Florida Keys News

Signage rules and guidelines are changing

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, June 28, 2016

After nearly three years of research and rewrites, businesses in the Key West historic district will soon have new rules for signs. Key West Historic Preservation Planner Enid Torregrosa has...

Paving the way for the future

Key West Citizen - Monday, June 27, 2016

The long construction nightmare for businesses on Caroline Street is coming to an end and store owners are excited to get things back to normal. Rene Blais of The Red Door Gallery and Bicycle Rental...

Accused cocaine smuggler asks for leniency

Key West Citizen - Monday, June 27, 2016

The attorney for a man accused of attempting to smuggle nearly a ton of cocaine along with two others is asking a judge for leniency at sentencing next month.  Assistant U.S. Public...

Migrant smugglers plead guilty

Key West Citizen - Monday, June 27, 2016

Two men facing life in prison after they were caught in late May attempting to illegally smuggle 25 people into the United States will be sentenced in Key West in August, according to federal...

Construction crews work to replace White Street building

Key West Citizen - Monday, June 27, 2016

It was a hot Sunday afternoon, eight years ago this month, when a building fire at 1100 White St. drew what seemed like half the town to the surrounding neighborhood to watch in fascination. Crowds...

Bomb trial pushed to January

Key West Citizen - Sunday, June 26, 2016

A federal judge on Thursday pushed the trial of the Stock Island man accused of trying to buy a bomb from undercover FBI agents to detonate on a Key West beach to January.  U.S....

Couple to plead in shark case next month

Key West Citizen - Sunday, June 26, 2016

A former member of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council and her husband accused of purchasing wildlife, mainly sharks, from fishermen who did not have the proper licenses, will...

Mosquito spraying to avoid cisterns

Key West Citizen - Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District has retooled its aerial spraying missions in Big Torch and Middle Torch Keys after a resident complained about liquid larvicide making its way into his...

Jury convicts human smuggler

Key West Citizen - Sunday, June 26, 2016

A Key West jury found a man guilty of all 28 counts of human smuggling against him on Thursday, which brings a total maximum of 140 years in prison when he is sentenced.  It is unlikely...

Eleven unopposed candidates win

Key West Citizen - Saturday, June 25, 2016

Nearly a dozen elected officials have secured office, as no opponents filed the proper campaign forms or paid the fees to qualify for the respective offices by noon Friday. Every constitutional...

FKAA won't appeal Turkey Point plan

Key West Citizen - Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority board agreed Friday to hold off on appealing an order that gives Florida Power & Light 10 years to draw back a saltwater plume threatening the Keys’...

Candidate event draws crowd

Key West Citizen - Saturday, June 25, 2016

Local political candidates had their first chance after officially qualifying to sway voters Friday night at the Hometown! Political Action Committee’s public forum. Candidates from all 13...

Reef protection to highlight Underwater Music Festival

Key West Citizen - Saturday, June 25, 2016

Divers and snorkelers can explore a portion of the world’s third-largest coral barrier reef while enjoying a unique sub-sea concert Saturday, July 9, in the Lower Florida Keys. The 32nd annual...

Woman killed in crash

Key West Citizen - Saturday, June 25, 2016

A 50-year-old Homestead pedestrian was killed Thursday afternoon at Mile Marker 98 after she was struck attempting to cross the highway, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.  Janet...

Longtime commissioner draws a challenger

Key West Citizen - Saturday, June 25, 2016

A late challenger has entered the race for the City Commission seat occupied by incumbent Clayton Lopez. Air National Guard Master Sgt. Nathan Brock, 35, is a combat veteran with multiple...