Cudjoe Key

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.



Driver Crashes SUV Into Keys Restaurant Killing 12-Year-Old Passenger

A 12-year-old boy died when the SUV he was riding in crashed into a restaurant after troopers say the driver lost control.


Bobby Brents (Source: Monroe County Sheriff's Office)

Key’s Man Accused Of Fondling 12-Year Old Girl

A lower Keys man was taken into custody and charged after he allegedly fondled a 12-year old girl.


William Britt (Source: Monroe County Sheriff's Office)

Keys Substitute Teacher Found With Child Porn

Not long after an eviction notice was tacked to the door of William Britt’s residence in Cudjoe Key, the 55-year-old’s life went from bad to horrible.


(Photo Credit: Sea World Orlando) Brant Gabriel, a member of SeaWorld Orlando’s animal rescue team, gives some TLC to the pilot whale transported to SeaWorld early Monday morning, September 12. The sub-adult female - one of more than 20 that beached themselves in the lower Florida Keys in early May - suffers from a curvature of the spine and although shows signs of improvement, animal experts with the National Marine Fisheries Service have determined the whale is unlikely to completely recover. The National Marine Fisheries Service chose SeaWorld as the whale’s permanent home because of the park’s expertise with pilot whales and other stranded animals. The whale was being cared for by SeaWorld experts and volunteers at the Marine Mammal Conservancy in Key Largo.

Surviving Pilot Whale Taken To SeaWorld

A pilot whale which had been convalescing at a Key Largo facility since a mass stranding on May 5 now has a new home at SeaWorld in Orlando.


Stranded Pilot Whale

Pilot Whale Stranded In Keys Likely To Stay In Captivity

A pilot whale that stranded off the Florida Keys is likely to remain in captivity. The whale was among seven brought to the Marine Mammal Conservancy in Key Largo after surviving a stranding May 5 off Cudjoe Key.



Keys’ Teen Dead After Surfacing From Dive Too Quickly

A Florida Keys teen, who was rushed to a Miami hospital after he surfaced too quickly while scuba diving, has died.


Stranded Pilot Whale

Keys Marine Center Needs Volunteers For 3 Surviving Whales

Three of the 21 pilot whales are left and the marine mammal rehabilitation center in the Florida Keys is still looking for volunteers to maintain 24-hour vigils for the whales that stranded earlier this month.


(Source: CBSMiami/Dave Game) Volunteers work to support 4 Pilot Whales as they recover from a standing off Cudjoe Key.

Away From Spotlight, Whale Rescue Effort Continues

The plight of a pod of pilot whales who stranded themselves off Cudjoe Key two weeks ago has moved out of the headlines, but day after day, around the clock, a cadre of volunteers works to save the lives of the 4 surviving whales


Marine mammal responders tend to two of five pilot whales that were transported via a Publix refrigerated grocery semi-trailer to the Marine Mammal Conservancy in Key Largo, Fla., Tuesday, May 10, 2011. The five whales survived a May 5th stranding off the lower Florida Keys that took the lives of 14 others, while two additional whales were healthy enough to be released May 7.  (Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Pilot Whales Taken To Keys’ Rehab Facility

Five pilot whales which survived a mass stranding off Cudjoe Key last week have been taken to a marine life rehab center in Key Largo.