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Big Pine Key

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  • Two sisters busted for DUI, driving same car at same time

     Two sisters busted for DUI, driving same car at same time
    Two sisters from Miami have some explaining to do to their family. As a deputy followed a northbound Volkswagen traveling from the 23-mile marker to the 30-mile marker -- that's approximately from Summerland Key to Big Pine Key -- late Saturday night, he...
  • Goldilocks tourists find Florida Keys home 'just right' for a break-in

    Goldilocks tourists find Florida Keys home 'just right' for a break-in
    Goldilocks intruders have a certain modus operandi: They make themselves feel right at home -- inside other folk's homes -- without the homeowner's approval. The property manager of a Big Pine Key home called deputies after he noticed someone was inside...
  • Readers' top travel picks

    Readers' top travel picks
    Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, Aruba With a free-form pool for the kids and a casino for the adults, Hector Rivas and his family say the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino is the perfect getaway. “We’ve been there four...
  • Deputies: Man busted for gun threats in road rage incident in Keys on Christmas Eve

    Deputies: Man busted for gun threats in road rage incident in Keys on Christmas Eve
    Christmas Eve is supposed to be a silent night. But not on Big Pine Key. Two vehicles, a Dodge Challenger and a BMW convertible, were travelling on Big Pine Key when the driver of the Challenger told deputies that the driver of the BMW, Travis Low...
  • Deputies: Alleged flea market bully assaulted elderly vendor

    Deputies: Alleged flea market bully assaulted elderly vendor
    People, can't we just get along? A fight Saturday afternoon at the Big Pine Flea Market led to the arrest of David Leon Maxwell, a 56-year-old Big Pine Key man for aggravated battery, according to a news release from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office....
  • Florida Keys deputy accused of buying drugs while on duty

    Florida Keys deputy accused of buying drugs while on duty
    Detectives busted Monroe County Sheriff's Deputy Jaime Miranda Saturday night after they say he purchased drugs from an undercover operative while on duty, according to a news release from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. Acting on information...
  • Keys DUI bust: Man with 9 cats claimed ties to Pablo Escobar, bribed lawman, deputies say

    Keys DUI bust: Man with 9 cats claimed ties to Pablo Escobar, bribed lawman, deputies say
    Here's a colorful DUI bust that involves a senior citizen, nine cats, Pablo Escobar, murder, bribery and prescription drugs. After a deputy clocked the black Hummer traveling at at speeds of up to 110 miles-per-hour in Big Pine Key, he pulled over the...
  • Deputies: Miami man drove on motorcycle 124-mph in Florida Keys

    Deputies: Miami man drove on motorcycle 124-mph in Florida Keys
    Ovidio Cabrera, of Miami, was first spotted Saturday afternoon traveling at 124-mph in a 55-mph zone on a motorcycle in the Florida Keys, according to a news release from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. The troopers called Sheriff’s Office...
  • Florida beaches moving up on Dr. Beach best beaches in the U.S. list

    Florida beaches moving up on Dr. Beach best beaches in the U.S. list
    Florida has landed the No. 1 beach in the U.S. seven times, but not in 2012. This year's crown goes to Coronado Beach in San Diego, California, but that doesn't mean Florida still isn't the place to be for the finest stretches of sand. The Sunshine State...
  • Seahorses may be heading toward decline

    Seahorses may be heading toward decline
    They are whimsical symbols of the beach, appearing on key chains, murals, logos and postcards. They form inseparable, monogamous couples. And they are hauled from the sea in nets, ground into powder for traditional Chinese medicine and dried for sale in...
  • Florida's Siesta Beach named best beach in America for 2011

    Florida's Siesta Beach named best beach in America for 2011
    After two years stuck at No. 2, a stretch of sand on Florida's Gulf Coast near Sarasota has finally been named the best beach in America. Dr. Beach, aka Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, Director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal...