Florida Keys News

Navy fighter jets flying at night

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Residents who live near Boca Chica Field may want to find their earplugs as the Navy announced Monday fighter jets will by flying at night this week. The visiting Air Force's 333rd Fighter...

Key West man hurt in crash

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A 44-year-old Key West resort employee was critically injured Sunday afternoon after the scooter he was riding collided with a sport utility vehicle at an Old Town intersection, according to Key West...

City to spend $300K on plans -- without planner onboard

Key West Citizen - Monday, March 23, 2015

City leaders have decided to spend nearly $300,000 in the name of big-picture development even though Key West's newly hired planning director hasn't yet started. Thaddeus Cohen, an architect who...

Lawmakers cut county from state water bills

Key West Citizen - Monday, March 23, 2015

Monroe County officials have expressed their unhappiness about being excluded from important state water quality legislation. They questioned why the roughly 120-mile chain of islands would be left...

County to discuss islands, height

Key West Citizen - Monday, March 23, 2015

Sea level rise and the need to create and maintain affordable housing is pushing Monroe County officials to consider raising building heights in the Florida Keys. The height issue and development...

Cay Clubs executives to face sentencing

Key West Citizen - Monday, March 23, 2015

A former Cay Clubs executive who pleaded guilty in federal court last year will face five years in prison when he is sentenced Tuesday. Ricky Lynn Stokes, 54, and Barry J. Graham, 59, both of Fort...

That other 'Rock'

Key West Citizen - Sunday, March 22, 2015

To find Cindy Wynn's metal shop, where she creates furniture from discarded iron and steel, just look for the hard hats that hang in a row along the chain-link fence in the 5500 block of 5th Avenue...

Widow sues Yankee Freedom ferry

Key West Citizen - Sunday, March 22, 2015

The widow of a man who drowned while snorkeling at the Dry Tortugas National Park last year is suing the ferry that charters tourists to the group of islands west of Key West for allegedly not...

Lawyer triumphs in emerald case

Key West Citizen - Sunday, March 22, 2015

A prominent lawyer from Delaware who formerly represented a fraudulent sunken treasure salvor will not have to pay the Mel Fisher's Treasures company legal fees, a federal judge has ruled. Senior...

County wins in power lawsuit

Key West Citizen - Saturday, March 21, 2015

A federal judge has dismissed a discrimination lawsuit against Monroe County brought by two families that had successfully sought to bring commercial power to No Name Key. The state Public Service...

Bug board to vote on release plan

Key West Citizen - Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District board will vote Monday on giving its final blessing on a plan to release genetically engineered mosquitoes in Key Haven. The board has already approved...

Museum divers strike gold

Key West Citizen - Saturday, March 21, 2015

A gold ring with a rare Italian quartz stone that could be worth tens of thousands of dollars last seen by human eyes nearly 400 years ago was pulled from the sea this week. The ring was found...

2 fishermen convicted of trap robbing

Key West Citizen - Saturday, March 21, 2015

Two commercial fishermen were convicted this week of robbing another fisherman's stone crab traps last year. Both will face a maximum of five years in prison at sentencing, according to the State...