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6 injured when boat hits Seven Mile Bridge in Florida Keys
(AP) — Six people were injured when their boat crashed into pilings of the Seven Mile Bridge in the Florida Keys. The crash happened about 7:45 p.m. Sunday near Marathon. Monroe County Sheriff's spokeswoman Becky Herrin says three people were ...

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:56:56 GMT

Palm Beach Post

Florida Keys are a paradise for birders
Palm Beach Post
From a perch at the Middle Keys' Curry Hammock State Park, MM 56.2 oceanside, the Florida Keys Hawkwatch team monitors the southernmost migration flights of record numbers of peregrine falcons and other raptors in the continental United States.

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 21:50:36 GMT

Florida man wins Hemingway look-alike contest in Key West
Lebanon Daily News
In this Saturday, July 25, 2015 photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Charlie Boice beams after winning the 2015 "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest at Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West, Fla. Boice finally won the contest after 15 attempts ...

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:17:16 GMT

Local 10

Illinois man dies while snorkeling in Florida Keys
KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) Authorities say an Illinois man has died while snorkeling in the Florida Keys. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office reports that 77-year-old Domingo Setrini was snorkeling with a group off Key Largo's John Pennekamp State Park on ...
Regional effort aims for rare butterfly's resurgenceKeysNews.com (registration)

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 00:16:19 GMT

Florida Keys Community College looks for Upper Keys expansion
Attracting prospective college students from the mainland by way of a standalone Upper Keys campus is on the agenda for Florida Keys Community College's Board of Trustees at its meeting Monday in Marathon. According to the proposed resolution, FKCC ...

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Sat, 25 Jul 2015 13:51:32 GMT

Fox News

Radio station broadcasts concert underwater in Florida Keys
Fox News
July 11, 2015: This photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Jeff Wright, costumed as a seahorse, rocks with a fake guitar during the Underwater Music Festival in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Big Pine Key, Fla. (Bob Care ...
Florida Keys host Underwater Music FestivalWATE 6 On Your Side
Hundreds Gather for Underwater Concert in Florida KeysNBC 6 South Florida
Concert piped underwater for divers, snorkelers in Florida KeysBay News 9

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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 07:01:56 GMT

Boing Boing

Florida Man crowned winner of 2015 Ernest Hemingway lookalike contest
Boing Boing
Charlie Boice beams after winning the 2015 "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest at Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West, Fla. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau). A man in Florida with a bangin' white beard won this year's "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike ...

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:32:38 GMT

Pensacola News Journal

Sea turtle released off Florida Keys tracked by satellite
Pensacola News Journal
MARATHON, Fla. – A rehabilitated loggerhead sea turtle that convalesced about four months at a turtle hospital was fitted with a satellite-tracking transmitter and released Friday off the Florida Keys as part of a contest to monitor the travels of ...

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Sun, 19 Jul 2015 20:06:29 GMT

NBC 6 South Florida

Video Shows Florida Highway Patrol 'Excessive Force' Taser Incident in Florida ...
NBC 6 South Florida
Video showing a Florida Highway Patrol trooper using a stun gun during an encounter with a 59-year-old man in the Florida Keys that was later found to have been excessive force was obtained by NBC 6. The video shows the Feb. 14 encounter between ...

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 03:02:41 GMT


Audubon Declares Areas In And Around The Florida Keys A Birder's Paradise
You already know about great fishing in the Florida Keys, but are you aware of the winged riches there? The National Audubon Society has just recognized Florida's Everglades and Biscayne Bay as “Globally Significant Important Bird Areas,” measured by a ...

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:09:36 GMT

Florida Keys Keynoter

A Florida Keys piratical tale or two
Florida Keys Keynoter
In the early years of the 19th Century, piracy was still a problem in the West Indies, an area that not only included the islands of the Caribbean, but the waters surrounding the Florida peninsula. Rear Admiral Casper F. Goodrich studied the evidence ...

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 18:26:00 GMT

New York Times

The Arts Find a Home in the Upper Florida Keys
New York Times
More than an hour's drive south of Miami, Islamorada in the Upper Florida Keys has a history of reinventing itself. Practically annihilated by the 1935 Labor Day hurricane (still considered the strongest to reach landfall in the United States), this ...

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:00:44 GMT

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

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:55:01 GMT

Orlando Sentinel

Federal fishery council taking up snapper, grouper in Florida Keys session
Orlando Sentinel
Barefoot Beach Preserve Park in Bonita Springs is 342 acres of natural land, one of the last undeveloped barrier islands on Florida's southwest coast. 8,200 feet of beach and sand dunes support the growth of sea oats, providing nesting sites for sea ...

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Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:10:10 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 17:12:35 GMT

Summer of the shark ... in the Florida Keys
News 13 Orlando
"We have a variety of sharks from sand tigers to bonnet heads, which are somewhat rare, we (also) have black tips," says Bob Gayler, a shark encounter guide at the Florida Keys Aquarium Adventures, located in Marathon. With Gayler at your side, you can ...

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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 09:25:08 GMT

Orange cup coral threatens Florida Keys reef
KeysNews.com (registration)
Government and university scientists in the Florida Keys are joining forces to study an invasive species that is threatening the reef — and it's not the lionfish. It is, of all things, a species of coral. Orange cup coral is hard, non-reef building ...

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 04:36:07 GMT


Florida Keys Eateries Hunt for Mahi-Mahi Sources
The Ledger
The president of the Florida Keys Commercial Fisherman's Association told The Key West Citizen that the fishery closure will hurt the many Monroe County restaurants that rely on the local dolphin catch. Some restaurants may now import their mahi-mahi ...
Keys Restaurants Looking for New Sources for Mahi-MahiWTXL ABC 27

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Sat, 04 Jul 2015 02:45:55 GMT

Florida Keys Keynoter

Obama: Good job addressing climate change, Florida Keys
Florida Keys Keynoter
The return address on a letter commending Monroe County for its climate-change efforts raised eyebrows. "To get that fancy envelope with 'The White House' stamped on it -- that doesn't happen every day," County Administrator Roman Gastesi said ...

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:07:02 GMT


Country Living names Florida Keys, Gulf Shores among '20 Places All Americans ...
"If you think you have to fly somewhere exotic to visit tropical islands, think again: The Florida Keys offer the beauty of the most far-flung islands - with no passport required. The island chain, located about 120 miles from the southernmost part of ...

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 17:05:37 GMT

Key West News

Florida man wins Hemingway look-alike contest in Key West
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A white-bearded Florida man has won the "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest on his 15th attempt. Retired air traffic controller Charlie Boice of Palm Beach Gardens prevailed Saturday night at Sloppy Joe's Bar, a hangout of Ernest ...

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:10:03 GMT

Key West police now using body cameras
Key West police officers this week started wearing body cameras on the fronts of their uniforms, Chief Donie Lee said Friday. The cameras clip on and are easily switched on to record incidents and encounters. He said that "for more than two years, the ...

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:28:47 GMT

South Dade News Leader (subscription)

"Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest
South Dade News Leader (subscription)
In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, a bare-chested John Auvil, right, tries to impress the judges during the "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West, Fla. More than 125 ...

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:56:52 GMT

Miami Herald

FBI looking into 911 hoaxes calls involving Key West spots
Miami Herald
After a morning call from someone who claimed he had a shotgun and had just stabbed his girlfriend in the 801 Bourbon Bar on Duval Street turned out to be a hoax — the second this month — Key West Police Chief Donie Lee said that both calls may be ...

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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:54:53 GMT

Annual Key West festival celebrates Ernest Hemingway
Daytona Beach News-Journal
Previous Ernest Hemingway look-alike winners including Chris Storm, left, and John Stubbings, right, eye contestants in the 2015 "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest staged at Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West, Fla. More than 125 contestants are registered ...

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 18:29:29 GMT

Cowgirl wins top honors at Key West Marlin tourney
KeysNews.com (registration)
KEY WEST — Cowgirl, skippered by Phil McGinn of Key West, garnered top honors and a $25,000 first-place prize at the Bacardi Oakheart Key West Marlin tournament that ended Saturday off the Florida Keys. Angler Marty Crews of Mound City, Kansas, ...

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 04:41:24 GMT

Key West Police To Start Using Body Cameras
Key West Police Chief Donie Lee warned that the cameras are not infallible and that they will not capture every encounter with every officer. But he said hopes the cameras will increase accountability "on both sides of the lens." Miami and Miami Beach ...

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:49:55 GMT

Curbed Miami

The Cuban Government Still Owns This Key West Building
Curbed Miami
A stately edifice on Key West's Duval Street with high arches, a wide wrought-iron balcony, and large windows shaded by wooden louvers, the building that houses the San Carlos Institute is the property of the Cuban Government, a situation that has ...

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:45:01 GMT


Hemingway Days celebrate acclaimed author who called Key West home
Ernest Hemingway fans can celebrate the late author's literary accomplishments, passion for fishing and colorful Key West lifestyle July 21 through 26 during the 35th annual Hemingway Days. Honoring the legacy of the Nobel Prize winner who lived and ...
Literary legend lives on as island honors Papa HemingwayKeysNews.com (registration)

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:22:23 GMT

CBS Local

Hemingway Days Kicks Off In Key West
CBS Local
Events include the famed “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest, an awards reception capping the internationally recognized Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition, prose and poetry readings, a street fair on Key West's Duval Street, a 5k run and ...

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:11:19 GMT

CBS Local

New Coast Guard cutter visits Key West
KeysNews.com (registration)
One of the Coast Guard's newest, largest and most advanced cutters cruised into Key West Friday evening while on its way to Boston, Massachusetts. The 418-foot National Security Cutter (NSC) James is named after Capt. Joshua James, one of the most ...
Coast Guard Returns To Key West After Seizing $140 M Of Cocaine In PacificCBS Local

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Sat, 25 Jul 2015 04:41:19 GMT

Onetime candidate running for Key West commission again
Margaret Romero says she's missed only one or two Key West City Commission meetings over the past six or seven years. The outspoken Key West resident has filed to run for the District 5 commission seat as outgoing Commissioner Teri Johnston isn't ...

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 13:27:42 GMT

Florida Keys Keynoter

Key West Oldest House Ghost Investigation
Florida Keys Keynoter
The other team member called his attention to the other figure that had been mapped and was currently behind him. Since he had no ability to see what was on the camera, he was guided by his team member to where the spirit had been mapped. BONNIE ...

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 21:05:00 GMT

Miami Herald

Key West police arrest first Uber driver under newly enforced ordinance
Miami Herald
Martin Maness, 51, an Uber driver, was arrested Friday in Key West and charged with two misdemeanor counts of violating the city's ordinance that requires drivers of any ride service to have both a passenger vehicle-for-hire driver permit and vehicle ...
Key West police arrest unlicensed Uber driverLocal 10
Key West Uber Driver Arrested Following Notice Of CrackdownCBS Local
Key West police arrest first Uber driver after warningsKeysNews.com (registration)
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 19:04:05 GMT

Maintain once-a-week Key West trash pickup
Last Stand is urging the Key West City Commission to reject a proposed resolution to negotiate for twice-weekly garbage pick-up. There are better alternatives than increasing the annual assessment for solid-waste collection by nearly $500,000 per year ...

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:54:27 GMT


Many questions about Key West's proposal to buy $55 million housing development
The $55 million price tag attached to Peary Court, a 157-unit housing complex just off Palm Avenue in Key West, is not the only concern for the city as officials consider buying the property and the houses on it for affordable housing. City ...

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:34:49 GMT

Miami Herald

Tennessee man with 63 illegal lobster tails off Key West faces 156 charges
Miami Herald
A U.S. Coast Guard crew from Station Key West stopped around 7 p.m. to check the canoe for safety gear. As the patrol boat started to depart, a crewman spotted two catch bags dangling beneath the canoe. An inspection revealed the dozens of separated ...

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Sat, 18 Jul 2015 16:27:59 GMT


Key West Sheraton sells for $94 million
Key West remains among the most popular tourist destinations in the U.S., evidenced by a Maryland-based company snatching up a South Roosevelt Boulevard property in a multimillion-dollar deal this week. DiamondRock Hospitality Co. said Wednesday it ...

Sat, 18 Jul 2015 12:59:45 GMT

Washington Business Journal

DiamondRock picks up another Key West Hotel
Washington Business Journal
Bethesda-based DiamondRock Hospitality Co., growing its revenue through acquisitions, has acquired the Sheraton Suites Key West hotel in Key West for $94 million. Last fall, DiamondRock paid $47.5 million for The Inn at Key West, a 106-room boutique ...
DiamondRock Acquires Key West Hotel For $94 MillionMarketWatch
Sheraton Suites Key West Sold for For $94 MillionHotel News Resource (press release)
DiamondRock Buys Key West Hotel For $94 MlnRTT News
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Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:46:04 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 16:01:17 GMT

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