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Bear sightings more likely than ever in Florida

Bear sightings more likely than ever in Florida

Bear sightings have become more common, and it isn’t just people thinking they are seeing bears visible to the public more than ever before. The odds are as good as they have ever been in the last 100 years. “As both the human and bear populations continue to increase in Florida, there are more opportunities […]

Bear struck by cars on 98

Bear struck by cars on 98

Two vehicles struck a black bear on westbound U.S. Highway 98 in Navarre, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The bear was killed by the impacts, but the vehicles involved in the incident late Nov. 14 were undamaged, said Public Affairs Officer Lt. Eddie Elmore. Read the full article in the Nov. 22 issue of […]

County remains a hot spot for human-bear conflicts

County remains a hot spot for human-bear conflicts

When a black bear was found dead in the yard of a Navarre home last week, it prompted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to launch an investigation into the death. The owner of the home discovered the bear’s body in the backyard when she arrived at her residence last Wednesday afternoon. The bear […]

FWC investigating death of bear in Navarre

FWC investigating death of bear in Navarre

A black bear was found dead near a home on Casa de Oro Street in Navarre around 2 p.m. Wednesday. Elizabeth Garrett found the bear when she came home that afternoon. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating the incident at this time. FWC believes the bear was shot. Anyone with information is […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Mar. 24

Five Things to Know in Florida for Mar. 24

MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO ATTACKING FLIGHT ATTENDANT The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Jacksonville reports in a news release that 36-year-old Joseph Michael Sharkey of Virginia entered his plea Tuesday. He faces up to 20 years in prison. BEER, CHIPS SPILL ONTO FLORIDA HIGHWAY It wasn’t a happy hour for some central Florida drivers when trucks […]