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Sentencing looms in child porn case

August 23, 2017

A Summerland Key man convicted in June of distributing child pornography via the internet will face as much as 20 years in federal prison when he is sentenced later this month.  David Mira,...more

Spraying Alert

August 23, 2017

On Wednesday, Aug. 23, the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District will conduct an aerial larvicide mission via helicopter, weather permitting, from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. The treatment area is...more

State: Fire dept. must address 2 violations

August 23, 2017

KEY LARGO — The state fire marshal’s division will hand-deliver a formal notice of violation this week to the Key Largo Volunteer Fire Department for failures related to the...more

Two young neo-NAZIs in Florida arrested for shooting roommates

August 23, 2017

TAMPA — The friendship of the four young roommates — though cemented in the dark trappings of an obscure neo-Nazi group called Atomwaffen Division — never seemed destined for bloodshed. One was...more

Report: Man flips truck in DUI crash

August 23, 2017

SUGARLOAF KEY — A 53-year-old Cudjoe Key man accused of flipping a pickup truck during a crash, landing right-side-up and then leaving the scene was arrested early Monday morning, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.  The man was charged with DUI, DUI with property damage and leaving the scene of a crash. All are...more

August 23, 2017

“Iguanas do eat birds and other eggs! They are not total vegetarians. They also run ground owls and other ground dwellers out of their burrows. They cause untold millions in damages to sea walls, building foundations and grave yards as well. It seems many here in the Keys are intent on eradicating all non-native species....more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Housing regulations up for final approval

August 23, 2017

ISLAMORADA — Land development regulations that would allow for detached affordable housing units in residential areas and smaller setbacks and buffer yards are two of the items...more

Marina project asking for workforce units

August 23, 2017

SUMMERLAND KEY — The owner of Summerland Key Marina at 24326 Overseas Highway is looking to make some major changes at his oceanside business — ones that could at least partially...more

New season brings new productions to local stages

August 23, 2017

FLORIDA KEYS — There’s a little something for everyone in the 2017-18 seasons for The Key Players and Marathon Community Theatre, even chances to be cast in a lead role. ...more

Program guides veterans to better waters

August 23, 2017

ISLAMORADA — Dauntless fishing boat Capt. Mark Gibson works at sea, and mostly because of that, he’s in a better place mentally.  The Vietnam War had taken its toll on him far...more

Editorials

Iguanas taking over the Florida Keys

August 20, 2017

We visit the Keys for at least two weeks each year for the last 35 years. The iguanas used to be a quaint occasional sight. Today, they are ubiquitous, and obviously are wreaking havoc on the...more

New alliance formed to aid Lower Keys

August 20, 2017

The Lower Keys Alliance Inc., has been formed to give additional voice to the wishes and concerns of residents of the Torch Keys, Ramrod Key, Summerland Key, Cudjoe Key, Sugarloaf Key, and the...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

Sports

Jaibas overcome Snappers, Morays grab lead for win

August 23, 2017

The opening game of the Men’s Over-39 Softball League on Friday night at DeWitt Roberts Field turned into a slugfest with the Key West Auto Repair Jaibas and Big Coppitt Gun Club...more

Marathon loses to ‘really, really good’ Doral Academy

August 23, 2017

In its first regular season match, the Marathon High School volleyball team got off to a slow start to a very good Doral Academy team for a 3-0 (25-13, 25-15, 25-15) loss. The Lady Dolphins...more

Upset in making, spills en route to Sunset Key

August 22, 2017

The lone winless team nearly pulled off an upset over the only unbeaten squad last Tuesday night in Key West Coed Softball League highlights at Pepe Hernandez Field. Key West Health (0-6) held a...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