Florida Keys News

Cuban migrants land at Smathers Beach

Key West Citizen - Friday, April 29, 2016

Twenty-three Cuban migrants came ashore in a rustic vessel early Thursday morning at Smathers Beach, according to Key West police and U.S. Border Patrol.  The 21 adult males and two adult...

Troubles continue for jailed drug suspect

Key West Citizen - Friday, April 29, 2016

A 31-year-old Key West man convicted Wednesday night of possession of cocaine found himself in more hot water when jailers caught him smoking suspected synthetic marijuana in his cell that same...

Senate to hold Turkey Point meeting today

Key West Citizen - Friday, April 29, 2016

A state Senate panel will hold a public meeting tonight to discuss the potential impacts to the Florida Keys’ water supply and Biscayne Bay National Park from the Turkey Point nuclear plant and...

Key West considers car-share

Key West Citizen - Friday, April 29, 2016

A newly proposed car-sharing program could let Key West catch up with other cities and clear up congestion on crowded streets. Officials from the city’s planning and transportation departments...

Portions of Duval to close for events

Key West Citizen - Thursday, April 28, 2016

Portions of Duval Street will closed today and Saturday for Conch Republic Independence Celebration events. Today, the street will be closed from South Street to Front Street for the Duval Street Mile run, from 6 to 10 p.m. The run begins at 7 p.m. at United Street, with participants gathering between South and United streets.

More alleged smugglers indicted

Key West Citizen - Thursday, April 28, 2016

Two men face life in federal prison after they were caught in late May attempting to illegally smuggle 25 people into the United States, according to an indictment made public last...

City steps up transient rental enforcement

Key West Citizen - Thursday, April 28, 2016

The City of Key West is increasing its efforts to crack down on illegal transient rentals and recently added a new position solely for handling those investigations. The city has moved code officer...

Clarification

Key West Citizen - Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Citizen received additional information on a story in Wednesday’s edition of The Key West Citizen on Leah and Phil Gould being indicted on charges of illegal purchase and sale of sharks. The couple is being accused by prosecutors of purchasing the wildlife from fishermen who did not have the proper licenses.

Key West Aquarium has new tenant

Key West Citizen - Thursday, April 28, 2016

The four resident sea turtles, assorted tarpon and a Goliath grouper at the Key West Aquarium got a new roommate Wednesday when a loggerhead turtle named Hunter arrived from the Turtle Hospital in...

Unclear law lets racks stand

Key West Citizen - Thursday, April 28, 2016

Dozens of bright red pedestals on Old Town Key West sidewalks can stay — for now. City code enforcement officers dismissed their case Wednesday against local publisher Guy deBoer, who was...

Atlantic Boulevard closed for construction

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Atlantic Boulvard will be closed today from Thompson Street to Ashby Street as the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority installs a new water line and removes the old one. Detour signage will be in place, but motorists are advised to alter their route.

Couple facing charges in shark case

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A former member of the Florida National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council and her husband have been indicted on federal charges of illegally buying and selling sharks harvested out of Florida Keys...

Man shot after release from jail

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

KEY WEST — A 64-year-old man who told police on Thursday he is married to actress Shirley MacLaine and that she and her followers would be starting fires and riots in the city claimed...

City to vote on Peary Court again

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

City officials on Tuesday will consider “Plan B’ for the permanent preservation of workforce housing at Key West’s Peary Court neighborhood.

Board still considering drug tests

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Monroe County student athletes won’t have to pee in a cup before taking the field — yet.