Florida Keys News

Early voting ends today

Key West Citizen - Saturday, August 23, 2014

More than 12 percent of Monroe County voters have already cast their ballots for Tuesday's primary election using early voting and absentee ballots, the Florida Keys' top election official said...

Slaton still in the race

Key West Citizen - Saturday, August 23, 2014

Circuit Judge Tegan Slaton is currently hospitalized on the mainland, but he remains in his judicial race, his friend and campaign manager said this week. Key West attorney Robert Cintron...

Keys man indicted on child porn

Key West Citizen - Saturday, August 23, 2014

A Keys man faces up to 100 years in prison after a federal grand jury indicted him on suspicion of receiving and possessing child pornography, according to court records. Ion Becker -- his age and...

Longtime 'street cop' battles cancer

Key West Citizen - Saturday, August 23, 2014

Chicago native and longtime Key West police Sgt. Eric Biskup can normally be found working the night shift along the 200 block of Duval Street. Lower Duval Street workers know what that entails:...

LKMC parent company gets hacked

Key West Citizen - Friday, August 22, 2014

The company that operates Lower Keys Medical Center, and another 205 hospitals around the country, has been hacked, putting the records of millions of patients across the country at risk. However,...

Competing line of sight

Key West Citizen - Friday, August 22, 2014

The state's $41.5 million rebuild of North Roosevelt Boulevard includes a new traffic signal where U.S. 1 meets Key West proper that has some locals shaking their heads.

State dollars used for sensitive lands

Key West Citizen - Friday, August 22, 2014

The Monroe County Commission on Wednesday purchased 12,800 acres of sensitive wetlands to set aside for conservation with the support of a $3 million grant from the state of Florida. The land is...

Man sues deputy for excessive force

Key West Citizen - Friday, August 22, 2014

A man armed with a loaded handgun who struggled with a deputy on the side of U.S. 1 is suing the deputy for excessive force, according to federal court records. A U.S. magistrate ruled on Aug. 14...

Friend of NFL footballer sentenced

Key West Citizen - Friday, August 22, 2014

A man who was with a Baltimore Ravens player when both attacked several people in March at an Old Town strip club was given the same sentence as his football playing co-defendant. As part of his...

New bus route has Sugarloaf parents steaming

Key West Citizen - Thursday, August 21, 2014

The southbound route 26 bus that shuttles some Sugarloaf School students to and from their homes takes a new route. And the new path is drawing fire from a group of parents unhappy with the...

Mooring field proposal blocked

Key West Citizen - Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Monroe County Commission withdrew Buttonwood Sound in Key Largo as a possible site for a county-managed mooring field after staunch opposition from residents who live nearby. "Virtually all of...

Computer initiative to boost student participation, skills

Key West Citizen - Thursday, August 21, 2014

Key Wester John Padget has long been known as an education advocate in Monroe County and beyond. The 77-year-old multimillionaire entrepreneur was the driving force behind bringing the Take Stock...

5-2 vote hikes trash rates for now

Key West Citizen - Thursday, August 21, 2014

Three months after handing Waste Management a $53 million, seven-year contract that would privatize the city's transfer station and revert to the curbside pickup program, commissioners plan to change...

Waterline work on Flagler on Friday

Key West Citizen - Thursday, August 21, 2014

FKAA will be working to install a new waterline in the 900 block of Flagler Avenue from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday on the block between Reynolds and Grinnell...

Shelter: Dog was shot, left to die

Key West Citizen - Thursday, August 21, 2014

A 10-year-old pit bull mix that had been shot and left to die was still wagging its tail when employees at the Upper Keys Animal Shelter euthanized her. Tavernier resident Daniel Rossler found the...