Monroe County Newswire

Monroe County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Monroe County, FL.

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  1. Car thief ends joy ride with a swim and trip to jailRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Front www.keysnet.com

    A Key West man was arrested Tuesday after police say he stole a truck, drove it north, crashed into two other cars and fled on foot. The report of a reckless driver speeding through Big Coppitt Key in a 2004 Ford F150 was made to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office around 3:20 p.m., according to spokeswoman Deputy Becky Herrin, and other dispatchers throughout the Keys were notified to be on the lookout.

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  2. Unused toll ticket refundsRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Front www.keysnet.com

    ... TOLL-BY-PLATE. The new toll rates have not been set yet. This will be done at upcoming public meetings of the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners. There will be discounted rates for frequent commuters through the toll.

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  3. News 48 mins ago 10:13 p.m.Tampa stripper stabbed partner in eyes,...Read the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    ... ami, where he was listed in critical condition. Calhoun's occupation is listed as a "stripper in Tampa" on the Monroe County Sheriff's Office jail website. He remained in jail on $500,000 bail.

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  4. Drunk boater throws box of flares, sponge at officerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Front www.keysnet.com

    ... to Hettel, who wrote he smelled alcohol. "At this time, I began moving our vessels towards the dock" where Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputies were waiting, Hettel wrote. Then Torna became "extremely agitated" and began "slamming items in his ...

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  5. The SMART Ride 11Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | South Florida Blade

    ... and their straight allies in Miami-Dade County; AIDS Help, which serves all people affected by HIV/AIDS in Monroe County; Miracle of Love, helping the minority population with HIV/AIDS in Central Florida; and FoundCare's Comprehensive AIDS Program, ...

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  6. Stripper 'stabbed boyfriend's eyes and forced piece of wood down his throat'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Metro UK News

    ... stabbed his partner in both eyes before stamping down on a piece of broken wood she inserted in his mouth. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office is keeping Calhoun in the male wing of the Detention Center on Stock Island, but in a private cell because ...

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  7. Police: Stripper from Tampa thought his partner was a cannibal so he stabbed him in the eyesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 15 | St. Petersburg Times

    Justin Calhoun, 24, was arrested on multiple charges, including possession of cocaine and attempted second-degree murder. [Courtesy of Monroe County Sheriff's Office] A male stripper from Tampa is accused of stabbing his partner multiple times in the eyes with a pen after he suspected he was a cannibal, according to WTVJ and a report acquired by the station.

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  8. Florida stripper stabbed partner in both eyes, jammed piece of wood...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 15 | WFTV Orlando

    ... charges of attempted second degree murder and drug possession, Fl Keys News reported. Jail records from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office list his occupation as a stripper in Tampa. Calhoun's 67-year-old partner had to be airlifted to a trauma ...

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  9. Key deer poaching suspect pleads not guilty in federal courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 12 | The Miami Herald

    ... and Tumani Anthony Younge, 23, of Tamarac in Broward County were arrested July 2 on Little Torch Key after a Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputy pulled them over for a traffic violation and found the deer in Damas Acosta's four-door Hyundai ...

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  10. Coast Guard rescues Navy pilot from waters southeast of Key WestRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 9 | The Miami Herald

    The Coast Guard rescued a Navy pilot from the water approximately 20 nautical miles southeast of Key West, Fla., Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Nelson Duarte, a 54-year-old Argentine cook who has been living in this country for 16 years, was on his way to work when Monroe County Sheriff's Deputy David Lariz stopped him on Truman Avenue for blocking an intersection at a light change.

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  11. Men accused of tying up Key deer are facing federal chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 9 | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

    ... 23, of Tamarac , and Erik Damas Acosta, 18, of Miami Gardens, were arrested July 2 on Little Torch Key after a Monroe County Sheriff's deputy pulled over their Hyundai Sonata because it had a broken tail-light, authorities said. The deputy saw two ...

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  12. Monroe County, Fla., Upgrades CompassCom Mobile Resource Management...Read the original story

    Wednesday Aug 9 | Directions Magazine

    The Monroe County, Fla., Sheriff has upgraded its CompassCom Mobile Resource Management solution to fully leverage the county's recently enhanced Motorola P25 radio network. The Sheriff can now track the precise real-time location of every officer in a vehicle or on foot via the digital communications system that is interoperable with other federal, state and local public safety agencies.

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  13. Theya re accused of stuffing 3 Key deer in the car trunk. Bigger trouble awaitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 9 | The Miami Herald

    Two South Florida men accused of hog-tying three endangered Key deer in the middle of the night last month in the Lower Keys now face federal charges in addition to the state charges they were already facing. Erik Damas Acosta, 18, of Miami Gardens and Tumani Anthony Younge, 23, of Tamarac were arrested July 2 on Little Torch Key after a Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputy pulled them over for a traffic violation and found the deer in Damas Acosta's four-door Hyundai Sonata, two in the back seat and one in the trunk.

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  14. Now, federal charges for Marathon drug and gun suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 9 | Front www.keysnet.com

    A Marathon man is facing federal charges following the search of his home last week where police say they found drugs and a handgun. Davaus McCown, 33, was arrested Thursday by Monroe County Sheriff's Office detectives with help from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Homeland Security agents just before 6 a.m. at his Sombrero Beach Road apartment.

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  15. School start nears, watch for kids and busesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 9 | Front www.keysnet.com

    About 8,600 Monroe County public school students will head back to class Aug. 16 joined by about 20 new teachers, 11 paraprofessionals and a new principal at the charter high school. Thomas Rompella will take the helm at the Key West Collegiate Academy, on the Stock Island campus of Florida Keys Community College, where he has been a teacher.

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  16. Lobster divers make grisly discovery near Key Largo: human remains A...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 8 | WFTV Orlando

    ... a bridge near Key Largo when they made a gruesome discovery; a skull and other human remains, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office . The bones were turned over to the medical examiner, but an initial examination did not provide any clues ...

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  17. a Sharkwatera diver drowned after lack of oxygen on the surface, autopsy saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 8 | The Miami Herald

    Famed Canadian documentary filmmaker and conservationist Rob Stewart died from drowning after succumbing to acute lack of oxygen - or hypoxia - at the surface of the ocean in late January, according to a Monroe County medical examiner's report obtained by The Reporter/Keynoter. The autopsy was conducted by Dr. Thomas Beaver, who lost his contract as medical examiner in May. Beaver would not release the report when it was requested Aug. 2. The six-member state Medical Examiners Commission ruled that Beaver's contentious relationship with Keys officials made his reappointment untenable.

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  18. Human skull, bones found by Naples couple in KeysRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 7 | NBC2 News

    A skull and many other bones were found by a Naples couple lobstering down in the Keys on Sunday, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said they saw them underneath the Card Sound Bridge, which connects Miami Dade and Monroe counties at North Key Largo.

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  19. Man shot in the groin three times after an argument about a dog. The dog was shot, too.Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 5 | The Miami Herald

    An argument over a dog Friday night led to a Stock Island man shooting the dog once and another man three times, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office says. Dwight Engelhardt, 63, is charged with the attempted murder of Charles Whitaker, 55. He was airlifted to Kendall Regional Hospital in Miami-Dade and was in critical but stable condition Saturday morning.

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  20. Keys woman faces 249 charges, accused of forging and cashing $99K worth of checksRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 5 | The Miami Herald

    ... and cashed 69 checks written to herself, signed with a digital signature she was not given permission to use. Monroe County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Deputy Becky Herrin said following Ludwig's initial arrest, Detective Rosary Ponce discovered 42 ...

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