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February 1, 2014: Marcus Hammer was arrested for allegedly raping a teenager in Key Largo.  (Source: Monroe County Sheriff's Office)

Keys Man Arrested In NC For Alleged Rape Of Teenager

A Key Largo man was arrested in North Carolina for allegedly raping a teenager and threatening her life on multiple occasions.

CBS Miami–02/01/2014

(Source: Monroe County Sheriff's Office)

Colorful Character Arrested For Stolen Car In The Keys

A Miami woman, who police say was hitting a BMW with a bungee cord while threatening high school students with a rock, was arrested Friday morning after authorities discovered the car she was driving was stolen.

01/10/2014

(Source: MCSO Facebook)

Young Girl Reports Being Followed In Key Largo

Police say a 13-year-old girl, in Key Largo, did the right thing when she managed to get away from a male stranger trying to follow her—and then alerted authorities of the incident.

12/07/2013

(Photo Credit: Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Pod Of Pilot Whales Stranded Off Everglades Nat’l Park

Marine experts are trying to figure out what’s causing a pod of whales to beach themselves along Florida’s Southwest coast off Everglades National Park.

CBS4–12/04/2013

The website for healthcare.gov experienced issues during the launch October 1, 2013.  (Source: healthcare.gov)

Affordable Care Act Options May Depend On Where You Live

Despite technical glitches with the Affordable Care Act’s under-performing website, some people have managed to maneuver through the site only to find limited options.

CBS4–10/24/2013

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Deputies: Homeless Man Fatally Stabbed In The Keys

A homeless man is facing murder charges after he fatally stabbed another man in the mangroves near Marathon.

08/22/2013

Kevin Young was arrested for allegedly defacing Commissioner Francis Suarez' campaign sign for Miami Mayor.  Source: Miami-Dade Corrections

Man Arrested For Allegedly Defacing Mayoral Candidate’s Sign

Miami Police arrested a man for allegedly vandalizing a political candidate’s sign Friday night.

CBS4–08/17/2013

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Florida Keys Water Woes

Climate change and a rising sea level could put the Florida Keys in danger of being unlivable according to South Florida experts worried about what will happen to the island chain in just a matter of decades.

07/02/2013

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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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