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Guilty plea scheduled in coin theft case

November 21, 2017

A man accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of gold and silver coins before he was rescued at sea in May while his wife went missing is scheduled to plead guilty to the coin caper...more

Judge: Alleged bank robber sane

November 21, 2017

A Nokomis, Florida man indicted following the robbery of the Centennial Bank on Simonton Street in July has been found to be competent to stand trial.  Jonathan Robert Meyers, 37,...more

Rip Off team seeks charges in case

November 21, 2017

A disabled veteran from Pennsylvania was reimbursed for $8,550 worth of cosmetics he purchased from a Duval Street shop after filing a complaint with the City of Key West, but more could be done...more

Teens arrested in Stock Island armed robbery

November 21, 2017

Two Lower Keys teenagers accused of taking part in an armed robbery on Stock Island in October have been arrested and another remains wanted, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s...more

Man accused of stealing chain hoist

November 20, 2017

BIG PINE KEY — A 45-year-old man who was hired to help with construction-related work and was subsequently fired by the resident for drinking was arrested Thursday amid allegations he stole a chain hoist from his former employer, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.  Waylon James Cox of Big Pine Key was charged with...more

November 20, 2017

“After Georges, FEMA was quick to send down water and ice. After Irma I saw no ice until thankfully Winn-Dixie on Big Pine began providing it . Thanks to W-D for coming through for us with the basics so soon after the storm.” “God bless the injured deputy from an unsecured load on a pickup....more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Accused killer rejects courtroom offer

November 15, 2017

PLANTATION KEY — Prosecutors offered a plea deal in court to accused murderer Jeremy Macauley, 34, last Thursday afternoon after three days of building a case that he shot a Tavernier...more

Asian fusion eatery strives to be a ‘star’

November 15, 2017

TAVERNIER — On Friday afternoon, staffers at J-Dao, an Asian fusion restaurant tucked away in the Tavernier Towne Shopping Center, were hustling with last minute details in time for their...more

Ayala helped lead Lady Canes’ rebuild

November 15, 2017

ISLAMORADA — In what had to be considered a rebuilding year for the Coral Shores High School volleyball team, during which the Lady Canes had only four upperclassmen on the roster, senior...more

Dolphin-assisted therapy nonprofit plans fundraiser

November 15, 2017

KEY LARGO — Island Dolphin Care, a dolphin-assisted therapy facility that has worked with children with a range of developmental disabilities since 1997, and more recently veterans, is...more

Editorials

Cudjoe burning is illogical

November 17, 2017

For weeks, when the wind blows from the north, smoke and ash from the burning of yard waste on Blimp Road inundates the southern part of Cudjoe Key.  Numerous residents have complained about...more

The politics of fracking the Everglades

November 17, 2017

I’m glad to see that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was in South Florida to share his vision for Everglades restoration.  Although the proposed Lake Okeechobee reservoir project would...more

Hoping Big Pine Key area gets cleaned up soon

November 11, 2017

Right on, Key West Citizen editorial of Nov. 4! “We have to wonder if a Commissioner or Senior County staff member lived among the …[debris] strewn … more would be done by now...more

Hurricane Irma cleanup efforts need to continue

November 11, 2017

I am still working on cleanup from Hurricane Irma. I have received no help, although some neighbors have offered. But they have their own cleanup issues and jobs to go to, so it is unfair to want...more

Sports

Palencia powers Hurricanes to victory

November 21, 2017

After struggling through a rebuilding season last year, the Coral Shores High boys soccer team has seemed to take the next step in improvement as they opened the regular season with a 7-2 victory...more

Osborne set to change Conchs’ mentality

November 20, 2017

For the past three seasons, James Osborne has been part of the Key West High basketball program as junior varsity head coach, so when the varsity position came available in the offseason, he said...more

Senior Spotlight: Sarah Makepeace

November 20, 2017

Q: How long have you been playing volleyball? A: Since seventh grade, so six years. Q: Did you ever play any other sports? A: No. Q: What prompted you to start playing volleyball in middle...more

Southernmost Bocce

November 20, 2017

SOUTHERNMOST BOCCE LEAGUE www.southernmostbocce.org MONDAY     W   L    GB Waterfront Brewery    19 2      0 Esky...more