Florida Keys News

Vote over ousting Kessler today

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The sound and the fury anticipated at today's school board meeting, where the board will consider removing a volunteer from the audit and finance committee, won't start until the final...

Historic bell echoes with memories

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Fire has long been a very real and devastating threat to the wooden structures that comprise Key West's Old Town neighborhoods. Long before battery-powered smoke detectors, interior sprinkler...

Annual count today

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

About 100 volunteers will spread out across the Florida Keys today searching for homeless men, women and children as a local nonprofit launches the annual Point-in-Time survey. The project is made...

Brothers plead guilty

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Three Lower Keys brothers accused of harvesting lobster from illegal artificial habitats known as casitas will likely serve six months in federal prison, and lose their crawfish licenses for life,...

City-wide construction taking place

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The City of Key West will be starting several construction projects beginning today and running through Feb. 6. This week's projects include: • Mallory Square -- Work...

Police: Drunk man urinates on server

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A drunken 20-year-old was jailed over the weekend after police said he urinated on a Duval Street bar server from a balcony, and fought off arrest until he was hit with a stun gun. Orion Jones of...

Bridge work rescheduled

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The construction work planned for the Long Key Bridge between Mile Markers 63 to 65 has been postponed until Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 3-4, due to unforeseen circumstances, according to FDOT....

Woman, 30, killed on US 1

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A 30-year-old woman was killed early Saturday morning in Tavernier when a sport utility vehicle she was driving rolled on U.S. 1 and struck a utility pole, according to the Florida Highway Patrol....

Keys Center Academy

Key West Citizen - Monday, January 26, 2015

A year ago, 15-year-old Abby Rose woke up each morning dreading another day of school. Today, she's an accomplished student who loves heading to class. The reason: Keys Center Academy, the Monroe...

FWC shops Keys wildlife plan

Key West Citizen - Monday, January 26, 2015

State wildlife managers want public input on managing 80 miles of sensitive lands in the Florida Keys. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is working on a management plan...

NASA funds robotic team at FKCC

Key West Citizen - Monday, January 26, 2015

A special course at Florida Keys Community College this semester connects students with NASA to fuel dreams of reaching for the stars. For the first time, the Florida Space Grant Consortium is...

Bringing power to the Keys

Key West Citizen - Sunday, January 25, 2015

Back-to-back power outages interrupted a Saturday afternoon in the Lower Keys for about an hour on Jan. 17, perplexing visitors and sending residents searching for assorted flashlights, batteries,...

Outages impact local business

Key West Citizen - Sunday, January 25, 2015

Jimmy Weekley was wearing his butcher's apron -- not his city commission hat -- at his family-owned Fausto's Food Palace on Fleming Street when consecutive power outages darkened the store for about...

FKCC launches new online look

Key West Citizen - Sunday, January 25, 2015

First impressions are everything, and officials at Florida Keys Community College recently redesigned the college website to better connect with current and potential students. College-bound high...

Lawyers fight lawsuit wording

Key West Citizen - Sunday, January 25, 2015

In the stacks of pretrial motions being fired back and forth in the Charles Eimers wrongful death lawsuit, two words have created a legal battleground all their own. "Murder" and "psychopath" must...