Florida Keys News

FKCC wins $2M-plus federal grant

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Florida Keys Community College (FKCC) has been awarded a federal Title III "Strengthening Institutions Grant" in the amount of $2,165,125 to be used to improve student education through existing and...

Schools chief pushes sales tax

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Superintendent of Schools Mark Porter will make another public pitch to try to persuade voters to retain the half-cent sales tax during the Nov. 4 midterm elections. Porter, and all board members,...

New Life is a game changer

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Millions of Americans who struggle with obesity and weight loss learn daily life is more difficult and less comfortable. Car travel is cramped. Airplane seats are insufficient. Mobility is limited...

Hemingway Home wants to chill

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Things could get a whole lot cooler at Ernest Hemingway's old place. The Hemingway Home and Museum, 907 Whitehead St., is asking for city approval to install central air conditioning at the main...

Man faces 15 years for threats

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

It took a Key West jury less than 20 minutes Friday to convict a Little Torch Key man of threatening to kill a Key West doctor and making bomb threats last year. John Michael Arnold, 60, was...

Man arrested in road rage incident

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Florida Highway Patrol troopers arrested a Summerland Key motorist Sunday accused of intentionally hitting another car on U.S. 1 in a road rage incident. Kristopher David Mills, 35, of Summerland...

New modern hotel wins early approval

Key West Citizen - Monday, September 22, 2014

The Soni family's plan to demolish the Seashell Motel and Key West Hostel and replace it with a $2.8 million, 38-foot-tall hotel with a rooftop pool awaits the approval of the panel that governs all architecture in Key West's historic district.

Monroe County launches free app

Key West Citizen - Monday, September 22, 2014

Monroe County government moved further into the information age this week by launching its own smart phone and tablet app, which allow residents and tourists access to important county...

Thousands of birds migrate south

Key West Citizen - Monday, September 22, 2014

The Key West office of the National Weather Service picked up a seasonal anomaly on its weather radar last Wednesday -- thousands of birds migrating south just off and through the Lower Keys. The weather service office posted an image of the radar on its Facebook page, which generated numerous questions and comments from residents.

Canal dredging moves forward

Key West Citizen - Monday, September 22, 2014

Monroe County during the past year has embarked on the ambitious task of cleaning up and improving the water quality in the 508 canals in unincorporated areas of the county.

Florida backpedals on K-2 testing

Key West Citizen - Sunday, September 21, 2014

Faced with a growing revolt regarding standardized testing among students, parents and school boards across the state, the Department of Education has backed down and agreed to suspend the Florida...

File: Shelter mentor had little experience

Key West Citizen - Sunday, September 21, 2014

The 69-page personnel file on the former Florida Keys Children's Shelter mentor fired after he allegedly drove two runaway girls to the mainland suggests he had little experience working with...

City, officers face Eimers lawsuit

Key West Citizen - Sunday, September 21, 2014

Ten minutes before he turned blue beneath a pile of Key West police officers Nov. 28, Charles Eimers blew through an intersection by zooming around a patrol car that was waiting for a traffic light...

Socas change pleas

Key West Citizen - Sunday, September 21, 2014

All three of the Soca family members arrested in a large cocaine trafficking case will avoid trial as one has pleaded guilty and two others have filed legal paperwork announcing their intention to do...

Give peace a chance: Montessori students and staff march to the White Street Pier

Key West Citizen - Saturday, September 20, 2014

John Lennon would have approved. In a scene reminiscent of the love-ins of the 1960s, scores of students, teachers, parents and the principals of both of Key West's Montessori schools marched to...