Florida Keys News

City planners host series of development workshops

Key West Citizen - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

City planners Tuesday night started a wide-ranging conversation about preserving and revitalizing Bahama Village, the largely residential neighborhood that borders Duval Street and the Truman Waterfront. The conversation included whether Key West is ready to eventually put controls in place to help keep housing in Bahama Village affordable within the neighborhood.

Attempt to oust GM falls short

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

KEY LARGO — One commissioner’s effort to remove the sewer district’s top administrator seemed to fall upon deaf ears at the five-seat board’s most recent meeting on July 21.

Is another bay disaster on the horizon?

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

SOUTH FLORIDA — An extremely dry start to South Florida’s rainy season, which typically begins in June with hurricane season, has caused worry among some environmentalists who wonder how a continued lack of fresh water and rising salinity levels will affect marine life in the Florida Bay going forward.

NASA's Aquarius mission educates students

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

FLORIDA KEYS — Three thousand miles from home, 16-year-old Ciara Isaak was exposed to the challenges scientists and astronomers face daily.

Big Pine Key murder trial looms

Florida Keys Free Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

BIG PINE KEY — It’s been more than five years since 18-year-old Franklin Joaquin Randleman Jr. was shot in his grandmother’s Big Pine Key mobile home and prosecutors say the...

Medical examiner wants more money

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The head of a Monroe County government office that is currently being audited to determine if tax dollars are being spent appropriately wants nearly $200,000 more a year at his discretion. Monroe...

Hospital drops lawsuit against Braddock

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Lower Keys Medical Center on Monday dropped its lawsuit against the Rev. Steve Braddock, who last month publicly accused the hospital of aggressive and questionable billing practices. The voluntary...

Waterfront Brewery owners face code violation for hosting parties too soon

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The wait continues for the opening of the Waterfront Brewery, which has yet to pass fire and building inspections required by the city.  But the brewery’s backers, Joe Walsh and Chris...

Mr. Chapman's music machine moving on

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Mr. Chapman sat Monday on the porch at 213 Petronia St., where it intersects Chapman Lane in Bahama Village.  The brightly lit, three-wheeled sound machine Chapman pedals nightly through Old...

Citizen Review Board votes to investigate one Taser incident

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The volunteer board that investigates allegations made against Key West police officers decided Monday night to investigate the arrest of a homeless man who was shocked with a Taser. Citizen Review...

Two boats strike bridges in separate incidents

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

One boat crashed into the Fleming Key bridge Friday and another hit the Seven Mile Bridge Sunday, according to the Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.  There was...

Murder trial looms

Key West Citizen - Monday, July 27, 2015

It’s been more than five years since 18-year-old Franklin Joaquin Randleman Jr. of Big Pine Key was shot in his grandmother’s mobile home and prosecutors say the murder trial against...

Sewer utility seeks damages

Key West Citizen - Monday, July 27, 2015

The owners of the sewer utility on Stock Island are going after a Florida Keys environmental group and one of its members for $471,438 in legal fees and court costs. The environmental group...

Citizen Review Board to look into Taser cases involving police

Key West Citizen - Monday, July 27, 2015

The Citizen Review Board will decide Monday whether to investigate two arrests in which Key West police officers used a Taser stun gun on their suspects, including a drunken woman accused of refusing...

Local entertainer to appear on reality TV show

Key West Citizen - Monday, July 27, 2015

The streets and clubs of Key West have no shortage of entertainers: fire jugglers, singers, dancers, and unicyclists to name a few. One local entertainer will be taking his talents to primetime...