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CBS Local

July 4th Fun In The Florida Keys
CBS Local
Free admission to view the boats and meet drivers and crews from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the race village dry pits at the Florida Keys Marathon Airport, mile marker (MM) 51 bayside. Race day is Sunday with free general race ...
Celebrate Independence Day in Florida KeysFTNnews.com
FWC requests public feedbackKeysNews.com (registration)

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:55:27 GMT

NBC 6 South Florida

'Pirate' Fired Pistols on Florida Keys Bridge: Deputies
NBC 6 South Florida
A man dressed in full pirate costume was arrested after firing his guns on the old Seven Mile Bridge in the Florida Keys Monday night, authorities said. Jamie Don Spering, 58, is charged with disorderly conduct following his arrest in Marathon ...
Jamie Spering: Man dressed as pirate arrested in Florida KeysWPTV.com
Gun Toting 'Pirate' Arrested in Florida KeysPatch.com
Florida Keys cops responding to shots fired find an armed 'pirate' in full dressBradenton Herald

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:11:55 GMT

Miami Herald

'The Guardian of the Upper Keys' plays critical role in South Florida
Miami Herald
The station works in cooperation and shares areas of responsibility with several local, state and federal agencies in the patrolling the waters of the Everglades National Park, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, and 12 separate Sanctuary ...

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 01:43:31 GMT

NBC 6 South Florida

Chilling 911 Call Released in Fatal Florida Keys House Fire
NBC 6 South Florida
The frantic 911 call from a young Florida Keys woman whose mother and two siblings were killed in a house fire was released Tuesday. The chilling call, made by 19-year-old Courtney Shores, was made as the fire enguled the home of her mother, ...
Daughter makes frantic 911 call in fatal Florida Keys house fireLocal 10
Mother, 2 children die in Florida Keys house fire; teen son hospitalized7Online WSVN-TV
Mother and two young children killed in Florida Keys house fireMiami Herald
WTSP 10 News -CBS Local
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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:00:02 GMT

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Photo Essay: Florida Keys Overseas Highway
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Such praise for Florida's famed Overseas Highways––in Reader's Digest coffee table book The Most Scenic Drives in America, no less––inspired me to rent a car in Miami and drive to the Florida Keys this May. I am grateful I did. The drive from North Key ...

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 04:01:34 GMT

Realtor.com News

Island Retreat: A Tropical Tiny House in the Other Florida Keys
Realtor.com News
The place is centrally located in Cedar Key, part of a cluster of small islands in the Gulf of Mexico farther north than their famous cousins the Florida Keys. Your primary neighbors are other islands. “There is another little island within sight and ...

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 04:22:18 GMT

Palm Beach Post

A new hotel opens in Key Largo, photo contest to seize Keys getaway
Palm Beach Post
The chance to win a Florida Keys vacation is the big draw in the #SeizeTheKeys photo contest, which launched June 22. The contest encourages people to share photos of themselves interacting with their environment and exploring the outdoors.

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 19:39:13 GMT

Gay Star News

REVIEW: Marker 88, Islamorada, Florida Keys
Gay Star News
(I was dining al fresco, bare feet on a sandy beach, at Marker 88 in the gorgeous Florida Keys). Not wanting to be rude and perhaps galvanized by the deep orange beauty of the sunset, I gave the dish a try. Herein I discovered the best beef I've ever ...

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:21:51 GMT


Authors love their Chile, Florida Keys and Stephen King
The Florida Keys. Up for spending an entire day cataloging all the ways the summer sun feels against your skin? Down for doing nothing yet falling into your bed at night with the satisfaction that only comes of a day well spent? The Keys have been ...

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 04:07:16 GMT

Local 10

Man's badly decomposed body found on sailboat in Florida Keys
Local 10
A 39-year-old man's body was found badly decomposed on a sailboat Thursday morning near Key West, Monroe County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin said. The discovery was made after a man heard a dog barking continuously from a nearby ...
Deputies: Body found on sailboat near Wisteria Island in lower Florida KeysThe Republic
Handless body found on sailboat; dog apparently chewed it offMiami Herald
Man found dead aboard sailboat near Wisteria IslandKeysNews.com (registration)

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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 20:50:39 GMT

NBC 6 South Florida

Man Allegedly Shot, Killed Endangered Key Deer in Florida Keys
NBC 6 South Florida
A man was arrested for shooting and killing an endangered Key Deer in the Florida Keys, authorities said Monday. Grant Wilson, 33, was charged with killing a protected species, a third-degree felony, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office and ...
Man charged with killing protected Key deer that was eating his plantsMiami Herald
Big Pine man charged with shooting to death federally protected Key deerKeysNet
Man charged in deer shootingKeysNews.com (registration)
WLRN -WESH Orlando
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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 21:42:55 GMT

NBC 6 South Florida

Divers Plant Staghorn Coral in Florida Keys to Mark World Oceans Day
NBC 6 South Florida
Volunteers with the Coral Restoration Foundation swim to a planting site with staghorn coral clippings on a coral reef in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Monday, June 8, 2015, off Key Largo, Fla. About 70 CRF divers are endeavoring to plant ...
Divers plant staghorn coral in Florida KeysWKMG Orlando
Florida Keys Celebrates World Oceans Day with Coral 'Plantapalooza'CBS Local

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Mon, 08 Jun 2015 20:41:45 GMT

New Times Broward-Palm Beach

Florida Beer: Hog Fish Amber Ale by Florida Keys Brewing
New Times Broward-Palm Beach
Florida Keys Brewing Co. is located at 200 Morada Way in Islamorada. Its beers are currently available onsite. Doug Fairall is a craft beer blogger who focuses on Florida beers, and has been a homebrewer since 2010. For beer things in your Twitter feed ...

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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:45:18 GMT

Miami Herald

Nightclub singer, lodge owner and longtime Keys School Board member dies at 93
Miami Herald
She performed on Broadway and sang at the Hour Glass nightclub before moving to the Florida Keys in 1947 with her husband, Tex. The two owned and operated the Grassy Key Lodge until 1960, when Hurricane Donna ripped through the property. The land ...

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:26:27 GMT

FWC Needs Help Collecting Reptiles And Amphibians in Florida Keys
South Dade News Leader (subscription)
Little recent information is available on the distribution and abundance of native reptiles and amphibians in the Florida Keys. Species of particular interest are the Florida Keys mole skink, Key ringneck snake, rim rock crowned snake, brown snake ...
ON THE LOOKOUT: State seeks public input on secretive crittersKeysNews.com (registration)

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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 15:53:43 GMT

GM mosquitoes that could reduce illness in Florida Keys face public opposition
Genetic Literacy Project
The state agency that controls mosquitos in the Florida Keys is awaiting approval from the federal government of a trial release of Oxitec's genetically modified mosquitos to prevent a recurrence of a dengue fever outbreak. But some people in the Keys ...

Fri, 05 Jun 2015 15:01:02 GMT

Palm Beach Post

7 best dive bars in the Florida Keys
Palm Beach Post
A drink in an open air bar at sunset is one of the reasons we go to the Florida Keys. Throw in some salty history, fried bar snacks and locals with yarns to tell (with a garnish of live music) and you've got a refreshing concoction known as a Keys dive ...

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 10:04:56 GMT

Homestead man arrested in Florida Keys
Miami Herald
A tip leads to arrest on Miami murder warrant. A Homestead man wanted on murder charges has been arrested following a tip to the Monroe County Sheriff's office. Steve Singleton, 33, was arrested Friday night in Tavernier. At the time of his arrest ...

Sun, 21 Jun 2015 13:26:25 GMT

Upper Keys woman injured in boat crash
Florida Keys Keynoter
She runs her own graphic design and marketing company with clients that have included the Florida Keys Electric Cooperative and the Key Largo Chamber of Commerce. She also serves as a board member of the United Way of Florida Keys. "Nikki is a ...

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:49:39 GMT

State asks Keys residents for help collecting reptile data
Biologists from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission say they need help evaluating the status of the Florida Keys mole skink, Key ringneck snake, rim rock crowned snake, brown snake, ribbon snake, red rat snake and the striped mud turtle.

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 02:23:11 GMT

Key West News

Miami Herald

Five-hour standoff at Key West inn ends with no suspect
Miami Herald
After more than five hours in a standoff with what they thought was an armed person holding a hostage, Key West police entered the building and found ... nothing. The drama ended at 2 a.m. Thursday when officers entered a Duval Street bed and breakfast ...
Key West police dealing with possible armed suspect with hostage on Duval StreetKeysNet
Police shut down Duval Street over report of armed personKeysNews.com (registration)

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:04:26 GMT

Miami Herald

Plane service from Key West to Cuba might add third weekly flight
Miami Herald
Havana Air Chief Executive Officer David Nesslein said this week that the eventual goal is to provide daily service between Key West International Airport and Jose Martí International Airport in Havana. The Miami-based company is a government-licensed ...

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:52:36 GMT

New York Times

$2.9 Million Homes in Key West, Dallas and South Carolina
New York Times
KEY WEST, FLA. WHAT: A clapboard house with three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, plus a one-bedroom guesthouse. HOW MUCH: $2,900,000. SIZE: 2,177 square feet total. PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT: $1,332. SETTING: The turreted house is ...

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:59:10 GMT


Buffalo meets Key West in new series of paintings
Sloane, whose work hangs in two Key West Galleries, focuses on her “pride of place” in Western New York and the Florida Keys. According to a release from the Jewish Community Center, it shows “Keys conch cottages next to mansard-roofed Buffalo homes, ...

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 04:20:55 GMT


Havana Air Eyes Expanded Charter Service Between Key West, Cuba
Growing demand for air travel between Key West, Florida and Havana, Cuba has Havana Air CEO David Nesslein taking aim at offering daily service between the two destinations at some point in the future. According to Anthony Cave of the Miami Herald, ...

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:47:17 GMT


Key West Cracking Down On Ride-Sharing Services
Uber has been operating in Florida for more than a year, despite complaints from taxi drivers and, in some places, public officials. Credit Graphic by Uber. Color darkened by WLRN for clarity. Key West will start arresting drivers for ride-sharing ...
Taxi drivers protest against Uber in Miami7Online WSVN-TV

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:44:54 GMT

Key West says it's cracking down on Uber, doesn't get specific
Florida Keys Keynoter
"It is unconscionable that [Key West] would seek to limit safe, reliable transportation ahead of one of the deadliest weekends of the year for drunk driving-related incidents. We hope the city will reconsider and work with us on a sensible, modern ...

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:16:30 GMT


Key West Fire Dept. raising money for grain bin rescue equipment
The Key West Fire Department has put out a call for help to raise money to buy grain bin rescue equipment. Although they're a small community, the fire department covers a 96 square mile area of southern Dubuque County. The nearest department with the ...

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:41:00 GMT

Local 10

Hundreds of people in Key West celebrate same-sex marriage ruling
Local 10
"We were the first couple to get a ruling overturning the ban (in Florida) on same-sex marriage; we were the first couple to be actually married here in Monroe County, in Key West -- and we are so happy that everybody has the freedom to marry across ...
Key West Celebrates Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage RulingCBS Local
Joy in the Keys following same-sex marriage rulingFlorida Keys Keynoter
Supreme Court says they do to same-sex marriageKeysNet

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Sat, 27 Jun 2015 00:27:15 GMT

Ohio man biking to Key West to raise awareness
Gadsden Times
Ohio man biking to Key West to raise awareness. Charles Veley rides down Meighan Boulevard through Gadsden. Veley says he's met many kind people on his journey through the South. Eric T. Wright | Gadsden Times. By Greg Bailey Times Associate Editor ...

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:29:13 GMT

Miami New Times

Princess Diaries Author Meg Cabot Talks Feminism, Star Wars, and Key West
Miami New Times
If you're familiar with the New York Times bestseller lists, you've likely heard of Meg Cabot. A bestselling author of books for both adults, tweens, and teens, Cabot has a knack for creating addictive series. From the supernatural-inspired stories of ...
Meg Cabot, queen of 'The Princess Diaries,' launching book tour in Coral GablesSouthFlorida.com

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:08:06 GMT

Yaniz seeking a second term on the Key West City Commission
Key West City Commissioner Tony Yaniz said Tuesday that he plans to seek a second term as the city's District 4 commissioner. The Cuban-American, who has been on the commission since 2011, last year considered a run for mayor against Mayor Craig ...
Mixed reactions to city survey presentationKeysNews.com (registration)

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:06:32 GMT

Crain's Detroit Business (blog)

Jimmy Buffett turns Detroit's new West Riverfront Park into Motown Key West
Crain's Detroit Business (blog)
If you're in the seats near the stage for a Jimmy Buffett concert, the peril of having your face buried in your cell phone to text or upload photos is that a beach ball likely will smack you while you're not paying attention. I witnessed that hilarious ...

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 22:41:17 GMT

Key West police officer charged with domestic battery, is jailed
Florida Keys Keynoter
Key West police officer Nicholas Galbo apparently was on the other side of the law Tuesday night. Galbo, 32, was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor count of battery after a domestic dispute with his live-in girlfriend, Ashlynn Leighann Jones, 18, ...
Police oversight board clears Key West officer in TasingKeysNet

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:04:15 GMT

Sun Caps take second place in Key West Craze tourney en route to Cooperstown
KeysNews.com (registration)
KEY WEST — The Key West Sun Caps team put its best foot forward on the road from Key West to Cooperstown with a second-place finish over the weekend in the USSSA Key West Craze youth baseball tournament at the Clayton Sterling Baseball Complex.

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 04:44:16 GMT

Promech Air also owns Key West company
KeysNews.com (registration)
While the name of the pilot has not been released, Green confirmed that the pilot was never an employee of the Key West site. The plane, a Havilland DHC-3 Otter, is the same aircraft used by Key West Seaplane Adventures. The company has a fleet of six ...

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 04:35:56 GMT

Buffalo News

Transplanted Buffalonians find a connection in Key West
Buffalo News
KEY WEST, Fla. – When you've made the move from Buffalo to Key West, where do you go for vacation? Buffalo in the summer, of course, for the best weather of both worlds. Behind the scenes in Key West is a thriving community of former Western New ...

Sun, 14 Jun 2015 01:28:55 GMT

Columbus Dispatch

Key West known for its wild side, but offers plenty for kids
Columbus Dispatch
KEY WEST, Fla. — As an aunt, daughter and sister, I carry certain responsibilities on family vacations. I usually drive the rental car to the supermarket for provisions. Take the bed that is farthest from the floor and the bathroom. And play several ...

Sun, 21 Jun 2015 12:56:24 GMT

Two stowaways arrested after being discovered in a barge near Key West
Miami Herald
The case began at 1:31 p.m. on May 5 when the Coast Guard station in Key West received a phone call from the captain of the Bayou Bull who reported that he had observed a person on one of the two barges he was towing to Tampa from the Dominican ...

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 19:46:32 GMT

Key West: Here Be Monsters and… Treasure
MD Magazine
“Once you've seen the ocean bottom paved with gold, you'll never forget it.” Mel Fisher. Key West. “Today's the day!” said Mel Fisher—every day for 16 years. Today was the day, he hoped, that he would find the wreck of the Spanish treasure ship Atocha.

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:36:40 GMT

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