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Photo of a pumpkin carved with President's Obama likeness (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

10/20/2012

File photo of a mosquito. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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.

07/12/2012

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Florida Keys Man Charged With Sex Trafficking

A Key West man was charged Saturday with sex trafficking, and authorities say it’s the first such arrest in Monroe County.

03/24/2012

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Astronomers Gather in Keys for Star Party

As many as 600 professional and amateur astronomers are peering through telescopes in the Florida Keys.

CBS Tampa–02/22/2012

The sun sets behind the old railway bridge in the Bahia Honda State Park in Bahia Honda Key, Florida February 25, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Miami to Keys ‘Over the Sea’ Railroad Turns 100

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — Florida is marking the centennial of Henry Flagler’s Over-Sea Railroad, which steamed through the Florida Keys Jan. 22, 1912, carrying residents and tourists from Miami through the once-isolated island chain to Key West for the first time ever.

CBS Tampa–01/19/2012

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