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2 more Chinese nationals arrested at Florida Navy base

Jan. 7, 2020 12:41 PM EST

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Two more Chinese nationals have been arrested for illegally taking photographs at a Florida Navy base, court records show. The arrests over the weekend of Yuhao Wang and Jielun Zhang bring to four the number of Chinese people charged recently with snapping pictures at the Naval Air...

In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Evalena Worthington rehearses her New Year's Eve descent, costumed as a pirate wench, late Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Key West, Fla. Worthington's event, at the Schooner Wharf Bar, is one of six offbeat warm-weather takeoffs on New York City's Times Square

Drag queen, lime among New Year's 'drops' in Florida Keys

Dec. 31, 2019 4:13 AM EST

There are going to be plenty of things dropping for New Year's Eve in Key West, Florida. The Sunshine State's hedonistic, subtropical island has six different “drops” Tuesday evening modeled after New York City's famous ball drop. Among them is Gary Marion, known as the drag queen Sushi, who will...

Chinese man charged with photographing Navy base in Florida

Dec. 27, 2019 4:40 PM EST

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A Chinese man was arrested Thursday while taking photos at a U.S. Navy base in the Florida Keys, authorities said. Witnesses spotted Lyuyou Liao, 27, walking around a perimeter fence of the Naval Air Station in Key West and entering the military facility from the rocks along the...

New projection: Faster rising seas forecast in South Florida

Dec. 4, 2019 5:12 PM EST

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — New scientific projections released Wednesday predict that ocean levels will rise even faster than previously forecast over the next four decades in low-lying southeastern Florida, which is already prone to frequent flooding even on sunny days. Compared with estimates made in 2015,...