Florida Keys News

Proposal: Alcohol, tobacco fees to help fund services

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Voters will decide in November whether the Monroe County government should move forward on adding an additional tax on tobacco and alcohol to help fund social service programs.

Board hears support for drug testing

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, May 25, 2016

While one School Board member would rather “take their word for it” if a high school student says they aren’t using drugs, all three principals of Monroe County high schools and more than 200 parents are asking the board to reinstate a random drug-testing policy for in-season high school athletes.

Arrest made in brutal rape case

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The use of DNA evidence helped detectives nab a Florida Keys man Monday night wanted in a brutally violent rape in March in Tavernier, Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay said.  Johnny Lee Hayes,...

Correction

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, May 25, 2016

In Sunday’s edition, Ron Demes of Navy Atlantic Targets and Marine Operations was misidentified in a photo caption. The Citizen regrets the mistake.

GPS controllers will sync traffic lights

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Officials from the city of Key West and the Florida Department of Transportation are working to improve traffic congestion by coordinating traffic lights.  Within the year, traffic lights from...

State drops charges against teen

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Monroe County State Attorney’s Office has dropped all charges against a teenager arrested by Key West police in March as part of an investigation into a violent home invasion on Petronia...

FPL to draw back saltwater plume

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, May 25, 2016

SOUTH FLORIDA — Florida Power & Light submitted plans last week it says will fix the controversial water issues surrounding its Turkey Point nuclear plant on Biscayne Bay.  The major electricity supplier will begin working to draw the hypersaline underground plume infringing on the Biscayne Aquifer back to Turkey Point’s cooling canal system.

Manager search up for discussion

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, May 25, 2016

ISLAMORADA — A Village Council special call meeting to discuss the process the governing body will use to replace former Village Manager Maria Aguilar is set for this week. Aguilar was...

20 new historic sites found in Keys

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, May 25, 2016

MONROE COUNTY — Archaeologists have found 20 new historic sites in the Florida Keys in an ongoing survey project commissioned by Monroe County.  Davie-based firm Archaeological and Historical Conservancy is conducting the survey, which started in February and is about 95 percent complete. 

Islamorada to discuss manager selection process

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, May 24, 2016

ISLAMORADA — A Village Council special call meeting to discuss the process the governing body will use to replace former Village Manager Maria Aguilar is set for this week. Aguilar was recently...

Officials fear storm complacency

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, May 24, 2016

National Hurricane Center Director Rick Knobb slapped his hand down on a lectern as he spoke before a swath of county and city business leaders Monday about the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane...

Board members disagree on Truman Waterfront plan

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Truman Waterfront Advisory Board met Monday night and after some contentious conversations by board members, no major issues were voted on. Truman Waterfront Advisory Board member Ben Volpian...

Familiar Faces: McGann in tune with Key West

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, May 24, 2016

T.J. McGann has lived one of those lives that prompts people, constantly, to say, “You need to write a book.” Fortunately, he’s working on it, though there’s no telling how many chapters it will take.

Alleged bank robber faces life in prison

Key West Citizen - Monday, May 23, 2016

A Miami man armed with a handgun accused of robbing the Centennial Bank on Whitehead Street on Jan. 11 of more than $5,000 will remain in custody pending trial.  U.S. Magistrate Lurana S....

'It's showtime'

Key West Citizen - Monday, May 23, 2016

For years, the big movie theater chains were winning a David and Goliath-like battle with smaller, independent theaters over first viewing rights to big Hollywood movies.  But recent events may...