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Blue Angels fly to Key West to gear up for a big air show next year

One of Key West’s many iguanas clicked off the electricity on parts of the island for about 10 minutes on Monday — yet walked away seemingly unscathed. Described by a Keys Energy Services official as “wayward,” the iguana wandered into the Key West Diesel Substation in Bahama Village and somehow cau

MIAMI HERALD - 2018-12-18 02:36:00

Coast Guard Search For Man Who Went Overboard Carnival Ship Off Florida Keys

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Officials say a 26-year-old man went overboard from the Carnival Victory Cruise ship Friday morning, about 35 miles south of Islamorada. The ship was returning to Miami from a four-night cruise that stopped in Key West and Cozumel.

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-12-14 23:03:45

Finding Hemingway in Key West, Florida

On the trail of the famous author’s favorite hangouts in Florida’s Key West for a delicious and rewarding journey through a tropical paradise. There are dozens of reasons to visit Key West, Florida, among them palm trees, turquoise water and unparalleled sunsets. But not for me. I came in search of

MOTORHOME.COM - 2018-12-16 19:27:22

Medical Marijuana is Florida Law

Writing from Key West last week, where I addressed the 35thannual legal conference of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, I was fishing not only for Blue Marlin, but justice.

NORML.ORG - 2018-12-15 19:41:24

America’s dozen daffiest New Year’s Eve drops

It was way back in 1907 that the now-famous New Year’s Eve ball made its maiden descent from the flagpole atop One Times Square in New York City. Since then the seemingly wacky process of dropping objects to celebrate the beginning of a new year has spread across the country. Here’s a selection of t

MULTIBRIEFS.COM - 2018-12-17 07:00:00

Philadelphia Man Sues ICE After Nearly Deporting Him to Jamaica

*A Florida man filed a lawsuit after he was nearly deported to Jamaica despite law enforcement having evidence of his citizenship. Peter Sean Brown was born in Philadelphia and was unlawfully detained by the Monroe County Florida Sheriff’s Office. They threatened him with deportation to Jamaica and

EURWEB - 2018-12-16 20:05:05

Last lynching victim’s grave marker goes missing from cemetery

Dwarfed by a thousand other stone tributes in the Key West City Cemetery, one historic grave marker was unremarkable and easily overlooked, though the man buried beneath the simple placard, and the life it commemorated, were anything but.Manuel Cabeza fought heroically in World War I and made...

FLORIDA KEYS NEWS - 2018-12-14 07:00:00

Peter Brown, U.S. Citizen, Almost Deported to Country He’d Visited On a Cruise

Immigration advocates are suing the federal government on behalf of Peter Brown, a U.S. citizen who was almost deported over an ICE request. The groups’ lawsuit states that authorities in Monroe County, Florida ignored Brown’s insistence that he was a citizen. Even after a judge ordered the man rele

LEGALREADER.COM - 2018-12-14 16:00:07

Florida Woman Throws Chuck Of Concrete At Police Officer

A Florida woman was arrested after she attacked a police officer and threw a chunk of concrete at him. Police said that 37-year-old Jessica Blick called 911 and requested an ambulance, but when officers responded to help, she became combative.

IHEART.COM - 2018-12-17 16:39:00

Emails Sent Between Florida, UCF Football Have Been Revealed

Emails sent between Florida and UCF’s athletic directors regarding a potential non-conference football series have been obtained by the Orlando Sentinel. Much was made last week about a potential series between the Gators and the Knights, with Florida head coach Dan Mullen sending a strong message t

THESPUN.COM - 2018-12-17 10:55:54

Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics — 12.17.18

— The latest notes from the Ron DeSantis transition:. Jim Poppell will likely continue in his role as Secretary of the Florida Lottery. An announcement could come as soon as Monday.

FLORIDAPOLITICS.COM - 2018-12-17 07:00:00

Family Sues Man They Say Left Their Daughter to Die on Florida Highway

Jennifer St. Clair, 33, was found dead in the center lane of Interstate 95 in Florida last week. And now her family are suing the man she was on a date with that evening—the man they say left her for dead on that heavily trafficked highway.

DAILY BEAST - 2018-12-17 20:12:48

Did the Florida Supreme Court Just Give Cops More Leeway to Kill With Impunity?

On Friday the Florida Supreme Court confirmed that police officers as well as other citizens are immune from prosecution under state law when they legally use deadly force in self-defense. Under Florida's "Stand Your Ground" self-defense law, that means they are entitled to a pretrial hearing testin

REASON.COM - 2018-12-17 13:01:00

Of Course Incoming Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Wants to Delay Restoring Voting Rights for Felons

Florida voters want to make their state more democratic, so of course the conservatives in power are going to fight that effort tooth and nail. On a November ballot stuffed with over a dozen amendments for Floridians to vote on, Amendment 4 was hailed as one of the major wins for progressives and vo

SPLINTER - 2018-12-17 19:07:00

Hooters Calendar Girls share holiday joy with South Florida children

MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) - Hooters Calendar Girls are spreading holiday cheer to South Florida children. The girls made stops at His House Children’s Home in Miami Gardens and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood over the weekend.

WSVN-TV - 2018-12-16 22:36:43

PREP WRESTLING: Home Stand — Conchs matsmen and cheerleaders welcoming ‘Canes, Cobras to first of four home meets this season

In the past decade, during the tenure of head coach Chaz Jimenez, the Key West HIgh wrestling team has been one of the most successful, but not celebrated, teams throughout Monroe County.Part of that is due to the fact the Conchs typically have one, maybe two, home meets a season, something...

FLORIDA KEYS NEWS - 2018-12-14 07:00:00

Florida veteran dies after genitals become gangrenous; family blames nursing home: report

An 84-year-old Army veteran in Jacksonville, Florida, died after he reportedly developed a gangrene infection in his genitals. Now his family members allege the nursing home where the veteran lived ignored his condition until it was too late.

FOX NEWS - 2018-12-15 21:29:17

Democrat Nikki Fried will move to pardon Groveland Four, victims of Florida’s racist past

Incoming Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried says she'll move to pardon members of the Groveland Four during the first meeting of Florida's Cabinet next year, correcting one of the worst abuses of the state's racist past.

TAMPA BAY TIMES - 2018-12-17 10:01:37

UCF official: Florida AD hasn't 'offered' to schedule Knights

If you only read headlines, you might think Florida’s bowl opponent was UCF. Since the end of the 2018 regular season, the biggest Gators football story has been… the fact that they don’t have UCF on any future schedules.

SATURDAYDOWNSOUTH.COM - 2018-12-16 19:45:57

Crews clean up fuel spill from private plane at Key West airport

KEY WEST, FLA. (WSVN) - Crews removed gallons of fuel at Key West International Airport after they discovered a leak on a private plane after it had landed. Monroe County Fire Rescue crews responded to the fuel spill at the airport, Saturday morning.

WSVN-TV - 2018-12-15 22:13:31