Florida Keys

Country music aficionados pack the 200 block of Duval Street Saturday, May 9, 2015, in Key West, Fla., for the highlight event of the 20th Key West Songwriters Festival that ends Sunday, May 10, in Key West, Fla. The five-day festival features some 225 performers putting on 50 shows in different settings around the subtropical island. (Source: Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Key West Songwriters Fest Ends Sunday

Scores of America’s top performing songwriters have taken the stage in casual island settings during the past five days at the 20th Key West Songwriters Festival.

05/10/2015

The marker at the southernmost point in the continental US in Key West Florida.The marker is 90 miles (140 km) from Cuba.  AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

First Sanctioned Key West-To-Cuba Sailing Race In 50 Years Set For May 16

A group of American Hobie Cat sailboat racers will race the 90-mile distance between Key West and Havana, Cuba during what is believed to be the first officially sanctioned sailing race between the two cities for at least 50 years.

05/06/2015

In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, “Miley,” a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle, is carried to be released off the Florida Keys at Islamorada, Fla., Saturday, May 2, 2015. The reptile was named after rescuers who found her floating in early March 2015 noticed the turtle's rear end was gyrating and named her after Miley Cyrus, whose expressive dance moves were dubbed "twerking” by the pop singer. The 120-pound turtle was treated at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital for an intestinal impaction.  (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Rehabilitated Sea Turtle Named After Pop Singer Released Off Florida Keys

A rehabilitated sea turtle named after pop singer Miley Cyrus was released off the Florida Keys Saturday.

05/02/2015

(Source: CBS4)

A Wild Chase And Shooting In The Florida Keys

On January 20th, just before midnight, a call came into the 911 command center for Monroe County.

05/01/2015

Wet weather 4/29/15 (Source: CBS4)

Wet Wednesday Soaks South Florida’s Streets

The rain and storms around South Florida, from homes struck by lightning to flooded fields and heavy traffic, left its mark in many places by Wednesday morning.

04/29/2015

Brandon Funkhouser mug (Source: Monroe County Sheriff's Office)

Florida Keys Police Arrest Sleeping Burglar

Police in the Keys arrested a 30-year-old man Sunday for entering an elderly man’s sailboat, refusing to leave, and then falling asleep on the victim’s couch.

04/27/2015

Sean Michael Stacey  (Source: Monroe County Sheriff's Office)

Florida City Police Apprehend Escaped Keys Inmate

An escaped inmate is headed back to Monroe County to face new charges after he was apprehended in Florida City on Sunday.

04/26/2015

Teams propel decorated beds up Duval Street during the annual Conch Republic Red Ribbon Bed Race Saturday, April 25, 2015,  in Key West, Fla. The wacky event was a facet of the Conch Republic Independence Celebration that commemorates the Florida Keys' 1982 "secession" from the United States, prompted by the installation of a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint at the top of the Florida Keys Overseas Highway. Events end Sunday, April 26. (Source: Carol Tedesco/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Key West ‘Bed Race’ Teams Blanket Historic Duval Street

Billed as “the most fun you can have in bed with your clothes on,” this weekend’s Conch Republic Red Ribbon Bed Race was a highlight of the Conch Republic Independence Celebration that ends Sunday.

04/26/2015

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Almost 3M People Visited South Florida’s National Parks In 2014

Almost three million people visited South Florida’s national parks, generating over $231 million for the local economy last year, the National Park Service said.

04/25/2015

Sean Michael Stacey  (Source: Monroe County Sheriff's Office)

Inmate Escapes While Working As A Trusty In The Keys

An inmate from the jailed in the Florida Keys escaped from custody while working as a trusty.

04/24/2015

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