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  • Terps' Will Likely has benefited from The Muck's NFL lineage

    Terps' Will Likely has benefited from The Muck's NFL lineage
    Athletes have long known about the benefits of running in sand. But running in thick, black muck? While chasing rabbits as they dart and weave? That's a south-central Florida thing — specifically in the towns of Belle Glade and Pahokee, where...
  • McPhee has endured a tough year in Ravens' Super Bowl season

    McPhee has endured a tough year in Ravens' Super Bowl season
    Growing up in bleak surroundings in South Florida, Ravens defensive end Pernell McPhee learned long ago that life can be cruelly snatched away, bright light suddenly replaced by darkness. Although the newly minted Super Bowl-winning defensive lineman...
  • Terps CB Will Likely adjusting to College Park after leaving the Muck

    Terps CB Will Likely adjusting to College Park after leaving the Muck
    Will Likely bypassed second-semester high school senioritis in favor of a head start on his 2013 college classmates by enrolling at Maryland last month. The transition from Belle Glade, Fla., to College Park has been smooth so far for the four-star...
  • Pernell McPhee could fill Ravens' rush order

    Pernell McPhee could fill Ravens' rush order
    Editor's note: This is the third in a series of profiles on Ravens draft picks whose first months as professionals have been disrupted by the NFL lockout. Coming next Sunday, Tyrod Taylor. When Pernell McPhee arrived on campus at Itawamba Community...
  • Wahoo bite still good in wake of full moon

    More than two weeks after the full moon in August, wahoo fishing remains really good in South Florida. Most years, the wahoo bite is best a few days before and a few days after the full moon, which was Aug. 10. There were a few nice wahoos caught...
  • Rescued Florida panther recovers, enters new home

    Rescued Florida panther recovers, enters new home
    A Florida panther kitten discovered near death in the Everglades seven months ago has recovered, gained weight and entered his new home at a wildlife park near Tampa. His specially built enclosure stands at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife...
  • Thousands of homes out of proposed flood zones

    Thousands of Palm Beach County homes are removed from flood zones in a preliminary federal plan, county officials said. The Federal Emergency Management Agency posted the proposed maps Friday evening on the agency's new Flood Map Service Center. The...
  • Thousands of homes out of proposed flood zones in Palm Beach County

    Thousands of homes out of proposed flood zones in Palm Beach County
    Thousands of Palm Beach County homes will be taken out of flood zone maps in a preliminary federal plan, county officials said. The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Friday evening posted the proposed maps for the county on the agency's new Flood...
  • From segregation to Save The Music

    From segregation to Save The Music
    LAKE WORTH Willie Pyfrom has little patience for the politicians who want to rid classrooms of music. At 78, he has taught band in Palm Beach County classrooms for 54 years. And he points to what he has produced, from some of the poorest communities...
  • New levee system aims to prevent flooding in western Palm Beach County

    A bigger, wider levee system will be constructed in western Palm Beach County to protect neighborhoods that suffered catastrophic flooding two years ago in Tropical Storm Isaac. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection approved new berms that...
  • Murphy will localize Congressional race

    One of the nation's few supposedly competitive congressional elections is looking uncompetitive. District 18 includes roughly the northern third of Palm Beach County, all of Martin and most of St. Lucie. Republicans hold about a two-percentage point edge...
  • South Florida growers exceed pollution clean up goal, but standards questioned

    South Florida growers exceed pollution clean up goal, but standards questioned
    South Florida sugar cane growers and other farmers once again met annual Everglades pollution reduction requirements, but environmental advocates say the state's standards aren't tough enough. Growers in the vast Everglades Agricultural Area south of...