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  1. Hollywood man scammed Key West jewelry store out of $50K in jewels, cops sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Front www.keysnet.com

    Key West's word-of-mouth helped police nab a con man who stole more than $58,000 worth of jewelry from a Duval Street store earlier this year. Tommy Demetro, of Hollywood, 37, was arrested on two charges of grand theft after the son of the jewelry store owners went on Facebook with still photos of surveillance footage and accusations of theft.

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  2. The first openly lesbian mayor in Florida was just elected. And Key West kind of shrugsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 7 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Teri Johnston didn't know she was about to make Florida history as the first openly gay woman elected mayor in Florida. "That's what I've been told," she said Tuesday afternoon, while holding a campaign sign on the corner of United and White streets, right across from City Hall.

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  3. Key West elects the first openly lesbian mayor in Florida historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 6 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Teri Johnston is the new mayor of Key West, the first open lesbian to be elected as a city mayor in Florida history. "We said from the very start we were going to run an issue-oriented campaign," Johnston said Tuesday night, as both candidates complimented each other on campaigns well run.

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  4. Rice, Coldiron win Florida Keys County CommissionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 6 | Front www.keysnet.com

    And Michelle Coldiron won the District 2 commission seat left vacant by longtime county commissioner George Neugent, who chose to run for Marathon City Council instead of running for re-election this year. Coldiron, the current mayor of the Marathon City Council, defeated political newcomer Thomas "Tommy" Ryan by well over 50 percent.

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  5. Florida Keys boater found dead in dark waters. He was wearing dive gear, cops sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 4 | Front www.keysnet.com

    A 64-year-old man was found dead in dark waters near Stock Island Saturday night after having been reported missing for more than 24 hours, authorities said, The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission found his boat about 11 p.m. Friday, but Robbins was not on board. For the next day, the agency, the Keys sheriff's office dive team and the Coast Guard searched for Robbins.

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  6. Man found dead on a boat off Key WestRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 2 | Front www.keysnet.com

    A 49-year-old man was found dead Wednesday night on a boat moored off of Wisteria Island, an undeveloped island near Key West. The boat's owner, Jessica Chabot, asked two friends to check on Gallagher because she had not heard from him in a couple of days, according to the incident report.

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  7. Gillum is going all the way to Key West. It's a blue spot in a red countyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 31 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Republican former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis and Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum traded insults in their debate on October 24, 2018. Note: video contains reference to racial slur.

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  8. A man asked a street preacher at Fantasy Fest to move. Then he cut the cord, cops sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 30 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Dave Strobele, of Key West, who dressed as Jesus for Fantasy Fest, poses in front of a street preacher at the 2018 event. Dave Strobele, of Key West, who dressed as Jesus for Fantasy Fest, poses in front of a street preacher at the 2018 event.

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  9. 'Hey Mr. Speedo, get the [expletive] off our island!' Tourists forced from Key West spotRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 29 | Front www.keysnet.com

    The Hollywood, California, couple said they were attacked by a Key West couple that camps on Wisteria Island , a small, undeveloped spot visible from Mallory Square. Wisteria Island, also known as Christmas Tree Island, remains in an ownership fight between developers and the federal government.

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  10. Thousands were at Fantasy Fest. Two were caught breaking the public sex rule, cops sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 29 | Front www.keysnet.com

    In this Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, revelers in the Fantasy Fest Parade march up Duval Street in Key West, Fla., with their "Oh a The Games We Play" festival theme-inspired float. The extravaganza was the highlight event of the 10-day Fantasy Fest costuming and masking festival that ends Sunday, Oct. 28. In this Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, revelers in the Fantasy Fest Parade march up Duval Street in Key West, Fla., with their "Oh a The Games We Play" festival theme-inspired float.

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  11. Four were dealing molly from a Key West hotel room during Fantasy Fest, cops sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 28 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Marissa Curry, 29, and Corianne de Poo Preater, 25, were arrested on felony charges of possession with the intent to sell the synthetic drug MDMA, or molly. Police arrived during Fantasy Fest week at The Gates Hotel, 3824 N. Roosevelt Blvd ., at 1:38 a.m. Oct. 25, where employees were suspicious about several people coming and going from Room 142.

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  12. Key West raises its parking rates to $4-an-hourRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 24 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Parking at meters and city lots in Key West will cost more as city leaders this month approved an across-the-board increase to $4 per hour. That's a buck more than previously at most meters on the island, and it is going into effect as tourists pour into the city for the annual 10-day Fantasy Fest party for Halloween.

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  13. Skimpy costumes, racy parties. Fantasy Fest lets it all hang out (but no sex, please).Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 23 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Eric and Jenny Berube moved to Key West this year, and they couldn't be more thrilled to be in the middle of their first Fantasy Fest. "The exciting part is the freedom to do whatever you want and not be ridiculed for it," said Eric, hidden behind a mask and face paint for Sunday's annual Zombie Bike Ride.

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  14. Whata s on the Florida Keys ballot? Herea s the listRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 22 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Florida Keys voters will settle several races Nov. 6, including two county commission seats and in Key West, the mayor's race. For County Commission District 4 , Republican incumbent and current County Mayor David Rice faces Vicki Tashjian, who has no party affiliation.

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  15. Low levels of red tide spotted in Key WestRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 17 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Red Tide has caused scores of dead sea-life to wash up on beaches in Southwest Florida. Footage shows scenes from Boca Grande beach on July 28. "Nothing is protected from this Red Tide," said Jeremy Judkins in this YouTube video.

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  16. Was the ex-finance director for Keys schools a whistleblower or part of the problem?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 16 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Nine years ago, the Monroe County School District was plunged into scandal when it came to light the then-wife of the then-superintendent had stolen nearly a half million dollars. Monique Acevedo went to prison for nearly seven years.

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  17. Another bike crash in Key West sends man to Miami hospital by airliftRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2018 | Front www.keysnet.com

    A Key West bicyclist remained in stable condition Monday after he was airlifted late Friday night after a crash with a van. Alvarado Vazquez was at the intersection of South Roosevelt and Duck Avenue around 11 p.m. Friday when the crash happened.

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  18. They found a gold ring while snorkeling in Key West. Now they want to find its ownerRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2018 | Front www.keysnet.com

    It's a simple band of gold, this ring. Nothing fancy. You've seen hundreds of them over the years.

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  19. Monkey Tom,' who chose poverty over selling his art commercially, has died at 76Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2018 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Tom Forshier, a Key West artist known as Monkey Tom who sold his works for a few bucks and sometimes for a pack of cigarettes or food, died Thursday. He was 76. Forshier would paint on driftwood and other found materials.

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  20. A Keys man paid $900 for sex. But the prostitute and her pimp wanted more, cops say.Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2018 | Front www.keysnet.com

    Whitney Nicole Mullins, 24, and Jason Robinson, 35, both of Deltona, were arrested on charges of home invasion with a weapon and false imprisonment for the Oct. 7 attack in Key West. Whitney Nicole Mullins, 24, and Jason Robinson, 35, both of Deltona, were arrested on charges of home invasion with a weapon and false imprisonment for the Oct. 7 attack in Key West.

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