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Blue Spring is a literal hot spot for manatees

Blue Spring is a literal hot spot for manatees

This is the first in a series of articles that will appear occasionally throughout the year on outdoor opportunities worth checking out, both in Florida and, every so often, outside the state. The first centers around my trip to Blue Spring State Park in Orange City. A line of cars forms along a road leading […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 22

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 22

MAN CHARGED WITH SHOOTING OFFICER IN FLORIDA PARKED BY ROAD Sanibel City Manager Judie Zimomra says Officer Jarred Ciccone was filling out paperwork during a routine traffic stop when 49-year-old Jon Webster Hay drove by and shot at the officer, hitting him in the shoulder. The city manager says a pursuit ensued and Hay was […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 14

Five Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 14

FLORIDA IDS NEW MIAMI NEIGHBORHOOD AS ZIKA ZONE Gov. Rick Scott’s office announced Thursday that five people have been infected with Zika in a 1-square-mile area of the city just north of the Little Haiti neighborhood. According to the statement, four of the cases were previously announced by Florida’s Department of Health as being under […]

Alligator hunt still popular in state

Alligator hunt still popular in state

Alligator hunting is a big deal in Florida. The numbers tell you as much. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was flooded with  13,000 applications from across the state for permits to hunt alligators and more than 6,000 permits were issued for the hunt that started Aug. 15 and runs until Nov. 1 in […]