Florida Keys News

Attorneys: Eimers wasn't as sick as coroner said

Key West Citizen - Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Monroe County medical examiner erred in his autopsy of Charles Eimers by reporting he was at risk of sudden death from a history of heart disease, attorneys for the Eimers family say. In a new...

Exploring inner space

Key West Citizen - Sunday, July 27, 2014

After spending nine days below the ocean surface in 63 feet of water, four astronauts turned aquanauts will have a better understanding of what life in space will be like during future missions to...

A unique underwater experience

Key West Citizen - Sunday, July 27, 2014

Touted as the only such underwater lab in the world, the Aquarius Reef Base has drawn researchers for two decades because of the ability to work underwater for up to nine hours a day without a threat...

Woman crashes personal watercraft

Key West Citizen - Saturday, July 26, 2014

A Michigan woman suffered severe head injuries Friday after she crashed a personal watercraft into the Channel 5 Bridge during a guided tour, law enforcement officials said. The woman was taken to...

Missing boater out of Key West

Key West Citizen - Saturday, July 26, 2014

State and federal marine patrol officers continued their search Friday evening for a fishermen involved in a possible boat collision in the Dry Tortugas. The two boats are both out of Key West, but...

Property tax rate hiked 3%

Key West Citizen - Saturday, July 26, 2014

Monroe County property owners will see a 3 percent increase in property tax rates when they receive their tax notices early next month, but the rate could be lowered when the county commission...

Learning through a deep sea mission

Key West Citizen - Saturday, July 26, 2014

A summer internship has taken college students Emily Kovacs and Morgan Bode beyond the normal learning experience. The students, along with Jack Seubert, director of the Marine Sciences and...

Shelter no longer only a crash pad

Key West Citizen - Friday, July 25, 2014

The city's homeless shelter has changed over the past three years from a simple bunkhouse to a center that employs case management and offers relocation services for people who can't make it on the...

Hooked on 'ponics

Key West Citizen - Friday, July 25, 2014

A funny thing happened the last time biology professor Bill Irwin gave a talk on his passion for aquaculture and hydroponic gardening at Florida Keys Community College, where he works. A member of...

It's not time to reopen

Key West Citizen - Friday, July 25, 2014

A group of state and federal fishery managers are not ready to reopen the Goliath grouper fishery for even a scientific harvest, but will continue their efforts to gain more information through...

Talk of unique rules for Keys

Key West Citizen - Friday, July 25, 2014

One of the biggest areas of contention between Florida Keys fishermen and federal fishery managers in recent years has been a seasonal ban on keeping black grouper. The South Atlantic Fishery...

Chamber questions mayoral candidates

Key West Citizen - Friday, July 25, 2014

Parking, homelessness, traffic congestion and governmental mistakes were among the topics debated Wednesday when the three Key West mayoral candidates squared off at a lunchtime forum hosted by the...

Grand jury not done with Eimers' case

Key West Citizen - Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Monroe County grand jury that on Wednesday finished hearing three days of testimony about the last moments Charles Eimers had before he went from police suspect to life-support patient isn't done...

Scholl ponders staying city manager

Key West Citizen - Thursday, July 24, 2014

Anyone planning to apply for Key West city manager could already have some serious competition. Interim City Manager Jim Scholl, who held the job prior to the man commissioners ousted last month...

Survival, safety are lessons to be learned

Key West Citizen - Thursday, July 24, 2014

Liv Castillo resembled a contestant on the CBS television show "Survivor" as she crouched beneath a makeshift canopy constructed of sticks and palm fronds, searching for relief from the sweltering...