Florida Keys News

Coastal appeals delinquency status

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Coastal Construction Group of Miami has appealed the School District's decision to place them in delinquency status. This action, by the company which built the new, $37 million Horace O'Bryant...

Brush fire restarts, closes Card Sound Road, again

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A brush fire that started Easter morning had claimed nearly 800 acres and twice closed Card Sound Road as of Monday afternoon. As of presstime, the cause of the fire had not been determined, but...

Man hit by boat prop

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Easter weekend was busy for marine law enforcement in the Upper Keys as one man was hit by a boat propeller, and two other boaters had to be rescued after their boat started taking on...

County looks ahead with comp plan

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Monroe County Commission on Wednesday will continue to refine a series of proposed policies that will guide development in the unincorporated areas of the Florida Keys for the next 20...

Charles Street closed

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Charles Street will be closed through May 21 for renovation work. The contractor will attempt to accommodate deliveries. In the 400 block of Fleming Street, the portion closest to Duval Street,...

Noise law gets final review Tuesday

Key West Citizen - Monday, April 21, 2014

City commissioners on Tuesday will revisit proposed changes to Key West's sound control ordinance at a meeting devoted to rewriting the local laws designed to keep the peace among Duval Street club...

Man admits fraud to FBI

Key West Citizen - Monday, April 21, 2014

A Broward County man arrested by undercover FBI agents who said he schemed in Key West to cash tens of thousands in fraudulent tax return checks pleaded guilty in an agreement with federal...

For now Chorale stays put at FKCC

Key West Citizen - Sunday, April 20, 2014

Members of the Keys Chorale arrived at a business meeting on Saturday expecting that it would likely be conducted in the hushed and tragic tones of such classic anthems of loss as "Madame Butterfly" or "Romeo and Juliet."

S.B. 1734 and H.B. 983

Key West Citizen - Sunday, April 20, 2014

Two bills making their way through the Florida Legislature would set up $300 million in tax credits for film, television and commercial production companies working in the state. S.B. 1734 was filed...

The making of a series

Key West Citizen - Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Netflix original series, still unnamed, that began shooting March 27 in the Upper Keys has basically immersed its cast and crew in the Keys. "We're creating a family environment," Maria...

Now showing

Key West Citizen - Sunday, April 20, 2014

Filmmaking on location in the Florida Keys is nothing new. Since 1940, the Keys have appeared in at least a couple of movies and T.V. shows each decade. Here is a partial list of those...

Tax credit top of discussion

Key West Citizen - Sunday, April 20, 2014

Florida legislators recognize the marketing value of having movies, television shows and commercials shot in the state as they dole out millions of dollars in tax credits each year to production...

Ex-cop retrial up in the air

Key West Citizen - Sunday, April 20, 2014

It remains to be seen whether an ex-Miami Beach cop sentenced to life in prison in 2011 for attempting to murder his estranged wife and her boyfriend during a rampage at the man's Plantation Key home...

New Navy officer has local ties

Key West Citizen - Sunday, April 20, 2014

Naval Air Station Key West's newest executive officer, Cmdr. Pornchai Davidson, flew a helicopter over the Southernmost City after Hurricane Wilma hit in 2005 and the image never left him. "You're...

News

Key West Citizen - Sunday, April 20, 2014

For week of April 14-18 Easter recess MONDAY: • House: Not in session this week. House reconvenes April 21 at 2 p.m. • Senate: Not in session this week. Senate reconvenes April...