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The Most Loved Man in Marathon – Veterinarian Mike Dunn celebrates 20 years

You know that warm glow you get after talking to certain persons? Well, veterinarian Mike Dunn has that effect on people — you walk away smiling. But there’s a multiplier in effect here — he also has the healing powers of a knowledgeable veterinarian and the bedside manner of Mother Teresa. And … he

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ANOTHER PARK? – Council makes offer on Quay property

After hearing from City Manager Chuck Lindsey, city council members talked Tuesday night about buying the land, where there was a restaurant and retail complex before Hurricane Wilma wiped it out in 2005.

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Marathon man arrested for burglary, theft of A/C unit

A Marathon man was arrested Saturday for stealing an air conditioning unit. Travis James Cooper, 27, was charged with burglary, larceny and dealing in stolen property. The theft was reported to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office on June 21. The owner said he was missing an A/C unit from...

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A gentleman and a fighter – Keys boxer goes all in

Florida Keys fans set to cheer Armando Alvarez, a Conch, in nationally televised welterweight boxing match. CONTRIBUTED

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A rising tide floats all boats

It was 1998 when Bruce Popham motored into the Middle Keys on his 46-foot Hatteras looking to begin the next chapter of his life after 20 years in the corporate world with S.E. Johnson. Before long, he had joined Marathon’s Economic Development Council (where he would meet his wife-to-be Sherry). An

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Businessman wants to know who wanted him dead

Despite years of effort on his part, a Marathon businessman is still struggling to ascertain the identities of the men who targeted him in a murder-for-hire plot in 2012. Dennis Zecca, a retired chief warrant officer and the former commander of the U.S. Coast Guard Station Islamorada, pleaded...

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Coast Guard rescues 2 men after boat capsizes in Florida Keys

ISLAMORADA, Fla.- Two men were rescued Saturday after their 24-foot pleasure craft capsized off the coast of Islamorada, authorities said.

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Firefighter recruits could see savings

The Monroe County Commission will vote next week on a proposal to waive the cost of the fire academy to local residents to help with staffing issues at the county, Key Largo, Marathon and Key West fire departments. The waiving of fees can save recruits roughly $2,200, according to county fire...

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‘I’m not buying you cocaine,’ her husband said, so she used her phone as a weapon, cops say

An Islamorada, Florida, woman hit her husband in the face with her cellphone when he refused to buy cocaine for her, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.A neighbor of Aileen Soto, 43, said he saw her throw the phone at her husband after he told her, “It’s Thursday night. I have to work t

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BOCC meets Wednesday – Canals, housing on agenda

The state Department of Environmental Protection hired DRC Environmental Services, pictured here in February, to do marine debris removal for the county but DRC pulled out in mid-May after it said it under-bid the project. WEEKLY FILE PHOTO

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Florida Keys deputies searching for stolen yacht

TAVERNIER, Fla.- Monroe County sheriff's deputies are searching for a 52-foot yacht that was stolen off the coast of Tavernier, authorities said

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Drunken driver nearly hits MCSO patrol car

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Haiti's prime minister resign amid unrest over fuel prices

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti- Haiti’s prime minister has resigned after protests over the government’s attempt to raise fuel prices.Haitian officials announced July 6 that price increases of up to 50 percent on fuel would take effect the following day, sparking protests throughout the country in which doze

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Keys teacher's fight with husband turns physical after he refuses to buy her cocaine

ISLAMORADA, Fla.- A Florida Keys woman was arrested Thursday night after she got into a domestic dispute with her husband, who refused to buy her cocaine, deputies said.Aileen Soto, 43, of Islamorada, faces a misdemeanor battery charge.

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Take a look at these hot hotel renovations

Cheeca Lodge and Spa, the 27-acre luxury resort in Islamorada, Florida, is open after a six-month closure due to the impact of Hurricane Irma.01/ 34

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New state study: Sandbar gatherings on rise

KEVIN WADLOW/Free Press Dropping anchor or tying off at shallow sandbars has, in the last quarter-century, mushroomed at dozens of gathering spots from the Upper Keys to the Marquesas, a new state report says.

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Trailer parks could reopen with 150 units next year

KEVIN WADLOW/Free Press Gates to the Sea Breeze and San Pedro trailer parks, heavily damaged by Hurricane Irma, remain locked pending redevelopment by property owner Sun Communities. Islamorada village planners expect the plan reviews should be complete soon.

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City to preserve local history

“This is rather progressive,” wrote Planning Director George Garrett, “as a structure is not generally eligible to be historic unless it is 50 years old.”

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Coral experts convene to battle mystery disease

“It’s bringing together folks doing experiments, both in the field and the laboratory, with an emphasis on understanding what caused the disease, the factors responsible for its spread, and what we can do about it,” said Andy Bruckner, a coral specialist now working as research coordinator for the F

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USCG, FWC seize snapper, barracuda

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