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  1. Judge sentences mechanic on smuggling boat to almost four yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Front www.keysnet.com

    A federal judge sentenced the on-board mechanic of a vessel that smuggled at least 32 kilograms of cocaine from the Bahamas to Key Largo last July to almost four years in prison Monday afternoon. Federal agents caught Mario Brand, 32, after a brief foot chase through the Sexton Cove neighborhood on July 14. Brand was with at least one other man, Carlos Alvarez, 29, of Miami, but he got away.

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  2. Dog detectives track down pythons on North Key LargoRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 25 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Burmese pythons slithered into the hardwood hammocks of North Key Largo where the invasive and elusive reptiles secreted themselves into the dense foliage. The two Labrador retrievers, previously trained as bomb-detection dogs, sniffed out five pythons on North Key Largo during their four-month assignment to the Upper Keys.

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  3. Key West leaders approve 'community kitchen' nonprofit plans to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 25 | Front www.keysnet.com

    After tense debate, the Key West City Commission approved a nonprofit's plan to sink $500,000 into a portion of a city-owned building behind City Hall to build a community kitchen in which to prepare meals for delivery to poor children and the elderly. Star of the Sea Mission, based in Stock Island, won a federal grant to start the program about a year ago.

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  4. TDC to hear about support for bed-tax changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 25 | Front www.keysnet.com

    At its meeting Tuesday in Key West, the Monroe County Tourist Development Council will hear from local officials in support of changing the way bed-tax collections are distributed. According to a memorandum signed by city officials from Key West, Marathon, Key Colony Beach, Layton and the village of Islamorada, the municipalities want to make county TDC grants more accessible to municipalities and nonprofits.

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  5. The unpleasant truths about fire coralRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 24 | Front www.keysnet.com

    It had been a great dive on the USS Spiegel Grove, a large intentionally sunken ship off Key Largo, which is now a popular destination for advanced level scuba divers and all manner of sea critters. One woman diver probably didn't think the dive was so great.

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  6. Covering the Army's parachute teamRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 24 | Front www.keysnet.com

    David Goodhue, with the Reporter and Keynoter, tandem jumps with the United States Army's Golden Knights parachute team on Thursday, Feb. 23. Snowflake the alpaca grazes on a warm December day at the Monroe County Sheriff's Office animal farm, a petting zoo for rescued animals, located just outside Key West. Cuban migrants are greeted by witnesses as they arrive in the Florida Keys after a journey at sea on a makeshift boat.

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  7. High-speed motorcycle chase spans between Marathon and Key LargoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | Front www.keysnet.com

    A Miami-Dade County man led Monroe deputies on a dangerous, high-speed motorcycle chase that began in Marathon and ended in Key Largo Wednesday morning. Sheriff's Office deputies say Daniel Mendez-Perez, 19, even whipped past a school in Tavernier during drop-off time at more than 100 mph before he was finally stopped by by Deputy Matthew Koval seven miles farther up U.S. 1. Mendez-Perez was first reported driving recklessly and passing other vehicles on the right on his 2016 Kawasaki at mile marker 55, according to Koval's arrest affidavit.

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  8. Former Keys man spared death penaltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Prosecutors won't seek the death penalty for four of the five former students - one formerly from Key Largo - accused in the gruesome machete murder of a teenager in the woods of Homestead. The state announced Tuesday it would only seek to execute the alleged ringleader, Kaheem Arbelo, who is believed to have delivered the fatal machete blows to 17-year-old Jose Amaya Guardado, whose corpse was found buried in a shallow grave near the Homestead Jobs Corp facility.

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  9. Lost no more: FWC divers find sunken boatRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Divers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission find a sunken rental boat that went down near Molasses Reef. Divers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission find a sunken rental boat that went down near Molasses Reef.

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  10. State needs to buy land for water storageRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 20 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Last Stand urges state Sen. Senator Anitere Flores, who represents the Keys, to support SB 10 and Rep. Holly Raschein to support HB 761 to accelerate planned Everglades restoration efforts that are critical to the future of Everglades National Park, Florida Bay and economies of South Florida. Last year we witnessed a repeat of toxic algae blooms that severely impacted tourism economies on the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee River estuaries.

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  11. Food pantry wants to sink $500K into city property for community kitchenRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 18 | Front www.keysnet.com

    A Stock Island-based food pantry that has branched out to prepare and serve meals to hundreds of children and senior citizens across the Florida Keys now wants to take over part of a Key West city-owned building to create its own working kitchen. Star of the Sea Outreach Mission , led by Executive Director Tom Callahan, is asking city commissioners to approve a plan in which the nonprofit will sink $500,000 into the old Glynn Archer School gym behind the new City Hall, 1300 White St. "No one is going to be eating there," Callahan said this week.

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  12. Watch the video that won this military couple a wedding getaway to the KeysRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Nadine Brown and Joshua Stumpf were selected as the winning couple of the Stars & Stripes Dream Wedding Getaway from Hawks Cay Resort. This is the video they recorded with their newborn son to enter the contest.

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  13. Tarpon slowly begin to show up in the backcountryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Glen Molnar from New Sermina Beach holds a tarpon he caught and released on the patch reefs of Key Largo while fishing with Capt. Mike Makowski of Blackfoot Charters.

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  14. Homeland Security building going up in Key LargoRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | Front www.keysnet.com

    A U.S. Department of Homeland Security facility the county rejected in 2011 that was supposed to be built in Tavernier is now mostly finished in Key Largo. At least one Homeland Security agency that will use the building is U.S. Customs and Border Protection, according to a Dec. 7, 2015 memo sent to the Monroe County Building Department from Michael Gaffney, physical security specialist with CBP.

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  15. No time line in determining Rob Stewart's cause of deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Determining what killed famed Canadian documentary filmmaker and conservationist Rob Stewart off Key Largo in late January could take months, according to the county's medical examiner. "I am hopeful you understand we are in the early stages of a complex investigation," Monroe County Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Beaver said in an email Wednesday when asked about the investigation.

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  16. Marathon firm tapped to take over GM duties at the wastewater districtRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | Front www.keysnet.com

    The Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District's general manager's duties are being carried out by a Marathon-based accounting firm with a long history of government contract work. The five-member wastewater district board of commissioners unanimously approved hiring Bishop Rosasco & Co.

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  17. Key Largo firefighters' dedication on display during recent high-profile tragediesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Two stories from the Upper Keys made international headlines since the year began, and each ended in tragedy. Both stories involved treacherous circumstances, dangerous assignments and brave first responders setting any concern about their safety aside to rescue others.

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  18. Pizza delivery leads to felonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 15 | Front www.keysnet.com

    A Key Largo woman was arrested Monday after she was caught allegedly stealing and using another woman's credit card information. Michele Moser, 39, works at the Chan Garden Chinese Restaurant in Key Largo, which takes online orders.

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  19. Key Largo lionfish derby bags record haul, giant lionfishRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 15 | Front www.keysnet.com

    REEF Winter Lionfish Derby teams and fans celebrate a catch of 420 invasive lionfish Saturday at the event headquarters, Sharkey's Pub of Key Largo. A monster lionfish measuring nearly 18 inches long set a new single-fish size record for the REEF Lionfish Derby series Saturday in Key Largo.

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  20. County ponders nuke planta s canals, end of Big Pine prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 15 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Resolutions going to Monroe County Commission votes today call for closing Florida Power and Light's Turkey Point nuclear plant cooling canals and keeping the Big Pine Road Prison open. Commissioners will consider the resolutions in their regular session at the Harvey Government Center on Truman Avenue in Key West.

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