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Gov. Scott Pledges $130M To Everglades Restoration

Florida Gov. Rick Scott pledged $130 million on Wednesday intended for Florida’s Everglades and South Florida waterways projects for the upcoming year.

01/22/2014

West Palm Beach police reported flooding along several streets near downtown after the city tried to absorb 5 to 6 inches of rain, according to the weather service. (Source: CBS4)

Flood Of Trouble In Palm Beach County, Treasure Coast

Schools are closed in Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie Counties Friday due to flooding. In addition, the Palm Beach County Emergency Management Office reports a portion of Interstate 95, between mm 56 and 60, is closed due to flooding.

CBS Miami–01/10/2014

The body of a female mosquito fills up and balloons as she sucks blood from a photographer's hand at Everglades National Park August 12, 2002 in Flamingo, Florida. The female bugs use the blood protein to feed their eggs then lays the eggs in water. The itch from the bite is caused by the human body's immune system responding to the mosquito's saliva.  (Photo by Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

Dengue Fever Advisory For Two Central Florida Counties

If you are planning to head to up the coast, you may want to pack some bug spray.

CBS Miami–08/25/2013

A female mosquito. (Photo by Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

Officials Confirm Cases Of Dengue Fever Near S. Fla.

Health officials have issued an alert for mosquito-borne illness after four cases of four cases of dengue fever were confirmed along Florida’s Treasure Coast.

08/22/2013

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3 Cases Of Dengue Fever In Central Florida

There aren’t any cases in South Florida but state health officials have confirmed three cases of dengue fever in central Florida.

CBS Miami–08/15/2013

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Florida Man Charged With Harassing Manatee

Admiring Florida manatees is a favorite pastime of many folks but if you get too close, you could end up behind bars.

CBS4–02/19/2013

Congressman Allen West (Source: AP)

Rep. West Gets Recount Of St. Lucie Early Votes Saturday

Eleven days after the Nov. 6 election, election workers in St. Lucie County begun a recount of early votes in the race between Republican U.S. Rep. Allen West and Patrick Murphy, the man who apparently unseated him.

CBS4–11/17/2012

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West Files Suit To Force Recount

Congressman Allen West said Tuesday evening he won’t give up his fight to get his seat back in Congress. West said he’s asked a Florida judge to order a recount for one county in his congressional race against Patrick Murphy.

CBS4–11/13/2012

An election worker processes a ballot.  (Source: CBS4)

West Gets Slight Bump In Recount, Still Loses

In the hotly contested Florida District 18 congressional race, a partial recount Sunday in St. Lucie County gave incumbent Allen West a slight bump, but not enough to warrant a full recount or end threats of a lawsuit from his campaign.

CBS4–11/11/2012

Congressman Allen West (Source: AP)

West Remains Defiant, Despite New Election Results

The state of Florida says Republican Rep. Allen West lost his re-election bid by 2,442 votes. West, however, refuses to concede.

CBS4–11/10/2012

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