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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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Couple arrested over $10K in unpaid hotel bills

A Key Largo couple was arrested Saturday for failing to pay a $10,155.09 hotel tab at the Hampton Inn, 102400 Overseas Highway.

Posted: January 10, 2019
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Friday 12/28/2018
Finding the True Meaning of the Season

Our Christmas celebrations certainly vary in our community. Many celebrate Noche Buena and exchange gifts on Christmas Eve. Midnight church is standard with others. Many gather on Christmas Day. Some travel out of town to visit family while others’ homes are filled to the brim with family coming home. There is no correct way to celebrate Christmas.

Updated: December 31, 2018 - 8:14 am
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Homestead Man Busted for Car Theft

A 33-year-old Homestead man was arrested Friday for possessing suspected drugs after he was stopped in the Upper Keys for driving a rental car reported stolen out of Miami-Dade County.

Posted: December 28, 2018
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Thursday 12/20/2018
Hurricane Marine Debris Removal Project Passes Halfway Mark

The Monroe County-led $49.2 million project to cleanup Hurricane Irma marine debris has passed the halfway point with the completion of 91 of the approved 172 canals (53 percent).

Posted: December 20, 2018
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Friday 12/14/2018
Florida City woman arrested after workplace brawl

A 56-year-old Florida City woman was arrested Tuesday after attempting to hit a coworker with a hammer at an Islamorada business.

Posted: December 14, 2018
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Thursday 12/13/2018
Enjoy the Season

   As much as we would like to plan ahead to get ahead, Holiday busyness gets in the way. Shopping, decorating, getting ready for company to arrive takes up much of our time. A comforting delicious casserole baked with love is the best way to enjoy a December weeknight for you and your family. This easy recipe is perfect for dinner and even served as a leftover for lunchtime. Our apple-pear crockpot Sauce is easy and a unique combination with the Holiday Chicken Devan. Enjoy the Season!

Posted: December 13, 2018
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Sex offender arrested after providing alcohol to minors

A 22-year-old man with a sex offense history out of Missouri was arrested Saturday night after a traffic stop.

Posted: December 13, 2018
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Monday 12/03/2018
Army Corps of Engineers includes Florida Water & Infrastructure Projects in 2019 Plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released its Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Work Plan, which includes funding for critical Florida water infrastructure

Posted: December 03, 2018
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Friday 11/30/2018
Monroe County Social Services Helps Reunite Missing 90 Year Old Veteran with his Family in Naples

This missing person case of a 90-year-old veteran from Naples has a happy ending, due to the actions of the employees of Monroe County Social Services and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

Posted: November 30, 2018
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