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Marathon man accused of stealing package from front porch of home on Christmas

MARATHON, Fla. - A Marathon convict already in jail for theft was charged Tuesday with stealing a package from the front porch of a woman's home on Christmas, authorities announced Wednesday.


He was already in jail. A home security camera led to more charges

A Marathon man already in jail on burglary charges had more tacked on after he was seen on a home security camera video taking a package from the front of a house on Christmas day, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.


Florida Keys Crime Rate Posts Double Digit Drop

MARATHON (CBSMiami) – Crime in the Florida Keys took a double-digit dip last year compared to a year earlier. According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s crime statistics, overall crime was down by 16.3 percent.


Lady Conchs raise level of play with district playoffs next week

Sophomore forward Emily Gould reeled off five goals on Tuesday afternoon at Marathon High to lead the Key West High School girls soccer team to an 8-0 victory over the Lady Dolphins at the Middle Keys campus.Conchs coach Tom Bellingham said Gould has been on a tear of late, with a hat trick...


Video: Florida man chased down by horses while eluding arrest, deputies say

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - After being approached by authorities on a roadway, a Florida man took off on foot and was chased down by horses before arrest, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.


Local Marathon Anglers Featured on Syndicated Show

Two Conchs Sport Fishing TV show is on the air, broadcast on the Sportsman Channel. “I was up this morning watching it,” said Capt. Jack Carlson of Two Conchs charter empire. The second episode of the first season is one of his favorites, he said. It features a client who pulled an all-nighter in Ke


City addresses rash of unpermitted tiki huts

“You need a permit to build a tiki hut in Marathon,” said Doug Lewis, City of Marathon’s Growth Management Director. According to city staff, there has been a rash of recent, unpermitted tiki hut construction. Currently, the city is investigating about 10 cases, including that of Marathon resident R


Has the invasion begun? Mysterious blips appear over South Florida, US

MIAMI - Time to pack up, South Florida. The invasion has begun. Mysterious "blips" seen recently over South Florida and other parts of the country have confounded those trying to figure it out, while enthralling those who believe aliens are out there.


Walgreens employee admits to stealing Percocet pills at work, deputies say

BIG PINE KEY, Fla. - A Walgreens employee was arrested Tuesday after she was caught on camera stealing prescription medication from her job, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.


Frigid Florida: Get ready for the coldest air we've seen this season

ORLANDO, Fla. - Here is Mother Nature's reminder that it technically is winter, even if we do live in Florida. Central Florida will see the coldest air of the season over the next few days, as well as some wet weather.


PREP BOYS SOCCER: Dolphins give Conchs more than expected for seniors

For the first 40 minutes of the non-conference match on Monday afternoon between Key West and host Marathon High School boys soccer teams, the Dolphins managed a 1-1 tie with the Conchs.It was the final 40 that was the difference-maker.Key West netted six second-half goals and held Marathon...


Wounded veterans play with dolphins in Florida Keys

MARATHON, FLA. (WSVN) - Nearly four dozen recovering veterans had fun with dolphins in the Florida Keys. The military personnel visited the Dolphin Research Center in Marathon as part of the Florida Keys Soldier Ride, Sunday.


Pharm tech charged with grand theft

A Key West pharmacy technician was arrested on Tuesday after she allegedly stole 18 Percocet pills while working at Walgreen’s on Big Pine Key.Jennifer Christine Forehand, 48, is charged with grand theft of a controlled substance.According to the report, a loss prevention manager noticed the...


Watch Wounded Warriors Swimming With Dolphins

MARATHON, Florida Keys — Interacting with Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in the Florida Keys provided physical and emotional therapy Sunday for 44 wounded U.S. military veterans, at the conclusion of the three-day Florida Keys Soldier Ride cycling event down the Keys Overseas Highway.


Frank’s Grill. Where Tradition Meets Delicious Eats in the Heart of Marathon

Frank Farello has a long history of cooking in Marathon. But Frank’s Grill’s popularity has everything to do with his day-to-day successes as a chef. On any given “Turkey Tuesday,” Frank and his cousin Joey are in the kitchen. Three pots bubble on the kitchen stoves – marinara sauce, turkey gravy fo


Canes honor seniorswith shutout victory

It was senior night for the Coral Shores High School girls soccer team and they went out with a 5-0 win over county rival Marathon on Friday night at the Upper Keys campus. The Hurricanes were on a mission to get on the winning track. In the third minute, Coral Shores went ahead 1-0 on a...


Worth the Trip: Amara Cay

I recall the days when a trip to Islamorada meant your first beer was at Alabama Jack’s and your second was after you scored a very inexpensive mom-and-pop motel within a three–mile radius of the Lorelei, where you would have your third beer. In those days, it was a simpler weekend getaway of fish s


Death penalty sought in murder

The State Attorney’s Office is seeking the death penalty for the Marathon man accused of raping and murdering a woman in November.Steven Matthew Wolf, 58, is charged with the murder of 51-year-old Michelle Rena Osborne, who was found dead in a wooded area near Vaca Cut Bridge in Marathon on...


Sláinte! Celtic Festival is this weekend in Marathon

There’s a story teller in 2019. Brendan Nolan and his friend Colin Farrell are coming to play music. And the Drake Irish Dancers are new to the Florida Keys Celtic Festival, too, for the event that takes place Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 12-13 at Marathon Community Park.


New Salt Water Sportsman seminar in Keys on Jan. 19

ISLAMORADA — A popular, daylong fishing seminar will return to the Florida Keys on Saturday, Jan. 19. Hosted by veteran saltwater fishing journalist and broadcaster George Poveromo, the Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar Series will kick off at 9 a.m. inside the Performing Arts Center of...