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Our Eyes for Irma: Hurricane Hunters

September 6, 2017 - 7:45pm
Maj. Kendall Dunn and Lt. Col. Ivan Deroche fly a WC-130J

Pilots of the Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron have been flying into the eye of Hurricane Irma for the past four days.

Maximum winds were recorded at a jaw-dropping 185 miles per hour, said Maj. Brad Roundtree, making it one of the strongest Atlantic storms in history. 

Roundtree says, "Our Hurricane Hunters will continue to fly until landfall."

Part of the 403rd Wing, based out of Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss., the Weather Reconnaissance Squadron is the only U.S. military unit that flies into tropical storms and hurricanes.

Florida Reacts to Trump's Decision to End DACA

September 5, 2017 - 12:30pm
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Ted Deutch and Charlie Crist

The federal government will officially end a program protecting young undocumented immigrants from deportation, but with a “wind down” period in order to give Congress ample time to create a replacement plan.

Barney Bishop, Sunshine State News Retract and Apologize to John Morgan

Florida Mourns Unexpected Loss of Greg Evers

August 24, 2017 - 6:00am
Greg Evers

Former State Sen. Greg Evers died suddenly and unexpectedly Monday evening in a car crash, causing a wave of reactions from throughout the state.

SFWMD Ready for S. Florida Weather System Deluge

August 21, 2017 - 5:30pm

The South Florida Water Management District has been closely monitoring a tropical low pressure system that could bring above-average rainfall to South Florida starting Tuesday, Aug. 22, and lasting most of the week. 

Python Milestone: 500th Snake Killed in SFWMD Program

August 17, 2017 - 4:30pm

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board's innovative Python Elimination Program hit a major milestone Thursday when hunters bagged their 500th Burmese python in less than five months.

Florida Voices React to Violent Charlottesville White Nationalist Protest

August 12, 2017 - 9:15pm

White nationalists descended upon Charlottesville, Virginia to protest the removal of a statue of a Confederate general on Saturday, but the protest soon spiraled out of control into a violent, chaotic and deadly scene as the day went on. 

Scott's Next Budget: $30 Million in Pay Raises for State Law Enforcement

July 26, 2017 - 5:30pm
Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott announced today he will propose $30 million in pay raises for state law enforcement agencies to use for officer recruitment and retention in his 2018-2019 recommended budget. 

Letter to USDOT: Federal Loan for All Aboard Florida Is Too Risky

July 26, 2017 - 4:15pm
Sebastian train trestle

Indian River and Martin Counties have NOT ended their fight to right the wrongs they say are chugging through government channels -- wrongs that would bring a high-speed rail project through the Treasure Coast at great cost to taxpayers.

SFWMD: Everglades Farmers Score Big Against Phosphorus in 2017

July 13, 2017 - 1:30pm

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) announced Thursday farmers in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) kept their successful streak alive, achieving another year of water-quality improvement -- this one fairly dramatic.




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