David Goodhue, The Miami Herald

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Past articles by David:

It’s not lobster season yet. But a Miami man caught some anyway, wildlife cops say

A Miami-Dade County man was arrested in the Florida Keys after Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers say they caught him illegally spearfishing and keeping out-of-season and undersized spiny lobsters. → Read More

How did he settle an argument in the Keys? By firing his gun, cops say

A Miami-Dade County man was arrested at a rental home in Key Largo after Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies say he fired a Ruger pistol four times into the air during an argument with a man from Davie. → Read More

His Keys pals say he’s too old to stay in prison. Feds want drug smuggler to stay there

Prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Alabama filed a motion urging a federal judge to deny a compassionate release request by a Florida Keys man serving life in prison for a cocaine smuggling operation. → Read More

British woman dead after Florida Keys car crash

A woman from London, England, died after the car in which she was a passenger was struck after it drove directly into the path of a dump truck. The driver of the car was seriously injured, as was the dump truck driver. → Read More

Small plane crashes into mangroves in Florida Keys but two escape uninjured

A small airplane crashed into the mangroves near an airport in the Upper Florida Keys on July 4. Two people were in the plane. No one was injured, and the crash is being investigated by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. → Read More

Temporary measures to keep popular Keys beaches clean worked on July 4

The Village of Islamorada implemented a temporary set of plans to keep a roadside Florida Keys beach clean and orderly over the Fourth of July weekend. Initial reports from city staff indicate they worked. → Read More

‘Do Not Touch,’ the sign said. That didn’t stop tourists from digging up sea turtle nest

Tourists were filmed digging up an endangered leatherback sea turtle nest in Boca Raton. The hatchlings were removed and placed in a bucket, which lifeguards placed under their stand. → Read More

Feds say pound of meth was headed to the Florida Keys

A Miami man was arrested headed to the Florida Keys with a confidential informant and a pound of crystal methamphetamine in his car, according to federal agents. Homeland Security Investigations began its probe in February. → Read More

Multiple injuries reported in crash on U.S. 1 in the Upper Keys. Traffic is snarled.

A two-vehicle crash injured several people on U.S. 1 in Key Largo. The wreck caused traffic to slow along the highway on the eve of the July Fourth holiday weekend. As many as six people were injured in the wreck. → Read More

Florida Keys smuggler will have to wait longer for a ‘compassionate’ release from prison

Federal prosecutors asked to seal a motion by a convicted Florida Keys cocaine smuggler Richard “Dickie” Lynn because it contained medical information. This delays a ruling on his possible compassionate release. → Read More

Key Largo motorcyclist remains in ICU after crash with car

A Key Largo man is in the intensive care unit at Kendall Regional Medical Center in Miami-Dade County following a crash with a Toyota Corolla on U.S. 1. The driver of the car, who is from California, was given a failure to yield to oncoming traffic citation. → Read More

A drug smuggler from the Keys served 30 years. Locals say that’s enough, let him go.

A Florida Keys man sentenced to multiple life sentences for his part in a 1980s cocaine smuggling operation will have a hearing on whether he can be released from prison. Even a retired DEA agent says he’s done enough time. → Read More

The Key Largo woodrat and cotton mouse were already endangered. Then came pythons.

When the Key Largo woodrat and cotton mouse were placed on the Endangered Species List, loss of habitat was blamed. Now, 35 years later, new threats like Burmese pythons, feral cats and tegu lizards have emerged. → Read More

After a horrific crash, state could lower the speed limit through Islamorada

A memo to staff from the village manager of Islamorada stated the Florida Department of Transportation could soon lower the speed limit of a stretch of U.S. 1 in the Florida Keys that was the site of a 2018 crash that killed four Spanish tourists. → Read More

A sea turtle found with a spear through its head in Biscayne National Park

Federal investigators are looking for the person or people responsible for shooting a sea turtle in Biscayne National Park. Shooting sea turtles is against the law in both the state of Florida and under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. → Read More

The bomb squad was called to a Keys beach after a military flare washed up on shore

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office was called out to an Islamorada beach after a military flare was found. It is not unusual for the flares to turn up because of the heavy military presence in Florida, police say. → Read More

Why are people crashing in the Tesla? An owner says it’s not the car

A Miami-Dade County Tesla owner counters critics who say the all-electric car’s driver-assist features could be the cause of some recent crashes that resulted in serious injury and death. The technology, he said, is advanced, but still requires drivers to pay attention. → Read More

Florida Keys demand action on chronic trashing of state-owned beach

Residents and elected officials in Islamorada in the Florida Keys are demanding action from the state to stop weekend partiers and picnickers from trashing a local beach that is owned by the Florida Department of Transportation. → Read More

Coast Guard rescues four from sinking boat off Florida Keys

A U.S. Coast Guard crew based in Islamorada in the Florida Keys rescued four people from a sinking pontoon boat. The vessel took on water outside of Snake Creek off the coast of Plantation Key, according to an agency Facebook post. → Read More

Almost 50 Buffett fans sickened on Dominican Republic trip

More than 50 out of 114 Jimmy Buffett fans who went on an April trip to the Dominican Republic became ill with a mysterious ailment. They were all staying at an all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana. Some tested positive for salmonella. → Read More