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Creatures of the Florida Keys
Ocala
Activities for visitors to the Florida Keys range from snorkeling, boating and fishing to bar-hopping in Key West at sunset. You don't even have to leave your car to enjoy the tranquil scenery of water and sky on either side of the toll-free Florida ...

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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 04:18:45 GMT


Indian tribes in the Florida Keys, part 2
KeysNet
Information about the aboriginal Indians of the Florida Keys comes from two primary sources. The first, the physical evidence, was left behind by Indians who called these islands home over a millennium ago. The second comes from early European ...


Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:52:26 GMT


MiamiHerald.com

Popular Florida Keys guide, Capt. Skip Bradeen, celebrates 50 years of ...
MiamiHerald.com
Capt. Skip Bradeen plunges his forearms into a stinky vat of sand, chum and oats on the transom of his 48-foot charter boat Blue Chip Too. After shaping a chum ball around a piece of cut ballyhoo, Bradeen tosses the messy bomblet overboard and shouts, ...


Mon, 31 Mar 2014 04:36:38 GMT


SunHerald.com

Florida Keys includes shipwrecks, diving museums
SunHerald.com
KEY WEST, Fla. — From the treasures of a 1622 shipwreck to 4,000 years of diving history, more than a dozen museums are spread across the more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) of islands that make up the Florida Keys. Besides the water and sky views on ...

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Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:51:33 GMT


Florida Keys feature more than a dozen museums
The Detroit News
From the treasures of a 1622 shipwreck to 4,000 years of diving history, more than a dozen museums are spread across the more than 100 miles of islands that make up the Florida Keys. Besides the water and sky views on either side of the toll-free ...


Sat, 12 Apr 2014 05:04:41 GMT


KeysNet

Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall visits Key Largo
MiamiHerald.com
KEY LARGO -- Before the official opening of “The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall” at the Key Largo Community Park, four boys goofing off in the area called “hallowed ground” came face-to-face with a 66-year-old Vietnam vet who walked with a cane.
3 more days to see Vietnam veterans wallKeysNews.com (registration)

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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 13:10:47 GMT


New Mexico man dies while diving off Florida Keys
Bradenton Herald
ISLAMORADA, Fla. — Authorities say a New Mexico man has died while diving off the Florida Keys. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office reports that 55-year-old Stephen Benavidez, of Albuquerque, N.M., and his wife were participating in a three-day dive ...

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Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:50:02 GMT


Forums talk water quality in Everglades
KeysNews.com (registration)
The forums are held as federal and state officials are in the middle of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Project, and the Florida Keys have embarked on a series of ambitious wastewater and canal restoration projects. A 2007 study, funded by the ...


Sun, 13 Apr 2014 05:21:22 GMT


MiamiHerald.com

LGBT-rights film to be screened in Key West
MiamiHerald.com
The Day It Snowed In Miami, a documentary about the LGBT-rights movement presented by the Miami Herald Media Company and WPBT2, will be screened Wednesday at the San Carlos Institute in Key West. A reception begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, ...

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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 02:26:45 GMT


Netflix about to start new series starring the Keys
MiamiHerald.com
A new television series with no name but a star-studded cast will begin shooting soon in the Florida Keys. The 13-episode drama commissioned by Netflix stars Kyle Chandler, an Emmy-winner for Friday Night Lights, and Oscar-winner Sissy Spacek. Shooting ...

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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:05:48 GMT


Enter to Win A Family Fun Florida Keys Getaway
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
The Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Marathon Florida, is throwing an exciting Facebook contest that will provide the winner with a fun-filled vacation for up to four people. People who enter the "Florida Keys Fun Family Getaway Contest" on Facebook will ...

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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:19:42 GMT


NBC 6 South Florida

Florida Keys Woman Tried to Strangle Boy With Belt: Deputies
NBC 6 South Florida
A Florida Keys woman was arrested after authorities say she tried to strangle a 10-year-old boy with a belt. Ada Orellana Dubon, 31, was arrested on an aggravated battery on a child charge late Monday night, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office said. She ...
Florida Keys woman charged with trying to strangle boy, 10, with beltBradenton Herald

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Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:23:36 GMT


Florida Keys Keynoter

Florida Keys creatures: Fish, birds, 6-toed cats
Colorado Springs Gazette
In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, OD, a 320-pound green sea turtle lifts his head to breathe in a transition pool at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital Wednesday, July 24, 2013, in Marathon, Fla. Because of an irreparable ...
EDITORIAL: Keys couple should be applauded for helping lead the fight to kill ...Insurance News Net (press release)
100 miles of historyFlorida Keys includes shipwrecks, diving museumsPress of Atlantic City
Scott Burns: A new economic indicator says don't worry, be happyDenton Record Chronicle

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Sat, 05 Apr 2014 23:02:40 GMT


Vietnam Wall Replica On Display In Key Largo
CBS Local
KEY LARGO (CBSMiami/Florida Keys News Bureau) – Florida Keys visitors will see more than turquoise water and palm trees on their Key Largo visit. They can see a 3/5 scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.. The Vietnam ...


Fri, 11 Apr 2014 03:16:23 GMT


'Two Original Collections — One Unique Exhibit' at the Florida Keys History ...
MiamiHerald.com
It opened this week at the Florida Keys History & Discovery Center at the Islander Resort in Islamorada. The exhibit showcases more than 70 pieces — 15 by Sonntag and the remainder by nine of the Highwaymen, including the only Highwaywoman, Mary ...

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:38:39 GMT


New York Daily News

KC fugitive wanted for 18 years found in Florida Keys
Kansas City Star
KC fugitive wanted for 18 years found in Florida Keys. Updated: 2014-03-22T18:16:03Z. March 22. A Kansas City woman who fled sentencing 18 years ago for payroll check fraud was apprehended Friday on a houseboat in the Florida Keys. More News ...
Woman hiding from feds for 18 years found in Key WestKeysNews.com (registration)
18-year federal fugitive found, arrested on Key West houseboatKeysNet

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Sat, 22 Mar 2014 18:02:19 GMT


New York Times

7 Mile Bridge will close to traffic while 1500 participate in annual Bridge Run
The Republic
MARATHON, Florida — A South Florida college student has won the men's title during a foot race over the Florida Keys Overseas Highway's longest bridge. Josh Peterson of Boca Raton, Florida, ran 39 minutes and 44 seconds Saturday, the best time among ...
7 Mile Bridge to close during Keys' foot raceNaples Daily News
In the Keys, New Plans for an Old BridgeNEWS.GNOM.ES

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Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:12:53 GMT


SunHerald.com

Popular Florida Keys guide celebrates 50 years of catching fish
SunHerald.com
MIAMI -- Capt. Skip Bradeen plunges his forearms into a stinky vat of sand, chum and oats on the transom of his 48-foot charter boat Blue Chip Too. After shaping a chum ball around a piece of cut ballyhoo, Bradeen tosses the messy bomblet overboard and ...

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Sun, 06 Apr 2014 05:02:16 GMT


MiamiHerald.com

Keys house tumbles from crane, crushes boat
MiamiHerald.com
Bill Daniels, owner of Modular Homes of the Florida Keys, said no one was hurt in Friday's toppling and that human error didn't cause the house to fall. He sold the house to the Worthingtons and it was being put in place using a Key West Welding and ...


Sun, 23 Mar 2014 17:20:26 GMT


Washington Post

Police: Secret Service agent caused March 7 crash in South Florida before ...
Washington Post
Reyes tried to cross both lanes of Highway 1, the beach road that runs the length of the Florida Keys, to enter the resort. The van was struck on the side by a fully loaded Publix Supermarkets trailer truck. The trooper who responded to the accident ...
Secret Service agents in South Florida for Obama visit had traffic accidentMcClatchy Washington Bureau

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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:37:30 GMT

Key West News



Boston Globe

Seeking the Key West of yore
Boston Globe
STOCK ISLAND, Fla. — By old-timers' lights, Key West lost its edge long ago. Granted, feral chickens still roam the streets and dart between the stiletto-heeled legs of drag queens. But the Key West immortalized by writers from Hemingway to Tom ...


Sun, 13 Apr 2014 05:10:50 GMT


Key West police say Texas woman prioritized beer over children
Florida Keys Keynoter
Key West police responded to the Inn at Key West on North Roosevelt Boulevard around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday where an apparently intoxicated Simon was in the lobby, according to a police report. The kids, at this point, had been reunited with their mother.


Sun, 13 Apr 2014 07:58:52 GMT


MiamiHerald.com

LGBT-rights film to be screened in Key West
MiamiHerald.com
The Day It Snowed In Miami, a documentary about the LGBT-rights movement presented by the Miami Herald Media Company and WPBT2, will be screened Wednesday at the San Carlos Institute in Key West. A reception begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, ...

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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 02:26:45 GMT


Underwater combat school in Key West marks 50 years of training special ...
The Republic
KEY WEST, Florida — An underwater combat training school in Key West is marking its 50th anniversary. The Army Special Forces Underwater Operations School boasts a $10 million complex with a modern training pool and 50-foot dive tower, as well as ...

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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:09:01 GMT


Family of man who died in custody sues Key West
MiamiHerald.com
The family of a Michigan man who died at a hospital while in police custody has sued the city of Key West in federal court, claiming excessive force killed the unarmed man and that officers conspired to cover up the death. The lawsuit filed Friday says ...


Sat, 12 Apr 2014 18:15:15 GMT


Family of Michigan man who died in custody sues Key West
The Detroit News
The family of a Michigan man who died at a hospital while in police custody has sued the city of Key West in federal court, claiming excessive force killed the unarmed man and that officers conspired to cover up the death. The lawsuit filed Friday says ...

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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:22:02 GMT


KeysNet

Family of man who died after Key West police stop sues, claiming wrongful death
KeysNet
The family of Charles Eimers, who died after Key West police pulled him over in a traffic stop, has sued the city and 12 police officers for what it claims is a wrongful death due to excessive force. The law firm of Horan, Wallace and Higgins filed the ...


Sat, 12 Apr 2014 02:59:07 GMT


Vandenberg exceeds expectations for coral growth
Bradenton Herald
KEY WEST, Fla. — Five years after being sunk in the waters off Key West, a former military ship is exceeding expectations for promoting coral growth. The Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg was sunk as an artificial reef in 2009. Project organizer Joe Weatherby ...

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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 08:03:38 GMT


KeysNet

Two arrested, face numerous felonies in vandalism of dozens of autos in Key West
KeysNet
As part of the investigation, Key West Police Department detectives executed a search warrant at 1211 Packer St. They found 24 vehicle antennas and 59 vehicle emblems, city spokeswoman Alyson Crean says. Charged are Maxwell Wyatt Hjerpe and Phillip ...

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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 21:02:29 GMT


Florida Keys Keynoter

Get a taste of Key West at sampling banquet
Florida Keys Keynoter
Culinary arts are at center stage April 14 during the 19th annual Taste of Key West, an outdoor event where foodies can sample dishes from more than 50 local restaurants and caterers. Scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m., the Taste is at the Truman Waterfront ...


Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:08:07 GMT


Two dozen autos vandalized in Key West neighborhood, cops get image of ...
Florida Keys Keynoter
KEY WEST POLICE. Key West police are looking for help identifying two people suspected of vandalizing at least 24 autos overnight Tuesday. Police spokeswoman Alyson Crean said the duo, caught on home security video, slashed tires, broke windows and ...


Sat, 12 Apr 2014 14:07:53 GMT


KeysNet

Old Town Key West residents give commissioner an earful about Peary Court ...
KeysNet
People living near Key West's Peary Court housing complex, which will undergo a major redevelopment, have decidedly different views on how the development should be done. One of the main issues is whether the 24-acre Peary Court should blend in with ...


Sat, 12 Apr 2014 14:00:53 GMT


This Key West Bar Is an Ex-Morgue With Bodies Still Buried in It
Huffington Post
Ernest Hemingway, Truman Capote, Shel Silverstein, Tennessee Williams and the Mayor of Margaritaville himself, Jimmy Buffet, have all enjoyed a drink (or 8) at Captain Tony's Saloon in Key West, Fla. What the tourist guide books often fail to note when ...

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Fri, 04 Apr 2014 23:00:26 GMT


New York Daily News

Fugitive wanted for 18 years found on house boat in Key West
CBS News
A check of computer records showed a woman by the name of Harris was living at an address in the Hilton Haven neighborhood of Key West. She had a 1994 Honda with a Florida tag, and had obtained a Florida driver's license in 2006 which expired in 2012.
Woman Hiding for 18 Years Found in Key WestNBCNews.com
Florida authorities find fugitive living on Key West houseboatNew York Daily News
18-year federal fugitive found, arrested on Key West houseboatKeysNet
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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 15:39:16 GMT


MiamiHerald.com

Former Key West cop jailed on two felonies alleging child sex abuse
MiamiHerald.com
Henry Arroyo, a former Key West Police Department resource officer at Key West High School, was arrested Monday on two felony counts of lewd and lascivious behavior for allegedly molesting a child younger than 12. Arroyo, 41, resigned from the ...
Former Key West police officer accused of molesting girlLocal 10
Former Key West Police Officer Arrested for Molesting a Minor: FDLENBC 6 South Florida
Former Key West cop accused of child molestationKeysNews.com (registration)

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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:26:46 GMT


15 members of the Key West track team advance to the regionals
Florida Keys Keynoter
The Key West High School track team will be represented by three pole vaulters, two distance runners, a sprinter, a hurdler, a discus thrower and two relay teams at this coming Wednesday's 2A regional meet at the Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar. In all ...


Sat, 12 Apr 2014 14:07:53 GMT


Key West Songwriter's Festival Set for May 7 Through 11
Artistdirect.com
The writers behind some of America's hottest contemporary hits are to perform in casual island settings Wednesday through Sunday, May 7-11, during the 19th annual Key West Songwriter's Festival. More than 180 performing songwriters are to take the ...


Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:02:27 GMT


MiamiHerald.com

Fatal pummeling in Key West: Fantasy Fest murder trial begins Monday
MiamiHerald.com
Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in the first-degree murder trial of Peter Erik Hedvall, accused of killing a man during Fantasy Fest 2011 in Key West. Hedvall, 28, is accused of murdering Jonathon Alvarado, a former server at La Trattoria ...
Murder trial set for MondayKeysNews.com (registration)

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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 13:18:59 GMT


Fugitive's 18-Year Run Ends On Key West Houseboat
Huffington Post
A woman who fled federal authorities 18 years ago was arrested Friday in Key West when documents showing her real name got shuffled among bogus forms of identification. Acting on a lead from the Secret Service, detectives in the Monroe County sheriff's ...


Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:19:02 GMT


Key West woman finds man next to her bed, beats him with vacuum
Bradenton Herald
A Key West man remains jailed following his arrest for allegedly breaking into a house on Frances Street -- and taking a seat next to a woman who lives there while she slept. Frances Street and the area around the Key West Cemetery in Old Town has ...


Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:30:06 GMT


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