Big Pine Key

Retired Army Sgt. First Class Billy Costello, center, who lost his right leg while stationed in Afghanistan, dives with the use of a prosthetic to help transplant coral Monday, July 28, 2014, in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Big Pine Key, Fla. 
(Source: Joe Berg/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Vets, Teens Transplant Corals In Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary

A dozen wounded veterans are wrapping up several days of diving in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Tuesday to help transplant corals on a special section of the reef set aside as a remembrance area for fallen American service personnel.

07/29/2014

Mike Limerick pretends to play a mock musical instrument at the Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival Saturday, July 12, 2014, in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The subsea concert at Looe Key Reef, about six miles south of Big Pine Key, Fla., attracted almost 500 divers and snorkelers to listen to a local radio station's four-hour broadcast piped beneath the sea via underwater speakers. (Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Divers, Snorkelers Converge For Undersea ‘Concert’

It’s not your typical concert. In fact, it’s underwater and you have to be diving or snorkeling to get to it.

07/12/2014

(Source: Monroe County Sheriff's Office)

Deputies: Sword-Wielding Man Attacks Brother-In-Law

Monroe County authorities arrested a man accused of attacking his brother-in-law with a sharp-edged weapon, deputies say may be a sword.

05/25/2014

Drew Sterling (Source: Monroe Co. Sheriffs Office)

Big Pine Key Man Charged With Burglary Of Ex-Girlfriend’s Car

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A lower Keys man was charged after he reportedly broke into his ex-girlfriend’s car and house and damaged several items. The woman called the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office around 8:30 p.m. Friday […]

05/04/2014

Contestants in the Seven Mile Bridge Run near Marathon, Fla., approach the span's highest point Saturday, April 5, 2014. The annual event attracted 1,500 runners who ran over the longest of 42 bridges over water that help comprise the Florida Keys Overseas Highway. The run began in 1982 to help herald the completion of a federally funded construction program that built 37 new bridges in the Keys. (Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

S.Fla. Student Wins Seven Mile Bridge Race

A South Florida college student took home the prize for the men’s race on the Florida Keys’ Seven Mile Bridge run on Saturday.

04/05/2014

Miami residents charged with a marine violation. (Source: Monroe County Sheriff's Office)

Traffic Stop In The Keys Turns Into Marine Violation For 3 Miami Residents

What started as a regular traffic stop turned into marine violation after police found dozens of fish—some illegal—inside the cooler of a Miami man’s car.

03/17/2014

Jeffrey Charron Mug (Source: Monroe County Sheriff's Office)

Police: Armed Drunk Man Arrested In The Keys

A reportedly drunken man in the Keys, with a gun visible in his waistband, struggled with deputies but was eventually arrested Tuesday.

01/14/2014

(Courtesy:Monroe County Sheriff’s Office)

Deputy Frees Deer From Soccer Net

A deer in the Florida Keys is breathing more easily after a deputy helped untangle him from a soccer net.

11/16/2013

Mike Limerick, left, and Sarah Brunner pretend to play underwater instruments created by a local sculptor at the Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival Saturday, July 13, 2013, in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Big Pine Key, Fla. About 200 snorkelers and divers gathered to listen to a local radio station's broadcast that was piped beneath the sea. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Swimmers Groove To Underwater Tunes At Keys Festival

A music festival in the Keys, all in the name of a good cause, had about 200 people, and perhaps sea life, swimming to tunes heard underwater via waterproof speakers on Saturday.

07/13/2013

(Source: AP) Key deer

Keys Deputy Removes Chips Bag From Deer’s Head

An endangered Key deer has a Monroe County Sheriff’s deputy to thank for removing a Doritos chips bag from its head.

06/09/2013

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