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Crossing the pond

Key West Citizen - Friday, March 6, 2015

Call him crazy. You wouldn't be the first, and Ben Hooper doesn't mind. Tell him he's insane and Hooper laughs good-naturedly -- without denying the diagnosis. He's used to the wide-eyed reactions from people upon learning of his upcoming expedition -- a record-setting trans-Atlantic swim from Africa to Brazil.

New trial sought in child sex conviction

Key West Citizen - Friday, March 6, 2015

A former Monroe County judge erred when he denied a motion by a convicted child molester serving nearly four life terms, an appellate court has ruled. The 3rd District Court of Appeal ruled former...

City commissioners support ban on plastic bags

Key West Citizen - Friday, March 6, 2015

In a unanimous decision this week, the Key West city commission said it would welcome a plastic bag ban on the island should the state approve a pilot program. Florida law still prohibits cities...
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"With the new city hall renovation underway, it is comforting to know that employees will most likely enjoy more office space so they can really stretch out and be comfortable during those 9 a.m.-5...
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KEY WEST -- Detectives arrested a man Tuesday accused of stealing more than $10,000 in fishing and dive gear and stashing it on an offshore island. Justin Miles Jacobs, 33, who lives on Wisteria...
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Guns could come to Keys college sites

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

FLORIDA KEYS -- Florida Keys Community College President Jonathan Gueverra has joined other state educators by coming out against a legislative measure to allow guns in college campus facilities. Some state Republican leaders say the Florida Legislature should change existing law to allow students with concealed carry licenses to bring firearms on college campuses.

Bully netting hours, season under threat

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

KEY LARGO -- Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials held the final of three workshops in the Florida Keys last Thursday to discuss possible limitations on bully netting of lobsters due, they say, to concerns voiced by representatives of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Fisheries.

City OKs increase in vacation rental fees

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

MARATHON -- Owners of vacation rentals in Marathon, which number slightly more than 500, will pay an average of 71 cents a day more per rental due to a rise in licensing and inspection fees. At...
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