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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, ...

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:51:26 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

Flock to the 2014 Florida Keys Birding Festival: Sept. 23-28
Eyes On News
The peregrine falcon is one of the species that migrates south via the Florida Keys in the fall. In fact, the Keys see more peregrine falcons than anywhere else in the continent, according to Florida Keys Hawkwatch. Last year, they counted 3,836 of ...

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:36:02 GMT

The big billion-dollar stink over sewers in the Keys
They will be getting special onsite systems paid for partly by a $3.7 million alternative technology grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, said Kirk Zuelch, executive director of the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority. The authority is ...

Sat, 16 Aug 2014 21:45:38 GMT

CBS Local

Google Street View Adds Florida Keys Imagery
Google's next Street View project isn't on the street. The company is once again expanding its collection of underwater imagery, this time with the coral reefs of the Florida Keys. The search company already has hundreds of thousands of images of reefs ...
'Street view' goes underwater in Florida Keys to map coral reefs, wondersNewsday
'Street View' Goes Under The Sea In The Florida KeysCBS Local
Underwater 'street view' planned for Florida KeysTelegraph.co.uk
Tech Times -Nature World News
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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:12:14 GMT

Florida's reefs go digital
CBS News
ISLAMORADA, Fla. -- Government climate experts reported Monday that the world's oceans set a record last month for the highest average July temperature -- 62.5 degrees. The warmer waters are putting stress on coral reefs. Just off the Florida Keys ...

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:31:01 GMT

NBC 6 South Florida

5 Florida Keys Teens Arrested After Snapchat Video Leads to Burglary
NBC 6 South Florida
Five Florida Keys teens were arrested after authorities say they targeted a home after seeing a Snapchat video that led them to believe there was a lot of money inside. The burglary happened on Aug. 12 at the home on Stock Island, the Monroe County ...

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:52:36 GMT


Crazy yellowfin tuna catch recorded in Florida Keys
But Sunday, a young Destin, Fla., fishing professional, vacationing in the Florida Keys, orchestrated an unorthodox catch of a yellowfin swimming lazily in a resort's shallow-water oceanside boat basin in Islamorada. The video of Alex Hare, 22, and ...

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Tue, 05 Aug 2014 02:58:30 GMT

Win a Five-Night Trip for Two to the Florida Keys
SmarterTravel.com (blog)
Enter the Monroe County Tourist Council "Release Your Inner Wild" sweepstakes by September 19, 2014, for a chance to win the grand prize: a five-night trip to the Florida Keys for two, including air, hotel, rental car, some meals, and local event passes.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:22:50 GMT

28 Cuban migrants found in Florida Keys
Bradenton Herald
KEY WEST, Fla. — Twenty-eight Cuban migrants have been found on an island in the Florida Keys. Officials say a good Samaritan alerted authorities Friday morning to the migrants on Marquesas Key. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ...

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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:56:41 GMT

Special cameras 'Google-mapping' South Florida's coral reefs
Sun Sentinel
Government scientists this month used new high-tech cameras to shoot a 360-degree view of the ocean in the Florida Keys. The goal: to map and then track coral reefs to see if restoration efforts are working. It was the first time the cameras have been ...

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:36:45 GMT

Florida: Florida Keys sets Museums and Attractions Weekend
22-24 is Florida Keys & Key West Museums and Attractions Weekend, offering visitors free or reduced admission to more than 20 participating museums, including Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, Pigeon Key, Harry S. Truman Little White House, ...

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:29:54 GMT

Local 10

Tourist dies while snorkeling in Florida Keys
KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man has died while snorkeling in the Florida Keys. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says Charles Leidigh of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, died Wednesday while on a snorkeling trip off Key Largo. Sheriff's office ...
Pennsylvania man dies while snorkeling with family in the Florida Keys ...Greenfield Daily Reporter

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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:04:51 GMT

Cops: Miami caretaker stole $51000 from elderly Key Largo man
The former caretaker of a Key Largo man faces 121 felony counts for allegedly stealing $51,621 from the 74-year-old wheelchair user. William J. Branam, 51, of Miami was arrested Aug. 12 on 119 counts of passing checks stolen from the victim. He also is ...

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:00:30 GMT


One dead, one injured in Keys boat collision
Two boats collided Thursday in the vicinity of Mud Key on Thursday, tossing two passengers in the water. One later was declared dead, according to a press release from the U. S. Coast Guard. A good Samaritan notified the U.S. Coast Guard in Key West of ...
Boat collision off Fla. Keys kills 1, injures 1Salon

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Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:38:37 GMT

NBC 6 South Florida

Amateur Boat Builders Race With "Anything That Floats" in Florida Keys
NBC 6 South Florida
Hundreds of spectators cheered as amateur boat builders raced their self-made racing crafts to the finish line during this weekend's annual "Anything that Floats" regatta race in the Florida Keys. Teammates from Florida as well as Virginia, Nevada ...
Amateur Boat Builders Race In 'Anything That Floats' RegattaCBS Local

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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:25:33 GMT

NJ man who died diving off Florida Keys was an adventurer, ex-wife says
Morristown Green - NJ.com
The Roxbury man who died last week after diving off the Florida Keys with his children was an adventure seeker, and his children plan to continue in his spirit, his ex-wife said. "He was always looking to see what was out there, to take on new ...

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:14:51 GMT

Key West comedian finding obesity is not a laughing matter
For most of his life, Chad Newman has embraced being the lovable fat guy who did self-deprecating stand-up comedy, played a giant roulette ball for a gambling boat commercial and strutted his super-sized stuff as a dancing stripper for the ...

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:30:41 GMT

Florida Keys creatures: Fish, birds, 6-toed cats
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 ...

Wed, 06 Aug 2014 02:26:50 GMT


Ice Bucket Challenge making a big splash for charity
Before McLeod took the Ice Bucket Challenge himself, along with several others aboard Capt. Skip Bradeen's fishing boat in the Florida Keys, he teared up while recalling how his mother, Coo, suffered with ALS. “She couldn't move from here down,” he ...
Capt. Skip Bradeen doing his own version of Ice Bucket ChallengeFlorida Keys Keynoter

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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 03:29:15 GMT

Key West News

National weather service shares image of Hurricane Katrina over Key west
Local 10
National weather service shares image of Hurricane Katrina over Key west. Hurricane Katrina grew into a category 5 monster in the Gulf of Mexico. Published On: 2 h. Small Text; Medium Text; Large Text. Print; Email. Tweet ...

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:22:16 GMT

Key West dominates Marathon in swimming
Florida Keys Keynoter
Just before the new high-school swimming season began Wednesday afternoon with a meet between Key West and Marathon at the Florida Keys Community College aquatic center, Conch senior Marcus Brisson told his teammates, "Make sure when you get ...

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:23:19 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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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:02:44 GMT

Florida Keys Keynoter

Cates wins re-election as Key West mayor
Florida Keys Keynoter
Incumbent Key West Mayor Craig Cates was re-elected Tuesday, defeating two challengers he had beaten in previous elections. Cates, who will serve a two-year term, received 53.13 percent of the vote (2,677 votes), besting Margaret Romero (43.66 percent, ...
Cates Wins Fourth Term As Key West MayorWLRN

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:00:49 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

CNO visits NAS Key West
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert speaks to Sailors assigned to Naval Air Station Key West and tenant commands during an all-hands call at Boca Chica Field. NAS Key West is a state-of-the-art facility for air-to-air combat fighter ...

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:43:48 GMT

Key West: better in summer, after tourists go home
Because here's the deal: Even though Key West is famous for its laidback character, that's become a commodity that we sell to the tourists more than a way of life for the residents. For the people who live and work here, the price of a successful ...

Sat, 02 Aug 2014 13:24:55 GMT

Key West comedian finding obesity is not a laughing matter
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 a ...

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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:30:41 GMT


Motorcycle stolen in Key West, thief ditches it 86 miles away after chase and ...
A thief -- yet to be caught -- traveled 86 miles on a stolen sport motorcycle Monday before abandoning it while being chased by Keys deputies. The thief ran away after dropping the Suzuki GSX-R1000 motorcycle, stolen from Key West, on the ground behind ...

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:01:49 GMT

New Coast Guard Ship Honors WWII Hero In Key West
The Raymond Evans is one of six new Sentinel-class cutters that will be homeported in Key West. The Charles David, Jr., the Charles Sexton and the Kathleen Moore have already been commissioned. The new cutters are replacing the 110-foot island-class ...

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:15:38 GMT


One Dead, One Injured In Boat Crash Off Key West
CBS Local
KEY WEST (CBSMiami) — Two vessels collided in the waters off Key West Thursday afternoon, killing one woman and injuring another. Coast Guard officials said a Good Samaritan notified them about the collision. A 44-foot Catamaran and a 55-foot sport ...
One dead, one injured in Keys boat collisionMiamiHerald.com
Mud Key boat collision leaves 1 woman dead, 1 injuredLocal 10
1 dead, 1 injured in boat collision in the Keys7Online WSVN-TV
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Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:51:32 GMT

CBS Local

Key West's Main Road Gets A Makeover
CBS Local
KEY WEST (CBSmiami/FKNB) – The next time you visit Key West, you'll probably notice how nice a drive it is once you hit the island. That's because a crews have finally wrapped a $41.5 million reconstruction and enhancement of North Roosevelt Boulevard, ...

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:08:11 GMT

Metro Weekly

Key West: 12 “Must Dos”
Metro Weekly
David Sloan knows well the magic of Key West. In his book, Quit Your Job and Move to Key West, Sloan describes his journey from corporate America to the laid back life of Key West. That was in 1996, and he hasn't regretted one minute. Of course, Sloan ...

Sat, 09 Aug 2014 13:30:00 GMT

Cruise for shrimp, find peace at spa, save on Key West attractions
Palm Beach Post
For a good look at the shrimping business, take an eco-tour from Amelia River Cruises. Related. View Larger · Cruise for shrimp, find peace at spa, save on Key West attractions photo. Canyon Ranch Miami Beach offers mini-health experiences which allow ...

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:49:35 GMT

New York Times (blog)

A New Resort in Key West
New York Times (blog)
The 96-room resort, on a well-located lot that once was going to be used for condo development, will spread over two acres fronting the Key West Historic Seaport. Amenities include three pools and a California-Mexican restaurant and tequila bar. The ...

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:58:57 GMT

Heading to Key West for the holiday? There will be a DUI checkpoint on Stock ...
Sun Sentinel (blog)
Another possible cause for traffic delays this Labor Day weekend will be a DUI checkpoint on Stock Island, which you have to travel through to get to Key West. Monroe County sheriff's deputies will stage it for northbound drivers on U.S. 1 at Cross ...

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:39:13 GMT

Fisher Stevens goes on a filmmaking 'Mission Blue'
Marietta Daily Journal
An avid scuba diver since his Florida days starring in Fox's 1993 series "Key West," Stevens said he's seen firsthand how much some fish populations and coral reefs have deteriorated over the years. The documentary tracks Earle as she pursues her ...

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:00:00 GMT

Local 10

$41.5 million Key West reconstruction project completed
Local 10
Visitors driving into Key West have a smooth new roadway to travel after the completion of a $41.5 million reconstruction and enhancement project. Florida Department of Transportation officials staged a ceremony Tuesday to mark the completion of the ...

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:24:46 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. ID=14258789. Now there's an app that can lead the way. You provide the pedal ...

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 04:43:09 GMT

World of Beer Sued Over Control of Key West Location
A Florida company claiming to have acquired the majority interest in a World of Beer franchise in Key West has sued the chain's parent company, alleging it reneged on its initial approval of the deal months after the fact. According to the suit, filed ...

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:10:10 GMT

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