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Local 10

Tropical Storm Erika on minds of many in Florida Keys
Local 10
The Florida Keys will likely feel the brunt of the system, whatever it is going to be when it gets there. In typical Keys fashion the anxiety level is low, but the awareness is there. Show Transcript Hide Transcript. Anchor: NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. WE WILL ...
Remnants of Erika Pose Flash Flood Threat For Florida; Watches in Effect | The ...The Weather Channel
ERIKA WATCH: Keys officials weigh closures at Friday meetingKeysNews.com (registration)
South Florida Closures and Alerts for Remnants of ErikaNBC 6 South Florida
NOLA.com -Orlando Sentinel -7Online WSVN-TV
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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 03:46:52 GMT


Gators ready to unveil more varied passing game
Perhaps no bigger symbol representing the upheaval in Florida football over the last 12 months sits on the practice complex, adjacent to the soon-to-be refurbished O'Connell Center and behind the baseball stadium. The newly christened Indoor Practice ...

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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 10:30:24 GMT


Scientists Explore Remote, Healthy Reef In Gulf Similar To Florida Keys Reef
Submerged 250 to 300 feet in the Gulf of Mexico lies a coral reef that could hold the key to crucial information and resources for the Florida Keys reef. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research cruise is currently operating at Pulley ...

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:06:16 GMT


Watching Erika approach from the Florida Keys
KEY LARGO (CBS12) -- Boats are already coming out of the water in the Florida Keys as vacationers plan their next move, thanks to Tropical Storm Erika. The water, right now, is calm and flat. Some people are laughing off the idea of a storm. But others ...

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:34:41 GMT

3 Dead, 2 Critical in Crash on Florida Keys Bridge
NBC 6 South Florida
Three people are dead and two others injured after an early-morning Florida Keys crash that shut down part of the Overseas Highway for five hours. The Florida Highway Patrol says the wreck happened just before 1 a.m. Sunday when a southbound pickup ...

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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 20:39:23 GMT

ABC News

5 Must-Stop Island Spots in the Florida Keys
ABC News
We often think we need to escape to the Bahamas or elsewhere in the Caribbean to get to paradise, but the truth is that we have a paradise right at home in the U.S. That's right, we're talking about the Florida Keys. Most of us have heard about how ...
Keys marine sanctuary considering regulating boating party spotsKeysNet

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Sat, 15 Aug 2015 04:22:21 GMT

NBC 6 South Florida

Underwater Wedding Marks Anniversary of Florida Keys Icon
NBC 6 South Florida
A Miami couple was married underwater Tuesday to help mark the 50th anniversary of the iconic Christ of the Deep statue off the Florida Keys. The statue is position in 25 feet of water about 5 miles off Key Largo. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015).
Couple Gets Married At Legendary Florida Keys Dive SiteDeeperBlue.com
Underwater Wedding Helps Mark 50th Anniversary Of Keys IconCBS Local
Underwater wedding honors Christ of the Deep anniversaryYahoo News
Florida Keys Keynoter
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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 20:32:21 GMT


Florida Keys caregiver arrested after 2 disabled men left in hot van
(AP) — A Florida Keys woman has been arrested for leaving two disabled men she was caring for in a hot van while she shopped. Sixty-two-year-old Luda Logash of Big Pine Key was arrested Saturday and charged with neglect of a disabled person.
Caregiver Arrested for Leaving Disabled Men in Hot Vehicle While She Shopped ...NBC 6 South Florida

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:25:00 GMT


Unlocking New Hotels Offerings in The Florida Keys
One of the most notable additions to the Florida Keys' hotel scene will be the Playa Largo Resort & Spa in Key Largo, which is scheduled to open its doors later this year. The Marriott Autograph Collection property will be on well over 14 acres and ...

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:00:23 GMT


Edward Elgin: Ex-Riviera Beach fire chief killed in Florida Keys small plane crash
A former division chief with the Riviera Beach Fire Department died early Monday morning in a plane crash in the Florida Keys. Edward Elgin, 53, of Jupiter was killed after his plane went down offshore of Marathon shortly after midnight. "He was a very ...
One dead in small plane crash in Florida KeysTBO.com
1 dead in small plane crash off Florida KeysNaples Daily News
Pilot killed in small-plane crash off MarathonMiami Herald
Local 10 -wflx -Palm Beach Post
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Mon, 10 Aug 2015 16:22:14 GMT

Tangled Florida Keys bird is lucky for the help
Many thanks to Kelly from the Marathon Wild Bird Center, Billy and the Florida Keys Electric Co-Op and the Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputy who stopped by to see if he could be of assistance. We appreciate them being there weekends, nights ...

Sat, 22 Aug 2015 13:05:15 GMT

The Real Deal South Florida (press release) (registration) (blog)

New Florida Keys resort wins approval
The Real Deal South Florida (press release) (registration) (blog)
The Marathon City Council has given preliminary site plan approval to a proposed 199-room oceanfront hotel that would be located on Knights Key, immediately to the north of the Seven Mile Bridge. The project, initially called Knight's Key Resort ...

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:45:00 GMT

Florida watches Erika
KeysNews.com (registration)
Hurricane Danny is long forgotten now that his bigger, faster and stronger sister Tropical Storm Erika is spiraling toward South Florida and possibly the Florida Keys. Erika was about 1,500 miles southeast of Key Largo on Wednesday afternoon, moving at ...

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 04:41:19 GMT

Orlando Sentinel

Florida Keys among list of places every man should see before he dies
Orlando Sentinel
The Florida Keys join national parks and other natural landmarks on Esquire Magazine's list of 20 American places every man should see before he dies. lRelated The tarpon are hungry at Robbie's in the Florida Keys. Florida Keys Travel · The tarpon are ...

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 15:16:25 GMT

7Online WSVN-TV

Boating-related thefts alarm Florida Keys residents
7Online WSVN-TV
MARATHON, Fla. (WSVN) -- Monroe County deputies are reaching out to the public for help in identifying some crooks responsible for stealing boat parts. According to the Sheriff's office, the thefts range from electronic boat parts to fishing equipment ...
Reward Offered for Information on Marine Thefts in the KeysNBC 6 South Florida

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Thu, 06 Aug 2015 21:45:03 GMT

Homestead man convicted in Keys of kidnapping, sexual assault
Miami Herald
A Keys jury has found a Homestead man guilty of kidnapping and sexual battery. Duglas Hernandez Morel, 33, could face life in prison for reportedly kidnapping a woman from her ex-boyfriend's house in Homestead, forcing her into his SUV and pulling over ...

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:37:40 GMT

Coast Guard searches for diver who disappeared off Florida Keys
Local 10
Coast Guard searches for diver who disappeared off Florida Keys. Pedro Fernandez, 37, reported missing Friday evening. Author: Dawn Brooks, Online Editor, Producer. Published On: Jul 31 2015 10:23:20 PM EDT Updated On: Jul 31 2015 10:23:00 PM ...

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Sat, 01 Aug 2015 03:28:56 GMT

Sun Sentinel

Nation's meanest hurricane devastated the Keys 80 years ago
Sun Sentinel
The storm highlighted the need to evacuate the Keys well in advance of a threatening storm, because the two-lane highway – the only way in and out of the island chain – easily jams. A year after the hurricane, the 17-foot-tall Florida Keys Memorial was ...

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:20:11 GMT

Florida Today

Aquanauts practice space exploration off Florida Keys
Florida Today
Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano is famous for having water leak into his helmet during a spacewalk outside the International Space Station, a malfunction that threatened to drown him if the spacewalk had not quickly been aborted. That scare didn't ...

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Sat, 01 Aug 2015 04:15:41 GMT

OUTSIDE BREVARD: Travel Channel Admires Florida Keys In 'America. The ...
ABOVE VIDEO: The landscape of the Florida Keys is mysterious and gorgeous all at the same time. (Travel Channel Video). ABOUT TRAVEL CHANNEL. Travel Channel celebrates and is inspired by explorers and their passion for travel, curiosity about the ...

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 04:00:40 GMT

Key West News

CBS Local

Weather Cuts Vacation Short For Some Key West Tourists, But Not All
CBS Local
It is closed down, the Key West Express, until Thursday,” said Lori Long who is leaving Key West. The Lucky Charm Fishing Charter plans to shut down too, as soon as bad weather moves in. “We're not going to go out in the storm that's for sure – you ...

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 03:15:41 GMT


Any trip to Key West is special, but during Fantasy Fest, it's unforgettable
As if Key West isn't eclectic enough on any given night of the year, the annual Fantasy Fest in late October turns this tiny 4-by-2-mile island city into a pulsating, gyrating riot of outrageousness. Amid the mirth and madness are thousands of bar ...

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 03:06:25 GMT

Florida Keys Keynoter

Key West police adjust to wearing body cameras
Florida Keys Keynoter
In the midst of a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. shift, Key West police Officer Thomas Stutz takes a swig of his coffee while his 19-month-old son, Ryker, sleeps at home. Stutz recalls being cursed at and spit on by people during his eight years with the department ...

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:41:16 GMT

Key West looks to settle $274K workers' comp case
KeysNews.com (registration)
City attorneys have crafted a $274,000 deal to settle a workers' compensation case filed by a 61-year-old former employee after injuring his lower back several times while on the job. Roy Chavez's claim could cost the city more than double that amount, ...

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 04:37:46 GMT

Coast Guard Sector Key West member found dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound
Florida Keys Keynoter
“It is with great sadness that I confirm the death of one of our active-duty Coast Guard members in Key West,” Coast Guard Miami spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Gabe Somma said in a prepared statement. “Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the family and ...

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:47:52 GMT


Key West Preserves Memorials To Confederate and Union armies
While Key West makes a big deal out of its status as the nation's southernmost point, it doesn't feel like part of Dixie. Many of the original settlers were from the Bahamas. Later in the 19th century, thousands came from Cuba. Like many seaports, it ...

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:40:34 GMT

Travel Weekly

For a peaceful getaway, Key West's Marker is right on the mark
Travel Weekly
Sitting on a plush lounge cushion, surrounded by a tropical garden and just a few feet away from an empty swimming pool, I almost felt cool, even in the stifling heat and humidity of an August early evening in Key West. Moments later, while soaking in ...

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 03:52:14 GMT

Racist Restriction Remains In Key West Property Books
The legal document that lays out the Lime Grove subdivision in Key West says that only those of the "Caucasian race" can live or use buildings there. It makes an exception for domestic servants.

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 22:19:40 GMT

Paste Magazine

Greetings From Key West
Paste Magazine
Key West is an island of drifters, dreamers, free spirits and those simply drawn to the sea and the end of the road. The southernmost city in the Continental United States—and geographically closer to Cuba than it is to mainland Miami—Key West has ...

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:21:44 GMT

Florida Keys Keynoter

Key West faces off against Ocala Lake Weir
Florida Keys Keynoter
The Key West High football team, coming off a 36-32 preseason victory over Champagnat Catholic, will open the regular season against Ocala Lake Weir at 7 p.m. Friday night at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium. Lake Weir, which lost its preseason game to ...

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 00:26:30 GMT

Scott appoints Key West conch to state wildlife commission
Miami Herald
The president of a Key West real-estate development company has been named to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, replacing the former chairman who announced last week he is stepping down after 12 years on the board.

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 22:25:06 GMT

Miami Herald

In the shadow of Key West, change ahead for a neighboring island
Miami Herald
However, the impending development worries Stock Island locals like Zach West, whose parents had a sailboat off Cow Key Channel. The 2005 Key West High School graduate was startled to see a Mercedes-Benz driving down Shrimp Road the other day.
Development activity accelerates on Stock IslandThe Real Deal South Florida (press release) (registration) (blog)

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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 13:16:06 GMT

The Weed Blog (blog)

Key West, Florida Votes To Decriminalize Marijuana
The Weed Blog (blog)
key west florida marijuana There is a growing trend in Florida. Local governments are voting to decriminalize marijuana. Florida lawmakers may not be willing to step up and decriminalize marijuana, but that hasn't stopped local governments in ...

Sat, 22 Aug 2015 14:59:06 GMT

IJ Review

Many US Cities Have Removed Their Confederate Flags and Statues. Key West Is ...
IJ Review
But in the Florida town of Key West, it appears that an interesting balance has been struck when it comes to remembering the Civil War, as city officials aren't tearing down Confederate memorials — they're restoring them. WLRN reports that — while ...

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:58:07 GMT

Miami Herald

Defense says Key West man accused of bomb plot is not a 'terrorist'
Miami Herald
Suarez — who allegedly discussed carrying out a “terrorist-style attack” in Marathon or Miami Beach on the Fourth of July, before setting his sights on Key West — is charged with an offense that routinely prevents a defendant from receiving a bond ...
Attorney to Review Surveillance of Man Charged in Key West Bomb PlotNBC 6 South Florida
Key West Terror Suspect's Attorney Asks For Bail Hearing DelayCBS Local
Attorney says Harlem Suarez 'very immature' for age, has 'low intellect'Local 10
Naples Daily News
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Mon, 03 Aug 2015 22:48:04 GMT

Extra budget hearing set for Key West
KeysNews.com (registration)
The Monroe County School Board will meet in Key West on Tuesday for its first meeting of the 2015-2016 school year and will also hold a budget workshop. By law, the school district is only required to hold two budget hearings, a requirement they ...

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 04:35:21 GMT

Local 10

Key West commissioners vote to ease marijuana penalties
Local 10
The Key West City Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to ease penalties for those caught with small amounts of marijuana. Commissioner Mark Rossi proposed the new law, which would give police the option of issuing a $100 citation to anyone caught ...
Key West Moves Toward Fine For Pot PossessionWLRN

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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 14:28:36 GMT

Florida Keys Keynoter

Hurricanes win preseason volleyball tournament against island rivals Key West ...
Florida Keys Keynoter
It happened at the annual preseason tournament at Marathon High School. The Hurricanes defeated the Dolphins and the Conchs of Key West. Key West went 1-1 and Marathon went 0-2. Coaches said the annual tournament is a gauge to see where players ...

Sat, 22 Aug 2015 13:11:06 GMT

Coast Guard announces death of officer
KeysNews.com (registration)
“It is with great sadness that I confirm the death of one of our active-duty Coast Guard members in Key West,” District Seven Lt. Cmdr. Gabe Somma wrote in a released statement. “The deceased member was discovered this morning (Monday) on Sector Key ...

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:41:31 GMT


Convicted Key West pharmacist's license suspended
A Key West pharmacist is in trouble with the law and his professional licensing board for allegedly possessing illegal drugs and medication without a prescription. The Florida Department of Health suspended Kunal Jagasia's pharmacist license on Aug. 12.

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 06:10:05 GMT

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