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29 Cuban migrants land in Florida Keys on homemade boat
Fox News
29 Cuban migrants land in Florida Keys on homemade boat. Published September 17, 2014. Associated Press. Facebook0 Twitter0 Email Print. LOGGERHEAD KEY, Fla. – Twenty-nine Cuban migrants have been rescued after reaching land in the Florida ...
29 Cuban migrants reach land in Florida KeysMiamiHerald.com
Invasion of the tegus?KeysNews.com (registration)

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:49:20 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

NBC 6 South Florida

2 in Florida Keys Charged With $300M Vacation Rental Fraud
NBC 6 South Florida
Two people are facing fraud and other charges in the Florida Keys for operating what authorities say was a $300 million vacation rental scheme. Federal prosecutors say Fred Davis Clark Jr. and Cristal Clark committed bank fraud through a company called ...

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:54:15 GMT

Hotel Investors Find Treasure in the Florida Keys
Marketwired (press release)
MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Sep 17, 2014) - 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 ...

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:02:43 GMT

Federal authorities bust $300M Ponzi scheme in Florida Keys
South Florida Business Journal
Two residents of the Florida Keys were indicted for running a $300 million Ponzi scheme that sold investors vacation rental units. Fred Davis Clark Jr. and Cristal R. Clark were charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud and bank fraud for a scheme ...
Feds allege $300-million Ponzi scheme at Cay Clubs ResortsMiamiHerald.com

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:31:43 GMT

Bay News 9

Clearwater woman who died while diving in Florida Keys leaves behind legacy
Bay News 9
A Clearwater woman who died this week while diving offshore in the Florida Keys leaves behind a legacy in Tampa Bay. The 68-year-old started scuba diving back in the 1970's. During that time the underwater was a man's world. Elizabeth “Betsy” Hoaglin ...

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:52:44 GMT

Photo exhibit shows devastation of Florida Keys' Great Labor Day Hurricane of ...
There was little advanced warning 79 years ago when a monster storm with winds approaching 200 mph and a storm surge of up to 18 feet pummeled a 40-mile swath of the Florida Keys, leaving in its wake devastating destruction and death. Today, only a ...

Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:12:22 GMT

Storm shutters stolen up and down Florida Keys
MiamiHerald.com (blog)
Aluminum storm shutters were targeted by thieves in two crimes reported from opposite ends of the Florida Keys last week. Two Key Largo men were arrested Thursday after Monroe County sheriff's deputies found stolen shutters at their Newport Village ...

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:01:20 GMT

Miami New Times (blog)

Florida Keys Children's Shelter staffer accused of transporting two girls who ...
A staff member at the Florida Keys Children's Shelter in Tavernier was arrested on two felonies Wednesday, accused of taking two female shelter clients to Cutler Ridge in Miami-Dade County, where they say they were used for prostitution ...
Sheriff's report: Keys shelter runaways used as prostitutesKeysNews.com (registration)
Children's Shelter Staffer Accused of Driving Two Runaways to Miami to Become ...Miami New Times (blog)

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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:10:09 GMT


Florida Keys Birding & Wildlife Festival Sept. 23-28
Spaces are filling up fast at this year's Florida Keys Birding & Wildlife Festival between Sept. 23rd and 28th, so don't miss out on this exciting and rewarding opportunity to have the experience of a lifetime enjoying the amazing birds and wildlife of ...

Sat, 13 Sep 2014 05:34:31 GMT

Scientists probe secrets of Dry Tortugas
In the remotest part of the Florida Keys, 70 miles west of Key West and accessible only by boat or seaplane, there's an underwater world filled with habitats as happening as Miami's hottest nightclubs. Several species of grouper, snapper and other reef ...

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:34:23 GMT

Modern LED structures gradually replacing lighthouses along barrier reef in ...
But while GPS and high-tech navigational systems have helped mariners know almost exactly where they are on the waters, most of the mariner community and those who manage the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary agreed that some form of lighted ...

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:08:48 GMT

Travel Daily News International

The Carlyle Group (CG) Acquires Two Florida Keys Resorts
StreetInsider.com (subscription)
Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today announced the acquisition of two Florida Keys hotels in Islamorada – the Postcard Inn Beach Resort at Holiday Isle and La Siesta Resort. The two hotels join the Islamorada Resort ...
Carlyle Doubles Down On Islamorada Hotels In Fla. KeysLaw360 (subscription)
Carlyle creates resort companyKeysNews.com (registration)
HOTELS -MarketWatch
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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:33:29 GMT

Florida Keys Keynoter

Man wanted in woman's death kills self on Big Coppitt when police close in
Florida Keys Keynoter
A morbid and bizarre tale of love, abuse and death played out from Miami through the Florida Keys Tuesday, leaving family members reeling and police scurrying hundreds of miles to a crime scene. In the end, Miami police found a body so badly decomposed ...
Ex-Boyfriend in Missing Woman Case Dies: DeputiesNBC 6 South Florida
Missing woman's car found in MiamiLocal 10
Body Found In Trunk Of Missing Woman's Car, “Person Of Interest” DeadCBS Local
Huffington Post
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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:59:22 GMT

Clearwater woman dies while diving in Florida Keys
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
ISLAMORADO, Fla. (AP) — A 68-year old woman from Clearwater has died while diving offshore in the Florida Keys. Monroe County sheriff's officials said Elizabeth Hoaglin was on a boat trip with friends, scuba diving and lobstering in about 10-feet of ...
Clearwater woman dies after diving in Fla. KeysLocal 10

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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 04:53:29 GMT

Dog found shot, bound by duct tape
Rossler drove the dog to the nearby Florida Keys Shooting Club, where a member called both the Sheriff's Office and the Humane Animal Care Coalition, the county's animal control agency in the Upper Keys, the club's president John Sutter said.

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 15:08:15 GMT

NBC 6 South Florida

Florida Keys Teens Arrested For Snapchat-Inspired Robbery
Miami New Times (blog)
Earlier this month 15-year-old Patrick Lopez from the Florida Keys received a video on Snapchat of his cousin holding a large amount of money. Naturally, the boy decided to round up four of his friends and rob his own cousin. On August 12, five boys, ...
5 Florida Keys Teens Arrested After Snapchat Video Leads to BurglaryNBC 6 South Florida

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:51:26 GMT

Police: Murder Suspect Was Headed to Florida Keys
Police: Murder Suspect Was Headed to Florida Keys. Florida police detail how they tracked murder suspect Adam Matos and a young boy, believed to be his son, to a hotel room in Tampa. About Us · Careers · Contact · Privacy Policy – UPDATED · Terms of ...

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 19:11:04 GMT

Waterspouts take a spin in Gulf
First Coast News
If you're looking for waterspouts, head for the Florida Keys, which "are the greatest, natural vortex lab in the world," according to NOAA meteorologist and waterspout expert Joseph Golden. "Waterspouts probably occur more frequently in the Florida ...

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:26:08 GMT

Law | Florida Keys County To Ban Tobacco Use
The Cigar Authority
The Florida Keys which is part of the Monroe County is facing a tobacco ban. The Monroe Country Commission has begun to implement its ban on employees using tobacco products. On Wednesday they will be meeting to approve contracts with two local ...

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:21:39 GMT

Key West News

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 ...

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:33:50 GMT


Gates Hotel Key West to Target Experiential Travelers
The property is partnering with Key West First Legal Rum Distillery and Rodriguez Cigar Factory, the oldest operating cigar manufacturer in the Florida Key, as a way in which to offer guests a taste of the destination. “First Legal Rum is providing us ...

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:13:08 GMT

Exhibit Celebrates Key West Hand Print Fabrics
In 1961, two New Yorkers who had worked in the theater moved to Key West and opened a screenprint fabric shop. In short order they met two women who assured their success. One was Lilly Pulitzer, the Palm Beach socialite who had started selling ...

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:32:04 GMT

Maryland company buys three Key West hotels
“We've watched Key West evolve into a top destination worldwide,” Meisel Holdings CEO Marc Meisel said in a press release. “The purchase of these properties allows us to expand our hospitality operations in this unique paradise. We think of Key West as ...

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 22:07:15 GMT

Pedaling from Westchester to Key West? Now there's an app
The Journal News | LoHud.com
You hop on your bicycle in Mamaroneck or New Rochelle, and you're on a trail that could lead you to crack lobster claws in Portland, Maine, or sip Margaritas in Key West. Now there's an app that can lead the way. You provide the pedal power, and the ...

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:17:55 GMT

RLJ Lodging buys Key West hotel
Washington Business Journal
Bethesda-based RLJ Lodging Trust has gained a foothold in one of the tightest hotel markets in the country, buying the 215-room DoubleTree Grand Key Resort in Key West, Florida, for $77 million. RLJ Lodging says it will upgrade the property and replace ...
RJL Lodging buys Key West hotel for $77M (RLJ)Seeking Alpha (registration)
DoubleTree Grand Key Resort Sold for $77 MillionHotel News Resource
RLJ Lodging Trust Buys DoubleTree Grand Key Resort For $77 MlnRTT News

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:00:50 GMT

Florida Keys Keynoter

Wagner oh so close in Key West's opening cross-country meet
Florida Keys Keynoter
Meticulously, Key West High senior cross-country runner Everett Wagner tied his shoes -- one orange, one purple -- before the start of Saturday morning's six-team meet at the Key West Golf Club. He said he would like to break 18 minutes at the tough 1 ...

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:10:29 GMT

Former Key West man, daughter found dead
KeysNews.com (registration)
A former Key West man and his 4-year-old daughter were found dead at separate locations Monday morning -- he in the Caloosahatchee River and she at an apartment just a few miles away, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office. Detectives identified ...

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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 04:31:41 GMT

CBS Local

Key West Honors Diana Nyad's Record-Setting Swim
CBS Local
Diana Nyad emerges from the Atlantic Ocean after completing a 111-mile swim from Cuba to Key West, Fla. Nyad, 64, is the first swimmer to cross the Florida Straits without the security of a shark cage. (Photo by: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO).
Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad honored in Key WestLocal 10
Key West Installs Plaque Honoring Swimmer Diana NyadThe Ledger
Key West installs plaque honoring Diana NyadTBO.com

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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:01:38 GMT

Taco Bell returning to Key West
KeysNews.com (registration)
Key Westers no longer will have to send the iconic talking Chihuahua 50 miles up the road for a burrito. The rumors are true. Taco Bell is returning to Key West in its former location at 2338 N. Roosevelt Blvd. The new franchisee hopes to have the ...

Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:27:40 GMT

Florida Keys Keynoter

WomenFest in Key West celebrates all things diverse
Florida Keys Keynoter
Thousands of singles, couples and groups of women are expected to flock to Key West to immerse themselves in activities ranging from watersports to late-night dance parties at the island's LGBT landmarks. Highlights are to include a concert by the all ...

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 05:58:26 GMT


Three Key West motels change hands, two to be combined
The Rockville, Md., based Meisel Holdings on Thursday purchased three Key West motels with the intent of combining two of them into one. In a prepared statement, the company said it bought the 15-room Ocean Breeze Inn at 625 South St., the 17-room ...

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Sat, 06 Sep 2014 21:03:47 GMT

Key West country-cross starts running season anew
Florida Keys Keynoter
Last season was the greatest in school history for the Key West High boys and girls cross-country teams, both of which went to the 2A state finals. Beginning this morning at a seven-team meet at the Key West Golf Club, the Conchs will set out to equal ...

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Sat, 13 Sep 2014 14:19:10 GMT

2 in Keys charged with $300M vacation rental fraud
KEY WEST, Fla. -- Two people are facing fraud and other charges in the Florida Keys for operating what authorities say was a $300 million vacation rental scheme. Federal prosecutors say Fred Davis Clark Jr. and Cristal Clark committed bank fraud ...

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:13:58 GMT

Key West comedian finding obesity is not a laughing matter
Insurance News Net
For Newman, that point was hammered into his brain during his latest role at the Red Barn Theatre in his adopted hometown of Key West . He wasn't dancing as a "Chippenwhale." He was wheezing nonstop as "The Whale" in a play by the same name about ...

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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:12:44 GMT

Florida Keys Keynoter

Cates wins re-election as Key West mayor
Florida Keys Keynoter
"My friends and supporters have been behind me from the start and the citizens of Key West have sent a positive message that they want to keep Key West going in a positive direction,” he said. “I'm always positive. I think Key West is the greatest ...
Cates Wins Fourth Term As Key West MayorWLRN

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:15:20 GMT

Local 10

Feds allege $300-million Ponzi scheme at Cay Clubs Resorts
... had passed. Authorities said Fred Davis Clark was expelled from Panama in June and Cristal Clark from Honduras the same month. They are being detained while awaiting trial on these charges in Key West before U.S. District Judge Jose E. Martinez.
Florida couple face charges months after avoiding US SEC lawsuitVirginia Gazette

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:33:52 GMT

Newest Key West cutter enters service
KeysNews.com (registration)
Coast Guard Sector Key West officially becomes home today for the 154-foot Cutter Raymond J. Evans. The Raymond J. Evans will be commissioned as it becomes the fourth of six new Fast Response Cutters that will be stationed in the Southernmost City.

Sat, 06 Sep 2014 04:30:30 GMT

Grand jury clears Key West police in tourist's 2013 death
Key West police officers "used a reasonable amount of force" that was "clearly justified" in the Nov. 28, 2013, arrest of a Michigan man who died six days later, the Monroe County grand jury reported Wednesday. Charles Eimers, 61, of Birch Run, Mich ...
CBS4 Investigates: No Criminal Charges For A Death In ParadiseCBS Local
Grand jury: No criminal charges in Eimers caseKeysNews.com (registration)

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:09:54 GMT

Key West Official Worried About Camera Drones During Fantasy Fest
The festival, happening at the end of October each year, sends tens of thousands of people onto the streets of Key West, many of them scantily clad or merely body-painted. It's already hugely popular with photographers and Weekley foresees chaos, or worse.

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 19:44:49 GMT

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