Andy Newman

Bette Zirkelbach examines Charley, a tagged juvenile loggerhead sea turtle, at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital Friday, May 10, 2013, in Marathon, Fla. Charley was released in June 8, 2012, off Santa Marta, Colombia, and rescued Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 22 miles off the Florida Keys. A fisherman found the turtle floating in Sargasso weed. It is believed “Charley” traveled some 2,000 miles from its original release point. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (SOURCE: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Rescued Young Turtle Expected To Make Full Recovery

A young turtle found floating in a weed patch off the coast of the Keys is expected to make a full recovery.


Female impersonators are pushed in shopping carts during the Great Conch Republic Drag Race Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Key West, Fla. The auto racing spoof was a facet of the 10-day Conch Republic Independence Celebration that continues through April 28 and marks the Florida Keys 1982 "secession" from the United States, following a Border Patrol's surprise roadblock at the top of the Keys Overseas Highway.  (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Female Impersonators Compete in Key West ‘Drag Race’

Dresses, pancake makeup and high platform heels aren’t the traditional attire for drag car racers. But that’s what competitors wore in Key West this weekend, when a group of big-haired female impersonators staged the Great Conch Republic Drag Race.


U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia, D-Fla., left, aided staff and volunteers from the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital as they released a rehabilitated loggerhead sea turtle into the ocean Saturday. Turtle Hospital founder Richie Moretti is at right and Kellie Yagel, third from right, is the Upper Keys resident who found the turtle. (Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Rep. Garcia Eases Rehabbed Sea Turtle Back Into Keys Waters

Lately, politicians have given us plenty to reasons to criticize them. Not today.


A juvenile loggerhead sea turtle (Source: Tom Longo/Loggerhead Marinelife Center)

Loggerhead Who Ate Hook Leaves Turtle Hospital For Keys Waters

A loggerhead sea turtle was returned to the ocean off the Florida Keys Saturday after an angler’s baited hook it ingested was surgically removed.


(Source: Andy Newman/FL Keys News Service)

Hemingway’s Key West Gate Being Sold On eBay

When American literary master Ernest Hemingway lived in Key West in the 1930s, a wrought-iron gate hung at the side entrance to his Whitehead Street property.


Dachshunds and their owners parade in Key West, Fla., Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, during the Key West Dachshund Walk, an annual New Year's Eve tradition that this year attracted almost 200 of the short-legged, long-bodied canines, as well as about 30 "impostor" dogs.  (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

The Long & Short Of It: Dachshunds Strut In Annual Key West Parade

Nearly 200 dachshunds and their owners took to the streets of Key West Monday to strut their stuff in the 8th annual Key West Dachshund Walk.


(Source: Fla. Keys News Service/Andy Newman)

Miami H.S. Student Among Winners In Key Largo Bridge Run

Two south Floridians won overall men’s and women’s half-marathon titles Saturday at the annual Key Largo Bridge Run in the Florida Keys.


At the Friday night coronation ball, locals Mark Patterson and Liz Ketcham were crowned king and queen of the 10-day Fantasy Fest. (Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Coronation Ball Kicks Off Ten-Day Fantasy Fest In Key West

The masked balls, parties and costume competitions of Fantasy Fest are underway in Key West.



Key West Poker Run For Diabetes, Local Charities Brings 10,000 Bikers

Motorcyclists from throughout the United States came to Key West this weekend, raising money for charity during the 40th Key West Poker Run.

CBS Miami–09/15/2012

Swimmer Diana Nyad jumps into the water at Ernest Hemingway Nautical Club, in Havana on August 7, 2011, to swim from Havana to Florida in a three-day non-stop journey. (Photo credit: ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

Nyad Enters Water In Fourth Cuba-To-Keys Swim Attempt

Here she goes again, but this time she may be jellyfish-proof.

CBS Miami–08/18/2012