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The oil rig burns following the April 20, 2010, explosion. Eleven men died in the blast.
Sunday marks the fourth anniversary of the explosion on the BP-operated drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which killed 11 workers about 50 miles off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico and set off the nation's worst offshore oil disaster.
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"Drag Racers" Compete In Wacky Key West Competition
Female impersonators will be sporting high heels instead of oversized wheels in Key West for the Great Conch Republic Drag Race on Saturday afternoon.
Two Key West pole vaulters advance to the state meet
Key West High senior Erik Vinson pole-vaulted a personal-best 14 feet to take first place at Wednesday's Region 4-2A track meet at the Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar.
"It is understood that Key West is a more laid back type of Margaritaville haven, and wow is it beautiful, except for the amount of vehicles on this bike island.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
Jetskiers land a year in prison
Two men convicted in January of fleeing from a Coast Guard cutter 30 miles south of Key West will each spend at least a year in federal prison, according to court documents.
The Hollywood Gossip
Awesome Dude in Speedo Photobombs Romantic Wedding Portrait
Last Saturday, videographer Quincy Perkins was doing snapping shots of bride Brittany and husband Barry in Key West, Florida when the former got her heel stuck in the dock, her man reached down to steady her ... "He totally knew he was in front of three cameras," Perkins tells The Huffington Post.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Lady Conchs fall in districts; advance to regional tourney
Gulliver Prep took the first step to a fifth-straight state title with a 9-0 win over Key West Wednesday afternoon in the District 16-4A championship at the Gulliver campus.
New fire station opens
Monroe County Mayor Sylvia Murphy spoke bluntly Wednesday afternoon at the official unveiling of the new multimillion dollar Stock Island fire station.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
How to spot a Parrothead in the wild Jimmy Buffett brings 'Songs From St. Somewhere' tour to Tampa
In Nov. 4, 2011, photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, "Parrot Heads" Amy Jamison, left, shares beads with Yvonne Schindler during a Duval Street concert in Key West.
Wedding Photo Fail Is Actually A Win, Thanks To This Passerby
Wedding videographers capture hours and hours of Big Day footage. Statistically speaking, there's no way that all of it is going to be full of winning, heartfelt moments.
Local PAL teams display their basketball skills in statewide tournament
For the first time in its 10-year history, the Key West Police Athletic League youth basketball program had teams qualify and compete in the South Florida Police Athletic-Activities League Basketball Championship.
WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg
Idaho aquarium fined in FL wildlife trafficking case
A South Florida federal judge has imposed fines and three years of probation on Idaho Aquarium in an illegal wildlife trafficking case.
Conch Republic Days celebrate 32nd year of the birth of a 'nation'
Activities are scheduled for April 18 through April 27 and include a sea battle featuring tall ships, parades, parties and a musical production detailing the offbeat "nation's" formation.
Some "boy and his dog" stories never get old. Take Key Wester Rusty Appleby and his canine friend Hooper, for instance.
"Why doesn't Key West implement a living wage law with a $15 minimum wage? This is the perfect place to do it, as our jobs can't move elsewhere and most of the increase would flow right back into the economy.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Everything you need to know about the Charlotte Harbor Grand Prix
The Charlotte Harbor Grand Prix is the first of nine stops in the 2014 Super Boat International race circuit, which concludes in Key West, FL in November.
South Florida Blade
Politics Unusual: Marriage Equality Gains Momentum
Every week, there seems to be more and more news on the Marriage Equality front.
Silver Airways to launch new route
Silver Airways is expanding its Florida network with a daily nonstop flight between Key West International Airport and Orlando International Airport starting on June 12. The Fort Lauderdale-based airline will also continue to offer non-stop and connecting flights between Key West and Orlando via Fort Myers and Fort Lauderdale, the company said.
Doctor wants to build marina in New Town
City planners recommend the approval of a Key West doctor's plans to build a marina with 79 slips behind his property at 2407 N. Roosevelt Blvd. Dr. Richard Walker owns 4.6 acres that include bay bottom and mangroves, where he wants to build a marina off a stretch of New Town behind the Lions Club building and the Heron office suites.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
The New Zealand Herald
Tuesday, April 22
1529 - Treaty of Saragossa defines interests of Spain and Portugal in the Pacific; Spain gives up claim to the East Indies.