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  1. Two teens dropped a friend off in the Keys. A a strong odora sent them to jail.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 12 | Front

    Three Miami-Dade County teens were arrested in the Florida Keys on felony drug charges after Monroe County deputies found marijuana and a scale usually used for selling narcotics in their car. Two are in county jail.


  2. One year after Irma, this Keys hospital is open but awaits a $40-million rebuildRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 11 | Front

    Sen. Marco Rubio chats with Adrian and Stephanie Besil and their twin baby sons, Joaquin and Julian, who were born just after Hurricane Irma a year ago. Stephanie evacuated from Key Largo before Irma hit and was admitted into Baptist Hospital in Miami, where she delivered her twin sons on Sept 23. Fishermen's Community Hospital in Marathon was severely damaged by Hurricane Irma.


  3. One thing learned after Irma in the Keys a " youa ve got to get residents back home soonerRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 8 | Front

    After Hurricane Irma hit the Florida Keys in September 2017, police controlled access at a checkpoint in Florida City to re-enter the Keys, leaving many residents angry that they could not return to their homes. Under a new program, Monroe County has started a volunteer program called the Monroe Emergency Reserves Corps.


  4. a Ia m not going anywhere.a Irma took their homes, but these Florida Keys people have plans.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 7 | Front

    Like many of his neighbors in a Big Pine Key neighborhood called the Avenues, he's stuck in an RV as his community struggles to recover. Big Pine was among the hardest-hit areas in the Keys when Irma swept through Sept.


  5. After the DUI suspect failed to flee by land, cops say he tried to flee by seaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 2 | Front

    A Florida Keys DUI suspect did a criminal triathlon, according to cops - trying to escape by vehicle, foot and swim. After Tralka got pulled out of the water, he went to Monroe County Jail on felony fleeing a law enforcement officer at a high rate of speed; felony fleeing a lawn enforcement officer with lights and siren active; reckless driving; DUI property damage; leaving the scene of a crash involving damage to property; misdemeanor DUI with blood alcohol level of .20 or higher; and resisting an officer, obstruction without violence.


  6. In the Florida Keys, crews have cleared 4 of 103 canals set for cleanup from Hurricane IrmaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 24 | Front

    Nearly one year after Hurricane Irma trashed canals across the Florida Keys, four were cleaned up in the first week of debris removal - a $49.2 million project for Monroe County. More than 700 cubic yards of vegetation and construction or demolition debris were removed from 11 canals, said county spokeswoman Cammy Clark.


  7. One of these people will replace a longtime Keys commissioner. Herea s what they sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 21 | Front

    Three candidates are competing in the August primary to replace long-time County Commissioner George Neugent, who is running for Marathon City Council. All three candidates cite lack of affordable housing as a key issue.


  8. Three charged with depositing stolen checks at Keys bankRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2018 | Front

    The checks were likely stolen from mailboxes in Central Florida and were flagged Aug. 2 by a manager at a Centennial Bank branch in Marathon, according to an arrest report. Marcos Vila, 28, faces one count of grand theft and two counts of passing forged checks.


  9. Former Keys restaurant owner gets prison for child pornRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2018 | Front

    A former Marathon resident and one-time owner of a popular Middle Keys restaurant and bar was sentenced to four years in prison last week on 10 counts of child porn possession. Michael Savinelli, 50, originally faced a total of 76 counts of possession of child pornography - one count each for every pornographic image found on his computer.


  10. The restaurant staff worked OT. They didn't get it - and Porky's had to payRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2018 | Front

    A Florida Keys restaurant was forced to pay employees more than $73,000 in back wages after violating overtime and record-keeping laws, the U.S. Department of Labor said. FL Food Services LLC, which operates as Porky's Bayside Restaurant and Marina, 1410 Overseas Highway in Marathon, paid $73,626 to 35 employees.


  11. This Keys hospital took a knockout blow from Irma. Ten months later, it's still on its feet.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2018 | Front

    Rick Freeberg, CEO of Fishermen's Community and Mariners Hospitals, sits inside the future nursing unit near the observation and inpatient rooms. Fishermen's Hospital in Marathon, which is owned by Baptist Health South Florida, reopened on Monday, July 23, 2018, after bringing in modular structures so it can function as a hospital.


  12. Irma destroyed this Keys hospital. Now, it will get some big help - thanks to new tax.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2018 | Front

    By a 5-0 vote Wednesday, the Monroe County Commission created a new property tax for the Middle Keys to help pay for impoverished patients' care at one of three hospitals in the Florida Keys. The tax would cover property owners from the Seven Mile Bridge through Conch Key, or from mile marker 40 to 63. Fishermen's Community Hospital in Marathon was severely damaged by Hurricane Irma and for the past nine months has operated as a field hospital that resembles an army medical unit, treating more than 5,000 people and even delivering one premature baby .


  13. A Category 4 storm didn't stop Keys schools from earning A's from the stateRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2018 | Front

    Despite a difficult year after Hurricane Irma, Florida Keys schools earned an A rating in the state's grading system for the first time since 2015. Eighty-one percent of the Monroe County School District's schools received either an A or B, topping the statewide average of 56 percent.


  14. Cops say the mechanic stole tools - then left an unpleasant surprise for his bossRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2018 | Front

    A Florida man stole more than $20,000 in tools from a Marathon boatyard and left human waste in the bathroom of his boss' boat, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. Timothy Brown, 40, of White Springs was arrested on nine counts of dealing in stolen property, nine counts of fraud, larceny of more than $20,000 and property damage.


  15. A Miami developer is swooping into the Keys and making a promise to workersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2018 | Front

    A Miami developer wants to build 279 units of workforce housing on three waterfront parcels on Stock Island that now house trailer parks. Integra Investments recently finished buying the three spots: 6125 Second St., which is Tropic Palms Mobile Home Park; 5700 Laurel Ave., which is Waters Edge Colony Mobile Home Park; and 6325 First St., a trailer park without a formal name.


  16. Is Gov. Scott's affordable-housing proposal for the Keys a fix or a problem?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2018 | Front

    The state is preparing a 1,300-unit rescue to the affordable housing crisis that has gripped the Florida Keys but, to make it happen, it has had to bend some rules that planners say may only make the problem worse. The governor and Cabinet are expected to hear a report Wednesday on a plan by the governor's Department of Economic Opportunity to allow the development of multi-family housing units for working people throughout the Keys.


  17. A manatee has been rescued after being caught up in fishing line. He even got a name.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2018 | Front

    Coco, a nearly 9-foot-long manatee who got caught up in fishing line, was found in a canal alongside Coco Plum Drive in Marathon the day after researchers put out the call for help to the public in an effort to locate the hurt animal. Coco, a nearly 9-foot-long manatee who got caught up in fishing line, was found in a canal alongside Coco Plum Drive in Marathon the day after researchers put out the call for help to the public in an effort to locate the hurt animal.


  18. He searched for a shelter for his 40 sick cats. Then, he was arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2018 | Front

    A Homestead man was arrested on animal cruelty charges after showing up at a Marathon animal shelter in February with 40 cats soaked in their own urine and feces and suffering from horrid conditions, the Monroe County State Attorney's Office said. Patrick Franey, 61, was arrested May 23 on 36 counts of animal cruelty and four counts of aggravated cruelty - one for each cat that had to be euthanized for medical ailments.


  19. Want to re-enter the Keys quickly after a storm? Take this course.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2018 | Front

    After Hurricane Irma hit the Florida Keys last year, police controlled access at a checkpoint in Florida City to re-enter the Keys on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017.


  20. Police: She's a teacher's aide and a drug dealer on the sideRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2018 | Front

    A teacher's aide in Marathon was jailed Thursday on charges that she dealt prescription painkillers on three occasions from her home. Alyssa Perry, 24, of Marathon, works for the Monroe County School District as a paraprofessional at Marathon Middle High School.


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