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Australian Woman Preps For Cuba-To-Florida Swim

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — An Australian woman is getting ready to try swimming from Cuba to Florida. Endurance swimmer Chloe McCardel has a practice swim scheduled Sunday in the waters off Key West. Her […]


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Deputies: Man Jumps From 7 Mile Bridge After Chase

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a reckless driver jumped from the top of the 7 Mile Bridge near Marathon during a police chase. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says callers reported seeing a car […]

CBS Tampa–01/15/2013

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After Funding Cuts Threaten Closure, FIU Proposes Taking Over Undersea Lab Off Florida Keys

MIAMI (AP) — Florida International University might be the new caretaker of an undersea research lab in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. In a message to students and staff last week, FIU President Mark […]

CBS Tampa–01/09/2013

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Dachshunds Kick Off New Year’s Celebrations

A parade of almost 200 dachshunds has begun New Year’s Eve celebrations in the Florida Keys.


Monroe County Sheriff's Lieutenant Lou Caputo, dressed as the Grinch, helps Monroe County Sheriff deputy Wilfredo Guerra with the laser gun.  (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Monroe County Chief Dresses As Grinch For Holidays

A chief in the Florida Keys is giving drivers something to cry happily about during the holiday season.


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Keys Man Gets Prison For Illegal Lobster Harvest

A Florida Keys man has been sentenced to more than a year in federal prison for illegally harvesting spiny lobsters from artificial underwater habitats.


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Manatee Calf Rescued In Florida Keys

A manatee calf that was likely struck by a boat has been rescued by marine mammal experts in the Florida Keys.


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Underwater Pumpkin Carving In Keys Gets Political

Scuba divers gave a political edge to an underwater pumpkin carving contest in the Florida Keys, paring portraits of presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

CBS Tampa–10/21/2012

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Police: Boaters Look-Out For Bales Of Marijuana Floating In Atlantic Ocean

Law enforcement officials in the Florida Keys are asking boaters to keep a look-out for bales of marijuana floating in the Atlantic Ocean.


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Petition Hopes To Block Genetically-Modified Mosquitoes In Fla. Keys

A petition has begun to make the rounds urging British insect control company Oxitec to refrain from releasing genetically-altered mosquitoes into the Florida Keys.