Alex Hagan, WPTV

Alex Hagan


West Palm Beach, FL, United States

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Past articles by Alex:

Port St. Lucie police officer thanks Martin County lifeguards for heroic rescue

JENSEN BEACH, Fla. -- Along Jensen Beach Thursday, Martin County Ocean Rescue held a rescue demonstration. Ian Albertson and Ian Montgelas were two of the lifeguards. Among the crowd watching was Sgt. Teresa Dennis with the Port St. Lucie Police Department. But back in October of last year, it was a different story. That's when Teresa collapsed in the water at Jensen Beach and someone came to… → Read More

Parkland teachers reflect on what’s changed one year after tragedy

For the past 12 months, MSD teachers have been trying to heal and be supportive to their students. → Read More

Former Pahokee Mayor stresses importance of working together on water issues

Our water issues are front and center as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers looks to revise its management of Lake Okeechobee. → Read More

Parkland students plan to continue activism in college

All week long, the State Capitol building in Tallahassee is being lit to honor the victims of the Parkland school shooting. → Read More

Clewiston community highlights their concerns on Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continued its public meetings on revising the management of Lake Okeechobee Monday night. → Read More

Father of Parkland school shooting victim gets into argument with Congressman

The father of a student killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting last year was involved in a heated exchange with a Republican Florida Congressman during a Congressional hearing on gun violence this week. → Read More

Florida lawmaker proposes bill that requires prescription to buy certain sunscreens

The debate over banning sunscreens is picking up steam. → Read More

Former SFWMD board member blames U.S. Rep. Brian Mast for calls and emails

A former South Florida Water Management District board member says she's been harassed and bullied. → Read More

Army Corps of Engineers set to revise management of Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to revise their management of Lake Okeechobee and develop a new Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual. → Read More

Environmentalists call cigarette butts a "secret threat" to our waterways

Plastic straws and bags are getting more attention these days because of their impact to our paradise. But what about cigarette butts? → Read More

FAU shark researcher weighs in on shark bite data

University of Florida researchers say there were fewer shark bites worldwide last year. → Read More

Martin County leaders hoping for legislative support for septic to sewer conversions

Protecting our paradise from red tide and blue-green algae will be priorities during the 2019 legislative session. → Read More

Anglers, environmentalists optimistic after FWC decides to stop spraying to kill plants

Anglers and environmentalists say they’re ecstatic to hear the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will temporarily stop aquatic spraying to kill plants statewide. → Read More

Florida gators, once endangered, are now making a dramatic recovery

In the wildlife world, the alligator is known as one of the first and most famous success stories of the endangered species act. → Read More

Martin County tourism leaders roll out campaign to help algae-impacted businesses

Many Martin County businesses suffered big hits to their bottom lines last summer because of our toxic algae crisis. → Read More

Dry conditions may be good and bad for Lake Okeechobee

South Florida Water Management District officials are calling it a drier than average dry season and are preparing for water shortages. → Read More

'Super Blood Wolf Moon' visible in South Florida this Sunday

If you missed some of those major astronomical events of 2018, you have another chance coming up this Sunday night. The Super Blood Wolf Moon is what they experts are calling it. → Read More

Hurricane research in jeopardy because of government shutdown

You might think a partial government shutdown would have greater impacts on the National Hurricane Center during hurricane season. → Read More

Florida panthers struggling with loss of their habitat

The Florida panther is the Sunshine State’s animal, and it’s also in trouble. → Read More

South Florida company turns sugarcane fibers into eco-friendly plates

Amidst what many call a plastic epidemic, a Belle Glade Company is trying to do its part in protecting paradise. → Read More