Key West

Tom Mudd, second from right, great-grandson of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, and other descendants tour Fort Jefferson, a former Union military prison, in Dry Tortugas National Park, Fla., Friday, July 24, 2015. About 80 Mudd descendants made the pilgrimage to the isolated Gulf of Mexico fort that lies 68 miles west of Key West, Fla. Samuel Mudd arrived July 24, 1865, convicted of conspiring to murder President Abraham Lincoln because he splinted the broken leg of Lincoln's assassin John Wilkes Booth. Although he was pardoned and released some four years later, family efforts to have his conviction expunged have failed. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Mudd’s Descendants Visit Keys Fort on 150th Anniversary of Imprisonment

The descendants of a man imprisoned for conspiracy in President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination visited a Key West fortress while fighting for his innocence.


Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returns home after seizing $140 million of cocaine in Pacific Ocean (Source: Coast Guard)

Coast Guard Returns To Key West After Seizing $140 M Of Cocaine In Pacific

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returned home to Key West Sunday following a 65-day patrol in the Pacific where they seized $140 million in cocaine.


Celebrity chef Paula Deen, left, tugs at husband Michael Groover's beard outside Sloppy Joe's Bar Thursday, July 23, 2015, in Key West, Fla. Groover is competing for the fifth year in the "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest, part of the annual Hemingway Days festival in Key West. He made the semi-final round which is set for Saturday, July 25. More than 125 entrants are registered for the contest. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Paula Deen’s Husband Competing In Keys’ Hemingway Look-Alike Contest

More than 125 stocky white-bearded men resembling Ernest Hemingway are in Key West to compete in the 35th annual “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest that began Thursday night.


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Hemingway Days Kicks Off In Key West

Ernest Hemingway fans are celebrating his life in Key West this weekend, during the 35th annual Hemingway Days


Molotov Cocktail thrown the home of a man who called 911 the night before to report an accused burglar was breaking into cars. (Source: CBS4)

Arson At Home Of Man Who Led Police To Car Burglar

A man, whose call to 911 Tuesday led to the arrest of an accused serial burglar, is now a victim after a Molotov cocktail was thrown at his home Wednesday morning.


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Key West Uber Driver Arrested Following Notice Of Crackdown

Following a July 1 city crackdown on unlicensed Uber drivers, a Key West driver was arrested Friday, and is now facing jail time and a $500 fine.


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Key Lime Pie Eating Contest To Be In “Limelight” July 4 In Key West

Key lime pie lovers was in the “limelight” on Saturday in Key West.


A patriotic July 4th pooch.  (Source: CBS4)

July 4th Fun In The Florida Keys

If you’re heading down to the Keys over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, you may want to check out how the locals celebrate Independence Day.


Celebrants wave a circular rainbow flag on Duval Street in Key West, Fla., Friday, June 26, 2015, following a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that same-sex couples have the right to marry nationwide. The flag is an internationally recognized symbol of gay and lesbian unity. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Key West Celebrates Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Several hundred people celebrated in Key West Friday evening after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex couples have the right to marry nationwide.


In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, “Miley,” a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle, swims away after being 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)

State Asks Keys Residents For Help Collecting Reptile Data

Wildlife officials are asking residents and visitors in the Florida Keys to report their sightings of native reptiles and amphibians.