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The Miami Herald
Keys find new mainland hurricane shelter at Miami-Dade fairgrounds
Florida Keys residents who won't leave their pets when a hurricane evacuation is ordered now have a mainland shelter at the Miami-Dade County fairgrounds.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Man Stabbed Kissing Couple: Cops
A Florida Keys man was arrested after he stabbed a couple with a box cutter at an outreach mission facility because they were kissing, authorities said.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Former Keys mayor, city manager falls, loses all feeling in body
Clyde Burnett, a former Marathon city manager and Key Colony Beach mayor, remained in the Ryder Trauma Center in Miami Friday, apparently having no feeling in his body from the neck down following a fall in Marathon on Nov. 30. "From what I've been told, they did a surgery but they can't do some things because they can't stabilize him," said ... (more)
Young Girl Reports Being Followed In Key Largo
Police say a 13-year-old girl, in Key Largo, did the right thing when she managed to get away from a male stranger trying to follow her-and then alerted authorities of the incident.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Whale rescuers grow 'cautiously optimistic' in Everglades
Officials in boats monitor the scene where dozens of pilot whales are stranded in shallow water in a remote area of Florida's Everglades National Park, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Keys election chief says Florida secretary of state out of bounds with new ballot directive
A new directive from Florida's secretary of state that calls for fewer locations to drop off absentee ballots has no fan in the Keys' elections chief.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
US 1 In Marathon Shutdown After 3 Truck Crash
Monroe County Sheriff's officials say the crash happened at 2:37 a.m. Tuesday near mile marker 63. Several people were injured in the crash.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Miami New Times
Notorious Pair of Texas Criminals Shoot Themselves on Quiet Street in Big Pine Key
The Florida Keys, haunted dots of green floating in the Atlantic ocean, have long attracted despondent souls plotting a violent escape from reality.
WFLX-TV West Palm Beach
Monroe County sheriff holds silent auction
Looking for some fishing gear or a used patrol car for the holidays? Check out the Monroe County Sheriff's Office silent auction.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Marathon council to county: Retain Marathon Garbage
The Marathon City Council wasted little time informing Monroe County that the community is perfectly happy with the garbage hauler it's had the past 63 years.The council directed City Manager Roger Hernstadt to write a letter stating as much when it met Tuesday, six days after the County Commission discussed the possibility of going out to bid for ... (more)
Man with long criminal past busted for beating woman
A man who reportedly tried to swim away after attacking his girlfriend Wednesday on Big Coppitt Key faces new charges linked to a lengthy criminal history in Minnesota.Kainun J. Thorson, 28, was living and working in the Lower Keys without registering as a convicted felon and sexual offender, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.Deputies ... (more)
Before murder-suicide, couple stole $200,000-plus
A man and woman found dead Monday in a car parked on Big Pine Key were admitted credit-card fraudsters from Texas.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Utility call scam is back
If someone calls threatening to cut power to your home or business, it's a scam.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Pompano man in jail for kidnapping, beating girlfriend
A Pompano Beach man is in jail after he drove to the Florida Keys where he allegedly kidnapped his 28-year-old girlfriend and beat her, a Monroe County Sheriff's Office release said.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
5 things to know in Florida for Nov. 28
A police chief is defending the handling of sexual assault allegations against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, saying a timeline shows the investigation into the Heisman candidate was handled professionally.
U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia, D-South Fla., has hired a new community representative for Monroe County to replace current representative Jennifer George-Nichol.
The Miami Herald
Couple found shot to death in Keys murder-suicide
Two people found to death in a car appear to have been killed in a murder-suicide, detectives in the Keys said Wednesday.
Key West to whittle list of proposed shelter sites
The Key West City Commission has been presented with 30 potential sites for a homeless shelter but any decisions are going to wait until January at the earliest.City Planner Don Craig, responding to direction from commissioners, compiled the list and went through the publicly and privately owned options at the Nov. 19 commission meeting at Old City ... (more)
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Solid-waste fees likely going up
Homeowners in unincorporated Monroe County and the Marathon area could see slight rate hikes for garbage pickup over the next 10 years, according to revised offers from existing haulers.That doesn't meet the county's goal to "maintain or lower" the current annual rate of $404 for residences, but does trim proposed price increases originally sought ... (more)
Murphy's now the mayor
Meeting Wednesday in Key Largo, the Monroe County Commission took the following actions: Sylvia Murphy, commissioner from District 5 in the Upper Keys, was chosen among her colleagues to be county mayor for the next 12 months.