Florida Keys News

John Vagnoni's first beer led to a Key West career

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

John Vagnoni ordered his first beer at the Green Parrot Bar in 1973. It was the best 15 cents he ever spent. The Philadelphia native hitchhiked to Key West on a whim in 1973 and never left, though he never would have believed anyone who told him back then that he’d eventually own the iconic “sunny place for shady people.”

Historical society names USCGC Ingham Ship of the Year

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The historic U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham was decommissioned more than 40 years ago, but the ship that is now a floating museum at Key West’s Truman Waterfront is still accruing...

Two people airlifted in separate crashes

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Two people were airlifted to Miami in two separate Lower Keys crashes on Saturday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.  The first crash occurred at 10:41 a.m. on Stock Island just south of...

Yellowtail allocations to be discussed

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Fishery managers have proposed tweaking the recreational and commercial allocations for yellowtail snapper and will hold several meetings in the Florida Keys in the next two weeks on the...

Three die while working on trench

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

KEY LARGO — Three workers contracted by Monroe County for a road project in the Sexton Cove subdivision died of apparent gas inhalation inside a wastewater drainage hole Monday and one...

Uber back on county's agenda

Key West Citizen - Monday, January 16, 2017

Uber, judges and helicopters will be on tap at Wednesday’s Monroe County Commission meeting. The commission will meet at 9 a.m. at the Marathon Government Center, 2798 Overseas Highway. Uber...

Goliath grouper debate ramps up again

Key West Citizen - Monday, January 16, 2017

After a several-year hiatus, state fishery managers will again address the topic of reopening the Goliath grouper fishery.  The fishery has been closed since 1990, after it had been extremely...

City to vote on joining FKAA to fight against FPL

Key West Citizen - Monday, January 16, 2017

The Key West City Commission will vote Wednesday to join the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority in opposition of Florida Power & Light’s plans to add two new nuclear reactors to its Homestead...

Call resigns from hospital district board

Key West Citizen - Monday, January 16, 2017

The board of the Lower Florida Keys Hospital District is awaiting word from the governor’s office about a new appointment to its ranks. Neil Call, who served on the district board for the past...

Another Trauma Star ambulance helicopter up in the air

Key West Citizen - Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Monroe County Commission could decide Wednesday whether to buy a third air ambulance helicopter to service the Lower Keys. The commission will discuss ongoing issues with the private air...

Sugarloaf fire station faces more roadblocks

Key West Citizen - Sunday, January 15, 2017

A recently filed lawsuit is further complicating plans to place a new fire station on Sugarloaf Key. For the past several years, the Monroe County Fire Department and Sugarloaf Key residents have...

Group gives some bite to kids dental program

Key West Citizen - Sunday, January 15, 2017

Resistance from children is expected when it comes to visiting the dentist, but a Key West nonprofit says communication issues with parents are preventing youth from receiving much needed...

FKCC offers bachelor's degree

Key West Citizen - Sunday, January 15, 2017

Change is in the air at Florida Keys Community College, which last week announced the launch of its first bachelor’s degree program.  Twenty local college students who have already...

Crash lawsuit likely headed to mediation

Key West Citizen - Saturday, January 14, 2017

A judge on Thursday dismissed a Key West bar’s move to have a civil lawsuit in connection with a fatal DUI crash tossed out of court, and the matter is now likely headed to...

Minor injuries after car lands in water

Key West Citizen - Saturday, January 14, 2017

A Key West teenager was not seriously injured after driving into the water off U.S. 1 between Little Torch Key and Big Pine Key on Thursday night.  Cameron James Castleman, 19, was southbound...