Tag Archives: Gov. Rick Scott

FWC Charges 3 in ‘Disturbing’ Shark-Dragging Incident

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office announced charges against three individuals connected to the video of a shark being dragged behind a boat at high speed. The individuals charged are Michael Wenzel, Robert Lee Benac, Spencer Heintz. The charges resulted from a four-month investigation into the video and other disturbing images on social media “involving shocking disregard for Florida’s natural resources,” Rob Klepper, public information coordinator of FWC’s Law Enforcement Division,,, click here to read the story 09:47

Florida, Georgia, South Carolina Reeling After Irma’s Historic Assault; Navy Dispatches Ships, Aircraft Carrier to the Keys

An aircraft carrier has been dispatched to the Florida Keys to help with relief efforts as Irma after its historic assault on Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, killing at least nine people. Five deaths have been attributed to the storm in Florida, including two deaths in Hardee County, one death Orange County, one in St. Johns County and one in Winter Park. Deaths were also reported in Georgia’s Worth and Forsyth counties and the Atlanta suburb of Sandy Springs. click here to read the story 09:59

Canadian power crews head to Irma-hit Florida to help restore service – Dozens of Canadian power crews are heading to Florida to help restore power to millions of people affected by Hurricane Irma. click here to read the story

Gov. Rick Scott announced Wednesday that the state will spend $90 million to further hydrate the Everglades

During a stop in Fort Myers, Scott discussed a plan to construct a 2.6-mile bridge on Tamiami Trail in Miami-Dade County. A similar 1-mile bridge opened in March on that stretch. The bridges replace the existing roadway, which has blocked the flow of water to the southern Everglades from Lake Okeechobee since its construction in 1928. When the project is completed, an annual average of 210,000 acre-feet of water will be redirected. [email protected] 16:10