Florida Keys News

Wisteria Island's future uncertain

Key West Citizen - Friday, March 27, 2015

Development will not come to Wisteria Island soon, if ever, because a federal judge has dismissed F.E.B. Corp's lawsuit asking to be ruled as the owner of the 22-acre island. Instead, Judge Jose E....

Charges dropped against former officer

Key West Citizen - Friday, March 27, 2015

Prosecutors on Thursday dismissed all child molestation charges against former Key West police officer Henry Florentino Arroyo. The state charged Arroyo, 42, in March 2014 with two charges of...

Clawing its way forward

Key West Citizen - Friday, March 27, 2015

As spiny lobster season draws to a close Wednesday, this year's harvest was good and the price fishermen received was exceptional, they said. Asian demand has fueled a robust international spiny...

Lopez leads history tour via bicycle

Key West Citizen - Friday, March 27, 2015

The city will launch its own Tour de Bahama Village on Saturday morning, led by Commissioner Clayton Lopez. At 9 a.m., Lopez plans to lead a bicycle tour of the streets where he grew up. At an...

Mentor program a hit with high school students

Key West Citizen - Friday, March 27, 2015

One of the most nerve-wracking moments of a young person's life is the first day of high school. The upperclassmen look like skyscrapers, they drive their own cars, they speak smoothly with the...

FKAA approves deep well plan

Key West Citizen - Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority board requested Wednesday that the Monroe County Commission fund a roughly $6 million deep injection well for the Cudjoe Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Fire department to take over ambulances April 1

Key West Citizen - Thursday, March 26, 2015

With all staff, supplies and sirens in place, the Key West Fire Department is ready to start saving lives. The department will assume control of the city's ambulance services at 7 a.m. Wednesday,...

Gun range bill killed

Key West Citizen - Thursday, March 26, 2015

A state bill that would restrict the locations of homemade, backyard gun ranges, like one that was erected in Big Pine Key last year, was shot down in a legislative committee on Tuesday afternoon.

Kids learn tricks of trade from veteran performers

Key West Citizen - Thursday, March 26, 2015

When it comes to spinning plates and juggling soccer balls inside, children are typically reprimanded for such behavior. The tables were turned Wednesday, inside Key West United Methodist Church...

No more 'dungeon'

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The city fire department's new station, part of a $6.3 million project at 616 Simonton St., is christened in stone as the "Old Town Key West Firehouse." But to local firefighters it's just Station...

County targets building rules

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Monroe County planners took their first step Tuesday toward possibly altering one of the most controversial land-use policies, building height restrictions. The county is looking at allowing a...

Cay Clubs executive sentenced to 5 years

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A former Cay Clubs executive who had faced as much as 30 years behind bars was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors. Former American Airlines...

Importers get prison for wildlife violations

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The operator of a large Miami-based marine life export business and a general manager at the same business were sentenced to prison Tuesday for falsifying documents to cover up delivery of live rock...

Officials identify snorkeling victims

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The sheriff's office Tuesday identified two men in their 70s who died snorkeling in Key West the day before and released details about a third water death in Key Largo. Richard Gueringer, 71, of...

Raw sewage complaint prompts water tests

Islamorada/KL Free Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

MARATHON -- Complaints from a part-time resident about raw sewage in the water near Father and Son Marina in Marathon has prompted a series of visits by the city's utilities manager. Liz Jeffrey,...