Florida Keys News

New district creation postponed

Key West Citizen - Friday, January 20, 2017

The creation of a new Old Town district that has been in the works since last May was delayed again by the Key West Planning Board on Thursday. The creation of a Mallory Square Arts and Cultural...

Reviews recommend no changes to four-lane boulevard

Key West Citizen - Friday, January 20, 2017

The Key West Engineering Department will recommend no changes to South Roosevelt Boulevard when the issue goes before the City Commission at its Feb. 7 meeting, according to City Manager Jim...

Motorist involved in weekend crash dies

Key West Citizen - Friday, January 20, 2017

The 81-year-old Pompano Beach man involved in a critical crash on Saturday on Big Coppitt Key has died, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.  Stephen Edward Attis was in a Honda sport...

Multiple agencies investigate legality of floating billboard

Key West Citizen - Friday, January 20, 2017

Federal, state and local government agencies are investigating the legality of a floating billboard that has been placed off the boat ramp on Big Coppitt Key. Last month, Peter Closi, who operates...

County wants judges to be left as is

Key West Citizen - Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Monroe County Commission agreed Wednesday to aggressively challenge a state Supreme Court recommendation to eliminate one judge, and possibly two positions, in the Florida Keys. The Florida...

Despite questions, project gets green light

Key West Citizen - Thursday, January 19, 2017

Many questions remain, but amphitheater moves forward. The Key West City Commission voted 4-2 to approve a $3,664,721 construction bid from D.L. Porter Constructors Wednesday after a lengthy...

First Cubans repatriated since 'wet foot, dry foot' policy change

Key West Citizen - Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Key West-based 154-foot Coast Guard Cutter Raymond Evans returned 71 Cuba migrants on Sunday to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, marking the first repatriation since President Barack Obama ended the...

County votes for third helicopter

Key West Citizen - Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Monroe County Commission approved buying a third air ambulance helicopter on Wednesday instead of paying a private provider $400,000 a year for the service. Sheriff Rick Ramsay and County...

Woman with box cutter at airport arrested

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, January 18, 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 was arrested by the FBI on Friday, according to federal...

Pedestrian airlifted following crash

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A motorist backing up in a parking lot on Sombrero Beach Road in Marathon on Monday night struck another car, which then struck two pedestrians and sent one to Miami via helicopter, according to the...

Neighbors save drowning kids

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Anatolii Reshetko never had reason to use the CPR skills he learned decades ago — until dinnertime Saturday, when Reshetko joined another man in rescuing and reviving three unconscious children...

Ferry captain cited for destruction of seagrass

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The captain of a ferry has been cited with federal citations in connection with a vessel grounding that occurred last month just outside of Key West Harbor. The Florida Fish and Wildlife...

Mosquito board members sworn in

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Two new Florida Keys Mosquito Control District board members and one returning member were sworn into office on Tuesday. Board members Brandon Pinder and Stan Zuba attended their first meeting as...

Firefighter remains hospitalized

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Key Largo volunteer firefighter critically injured Monday morning while trying to save three construction workers remained in intensive care at a Miami hospital Tuesday, according to a gofundme. com online account.

Pastor's passion is helping Ugandan orphans

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

ISLAMORADA — Tony Hammon, who moved to the Florida Keys at age 12 after his grandparents adopted him, never could have envisioned himself years later traveling to Africa to help other orphans.