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Contestants in the Keys Fisheries Stone Crab Eating Contest  crack claws and suck down their meat to determine the winner who consumes 25 claws in the fastest time Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Marathon, Fla. About 40 percent of Florida's average 2.6-million-pound stone crab claw harvest comes from waters off the Florida Keys. It is also a renewable resource as fishermen harvest only legal-size claws and the crab is returned to the water to grow new extremities. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Stone Crab Lovers Get Crackin’ In Florida Keys

It was all about the stone crab in the Florida Keys this weekend.

10/18/2014

Miguel Herrera (Left), Gabriel Herrada (Center), Shadow Franco (Right). All three were charged with  aggravated stalking and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
(Courtesy of Monroe County Sheriff's Office)

Three Men, Teen Accused Of Stalking Marathon Couple

Four men were arrested Monday morning after a Marathon couple called police and said they were being harassed and stalked.

09/29/2014

Staff at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Fla., examine Sapphire. (Source:  Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Fla. Keys Rescued Turtle Heading To New Home On The West Coast

A loggerhead sea turtle recovering its strength from a possible boat injury is leaving its Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital after more than a year for its new permanent home.

09/24/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Keys Woman Claims She Was Attacked While Walking Dog

A Marathon woman claims she was attacked Sunday morning while walking her dog.

09/21/2014

Keys Aquarium Encounters

Keys Aquarium Offers Up Close Encounters With Marine Wildlife

A newly opened aquarium in Marathon is offering visitors the chance to immerse themselves, touch, feel and feed marine wildlife.

08/30/2014

(Source: Monroe County Sheriff's Office)

Deputies: Sword-Wielding Man Attacks Brother-In-Law

Monroe County authorities arrested a man accused of attacking his brother-in-law with a sharp-edged weapon, deputies say may be a sword.

05/25/2014

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

Staff at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital remove monofilament fishing line from a sub-adult green sea turtle that unexpectedly swam into the hospital's boat basin Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Marathon, Fla. After spotting the 46-pound reptile, hospital staff rescued and transferred it to the emergency room. The turtle is listed in critical condition and staff has drawn blood and taken X-rays for further diagnosis. (Julie Botteri/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Sick Turtle Swims To Florida Keys’ Turtle Hospital

An injured green sea turtle swam into the boat basin of the Turtle Hospital in the Florida Keys Thursday and was rescued.

05/15/2014

Serguei Perez-Perdomo (Source: Monroe Co. Sheriff's Office)

Marathon Man Accused Of Butchering Sea Turtle

A Marathon man is accused of mutilating a turtle and harvesting out of season lobster and undersized stone crab claws.

05/11/2014

Robert Garcia (Source: U.S. Coast Guard)

Search Suspended For Missing Boater

Authorities are questioning whether a man who went missing during a fishing trip may have left due to pending medicare fraud charges.

05/09/2014

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