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.


FWC Investigator Rene Taboas and Officer Roberto Rodriguez stop by the hospital to visit a 9-month they helped save.  (Source: MyFWC/Facebook)

FWC Officers Revive Baby Who Had Stopped Breathing

A day on the water could have turned tragic for one South Florida family if not for the actions of two state wildlife employees.


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Woman Finds 300-Pound Alligator Outside Home

A Florida woman’s day was off to a strange start when she found an alligator outside her home.


(Source: Tim Donovan/FWC)

2-Year-Old Panther Struck By Car In Collier County

Another vehicle crash has claimed the life of a Florida panther.


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Authorities To Crack Down On Unsafe Holiday Boating

As fourth of July weekend draws closer, authorities say they will be cracking down on boaters.


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Extra Patrols On Water Over Holiday Weekend

Boaters should expect to see extra law enforcement on the water cracking down on drunk boaters and other sea-faring safety violations over the Independence Day holiday weekend.


Trevor Moore  (Source: U.S. Coast Guard)

Crews Cease Search For Missing Olympic Sailor

U.S. Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife (FWC) officers ceased their search for a missing Olympic sailor whose boat was found abandoned off Dinner Key Marina.


Lionfish (Photo By MARK RALSTON/AFP/GettyImages)

Remove 10 Lionfish, Get Extra Lobster During Mini-Season

Every year hundreds of boaters and divers take part in South Florida’s popular two-day lobster mini-season but this year, you’ll get a little something extra if you remove 10 lionfish from the water.

CBS Miami–06/26/2015

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

Wildlife Commissioners Approve Bear Hunting

Wildlife officials took a final vote Wednesday and approved a new bear hunting season in Florida–just a few years after it was removed from the state’s threatened species list.


- A photo taken on January 23, 2014 shows a farmed European sturgeon in Saint-Seurin-sur-l'Isle, southwestern France. AFP PHOTO JEAN-PIERRE MULLER        (Photo credit JEAN-PIERRE MULLER/AFP/Getty Images)

Sturgeon Leaps From River, Knocks Teen Unconscious

A Florida teen was knocked unconscious by a sturgeon while boating with family over the weekend.