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CBS Local

Vets, Teens Transplant Corals In Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary
CBS Local
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 ...
Vets, teens transplant corals in Florida KeysAirForceTimes.com

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:03:19 GMT


Watch Baby Loggerhead Sea Turtles Hatch On Florida Keys Webcam
Huffington Post
(AP) — A live-streaming webcam has recorded loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings emerging from a nest on a Florida Keys beach. About 100 three-inch-long infants emerged from the mound Friday night and headed to the ocean under faint moonlight.
Keys Turtle Cam Watchers See Hatch LiveCBS Local
Turtle cam streams hatchling eruption in Florida KeysKXAN.com
Webcam Captures 100 Endangered Baby Turtles Hatching in FloridaTIME
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:03:20 GMT


Roxbury man dies after diving off Florida Keys with his teenage children
The Star-Ledger
KEY LARGO, Fla. — A New Jersey man is dead following a diving trip in the Florida Keys with his teenage children. Monroe County Sheriff's officials say 45-year-old Gary Lanier of the Kenvil section of Roxbury died Wednesday off of Key Largo. Witnesses ...
NJ man dead after diving trip in Fla. KeysLocal 10
Man dies while snorkeling off Key Largo, is the Keys' second water-related ...Florida Keys Keynoter

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:51:58 GMT

Local 10

Ruling Allows Same-Sex Marriages for Florida Keys
MIAMI (AP) — A judge in the Florida Keys has overturned the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage after a legal challenge by six gay couples said it effectively made them second-class citizens. The ruling was issued Thursday by Circuit Judge ...
Judge OKs Gay Marriage in Florida KeysABC News
Gay couple celebrates same-sex marriage ruling in Florida KeysLocal 10
State judge legalizes gay marriage in Florida KeysWJXT Jacksonville

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:32:47 GMT


Ruling keeps gay marriage ban in effect in Florida Keys
MIAMI (Reuters) - A judge in the Florida Keys on Monday rejected an emergency motion filed by a gay couple hoping to wed, effectively allowing Florida's same-sex marriage ban to remain in effect while it is appealed, likely all the way to the U.S ...
Appeals court: Same-sex couples can't marry yet in Florida KeysTampabay.com
Judge won't lift Florida Keys gay marriage stayWTSP 10 News
Judge asked to lift Florida Keys gay marriage stayLubbockOnline.com

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:12:00 GMT

Fox News

Undersea 'Concert' Brings Music To Divers & Snorkelers In Florida Keys
Huffington Post
Some divers were costumed and pretended to play quirky metal instruments sculpted by Florida Keys artist August Powers. As well as offering an unusual experience for dive and snorkel enthusiasts, the broadcast included diver awareness announcements ...
Underwater festival in the Florida KeysKEYC
Divers, snorkelers converge for undersea 'concert' at Florida Keys National ...LubbockOnline.com
Divers, snorkelers converge for undersea 'concert'WTSP 10 News

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 06:40:23 GMT

SaintPetersBlog (blog)

To woo Florida Keys voters, Carlos Curbelo brings out big gun: Ileana Ros ...
MiamiHerald.com (blog)
Miami Republican congressional candidate Carlos Curbelo is getting a little help from a friend to campaign to Florida Keys voters. A new television ad to begin airing this week features Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen -- the popular Miami Republican ...
Carlos Curbelo releases “Keys First” ad featuring US Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen ...SaintPetersBlog (blog)

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:45:33 GMT


Zany underwater music festival in Florida Keys still a hit
The vibrant coral reef in the Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary comes alive one day each year with the sound of music, including the Beatles' Octopus Garden, Medwyn Goodall's Dolphin Dreams and Barefoot Man's rendition of Barracuda. “Sometimes we ...
Lower Keys Fest calls for reef conservationCCTV
Divers, fish get a concert at Florida festivalWashington Post

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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:52:59 GMT


Mini-season lobster hunters flooding the Keys
For many more specifics -- the Keys' mini-season is far more regulated than anywhere else in the state, especially due to our status as the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary -- go to www.myfwc.com. You'll find there very specific areas to avoid ...

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:45:03 GMT

CBS Local

Florida Keys Launches “Turtle Cam”
CBS Local
FLORIDA KEYS (CBSMiami/ Florida Keys News Bureau)— Now environmental enthusiasts from all over the world can tune in to see a “turtle webcam”. The high-definition webcam will give viewers the ability to watch infant loggerhead sea turtles hatching and ...
Loggerhead sea turtle live webcam in the Florida Keys will broadcast hatchWPTV
Florida Keys' HD Turtle Cam will let you observe loggerhead turtlesTech Times
'Turtle Cam' Launched in Florida Keys Shows Loggerheads in ActionNature World News
Science World Report
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 23:03:15 GMT

NJ man dies in Florida Keys diving accident
KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — A New Jersey man is dead following a diving trip in the Florida Keys with his teenage children. Monroe County Sheriff's officials say 45-year-old Gary Lanier of Kenvil, New Jersey, died Wednesday off of Key Largo. Witnesses and ...

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:31:24 GMT

Florida Keys Keynoter

Feds: Without a license, Little Torch Key man harvested bonnethead sharks to ...
Florida Keys Keynoter
In a continuing crackdown on the illicit trade of marine life in the Keys, a Little Torch Key man was charged Friday with felony conspiracy for allegedly taking bonnethead sharks from the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary without a federal license.

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Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:56:55 GMT

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Hosts Underwater Concert
It happened at the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Four hours of music were piped through underwater speakers as we're hearing now - songs from "Flipper" and "the Little Mermaid" were played, it is said, to entertain diverse, snorkelers and ...

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:12:15 GMT


Web cams show loggerhead turtles hatching in Florida
KEY WEST, Fla., July 28 (UPI) --Over the weekend, roughly 100 loggerhead turtles hatched on the beaches of the Florida Keys. Guided by the light of the moon reflecting off the water, the turtles made their way to the ocean where they'll spend the rest ...

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:42:27 GMT

CBS Local

Hemingway Look-A-Likes Flock To Florida Keys
CBS Local
About 130 men are entered in this year's competition staged during the island city's annual Hemingway Days festival that continues through Sunday, July 20. Hemingway lived and wrote in Key West throughout most of the 1930s. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys ...
Florida news briefsTallahassee Democrat (blog)
Hemingway look-alikes spoof bull run in Key WestLocal 10
Arizona man wins Hemingway look-alike contestSt. Augustine Record
The Ledger -KeysNews.com (registration)
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:50:40 GMT


Fabien Cousteau's undersea mission in Florida Keys concludes with significant ...
Outside the view port of the underwater habitat Aquarius, during the Fabien Cousteau-led Mission 31, a Goliath Grouper nicknamed Sylvia attacked a barracuda while a reef shark and aquanauts watched in delight. “Oh, did you see that?” one of the ...
Fabien Cousteau Resurfaces After 31 Days UnderwaterPeople Magazine
5 things to know about Cousteau's undersea missionCherokee Tribune
Cousteau's Grandson Completes Underwater Mission Off FloridaHispanically Speaking News
Newser -YottaFire
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Sun, 06 Jul 2014 23:56:26 GMT

Rare bird alert: Red-necked stint spotted in Keys; first sighting ever in Florida
Swedish biologist Viktor Nilsson-Ortman came to Florida to collect damselfly eggs for his post doctorate research and left last week with a discovery that turned the birding world all aflutter. On the shoreline he spotted a red-necked stint, the first ...

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:39:14 GMT


Cousteau Ends 'Mission 31′ In Florida Keys
CBS Local
For the last 31 days, Cousteau has been living off the coast of the Florida Keys, in attempt to beat his grandfather's record. He managed to beat the record by one day. And, according to CBS4's David Sutta, he actually wished he could have stayed longer.
Fabien Cousteau completes his 31-day underwater living experiment in Florida ...WPTV
Cousteau ends 'Mission 31' in Florida KeysWashington Times
5 things to know about Fabien Cousteau's 31-day underwater experiment in the ...Newser
Palm Beach Post
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Wed, 02 Jul 2014 22:35:20 GMT

WPBF West Palm Beach

VIDEO: Man proposes underwater during Florida Keys dive
MARATHON, Fla. (WPTV) — If it's true that love knows no boundaries, Alex Montgomery, 20, and Wellington native Lauren Schuhle, 20, exemplified that with their underwater engagement. The couple was scuba diving in Marathon on Saturday, July 12, when ...
Palm Beach County man pulls off ultimate underwater proposal while diving off ...WPBF West Palm Beach
Underwater proposal: WATCH as Alex Montgomery proposes to Lauren Schuhle ...WPTV

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:21:33 GMT

Florida Keys includes shipwrecks, diving museums
Charleston Post Courier
From the treasures of a 1622 shipwreck to 4,000 years of diving history, more than a dozen museums are spread across the more than 100 miles of islands that make up the Florida Keys. Besides the water and sky views on either side of the toll-free ...

Sun, 13 Jul 2014 04:47:39 GMT

Key West News


Florida's Third District Court of Appeal says Key West bartenders can't marry yet
Key West bartenders Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones, who won permission last week from Monroe Chief Circuit Judge Luis Garcia to marry, had asked the appeals court to lift an automatic stay of the ruling that went into effect when the state ...
Fight For Marriage Equality Holding Strong As Activists Rally In Key WestCBS Local
Monroe judge denies gay Key West bartenders' plea to let them marry TuesdayTampabay.com (blog)
Fla. judge denies gay Key West bartenders' plea to let them marry TuesdayMerced Sun-Star
Bradenton Herald -Reuters
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:09:02 GMT

Local 10

Key West couple asks Fla. Supreme Court to rule on same-sex marriage ban
Local 10
A Key West couple is asking a Florida appellate court to fast track a ruling on the same-sex marriage ban to the Florida Supreme Court. The attorneys for Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones filed a suggestion Monday for the Miami-based Third District ...
Key West plaintiffs seek to appeal marriage ruling to Fla. Supreme CourtLGBTQ Nation
Same-Sex Couple Asking To Wed Ask State's Supreme Court To Hear CaseCBS Local
Gay marriage case could head to FL Supreme CourtWTSP 10 News
Florida Keys Keynoter
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:05:30 GMT

CBS Local

Hemingway Days “Running Of The Bulls” Hits Streets Of Key West
CBS Local
Ernest Hemingway look- alikes kick off the Running of the Bulls Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Key West, Fla. The whimsical event, a parody of its namesake in Pamplona, Spain, is one of many events during Key West's Hemingway Days festival that continues ...
Florida Frontiers: Hemingway look-alikes converge on Key WestFlorida Today
Key West Assembles Bulls, Bards and Look-Alikes to Salute 'Papa'The Ledger
Arizona man wins Hemingway look-alike contestMiamiHerald.com
Local 10 -Arizona Republic -NBC 6 South Florida
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 11:47:33 GMT

Key West starts transition to in-house EMS
Florida Keys Keynoter
Care/American's contract runs through March 31, 2015, and the Key West Fire Department will begin running the ambulance services the following day. The city and the department are still researching new and used vehicles, as well as looking at lease ...

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:10:18 GMT

Connecting Key West
KeysNews.com (registration)
Arecent Thursday found Key West Broadband owner Jordan Smith installing high-tech equipment on the waterfront roof of a luxury resort, and later listening closely as the administrators of a New Town nonprofit described their agency's Internet and ...

Sun, 27 Jul 2014 05:21:09 GMT

Key West Seaplanes® - TripAdvisor Rave Reviews Recognition
Key West Seaplanes® has been notified by TripAdvisor that the company " is getting rave reviews on TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site". The premier air carrier is also the proud recipient of the coveted "Certificate of Excellence" award from ...

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:46:32 GMT

CBS Local

World's Largest Key Lime Pie To Be Created At Key West Festival Friday
CBS Local
Chefs Paul Menta, left, and Jim Brush, right, measure a giant Key lime pie Friday, July 4, 2014, in Key West, Fla. The gargantuan pastry, measuring 9 feet, 2 inches in diameter, was the centerpiece of the Key Lime Festival that concludes Saturday, July 5.
Key Lime Pie Eatin' contest heldLocal 10
Giant Pie Serves 1500 at Key Lime Festival in Key WestSouth Dade News Leader
Giant key lime pie over 9 feet wide serves 1500 at Key Lime Festival in Key ...WPTV

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Fri, 04 Jul 2014 14:03:03 GMT

Florida Keys Keynoter

Key West board amenable to overnight ferry but concerns linger
Florida Keys Keynoter
At Wednesday's board meeting, a Southwest Florida-based business proposed bringing Key West Great Escape, a 177-foot "boutique" cruise ship with 40 cabins, accommodating up to 80 people, to Key West twice weekly. Each stop would last two nights.

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:15:31 GMT

Florida Times-Union

Keys clerk's office: We're ready to marry gay couples
KEY WEST -- In the hours after a Keys judge threw out Florida's ban on same-sex marriage Thursday, gay couples from all over the state inundated the Monroe County Clerk's office with calls about when they could tie the knot — and some even began ...
Florida Keys judge declares gay marriage legal; Key West celebratingFlorida Times-Union
Key West judge strikes down Florida's same-sex marriage banBusiness Journal
Florida judge rules that gay couples can marry; state files an appealTampabay.com
Charisma News -Local 10 -Bradenton Herald
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:42:18 GMT

He'll ride solar-powered e-bike to Key West
Hamilton Spectator
The 30-year-old from London is hoping to ride a solar-powered bicycle to Key West, Fla., as he campaigns for a more sustainable world. Szucs, who is the founder of a group called Sustainable Joes, wants his #RETHINK tour to "amplify a million voices ...

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:24:36 GMT

Florida grand jury examining Birch Run man's death after his arrest in Key West
The Ann Arbor News
BIRCH RUN, MI — A Florida grand jury is examining evidence in the death of a Michigan man who died in Key West after he was arrested by police. Charles Eimers of Birch Run made the trip from his Michigan home to Key West, Florida, where his life ended ...

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:58:23 GMT

Local 10

Key West among 10 best small cities in the country
Local 10
The southernmost city in the nation made it to the list of top 10 small cities published on the Condé Nast Traveler magazine. Key West earned the 10th place, because it "retains the distinctly unique flavor of its original 19th century immigrant ...

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:15:24 GMT

Missing boater out of Key West
KeysNews.com (registration)
State and federal marine patrol officers continued their search Friday evening for a fishermen involved in a possible boat collision in the Dry Tortugas. The two boats are both out of Key West, but Coast Guard officials did not release the names of the ...

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:15:45 GMT

Florida Keys Keynoter

Key West pool is a public-health threat
Florida Keys Keynoter
I was standing in the community pool in Bahama Village in Key West the other day, taking a break from laps, when I overheard a man reclining in a chaise poolside tell someone: "It's so nice to come here in the morning to wash off the scum and then head ...

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:07:31 GMT

Florida Keys Keynoter

It's lobster for everyone at Lobsterfest in Key West
Florida Keys Keynoter
A hearty appetite and a fondness for lobsters are mandatory during the 18th annual Key West Lobsterfest, a celebration of Florida lobster set for Aug. 7 through 10. The events salute the tasty crustacean following the Aug. 6 start of the regular ...

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 04:57:35 GMT

Philly.com (blog)

Will cancer give me a chance to show my kids Key West?
Philly.com (blog)
So when my two brother-in-laws called Thursday about leaving Friday morning on a last-minute, impromptu “guys family trip” to Key West, the knee-jerk reaction of “No way, I have to get back to taking it easy” was manually overridden based on location ...

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:00:54 GMT

Two Key West resorts with stunning sunset views
Palm Beach Post
There are so many cool places to stay in Key West. One of them is Ocean Key Resort between Key West Harbor and Mallory Square. Those who stay at Ocean Key get the quintessential Key West experience. The resort has 100 guest rooms, sunset views and ...

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:36:28 GMT

Key West
WSB Radio
Last weekend my wife and I went to a wedding in Key West, Florida. We opted to fly from Atlanta to Ft. Lauderdale then rent a car for the drive to Key West. Once you leave the "mainland" the drive is all along a 127-mile stretch of U.S. 1 which runs ...

Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:18:45 GMT

Investigation into man's death in Key West is flawed
Florida Keys Keynoter
An innocent man died while in the custody of the Key West Police Department. This 61-year-old might have met his fate at the hands of police officers as he lay down on the ground before them. This defenseless and helpless citizen appeared compliant to ...

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:01:03 GMT

Daily Beast

Jimmy Buffett's Favorite Key West Shack
Daily Beast
Aside from its Buffett connection and the parade of other Key West-related celebrities who have stopped in for a meal, Louie's demands the attention of any eater interested in discovering the unique style of cooking (and eating and serving) known as ...

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:15:39 GMT

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