Florida Keys News

Two Upper Keys crashes slow traffic

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A 25-year-old Miami man was killed in a motorcycle crash on Card Sound Road on Sunday and a motorist was airlifted after a fiery wreck on the 18-Mile Stretch on Saturday, according to the Florida...

Key Largo arrest related to Tampa murders

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

KEY LARGO — The FBI arrested admitted neo-Nazi Brandon Russell at the Burger King in Key Largo on Sunday on federal charges of possessing a bomb and explosive materials.  Details of...

Parking variance meeting with resistance

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Neighboring residents of the Ocean Walk Apartments expansion project want to pump the brakes on plans to reduce parking spaces in favor of additional bike parking. The planned $6.7 million expansion...

Shirley Freeman is still living her legacy

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A young girl in 1940s Arkansas peered closely at the colorful pull-down maps that hung at the front of every classroom. With her ring of blonde curls bent toward the southern United States,...

Board tosses complaint against police

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The volunteer board that reviews allegations against Key West police officers voted Monday night to toss one man’s complaint against Officer Alexander Rodriguez stemming from what one board...

Drawbridge data likely to prompt fewer openings

Key West Citizen - Monday, May 22, 2017

ISLAMORADA — Roughly 25,000 vehicles crossed the Snake Creek Bridge daily during a three-day span in March of last year, according to numbers provided by the Florida Department of...

County ponders uses for road prison

Key West Citizen - Monday, May 22, 2017

Affordable housing and social services top the list of potential uses for the Big Pine Key Road Prison now that it has been shuttered by the state. The Monroe County Commission had previously...

Three file to run for mayor's office

Key West Citizen - Monday, May 22, 2017

Although Key West Mayor Craig Cates is only seven months into his final term, three candidates have announced their intentions to run for the office in 2018. Residents Wayne Coulter, Bill Foley and...

School Board to finish start-time discussions

Key West Citizen - Monday, May 22, 2017

After months of online surveys, public input hearings and board room discussions about school day start times and a possible later start for Key West High School students, the superintendent is...

School district looking to hire more teachers

Key West Citizen - Sunday, May 21, 2017

Monroe County is looking to hire about 75 teachers before school starts in the fall, according to its online job postings as of Thursday afternoon.  Key West High School, for example, is losing...

NOAA finds no waste, fraud, abuse in inquiry

Key West Citizen - Sunday, May 21, 2017

The federal agency that oversees the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary said it found nothing to support allegations of waste, fraud and abuse in a inquiry that led to the reassignment of top...

State gets proposal for concert event at Fort Zach

Key West Citizen - Sunday, May 21, 2017

A Sarasota-based company has applied to hold a multi-day music and art festival at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, which has led to some speculation about the construction of a second Key West...

New community program aims to help young fathers

Key West Citizen - Sunday, May 21, 2017

Billy Davis wants to do what other community service agencies aren’t doing for Monroe County’s young people. The founder and director of A Positive Step of Monroe County identifies what...

567-foot Navy missile cruiser to arrive in Key West

Key West Citizen - Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Navy’s Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy and its roughly 400 crew members are scheduled to arrive Saturday, May 20, in the Truman Harbor for a brief respite from...

Coast Guard ends search for missing woman

Key West Citizen - Saturday, May 20, 2017

The U.S. Coast Guard ended its search for a 41-year-old Delray Beach woman who went missing about 30 miles west of Cay Sal, Bahamas on Thursday night.  Air Station Clearwater C-130 Hercules...