A Cape Coral, Florida, couple and an Islamorada charter captain landed a 757.8-pound swordfish last month in the Florida Keys. The fish broke the record for the largest swordfish caught in the state of Florida.
Friday’s nasty weather across Florida and southern states has cleared, bringing clear skies and cooler temperatures through the week. But there are still flight cancellations and delays at MIA and FLL airports.
Hurricane Michael in 2018 was upgraded to a Category 5 in post-storm analysis revealed by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Sustained winds at landfall in Mexico Beach in Florida were 160 mph.
Anne’s Beach on Lower Matecumbe Key in the Florida Keys has been closed since Hurricane Irma destroyed its boardwalk in September 2017. It is one of the Keys best-known beaches, and it is set to reopen this summer.
A Florida Keys high school student was arrested on a felony drug charge after a teacher found him in possession of a vape pen that contained marijuana oil, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.
A Maryland man was arrested in the Florida Keys after police say he stole a car and left it parked in front of a firehouse, blocking a fire truck. He then went across the street to a local resort and shoved an employee there who asked him to leave, cops say.
The Weather Channel monitors severe thunderstorms and squall lines that could have tornadoes in parts of the deep south, heading to Florida and the Carolinas Friday. Rip current warnings for Miami, Bradenton.
A Buffalo, New York, man is in Florida Keys jail after Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies say he threatened to kill his girlfriend, her family and her dogs. He is wanted in his state for a parole violation for grand larceny.
A large boat caught fire in the ocean just offshore of Islamorada in the Upper Florida Keys Wednesday afternoon. The United States Coast Guard rescued a man, woman and a dog from the water. The boat was completely covered in flames.
Florida Keys teachers are expected to demonstrate at their schools Wednesday to protest what they consider lack of state funding for public schools. The protest, which may be statewide, is a “walk-in.”
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis visited the Florida Keys Tuesday to meet with local leaders. He said the state would help the island chain recover from Hurricane Irma, which hit the Keys in 2017 as a Category 4 storm.
The Coast Guard found a Cuban fishing boat in U.S. waters near Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Authorities aren’t sure if the 23 people on board were fishermen whose boat broke down, or migrants heading to Florida.
A Florida Keys woman won the $3 million jackpot in last month’s drawing of the Florida Lottery. She bought the winning ticket at a Key Largo Winn Dixie supermarket. The next Florida Lotto drawing is Wednesday, April 17.
A 30-year-old Arizona man was taken into protective custody Saturday after deputies said he shouted that he had a gun at a TSA checkpoint at the Key West International Airport. He was not armed but said he wanted police to kill him.
Federal agents with Homeland Security Investigations arrested a man who was behind the wheel of a speed boat stopped by the U.S. Coast Guard off the coast of Keys West that was carrying nine people from Cuba.