Florida Keys News

Credit card fraud suspects face nearly 30 years in prison

Key West Citizen - Monday, February 20, 2017

A Hialeah couple indicted on federal credit card fraud charges will face nearly 30 years in prison if they are convicted, according to court records.  Michel Gonzales Suarez, 38, and Beatriz...

Workshop to discuss Pulley Ridge

Key West Citizen - Monday, February 20, 2017

Federal fishery managers will hold a workshop Tuesday in Key West to discuss plans to expand a protected area off the Dry Tortugas. Pulley Ridge is roughly 100 miles west of Key West in the Gulf of...

Arraignment set in airport box cutter case

Key West Citizen - Monday, February 20, 2017

A woman accused of concealing a box cutter in a hollowed-out book that was inside carry-on luggage at Key West International Airport on Jan. 11 remains in jail on a high bail and is...

Light agenda for mid-week city meeting

Key West Citizen - Monday, February 20, 2017

A nonprofit community kitchen serving children and senior citizens will take center stage at Wednesday’s Key West City Commission meeting.  The Star of the Sea proposal aims to use the...

Key West man dies in scooter crash

Key West Citizen - Monday, February 20, 2017

A Key West man died Saturday night following a head -on crash at the intersection of North Roosevelt Blvd and 1st Street, according to the Key West police department. Toby McRae, 45, of Key West was...

Conviction stands in child porn case

Key West Citizen - Sunday, February 19, 2017

A federal appellate court rejected a former Florida Keys Coast Guardsman’s claim that the child pornography he produced was not sadistic or violent.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the...

Sanctuary to hold 1st meeting of the year

Key West Citizen - Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council will receive a detailed presentation on prop scaring in nearshore waters when it holds its first meeting of the year Tuesday. Sanctuary...

Key West Wildlife Center provides care for wild animals

Key West Citizen - Sunday, February 19, 2017

A quiet morning at the Key West Wildlife Center is broken up by a loud alarm coming from Executive Director Tom Sweets’ shirt pocket. He is getting a phone call on the center’s...

Photographer sues booking website

Key West Citizen - Sunday, February 19, 2017

An award-winning photographer based in Denver, Colorado, is suing a Key West concierge website for copyright infringement over their alleged use of one of his pictures.  Blaine Harrington...

Habitat seeks 10 new homeowners

Key West Citizen - Sunday, February 19, 2017

The island chain of the Florida Keys, with its surrounding marine sanctuary, proudly protects the saltwater home of sea life, the woodsy ecosystems of marsh rabbits, Key deer and woodrats and the...

Key Largo man found guilty in child porn case

Key West Citizen - Saturday, February 18, 2017

It took a Key West federal jury less than two hours to find a 38-year-old Key Largo man guilty on child porn charges this week. Russell Hudson Cullen was initially charged in November with two...

School district selects media rep

Key West Citizen - Saturday, February 18, 2017

The school district will have a new spokeswoman at the end of the month, if the School Board approves the superintendent’s recommendation of Lynsey Saunders as communications and community...

Coast Guard cleared in death at sea

Key West Citizen - Saturday, February 18, 2017

A Jacksonville-based Coast Guard helicopter crew working aboard the Key West-based Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk involved in an August shooting in which a suspected smuggler was killed acted legally as...

City calls bus parking lot a success

Key West Citizen - Saturday, February 18, 2017

After six months of operation, the charter bus parking lot has been deemed a “tremendous success” at limiting oversized vehicle congestion in Old Town, according to city officials. The...

Tourism bill heads to next committee debate

Key West Citizen - Friday, February 17, 2017

A House proposal to end $200 million worth of state-supported incentive programs and a statewide tourism marketing agency will face its next hurdle in Tallahassee on Tuesday, when the bill lands at...