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JIMMY BUFFETT, WHO CAPTURED KEY WEST IN HIS SONGS, PASSES AWAY AT 76

Jimmy Buffett, the legendary songwriter who tapped into his 1970s Key West experience to create his own genre of laid-back island rock and roll and build a...
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KEY WEST NATIVE KILLED IN JACKSONVILLE SHOOTING 

A 52-year-old woman who was born and raised in Key West was one of three Black people fatally shot Saturday at a Dollar General Store in Jacksonville,...
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POLICE BUST MAJOR SOUTH FLORIDA GARMIN GPS THEFT RING

A rash of GPS marine thefts — ranging in the millions of dollars and spanning the Florida Keys and 16 other counties in the state — led...
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KEYS TRAVEL STUDY GIVES HIGHWAY ‘D’ GRADE; NEW DEVELOPMENT COULD BE AFFECTED

The following is a press release from Monroe County on the U.S. 1 Arterial Travel Time and Delay Study. Find more in-depth coverage in the Aug. 24...

KEY COLONY BEACH RESIDENTS FILE INJUNCTION AGAINST CITY HALL DECISION

Last updated: August 2, 2023, 3 p.m. The prolonged battle between Key Colony Beach residents and city officials over the construction of a new city hall building is...
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MISSING MARATHON TEEN FOUND IN ALABAMA

Last Update: June 21, 2023, 2:30 p.m. A 14-year-old girl who went missing from Marathon on the morning of June 14 was found in Alabama within 36 hours,...
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BREAKING: SPEAR FISHERMAN REPORTEDLY BITTEN BY SHARK OFF MARATHON

The Keys experienced another recorded shark bite on Thursday afternoon, this time in Marathon. According to a statement released by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, a 20-year-old Miami-Dade...
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JUDGE DISMISSES LAWSUIT FILED BY FORMER EMPLOYEE AGAINST SHERIFF & SHERIFF’S OFFICE 

A federal judge on Friday, March 31 ruled in favor of Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay and his office by dismissing a lawsuit filed by a former...
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KEYS MARINE WORKER KILLED AFTER CRANE FALLS INTO WATER

A 29-year-old Homestead man died on March 21 after a construction crane fell over in Key Largo. According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Jose Eduardo Reyes Ponce...
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BREAKING NEWS: KEY WEST OFFICIALS CHOOSE NEWCOMER ALBERT CHILDRESS AS NEXT CITY MANAGER

In a somewhat surprising move Wednesday evening, Key West’s elected officials selected newcomer Albert Childress as the next city manager to succeed Patti McLauchlin, who retires this...

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