Florida Keys News

Court: Gay marriages may start on Jan. 6

Key West Citizen - Saturday, December 20, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to stop same-sex marriages from taking place in Florida after a federal judge's stay expires Jan. 5. In a decision released late in the day, the nation's...

CRB wants feds to review Eimers case

Key West Citizen - Saturday, December 20, 2014

The U.S. Department of Justice needs to review the case of Charles Eimers, the Michigan man who died days after Key West police officers held him facedown during an arrest, the city's independent...

Names of the homeless, indigent who died in 2014

Key West Citizen - Saturday, December 20, 2014

Name Age: Date of Death: Place of Death: Dulce Maria Olavarietta 87 1/08 Lower Keys William R. Paglia, Jr. 61 1/25 Lower Keys Mario Garcia 62 2/02 Lower Keys John Gray 69 2/08 Lower...

A funeral for those who lived, died without

Key West Citizen - Saturday, December 20, 2014

Fifty-four Florida Keys residents who died in 2014 without family or friends to claim their remains, let alone make funeral arrangements and order the flowers and obituary notices, were honored...

Man passed out behind steering wheel arrested

Key West Citizen - Saturday, December 20, 2014

KEY WEST -- A man asleep in a running, parked car with the trunk open was arrested early Tuesday morning, according to a police incident report. The 21-year-old man was charged with misdemeanor...

2011 Taser case stays on agenda

Key West Citizen - Friday, December 19, 2014

The city's independent panel that examines complaints of police misconduct refused to drop a 2011 Taser case in which a suspect who clashed with Key West police was left comatose. Matthew Murphy...

Airport director is taxiing home

Key West Citizen - Friday, December 19, 2014

Monroe County Airports Director Peter Horton is on final approach to his retirement. Horton, who oversees Key West International and Florida Keys/Marathon airports, retires Dec. 31 from the post he...

Gripes of vets aimed at VA

Key West Citizen - Friday, December 19, 2014

Miami Veterans Health System officials told a crowd of military veterans Thursday at the Harvey Government Center in Key West they are working to improve customer service amid mounting concerns over...

Key West played role in 'Cuban 5' case

Key West Citizen - Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sixteen years ago, Cindy Adkins was driving down I-95 to start a new job as the human resources officer at Boca Chica Field and Naval Air Station Key West when startling news blared across the radio....

Years spent preparing for 'Now what?'

Key West Citizen - Thursday, December 18, 2014

When it comes to Cuba, business and community leaders in the Florida Keys have spent years preparing for the shift from "What if?" to "Now what?" The county's Tourist Development Council in 2009...

No clear changes with Keys military

Key West Citizen - Thursday, December 18, 2014

News of sweeping reforms between America and Cuba didn't appear to lead to any significant changes in operations among the military branches in the Florida Keys as of Wednesday. Things remained...

U.S. to restore relations with Cuba

Key West Citizen - Thursday, December 18, 2014

The United States will open an embassy in Cuba for the first time in 53 years, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday, as he outlined plans to restore full diplomatic relations with the communist...

Key events in U.S.-Cuba relations

Key West Citizen - Thursday, December 18, 2014

• Jan. 1, 1959: Fidel Castro's rebels take power as dictator Fulgencio Batista flees Cuba. The United States soon recognizes the new government. • June 1960: Relations begin to sour as...

'This is a Hallelujah Day'

Key West Citizen - Thursday, December 18, 2014

President Barack Obama set the stage Wednesday for the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba, just 90 miles south of Key West. In a historic shift aimed at ending a half-century of...

Atkins charged with sex trafficking

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A former mentor at the Florida Keys Children's Shelter accused of taking two girls who ran away from the Tavernier-based agency to the mainland where they were used as prostitutes will face life in prison after being federally indicted on sex trafficking charges.