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What are the Planet of the Apes films really about? It’s a question on the mind of First Coast Connect contributor Nick Michaud as the latest installment in the series is about to hit theaters.

In 1968, the Planet of the Apes shocked audiences. An astronaut (Charlton Heston), stranded on a strange world, finds himself imprisoned by talking apes. Our hero fights valiantly to free himself and the other human slaves.

Eddie Wayne Davis, Lenny Curry and Mike Crews are in the headlines today.

And our runner-up is, our winner! ONLY IN FLORIDA!

Manatees Might Lose Endangered Status

Jul 3, 2014

Manatees have been an endangered species since 1967. But on Tuesday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made an announcement that this classification may soon be lowered to "threatened."

But some environmentalists and government officials are opposed to this change. They say changing the label might result in more lenient rules about boat speed zones and dock-building limits. 

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — State officials say the Florida panther population seems to be on the rise.

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission gave final approval Wednesday to a ban on imports of lionfish to Florida. 

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Do you, Samantha, take this alligator? We're in love with this week's ONLY IN FLORIDA.

It's the only state where the judges are more violent than wild animals. Welcome to this week's edition of ONLY IN FLORIDA.

Duval Schools, Florida State University, and sharks are in the headlines today.

A researcher in Sarasota is helping federal officials figure out whether dolphins were affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, All Aboard Florida, and Action News Jacksonville are in the headlines today.

A DNA test shows that a five-foot-long West African crocodile captured alive by authorities on the edge of the Everglades National Park in March did not come from a nearby breeder.

Foreclosures, Angela Corey, and redistricting are in the headlines today.

This week we're breaking the law with seniors, freeing endangered birds from the bondage of fake hair, and bidding in a piece of Disney history, and it's all ONLY IN FLORIDA.

Gun violence, John Keene, and goblin sharks are in the headlines today.