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Tony Mantia, left, raises his hands to signal he is the first contestant to finish consuming a full pie during the Key Lime Pie Eatin' Contest Friday, July 4, 2014, in Key West, Fla. The event was staged during the Key Lime Festival that continues through Saturday, July 5, and features several events including the creation of the world's largest Key lime pie and a Miss Key Lime Pageant. (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Competitors Jump Into “Limelight” For Pie Eating Contest

Locals and visitors jumped into the “limelight” in Key West for a Key Lime Pie Eatin’ contest during the July 4th weekend.

07/05/2014

Divers complete deploying a huge American flag Friday, July 4, 2014, on the Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg, a former military troop transport and missile-tracking ship scuttled more than five years ago off Key West, Fla., in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary as an artificial reef. The 30- by 40-foot flag, formerly flew at a Morris, Illinois, memorial park for Sept. 11, 2001, New York City terrorists' attack victims. But the flag was scheduled for retirement after being badly tattered by weather. It was to be retired after being tattered by weather, but  Morris attorney Scott Belt conceived the idea of mending the flag and unfurling it on the Vandenberg.  (Joe Berg/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Divers Deploy 9/11 Memorial Flag on Key West Shipwreck

Divers in the Florida Keys decided to honor their country on July 4th by attaching a 9/11 memorial flag to a historic shipwreck.

07/05/2014

Chefs Paul Menta, left, and Jim Brush, right, measure a giant Key lime pie Friday, July 4, 2014, in Key West, Fla. The gargantuan pastry, measuring 9 feet, 2 inches in diameter, was the centerpiece of the Key Lime Festival that concludes Saturday, July 5. The pie's ingredients included juice from 6,480 Key limes, 60 gallons of sweetened condensed milk and 220 pounds of graham crackers. The gigantic version of the Florida Keys' signature dessert is being submitted to the World Record Academy as the world's largest Key lime pie. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

World’s Largest Key Lime Pie To Be Created At Key West Festival Friday

A Key lime pie measuring 9 feet in diameter, that should shatter the record for the world’s largest Key lime pie, is to be prepared and served to Independence Day revelers Friday during Key West’s Key Lime Festival

07/04/2014

Fabien Cousteau attends the Digital Life Design (DLD) conference on January 26, 2009 in Munich, Germany. DLD brings together global leaders and creators from the digital world. (Source: Sean Gallup/Getty Images for Burda Media)

Cousteau Ends ‘Mission 31′ In Florida Keys

Fabien Cousteau, the grandson of underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau, is back on the surface Wednesday after spending a month in an underwater lab.

07/02/2014

Fabien Cousteau attends the Digital Life Design (DLD) conference on January 26, 2009 in Munich, Germany. DLD brings together global leaders and creators from the digital world. (Source: Sean Gallup/Getty Images for Burda Media)

Cousteau’s Underwater Visitors Include Painter

The grandson of ocean exploration pioneer Jacques Cousteau continues to live underwater as part of an experiment in the Florida Keys.

06/21/2014

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Keys Judge Falls Asleep During Trial

A Florida Keys Judge fell asleep during a trial last week while an attorney was presenting him evidence.

06/19/2014

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Astronauts To Train At Keys Undersea Lab

Astronauts will taking their work to the sea this summer at an underwater laboratory in the Florida Keys.

06/14/2014

A contestant in the Schooner Wharf Minimal Regatta paddles his pirate ship Sunday, May 25, 2014, in Key West, Fla. Nearly two dozen teams staged the wacky "sink or swim" regatta. Rules required entrants to build a boat out of a 4-by-8-foot sheet of plywood, two 8-foot-long two-by-fours, a roll of duct tape, a pound of fasteners and epoxy paint. (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau)

‘Sailors’ Steer Crazy Craft In Key West’s Minimal Regatta

Nearly two dozen teams staged a wacky “sink or swim” regatta on Sunday in Key West, attempting to keep plywood-and-duct-tape vessels afloat during the annual Schooner Wharf Minimal Regatta.

05/26/2014

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

“Katharine The Great White Shark” East Of Key Largo

Boaters off of the Florida Keys may want to be on the lookout for “Katharine the Great White Shark”.

CBS Miami–05/19/2014

The Seven Mile Bridge in The Florida Keys

MCSO: Two People Died After Snorkeling In FL Keys

It has been a deadly few days in the Florida Keys for snorkelers.

05/17/2014

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