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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


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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Friday 09/08/2017

The last Key West Transit evacuation bus is leaving Key West at 5 p.m. today. There will be no buses on Saturday. This is your last chance to leave Key West before the storm strikes on Saturday.

Posted: September 08, 2017
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Protecting Turkey Point during Hurricane

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has dispatched additional inspectors to the Turkey Point nuclear plant south of Miami and the St. Lucie nuclear plant on the east coast of Florida in advance of Hurricane Irma.

Updated: September 08, 2017 - 3:39 pm
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Florida Braces for Irma

Homestead Declares State of Emergency, evacuations ordered for the Keys.

Posted: September 08, 2017
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Thursday 09/07/2017
Hurricane Price Gouging Hotline

Floridians bracing for the pounding winds and rains of powerful Hurricane Irma are complaining at a historic clip about price gouging and shortages of fuel, Attorney General Pam Bondi said Thursday.

Updated: September 08, 2017 - 3:42 pm
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State of Florida Emergency Information Hotline is 1-800-342-3557.


Updated: September 08, 2017 - 3:42 pm
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Friday 08/11/2017
Perseid Meteor Shower This Weekend

Robert Chaplin is a frequent contributor to the News Leader.

Posted: August 11, 2017
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Life is Delicious in South Florida

A motto that I believe in or try to live by is that when life gives you lemons, “Make Lemon Meringue Pie.”

Updated: August 14, 2017 - 12:35 pm
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Human Remains Found by Lobster Divers

A man and a woman diving for lobster underneath the Card Sound Bridge Sunday found more than they bargained for when they found human bones.

Posted: August 11, 2017
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Saturday 07/22/2017
Lobsters Beware - Mini Lobster Season is Near

Mini lobster season is almost here, a time when those tasty crustaceans are hunted by thousands of boater’s as they hit the seas of South Florida armed with snorkels, scuba gear and tickle sticks.

Updated: July 22, 2017 - 12:22 pm
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Friday 07/14/2017
Crime Rings Stealing Boats, Yamaha Outboards, Garmin Electronics

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) said today crime rings responsible for stealing boats, Yamaha outboard engines, Garmin electronics, and other expensive navigation units along the East Coast's I-95 corridor have moved across the country. Largely striking boat dealerships and boat-storage facilities, the thieves are getting the attention of a new intelligence working group made up of local, state and federal law enforcement officials as well as certified marine investigators who urge recreational boaters to be vigilant.

Updated: July 14, 2017 - 1:45 pm
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Friday 06/30/2017
4th of July Traffic Warning

There will be a parade in Key Largo on July 4th that is expected to cause traffic congestion.

Updated: June 30, 2017 - 9:35 am
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Two Charged with Undersized Lobster Out of Season

Two men were caught with undersized, out of season lobster Monday night by a Sheriff’s deputy on routine patrol.

Posted: June 30, 2017
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Friday 06/23/2017
HURRICANE GUIDE - Get Ready Now for Hurricane Season

Florida Power & Light (FPL) continues to upgrade its system as part of its ongoing work to strengthen the power grid and improve service reliability. Company investments, which include strengthening power lines and power poles, trimming trees around power lines and installing smart grid technology, help make the grid more reliable day-to-day and more storm-resilient.

Posted: June 23, 2017
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Monday 06/19/2017
HURRICANE GUIDE - Best and Worst for Hurricane Boat Prep


Posted: June 19, 2017
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Saturday 06/17/2017
Keys Authorities Searching for Two Missing Men

Paul Thomas Murray

Posted: June 17, 2017
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Friday 06/02/2017
State Focuses on Renewed Zika Threat

Florida's largely dry conditions, which might appear to be more conducive to wildfires, shouldn't be seen as a reason to reduce vigilance in preventing the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

Posted: June 02, 2017
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