Burmese python elimination program hits milestone

Last month, snake hunters for the Florida Wildlife and Conservation Commission hit a major milestone: the 1,000 captured Burmese python, a 15-foot, 3-inch male snake.     According to the United States Association of Reptile Keepers, the snake population exploded in South Florida because of Hurricane Andrew. When the storm hit back in 1992, it destroyed zoos, pet stores, exotic animal warehouses

2018-12-10T18:06:00+00:00 December 28th, 2018|Enviroment, Featured, News, Public Safety|

Tourists, locals need to watch pollution in Biscayne Bay

Winter in South Florida means one thing, tourists. But visitors trying to escape the cold and catch some sun may want to think twice before going for a swim, or at least check with Waterkeepers’ Swim Guide app. On Dec. 3, just in time for Art Basel, a contractor broke

2018-12-11T09:27:48+00:00 December 26th, 2018|Business, Enviroment, News, Politics, Public Safety|

“Walk For Freedom” in West Palm Beach [Photo essay]

“Walk For Freedom,” a march for sex trafficking and slavery awareness, was held in downtown West Palm Beach last Saturday. Hope for Freedom hosted the event. The nonprofit based in Palm Beach Gardens helps women and men that have been trafficked or raped in Palm Beach County, though organizers said its clients are overwhelmingly

2018-11-05T19:02:38+00:00 October 25th, 2018|News, Photos, Politics, Public Safety|

Student Talkback: Do You Feel Safe on Campus?

In the past year, shootings and assaults on campuses across the nation have made many students, staff and faculty wonder if they are safe. Active shooter trainings have become a norm, and an assault on two Mast Academy High School students took place last month on Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay campus. SFNS asked

2018-10-23T16:30:48+00:00 October 23rd, 2018|News, Public Safety|

AIDS Health Foundation to move Biscayne location to larger facility to deal with high demand

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) will be moving its busiest testing center in Miami-Dade County to a larger location in order to meet its needs, said Michael Kahane, the organization's Southern Region bureau chief. “We are relocating to a larger facility a few blocks away because it has outgrown its current location,” said Kahane. “We identify

2018-06-30T22:42:54+00:00 June 30th, 2018|News, Public Safety|

Miami Rescue Mission relocating its women & children’s center to bigger facility

Miami Rescue Mission’s Center for Women & Children is being moved to a larger facility to accommodate the growing number of single women and mothers seeking aid, said Lianner Navarro, the community development associate for the not-for-profit. The organization recently sold the 40-bed facility in Wynwood and is currently in the midst of transitioning to

2018-06-09T10:30:10+00:00 June 7th, 2018|News, Public Safety|

Broward high schoolers stage event about school shootings

Students from various Broward high schools gathered Friday night at the Miramar Cultural Center to address the school shootings in Parkland and Santa Fe, Texas. Poets, singers and debaters took part in Broward Speaks, an event that channeled the Never Again movement through the arts. Amy Nguyen, a 17-year-old junior who is a member of

2018-08-05T18:03:18+00:00 May 28th, 2018|News, Parkland, Public Safety|