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  1. Mini-season draws divers to Keys waters, info boothRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Front www.keysnet.com

    Ellie Bach, 7, of South Carolina meets a year-old alligator at the Lobster Information Booth at Divers Direct in Key Largo. Young visitors learned about Florida wildlife while parents talked lobster with state and federal staff.

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  2. Mayoral candidates say Uber will eventually hit the streets despite cabbie protestRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Front www.keysnet.com

    Key West continues to outlaw Uber and other ride-sharing services in a city reliant on tourism dollars, but all three candidates running for mayor this year say it will eventually hit the streets. "Uber is the future but those changes can't come overnight," said Mayor Craig Cates, who has held the office since 2009 and wants a fifth and final term.

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  3. Unclaimed dive boat worries dock ownerRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Front www.keysnet.com

    A 40-foot boat known to many Key Largo divers floats tethered to the seawall at Clay Burdick's Tavernier property and Burdick wants it gone. "It's been here since February and I haven't seen a bilge pump come on once," Burdick said Monday.

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  4. Loyalty card tracks credit-card defendantRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Front www.keysnet.com

    Using a stolen credit card along with his own store loyalty card did not work out well for a Key Largo man, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office reports. Omar Pupo, 41, faces 16 felony counts after he was arrested Sunday.

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  5. Crew installs long supports for small bridgeRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Front www.keysnet.com

    Crews worked in the dark hours of Friday morning to place two 120-foot, 108,000-pound beams over Marvin D. Adams Waterway in Key Largo for a new pedestrian bridge. Crews put in place the first of two 120-foot, 108,000-pound concrete beams over Marvin D. Adams Waterway in Key Largo for a new pedestrian bridge.

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  6. Motorcyclist killed in Key Largo crash. At least one airlifted in Big Pine Key head-onRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Front www.keysnet.com

    A motorcyclist died after crashing his bike at mile marker 97 on U.S. 1 in Key Largo around 6:30 p.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol. A head-on crash on Pine Channel Bridge around the same time had traffic completely blocked at mile marker 29.5. At least one person is being flown by helicopter air ambulance to a Miami-Dade hospital from that crash.

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  7. Miami man dies in crash, 14th traffic fatality this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 23 | Front www.keysnet.com

    A Miami man died Friday following an auto crash in Key Largo, becoming the 14th traffic fatality in the Keys handled by the Florida Highway Patrol since the beginning of the year. Troopers said that about 5:15 p.m., Cesar Gomez, 25, of Key Largo was driving a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta west on Fishermans Trail around mile marker 98. Melanie Link, 33, of Tavernier was driving south on U.S. 1 in a 2004 Lexus in the inside lane.

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  8. Mini-season lobster mania beginsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 23 | Front www.keysnet.com

    A lust for lobster will lure an estimated 50,000 to 60,000 divers and snorkelers to Florida waters on Wednesday and Thursday, with most of them headed to the Florida Keys. The annual lobster sport-diving days, also known as mini-season, arrive at the break of dawn July 27 in the Keys.

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  9. Backcountry's been a comfortable payoff to escape the windsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Front www.keysnet.com

    A relatively windy week keeps conditions cooler on the water for most anglers while sending those with smaller boats retreating to the bayside. Those that did head offshore were rewarded with lots of color in their coolers and salt in their hair.

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  10. Campaign sign thieves dog candidatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Someone is or several people are running off with a county judge candidate's campaign signs up and down the Keys. Michael Crimella, husband of Sharon Hamilton, candidate for Monroe County judge Group 3 in the Upper Keys, said signs are missing from Key Largo to Key West and places in between.

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  11. Tom Tharp, founding member of fire district, diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Tharp helped found the Key Largo Fire-Rescue and Emergency Medical Services special taxing district in 2005. He served on the first incarnation of the elected board of commissioners that oversees the budgets of the Key Largo Volunteer Fire Department and the Key Largo Ambulance Corps.

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  12. County caps property-tax rate at lower levelRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Monroe County commissioners on Monday set the fiscal year 2017 cap on property-tax rates, which is below the rate charged last year. The rate could drop further during September public hearings on the county's $456.9 million budget that takes effect Oct. 1. Monday's three-hour meeting at the Harvey Government Center in Key West sent managers and staff into their "summer studies" period to tweak the planned budget.

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  13. Mangrove snapper bite is strongRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Front www.keysnet.com

    It's a bit blowy out there for July, which has kept some at the dock, while others have opted to fish in the calmer bay and gulf waters where there are lots of sharks and Goliath grouper and a pretty good mangrove snapper bite. But the prediction is for the winds to calm toward the end of the week and the fishing should return to normal for this time of year.

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  14. Suspicious boat stopped morning after large Cuban migrant landingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Front www.keysnet.com

    The U.S. Border Patrol is investigating three men stopped by Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputies on the water off Sugarloaf Key around 6 a.m. Tuesday, the morning after 39 Cuban migrants landed near the same Lower Keys location in a suspected human smuggling operation. But Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Adam Hoffner said the men stopped Tuesday morning were not part of the large group that landed the night before, although they could be "possibly linked to smuggling events."

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  15. Help Keys kids get school suppliesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 16 | Front www.keysnet.com

    The United Way of the Florida Keys is spending part of the rest of the summer collecting school supplies to distribute to more than 8,000 Keys students. Kids need pencils, binders, notebooks and backpacks as part.

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  16. One suspect in Key Largo cocaine smuggling arrest identifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | Front www.keysnet.com

    One of four suspects arrested Thursday in a major anti-drug smuggling operation off both the bay and ocean sides of Key Largo has been identified in a Drug Enforcement Administration arrest affidavit. Mario Brand, 31, of Miami, was one of three men on a twin-engine Grady White boat that federal agents say delivered at least 32 kilograms of cocaine from the Bahamas to Key Largo.

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  17. Stories of the Upper Keys, part IRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Like so many pioneers of the Florida Keys, William Dunham and Mary Jane Albury left the Bahamas and settled in Key West. In 1886, they left the southernmost city with their three-week-old son, William Beauregard, and settled in the Rock Harbor area of Key Largo.

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  18. Ghastly children's sketch depicts murder victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Along with the bodies of Tara Rosado and Carlos Ortiz, homicide detectives found a macabre crayon drawing inside the couple's Cuba Road home in Tavernier, where they were shot to death the night of Oct. 15, 2015. The sketch was done by one of Rosado's children, apparently drawn some time in between the more than 15 hours that passed from when someone gunned down his mother and her boyfriend in their bedroom and when a neighbor found the child and his two younger siblings the next afternoon.

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  19. 40 kilos of cocaine recovered, four people arrested in Key Largo in Customs bustRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Federal and local law enforcement Thursday arrested four people and recovered at least 40 kilograms of cocaine in an operation off both the bayside and oceanside of Key Largo. A law enforcement source said U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Air and Marine Operations tracked a vessel coming from the Bahamas.

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  20. November trial date for man accused of shooting at policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | Front www.keysnet.com

    The trial for a Key Largo man who engaged in a rolling gun battle with police after allegedly brutalizing his wife in January 2015 will likely be in November. Robert Schminky, 58, is charged with four counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of battery on law enforcement officers and a misdemeanor of discharging a gun in public.

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