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Getty Images, photo by William Vanderson
Getty Images, photo by William Vanderson

Silver River Florida Monkeys with Herpes Learn to Swim

This can’t be good. In the 1930’s two Rhesus monkeys were taken to an island on the Silver River near Ocala, Florida. They were taken their due to the popularity of Tarzan movies at that time. Now, over time, there is a colony of monkeys numbering over 1,000, and they could spread the deadly herpes virus to mainland Florida.

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Christina West
Leon County Court

Did Police Officers Go Too Far With DUI Suspect? [VIDEO]

Police officers in Florida face investigation over injuries to DUI suspect in August arrest

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George Zimmerman stopped for speeding in Texas July 2013
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Watch Dashcam Video of George Zimmerman Getting Pulled Over for Speeding in Texas

George Zimmerman -- yes the same Florida neighborhood watchman acquitted in the Trayvon Martin murder trial -- was pulled over for speeding on a highway near Dallas, Texas.

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Cash
Photo by Sharon Buck

Maine Powerball Jackpot Winner From Florida Helping Out Maine School

Remember Gloria MacKenzie? The former Maine resident who won the BIGGEST Powerball jackpot in history (so far) is helping out her home state in a big way!

And it's something we should learn from.

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Getty Images, photo by David E. Sherman
Getty Images, photo by David E. Sherman

Mosquitoes the Size of Quarters are Headed to Florida This Year

If you’re heading to Florida for vacation this summer take a lot of mosquito repellant because the little pests that bite are getting bigger. Mosquitoes the size of a quarter are headed to Florida in large numbers and these things can bite right through your clothing.

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Getty Images, photo by J. D. Pooley
Getty Images, photo by J. D. Pooley

Florida Quietly Reduces Time Between Yellow and Red Light Change

Seems like a small thing and it has been done quietly in Florida, but the Florida Department of Transportation has shortened the time on their traffic lights on how long they stay yellow before they turn red. They started the change in 2011 at key intersections in the state, mostly intersections that have red light cameras or RLC’s.

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Giant African Snail
Getty Images, photo by Joe Raedle

Giant African Sanils Invade South Florida

Its bad enough Florida is dealing with a huge population of wild pythons, now in South Florida they are dealing with a new problem, giant African snails. The snails can eat through almost anything including stucco, hard plastic recycling bins and their shells are hard enough to blow-out a vehicle tire if run over.

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Blacktip Shark
Getty Images, photo by Carol Buchanan

Thousands of Sharks Spotted off the Coast of Florida

Many beaches in South Florida were closed after thousands of sharks were spotted of the coast as close as 60 feet away.  Lifeguards raised red flags getting people out of the water around 11am when the sharks were spotted but were allowed back in the water by the afternoon but warned to be careful

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Photo by Andy Capwell
Photo by Andy Capwell

It’s Fantasy Baseball Season!

With another winter storm warning in effect as we expect another foot or so of heavy, wet snow in Central Maine, I think we could all use a sign of spring! Last week, I saw it, one of my favorite things this time of year. It wasn't a robin, or a crocus, it was a fantasy baseball magazine!

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Burmese Python
Getty Images, photo by Joe Raedle

Flordia’s Burmese Python Hunt is Over and Only 50 Snakes Bagged

Here’s an update on the great Burmese python hunt in Florida, it’s not going very well. Florida has about 100,000 pythons in the Everglades and they are becoming an ecological nightmare, so the state is paying per catch

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