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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.

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Source: CBS4

Body Of Missing Boater Located Near Dry Tortugas

The Coast Guard reports the body of a missing boater has been located near the Dry Tortugas.

07/26/2014

Baby loggerhead sea turtles emerge from a nest on the Florida Keys beach and are captured by an live streaming webcam, illuminated by infrared lighting on a Florida Keys beach Friday, July 25, 2014, near Big Pine Key, Fla. About 100 hatchlings crawled out of the nest and headed to the Atlantic Ocean. The webcam was a cooperative project between Save-a-Turtle and the Florida Keys tourism council  to  raise awareness of sea turtles and the need to protect them.  (Florida Keys News Bureau)

Keys Turtle Cam Watchers See Hatch Live

Web-watchers were able to see about 100 baby loggerhead sea turtles hatch via a live-streaming, high definition camera.

07/26/2014

Aaron Huntsman, left, and William Lee Jones, right, embrace during a celebration Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Key West, Fla. Jones and Hunstman and about 100 other people marked a  Florida Keys judge's ruling overturning Florida's ban on same-sex marriage on Thursday after a legal challenge. But an appeal by the Florida Attorney General's office changed the couple's plans to get married.  (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Stay On Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Not Lifted

The attorney for a gay couple asked a Florida Keys judge to lift a stay in his ruling that Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The motion was denied.

07/21/2014

1944: American writer Ernest Hemingway (1899 - 1961) travelling with US soldiers, in his capacity as war correspondent, on their way to Normandy for the D-Day landings. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

British Scholar Wins Hemingway Writing Competition

A British scholar and writer won the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition as a part of Key West’s Hemingway Days celebration.

07/19/2014

Contestants in the 2014 "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest try to impress the judges Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West, Fla. About 130 men are entered in this year's competition staged during the island city's annual Hemingway Days festival that continues through Sunday, July 20. Hemingway lived and wrote in Key West throughout most of the 1930s. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Hemingway Look-A-Likes Flock To Florida Keys

White-bearded men are competing in Key West, all trying to find out who looks more like Ernest Hemingway.

07/18/2014

Katharine the great white shark. (Source: http://www.ocearch.org/)

Katharine The Great White Shark Swimming Near Islamorada

Headed for the Keys this weekend? May want to think before jumping into the ocean as Katharine, a 14-foot great white shark, is back—and is swimming in the waters just off Islamorada.

07/18/2014

(Source: Florida Keys News Bureau)

Florida Keys Launches “Turtle Cam”

Now environmental enthusiasts from all over the world can tune in to see “turtle webcam”.

07/13/2014

Florida Keys (photo credit: Thinkstock)

Florida Keys To Get Extra Area Code In 2015

Keys residents, starting next year, will go from seven to ten-digit dialing.

07/11/2014

(Source: AP)

Cuban Smuggling Ring Leader Gets 20 Years In Prison

The man prosecutors described as the leader of a Cuban human smuggling ring was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

07/06/2014

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