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Friday 03/09/2018
Man arrested and woman airlifted in motorcycle crash

A 29-year-old Homestead man was arrested and his girlfriend was airlifted early Sunday morning after both fled from Sheriff’s Office deputies in the Upper Keys.

Posted: March 09, 2018
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School Safety Plan Narrowly Passes Senate

After two weeks of emotionally charged testimony and raw debate, the Florida Senate on Monday narrowly approved a sweeping measure addressing

Posted: March 09, 2018
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Friday 02/23/2018
Key Largo traffic stop brings drug and gun charges

A 60-year-old Hobe Sound man was arrested Monday for possessing multiple pills without a prescription as well as two handguns while illegally possessing the pills, among other charges.

Posted: February 23, 2018
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Saturday 02/17/2018
State Helps Monroe County Cleanup

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is putting up $6 million to help complete cleanup of marine debris from Hurricane Irma in Monroe County. Gov. Rick Scott this week announced a deal between the department, working with the Florida Division of Emergency Management, and Monroe County to assist in recovery from the September hurricane.

Posted: February 17, 2018
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Friday 02/16/2018
Sentencing for men who tried to steal Key deer

State sentences were given for the two co-defendants involved in an endangered Key Deer arrest back in July of 2017.

Posted: February 16, 2018
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Friday 02/09/2018
Habitat Party to Raise Funds for Affordable Housing

Citing the need, now more than ever, for affordable housing, Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys is holding its 16th annual cocktail party fundraiser on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Posted: February 09, 2018
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Thursday 01/18/2018
Homestead Men Caught Burglarizing Tavernier Condo


Posted: January 18, 2018
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Friday 01/05/2018
Caravan of Canoes Cares for the Keys

   With the winds of Hurricane Irma gone, residents of the Middle Keys feel they have been forgotten with little or no help from the government of Monroe County.    

Posted: January 05, 2018
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Thursday 01/04/2018
Detective Asks for Help Identifying Burglary Suspect

 Sheriff’s Detective Lance Hernandez is asking for the public’s help identifying a burglary suspect whose image was captured on surveillance cameras at a Key Largo business.

Posted: January 04, 2018
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Friday 12/08/2017
Hope, Help and the Holidays


Updated: December 11, 2017 - 6:21 pm
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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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