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Navarre teens help restore reefs during Keys trip

Navarre teens help restore reefs during Keys trip

For five days, 20 high school students of the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station dived reefs, snorkeled and learned from field experts on issues of marine biology and conservancy in Key Largo as part of an annual field trip. Station Director Charlene Mauro said the students begin learning to dive in August, then spend the […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 27

Five Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 27

FLORIDA AIRPORT SHOOTING SUSPECT INDICTED ON 22 COUNTS The indictment returned Thursday charges 26-year-old Esteban Santiago with 11 counts of causing death or bodily harm at an international airport, five counts of causing death during a crime of violence and six counts of using a firearm during a crime of violence. Santiago could face the […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 25

Five Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 25

FIRST LEGAL CUBAN CARGO IN MORE THAN 50 YEARS ARRIVES IN US Two containers of artisanal charcoal arrived Tuesday morning at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale aboard a Crowley Maritime ship called the K-Storm. The special charcoal is made from Cuban marabu by private, worker-owned cooperatives. Marabu is an invasive woody species from Africa that […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 23

Five Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 23

MAN CHARGED WITH STRIKING DEPUTY WITH CAR DURING SHOOTOUT Local media outlets report that 51-year-old Michael Mainolfi was booked into the Broward County Jail on aggravated battery and six other counts after being released from a hospital Wednesday night. Deputies said they came to arrest Mainolfi on previous charges Wednesday at a Lauderdale-by-the-Sea motel when […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 6

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 6

MORTAR-TYPE FIREWORKS EXPLODE IN PIPE, KILLING FLORIDA MAN Darren Lotow’s wife called 911 Monday night, saying she couldn’t reach her husband. The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office reports that deputies and fire rescue workers responded to the nearby pasture, where Lotow’s wife said he had been trying to set off fireworks for the Fourth of July. […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 5

Five Things to Know in Florida for May 5

UDGE UPHOLDS $23 MILLION AWARD FOR UNARMED MAN DEPUTY SHOT Magistrate Judge Barry Seltzer ruled Wednesday that the amount awarded to 23-year-old Dontrell Stephens last February was not excessive. He said Stephens’ disabilities and pain justifies the award levied by the jury against the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and Sgt. Adams Lin. FRENCH TOURIST […]