FWC identifies parasailing company involved in accident that killed woman, injured 2 children
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission confirmed Tuesday that the parasail company involved in a fatal accident on Memorial Day near Pigeon Key was Light House Parasail Inc., which is based in Marathon.
Tortuga marina es devuelta al océano por residente de Los Cayos que la nombró “Sparb” como su difunto esposo, en el marco del Día de la Tierra
Sparb, la tortuga boba, está de vuelta en casa. En la celebración del Día de la Tierra, el personal del Turtle Hospital con sede en Florida Keys devolvió una tortuga boba rehabilitada al océano frente a Marathon.
Frankie Ruiz: Marathon founder now running new show: Miami wellness
Frankie Ruiz: Marathon founder now running new show: Miami wellnessWritten by Kylea Henseler on March 23, 2021AdvertisementFrankie Ruiz, who turned his lifelong passion of running into a career and built up Miami’s athletic community in the process, is taking on a new role as the City of Miami’s Chief Wellness Officer. Born, raised and educated in Miami, Mr. Ruiz said he didn’t want to leave. Mr. Ruiz keeps a hand in the action as this company’s Chief Running Officer. Mr. Ruiz spoke by phone with Miami Today Reporter Kylea Henseler. To read the full article and the rest of the Miami Today issue, subscribe to e-MIAMI TODAY, an exact replica of the printed edition.miamitodaynews.com
Police: Woman killed by window after she tries to get into room without key
Monroe County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a woman at a resort in Marathon. MARATHON, Fla. – A 22-year-old Maryland woman was found dead after she became stuck in a resort window Thursday morning in the Florida Keys. Early investigation by detectives indicated that Sydney Therriault of Beallsville, Md., was attempting to get into her room at the Pelican RV Resort & Marina by climbing through the window when she became stuck and asphyxiated. Investigators said it appeared that she didn’t have a key and was attempting to make entry to her room via the window. The Sheriff’s Office and Monroe County Fire Rescue were called to the scene at approximately 7:28 a.m. Therriault was pronounced dead at the scene shortly thereafter.
Man exposes himself to sunbathers in Florida Keys
Julio Roberto Melendez Chavez, 57, was arrested in Monroe County, Fla., for exposing himself to a family at a park. The victims said they were sunbathing with their family at approximately 4:13 p.m. when they noticed a man, later identified as Julio Roberto Melendez Chavez of Marathon, sitting unusually close to them. When they turned to look at the man, the two women sunbathers said they saw the suspect masturbating. A witness at the park took pictures of the suspect and the pickup truck that left the park reportedly with Melendez Chavez driving. Melendez Chavez was taken to jail.
Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: Disney, Coherent, SurveyMonkey & more
Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket:Walt Disney (DIS) – Disney reported quarterly profit of 32 cents per share, surprising analysts who had expected a loss of 41 cents per share. Newell Brands (NWL) – The company behind consumer brands like Rubbermaid, Sharpie and Sunbeam reported quarterly profit of 56 cents per share, beating estimates by 8 cents a share. Moody's (MCO) – Higher expenses caused the credit rating agency to miss estimates by 6 cents a share, with quarterly earnings of $1.91 per share. SurveyMonkey (SVMK) – SurveyMonkey tumbled 10.8% in the premarket, after the online survey company provided weaker-than-expected guidance for the current quarter. VeriSign (VRSN) – VeriSign shares rose 5.1% in the premarket, after the domain name registration company reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings, with revenue matching Wall Street forecasts.cnbc.com
Church’s ‘Gas on God’ card giveaway was to go to first 66 drivers at Tamarac station
TAMARAC, Fla. – A Lauderhill church planned a “Gas on God” card giveaway on Saturday. House of Love Ministries, Lauderhill, was expected to giveaway $1,000 worth of free gas in the form of gift cards on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Marathon, 6400 Commercial Boulevard, Tamarac. 64 cars were to have received $15 cards ($960), while 2 randomly chosen cars were to have received $20 cards each, according to the church. Mattathias Johnson, the senior pastor and president of House of Love Ministries, said the cards, distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, were to help people struggling economically during the pandemic.
Miami Beach woman laughs, tells deputy she wants to go to jail after car chase
She was laughing and said she wished to go to jail, according to the deputy. Both vehicles were southbound when the Mercedes recklessly swerved around the deputy’s car, causing him, he said, to slam on his brakes. Hradecky said the driver began passing other vehicles, swerving onto the shoulder and into oncoming traffic while reaching speeds of 90 mph. The driver ended up pulling over at Mile Marker 36 on the Bahia Honda Bridge before reaching the spikes. Hradecky said Dayoub followed the deputy’s instructions and exited the car.
Tropical storm warning remains in effect for Dry Tortugas
FLORIDA KEYS, Fla. – Monroe County’s tropical storm warning remained in effect on Monday afternoon for the Dry Tortugas. The coastal flood warning was also in effect for the Upper Keys, along with Islamorada and Marathon. Officials anticipate storm drains will overflow and many seawalls and docks will be overtopped. Schools, Key West and Lower Keys Transit, and garbage collectors will resume operations on Tuesday, but it will be delayed by one day. PHOTOSFull Screen 1 / 16 Local 10 viewer picture of effects of Eta in South Florida.
Woman, 2 men rescued after boat overturns off Marathon
MARATHON, Fla. – Three people on a 12-foot dinghy/boat were rescued Wednesday night about a half mile offshore of Sombrero Beach after it capsized, authorities said. According to Monroe County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Adam Linhardt, a woman who was aboard the boat called 911 around 8:30 p.m. and said the boat she was on had swamped and overturned, sending her and two men who were also on board into the water. “Communications Specialists were to obtain GPS coordinates of where the call was coming from and sent that information to patrol Deputies as well as the U.S. Coast Guard,” Linhardt said in an email. Linhardt said the woman turned on a flashlight so responding authorities could locate the trio. Based on the boaters' statements, authorities believe the small boat may have been swamped by a larger boat’s wake.
Florida Keys man beat roommate with baseball bat over dead rodent in freezer, deputies say
MARATHON, Fla. – A Marathon man attacked his roommate with a baseball bat, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says, and the victim says the beating was over a dead rodent he was keeping in their freezer to feed a pet snake. Javier Francisco Arellano, 59, was arrested early Sunday morning and faces a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. The victim told a detective that he stored a dead rat or mouse in a freezer to feed a pet snake, which upset Arellano. “The victim stated Arellano approached him about the issue, but the victim stated they would discuss it later, hoping to avoid an argument,” a news release from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office detailed. “The victim stated he went to leave the room when Arellano began hitting him with a baseball bat.
Florida Keys man shot flare gun at 3 people in another boat, police say
MARATHON, Fla. – A 29-year-old Florida Keys man is accused of shooting a flare gun at three people in another boat in Boot Key Harbor, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says. The teenager told investigators he was tarpon fishing with a 15-year-old boy and 27-year-old man when they returned to Boot Key Harbor to find his mother’s liveaboard sailboat missing. After they found it adrift near Boot Key Bridge with its anchor lines cut with a knife, the three of them were securing the boat when Gaston and a woman arrived in a dinghy, detectives say. The boy told deputies said he used a sail to block the flare. Investigators say those events were corroborated by the other two people on the boat and another man who told a detective that Gaston told him about shooting the flare at the teenager.
Man arrested after FWC sent video of nurse shark swimming in pool
MARATHON, Fla. – A Florida man is facing multiple charges after the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was sent a video of a small nurse shark swimming at the bottom of a pool in Marathon that authorities said was posted to social media. According to an FWC report, the video was sent to authorities on Sept. 23 and had been taken on Aug. 24. (FWC)According to the report, the video captioned “Little Sand Shark” shows Garrido, 32, of Callahan, holding the nurse shark that was no more than 24 inches in length. Authorities said later in the video, a boy is seen freediving down to the bottom of the pool, grabbing the shark and handing it to Garrido. The shark was extremely sluggish and close to death in the video, according to FWC officials.
Pregnant wife rescues husband after shark attack in Florida Keys, hear 911 calls
MARATHON, Fla. – An Atlanta man’s pregnant wife jumped into the water and pulled her husband to safety after he was bitten in the shoulder by a bull shark Sunday in the Florida Keys, according to Monroe County Deputies. Andrew Charles Eddy, 30, was snorkeling on a reef along with family on a private boat near Marathon in the Florida Keys when witnesses said he was attacked “almost immediately” after entering the water at Sombrero Key Light. Eddy was airlifted from Marathon Airport to Miami’s Ryder Trauma Center Sunday morning at approximately 10:30 a.m. for a wound to his shoulder while snorkeling near the Overseas Highway. Investigators said there was no fishing or chumming in the water near where the group was snorkeling. Shark attacks are rare occurrences especially in areas like Sombrero Key, where fishing and chumming aren’t allowed.
Man airlifted to Ryder Trauma after bitten by shark in Keys
MARATHON, Fla. – An Atlanta man was airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center Sunday morning after he was bitten in the shoulder by a shark while snorkeling near the Overseas Highway, according to Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputies. Witnesses said the man was attacked almost immediately after entering the water at Sombrero Key Light. While investigating the incident, the Sheriff’s Office received information from boaters that they had previously seen a bull shark in the area. File photo of bull shark (Photo by Albert Kok~enwiki via Wikimedia Commons)Investigators said there was no fishing or chumming in the water near where the group was snorkeling. Eddy was airlifted by Trauma Star air ambulance to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial.
Loggerhead sea turtle with large tumor found off Duck Key
MONROE COUNTY, Fla. – A sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle was rescued off Duck Key Thursday by a young family that is on vacation in the area and is now being treated at the Turtle Hospital in Marathon. Turtle Hospital manager Bette Zirkelbach told Local 10 News in an email that the turtle now named Chomper was entangled in fishing line when it was rescued. She said the tumor is the largest the Turtle Hospital has seen in more than 30 years. According to Zirkelbach, Chomper is scheduled to undergo surgery on Saturday with Dr. Terry Norton so that the tumor can be removed. Zirkelbach said Turtle Hospital employees are hoping that Norton will be able to save Chomper’s flipper.
Coast Guard interdicts five Cuban migrants south of Marathon
MARATHON, Fla. The U.S. Coast Guard interdicted five Cuban migrants over the weekend who were about 35 miles south of Marathon. Crew members of the Cutter Raymond Evans transferred the five Cuban men to the Coast Guard Cutter William Trump, whose crew members then repatriated the five migrants to Cuba. The Coast Guard and our partner agencies maintain their focused and coordinated efforts to interdict and stop these unlawful migration attempts in to the United States.According to Coast Guard officials, about 35 Cuban migrants have tried to illegally enter the U.S. by boat in fiscal year 2020, compared to 327 Cuban migrants in fiscal year 2019. Officials said all migrants receive food, water, shelter and basic medical attention while onboard a Coast Guard cutter. Throughout the interdiction, Coast Guard crew members were equipped with personal protective equipment to minimize potential exposure to any possible case of COVID-19, a news release stated.
Coast Guard stops Cuban migrants in boats off Florida Keys
MIAMI, Fla. – A 27-foot cabin cruiser and a 27-foot row boat were stopped off the Florida Keys by the Coast Guard with Cuban migrants aboard. (US COAST GUARD PHOTO) (WPLG)The Coast Guard has stopped approximately 140 Cuban migrants who have attempted to illegally enter the U.S via water in 2020. That fiscal year began Oct. 1, 2019, compared to 482 Cuban migrants in fiscal year 2019. Once aboard a Coast Guard cutter, migrants receive food, water, shelter and basic medical attention. Throughout the process, Coast Guard crew members are equipped with personal protective equipment to minimize potential exposure to COVID-19.
Keys Pointe Community offers best in townhome, villa living
Horton Southeast Florida unveils five designs in the new Keys Pointe community. A new single-story villa Express Homes design also is available at Keys Pointe. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms are thoughtfully positioned throughout the home to maximize open concept living between the great room, living room, dining room and kitchen, complete with a cozy breakfast bar. Keys Pointe is located ideally in Florida City, a gateway to the Keys. For more information about Keys Pointe, email to SoutheastFL@drhorton.com or call (855) 305-9086.communitynewspapers.com
Mother’s Day washout with significant rainfall for parts of South Florida
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – The wet Mother’s Day many were fearing arrived, in full-force. Sunday saw rainfall in parts of the Florida Keys surpass three inches, and it came with Flood Advisories. More rain will spread across the area tonight, with again the highest amounts likely for the Keys. While the rain made a washout for Mother’s Day, the area is in desperate need of it. Severe drought has spread from the Everglades into Miami-Dade County with no rainfall reported until this recent storm system.
Rehabilitated sea turtle released in Florida Keys
In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, staff from the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital lower "Aldo Leopold," a 100-pound juvenile green sea turtle, to the beach to be released into the Atlantic Ocean, Wednesday, April 22, 2020, in Marathon, Fla. The turtle was rescued by the hospital team in late February after being discovered floating offshore, unable to dive. Wednesday's release coincided with the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. (Mariela Care/Florida Keys News Bureau via AP)(Mariela Care/AP)sun-sentinel.com
1 dies in small plane crash in Monroe County
MARATHON, Fla. – One person died after a Pipistrel Sinus airplane, a small, single-engine aircraft, crashed into an unoccupied house Thursday afternoon in Monroe County. Marathon Fire Rescue firefighters responded to a house fire after a plane crashed. (Courtesy of Monroe County Sheriff's Office)The crash spurred a fire. Authorities found a parachute at a house where a small plane crashed killing one person on Thursday in Marathon. (Courtesy of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office)The Florida Highway Patrol and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash near the Florida Keys/Marathon International Airport.
Worker at California's largest oil refinery tests positive for coronavirus: sources
(Reuters) - An employee at Californias largest oil refinery tested positive for the coronavirus and, along with a few other workers, went into self-quarantine this week. Marathon Petroleum Corps Los Angeles Refinery, located in Carson, California, is the states largest producer of gasoline, with the ability to process 363,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) of crude oil into fuels. The refinery is believed to be the first in the United States to report a worker with the fast-spreading respiratory illness. California has 15 refineries with a combined crude oil processing capacity of 1.9 million bpd. Marathon is the largest U.S. refiner, operating 16 refineries with a combined capacity to process 3 million bpd of crude oil, or 16% of national capacity.feeds.reuters.com
Worker at California's largest oil refinery tests positive for virus: sources
(Reuters) - An employee at Californias largest oil refinery tested positive for the coronavirus and, along with a few other workers, went into self-quarantine on Wednesday, three sources familiar with the matter said. Marathon Petroleum Corps Los Angeles Refinery is the states largest producer of gasoline, with the ability to process 363,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) of crude oil into fuels. The refinery is believed to be the first in the United States with a reported worker illness. The pandemic has infected nearly 1,900 people in the United States and 141,000 worldwide, killed more than 5,000 and shuttered schools, sports arenas and offices. Californias about 250 reported cases place it third in the United States, behind Washington and New York states.feeds.reuters.com
Woman arrested after crashing pickup truck into parked vehicles at Florida Keys restaurant
MARATHON, Fla. – A 55-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after crashing into two vehicles at a Florida Keys restaurant on New Year’s Day. Anne Prideaux faces charges of driving under the influence, DUI causing property damage, leaving the scene of a crash and resisting arrest. Monroe County Sheriff's Office spokesman Adam Linhardt said a white Ford F-150 pickup truck struck two vehicles shortly before 2 a.m. at Dockside Bar & Grill in Marathon. A deputy later spotted the truck driving in circles. Witnesses at the restaurant told the deputy they saw Prideaux’s pickup truck back into a parked truck, then pull forward, reverse again and slam into a parked car.
40-foot boat catches fire at Florida Keys marina
MARATHON, Fla. – A 40-foot boat caught fire Friday morning in the Florida Keys. The boat began burning shortly before 7:30 a.m. at the Marathon Marina and RV Resort. Monroe County sheriff's spokesman Adam Linhardt said it took firefighters about 30 minutes to extinguish the flames. No serious injuries were reported, but a neighboring boat had minor heat damage.
Marathon announces plans to spin off its Speedway chain and bring in a new CEO next year
Marathon Petroleum chief Gary Heminger will retire next year after almost a decade in charge, the U.S. refiner said on Thursday, as it announced plans to spin off its gas station business Speedway and review its midstream assets. He has worked for Marathon since the mid-1970s and has been at the helm since 2011. DE Shaw, which owns a 0.9% stake in Marathon, has backed Elliott's call to split the company. Regarding the spinoff, Marathon said Speedway would trade as an independent public company after the separation is completed. Net income attributable to the company rose 48.6% to $1.10 billion or $1.67 per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30.cnbc.com
Activist wants Marathon Petroleum to split off Speedway gas stations and is gaining support
The call for Marathon Petroleum to split into separate businesses is gaining momentum among activist investors. Billionaire Paul Singer's hedge fund Elliott Management sent a letter to the board of Marathon on Wednesday, urging the refiner to divide into separate retail, midstream and refining companies to "remedy the company's chronic underperformance." Elliott owns about 2.5% in Marathon. Shaw, which owns a similar sized stake in Marathon as Elliott, is also supporting the breakup of Marathon, including spinning off Speedway gas stations, sources familiar with the matter told CNBC's David Faber. Marathon has plunged more than 34% in the past 12 months, underperforming its peers including Phillips 66 which is down 13% during the same period.cnbc.com
Inside Boston PD's beefed up security for Monday's marathon
Friday marks the third anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people. With the recent terrorist attacks in Europe, Boston police are taking extra precautions to ensure Monday's marathon takes place in a safe environment. Jeff Pegues reports.cbsnews.com
How the FBI cracked the Boston bombing case
How the FBI cracked the Boston bombing case It took 100 hours for Boston's terrorism task force to crack the Marathon bombing case. In an interview for “60 Minutes,” a former FBI executive assistant director and the special agent in charge of Boston talk about the surveillance video that painted a picture of the crime. Scott Pelley reports.cbsnews.com