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Friday 05/17/2019
Assistance Helps Florida Keys Recover from Hurricane Irma

The Florida Keys took the brunt of Hurricane Irma when it hit in 2017, filling the network of canals with debris and sediment along with widespread damage. The debris has been cleared and now the first of the 10-canal Hurricane Irma sediment removal projects is underway.

Posted: May 17, 2019
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Man Attacks Landlord with Baseball Bat

A 22-year-old Key Largo man was arrested Monday night after

Posted: May 17, 2019
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Thursday 05/16/2019
Illegal dumping continues to grow, as does burden on taxpayers

It is illegal and can be a felony to dump household appliances, construction materials, boats, trailers, RVs, and vegetative debris on County-owned vacant land and County rights-of-way and streets.

Posted: May 16, 2019
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Friday 04/26/2019
Woman killed/man airlifted in crash at Card Sound Road 3-way intersection

A 22-year-old woman was killed and a 27-year-old man was airlifted to a Miami hospital Thursday night after a car struck a sport utility vehicle parked on the side of the road at the Card Sound Road and State Road 905 intersection in north Key Largo.

Posted: April 26, 2019
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Friday 04/19/2019
Snappy returns to the sea

Snappy, a juvenile green sea turtle, was released off the Marquesas yesterday after spending a few weeks at the Turtle Hospital for medical reasons.

Posted: April 19, 2019
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Thursday 04/11/2019
Two students hospitalized after taking Xanax - one student arrested

Two Key Largo School students were taken to Mariners Hospital Wednesday afternoon after they reportedly ingested Xanax that was brought to the school and distributed by another student, the latter of whom was arrested.

Posted: April 11, 2019
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Monroe County Sues Purdue Pharma for Costs of Opioid Epidemic

On April 3, 2019, a group of law firms led by Morgan & Morgan filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for Southern District of Florida in Miami against opioid manufacturers and distributors on behalf of the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners. The lawsuit names Purdue Pharma and others and seeks justice for its role in fueling the opioid crisis and its devastating effect on Monroe County citizens. The lawsuit is assigned to Judge Jose Martinez.

Posted: April 11, 2019
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Tow truck operator arrested for vehicle theft

A 59-year-old Boynton Beach man was arrested Thursday night for illegally towing a legally parked car at a Key Largo resort.

Posted: April 11, 2019
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Friday 03/22/2019
Joining Many Voices for One Purpose

Rep. Mucarsel-Powell invited local South Dade leaders to discuss how she can help facilitate economic development in the region.

Updated: March 22, 2019 - 9:50 am
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Friday 03/08/2019
Corps announces public meeting in Keys for Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual

Public Scoping

Posted: March 08, 2019
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Friday 02/22/2019
Homestead Man arrested for exposing himself in public additionally charged in hotel burglary

A 20-year-old Homestead man arrested Monday night in Key Largo for exposing himself has been hit with additional charges for stealing thousands of dollars from a hotel on Feb. 14.

Posted: February 22, 2019
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Thursday 02/07/2019
Key Largo man arrested for heroin

A 40-year-old Key Largo man was arrested early Saturday morning for possessing heroin.

Posted: February 07, 2019
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Monroe County to extend ROGO deadline to 2026; no action on accepting more allocations

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners met to discuss the current and future status of the Rate of Growth Ordinance (ROGO) for unincorporated Monroe County.

Posted: February 07, 2019
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Friday 02/01/2019
Man arrested for threatening juveniles with BB gun

A 63-year-old Key Largo homeless man was arrested Friday night after he pointed a BB handgun at a group of juveniles while attempting to steal a bicycle from them.

Posted: February 01, 2019
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Harry Harris Baseball Fields to Reopen in Time for Little League

The extensive hurricane repairs and new construction at the two baseball fields at Monroe County’s Harry Harris Park are near completion, enabling them to reopen by Friday, Feb. 1 – in time for the opening of Little League season.

Posted: February 01, 2019
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Saturday 01/19/2019
Monroe County Outlines State Legislative Priorities

Monroe County Commissioner Heather Carruthers, County Administrator Roman Gastesi and Monroe County Legislative Affairs Director Lisa Tennyson outlined the County’s state legislative priorities for the 2019 session at today’s Legislative Delegation meeting hosted by State Rep. Holly Raschein and State Sen. Anitere Flores. Monroe County Commissioners Michelle Coldiron and David Rice also attended the meeting held at Marathon City Hall.

Updated: January 21, 2019 - 10:20 am
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Thursday 01/17/2019
Homestead man taken into custody after chase in Key Largo

A 34-year-old Homestead man with a warrant for his arrest fled from Sheriff’s Office deputies in Key Largo before he was ultimately arrested.

Posted: January 17, 2019
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Crime Rate Drops in the Keys

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s crime statistics for counties and cities showed an impressive decrease in crime and an increase in the clearance rate for crimes for the Sheriff’s Office for the 2018 calendar year.

Posted: January 17, 2019
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Homestead man chews up police car seat after cocaine arrest

A 37-year-old Homestead man was arrested Thursday night after more than 40 grams of cocaine were found in his possession during a traffic stop near Mile Marker 59.

Updated: January 18, 2019 - 4:52 pm
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Thursday 01/10/2019
Go Have Fun

It’s festival season in South Dade and the Upper Keys. Mark your calendar (listed in chronological order) to enjoy the beautiful weather and all of the great events our communities have to offer.

Posted: January 10, 2019
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