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CBS Local

Stone Crab Lovers Get Crackin' In Florida Keys
CBS Local
About 40 percent of Florida's average 2.6-million-pound stone crab claw harvest comes from waters off the Florida Keys. It is also a renewable resource as fishermen harvest only legal-size claws and the crab is returned to the water to grow new ...
Florida Keys Stone Crab Eating Contest (Video)Eyes On News
Fla. Keys stone crab eating contest heldLocal 10

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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 21:55:04 GMT


Officials defend trapping cats in Florida Keys refuges
(AP) -- Trapping cats roaming through two federal wildlife refuges in the Florida Keys is helping native species, officials say. The cat-trapping programs at the Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Key Largo and the Key Deer National Wildlife ...

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:08:56 GMT

Scientists perform fish surgeries, use ROV to study Florida Keys' underwater world
14-27, the magical two minutes captured by the ROV's video camera provided the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary with a hook to lure the public onto its social media sites. After clicking on the cute dolphins video, people also could learn more ...

Fri, 03 Oct 2014 22:58:01 GMT

Local 10

World Record Attempt Begins In Florida Keys
CBS Local
KEY LARGO (CBSMiami) – Could you imagine spending two-and-half months in the same room with someone? Even if they were a relative, who you loved, it might prove difficult. Friday, two people set out to do just that, spend 73-days together underwater.
Professors to Spend 73 Days in Underwater LabThe Ledger
Professors teach from Keys underwater habitatLocal 10

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Fri, 03 Oct 2014 21:19:14 GMT

Cat Trapping Concerns in the Florida Keys; DC 'Pay-to-Play' Local Politics
MONROE COUNTY, Florida: Trapping feral cats in the Florida Keys is not universally loved by local residents but many local officials insist their moves to keep the feral cat population under control are absolutely a necessity to protect natural refuges ...
Managers: Trapping program helping at refugesKeysNews.com (registration)

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:55:07 GMT

NBC 6 South Florida

Man Dancing Naked on Roadside Arrested in Florida Keys
NBC 6 South Florida
A 60-year-old man who was dancing in the nude on the side of a Florida Keys highway was arrested late Sunday, authorities said. Marino Sanchez was was arrested for indecent exposure after he was spotted at the entrance to the Marathon Government ...
Man arrested after dancing naked along US 1Florida Keys Keynoter
Dancing nude man arrested in MarathonMiamiHerald.com

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:35:31 GMT

Exploring the underwater world of the Florida Keys
Charlotte Observer
For the first half, the science party included Sean Morton, superintendent of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, chief sanctuary scientist Scott Donahue, dive master Brett Stafford, seven scientists from the Florida Fish & Wildlife ...

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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 13:17:07 GMT

Florida Today

Satellites will help observe Florida Keys biodiversity
Florida Today
The Florida Keys is one of four places where NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will partner to establish a prototype system for monitoring marine biodiversity with help from satellite observations. Three demonstration ...

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 23:49:49 GMT


Keys' Rich among South Florida's most wealthy
South Florida is a wealth magnet. The urban corridor from southern Palm Beach County to the Florida Keys is home, at least part time, to 19 billionaires and six millionaires with an estimated net worth of $200 million or more. Many of these 25 success ...

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:59:24 GMT

VIDEO: Cat narrowly escapes gator in Florida Keys
Turn to 10
Video from a surveillance camera in the Florida Keys shows a dramatic life or death confrontation between an alligator and what appears to be a small cat. The surveillance camera is operated by the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuge Complex. It is ...

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:10:19 GMT

Florida Keys Keynoter

Look to the skies -- and elsewhere -- during the annual Florida Keys Birding ...
Florida Keys Keynoter
For a short time each year, the Florida Keys are privy to spectacular natural phenomena that drive thousands of visitors to various points along this 120-mile chain of islands. Tourists of a different sort, these visitors stay only briefly, then make ...
Florida Keys Birding & Wildlife Festival begins TuesdayPalm Beach Post

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:13:47 GMT

Nature World News

Cat Narrowly Escapes Alligator Attack [VIDEO]
Nature World News
An astonishing video from the Florida Keys shows a curious domestic cat almost becoming a late-night snack after narrowly escaping an attack from a hungry alligator. Infrared footage, shot from a camera trap in the National Key Deer Wildlife Refuge ...
Suspenseful Video: Alligator Attacks Scaredy CatYahoo News

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 21:03:37 GMT

Wicked Local Somerville

The Florida Keys' Best Key Lime Pies
Wicked Local Somerville
Key lime pie is king on the Florida Keys—just about every pastel-hued establishment along the scenic Overseas Highway advertises a unique take. So how many ways can a Key lime pie be flipped, enhanced and tweaked? Well, by the calculations of David ...

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 04:51:02 GMT

Bradenton Herald

It's cat-dog! Florida Keys feline gets blood transfusion from canine
Bradenton Herald
A Key West cat has some bark in its blood following a blood transfusion -- from a dog -- last month. On Sept. 16, Dr. Sean Perry from the Marathon Veterinary Hospital conducted the lifesaving transfusion on Buttercup, an orange tabby, using dog's blood.
Cat Gets Lifesaving Blood Transfusion ... From a DogABC News
Cat saved by blood transfusion from dogKRDO

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:04:52 GMT


A Rare But Iconic Florida Keys Bird Flies In For A Visit
If there is an iconic bird for the Florida Keys, the Key West quail-dove is it. The bird was named, and painted, by John James Audubon during his 1832 visit to the island chain. "I have taken upon myself to name this species the Key West pigeon, and ...

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:17:34 GMT

Three Florida Keys pumpkin patches open this weekend
Florida Keys Keynoter
Three Florida Keys pumpkin patches open this weekend. By KEYSINFONET. October 1, 2014. 2014-10-01T14:44:13Z. KEYSINFONET. Facebook Twitter Google Plus Reddit E-mail Print. Pumpkin patches are set up in Tavernier, on Big Pine Key and in Key ...
Following the Coastal Cleanup, Big Pine beach looks greatKeysNet

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:54:47 GMT


UFO sighting from Florida Keys while aboard a Carnival cruise ship
A new UFO sighting has everyone talking today. This one happened while off the coast of the Florida Keys aboard a Carnival cruise ship. On Friday, Third Phase of the Moon went to their YouTube channel to share the new video. In this clip, they say that ...

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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:32:12 GMT

Hotel Investors Find Treasure in the Florida Keys
The hottest hotel market in America may be at the lowest point on the map. As tourists flock to the Florida Keys, home to the southernmost geography in the United States, real estate investors are following, in search of a piece of the booming island ...

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:15:25 GMT

Knoxville daily sun

Disabled veterans fish Florida Keys
Knoxville daily sun
More than a year ago at another PHWFF event, Larry Kendzior (veteran, Florida Keys resident, recreational angler and supporter of PHWFF) met Bill Coyne, PHWFF's Tennessee Valley Regional Coordinator. Not far into the conversation, Larry said to Bill, ...

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:31:12 GMT

Huffington Post (blog)

7 Florida Beaches Locals Want to Keep Secret
Huffington Post (blog)
2) Bahia Honda State Park: Key West gets all the glory, but it's not the only island in the the Lower Florida Keys that's worth writing home about. Travelers seeking a destination that's more family-friendly or romantic (read: quiet) can experience the ...

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:20:52 GMT

Key West News


Fantasy Fest 2014 marches in to Key West
Most of the tens of thousands of revelers dressed in elaborate costumes and/or covered in body paint who come each year to Key West's biggest party are just looking for a good time. The cops say their job is to make sure the “controlled chaos” doesn't ...
10-day Fantasy Fest underway in Key WestWKMG Orlando
Fantasy Fest is relatively tame for police patrolsBradenton Herald
Fantasy Fest Celebrates 'Animeted Dreams & Adventures'CBS Local
CT Post
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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:16:36 GMT

New exhibit highlights native Key West artists
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) -- A new exhibit in Key West celebrates artists born on the Florida island known for its eclectic people and tropical surroundings. "Native Sons and Daughters" opened Saturday at The Gallery on Greene and will run for two weeks.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:27:44 GMT

CBS Local

Zombie Bike Ride Takes Over Key West
CBS Local
KEY WEST (CBSMiami/FKNB) — Zombies could be seen around Key West Sunday and they were pedaling bicycles. It was part of the city's annual Zombie Bike Ride. The ride began at 6 p.m. and the troute takes participants along the Atlantic Ocean down ...

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:56:49 GMT

Green, relay team set new Key West High swim records
Two Key West High boys swim records fell during Wednesday's meet against Marathon at the Florida Keys Community College pool. Senior Isaiah Green swam the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:02.74, breaking the record of 1:02.99 Luke Knight set in 2006.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 04:58:08 GMT

Allowing greater building height limit goes to Key West voters
Key West residents will be allowed to have taller buildings if voters pass a Nov. 4 referendum asking if property owners should be allowed to raise their buildings a maximum of four feet above Federal Emergency Management Agency flood levels.

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 04:58:08 GMT

Key West takes initial step to regulate medical marijuana
Florida Keys Keynoter
The Miami-based Florida Medical Marijuana Treatment Center Institute hosts one-day seminars on the money-making end of medical marijuana. Founder Daniel Curtis said Key West's moratorium on medical marijuana zoning gives residents time to discuss a ...

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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 19:58:43 GMT


Report: Tidal flooding to be more frequent in Miami, Key West as seas rise
Using data collected earlier this year in the White House's National Climate Assessment, the Union of Concerned Scientists looked at Miami and Key West, along with 50 other communities deemed vulnerable to rising seas driven by climate change. By 2030 ...
When sea levels rise, high tides will spill into communities far more often ...Washington Post
Study: Daily floods could hit East Coast cities by 2045Chicago Tribune
Miami 'ground zero' for flooding, needs major infrastructure changes, study saysSouth Florida Business Journal
Nature World News -Environment & Energy Publishing
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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 04:01:19 GMT

Key West manager Scholl up for renewal Tuesday
Under the resolution, a Key West one-day pass would cost $4, a Lower Keys Shuttle (it runs between Key West and Marathon) one-day pass would cost $8 and a Superpass, for use on both the Lower Keys Shuttle and within Key West, would be $12. However ...

Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:08:22 GMT

Wagner sets Key West High cross-country record
Florida Keys Keynoter
In 2004, Zack Black ran a 3.1-mile cross-country race for Key West High School in a record 16 minutes 49 seconds. For 10 years, the record stood, despite challenges from the likes of Zach Harden, Aeschton Tomita, Brock Guzman and Ryan Wagner.

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:59:51 GMT

Festival guests will fill Key West
KeysNews.com (registration)
"We're booked for the weekend, definitely," said Jodi Weinhofer, president of the Lodging Association of the Florida Keys and Key West. "There may be a few, scattered rooms available midweek, but otherwise, we're hearing that most places are full, and ...

Sun, 12 Oct 2014 04:26:15 GMT

Key West planning director calling it a career
Florida Keys Keynoter
Key West Planning Director Donald Craig submitted his resignation letter to interim Key West City Manager Jim Scholl and Assistant City Manager Sarah Hannah-Spurlock Tuesday. His last day on the job is Nov. 21. He plans to spend more time with his ...

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:03:35 GMT

Fox News

More details emerge in crash that killed local doctor
Dubuque Telegraph Herald
The pilot of a plane that crashed Monday night in the Key West area was relying on in-cockpit instruments for navigation and was forced to abort his first attempt to land at Dubuque Regional Airport, according to airport officials. Doug Butzier, 59, a ...
UPDATE: U.S. Senate candidate killed in plane crashkwwl.com
Libertarian Senate candidate in Iowa dies in plane crashWashington Post (blog)
IA Senate Candidate Dies in Plane CrashSiouxland Matters

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:02:32 GMT

Florida Frontiers: Key West has served as second capital
Florida Today
"They were literally running the country from Key West, Florida," says Wolz. "He actually was enacting legislation from this site. It all reads 'The White House, U.S. Naval Station, Key West, Florida.' So, Harry Truman is our first president to realize ...

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 02:35:18 GMT

Key West swimmers win two more meets
Florida Keys Keynoter
Following up their victories in the Monroe County championships, the Key West High boys and girls swim teams won two more meets last weekend at the Florida Keys Community College pool. On Friday, against Monsignor Pace, the boys team won, 124-45, ...

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:59:51 GMT

Key West hotel looks for approval for Old Town redevelopment
The Key West Planning Board will review the proposed redevelopment of the Spindrift Hotel at 1212 Simonton St. at its meeting Thursday. Plans call for the demolition and reconstruction of 22 hotel rooms. Three additional parking spaces, up from nine ...

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:36:52 GMT

Key West man busted in 'moonshine' raid
Bradenton Herald
An online ad offering a "moonshine still" for $375 left a Key West man with a legal hangover. Customers answering the Craigslist ad posted by Jeremy R. Carr, 39, last week actually were undercover agents of the state Division of Alcoholic Beverages and ...

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:30:48 GMT

CBS Local

Thousands Of Bikers Expected For Key West Poker Run
CBS Local
A biker parks his motorcycle amid others on Duval Street in Key West, Fla., Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, during the Key West Poker Run. By nightfall Saturday, Sept. 20, thousands of bikers are expected to have made the trek down the Florida Keys Overseas ...
Motorcyclists hog streets of Key West for Poker Run (Video)Eyes On News

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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:09:25 GMT

CBS Local

Coast Guard Officer Faces Court Martial In Key West
CBS Local
KEY WEST (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard petty officer accused of accosting a couple of tourists in Key West will face a court martial proceeding on Monday. Petty Officer Michael Gold, 40, groping a woman and then assaulting her husband outside a bar last ...
Coast Guard court-martial over Key West assaultNavyTimes.com
Coast Guard petty officer faces court-martial in alleged Key West assaultLocal 10

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 15:21:06 GMT

Key West wins county swimming championship again
Florida Keys Keynoter
The Key West High swim teams dominated the annual county championships on a golden Wednesday afternoon at the Florida Keys Community College pool. The Conch girls amassed 199 points, ahead of Marathon (169) and Coral Shores (111), while the ...

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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 14:50:12 GMT

Key West Food Trucks Get New Rules Proposal
When two new eateries on wheels opened in Key West this year, the city's code enforcement officers cited them, saying they had not received approval to operate in the historic district known as Old Town. But a magistrate dismissed those cases, because ...

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:18:49 GMT

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