UPI: At least 12 cases of dog flu reported in Florida

“At least 12 cases of dog flu have been reported in Florida, the first time the influenza has been confirmed in the state … Click here to read more

UPI: Jack Nicklaus doesn’t ‘understand what Tiger Woods is struggling with’

“Jupiter Islander Woods currently trails Nicklaus with 14 major titles, for most all-time. But the days are adding up since when Woods won his last. He last hoisted a major trophy at the 2008 U.S. Open. ‘He’s struggling. I don’t understand what he is struggling with, but I know he is struggling … Click here to read more

UPI: Scuba diver sues after getting sucked into St Lucie nuclear power plant

“A scuba diver in Florida is suing Florida Power & Light after he was sucked into a quarter-mile-long pipe that took him inside the St. Lucie nuclear power plant. ‘I swam right up to this big structure and it looks like a building underwater. I felt a little bit of current. All of a sudden it got a little quicker and I said, ‘this ain’t right, this ain’t right,'”… … Click here to read more

UPI: Gov. Scott says no to Syrian refugee relocations to Florida

“On Monday, November 16, Florida Gov. Rick Scott wrote to congressional leaders asking them to stop the Obama administration from funding the relocation of Syrian refugees to the Sunshine State … Click here to read more

UPI: President Obama to discuss climate change in Florida Everglades on Earth Day

United Press International reports that “President Barack Obama will make an Earth Day visit to the Florida Everglades on Wednesday, April 22, to issue warnings about the dangers global warming pose to the planet and highlight his climate change plans … Click here to read more

United Press International: South Florida officials want to become 51st state

The newly proposed state of South Florida would feature the Sunshine State’s 24 most southern counties, with a northern border corresponding to the I-4 corridor in Central Florida. … Click here to read more

Study: Giant icebergs once cruised by Florida

From UPI: Finding evidence of icebergs so far south, researchers say, changes the way scientists understand ocean currents, the melting of the ice caps and global warming. The V-shaped scours found along the North America’s southeast coast are proof that these icebergs made the journey all the way from Canada to South Florida. … Click here to read more

UPI: Stuart mom allegedly keeps 15-year-old up with drunken partying, police drive him to school

United Press International reports that a Stuart mother allegedly kept her teenage son awake by drunkenly partying late into the night and prevented him from getting to school on time. Shandra Mickel was arrested on a domestic battery charge after Martin County Sheriff’s investigators … Click here to read more

UPI: US Representative Trey Radel of Florida resigns his House seat

Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drug charge and underwent rehabilitation, has resigned from Congress. In his letter of resignation to Speaker John Boehner, Radel said his resignation would be effective at 6:30 p.m. EST, on Monday. To see the letters of resignation … Click here to read more

UPI: Governor Scott signs ban on texting while driving

Governor Rick Scott has signed a bill into law making Florida the 41st state to ban texting while driving. However, violators could only be cited if they are stopped for some other infraction. … Click here to read more

UPI: Florida fights invasion of rat-sized, tire-puncturing Giant African land snails

United Press International reports that rat-sized, tire-puncturing Giant African land snails are taking over south Florida, after first being discovered in the area in 2011. More than a thousand are caught each week, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture. … Click here to read more