Florida Keys

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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

Female impersonators compete in the Great Conch Republic Drag Race, a facet of the Conch Republic Independence Celebration Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Key West, Fla. The celebration, continues through April 26 and commemorates the anniversary of a 1982 mock secession from the United States following a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint and roadblock erected at the top of the Florida Keys' Overseas Highway. (Source: Carol Tedesco/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Key West ‘Drag Race’ Stars High-Heeled Female Impersonators

Drag racers don’t usually wear short pink dresses or high heels — unless they’re contestants at Key West’s Great Conch (pronounced konk) Republic Drag Race.

04/19/2015

A portion of the field of 1,500 competitors run across the convergence of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico during the Seven Mile Bridge Run Saturday, April 18, 2015, near Marathon, Fla., in the Florida Keys. The annual footrace across the longest of 42 bridges over water that help comprise the Florida Keys Overseas Highway began in 1982.  (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Runners Lace Up For Seven Mile Bridge Run

Runners laced up for the annual Seven Mile Bridge run in the Florida Keys on Saturday.

04/18/2015

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The Keys Could See Its First Wal-Mart In The Next Few Years

A trip down to the Keys is often accompanied with a visit to a few staples; Alabama Jacks, the Tiki Bar, Shell World and soon visitors may be able to add one more to the list–retail giant Wal-Mart.

04/09/2015

Monroe County Sheriff's deputies arrested 37-year old Jason Vest on Wednesday, charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. (Courtesy: Monroe County Sheriff's Office)

Man Accused Of Shooting Another With A Flare Gun

A man who allegedly shot at another man using a flare gun is under arrest.

04/02/2015

Burn Victim Jose Gonzalez (Source: CBS4)

Burn Victim: “I Am A Useless Man On A Bed”

A burn victim is speaking out for the first since his truck was set on fire—with him sleeping inside—in the parking lot of a bar in the Keys nearly two years ago.

03/24/2015

Royal Caribbean International's Liberty of the Seas  (Source: CBS4)

Search Continues For Missing Cruise Ship Passenger

The search continues for a man who fell from a cruise ship about 20 miles off the coast of the Keys.

03/24/2015

Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad "swims" Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, during her one-woman play that re-creates her 111-mile Cuba-to-Key West swim in a Key West, Fla., theater near the beach where she concluded the record-setting feat in September 2013. "Onward! The Diana Nyad Story," written and performed live by Nyad, opened Thursday night at The Studios of Key West and continues there through Sunday, Feb. 22. (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Diana Nyad Stages Show in Key West About Cuba-­To­-Keys Swim

Marathon swimmer Diana Nyad is staging a theatrical presentation this week about her 111-mile swim from Cuba to Key West, on the island where she completed the near-impossible athletic feat.

02/20/2015

VisitIthica.com urges would be tourists to go to the Keys instead.  (Source: VisitIthica.com)

Ithaca Website “Surrenders” To Cold, Recommends Going To Florida Keys Instead

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter KEY WEST (CBSMiami) – Snowbirds already know that when it’s too cold up north, fly south for the winter. Now, a destination tourism office in update New York is also spreading the word […]

CBS Miami–02/16/2015

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