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STORM UPDATE: TROPICAL STORM IAN’S TRACK CONTINUES WESTWARD SHIFT; NO DECISIONS YET ABOUT SCHOOL...

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Cautiously optimistic news about potential impacts from Tropical Storm Ian continued in Monroe County’s 3 p.m. briefing on Saturday as the storm’s projected track continues to shift...

BREAKING NEWS: PARASAIL CAPTAIN ARRESTED FOR MANSLAUGHTER IN FATAL CRASH IN MARATHON, FLORIDA

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On Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) arrested Daniel Gavin Couch, 49, of Marathon on a warrant for one charge of...

COMING TO AMERICA, PART 1: WHAT’S HAPPENING TO MIGRANTS ARRIVING IN THE FLORIDA KEYS?

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By Alex Rickert, Jim McCarthy and Mandy Miles Migrant landings by Cubans and Haitians in the Florida Keys have become a near-daily headline. A growing collection of handmade...

BOY LOSES PART OF LEG AFTER SHARK BITE IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

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A 10-year-old visitor to the Keys underwent surgery to amputate a portion of his leg after being bitten by a shark at Looe Key Reef on Aug....

BOAT RAMP & BEACH PARKING FEES COMING SOON FOR MARATHON VISITORS

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Usage fees and parking fees for non-residents at Marathon’s public boat ramps and Sombrero Beach are about to become a reality … most likely. A push from councilwoman...

123 HAITIAN MIGRANTS LAND IN MARATHON, FLORIDA

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On Aug. 8, the Florida Keys experienced its second large migrant landing in less than three days, as a large sailboat carrying a total of 123 Haitian...

1ST  POLITICAL FORUM GETS FEISTY IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

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Florida Keys candidates in nine political races fielded questions on July 18 from four local panelists at Hometown’s first election forum. The lively audience included Democrats, Republicans,...

‘ABSOLUTELY SENDING IT’ : Q&A WITH TRAVIS PASTRANA

He’s an X Games gold medalist, a championship-caliber motorsports competitor and an absolute legend of the industry. He’s made the rounds on smash hit TV shows, online...

BREAKING NEWS: MONKEYPOX REACHES THE FLORIDA KEYS

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The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County reported on Wednesday, July 13 the first confirmed case of monkeypox in the Florida Keys.  The virus spreads through casual...

DOLPHIN RESEARCH CENTER STAFF RALLIES TO CARE FOR NEWBORN CALF

Dolphin Research Center’s newest flippered addition is in need of a few helping hands. Thankfully, she has dozens waiting in line. When DRC staff came to work on...