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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.


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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.


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.


Singer Jimmy Buffett performs a free concert at the San Carlos Institute Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Key West, Fla. Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band put on the concert as part of a contest where fans submitted a songlist they wanted to hear and about 250 tickets were awarded on a lottery basis. The concert was also streamed online and shown on a large screen at Key West's Higgs Beach.  (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Jimmy Buffett Performs Live Concert In Key West

Hundreds of fans gathered to watch singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett at a free private concert in Key West on Wednesday.


The Southeast Florida Fusion Center looks like a rather bland, random office. It’s anything but that.  It's where crucial tips come in that ward off terrorism or just every day crime from Key West to West Palm Beach. (Source: CBS4)

A Peek Into The Center That Helps Ward Off Terrorism

The Southeast Florida Fusion Center looks like a rather bland, random office. It’s anything but that. It’s where crucial tips come in that ward off terrorism or just every day crime from Key West to West Palm Beach.


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Flights From Key West To Cuba Resume

A South Florida travel company is reviving flights from Key West to Cuba, months after the announcement of eased travel restrictions to the island nation.


Visitors from Ohio calling themselves the "The Infamous Ohio State Conch Marching Band," compete in the group division of the 53rd Conch Shell Blowing Contest Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Key West, Fla. Judges evaluated entrants in individual and group divisions on the quality, duration, loudness and novelty of sounds they produced from fluted, pink-lined shells. (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Pucker Pros Star in Key West’s Conch Shell Blowing Contest

Fans of the fluted, pink-lined conch shell displayed their pucker power Saturday afternoon during the 53rd annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest in Key West. And among those who did it best was 64-year-old Key West resident Eddie Webb.


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.


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Cold Temps Break & Tie Records Across South Florida

A cold start across South Florida with most areas waking up with the 30s and 40s.


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Audit Says Power Agency Spent Thousands On Flowers, Parties

Florida’s Auditor General isn’t pleased with the Florida Municipal Power Agency. According to a preliminary audit report, the government-owned power company that supplies wholesale electricity for 31 small Florida cities has made some very poor spending choices.