Snook to Close in Gulf, State and Federal Waters

Updated: 10:56 AM - Snook will close to all harvest in Gulf state, federal and inland waters, including all of Monroe County and Everglades National Park, starting May 1. Seasonal harvest closures conserve Florida’s valuable snook populations and help sustain and improve the fishery for the future.

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Attorneys: Appeal is Likely in FAMU Hazing Trial

Updated: 7:23 AM - Defense attorneys say they will likely appeal after the last three defendants in the hazing death of a Florida A&M University drum major were found guilty of manslaughter and felony hazing.

Officials Explore Idea Of Cattle Grazing In State Park

Posted: 04/26/2015 - SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- State officials have quietly been exploring the idea of leasing 6,630 acres of the Myakka River State Park for cattle grazing, but some residents and environmentalists are questioning the idea.

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