Big Pine Key

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    Butterflies Living on Land Sold to Walmart Developer Are Now Officially Endangered

    When news broke last month that the University of Miami had sold an 88-acre plot of endangered pine rockland forest to a Palm Beach developer that planned to build a Walmart, environmentalists and activists were outraged. The rare forest is the only habitat of several species, most famously the Bart ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Colbert Takes on Florida's Gun Laws and a Keys Man Who Just Likes to Shoot In His Backyard

    The most important constituents to Florida Republicans are old people and gun nuts, but what happens when these two groups come in conflict? The Colbert Report dug deep last night on residents of Big Pine Key, hardworking people who just want to enjoy a bit of peace and tranquility without the fear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    Notorious Pair of Texas Criminals Shoot Themselves on Quiet Street in Big Pine Key

    The Florida Keys, haunted dots of green floating in the Atlantic, have long attracted despondent souls plotting violent escapes from reality. In 2011, a prominent and sadistic Wisconsin surgeon named Glen Tucker shot to death his wife, Joan, before turning the gun on himself. His death, as we repo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Two Sisters Both Arrested for DUI for Driving Same Car at Same Time

    Two sisters from Miami-Dade were arrested at the same time for DUIs in the Keys on Saturday night. The catch: there was only one car involved.

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Key Deer Rescued After Getting Head Stuck in Doritos Bag

    Deer, what are you doing with that Doritos bag on your head? You're a deer. You're not supposed to eat Doritos. Silly deer, get it together. Slightly humorous situation aside, this is why, after you've polished off an entire bag of greasy corn chips, you should take the extra 30 seconds to make sur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2013

    Florida Keys Deputy Arrested After Buying Drugs From Informant While In Uniform

    Monroe County Deputy Jaime Miranda pulled into a Winn-Dixie parking lot Saturday night and left with a whole lot of beef -- the kind of beef that will get you a crap load of time in the joint that is. Miranda is accused of buying drugs from an informant, all while in uniform in his police car like D ... More >>

  • News

    May 31, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Keys Teen Arrested for Drive-by, Blow-Gun Shooting

    ​In Miami-Dade, we have drive-by shooting. In the Florida Keys, things are a little different. They have drive-by, blow-gun shootings.The victim in the incident was with his wife in a parking lot of a Circle K on Wednesday around 11 p.m. All the sudden he felt a sharp pang in his right side. He'd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Couple Arrested for Driving Under Influence of Whippits in Keys

    ​Whipped cream is usually meant for fun, but our frothy little ice cream topping friend has a very dark side. The nitrous oxide is a well known source of a cheap, temporary high, and a couple driving through the Florida Keys with two kids in the backseat were arrested after doing a few "whipp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Don't Panic! (Yet) Those Tar Balls In Key West Didn't Come From The BP Oil Spill

    As you can see above, a pretty solid freak-out hit Duval Street yesterday when upwards of 50 tar balls turned up in the ocean and on beaches around Key West. But not to worry! Turns out these floating blobs of disgusting petroleum didn't come from the massive BP gusher in the Gulf. Which is, we gu ... More >>

  • News

    January 31, 2008

    Bambi Bump-Off

    Who's killing the endangered key deer? The bloody mess has caused a scandal in paradise.

  • News

    June 21, 2007

    Clever Green

    Florida is starved for electricity. Some eco-renegades are growing their own.

  • News

    March 1, 2007

    Green Tide

    Mysterious matter threatens one of the world's most important ecosystems

  • News

    June 22, 2006

    Fun Bus to the Keys

    It costs a pittance and takes you to Margaritaville

  • Calendar

    September 29, 2005
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    August 18, 2005
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    July 7, 2005
  • News

    August 16, 2001

    Swimming with the Sharks

    An eight-year-old's severed arm and a broker's chewed-off leg aren't enough to convince Florida to ban interactive diving

  • News

    March 25, 1999

    Conched Out

    The queen conch, long a culinary favorite and a symbol of life in the Keys, is disappearing from local waters

  • Calendar

    July 9, 1998
  • News

    January 15, 1998

    Do Not Try This at Home!

    Like a lot of people, Manny Puig has a hobby. Unlike a lot of people, his hobby involves riding alligators and sharks.

  • News

    August 21, 1997

    Chomp in the Swamp

    Tracking South Florida's endangered crocodiles is a business best left to experts and maniacs

  • News

    April 10, 1997

    It Isn't Easy Being Green

    Homestead Air Force Base is a crucial natural habitat for a rare plant. But don't worry, they'll develop around it.

  • News

    January 9, 1997

    A Key Battle

    The Conch Coalition and Taras Lyssenko claimed environmentalists were out to destroy the culture and economy of the Keys. Voters listened.

  • News

    June 6, 1996

    The Bloom That Vexes

    In a popular Keys diving spot, marine researchers find two species of algae that tend to favor polluted waters

  • News

    August 17, 1995

    Who Cut the Cheese?

    A year after a UM research vessel ran aground on a protected reef, a persistent odor lingers

  • News

    January 6, 1993

    Waste Erased

    Scientist Brian LaPointe wants to tame the sugar barons, corner the cat food market, and solve the sewage problems of the Florida Keys