| Jun 30, 2012
Despite its enduring quirks, Key West is light-years removed from the escapist island that awaited a failed country songwriter who pulled into town a penniless nobody in the 1970s.
That was Jimmy Buffett, of course, whose Key West-inspired 1977 hit...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 3:30 AM
One Key Largo family missed the fireworks on the Fourth of July when they landed behind bars after a family shoplifting outing.
Three family members from Key Largo were arrested on the Fourth of July after they were caught with stolen merchandise...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 12:05 PM
The United States is banning the importation of four species of snakes and their eggs, the Interior Department announced Tuesday.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced the ban -- which covers the Burmese python, the northern and southern African...
| Jan 29, 2012
Maria C. "Titine" Esteves, who had been assistant human resources director at the Johns Hopkins University, was killed Jan. 22 in a head-on automobile collision on U.S. 1 in Key Largo, Fla.
The former Ellicott City resident, who was pronounced dead at...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 7:59 PM
The wake-up call for the Monroe County Sheriff's Office came the evening of June 22, 2010, when a deputy driving 106 mph on U.S. Highway 1 in Key Largo swerved around a slower vehicle, lost control and crashed into a parked truck.
Deputy Melissa J....
| Sep 17, 2012
| 3:11 PM
Gregory H. Barnhill, a career investment banker who embraced and promoted hundreds of civic projects and charities, ended his life Friday evening in Baltimore County. He was 59 and lived in Stevenson.
"Greg was a very good citizen who always believed...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 4:46 AM
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...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 7:14 PM
Two South Florida doctors involved in a pill mill operation that collected $40 million and dispensed more than 20 million pain pills within two years are facing charges in the deaths of nine people, federal prosecutors said Friday.
Officials say the...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 4:44 PM
In the 1960s, the space program was hot but so was underwater exploration. Jacques Cousteau not only spread the word on ocean science, but he helped design underwater laboratories where scientists could live full-time.
More than 60 labs were set up...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 3:01 PM
Here's what to do if you encounter a giant Burmese python, such as the one recently discovered in the Everglades. First, don't panic. Second, call 1-888-IveGot1, a hotline set up by The Nature Conservancy for reporting sightings of pythons, boa...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 4:26 AM
Deputies were called when Jason Gordon Youngblood, a man from Utah claiming to be a Special Forces soldier, allegedly sat in a Key Largo resort's pool with all his clothes on and was uncooperative with the hotel's security who were trying to get him out...