Saturday, November 17, 2012

Wounded Marines find peace through backcountry fishing and more from Keys Net - Weekly Newsletter

  • It looks like moving City Hall out of a group of trailers along U.S. 1 will be the Marathon City Council's primary infrastructure project in the coming months.
  • Life would be easier if Key West and Tallahassee were not separated by a 12-hour drive, former state Rep. Ron Saunders said Friday, days after ending his second stint in the Florida Legislature. "I'm still deciding where to spend most of my time now," said Saunders, 58.

    "I'm from the Keys and have a lot of good contacts here," he said. "But I've also got contacts in Tallahassee. I'll probably wind up trying to split time between both."
  • An allegedly drunk Miami-Dade man claiming ties to former Colombian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar was jailed early Friday morning on a litany of charges -- including offering a deputy sheriff $30,000 to "reduce the results of the breath test."

    John Chaney, 64, of Kendall was pulled over at mile marker 37 around 2:30 a.m. after Deputy Juan Martin-Reyes spotted his black 2008 Hummer H2 traveling between 90 mph and 110 mph in the National Key Deer Refuge, where the speed limit on U.S. 1 is 35 mph.

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