Family of Canadian filmmaker file lawsuit The family of world-renowned underwater filmmaker, Rob Stewart, filed a wrongful death suit against several individuals and companies, Monday, March 28, 2017. Stewart died after a late January underwater film shoot off of Islamorada went terribly wrong and he couldn't be found after surfacing from a third dive. Three days later, after a massive search, his body was found, more than 220 feet below the water, and about 300 feet from where he was last seen on the surface. He was 37.
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Lawsuit filed in case of famous shark filmmaker
Sheriff's deputy questions man's immigration status before calling Border Patrol
Monroe deputy asks immigrant hit by car: 'You illegal?'
Coast Guard rescues woman 35 miles south of Key West
Meteor burning up over the Florida Keys caught on dashcam
'Cold-stunned' turtles come to the Florida Keys
Former President Jimmy Carter helps release rehabbed sea turtle while on vacation with family
Drivers get the choice of a ticket or an onion from the Grinch
Meet Snowflake the alpaca, a resident of the Monroe County Sheriff's animal farm
Sterile flies used to combat screwworm in Key Deer
Officials help endangered Key deer battle screwworm
Endangered Key deer in fight for survival against screwworms
Nelson Duarte, a 54-year-old Argentine cook who has been living in this country for 16 years, was on his way to work when Monroe County Sheriff's Deputy David Lariz stopped him on Truman Avenue for blocking an intersection at a light change.
Marcos Antonio Huete, 31, was on his bicycle in Key West when he was reportedly hit by a pickup truck on his way to work. A Monroe County Sheriff's deputy called to the scene approached to ask for his immigration status before offering him medical care. Univision obtained recently-released body cam footage of the incident which aired on May 23, 2017, and was reported on by Patricia Hurtado de Mendoza.
Monroe County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Evan Calhoun’s dashcam captured video of a meteor late Tuesday night while he was working in the Lower Keys, on Big Pine Key. NOTE: You will see it appear from the upper left hand top. The video is edited to show the meteor twice.
Former President Jimmy Carter and wife Rosalynn help his great-grandchildren and staff members of the Marathon Turtle Hospital carry Salty, a rehabilitated loggerhead sea turtle, to be released at Sombrero Beach in Marathon Friday. Carter, who has vacationed in the Keys in the past, and about 40 of his family members are vacationing here.
Motorists who speed a little bit through selected school zones on the Florida Keys Overseas Highway during the holidays might just get an onion from the Grinch instead of a traffic citation. Wednesday, Monroe County Sheriff's Office Col. Lou Caputo donned the Grinch costume and aimed a radar gun accompanied by other officers.
Video courtesy: Monroe County Tourist Development Council
In the coming weeks, swarms of sterile screwworm flies will blanket parts of the Middle Keys, an army of millions manufactured in Panama to combat an outbreak of the flesh-eating pest attacking the islands’ beloved Key deer.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials at the National Key Deer Refuge hope to slow the spread of the screwworm throughout the Key deer community by feeding the animals bread medicated with an anti-parasitic drug.
All motorists leaving the Florida Keys south of Mile marker 109 must stop if they have any pets or livestock onboard. As of Oct. 14, 2016 over 600 animals have been inspected at a mandatory checkpoint set up by the Florida Department of Agriculture at northbound Mile marker 106 in Key Largo, to insure that the dangerous infestation of Screwworm does not spread North. s
As of Friday afternoon, Oct. 14, 2016, 83 endangered Key deer had been euthanized because of an infestation of the New World screwworm. The screwworm, not seen in the U.S. since the 1960s, is leaving open wounds on the deer and then eating the flesh until the deer is incapacitated. U.S. Fish & Wildlife, in partnership with the Florida and U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, are working hard to eradicate the Screwworm and keep it contained to the lower Keys.
In the Historic Key West Cemetery, created in 1847, on 19-acres, approximately 60,000 souls have found their final resting spot. In addition to the traditional, some very lighthearted, unique headstones make the final journey a little more cheerful.