Florida Keys

View of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes infected with the Wolbachia bacterium --which reduces mosquito transmitted diseases such as dengue and chikungunya by shortening adult lifespan, affect mosquito reproduction and interfere with pathogen replication-- at the Oswaldo Cruz foundation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on October 2, 2014. The mosquitoes, when released, are expected to quickly infiltrate the insect population and stop the spread of the disease. Small-scale trials have already been conducted in communities in northern Australia.   (Courtesy: CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)

Mixed Feelings Over GMO Mosquitoes In The Keys

Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if the Food and Drug Administration approves it

01/28/2015

A female mosquito. (Photo by Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

Millions Of GMO Insects Could Be Released In Florida Keys

Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases.

01/25/2015

Bella Mente, skippered by Hap Fauth, sails to an overall IRC 1 class victory Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at the Quantum Key West sailing regatta in Key West, Fla. The five-day regatta off the Florida Keys attracted 114 entries that were divided into 10 classes.  (Ken Stanek/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Bella Mente Wins Championship At Key West Regatta

Bella Mente, with Minneapolis skipper Hap Fauth at the helm, won the IRC 1-class championship Friday at the Quantum Key West sailing regatta off the Florida Keys.

01/23/2015

Florida Keys

Dock Company Offers $5K Reward For Info On Mutilated Pelicans

It’s happened before and it’s happening again…dozens of brown pelicans have been found mutilated.

01/19/2015

Brandon Dodson and Flagler the dolphin splash each other at Dolphin Research Center Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, in Marathon, Fla. The interactive experience with the dolphins was a facet of Soldier Ride, which has 60 vets -- most suffering severe injuries from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan -- biking segments of the Florida Keys Overseas Highway. The event is staged by the Wounded Warrior Project to help restore injured soldiers' physical and emotional well-being. It concludes in Key West Sunday, Jan. 11. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau Photo)

Wounded Warriors Get Inspiration Therapy In The Keys

About 60 wounded military veterans got some inspiration therapy during their Soldier Ride that concludes in Key West on Sunday.

01/10/2015

Bicycle (Source:LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

Wounded Warriors Cycle Towards Rehabilitation

The Wounded Warrior Project Soldier ride kicked off from Ocean Drive Thursday, with dozens of veterans cycling towards rehabilitation.

01/08/2015

Collegiate swimmers leap off the starting blocks for the 50-meter women's freestyle event  Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at the Orange Bowl Swimming Classic in Key Largo, Fla. Michigan placed first in the women's division while West Virginia University won the men's division. The event, staged at the Jacobs Aquatic Center, was the highlight of the winter collegiate swimming training season in the Florida Keys. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Michigan, West Virginia Tops At Keys Swim Meet

The Florida Keys hosted the Orange Bowl Swimming Classic Saturday.

01/03/2015

A small plane landed short of the runway in the Florida Keys on January 3, 2015, ending up in salt ponds with passengers on board

Plane Lands Short Of Runway In Florida Keys, 6 On Board

A small plane landed short of the runway in the Florida Keys on Saturday, ending up in salt ponds with passengers on board.

01/03/2015

William Lee Jones, left, and Aaron Huntsman, right, leave the Monroe County Clerk of the Court's office after completing a marriage license application Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, in Key West, Fla. Jones and Huntsman are planning on receiving their license just after midnight Monday, Jan. 5 and getting married immediately afterwards. In July 2014, after Huntsman and Jones filed suit protesting Florida's 2008 ban on same-sex marriage, Keys Judge Luis Garcia ruled the ban was discriminatory and unconstitutional. A state appeal held up the couple's marriage plans until U.S. Judge Robert Hinkle ruled Florida clerks can issue licenses to same-sex couples beginning after midnight Monday. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Key West Men to Get Keys’ First Same-Sex Marriage License

The first same-sex marriage license in the Florida Keys will be issued soon after two Key West men, acclaimed as pioneers in Florida’s fight for same-sex marriage equality completed their paperwork Friday.

01/02/2015

A dachshund portraying a racehorse, trots down Duval Street in Key West, Fla., Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, during the annual Key West Dachshund Walk. The event preludes four warm-weather takeoffs on New York City's Times Square ball drop. Celebrants can choose to watch a female impersonator in a large red high heel shoe; a huge manmade conch shell, descend outside a bar; a replica Key lime wedge splash into a gigantic margarita glass and a pirate wench "drop" from atop a sailing vessel's mast. (Steve Panariello/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Dachshund Walk Is Canine Kickoff To Key West New Year’s Eve

America’s southernmost island went to the dogs New Year’s Eve, when about 175 short-legged, long-bodied canines and their owners staged the 10th annual Key West Dachshund Walk.

12/31/2014

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