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Two men accused of stealing fencing in Florida Keys
Two men were arrested as they were leaving Monroe County with three rolls of fencing material stolen from a construction project on Card Sound Road, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. A passing motorist saw a van parked on the shoulder of ...

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:53:48 GMT

Family Travel to the Florida Keys for the Holidays
Huffington Post
There is a reason that so many families return year after year to Hawks Cay, a 61-acre resort on tiny Duck Key, an island at the center of the Florida Keys. This is the kind of laid back place, where you can dump your car (rental or otherwise) and ...

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:54:58 GMT

CBS Local

Stone Crab Lovers Get Crackin' In Florida Keys
CBS Local
About 40 percent of Florida's average 2.6-million-pound stone crab claw harvest comes from waters off the Florida Keys. It is also a renewable resource as fishermen harvest only legal-size claws and the crab is returned to the water to grow new ...
Florida Keys Stone Crab Eating Contest (Video)Eyes On News
Fla. Keys stone crab eating contest heldLocal 10

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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 21:55:04 GMT


Help Restore Coral Reefs on Your Next Dive in the Florida Keys
The Coral Restoration Foundation now offers divers in the Florida Keys a unique opportunity to take action while doing something they love. CRF encourages divers of all skill levels to take action through their core outreach programs. The 1- and 2-day ...

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:21:48 GMT

Local 10

World Record Attempt Begins In Florida Keys
CBS Local
KEY LARGO (CBSMiami) – Could you imagine spending two-and-half months in the same room with someone? Even if they were a relative, who you loved, it might prove difficult. Friday, two people set out to do just that, spend 73-days together underwater.
Professors to Spend 73 Days in Underwater LabThe Ledger
Professors teach from Keys underwater habitatLocal 10

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Fri, 03 Oct 2014 21:19:14 GMT

Scientists perform fish surgeries, use ROV to study Florida Keys' underwater world
14-27, the magical two minutes captured by the ROV's video camera provided the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary with a hook to lure the public onto its social media sites. After clicking on the cute dolphins video, people also could learn more ...

Fri, 03 Oct 2014 22:58:01 GMT

Florida parks draw 27.1M visitors; Keys Overseas Heritage Trail ranked No. 1
Bradenton Herald
Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail – $113.7 million direct economic impact and 1,490,078 visitors. 2. Honeymoon Island State Park, Dunedin – $85.9 million in direct economic impact and 1,152,115 visitors. 3. Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida ...

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:42:29 GMT


Tropical depression forms off Yucatan, threatens South Florida with heavy rain
Forecasters expect the front to stall over the Florida Keys, meaning Miami-Dade and Monroe counties are likely to get the most rain. While the 2014 hurricane season, which ends Nov. 30, has remained largely quiet in Florida, late-season storms can be ...

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:59:20 GMT


Officials defend trapping cats in Florida Keys refuges
(AP) -- Trapping cats roaming through two federal wildlife refuges in the Florida Keys is helping native species, officials say. The cat-trapping programs at the Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Key Largo and the Key Deer National Wildlife ...

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:08:56 GMT

Florida News: Top 10 Parks and Trails
Live Trading News
Today, Governor Scott announced that more than 27.1 million people visited Florida's state parks and trails between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014, generating nearly $2.1 billion in direct economic impact. In the year following the state parks system ...

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:30:30 GMT

Florida Today

Satellites will help observe Florida Keys biodiversity
Florida Today
The Florida Keys is one of four places where NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will partner to establish a prototype system for monitoring marine biodiversity with help from satellite observations. Three demonstration ...

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 23:49:49 GMT

Cat Trapping Concerns in the Florida Keys; DC 'Pay-to-Play' Local Politics
MONROE COUNTY, Florida: Trapping feral cats in the Florida Keys is not universally loved by local residents but many local officials insist their moves to keep the feral cat population under control are absolutely a necessity to protect natural refuges ...
Managers: Trapping program helping at refugesKeysNews.com (registration)

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:55:07 GMT

Exploring the underwater world of the Florida Keys
Charlotte Observer
For the first half, the science party included Sean Morton, superintendent of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, chief sanctuary scientist Scott Donahue, dive master Brett Stafford, seven scientists from the Florida Fish & Wildlife ...

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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 13:17:07 GMT

NBC 6 South Florida

Man Dancing Naked on Roadside Arrested in Florida Keys
NBC 6 South Florida
A 60-year-old man who was dancing in the nude on the side of a Florida Keys highway was arrested late Sunday, authorities said. Marino Sanchez was was arrested for indecent exposure after he was spotted at the entrance to the Marathon Government ...
Man arrested after dancing naked along US 1Florida Keys Keynoter
Dancing nude man arrested in MarathonMiamiHerald.com

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:35:31 GMT


A Rare But Iconic Florida Keys Bird Flies In For A Visit
If there is an iconic bird for the Florida Keys, the Key West quail-dove is it. The bird was named, and painted, by John James Audubon during his 1832 visit to the island chain. "I have taken upon myself to name this species the Key West pigeon, and ...

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:17:34 GMT

Three Florida Keys pumpkin patches open this weekend
Florida Keys Keynoter
Pumpkin patches are set up in Tavernier, on Big Pine Key and in Key West. KEYSINFONET. It's the start of October and that means it's time in the Keys for a visit to one of our pumpkin patches to buy an orange orb or two: In the Upper Keys, Burton ...
Following the Coastal Cleanup, Big Pine beach looks greatKeysNet

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:54:47 GMT

Nature World News

VIDEO: Cat narrowly escapes gator in Florida Keys
Video from a surveillance camera in the Florida Keys shows a dramatic life or death confrontation between an alligator and what appears to be a small cat. The surveillance camera is operated by the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuge Complex. It is ...
Cat Narrowly Escapes Alligator Attack [VIDEO]Nature World News
Suspenseful Video: Alligator Attacks Scaredy CatYahoo News

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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:56:34 GMT


Keys' Rich among South Florida's most wealthy
South Florida is a wealth magnet. The urban corridor from southern Palm Beach County to the Florida Keys is home, at least part time, to 19 billionaires and six millionaires with an estimated net worth of $200 million or more. Many of these 25 success ...

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:59:24 GMT

Bradenton Herald

It's cat-dog! Florida Keys feline gets blood transfusion from canine
Bradenton Herald
A Key West cat has some bark in its blood following a blood transfusion -- from a dog -- last month. On Sept. 16, Dr. Sean Perry from the Marathon Veterinary Hospital conducted the lifesaving transfusion on Buttercup, an orange tabby, using dog's blood.
Florida cat receives life-saving blood transfusion from dogNew York Daily News
Cat saved by blood transfusion from dogKTUU.com
Cat Gets Lifesaving Blood Transfusion ... From a DogABC News

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Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:04:52 GMT

Huffington Post (blog)

7 Florida Beaches Locals Want to Keep Secret
Huffington Post (blog)
2) Bahia Honda State Park: Key West gets all the glory, but it's not the only island in the the Lower Florida Keys that's worth writing home about. Travelers seeking a destination that's more family-friendly or romantic (read: quiet) can experience the ...

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:20:52 GMT

Key West News


Locals Skip Key West's Fantasy Fest For New Events
Fantasy Fest started 35 years ago as a way to bring visitors to Key West during what had been the slowest time of the year. But locals have always been a big part of it -- the 10 days of street fairs and costume parties, and the culminating parade, for ...
Wet Weather Won't Stop Fantasy Fest CelebrationsCBS Local
Organizers, visitors hoping this week's rains abate for big Fantasy Fest paradeFlorida Keys Keynoter
Raining cats and dogs, so Fantasy Fest pet parade canceledMiamiHerald.com (blog)

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:09:40 GMT

Parrotheads to converge on Key West for Meeting of the Minds
Palm Beach Post
Parrotheads will flock to Key West Wednesday through Nov. 2 for the 23rd annual Meeting of the Minds Convention. The gathering celebrates Jimmy Buffett music and the laid-back lifestyle of the island. Buffett, a former Key West resident, mentions local ...

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:22:54 GMT


Fantasy Fest 2014 marches in to Key West
Most of the tens of thousands of revelers dressed in elaborate costumes and/or covered in body paint who come each year to Key West's biggest party are just looking for a good time. The cops say their job is to make sure the “controlled chaos” doesn't ...
10-day Fantasy Fest underway in Key WestWKMG Orlando
Key West men chosen as Fantasy Fest grand marshalsSFGate
Key West's flamboyant 10-day Fantasy Fest is relatively tame for law ...The Republic

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:16:36 GMT

CBS Local

Zombie Bike Ride Takes Over Key West
CBS Local
The unearthly antics culminated in the Zombie Fest Street Party in the lower portion of Key West's famed Duval Street. Participants wore everything from dead-white face paint and “traditional” gory zombie costumes to “walking dead” garb that spoofed ...
Thousands participate in Key West Zombie Bike RideLocal 10
Key West Zombie Ride Oct. 19, 2014Florida Keys Keynoter
Thousands of Zombies spotted in Key West (Video)Eyes On News

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:14:18 GMT


February targeted for final opening of four redeveloped Key West hotels at ...
Jodi Weinhofer, president of the Lodging Association of the Florida Keys and Key West, said the first two properties, the Gates Hotel Key West and the Fairfield Inn, will open around Dec. 15. The next two, the Hampton Inn and the Hilton Garden Inn ...

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:05:50 GMT

Zombie Bike Ride in Key West, Fla.
NBC News The fourth annual Zombie Bike Ride rolled through Key West, Florida. Published October 20th 2014, 2:16 am. advertisement. Related Videos. (2:40) Playing Next Next. Ebola quarantine period ends for 48 people. (0:23) Playing Next Next. Hatchet ...

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:40:25 GMT

Woman accused of stealing credit card, using it at Key West stores
Florida Keys Keynoter
A Key West woman was arrested Friday after allegedly stealing a Pennsylvania woman's credit card and ID, according to an arrest report. Molly Sobota, 32, was arrested at 1604 N. Roosevelt Blvd., the city police station, and charged with at least 10 ...

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:59:30 GMT

Miami New Times (blog)

Knight Arts Challenge People's Choice: Key West Art & Historical Society ...
Miami New Times (blog)
For a two-by-four strip of land, poised halfway between here and Cuba, Key West has always been larger than life. The stomping grounds of a diverse cadre of famous figures like Ernest Hemingway, Jimmy Buffett and President Truman, it's a cultural ...

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:14:22 GMT

Four Miami men face a combined 105 felonies over phone thefts in Key West
MiamiHerald.com (blog)
A cell-phone tracking device led to the arrests of four Miami men on numerous felony theft charges early Sunday morning in Key West. Yordan Hernandez, 33, Angel Toral, 52, Jose Carvajal Lopez, 27, and Jorge Ernesto Fiorenzano, 27, are charged with a ...

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:42:52 GMT

Fantasy Fest organizers expect better weather
Bradenton Herald
KEY WEST, Fla. — Organizers of Key West's annual masking and costuming festival are anticipating good weather for the final days of Fantasy Fest, including Saturday night's signature parade. Since Wednesday, some festival events have suffered ...

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:41:59 GMT

Key West ends season against Gulliver Prep
KeysNews.com (registration)
MIAMI - After a weekend tournament in Stuart to end the regular season, the Key West girls' volleyball team finished off its postseason Monday night against Gulliver Prep in the District 16-4A tournament on the Carrollton campus. The high-powered ...

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:05:55 GMT

Florida Frontiers: Key West has served as second capital
Florida Today
"They were literally running the country from Key West, Florida," says Wolz. "He actually was enacting legislation from this site. It all reads 'The White House, U.S. Naval Station, Key West, Florida.' So, Harry Truman is our first president to realize ...

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 02:35:18 GMT

How Key West handles it
South Jetty (subscription)
Port Aransas isn'the only small tourist town that's grappling with the problem of a lack of affordable housing. Destinations such as Key West, Florida, have worked to deal with the issue. Key West has achieved some success, but concerns remain.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:16:07 GMT


Report: Tidal flooding to be more frequent in Miami, Key West as seas rise
Using data collected earlier this year in the White House's National Climate Assessment, the Union of Concerned Scientists looked at Miami and Key West, along with 50 other communities deemed vulnerable to rising seas driven by climate change. By 2030 ...
When sea levels rise, high tides will spill into communities far more often ...Washington Post
Study: Daily floods could hit East Coast cities by 2045Chicago Tribune
Miami 'ground zero' for flooding, needs major infrastructure changes, study saysSouth Florida Business Journal
Nature World News -Environment & Energy Publishing -Uncover California
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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 04:01:19 GMT

New exhibit highlights native Key West artists
The San Luis Obispo Tribune
KEY WEST, Fla. — A new exhibit in Key West celebrates artists born on the Florida island known for its eclectic people and tropical surroundings. "Native Sons and Daughters" opened Saturday at The Gallery on Greene and will run for two weeks. The ...

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:01:35 GMT

Key West High girls break school relay record
Florida Keys Keynoter
In the season's last regular-season meet against Archbishop McCarthy at the Florida Keys Community College pool, the 200-yard freestyle relay team of Morgan Bentley, Story Magidson, Kristen Reed and Kimberlee Reed won in 1:50.53, breaking a record ...

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:37:36 GMT

Allowing greater building height limit goes to Key West voters
Key West residents will be allowed to have taller buildings if voters pass a Nov. 4 referendum asking if property owners should be allowed to raise their buildings a maximum of four feet above Federal Emergency Management Agency flood levels.

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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:30:16 GMT

Green, relay team set new Key West High swim records
Two Key West High boys swim records fell during Wednesday's meet against Marathon at the Florida Keys Community College pool. Senior Isaiah Green swam the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:02.74, breaking the record of 1:02.99 Luke Knight set in 2006.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 04:58:08 GMT

Key West manager Scholl up for renewal Tuesday
Under the resolution, a Key West one-day pass would cost $4, a Lower Keys Shuttle (it runs between Key West and Marathon) one-day pass would cost $8 and a Superpass, for use on both the Lower Keys Shuttle and within Key West, would be $12. However ...

Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:08:22 GMT

Festival guests will fill Key West
KeysNews.com (registration)
"We're booked for the weekend, definitely," said Jodi Weinhofer, president of the Lodging Association of the Florida Keys and Key West. "There may be a few, scattered rooms available midweek, but otherwise, we're hearing that most places are full, and ...

Sun, 12 Oct 2014 04:26:15 GMT

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