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Thursday | KeysNews.com

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.

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Related Topix: Stock Island, FL, Key West, FL, Big Pine Key, FL

Sun Apr 13, 2014

CBS Local

Marathon Man Arrested For Animal Cruelty

Monroe County sheriff's deputies were sent to the Winn Dixie shopping center in Marathon on Saturday after someone reported seeing a man yank a dog by a chain and kick it.

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Related Topix: Marathon, FL

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Front www.keysnet.com

Deputies finding themselves dealing more with the mentally ill

Police in the Keys report they are coming across a "marked increase" in the number of mentally ill people they deal with on a daily basis - both out on the street and in jails.

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Related Topix: Key Largo, FL, Prison

Thu Apr 10, 2014

CNN

Keys couple should be applauded for helping lead the fight to kill gay-marriage ban

Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones show a flier prominently displayed at the County Clerk's Office explaining why licenses for same-sex marriages can't be issued.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, Tavernier, FL

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Front www.keysnet.com

County: Little buy-in from residents on canal cleanup projects

This is the Riviera Drive Canal in Key West, just a small part of Monroe County's massive canal system.

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Related Topix: Key West, FL, Big Pine Key, FL

Mon Apr 07, 2014

The Miami Herald

Gov. Scott awards federal loans for South Florida water projects

Gov. Rick Scott has awarded $29 million in federal loans to 10 South Florida water projects ranging from an overworked treatment plant in Miami-Dade County's crumbling sewer system to a much-needed system in the lower Florida Keys.

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Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, Florida, Miami Dade County, FL, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Sat Apr 05, 2014

Front www.keysnet.com

Keys couple should be applauded for helping lead the fight to kill gay-marriage ban

Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones show a flier prominently displayed at the County Clerk's Office explaining why licenses for same-sex marriages can't be issued.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, Tavernier, FL, Miami Dade County, FL

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Front www.keysnet.com

Judge: Housing for military can't be taxed, property appraiser plans to appeal

As quickly as a Monroe County Circuit Court judge ruled that military housing can't be taxed and that the Monroe County Property Appraiser's Office must return money to a big landowner, the appraiser said his office will appeal.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Key West, FL

CBS Local

Man Trying To Stop Argument Gets Pinned Under Car

A man trying to stop a fight between a couple in Stock Island in the early morning hours ended up pinned under a car on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Stock Island, FL

Tue Apr 01, 2014

The Miami Herald

Two gay Key West bartenders sue for the right to marry in Monroe County

A gay couple in Key West sued Monroe County Clerk Amy Heavilin on Tuesday after her office refused to issue the men a marriage license.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Key West, FL, Florida, Miami Dade County, FL, Wedding

Mon Mar 31, 2014

WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

4 Keys fishing bridges closed for safety reasons

The bridges are more than 100 years old and were once part of Henry Flagler's Florida East Coast Railway.

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Related Topix: Key West, FL

Mon Mar 24, 2014

Front www.keysnet.com

Former Key West cop jailed on two felonies alleging child sex abuse

Henry Arroyo, a former Key West Police Department resource officer at Key West High School, was arrested Monday on two felony counts of lewd and lascivious behavior for allegedly molesting a child younger than 12. Details on what specifically is alleged aren't clear but Arroyo was being investigated by the Florida Department of Children and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Key West, FL, Stock Island, FL

Sun Mar 23, 2014

NBC Miami

Fugitive Found on Boat in Keys

A Kansas City woman who has been in hiding for 18 years was found Friday in Key West, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Key West, FL

Sat Mar 22, 2014

KeysNews.com

Legislators pass Warning Shot Bill

Florida's so-called "Warning Shot Bill" overwhelmingly passed the House last week and looks to pass in the Senate, but the top prosecutor in the Keys is warning residents not to read too much into the legislation.

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Related Topix: Florida, Violent Crime, Guns

CBS Local

Fugitive Wanted For 18 Years Found In Key West

Michelle Singleton failed to appear in federal court for sentencing on charges of payroll check fraud in 1996.

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Related Topix: Key West, FL

CBS Local

Crime Stoppers Tip Leads To Arrest In Key West

Monroe County Sheriff's Office said the tip said 34-year-old Frank Jones was driving a mint green BMW.

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Related Topix: Key West, FL

Front www.keysnet.com

County, Key West give the SPCA the go-ahead for a new Stock Island animal shelter

Efforts to replace the undersized, flooding-prone Lower Keys animal shelter got a boost from both Key West and Monroe County this week.

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Related Topix: Stock Island, FL, Key West, FL, Big Pine Key, FL

Thu Mar 20, 2014

The Miami Herald

Netflix about to start new series starring the Keys

A new television series with no name but a star-studded cast will begin shooting soon in the Florida Keys.

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Related Topix: Damages, Entertainment, Drama, Television

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