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    Boater's body found in the Dry Tortugas

    The Monroe County Sheriff's Office has recovered the body of a person involved in a boat accident Friday in the Dry Tortugas west of Key West, the U.S. Coast Guard said Sunday. Information about the victim's ID was pending notifying next of kin.


    Back-to-school sales-tax holiday gets closer

    A sales-tax holiday on back-to-school goods returns Aug. 1, 2 and 3, meaning the 7.5 percent tax won't be charged for certain goods that weekend.

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    Mini-season lobster hunters flooding the Keys

    Get ready for the onslaught: Tens of thousands of lobster hunters from far and wide descend upon the Florida Keys this week for the annual two-day head start on commercial and regular lobster season. Free-divers and tank-divers will crowd Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Florida Bay waters up...

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    Key West starts transition to in-house EMS

    The city of Key West is ready to roll out a new city-run ambulance service that commissioners say will offer better emergency medical services to residents. Currently, the city contracts ambulance services and seeks new bids every few years. Nearly $2.5 million has been appropriated to begin a ...

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    Developer promises public access to golf course

    Keys accountant Peter Rosasco will move forward with redeveloping Florida Keys Country Club after receiving final unanimous approval from the Marathon City Council on Tuesday. Rosasco has been working with Robert Belcaster, chairman of the club's board of directors, for the past five years to acquire...

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    Marathon to create panel to look at affordable housing

    The Marathon City Council plans to create an advisory committee to find ways to possibly address the ongoing need for workforce and other affordable housing, the board informally decided Tuesday. Speaking at Tuesday's council meeting, city Planning Commissioner Dan Zieg, who is running for a seat...

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    Marathon hears specifics of non-tax revenue

    The Marathon City Council heard Tuesday night that when it comes to municipal revenue not generated by property taxes, the city is on pretty firm footing. Separate from the general fund for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1 is an estimated $9,893,532 in total non-tax revenue. The biggest contributor...

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    Woman in critical condition after PWC hits Channel 5 Bridge

     A 60-year-old Michigan woman was in critical condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital Friday afternoon after she crashed her personal watercraft into a piling of the Channel 5 Bridge on Lower Matecumbe Key earlier in the day.

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    Man dies while snorkeling off Key Largo, is the Keys' second water-related death in two days

    A Georgia man died while snorkeling off Key Largo Thursday, making it two Upper Keys water-related deaths since Wednesday.

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    Jersey man dies after diving the 'Spiegel Grove' off Key Largo

    A New Jersey man died after diving off Key Largo Wednesday morning, says the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

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