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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

CBS Local

Google 'street view' goes undersea to map Florida Keys, reefs
Florida Today
In this Aug, 9, 2014 photo provided by Catlin Seaview Survey, Mitchell Tartt, of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, trains to take 360-degree panoramas of the corals off the coast of Islamorada, Fla. U.S. government scientists hope people will ...
Google Street View Adds Florida Keys ImageryMashable
'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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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:27:28 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

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


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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Local 10

Fla. Keys webcam captures sea turtle hatch
Local 10
A webcam positioned on a Florida Keys beach recorded the hatch of about 100 baby loggerhead sea turtles Friday evening. The webcam was focused on the nest in the Lower Keys for almost two weeks. Friday evening 3-inch-long babies erupted from a hole ...
Turtle cam streams hatchling eruption in Florida KeysKXAN.com
Florida Keys sea turtles hatchTelegraph.co.uk
WATCH: Webcam captures sea turtle hatchlings in the Florida KeysKERO-TV 23
TIME -Daily Mail
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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:26:54 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

Feds: Undersea "Little Houses" In Florida Keys A Threat To Marine Life
For the last two months, marine restoration teams have been hauling up coffee table-like structures from Florida Keys waters. They're called casitas -- Spanish for "little houses." Cute name -- but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ...

Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:00:38 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

Sun City cyclists tour Florida Keys
Bluffton Today
Sun City cyclists tour Florida Keys. Posted: August 20, 2014 - 12:42am. Photos. Courtesy of George Heitman<br/>From left: Herb Egoroff, Dave. Courtesy of George Heitman From left: Herb Egoroff, Dave Kimball, George Heitman and Cliff Nickerson ...

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:46:28 GMT

NOAA removing illegal lobster habitat in Keys
The NOAA team, led by Meehan, hopes to remove 300 casitas from the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The sanctuary consists of 2,900 square nautical miles of waters from Key Largo to the Dry Tortugas. The removal effort is using underwater robots ...

Sat, 16 Aug 2014 21:21:24 GMT


Rescuers search in Keys waters for 24-year-old man whose sailboat was seen ...
So he started helping out his mother at the family business, Dream Bay Resorts in Key Largo. “He recently was going to go back to college,” she said. “He had enrolled at FKCC [Florida Keys Community College] for marine biology.” Cleary is holding out ...

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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 01:52:11 GMT

NBC 6 South Florida

Vets, Teens Transplant Corals in Florida Keys
NBC 6 South Florida
Retired Army Sgt. First Class Billy Costello, center, who lost his right leg while stationed in Afghanistan, dives with the use of a prosthetic to help transplant coral Monday, July 28, 2014, in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Big Pine ...

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:43:35 GMT

Key West News

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


Stevens, former star of 'Key West,' bios oceanographer Sylvia Earle in a ...
This undated of image Dr. Sylvia Earle is a scene from the Netflix documentary 'Mission Blue.' Directed by Fisher Stevens and Robert Nixon, the film profiles oceanographer Earle and her effort to help protect the world's seas. She's dove the Keys many ...

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 06:01:53 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

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


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

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

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

NBC 6 South Florida

In Key West's historic Old Town, homes yielding to neglect
Key West has famously strict rules for buildings in its historic district. Even painting the shutters requires approval from a historic architecture commission. Major renovations get detailed attention. The aim: preservation of treasured old buildings ...
City of Key West identifies 5 dilapidated homes in city's Old Town historic ...Greenfield Daily Reporter

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Sat, 02 Aug 2014 20:08:24 GMT

Key West's Fantasy Fest to Spark Dreams and Adventures Oct. 17-26
Gilmer Mirror
KEY WEST, Florida Keys -- Visitors to America's subtropical island city can don elaborate masks and costumes to act out adventures and daydreams during the annual Fantasy Fest celebration, set for Oct. 17-26 in easygoing, uninhibited Key West. The 2014 ...

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:38:29 GMT

Key West readies for annual 'all-male, all-adult' Tropical Heat celebration ...
MiamiHerald.com (blog)
The offbeat island of Key West is known for its year-round subtropical weather, but temperatures are predicted to rise dramatically Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 14-17. The cause is the annual gay Tropical Heat celebration, an adventurous long weekend ...

Wed, 06 Aug 2014 23:57:36 GMT

Local 10

Search suspended for missing boater near Key West
Local 10
The search for a man whose boat was found partially submerged Monday afternoon northeast of Molasses Reef has been called off, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday. Noah Cullen, 24, of Islamorada, has been missing since his 28-foot sail boat, named ...
Coast Guard Suspends Search For Missing Diver In Key WestCBS Local

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Fri, 08 Aug 2014 03:19:44 GMT

Best of Watters' World Part III: Key West, the Citizenship Test and the Superbowl
Fox News (blog)
In Wednesday's final installment, Bill revisited Watters' adventures in the laid-back community of Key West, Florida, at the various star-studded Superbowl parties in New York, and in Watters' own hometown of Philadelphia. In the birthplace of American ...

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Thu, 07 Aug 2014 03:16:10 GMT

Florida Keys Keynoter

Key West bars battle it out for bragging rights
Florida Keys Keynoter
It's a competition at the Schooner Wharf Bar, 202 William St., Key West, in which teams from Key West bars and eateries compete raise thousands of dollars for two local charities each year. Teams of seven will race against the clock, and each other, to ...

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Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:53:32 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

CBS Local

MPD Rides To Key West To Raise Money For “Live Like Bella”
CBS Local
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Members of the Miami Police Department geared up early Wednesday for a bike ride down to Key West—all in the name of a 10-year-old girl who died from cancer after years of fighting the disease. The riders departed for their “Live ...
Police officers bike from Miami to Key West to 'live like Bella'Local 10

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:20:24 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

Tropical Heat Key West
Tropical Heat is one of the sexiest events catering to gay men on Key West's social calendar. So many events are competing for your time that you may find it overwhelming trying to figure out where and how to spend your time. Take this article with you ...

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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 05:52:16 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

Gibbs: Key West cruising
Opelika Auburn News
This week Tricia and I spent a few days in Key West. We chose to go to Key West instead of say, the surface of the sun, because we wanted to go somewhere really warm. Our plan was to fly into Fort Lauderdale, rent a convertible, and then cruise Highway ...

Sun, 03 Aug 2014 03:43:42 GMT

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