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STATE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT SHOOTS DOWN ORDINANCE FOR TAVERNIER PUBLIX PROJECT

The Florida Department of Commerce rejected an ordinance Monroe County commissioners approved via 4-1 vote in February for a proposed Tavernier Key Commercial Overlay District (TKCOD), which...
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BREAKING: MARATHON TO CONVERT SOMBRERO BOULEVARD FLOODING TO NATURAL TIDAL LAGOON

In a shocking turn of events, the city of Marathon will redevelop a constantly-flooded portion of Sombrero Boulevard as a “natural, tidal community lagoon” by the end...
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ARMED GIRL FATALLY SHOT BY MONROE COUNTY DEPUTY; SHERIFF CALLS IT SELF-DEFENSE

A Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputy fatally shot a girl who was armed with a stolen handgun early Monday morning on Stock Island. She was shot after pointing...
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DeSANTIS SENDING NATIONAL GUARD TO THE KEYS FOR POTENTIAL HAITIAN MIGRANT ARRIVALS

Gov. Ron DeSantis is ordering additional state assets to the Florida Keys and Florida’s southern waters in anticipation of a potential influx of illegal immigrants from Haiti,...
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KEY WEST MOURNS TRAGIC LOSS OF TEACHER AND COACH DEXTER BUTLER

By Mandy Miles and Gwen Filosa The community of Key West was shattered by the sudden death of beloved teacher and coach Dexter Butler, whose body was found...
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BREAKING: KEY COLONY BEACH COMMISSIONER BETH RAMSAY-VICKREY RESIGNS

Citing an impending move to Marathon that would make her ineligible to serve on the city commission, Key Colony Beach City Commissioner Beth Ramsay-Vickrey announced her resignation...
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KEY WEST BOAT CAPTAIN FACES HOMICIDE CHARGE FOR FATAL 2023 VESSEL CRASH

Daniel Anthony Ross, 53, of Key West, was arrested Feb. 5, 2024, on a charge of vessel homicide. MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
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BREAKING: KEY COLONY BEACH CITY COMMISSION TERMINATES CITY ADMINISTRATOR DAVE TURNER

Key Colony Beach will conduct a search for a new city administrator following a swift vote not to renew the contract of current administrator Dave Turner. The...
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FIERY CRASH ON US 1 KILLS POPULAR SOUTH FLORIDA TRUCK DRIVER. ‘HE WAS A...

Monroe County Fire Rescue works to extinguish a burning semi-trailer truck after a fatl crash Dec. 5, 2023, on U.S. 1 at mile marker 21. MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE/contributed
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MONROE COUNTY STATE ATTORNEY WILL TAKE TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL AUDIT FINDINGS TO GRAND JURY

The multimillion-dollar tourism marketing agency that for decades has promoted the Florida Keys to tourists worldwide is under criminal investigation, the Monroe County State Attorney said Thursday....

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