THE Great Labor Day Hurricane of 1935
There was little advanced warning 79 years ago when a monster storm with winds approaching 200 mph and a storm surge of up to 18 feet pummeled a 40-mile swath of the Florida Keys, leaving in its wake devastating destruction and death.
Since 1513 when Ponce de Leon sailed south along the coast of Florida on a route that would become the most important shipping lane in the New World, mariners have had to navigate a treacherous menace: the barrier coral reef.
Canals that keep two Turkey Point nuclear reactors from overheating need millions more gallons of water to stay cool.
Federal officials originally considered protecting 66 species, but said new research led them to significantly scale back the number.
A state appeals court on Thursday rejected Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's request to hold off on deciding the constitutionality of Florida's gay-marriage ban until after the U.S. Supreme Court someday rules on the issue.
Embattled former Congressman David Rivera, who was vying for his old seat, came in fourth place among five candidates.
Monroe County Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating what the Upper Keys' top animal control official is calling one of the worst cases of animal cruelty she has seen in her career of more than 30 years.
ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE
The challenge fueled strictly by social media has worked. In three weeks, the ALS Association, has received $53.3 million compared to $2.2 million during the same period last year.