Florida Keys News

Caution to boaters: Falling concrete

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, September 2, 2014

MARATHON: The state and U.S. Coast Guard are monitoring the Old Seven Mile Bridge after a chunk of concrete fell from an isolated piece of the old roadway last week, the city manager said. Boaters...

Scuba diver drowns

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, September 2, 2014

BIG PINE KEY: The Florida Fish and Wildlife, Monroe County Sheriff's Office and Coast Guard Key West Sector searched for a missing diver at Big Spanish Channel near Mile Marker 31 after a distress...

Deputies deal with crimes

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A drunken woman fighting a deputy, a thief crashing the car he stole and the last arrest of a home invasion suspect helped keep the Sheriff's Office busy over the holiday weekend, according to...

New deal: Trash hike $2 a year, not $37

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, September 2, 2014

City commissioners plan to make good on their promise to deflate a residential trash bill hike set to cost Key West property owners an extra $37 a year starting Jan. 1. On Wednesday, the commission...

'Find a way and you'll get there'

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Diana Nyad, who one year ago completed a 110-mile swim from Cuba to the shores of Key West at age 64, returned to the scene of her spectacular Labor Day landing Monday with words of wisdom and...

Study: Ghost traps impact coral, fisheries

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Thousands of fishing traps are lost or abandoned each year in United States waters, including the Florida Keys, but continue still to catch marine life such as spiny lobster. These ghost, or...

Lawyer moves for new hearing

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A lawyer for two Soca family members indicted in a large cocaine trafficking case wants a federal judge to hold a hearing regarding the actions of police who investigated the case. Miami-based...

Navy talks Sigsbee improvements

Key West Citizen - Monday, September 1, 2014

When Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert visited Key West last week, he gave his sailors a sort of State of the Navy speech, and in that talk he mentioned needed improvements at Sigsbee...

Serving up healthier options

Key West Citizen - Monday, September 1, 2014

It's a new school year with new friends, new teachers and, naturally, new regulations regarding student nutrition. "In a nutshell, any food item that is sold to students in our schools must meet...

1 year later, city honors Nyad at Smathers

Key West Citizen - Monday, September 1, 2014

These days, you can't walk the streets of Key West without bumping into world champion endurance swimmer Diana Nyad. At least that was the experience of one island resident and her trusted dog the...

House arrest for man accused in child porn case

Key West Citizen - Monday, September 1, 2014

A Keys man facing up to 100 years in prison after a federal grand jury indicted him on suspicion of receiving and possessing child pornography has pleaded not guilty. He will be held on house arrest...

State: Eimers' resistance drew police force

Key West Citizen - Sunday, August 31, 2014

"Stop resisting, just stop it." That's what Key West Police Officer Kathyann Wanciak said to suspect Charles Eimers at about 8:33 a.m. Thanksgiving on the beach that dead ends off Duval Street,...

Battle over proposed salvage regulations heats up

Key West Citizen - Sunday, August 31, 2014

The bureaucratic battle between the Navy and marine salvors is heating up as Key West's most famous treasure family is pushing state politicians to help lead the charge. At the core of the row are...

A gallant effort to save a ship

Key West Citizen - Sunday, August 31, 2014

Key West protects its past. Long-buried bricks and meaningful murals, delicate documents and weathered wooden homes are celebrated reminders of a different time in a different world.

Schooner Western Union history

Key West Citizen - Sunday, August 31, 2014

Timeline: • 1939 -- Western Union built and launched at Key West • 1941-45 -- Allegedly hunts Nazi U-Boats off the coast of Florida. • 1960s -- Said to have been used to retrieve...