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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 ...

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:44:03 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

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

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:59:41 GMT

CBS4 Investigates: A Fugitive's Final Days In The Florida Keys
CBS Local
MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Minutes before he died on September 16, Roy Blanco's last words were, “What did I do?” Blanco shouted them to a border patrol agent as the agent moved in to detain him. Police believe Blanco knew exactly what he did. He was ...

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Fri, 07 Nov 2014 18:59:57 GMT

LGBTQ Nation

Mark's List founder Mark Haines killed when hit by three vehicles in Florida Keys
Sun Sentinel
What should have been a celebratory end to an annual benefit bicycle ride was tinged with sadness this weekend after the death of well-known Fort Lauderdale activist Mark Haines. lRelated Photos: Fort Lauderdale Critical Mass · Home · Photos: Fort ...
Founder of popular South Florida gay website struck, killed by vehiclesMiamiHerald.com

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:59:04 GMT

WESH Orlando

Crews search for missing diver from Winter Springs in Florida Keys
WESH Orlando
—The United States Coast Guard has searched more than 3,749 square miles for a man who went missing while diving off the Florida Keys. According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, the missing man is 32-year-old Matthew Milton, of Winter Springs.
Search for missing diver from Winter Springs in the Florida Keys has spanned ...Orlando Sentinel
US Coast Guard Searches For Missing Diver In Florida KeysCBS Local
Crews search for missing diver in Florida KeysWTSP 10 News
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Tue, 04 Nov 2014 22:01:38 GMT

WESH Orlando

Search for missing Seminole County diver in Florida Keys suspended
WESH Orlando
Search continues for diver who disappeared in Florida Keys. The Florida Coast Guard is still searching for Matthew Milton of Winter Springs, who was last seen Saturday scuba diving off Islamorada. View Large. Photos. Search continues for diver who ...
Good Sam Rescues 6 In Boat Fire Off Fla. KeysCBS Local
Search for Winter Springs man suspended in Florida KeysOrlando Sentinel

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Thu, 06 Nov 2014 03:17:39 GMT

Email scam in the Florida Keys: Hitmen, death threats and extortion
Sun Sentinel (blog)
Email can bring a lot of good things: Loved ones' photos, college alumni newsletters or sales coupons for a favorite store. Then there's email's dark side: Missives that are not just the usual scams, but contain death threats, a scary tactic that has ...

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:35:32 GMT


In Florida Keys, Local Elections Carry a Sting
The Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board meets once a month with one primary mission: "To make sure that there is no disease spread in the Florida Keys by mosquitoes," said Stephen Smith, the board's chairman. Smith is serving his fifth four-year term ...

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:05:48 GMT

Fond du Lac Reporter

UW-Fond du Lac offers courses in Florida Keys and Costa Rica
Fond du Lac Reporter
Biology of the Florida Keys Marine Environment (BIO 298) will focus on the ecology of the Keys and the Southern Florida ecosystem. Major topics include invertebrate diversity, sea grass ecology, coral reef ecology and identification of reef fish, sea ...

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:08:36 GMT

Zoo at Florida Keys jail marks 20th anniversary
Inmates help care for the animals at the Monroe County Sheriff's Office Animal Farm, the only zoo at a county jail in the country. The zoo is funded by canteen profits from jail inmates and from donations. It also shares the Stock Island complex with ...

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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:55:03 GMT

From Kenya to the Florida Keys: Our October Photo of the Day monthly winners ...
imaging resource
From the top winning shot by our regular Melissa Anderson, contributor of so many prize-winning images, to a sublime shot from the Florida Keys by Frederick Ross, to a rather intriguing image by longtime contributor Nikki McDonald, we're yet again ...

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:52:45 GMT

Winter Springs man still missing in Florida Keys, officials say
Orlando Sentinel
Winter Springs man still missing in Florida Keys, officials say. By Desiree Stennett, Orlando Sentinel contact the reporter · Waterway and Maritime TransportationTrips and Vacations. Search continues for Matthew Milton, the Winter Springs man missing ...

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Tue, 04 Nov 2014 22:39:37 GMT

Local 10

Keys resort staff accused of stealing from guests
Workers at a popular Islamorada resort are accused of stealing guests' credit card information and using it for personal shopping sprees. Victims identified by police and hotel management reported a total of $4,186.97 in fraudulent charges. The alleged ...
4 employees at Fla. Keys resort arrested in alleged theft schemeLocal 10
4 charged in credit card scheme at Keys resortBradenton Herald

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Sun, 09 Nov 2014 14:16:52 GMT

Islamorada Hotel in the Florida Keys Undergoes Major Renovation and ...
PR Newswire (press release)
The name Amara Cay evokes the subtropical essence of the Florida Keys, where the sun meets the shore, and beckons travelers to visit from all over the world. Included in the resort's rebranding is a dynamic new website that is now accepting ...

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Tue, 04 Nov 2014 14:49:36 GMT


For the Keys' hungry, there's help
The report's portion for the Florida Keys found more than 14,000 Keys households -- nearly one in two -- struggles paying for housing and food. Marjorie Roberts, director of KAIR, said about 50 people a day visit her food bank and that nearly 1,500 ...

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:57:25 GMT

Father-daughter duo ends 4200-mile bike trek for veterans in the Florida Keys
Local 10
A father and daughter have finished their 4,200-mile cross-country bicycle trek to benefit wounded American veterans and their families, ending the ride in the Florida Keys. The 59-year-old Dean Hatcher and his 20-year-old daughter Taryn Hatcher on ...

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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:04:00 GMT


Little appetite at the FWC for Biscayne closures
"They want to do a phase-out of commercial fishing, and all those traps are going to be pushed on us down here," Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen's Association President Ernie Piton said. Bill Kelly, executive director of the fishing group, estimated ...
South Florida outdoors notebookMiamiHerald.com

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:51:22 GMT

Enjoy a Merry December in the Florida Keys with KeysCaribbean's Special ...
KeysCaribbean Luxury Resort Villas & Marinas present three exciting reasons to enjoy a December holiday in the Florida Keys. "The Longer You Stay in Paradise, The More You Save" special discount offers a lower nightly rate for each additional day ...

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:05:16 GMT

Eyes On News

Road Trip: Florida Keys mile-marker guide
Eyes On News
KeysHighway-cropped By Bonnie Gross and Bob Rountree, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, Nov 11, 2014 – The Overseas Highway through the Florida Keys is the ultimate road trip: Spectacular views and things to do, places to go and ...

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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:54:21 GMT

Key West News

San Diego Gay & Lesbian News

Fall in love with Key West again and again
San Diego Gay & Lesbian News
(Editor's note: While a judge in Monroe County (which includes Key West and Largo) has ruled that Florida's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, the ruling has been stayed pending appeal. So it is not known when gay weddings will be legal in ...

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:58:33 GMT

Florida Keys Keynoter

On their home field, Key West soccer boys win, girls lose
Florida Keys Keynoter
The Key West High boys soccer team came from behind in the second half and defeated Sagemont, 3-2, before a handful of spectators Saturday afternoon at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium. The Conchs improved to 6-2, with the victory coming a day after ...

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:50:51 GMT

Florida Keys Keynoter

Key West Conchs, outmanned by Gulliver's height, nearly pull an upset
Florida Keys Keynoter
The Bobby Menendez Gym at Key West High School shook with noise. Point guard Zi'yah Jefferson raced down the court and launched a high-arcing 3-point shot. The crowd held its breath. The shot was short. Alan Creager, a 5-foot-10, 140-pound guard, ...

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:13:12 GMT

Teen fights off attacker who invaded her Key West bedroom
7Online WSVN-TV
KEY WEST, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police are investigating an alarming attack in a teenage girl's bedroom in Key West. Her mother thought her daughter had a very realistic nightmare, but surveillance video proved the stranger who tried to attack her in her ...

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 23:50:47 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 ...

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:14:52 GMT

Fight over bar stool involves Key West commissioner
MiamiHerald.com (blog)
The men were defending the establishment's owner, Mark Rossi, also a Key West city commissioner, who said the tourist had no right to take the stool. “He has no idea who he is dealing with,” Commissioner Mark Rossi told police, who responded to the ...

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:16:22 GMT

Two injured as powerboats flip on Day 1 of Key West World Championship
Two racers were injured and several powerboats damaged when Wednesday's opener of the 34th annual Key West World Championship turned into a marine version of a demolition derby. Driver Mike Figuero of Satellite Beach and throttleman Frank Sarro of ...

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Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00:23:02 GMT

Monroe News Star

Traveling in Key West with Liz Craft
Monroe News Star
"Key West is the closest you'll ever get to a Caribbean getaway without needing a passport. As the haunt of Parrot Heads and Hemingway, Key West is just as exotic as a Belizean resort and as sophisticated as a British Virgin Island hideaway – only this ...

Sun, 09 Nov 2014 01:09:18 GMT

Oscar-winner Marisa Tomei, LGBT panel among highlights of Key West Film ...
Marisa Tomei, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for My Cousin Vinny (1992) attended a panel discussion at the 2014 Key West Film Festival. Tomei attended a panel discussion tied to her new movie Loitering with Intent, which was screened at the ...

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:50:34 GMT

Eyes On News

Howling winds make for rough boat racing in Key West World Championships
In one of the roughest Key West World Championship finals in recent memory, seven race teams were crowned tops in their classes Sunday and no one was injured. As winds howled at more than 20 knots out of the northwest, competitors had some scary ...
Granet, Begovich Win Superboat Unlimited ClassCBS Local
Marc Granet, Scott Begovich win Superboat Unlimited Class in Key West World ...Greenfield Daily Reporter
Rough waters and gusty winds helped powerboat winnersEyes On News

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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 02:20:44 GMT

Victims ID'd in fatal weekend crash, all from Key West; driver still held
A Sugarloaf Key man remained in the Monroe County jail Monday in lieu of $250,000 bond following his arrest early Saturday morning in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash in Key West. The victim who died was Karen Cherry, 54, who police ...

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Sat, 01 Nov 2014 20:02:11 GMT

Key West Chalk Fest (Video)
Eyes On News
“We have about 36 artists here from all over the world, the nation and locally … producing masterpieces using this remarkable and beautiful form that's really performance art,” said Michael Shields, chairman of the Key West Art in Public Places Board ...

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:21:37 GMT

Florida Keys Keynoter

Chalk makes Key West sidewalk an art gallery
Florida Keys Keynoter
Participating Key West artists are Sean P. Callahan, Billy Cartledge, Dea Celani, Carrie Disrud, Gail Drecher, Alexandra Durso, Denise Graham, Jack Hackett, Garth Holtkamp, Alisa Mealor, Mac McCausland, Lucy Paige, Suzanne Pereira, Jane ...

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:23:17 GMT

Fast boats roar tnto Key West World Championships
The Indianapolis 500 of powerboat racing thunders into Key West Sunday for the 34th annual, weeklong world championships, capping the 2014 season. As many as 50 high-powered craft will compete for world titles in seven classes on Wednesday [Nov.

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Sat, 01 Nov 2014 19:07:13 GMT

Key West commissioner reportedly fights over bar stool
Florida Keys Keynoter
The man, who said he asked a woman if he could take the empty seat next to her so an elderly man in his group could rest, ended up on the floor of Rick's Bar, held down by a staff member and the manager of the city's contracted garbage company. The men ...

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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 23:23:41 GMT

CMS 03, Broadco in front at Key West World superboats
CMS 03 hardened its lead in the Superboat Unlimited class — with a little help from teammates CMS 3 — in the second race of the Key West World Championships on Friday. And Broadco jumped to the top spot in the hard-fought, eight-boat Superboat class ...
Broadco takes lead in Superboat-class in Key WestOcala

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Sat, 08 Nov 2014 06:09:31 GMT


2014 Key West Film Festival from Nov. 12-16 to focus on Florida films and ...
The 2014 Key West Film Festival opens Nov. 12 and will feature a local favorite: Dmitry Zhitov's South Beach on Heels, which last month won the audience award for Best Documentary at the Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.

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Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16:37:50 GMT

Gulliver hoops squads come south to Key West
Florida Keys Keynoter
After opening their seasons with District 16-4A losses Wednesday to Keys Gate in Homestead, the Key West High boys and girls basketball teams will play talented Gulliver Prep today at the Bobby Menendez Gym. The boys game is scheduled for 6 p.m. The ...

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:18:43 GMT

Key West beating ends with conviction
KeysNews.com (registration)
A Key West man faces up to one year in jail for pummeling another man outside a strip club a year ago. Early Oct. 26, 2013, Vladimir Prokhodnoy repeatedly punched Piotr Vdavenka in the face while sitting on his chest in the parking lot outside Bare ...

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:36:20 GMT

Tourist: Key West sex-themed club with a reputation overbilled
An upstate New York man says a sex-themed Key West club billed money to his bank debit card when not authorized to do so, the latest in a long line of complaints against the club. The Adult Entertainment Club at 1221 Duval St. has had hundreds of ...

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:49:17 GMT

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