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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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Road Rage on the Stretch

A Fort Lauderdale man was arrested early Wednesday after he pointed a handgun at the passenger of a car in an apparent road rage incident.

Posted: June 02, 2017
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Sunday 05/28/2017
Watch for Manatees When Out on the Water

The summer season has arrived and that can mean crowded conditions on Florida’s waterways. Save the Manatee Club encourages the boating community to watch for manatees when out on the water.

Posted: May 28, 2017
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Sunday 05/21/2017
Warrant Issued for Video Voyeur

Sheriff’s detectives have identified the suspect who put hidden cameras in women’s restrooms in the Upper Keys.

Updated: May 22, 2017 - 9:41 am
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Monday 05/15/2017
No End in Sight to Wildfires

Nearly 125 wildfires were active in the state this week, and the dry conditions are expected to continue into the early summer, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said. "Florida is in the middle of its worst wildfire season in years, with no end in sight," Putnam said in a prepared statement. "With such an active wildfire season and much of Florida experiencing significant drought conditions, residents and visitors should take every precaution to help prevent wildfire."

Updated: May 21, 2017 - 9:08 am
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Friday 05/12/2017
Arrest for Car Break-In

The suspect in a vehicle burglary that took place in February at the Tavernier Winn Dixie store has been arrested.

Posted: May 12, 2017
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Georgia Man Dies while Diving off Key Largo

A 52 year old man from Lawrenceville, Georgia died on Monday while on a dive trip with his wife.

Posted: May 12, 2017
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Friday 04/28/2017
Men Arrested for Counterfeit $100 Bills

Two men were arrested on April 20th in Key Largo, one for passing a counterfeit $100 bill and one for possessing a counterfeit $100 bill.

Posted: April 28, 2017
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Mayor Porter Reflects on Legislative Changes at COW Meeting

Homestead Mayor Jeff Porter talked about the City’s legislative requests after the Committee of the Whole meeting on Wednesday April 19.

Updated: May 11, 2017 - 2:17 pm
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Diving Death off Key Largo

A 61 year old Michigan man died while diving offshore of Key Largo on Monday, April 24th.

Posted: April 28, 2017
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MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH - Support the Businesses that Support Our Veterans

The following businesses proudly offer military discounts

Updated: May 12, 2017 - 10:03 am
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Friday 02/17/2017
Homestead Rotary’s Fabulous Annual Auction, Raffles, Cocktails, All Your Friends and Neighbors and the Best Prime Rib in Town

   One of the favorite Homestead events of the year is coming up quick. Save the date for the evening of Friday, February 24th. You'll enjoy the fun and excitement of the Rotary Club of Homestead's 33rd Annual Fundraiser at the Harris Field Pavilion on Campbell Drive (SW 312 street) and US #1.

Updated: March 03, 2017 - 3:28 pm
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Curbelo Reintroduces FILET Act to Combat Lionfish

Washington, D.C. –

Updated: February 17, 2017 - 10:38 am
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