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Scallop Season Cut Short Due To Red Tide

(Alicia Wellman/Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)

State regulators are hoping a much shorter harvest will give scallops in St. Joseph Bay enough time to recover from a devastating red tide. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was considering closing the season in Gulf County this year but local officials complained. FWC Chairman Brian Yablonski acknowledged …

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Body Of Nebraska Boy Snatched By Gator Found In Disney Lagoon; Charges Against Parents Unlikely

An Orange County Sheriffs helicopter searches for a young boy early Wednesday, June 15, 2016, after the boy was dragged into the water Tuesday night by an alligator near Disney's upscale Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

An Orange County sheriff said charges are unlikely against a Nebraska couple, whose 2-year-old son was snatched off a Walt DisneyWorld beach by an alligator and dragged underwater. Divers found the body of Lane Graves Wednesday about 16 hours after authorities first got the call that a reptile had taken the boy from the water's edge at Seven Seas Lagoon despite his father's frantic attempt to save the child.

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Seminole Commissioners Take Aim At Bear Hunt

Courtesy of Florida Fish and Wildlife

Seminole County commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday asking the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to reinstate a ban on bear hunting in Florida. The resolution also asks the state agency to maintain a focus on "reducing human-bear conflicts through deterrent techniques and habitat management."

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