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Friday 11/03/2017
Live and Local with Chris Landin

On Saturday I went to see The Backbeat Band at Simmon's Bar in Homestead. Normally they are a four piece band, but on this night the band consisted of Gabe Rodriguez on the drums, Jorge Tercilla on the upright bass (yeah, you read it right, an upright bass) & sitting in on guitar & vocals was Max Torchut from my band, The Catch.

Posted: November 03, 2017
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Keyes Cares for the Keys

   Tony Garcia, District Sales Manager of the Keyes Homestead office worked with his company to create Keyes Cares For the Keys Service Day, organizing a working crew of fellow coworkers to help the hardest hit by Hurricane Irma in The Florida Keys.

Updated: November 03, 2017 - 10:00 am
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Irma-Damaged Boats Pulled Out of State Waters

Nearly 1,500 vessels impacted by Hurricane Irma have been removed from state waters over the past month and a half, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Almost three-fourths were in the Florida Keys, where 1,101 vessels have been taken out of the water.

Posted: November 03, 2017
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Saturday 10/28/2017
Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Homestead

A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opened Wednesday, Oct. 25 in Homestead to help Florida storm survivors.

Posted: October 28, 2017
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Friday 10/27/2017
Suspicious Death in Key Largo Fire

   Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes detectives say a woman found dead in a house fire in Key Largo had wounds on her body that appear suspicious in nature.

Posted: October 27, 2017
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Key Largo Man Charged with Knife Threats

A Key Largo man was arrested Monday night, charged with making knife threats to his ex-girlfriend.

Posted: October 27, 2017
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Friday 10/20/2017
Florida City Woman Arrested on Drug Charges

A Florida City woman, wanted on outstanding warrants for selling drugs in Monroe County, was arrested on those warrants Tuesday. She faces additional charges after more drugs were found in her car.

Posted: October 20, 2017
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Thursday 10/19/2017
Hundreds of Boats Removed after Irma

More than 850 vessels impacted by Hurricane Irma have been removed from state waters, the U.S. Coast Guard announced Monday.

Posted: October 19, 2017
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Sunday 10/15/2017
Irma-Impacted Students Receive Thousands of Skechers Shoes & Socks

   This week, Monroe County students walked into to school with a pep in their steps. On Friday, October 6th, 2,500 shoes and 5,000 socks donated by Skechers, were given out to displaced Monroe County students as part of an Irma relief event held by Farm Share, the 27-year-old Florida-based nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating hunger for Floridians.

Updated: October 16, 2017 - 11:05 am
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Friday 10/13/2017
Visit Florida Keeps Tourism Goal after Irma

Florida's top tourism marketer remains focused on attracting 120 million visitors this year, even after Hurricane Irma closed the Florida Keys for nearly a month and as recovery continues along both coasts.

Posted: October 13, 2017
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Thursday 10/12/2017
From Devastation to Recovery: One Month After Hurricane Irma

ndle to Key West, Hurricane Irma has had a severe impact across the state of Florida.

Posted: October 12, 2017
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FEMA Hiring Florida Residents to Support Hurricane Irma Recovery

FEMA

Posted: October 12, 2017
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Friday 09/29/2017
Irma Relief

Rotary of Homestead sponsors John Popper of Blues Traveler in a concert benefitting South Dade and Keys Recovery.

Updated: September 29, 2017 - 9:30 am
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Thursday 09/28/2017
In the midst of cleanup - A Happy Rescue

Over the weekend, a homeowner on Rocky Road, Sugarloaf Key was looking out his window while working on storm damage in his house at 11 a.m. He spotted what looked like a porpoise stranded in some mangroves on a flat offshore. He called to report it to the Sheriff's Office.

Posted: September 28, 2017
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Keys in a Hurry to Reopen to Tourists

   Florida Keys tourism officials said Monday they will meet Gov. Rick Scott's Oct. 1 deadline to reopen to visitors after Hurricane Irma pounded Monroe County.

Updated: September 28, 2017 - 9:34 pm
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Monday 09/25/2017
Recipes to Comfort You ‘After the Storm’

   After the storm we all have thoughts of what to cook that is easy, tasty and somewhat of a comfort. Shelves at the grocery stores are still bare and electricity for some of our friends and neighbors is still out.

Posted: September 25, 2017
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Friday 09/22/2017
Hurricanes Drive Up Gas Prices

Gas prices in Florida have hit a three-year high after the combination of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.   

Posted: September 22, 2017
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Hurricane Assistance - where to find the assistance you need

SMALL BUSINESS EMERGENCY BRIDGE LOAN PROGRAM

Posted: September 22, 2017
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Coming Back - Irma Knocked Us Down......But Not Out!

Marina Torres and Julissa Cordova

Updated: September 22, 2017 - 9:32 am
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Thursday 09/14/2017
Keys Take the Hit

Ten Fatalities Reported as of Wednesday.  Governor States 25% of Keys properties have been destroyed.  

Updated: September 15, 2017 - 10:32 pm
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