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Wednesday | Front www.keysnet.com

Cops: Sergeant happens upon attorney in store bathroom snorting cocaine off the toilet

Some legal advice, especially for attorneys: Don't possibly flush your career down the toilet by being found by a cop snorting cocaine in a convenience-store bathroom.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Big Coppitt Key, FL

Wednesday Jul 9 | Front www.keysnet.com

County to OK Customs contract, looks at school building for new library

This School District building on 35th Street in Marathon, used for adult education, could be the location of a new Middle Keys library.

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Related Topix: Marathon, FL, Education Etc., Key West, FL, Big Pine Key, FL

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Bradenton.com

Gay Key West bartenders to ask Monroe County Circuit Judge Luis Garcia: Let us marry Monday

Two gay Key West bartenders are prepared to get married Monday in a Plantation Key courthouse if Monroe County Circuit Judge Luis Garcia strikes Florida’s same-sex marriage ban.

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

Sat Jul 05, 2014

NBC Miami

Keys Man Arrested for Stealing Dog and Alcohol

A Big Pine Key man was arrested early Friday after authorities say he stole alcohol from a restaurant and removed a dog from an animal shelter.

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Related Topix: Big Pine Key, FL

Front www.keysnet.com

Tide is turning in South Florida for marriage equality

The fight to defeat a ban on same-sex marriage in Florida is picking up steam. Namely in South Florida, specifically in the Keys and in Miami-Dade County.

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Related Topix: Miami Dade County, FL, Key West, FL

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Front www.keysnet.com

All eyes on Keys same-sex marriage case

Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones stand in the Key West office of the Monroe County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller on April 1, where they were denied a marriage license.

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Related Topix: Key West, FL, 9, Florida, Gay/Lesbian, Key Largo, FL

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Front www.keysnet.com

Widely panned Key Largo crosswalk came about through a request to DOT from homeowners' group

When a crosswalk was installed across four lanes of U.S. 1 in Key Largo in April, critics -- including Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay -- said it would be only a matter of time before it causes auto crashes.

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Related Topix: Key Largo, FL, Big Pine Key, FL, Tavernier, FL

Front www.keysnet.com

There are two kinds of wells to get rid of treated wastewater, shallow and deep.

Last Stand is strongly opposed to disposal of treated sewage into shallow wells at the as yet unfinished Cudjoe Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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Mon Jun 30, 2014

WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

Death of man in police custody ruled 'accidental'

A Florida Keys medical examiner has concluded that the death of a Michigan man at a hospital while in police custody was accidental.

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Related Topix: Key West, FL

Miami New Times

Keys Sheriffs Bust 'Rolling Meth Lab' Housed in an Old White Van

There are some big advantages to hiding your meth lab inside a vehicle. Just ask Walter White.

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

Thu Jun 26, 2014

Creative Loafing Tampa

Pride Issue 2014: Marriage marches on

The theme of this year's St. Pete Pride celebrations is Global Equality, but it's the fight for equality here in Florida - marriage equality - that will be making news in coming weeks.

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

Tue Jun 24, 2014

KeysNews.com

Special HIV testing schedule

The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County, AIDS Help, Womankind and the Guidance Care Center of the Keys have scheduled free and confidential HIV testing as part of National HIV Testing Day.

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Related Topix: Stock Island, FL

Sat Jun 21, 2014

Front www.keysnet.com

Raschein and Rice re-elected unopposed

State Rep. Holly Raschein and Monroe County Commissioner David Rice were automatically re-elected Friday when no one qualified for the ballot to run against them this year.

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Related Topix: Islamorada, FL, Marathon, FL, Layton, FL, US Politics, Representative Joe Garcia, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Key Largo, FL

Wed Jun 18, 2014

Front www.keysnet.com

Charter passenger service Southern Airways Express looks at Marathon and Key West for expansion

A Memphis, Tenn.,-based charter air service could be the next carrier to take a crack at serving Florida Keys Marathon Airport.

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Related Topix: Marathon, FL, Key West, FL, Florida, West Palm Beach, FL

Sat Jun 14, 2014

Front www.keysnet.com

County Commission extinguishes plan to incinerate yard waste

A proposal to incinerate Monroe County's yard waste locally went up in smoke Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Sugarloaf Shores, FL, Key Largo, FL

Front www.keysnet.com

Keys election season officially gets going as the candidate qualifying period starts

A week of official ballot qualifying for most candidates in the 2014 elections starts June 16 in Monroe County and it's already apparent voters Keyswide will have dozens of candidates from which to choose.

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Related Topix: Key Largo, FL, Islamorada, FL

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