5 things to know in Florida for Dec. 6

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 6, 2012 at 7:03 am •  Published: December 6, 2012
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

NEW FANTASYLAND OFFICIALLY OPENS IN ORLANDO

Walt Disney World will showcase its grand opening of the park's largest expansion in its 41-year history. The Orlando theme park officially opens New Fantasyland on Thursday morning.

PYTHON CHALLENGE TO BRING AWARENESS OF THREAT

Wildlife officials hope a competition will help raise awareness about Burmese pythons and get them out of public lands in South Florida. Python permit holders and the public will compete to see who can harvest the longest and the most Burmese pythons.

PRESCRIBED BURN AT FOR EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK

More than 11,000 acres will be burned Thursday at Everglades National Park in Homestead as part of a prescribed burn.

FLORIDA CONSIDERING NEW PROTECTIONS FOR FISH SPECIES

Florida officials are considering new protections for designated saltwater game and sport fish species.

CENSUS SHOWS BEST PLACE FOR YOUNG WORKERS IN FLORIDA

The best place for younger workers to find jobs in Florida is in the Tallahassee-area ZIP code of 32312. The worst place is in the Jacksonville ZIP code of 32209. The U.S. Census on Thursday released new data on ZIP codes and other geographies.


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