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Underwater World Record Broken In Florida Keys
CBS Local
KEY LARGO (CBSMiami) – After 73 days living underwater, Roane state professors Jessica Fain and Bruce Cantrell surfaced the new world record holders. “It's so warm!” Fain said as she basked in the sunshine. The two have accomplished a remarkable feat ...
East Tennessee instructors end 73-day stint under waterWBIR-TV
Roane State teachers resurface after 73 days underwater in FloridaLocal 8 Now

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:07:54 GMT

Fox News

Florida Keys man flies 3000th rescue animal from high-kill shelter to safety
Fox News
A Florida Keys man recently flew his 3,000th rescue animal to a better life. Retired businessman Jeff Bennett volunteers with Pilots and Paws. The South Carolina-based charity enlists small plane pilots to transport animals from overcrowded shelters ...

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:21:11 GMT

Lonely crocodile Cleatus lives at Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida Keys
You shouldn't name a crocodile, or ascribe it human emotions. It's not a pet. It's a wild and primitive creature with a lot of very sharp teeth and a crazy powerful jaw. But that didn't stop anyone from naming the sole crocodile living at Dry Tortugas ...

Sat, 13 Dec 2014 01:50:23 GMT


Castaway rescued on Bahamas island after drifting from U.S.
New York Daily News
One man went from camper to castaway in a turn of the tide. An Illinois man who drifted in a dinghy from the Florida Keys to a desolate island in the Bahamas is lucky to be alive after six days spent on the open ocean and then marooned, according the U ...
Coast Guard rescues man stranded on desolate islandSun Sentinel
Man rescued from island drifted from Florida to BahamasUSA TODAY
Coast Guard Saves Man Lost at Sea For 6 DaysABC News

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:34:31 GMT

Christmas in the Florida Keys 2014
Florida Keys Keynoter
The Key Largo Boat Parade Dec. 13 saw vessels decorated to the hilt on Blackwater Sound. KEVIN WADLOW. Join The Conversation. KeysNet is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news ...

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:16:36 GMT

Florida Keys lead by example when ranking BP money projects
Shortly after the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico -- 11 men died -- this underwater robot, dubbed Waldo, was launched off Key West. Mote Marine Laboratory engineer Alan Hails explains how Waldo detects trace amounts of oil ...

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:00:31 GMT

Best Beach Destinations in the Florida Keys
Huffington Post
While residents of cold-weather climates are shivering indoors by the fire, the lucky folks who visit the Florida Keys are snorkeling, splashing, and fishing in still-temperate waters. The shores of this island chain—with dazzling coral reefs and an ...

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Wed, 03 Dec 2014 21:48:24 GMT

Hyatt Place Marathon/Florida Keys Celebrates Official Opening
Business Wire (press release)
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Spottswood Companies, Inc. today announced the opening of Hyatt Place Marathon/Florida Keys, a 125-room hotel located at the historic Faro Blanco Resort and Yacht Club.

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:31:34 GMT

CBS Local

Homeless man drowns in Florida Keys resort pool
MARATHON, Fla. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies say a homeless man apparently drowned in the swimming pool at a Florida Keys resort. An employee spotted the man's body Tuesday at the bottom of the deep end of the pool at Marathon's Banana Bay Resort.
Police: Homeless man found dead in Marathon resort poolMiamiHerald.com

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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:30:50 GMT

WTSP 10 News

Virus killing dolphins along East Coast confirmed in Keys
WTSP 10 News
(Photo: WTSP). 86 CONNECT 7 TWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. BIG PINE KEY, Fla. (AP) - Scientists say a virus that has killed Atlantic bottlenose dolphins along the East Coast has reached the Florida Keys. The remains of a dolphin that died Nov.
Virus killing dolphins along East Coast reaches Fla. KeysDigital Journal

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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 16:56:22 GMT

Local 10

Keys children's shelter worker indicted on federal sex-trafficking charges
Florida Keys Keynoter
Ricky Atkins was fired from the Florida Keys Children's Shelter after his arrest. SHERIFF'S OFFICE. A federal grand jury indicted a former Florida Keys Children's Shelter employee on felony sex-trafficking charges last week. Ricky Jermaine Atkins of ...
Girls sold to prostitution claim abusive journey started with worker at ...Local 10
Atkins charged with sex traffickingKeysNews.com (registration)

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 22:59:07 GMT

Five boat parades fill the Florida Keys weekend
Florida Keys Keynoter
There might be places that have bigger Christmas boat parades than the Keys, but it's doubtful there's a place with more of them -- we have five coming up. There will be colorful lights on outriggers, Santa's elves and seasonal deck displays as ...

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:42:44 GMT

CBS Local

Florida Keys Trying To Attract Canadians With Pie
CBS Local
Canadians line up for a free Key lime pie slice from the Florida Keys Key Lime Pie Truck in downtown Toronto Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Funded by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, the truck is rolling through Toronto and Hamilton through ...
Florida Keys officials trying to attract Canadian tourists with free Key lime pieThe Republic
Taste of the Florida KeysDigital Journal

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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:14:46 GMT

CBS Local

Turtles Recovering At Florida Keys Facility
CBS Local
Bette Zirkelbach checks a Kemp's ridley sea turtle's heart rate Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Fla. The hospital received 30 cold-stunned Kemps ridley turtles to care for after they were rescued ...
Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital Taking Care of 30 Rescued Kemp's ridley ...West Texas News
Pittsburgh zoo helping treat Massachusetts turtlesProvidence Eyewitness News
Cold NE Weather forces rescue of turtles to the Keys (Video)Eyes On News

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:44:03 GMT

Miami Men Charged for Stealing Marine Life from Florida Keys Sanctuary
Prosecutors say Robert V. Kelton and Bruce Brande allegedly conspired to sneak live rock out of the Florida Keys National marine Sanctuary, later reselling it on at least two occasions for thousands of dollars. The first sale reportedly took place in ...

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 20:13:38 GMT

FIU launches study of bonefish in Florida Keys
Captain Tim Carlile poled his skiff against the early outgoing tide in a wide shallow cove on the ocean side of the Lower Keys, scanning the flats for “nervous” water, tails, or wakes. “I've seen a lot of bonefish on this flat,” the 65-year-old ...

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:21:44 GMT

Toronto Star Blogs (blog)

A look at the Florida Keys and marvellous Key West
Toronto Star Blogs (blog)
As reporter Mark Stevens points out in a great Toronto Star story on a trip to the Florida Keys, Key West is famous for its lovely sunsets. Crowds gather at Mallory Square each night and raise a glass - or three - to the sun going down. After that, it ...
No clear changes with Keys militaryKeysNews.com (registration)
Key West, Florida: Driving lazily to the land's endToronto Star

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:31:19 GMT

Irish Independent

Florida Keys: This is Not America
Irish Independent
I wish I'd taken an umbrella to the Florida Keys. No really. Not for the rain because when it rains in the Keys something as insubstantial as a piece of cloth on a bit of wire isn't much use to you. An old geezer with a beard and a working knowledge of ...

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 07:58:08 GMT

2 Tennessee teachers resurface after spending 73 days underwater in Florida ...
Greenfield Daily Reporter
KEY LARGO, Florida — Two Tennessee teachers have resurfaced after spending 73 days underwater in a Florida Keys lagoon. Roane State Community College's Bruce Cantrell and Jessica Fain say the feat lasting 73 days at Jules' Undersea Lodge breaks ...

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 22:25:24 GMT

NBC 6 South Florida

Man Stole From Florida Keys Church While Performing Community Service ...
NBC 6 South Florida
A man was arrested after authorities say he stole items from a Florida Keys church while he was serving community service there. Brian Sheppard, 22, is facing grand theft, fraud and dealing in stolen property charges following his arrest Wednesday, the ...
Florida Keys man accused of stealing from church while doing community serviceGreenfield Daily Reporter
Deputies: Man Steals From Church While Doing Community ServiceCBS Local

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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:56:45 GMT

Key West News

Key West officers disciplined after Michigan man's death; family files civil ...
SAGINAW, MI — Months after a Florida grand jury found that Key West police officers used reasonable force in November 2013 when arresting a Saginaw County man who later died, two officers are being disciplined by their department in connection with ...

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:42:04 GMT

Key West played role in 'Cuban 5' case
KeysNews.com (registration)
Sixteen years ago, Cindy Adkins was driving down I-95 to start a new job as the human resources officer at Boca Chica Field and Naval Air Station Key West when startling news blared across the radio. She and a friend were cruising along when a report ...

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:31:39 GMT

The News-Press

Seaplane: Naples to Key West offers fun, time-savings
The News-Press
A new charter flight company in Naples pairs the glamor of seaplane travel with service to Key West in about an hour. Salt Island Seaplanes, skippered by retired airline pilot Jon Rector, uses a Cessna 206 amphibious plane with room for up to four ...

Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:36:57 GMT

#News: Key West Art & Historical Society Wins Prestigious $20000 Award
Florida Keys Weekly
In a day and age when texting fervently is frowned upon, there is finally just cause. The Key West Art & Historical Society, one of Florida's oldest not-for-profits, has won out over five other South Florida organizations competing for the Knight Arts ...

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:36:49 GMT

Judge: Key West cops must respond to allegations they lied
Florida Keys Keynoter
Eight Key West police officers and the city must respond by Dec. 23 to attorneys for a man who died in police custody who allege the officers perjured themselves. Police pulled Charles Eimers, 61, of Birch Run, Mich., over in his PT Cruiser at a North ...
New evidence sheds light on deadly traffic stopCBS News

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:59:34 GMT

Don't miss 'Nutcracker Key West'
Florida Keys Keynoter
Only in Key West: You have not seen "The Nutcracker," which plays all over the United States during the holiday season, until you have seen Joyce Stahl's production of this remarkable musical ballet. Joyce, having started in 2005 with her version ...

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:07:49 GMT

Three Key West cops dropped from Eimers family's wrongful-death lawsuit
Florida Keys Keynoter
Key West police officers Janeth Calvert, Todd Stevens and Sgt. Pablo Rodriguez have been dismissed from a federal wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the family of Charles Eimers, a Michigan man who died in police custody after he was arrested following a ...
2 Key West officers disciplined in Michigan man's deathFlorida Times-Union

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 09:06:40 GMT

Florida Keys Keynoter

Durden guilty of winning Bar Association 5K in Key West
Florida Keys Keynoter
The verdict was guilty for Keith Durden -- guilty for winning Saturday's Monroe County Bar Association Justice for All Crawl 5K Walk/Run. The Key Wester ran the Southernmost City race in 16 minutes, 36 seconds. Emily Nixon, also from Key West, was the ...

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:02:15 GMT

Key West beats Trojans on Niles' hat trick
KeysNews.com (registration)
KEY WEST -- A much-improved Hialeah-Miami Lakes girls soccer team put Key West to the test Tuesday afternoon in a District 16-4A match at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium. The Lady Trojans held Key West scoreless just short of the entire first half, and ...

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:33:37 GMT


Christmas Eve opening targeted for new Key West firehouse
A new $5.9 million, three-bay fire station on Angela Street in Key West will improve response times, according to Key West Fire Department Chief David Fraga. The Fire Department is targeting sometime before Christmas for moving into its new Old Town digs.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:22:53 GMT

Palm Beach Post (blog)

It's Key West in Delray Beach, but with a better beach!
Palm Beach Post (blog)
Crane's Beach House Hotel, a tropical hideaway in downtown Delray Beach, has added luxury to this village by the sea. The boutique hotel with the Key West style has transformed four suites into tricked-out luxury villas, with high-tech amenities ...

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:24:50 GMT

Uber opens in Key West but not everyone's happy
Florida Keys Keynoter
Uber, the popular but often-controversial ride-sharing service, started last Thursday in the Florida Keys with the "most reliable" service in Key West, according to Uber spokeswoman Kaitlin Durkosh. The move comes despite any sort of regulation for ...

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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:26:00 GMT

Two Key West police officers disciplined in connection with man's death
He is expected to receive a five-day suspension without pay for actions including inappropriate remarks he made to employees of a Key West cupcake store that "gave the impression he had done something purposely wrong to cause Mr. Eimers' death.".

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:00:51 GMT


Tiny island city Key West has diversity and character
In 1912, Flagler's railroad connected Florida's mainland to a string of subtropical islands jutting into the Gulf of Mexico from Key Largo to Key West — the latter only 90 miles across the Florida Straits to Cuba and 154 miles south of Miami. The ...

Sun, 30 Nov 2014 18:51:46 GMT

CBS Local

Artists Craft Sculptures At Key West Sand Art Competition
CBS Local
Benjamin Probanza of Acapulco, Mexico, puts finishing touches on his sand sculpture “Yin-Yang,” at the International Sand Art Competition Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Key West, Fla. Six accomplished sand art experts are competing in the event that is ...
Artists Create Sand Sculptures for Key West Sand Art CompetitionNBC 6 South Florida

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Sat, 29 Nov 2014 20:05:27 GMT

Florida Keys Keynoter

Key West girls nearly at .500
Florida Keys Keynoter
Just when the Key West High girls basketball team seemed on the verge of losing the lead for the first time, Lily Bailey came to the rescue. A 3-point shot by Keys Gate's Yesinia Velez with 3:20 left in the fourth quarter tied Friday's District 16-4A ...

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:11:24 GMT

The Hemingway House in Key West
Huffington Post
A few facts about The Hemingway House at 907 Whitehead Street: It's one of the most popular tourist attractions in Key West. Originally built in the 1870s in the French Colonial Style by Asa Tift, a prominent Key West citizen, the house was given to ...

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 23:01:06 GMT

Local 10

Florida man, Rhode Island woman win at Key West
Local 10
A 29-year-old Florida man and a 39-year-old Rhode Island woman have won the men's and women's overall divisions at the annual Key West Triathlon. Yunior Rosete of Aventura finished in 1 hour, 57 minutes and 15.95 seconds Saturday. Kate Bruck of East ...

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Sat, 06 Dec 2014 23:07:05 GMT

Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Foiling GC32s to compete at Quantum Key West Race Week
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Using the event as a demonstration for the class in the USA, four GC32s are entered in Quantum Key West Race Week. Taking place over January 18-23, this is the northern hemisphere's first major regatta of the year, sailed in the azure blue waters off ...
Speed, Power and Excitement heading to 28th Edition Quantum Key West Race ...BYM News (press release)

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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 23:22:09 GMT

Lessons to be learned from Key West
Palm Beach Daily News
I began spending winters in Key West in the mid-1980s. At that time, one small cruise ship a week was allowed to get through the channel and into Key West's harbor. After the channel was dredged and docking facilities were built, up to four, huge ...

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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:14:52 GMT

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