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PNS Daily Newscast - February 23, 2018 


As the NRA doubles down on good guys with guns the Broward County Sheriff admits an armed deputy did not engage with the Parkland school shooter; also on our nationwide rundown; workers in Ohio and the nation will spend part of their weekend defending the American Dream; and a study says the Lone Star State is distorting Texas history lessons.

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Public News Service - FL: Animal Welfare

The public can weigh in this week on proposed restrictions on tourists swimming with endangered manatees at Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge in Citrus County. Credit: Durden Images/iStockphoto.com.

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. – The public can weigh in this week on strict new rules to limit the number of people who can swim with manatees at Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River. The U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife holds two meetings this week – on Wednesday night for companies that r

An animal rights group has filed a complaint with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, alleging mistreatment of monkeys by Florida-based Primate Products. Credit: Garrett Ziegler.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A primate breeding facility in Immokalee is being accused of serious mistreatment of monkeys in a complaint to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The issues first came to light after a whistle-blower released video of alleged abuse to the news media

University of Florida research has found the state's rare frosted elfin butterfly population is threatened by controlled burns if those fires are not managed properly and holistically. Credit: Matt Thom, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Controlled burns could wipe out rare north Florida butterflies if they're not done with insect habitat in mind, according to a recent University of Florida study. The research found certain butterflies need fire because they feed on plants that only survive when flames wee

PHOTO: The future of the endangered Florida panther will be discussed at a meeting in Sarasota on Tuesday. Photo credit: Florida Panther Net.

SARASOTA, Fla. – The public is invited to weigh in on the future of the Florida panther at a meeting of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission this afternoon in Sarasota. Experts from the nonprofit Defenders of Wildlife will be in attendance to urge the state to reconsider a recent policy s

Photo: Florida's honeybee population is increasing, while bees in other parts of the country are declining. Photo credit: kakisky/morguefile.com

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - While the rest of the country battles declining bee populations, Florida is doing something right, according to apiary experts in the state. Department of Agriculture officials say the number of beehives has increased from 900 to 3,600 in the past eight years. David Westervelt,

PHOTO: The alleged secrecy behind a proposed monkey breeding facility has some residents of Hendry County concerned for public safety. A lawsuit filed by residents who claim they were left out of the decision-making process is now moving forward. Photo Credit: Garret Ziegler.

LABELLE, Fla. - Hendry County residents can begin to breathe a sigh of relief, as a lawsuit filed on their behalf over the building of a secretive monkey breeding facility is beginning to move forward. Christopher Berry, a lawyer with the Animal Legal Defense Fund, is the lead attorney representing

PHOTO: These puppies were found at a farm owned by an American Kennel Club Breeder of Merit, and were allegedly suffering from health problems, overcrowding and unsanitary conditions at the time this photo was taken. Photo credit: Humane Society of the United States.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Purebred dogs are the picture of perfection, and their popularity was highlighted this month at the annual Westminster Dog Show, which remains the nation's second-longest continuously-held sporting event. But an investigation by the Humane Society of the United States alleges th

Photo: The number of monarch butterflies migrating through Florida are decreasing, according to conservationists. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

ST. MARKS, Fla. - Florida neighborhoods will be invaded by Halloween costumes of all sorts on Friday, including the ever-popular butterfly costume. But real-life butterflies - namely monarchs on their annual migration from the north to Mexico - arrived later than normal this year at their migration

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