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Monroe Co. Impacted By Supreme Courts Ruling On Voting Rights

Monroe County, along with four others in the state, will no longer need federal approval before voting changes are put in place.

CBS4–06/25/2013

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Unemployment Drops 0.1% In May

Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 7.1 percent in May 2013 which was the lowest rate seen since September 2008. Overall, unemployment dropped 0.1 percent in the last month according to the seasonally adjusted numbers.

CBS Miami–06/21/2013

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Red Snapper Season Starts Saturday

Boaters fishing in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico this weekend, and for the next 44-days, can hook and bring in red snapper—but there are limits.

05/28/2013

The Seven Mile Bridge will be temporarily closed Saturday for the 32nd Annual Seven Mile Bridge Run.(Source: Florida Keys News Bureau)

Keys’ Seven Mile Bridge To Close Temporarily On Saturday

The Seven Mile Bridge, longest of 42 spans on the Florida Keys’ Overseas Highway, is to close temporarily to vehicular traffic during the early morning hours Saturday, April 13, for the 32nd annual footrace over the convergence of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.

CBS4–04/12/2013

Jacob Knapper (Source: Monroe Co. Sheriff's Office)

Man Accused Of Stabbing Three Family Members On Plantation Key

A California man is behind bars after he allegedly stabbed three of his family members with a knife during a heated argument.

03/31/2013

(Source: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)

Small Keys Island Goes Green

Visitors and tourists may notice a small change on Pigeon Key. The tiny island and historic education facility has gone green, Keys officials dumped the island’s electrical system and converted to solar-powered energy on Friday.

CBS4–03/31/2013

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Students Spell Their Way To Success At Jungle Island

Hundreds of local students participated in the Miami-Dade/Monroe County Spelling Bee held Wednesday, March 20th at Jungle Island.

CBS4–03/20/2013

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said one year old Artistic Fletcher (upper left), seven-year old Damien Kelly (upper right) and five-year old Nicholas Lane (bottom) may be in the company of Arthur Fletcher, 32, and his wife 28-year old Kirsten Kelly-Fletcher.  (Source: FDLE)

Missing Illinois Children Found In Lower Keys

A Missing Child Alert has been cancelled for three Illinois children who were found in the lower Keys.

CBS4–03/05/2013

The U.S. Supreme Court building June 27, 2012 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Voting Rights Act Heads To Supreme Court

The United States Supreme Court opened hearings Wednesday on a challenge to the law that if overturned could fundamentally reshape how an entire region of the country handles elections.

CBS Miami–02/27/2013

One of two overturned dump trucks involved in a crash on U.S. 1 in Florida City on Monday, Jan. 7, 2012. (Source: CBS4)

Southbound US1 Reopens After 3 Truck Crash In Florida City

After a seven hour cleanup, the southbound lanes of U.S. 1 at mile marker 120 heading into the Florida Keys has reopened in Florida City after a three vehicle crash.

CBS4–01/07/2013

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