Vehicle On I-75

The body of a Florida panther was found on I-75 in Lee County near Ft. Myers. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said the three year old panther died after it was struck by a vehicle.

05/01/2014

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Boaters Warned Of “Flying” Fish

Florida wildlife officials are warning boaters on the Suwannee River to watch our for flying fish.

04/27/2014

University of Florida diving coach Donnie Craine died in a boating accident April 24, 2014.  Photo courtesy: gatorzone.com

UF Diving Coach Dies In Boating Accident

Friday is a sad day for University of Florida students as they mourn the loss of diving coach Donnie Craine. Craine died Thursday morning in a boating accident off the coast of Bokeelia, the school announced.

04/25/2014

A Lionfish swims in a display tank in the aquarium on the United Arab Emirate of Sharjah on August 6, 2008. The Lionfish is a voracious venomous sea predator that uses its stripped spines to corner its prey and swift reflexes to snatch them up and swallow them whole. (Photo credit: KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

Lionfish Ban Given Preliminary Approval In Florida

Underwater there is no denying their beauty. From their brilliant coloration to showy pectoral fins, lionfish are fascinating to watch but they’ve also caused ecological chaos in the waters off South Florida because they have no natural predators and they eat important indigenous fish. That’s why a new ban on imports of lionfish into Florida has won preliminary approval from the state’s wildlife commission.

CBS Miami–04/17/2014

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State Wildlife Officials Warn About Bears On The Prowl

A central Florida woman who was attacked by a bear outside her home has prompted state wildlife officials to issue a warning about bears on the move.

04/13/2014

(Source: Everglades Holiday Park)

Free Fishing Seminar For Women

Fishing isn’t just for the guys, women are invited to learn more about the sport at a free seminar in Dania Beach.

04/12/2014

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 Fatally Struck By Vehicle In Florida

Another endangered panther, the fifth this year, was killed by a vehicle in southwest Florida.

04/04/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Diver Operators Accused Of Illegally Feeding Sharks

Four employees of a two Palm Beach dive boat operations have been charged with illegally feeding sharks in state waters – a practice which has been banned for a dozen years.

03/20/2014

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