08/30/2014

Concrete chunk falls off Old Seven Mile Bridge

Parts of the historic Seven Mile Bridge are falling into the ocean, making it dangerous for boaters to go near. This week, the state Department of Environmental Protection placed danger buoys near five sections of cantilever overhang — large beams used to support bridges — near mile marker 41.8 of...

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Man charged with federal office bomb threat

PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- A Panama City man was jailed after authorities say he threatened to blow up federal offices located in the Panhandle city. The U.S. Attorney's Office announced Friday that charges had been filed against 38-year-old Johnathon Mathew Garrett. Garrett on Wednesday allegedly called the Social Security Administration...

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08/29/2014

Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union obtain marriage license

GossipExtra - If there were ever any doubts that Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade‘s getting hitched to actress Gabrielle Union over the weekend, this should shoot them down. Wade and Union obtained a marriage license from Miami-Dade County, Gossip Extra has learned exclusively, and the only thing they need to...

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Noah Cullen's sunken boat found

KeysInfoNet - Volunteers this week found the sunken sailboat that belongs to a young Key Largo man who went missing in early August while on a solo freediving excursion off the Upper Keys. Noah Cullen, 24, was last seen boarding his 28-foot boat, the Jubilee, at French Reef by a...

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08/28/2014

Disgraced school superintendent back on public payroll

BY DAVID GOODHUE, KeysInfoNet Keys public utility recently hired a former Monroe County School District superintendent convicted in 2009 on felony charges in connection with his wife’s theft of almost a half million taxpayer dollars. The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority hired Randy Acevedo this month as a computer technician, Pam...

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Rapper 50 Cent appears at South Florida court

From the Palm Beach Post: Curtis Jackson III, the rapper known as 50 Cent, is at the Palm Beach County courthouse Thursday morning. The rapper and his attorneys entered the courthouse around 9 a.m. to attend a hearing regarding a lawsuit with an audio company, which was settled in arbitration....

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Cops: Woman steals barber chair, holds it for ransom

From the Tampa Bay Times: A woman who believed that a St. Petersburg hair salon owed her money decided to get revenge by stealing the business' barber's chair, police reported. Sy Makemin Lydia Savane, 27, was arrested on a grand theft charge in connection with the Aug. 6 incident. Savane...

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Young kids left alone in car while adults in Hialeah casino

Police detained a man and a woman Thursday morning after finding two young children inside a car at the Hialeah Park casino, according to reports. One of the kids was in diapers. Both kids were barefoot. The call to police went out 1:30 a.m., CBS4 reported.

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Key West police cleared in tourist's death

BY KEVIN WADLOW, KeysInfoNet.com Key West police officers "used a reasonable amount of force" that was "clearly justified" in the Nov. 28, 2013, arrest of a Michigan man who died six days later, the Monroe County grand jury reported Wednesday. Charles Eimers, 61, of Birch Run, Mich., died Dec. 4...

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08/27/2014

Motorcycle thief ditches bike during 100 mph chase. vanishes

From KeysInfoNet: A thief traveled 86 miles on a stolen sport motorcycle this week before abandoning it while being chased by Keys deputies. The thief ran away after dropping the Suzuki GSX-R1000 motorcycle, stolen from Key West, on the ground behind Sands of the Keys, an office-equipment business at mile...

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