Last year nine people in Florida died from boating accidents related to alcohol and drug use. That made up 13 percent of the state’s fatalities for 2011. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Robert Lopez reports, measures are being taken to lower the frequency of these deaths.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/06/Operation-Dry-Water-Wrap.mp3|titles=Operation Dry Water Wrap]
Credit-card skimming devices at Florida gas stations and stores are on a dramatic rise this year. State figures show 315 skimmers had been discovered at Florida gas pumps through July 18, compared to 120 skimmers discovered through the first seven months of 2016.