Florida’s loud music statute goes into effect July 1st

Police Pulls Over Vehicle – FL Loud Music Statute – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Michael O’Keene On July 1, a new Florida statute will go into effect making it illegal for anyone to have their radio turned up too loud while driving. According to the new law, audio blaring from a vehicle that can

The biggest python ever found in Florida weighs a whopping 200 pounds and is 18 feet long

Burmese Python in the Everglades – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Heiko Kiera According to National Geographic, researchers used another python as bait to coax the largest Burmese python ever spotted in Florida out of its hiding place in the Everglades. The enormous snake is a female that measures nearly 18 feet long and weighs

Red snapper season set to start in Gulf state and federal waters off Florida

Red Snapper School of Fish – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by SergeUWPhoto PINELLAS COUNTY, Fl. – It’s time to catch some red snapper. The recreational red snapper season will begin on June 17 in Gulf state and Florida federal waters and stay open through July 31 with 12 days during the fall.  The season will

Giant great white shark found just off Florida’s Indian River Lagoon

Great White Shark – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Martin Prochazkacz A monstrous great white shark, also known as Breton, has been found just off of Florida’s Indian River lagoon system. On June 6, a tracker hosted by ocean research organization OCEARCH spotted Breton in Florida, not too far away from Port Saint Lucie at

Gas Update: Florida gas prices break another record as $5 a gallon nears

Gas Prices Continue to Increase – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by jittawit21 If you think you paid a bit more for gas over the last week in the Sunshine State, you are right. As Florida gas prices hit another high, AAA predicts that prices will soon reach $5 per gallon.  According to the auto group,

Jimmy Butler says he’s ‘living with’ his failed 3-point attempt in the Celtics’ Game 7 loss

Jimmy Butler – Photo Credit: Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports Jimmy Butler made a questionable shot on Sunday with the Heat’s chances of going to the NBA Finals at stake. Sadly, he missed and the Miami Heat lost. Instead, the Boston Celtics advanced to play the Golden State Warriors for an NBA championship. For this, Jimmy

Study says the Sunshine State’s $23 billion freelance economy is booming

Freelance Worker Working From Home – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by DimaBerlin A multitude of companies in Tampa Bay are still struggling to find workers. However, one group of Tampa Bay workers is doing just fine: Freelancers. According to a new study from digital freelance marketplace Fiverr, Tampa Bay’s independent freelance workers brought in an

Majority of Florida Memorial Day vacationers staying in the Sunshine State

City Walk Orlando – Memorial Day – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Kamira According to AAA, Orlando is currently the number one travel destination in the country for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Most of the traveling tourists are expected to be from right here in Florida. This year’s Memorial Day travels are not expected

Celtics co-owner donates $2 million in an effort to protect Florida manatees

Manatees Swimming – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Thierry Eidenweil A co-owner of the Boston Celtics is donating a whopping $2 million toward protecting Florida’s manatees and their habitats following two devastating seasons of record-breaking manatee mortalities throughout the state. The Fox Rock Foundation will give $1 million each to the nonprofits Fish & Wildlife

Thanks to code change, Naples could soon see medical marijuana dispensaries

Medical Marijuana Being Prescribed by Doctor – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Africa Studio As of now, medical marijuana dispensaries have not been welcomed in Collier County, but that could change in a few months. Collier zoning staff have been drafting an amendment to the county’s land development code to allow these dispensaries to run