Florida Keys News

Residents ready with casual concern

Key West Citizen - Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Friday sky over the Florida Keys, cloudless and cornflower blue, shined in stark contrast to the tropical turmoil churning over the Caribbean. Tourists and residents in the island chain...

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Key West Citizen - Saturday, August 29, 2015

A story in Friday’s paper about a Coast Guard death should have stated that Jonathan Kruse was found on Wednesday and that he had been working aboard the cutter Charles David Jr. since...

Protecting health: AHEC clinics open again despite funding issues

Key West Citizen - Friday, August 28, 2015

When the Monroe County School Board approved the necessary funding to keep the Area Health Education Center clinics in local schools, there was some concern about just who was able to access the clinics. The clinics began their second year of operation last week, and AHEC chief executive officer Michael Cunningham made it clear who is able to be treated inside. 

AIDS Help kicks off campaign

Key West Citizen - Friday, August 28, 2015

Political elections aren’t the only campaigns getting attention in Key West .  AIDS Help opens its annual eight-week fundraising campaign at 6 tonight, when the royal race for the title...

Coast Guard announces death of officer

Key West Citizen - Friday, August 28, 2015

The Coast Guard on Tuesday identified Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Kruse as the man who was found dead Monday morning at Sector Key West due to an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the...

'Darth Vader' helmet stolen during ruckus

Key West Citizen - Friday, August 28, 2015

Duval Street’s banjo-playing Darth Vader had a brush with the dark side this week when someone swiped his trademark helmet. James Pierce, 46, the street performer who costumes as Vader with...

Sea turtle mutilation case continued

Key West Citizen - Friday, August 28, 2015

The case of two Miami men accused of mutilating a protected sea turtle and illegally possessing sharks was continued Thursday in a Marathon courtroom.  David Hernandez Sordo, 47, and Pedro A....

Spraying Alert

Key West Citizen - Friday, August 28, 2015

Because of Thursday’s heavy rains and storms, the aerial larvicide mission by the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District has been rescheduled for today, weather permitting. The treatment...

FKAA board member's residence in question

Key West Citizen - Friday, August 28, 2015

Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority (FKAA) board member Melva Wagner has not attended in person about eight of the last 20 board meetings in the past two years and she is receiving a homestead property...

FDLE agent serves five-day suspension

Key West Citizen - Friday, August 28, 2015

A state law enforcement agent who in 2010 filed a false statement on a mortgage document served a five-day unpaid suspension this month for violating the agency’s standards of...

Boondocks, DOH reach tentative agreement on sewer

Key West Citizen - Thursday, August 27, 2015

A popular Lower Keys restaurant will not have to remove 142 seats if the owners submit a plan to state health department officials by Tuesday that calls for the restaurant to install expensive sewage...

Public library offering computer classes to novices

Key West Citizen - Thursday, August 27, 2015

As the world continues its shift from paper-and-pen to the online domain, so too must its occupants. For some, the transition has been easy and they’ve been able to adapt to the virtual world....

Florida watches Erika

Key West Citizen - Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hurricane Danny is long forgotten now that his bigger, faster and stronger sister Tropical Storm Erika is spiraling toward South Florida and possibly the Florida Keys.  Erika was about 1,500...

Chamber hosts city commission hopefuls

Key West Citizen - Thursday, August 27, 2015

Housing and homelessness, taxes and transient rentals were just a few of the topics covered during a Key West City Commission candidates’ forum presented Wednesday by the Key West Chamber of...

No decision in appeal of Eaton compound plans

Key West Citizen - Thursday, August 27, 2015

The proposed 11,465-square-foot family compound at 616 Eaton St. is "breathtakingly gargantuan" and clearly violates Key West's rules for preserving its historic district, an attorney said Wednesday...