Current News Stories
ISLAMORADA – The village’s recreational crown jewel, Founders Park, will be closed until December to residents and visitors due to local impacts from Hurricane Irma. While the 48-acre bayfront property at mile marker 87 sustained minimal storm damage, officials with the municipality have designated a large area inside the park as a drop-off location for[…]
Citizens Property Insurance Corp., will open a service center in Marathon at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 800 35th St. The claim tents will operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
The Navy will provide access to boats washed ashore on military property at Fleming Key and Trumbo Point on Tuesday, September. 19th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Gov. Rick Scott and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price talked with local officials about housing needs post Hurricane Irma.
KEY WEST — Mary Martin returned home Monday to find the island battered, but not obliterated. “We were ready to get back,” Martin said while shopping at Publix. “Obviously, there’s a lot of damage, but most places look like they’ve done better than I would have expected.” Martin fled first to Fort Myers and then[…]
On Sept. 16th 2017 at approximately 9:30 am FWC responded to a single engine aircraft crashed into the water approximately four miles north of the west end of the 7 Mile Bridge. The pilot contacted MCSO 911 who transferred him to FWC. FWC dispatched officers out of Marathon and Bahia Honda and the USCG sent[…]
Sheriff Rick Ramsay wants to remind everyone that during the recovery from Hurricane Irma the Sheriff’s Office will not tolerate those who take advantage of circumstances to commit crimes; nor will he tolerate breaches of curfew or other rules set to keep the community safe. On September 12th (Tuesday) Sgt. James Hager was on patrol[…]
LOWER KEYS — The Monroe County Emergency Operations Center announced Saturday that Key West and Lower Keys residents would be permitted to return home beginning Sunday morning after Marathon’s Saturday re-entry, but concerns remain about infrastructure and resources. Key West Mayor Craig Cates announced the news through Facebook Friday evening, and the decision to reopen[…]
Monroe County’s Sheriff Office releases information on deaths releated to Hurricane Irma or that happened during the storm.
Re-opening announcements from Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay and additional updates from Monroe County Emergency Operations Center.