Florida was ranked first by U.S. News & World Report, and ninth overall

Florida Welcomes You Sign – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Sean Pavone Sunshine State did fairly well in U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best States rankings. Florida rose six points to the top slot for economy and maintained its top spot for education nationally for the second year in a row. Overall, the state

In Florida, the sea turtle breeding season starts along the coast

Sea Turtle Hatchlings – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Kjersti Joergensen Wildlife officials would like to remind both Floridians and visitors that everyone contributes to the protection of sea turtles, as it is officially sea turtle breeding season. Many kinds of threatened and endangered sea turtles nest along Florida’s shores between the month of March

Two excavating in a Florida park covertly turned out 224 historical relics

Withlacoochee River Florida Scenic Landscape – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Essence of a Memory The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that when Florida wildlife officials discovered relic hunters unlawfully excavating in the Withlacoochee State Forest, hundreds of historic objects were retrieved. 224 “indigenous artifacts” in total were discovered, according to a press

Concerns about fantasy sports have arisen since sports betting was legalized in Florida

Sports Betting Viewing Room – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Nick_Nick Amid attempts by gambling regulators to rein in businesses suspected of running possibly illegal betting games, a conflict over fantasy sports is intensifying as the Seminole Tribe opens up online sports betting in Florida. Three fantasy sports operators received cease-and-desist letters from the Florida

Florida wildlife officials considering new set of regulations to protect seabirds at Skyway Fishing Pier

Skyway Fishing Pier – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by kesterhu ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Between fishhooks and line entanglements, the Skyway Fishing Pier is the center of where several brown pelicans have sadly died. Previous cases of red tide wiped out the majority of the food source causing them to head to the pier for

Walt Disney World increases ticket prices for the second time in the span of a year

EPCOT, Walt Disney World — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: M Jessica W Up until December 8, you may still purchase 2023 tickets at the current price if you intend to visit Walt Disney World. All ticket costs, including single-day tickets, multi-day passes, and annual pass renewals, will go up at that time.  This is

Small Florida community beachfront homes washed away by Hurricane Nicole

Hurricane Nicole Update – Photos of homes destroyed by previous Hurricane Ian – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Felix Mizioznikov Before it washed away last week, Trip Valigorsky’s oceanfront home in a close-knit neighborhood in Volusia County, Florida, had been in his family for almost 15 years. Hurricane Nicole’s deadly storm surge and strong winds

From train rides to a fossil museum, here are some fun and affordable things to do in Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay, FL – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Sean Pavone As we navigate increased prices from groceries to school supplies, the cost of entertainment has also risen. Scroll down to find some of the fun and affordable things happening around the Tampa Bay area. USF Performances The University of South Florida’s College of Arts

Florida jobless rate drops to lowest number since 2006

Florida Employment Rates; Person visiting job portal online — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: Blueee77 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Sunshine State’s unemployment rate fell to 2.5 percent last month, the lowest rate since October 2006 and the second lowest in the state’s recorded history, officials announced on Friday. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis released a statement

Parts of Florida will feel the first freeze of the season tonight as temperatures drop

Woman sits by the beach in cold weather as freeze warning looms – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by: fantom_rd A Freeze Warning is officially in effect Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning over the Sunshine State’s Panhandle. Temperatures could drop below freezing before the sun rises on Wednesday, thanks to the shocking arrival of an early-season