Posts Tagged ‘Everglades’

Nearly $200M Worth of Cocaine Offloaded at Port Everglades

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

A total of five different ships were involved in the seven cases that netted the seizure, taking place along the eastern part of the Pacific Ocean bordering Mexico as well as Central and South America.

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Manatees Take Refuge From the Cold in Port Everglades

Friday, January 5th, 2018

Humans aren’t the only ones who need to stay warm when the temperature drops: Manatees, sea turtles and other marine life have to keep themselves warm, too.

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BSO Deputy Arrested For Allegedly Helping Drug Traffickers

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Investigators arrested 47-year-old Albury Burrows while he was on duty at the Port Everglades district, where officials say he gave a drug organization advice on how to avoid detection and prosecution.

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Coast Guard Offloads Massive Cocaine Haul at Port Everglades

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

In total, the narcotics have an estimated street value of $378 million and were captured by four different vessels.

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Monster 17-Foot Python Caught in Florida Everglades

Monday, December 4th, 2017

A monster 17-foot python that was captured in the Florida Everglades over the weekend is the largest caught so far under the python elimination program.Photo Credit: NBC 6

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10 Tons of Seized Cocaine Being Offloaded at Port Everglades

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

About 10 tons of cocaine seized by the U.S. Coast Guard during operations in the eastern Pacific Ocean are being offloaded at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale Tuesday.Photo Credit: U.S. Coast Guard

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Months of Heavy Rain Threaten Florida Everglades

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission warns that the Florida Everglades is in danger due to dangerously high water conditions.Photo Credit: Getty Images

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Worker Injured After Tanker Explosion at Port Everglades

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

The worker, who Broward Sheriff’s Office Fire Rescue crews say is in his 40s, was taken to Broward Health Medical Center with second and third degree burns to his torso following the flash fire.

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Hurricane Evacuees Arrive at Port Everglades on Cruise Ship

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Thousands of evacuees of hurricane-battered Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and St. Croix arrived in Fort Lauderdale Tuesday aboard Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas cruise ship.Photo Credit: NBC 6

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3 Boats Catch Fire at Ransom Everglades School; 1 Injured

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Fire Rescue officials are investigating what caused three boats to go up in flames Saturday night at Ransom Everglades School.

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Corrections Officer Accused of Attacking Co-Worker

Friday, August 11th, 2017

An officer at the Everglades Correctional Institution in southwest Miami-Dade is facing a battery charge after authorities said he attacked a fellow corrections officer.Photo Credit: Getty

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Group Rescues Horse ‘Dumped’ in Florida Everglades

Friday, August 4th, 2017

A horse found in the Everglades on Thursday night is safe and under the care of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.Photo Credit: South Florida SPCA

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Family Meets Coast Guard Crew Who Rescued Them

Friday, July 28th, 2017

NBC 6’s Julia Bagg shows us the heartfelt moments when the Central Florida family met those who saved them from the waters off Port Everglades.

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Truck Catches Fire at Port Everglades

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Fire rescue crews responded after a truck caught fire at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale Tuesday.Photo Credit: NBC 6

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Japanese Warships Cruise Into Port Everglades

Friday, July 21st, 2017

A pair of Japanese warships cruised into Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale Friday as part of an five-city tour of the United States.Photo Credit: NBC 6

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Small Plane Makes Rough Landing on Dirt Road in Broward

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

A small plane was forced to make a rough landing on a dirt road near Everglades Holiday Park in Broward County Wednesday.Photo Credit: NBC 6 This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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Pilots Pay Tribute to Flight School Student Found Dead

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Pilots are paying tribute Saturday to a flight school student found dead next to a mangled plane in the Everglades.Photo Credit: Dean International School

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Small Plane Crashes in Everglades Near Homestead

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

The wreckage of a small, single engine aircraft was found in a swampy area of the Everglades early Thursday morning.

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39 Burmese Python Eggs, Snake Found Near Everglades Canal

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Thirty-nine large Burmese python eggs were destroyed Friday after a contractor found the soon-to-be hatchlings near a canal in the Everglades, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation…Photo Credit: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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Horses Rescued After Being Found Emaciated in Everglades

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Five horses were rescued Thursday after being found emaciated in an open field in the Everglades.Officials from the South Florida SPCA say that the horses were taken to their ranch in Homestead after… This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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Recent UM Grad Killed in Weekend Boat Accident

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Officials from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission say that a fatal boat crash took place Saturday in the Everglades around 11 a.m. – one of five boating accidents in Miami-Dade County…

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Barefoot Python Hunter Wrestles Huge Snake With Bare Hands

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

A python hunter reeled in a colossal catch in the Florid Everglades.Photo Credit: Courtesy: Joey Waves This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

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Fleet Week 2017 Arrives at Port Everglades Starting Monday

Monday, May 1st, 2017

This year a Navy ship, three Coast Guard cutters and a Marine unit will call Port Everglades home. Typically, there are four navy ships, but due to the recent federal budget situation that number was cut down.

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Hunters Celebrate 50th Python Captured in the Everglades

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

South Florida Water Management District on Tuesday marked a milestone kill of pythons that have invaded the Everglades. The agency’s python elimination program has captured its 50th snake since it launched…Photo Credit: NBC 6/ Keith Jones

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Hunting challenge netting huge pythons in Florida Everglades – Washington Post

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Washington PostHunting challenge netting huge pythons in Florida EvergladesWashington PostMIAMI — Snake hunters are making huge captures during a python hunting challenge in the Florida Everglades. News outlets report that the biggest catch, so far, went to Patrick Campbell who caught a python measuring 15 feet, 10 inches and weighing 135 …Python hunters catch giant 15-foot snake in FloridaNew York Daily News144-pound, 15-foot python captured by Florida snake huntersAtlanta Journal ConstitutionTrappers catch 15-foot & 13-foot pythons in EvergladesWTSP 10 NewsFOX10 Newsall 67 news articles »

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Gator Bites Man’s Foot While Fishing in the Everglades

Friday, March 31st, 2017

A South Florida man was attacked by an alligator while fishing in the Everglades last Monday, in an incident that was caught entirely on camera.Photo Credit: Nino Alvarez

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Video Shows Kids on Golf Cart Joyride at Everglades High

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Miramar Police are searching for a group of mischiefs who broke into Everglades High School to go on a wild joyride.

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Crews Cleaning Up Large Fuel Leak at Port Everglades

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Crews were working to clean up a large fuel leak at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale early Friday.Photo Credit: NBC 6

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Florida Sugar Union blasts Joe Negron’s ‘job killing’ Lake O reservoir plan

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Florida sugar workers are the latest to come out strongly against Joe Negron’s Senate proposal to create a $2.4-billion, 60,000-acre reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee for Everglades water storage.
In a joint letter sent Wednesday from Sugar Labor Management Committee, IAMAW District 166, Florida State Council of Machinists, and Local 2152 (Osceola & Okeelanta), union representatives expressed “strong opposition” to Senate Bill 10, which seeks to purchase private sugar industry land for storing Lake O runoff.
On Tuesday, the Florida Senate Committee on Environmental Preservation and Conservation unanimously passed the bill, one of Negron’s top priorities, which gives the South Florida

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Cruise Passenger Detained at Port Everglades

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

An Iranian passenger on a cruise returning to Port Everglades from Mexico said that he was detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection authorities on Sunday morning.Photo Credit: Facebook

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