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Florida adds 32,700 jobs, unemployment remains unchanged

August 19, 2017

TALLAHASSEE — Florida added 32,700 jobs last month, though its unemployment rate remains unchanged at 4.1 percent. That’s below the national rate of 4.3 percent. The state released figures...more

Murder charge likely for suspect in stabbing death

August 19, 2017

The accused attacker, who police allege killed a Key West scooter business owner early Monday morning, will likely face new charges in light of the man’s death Tuesday night, according to...more

NASA launches last of its longtime tracking satellites

August 19, 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL — NASA launched the last of its longtime tracking and communication satellites on Friday, a vital link to astronauts in orbit as well as the Hubble Space Telescope. The end of the...more

Widow won’t sign, and that puts timeshare giant in a bind

August 19, 2017

ORLANDO — There’s a new twist in the standoff between an octogenarian widow in Florida who refused to sell her townhome and the giant developer that constructed a timeshare resort around her...more

Fisherman arrested in lobster trap case

August 19, 2017

STOCK ISLAND — A commercial lobster fisherman accused of using untagged traps was arrested Thursday by state wildlife officers in the Atlantic Ocean, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.  The 42-year-old Stock Island man was charged with two counts of failure to have a lobster number permanently affixed to a...more

August 19, 2017

“The aqueduct should be ashamed of the shoddy work they do patching our streets. The repairs they make for small areas quickly cave in and the repairs on half street cuts are not even with the road. I don’t think there is one street in this town that the Aqueduct has not messed up. The[...]

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Fire department hires teen for a day

August 16, 2017

KEY LARGO — It’s difficult to pick out which Key Largo firefighter was the Make-A-Wish Foundation recipient in the pictures — they were all smiling. The four firefighters on...more

Great American Eclipse: What to expect

August 16, 2017

MONROE COUNTY — The stars — or at least our local star and moon — will begin to align at 1:27 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21. The moon will block most of the sun from sight, casting...more

Lands likely headed for conservation go before LPA

August 16, 2017

ISLAMORADA — The village’s Local Planning Agency was to take action earlier this week on two related ordinances that call for changes to land-use designations on 10 separate...more

No more meetings on park fees for guides

August 16, 2017

KEY LARGO — Local fishing guides showed up in large numbers at a community forum last week to voice their distaste for the new Everglades National Park entrance and boating fees being...more


Keys QBs have their own style

August 13, 2017

Enjoy watching an agile runner at the quarterback position? Then Key West’s triple option that will be led by senior first-year signal caller Alvin Howard should bring plenty of excitement...more

Pleased with experience at Lower Keys Medical Center

August 13, 2017

Recently I had the unfortunate experience of leaving a cruise ship in Key West with a cardiac event. However, the experience turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I was taken by ambulance to...more

Public safety is a weighty issue

August 13, 2017

I am writing to express concerns regarding public safety and those individuals who have sworn to uphold it. Several years ago I had opportunity to ask Police Chief Donie Lee if there was a...more

Veterans Service assistant a jewel in the community

August 13, 2017

Seeking medical services for wounds they incurred in combat has brought many veterans to the desk of Xenia Leonteva, a staff assistant for our county’s extraordinary Veterans Service...more


Powerboat P1s racing in Islamorada

August 19, 2017

The final race of the 2017 Powerboat P1 SuperStock USA Series, presented by Mercury Racing, will take place just offshore in front of the Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina from 10 a.m. to 3...more

Scorpions pull out victory in final seconds against Conchs in high-scoring affair

August 19, 2017

KEY WEST – After going down by a pair of touchdowns to open its preseason classic, the Key West High football team proved it has offensive prowess to put up points in bunches, but so did...more

Hughes, Conchs hoping for positive preview

August 18, 2017

With numerous players shifting positions, including at quarterback, Key West High School football coach Johnny Hughes said he truly does not know what to expect from the Conchs tonight when they...more

Trader, MacKenzie, Wood and Mueller win monthly scramble

August 17, 2017

During the Lower Keys Golf Association’s monthly scramble it would be the team of Michael Trader, Rick MacKenzie, Frank Wood and Barb Mueller that took tops honors with the Low-Gross...more