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Man caught with baby sea turtle

July 22, 2017

A 24-year-old man is facing decades in prison after he was accused of carrying a sea turtle hatchling on Duval Street on Thursday, marking the fifth time this month that law enforcement have made...more

Project underway to replace utility lines

July 22, 2017

A major construction project that involves drilling, barges and scuba dive teams to replace underwater utility lines between Key West and Sunset Key is underway. The first phase of the project...more

Trial in violent attack pushed back

July 22, 2017

The trial of a former Monroe County Public Works employee who once supervised jail inmates and is accused of beating his wife with the butt of a shotgun in 2015 and then shooting at law...more

Woman charged with abusing dogs

July 22, 2017

A 40-year-old liveaboard accused of strangling and hitting a pit bull while boarding a dinghy at Key West Bight was arrested Friday afternoon.  Jillian Morgan Gotti was charged with...more

Man arrested for spearing lobster

July 22, 2017

LONG KEY BRIDGE — State wildlife officers allege a 31-year-old tourist got a jump on lobster mini-season Thursday after he was arrested amid accusations he speared eight lobsters and wrung them on the water.  Thomas Colby Houston, of Kathleen, Florida, was charged with spearing lobster, spearfishing within the boundaries of John Pennekamp...more

July 22, 2017

“No one in their right mind would think that tourism would cease in the Keys if the TDC stopped its advertising campaign. The amount of tourists coming here is now self-sustaining as tourists return and others spread the word about us to their friends around the country and the world. The TDC funds would be...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Class offered to help meet demand for foster families

July 19, 2017

KEY LARGO — Wesley House Family Services for the first time is offering an in-class foster parenting program in Key Largo for those interested in opening their homes to children who have...more

Fire district proposes top allowable tax rate

July 19, 2017

KEY LARGO — The Key Largo Fire-Emergency Medical Services District board unanimously approved a tentative property tax rate of $100 for every $100,000 of assessed property value for fiscal...more

Island chain once home to oil wells

July 19, 2017

FLORIDA KEYS — It may seem a bit far-fetched in this day with all the regulations the Florida Keys has in place to protect its fragile ecosystem, but in the not-so-distant past the...more

Sewer board eyes seven GM candidates

July 19, 2017

KEY LARGO — The Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District board will invite seven general manager candidates who passed screening and qualification procedures for interviews provided they are...more


Navy seeks developer input on Sigsbee housing — what a lousy idea

July 16, 2017

The military allows their military personal to live off its own housing quarters into private housing. Our government then pays the private housing rents for military...more

Seeks maximum penalty for poachers

July 16, 2017

I am once more angered and saddened by the continued poaching of our natural resources by the ignorant and selfish. Recall the recent snatching of Key Deer by two Miami-Dade residents that...more

Supports toll road to aid island, residents

July 9, 2017

Being scolded and threatened by individuals visiting the Florida Keys with their large vehicles and trailers, as they create traffic jams and dangerous driving conditions for the citizens that...more

The end of a grand life well lived

July 9, 2017

The death of Fran Ford ends the life of one of the great women leaders of Key West. Wilhelmina Harvey, Floy Thompson, Rita Sawyer, Joan Knight, we have known and loved. HARC, the Garden Club,...more


Cudas finish tourney respectable 4-4

July 21, 2017

After a strong finish on Tuesday with a pair of wins at the Cooperstown Dreams Park Invitational Tournament, the Lower Keys Barracudas moved into bracket play and kept it going on Wednesday. In...more

Senior Spotlight: DeQuian Youngblood

July 21, 2017

Q: How long have you been playing your sports? A: I started playing everything when I was about 6. Q: How much training do you do per day or week? A: About two to three hours of practice and then...more

COOPERSTOWN INVITATIONAL Cudas live to fight another day with 2 wins

July 20, 2017

After two challenging days at the Cooperstown Dreams Park National Invitational Tournament in which the Lower Keys Barracudas went 1-3, they got the offense on par Tuesday and swept the...more

Cudas solid on defense, but fall twice

July 19, 2017

The second day of the Cooperstown Dreams Park National Invitational Tournament at Cooperstown, New York was very challenging for the Lower Keys Barracudas as they dropped both games on Monday....more