Florida Keys News

Sheriff Ramsay tackles graffiti

Key West Citizen - Saturday, August 30, 2014

Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay has a standing order to the road supervisors under him: If you see graffiti or gratuitous trash in your patrol area, you have 24 hours to address the problem....

Molestation case heads to Supreme Court

Key West Citizen - Saturday, August 30, 2014

A Stock Island man who fondled a 12-year-old girl and was sentenced to more than four years in prison last year is appealing his case to the Florida Supreme Court. Benito Lopez Gonzalez, 30, of...

Duval Street closure today

Key West Citizen - Friday, August 29, 2014

The 600 block of Duval Street will be closed for about an hour starting at 8:30 a.m. today for the use of a crane. Detour signs will be in place during the...

Panel: Jailing homeless a nonsolution

Key West Citizen - Friday, August 29, 2014

David Peery, an attorney from Miami, spent a few hours Thursday sharing his views on the "criminalization" of the homeless with Key West officials and activists. Then he shared his personal...

A new era for KWHS football

Key West Citizen - Friday, August 29, 2014

The ever-expanding safety concerns from the top notches of football down to the youth leagues left administrators at Key West High with a tough choice to make. In the end, they decided it was in...

FKAA hires Acevedo as tech

Key West Citizen - Friday, August 29, 2014

The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority has hired former Monroe County Schools Superintendent Randy Acevedo as a computer tech, more than four years after the ousted elected official began applying at...

Remade, parks reopen

Key West Citizen - Friday, August 29, 2014

City Commissioner Clayton Lopez made sure to point out the new workout stations for grown-ups that were installed at the newly refurbished Nelson English Park, part of a $1.1 million project. The...

Local man stole, sold sharks

Key West Citizen - Friday, August 29, 2014

A 75-year-old Little Torch Key man pleaded guilty this week to federal charges of illegally selling bonnethead sharks he caught during family fishing trips. Charles R. Jamison sold the juvenile...

School board holds budget workshop

Key West Citizen - Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Monroe County School District's budget adoption process continued apace Wednesday evening, during a workshop and school board business meeting in Marathon. The meeting was held to provide an...

Duval Street closure Friday

Key West Citizen - Thursday, August 28, 2014

The 600 block of Duval Street will be closed for about an hour starting at 8:30 a.m. Friday for the use of a crane. Detour signs will be in place during the...

5 local coral species listed as threatened

Key West Citizen - Thursday, August 28, 2014

The federal government added 20 new varieties of coral as threatened to the Endangered Species list, including five that are found in Florida Keys waters. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

Grand jury clears police in Eimers case

Key West Citizen - Thursday, August 28, 2014

Key West police used "the proper amount of force" in arresting and restraining Charles Eimers, the 61-year-old Michigan man who died in a hospital six days after several officers held him facedown on South Beach, a grand jury decided Wednesday.

County faces wind rate increases

Key West Citizen - Thursday, August 28, 2014

Seven out of 10 Florida residents covered by Citizen Property Insurance Corp. will see property insurance rate decreases, according to the company's recommendations. However, those people don't...

Chief of Navy Ops visits air station

Key West Citizen - Thursday, August 28, 2014

It was all hands on deck Wednesday at Naval Air Station Key West as one of the highest ranking officers in the country visited the base to hear directly from his sailors. Four-star Adm. Jonathan...

Martin, Highsmith, Dick are winners

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

When the dust settled on the three Keys-wide, nonpartisan Monroe County School Board primary races being contested Tuesday night a little conventional wisdom seemed turned on its head. All three...