Florida Keys News

Friday summit to address safe cisterns

Key West Citizen - Thursday, July 28, 2016

With roughly 8,000 homes and businesses in the Lower Keys in the process of removing septic tanks, a seminar will be held Friday on converting the sewer systems to cisterns and keeping them free...

Big day for mini season

Key West Citizen - Thursday, July 28, 2016

The 2016 lobster mini season began Wednesday with the death of a Little Torch Key man and the joyous reunion of four boaters missing since Tuesday and their families at Coast Guard Sector Key...

Another motorist killed on US 1

Key West Citizen - Thursday, July 28, 2016

A motorcyclist was killed on U.S. 1 at Mile Marker 97 on Tuesday night, marking the fourth person to die on the highway since Friday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.  Richard Douglas...

Spraying Alert

Key West Citizen - Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District has scheduled an aerial adulticiding mission today, from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m., over Key West.  The airplane mission will be completed, weather...

Officials hosting hospital meeting

Key West Citizen - Thursday, July 28, 2016

People are talking — and talking, and talking, about the community’s only hospital. A citizen’s watchdog group called the Committee to Rescue Our Hospital, which formed in June to...

Officers' jobs sometimes a matter of life and death

Key West Citizen - Thursday, July 28, 2016

As rain subsided around 9 a.m. Wednesday, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officers Jimmy Johnson and Jason Richards pulled their 38-foot Impact boat away from the dock at Sunset...

Two killed on US 1

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

A Ramrod Key mother and daughter were killed in a 5:21 p.m. crash on U.S. 1 Monday evening that closed the highway for nearly three hours, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. 

Taking flight

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Key West Wildlife Center has seen a surge in rescued white crowned pigeons, but the increase could be because there are more nesting on Key West proper instead of just on the offshore islands. The center on White Street is currently rehabilitating 10 hatchlings and juvenile white crowned pigeons.

Police: Man attacked with tree branch

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

A 69-year-old homeless man was arrested Monday after he hit another homeless man in the head with a tree branch, according to Key West police.  Calvin Alexander Jackson was charged with felony...

HARC OKs amphitheater design

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The future amphitheater at Truman Waterfront Park was approved by the Historic Architectural Review Commission 6-1 during its meeting Tuesday night. Board member Lori Thompson was the lone dissenting vote.

Vehicle crash sends three to area hospitals

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Traffic was halted on U.S. 1 for nearly three hours Tuesday evening due to two accidents, one at MM 97 and one at MM 29.5.  Both accidents occurred late in the afternoon, with the crash in the...

Denny's serves up drinks, Ladies Night

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

KEY LARGO — A restaurant with a full bar, pool table, live entertainment and Ladies Night might not be unusual, particularly in the Florida Keys. But when it’s a Denny’s,...

Publix proposed again for Big Pine Key

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

BIG PINE KEY — The longstanding flea market on Big Pine Key may soon be replaced by a supermarket. The property owners, according to paperwork filed with Monroe County, are once again trying to overhaul the area at 30250 Overseas Highway to make way for a roughly 48,000-square-foot Publix grocery store.

Paramedic wins state award as an educator

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

MARATHON — Capt. Joe Forcine of Marathon Fire Rescue was just named paramedic educator of the year for the state of Florida, but his colleagues have known about his capability in the field for...

One killed in U.S. 1 crashes

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Florida Highway Patrol troopers said a Key Largo man caused a three-vehicle crash Friday near Mile Marker 98 that killed an 80-year-old motorist and sent his wife to a Miami hospital, one of several...