Florida Keys News

Navy: No drones allowed during air show

Key West Citizen - Sunday, February 7, 2016

Boca Chica Field is a no drone zone as the Navy is urging residents to keep them at home during the upcoming 2016 Southernmost Air Spectacular show.  “Drones are prohibited for...

Looking both ways

Key West Citizen - Sunday, February 7, 2016

Those much-maligned pedestrian crosswalks with the flashing yellow lights along U.S. 1 in Key West and 100 miles away in Key Largo will remain in place, a Florida Department of Transportation...

All aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower

Key West Citizen - Saturday, February 6, 2016

Petty Officer Second Class Steven Martin wanted to jump off the deck of the nearly 1,100-foot long USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier on Wednesday.  “I’d like to just start...

Formal charges filed in gambling case

Key West Citizen - Saturday, February 6, 2016

The Monroe County State Attorney’s Office formally filed three bookmaking charges against suspended Monroe County School Board employee Joe Clements on Friday, according to court...

A personal view -- we liked Ike

Key West Citizen - Saturday, February 6, 2016

Our country is being actively defended by young men and women who are too young to remember 9/11. But don’t let that concern you — we’re in great hands. The average age on board...

Residents sound off on Peary Court buy

Key West Citizen - Saturday, February 6, 2016

One way or another, Peary Court is headed for sale, one of the complex’s residents told her neighbors the other day, advising them to support the city’s plan to buy...

Local musician suffers head injury in crash; fundraisers planned

Key West Citizen - Saturday, February 6, 2016

A popular Key West musician remained in stable but critical condition Friday in a Miami hospital following a scooter accident Monday afternoon on North Roosevelt Boulevard. Johnny King, guitarist,...

Peary Court inspection plan stalls

Key West Citizen - Friday, February 5, 2016

The company that agreed to inspect some of the 157 units at Peary Court for $30,000 won’t do it for half the money, city staff said Thursday. City leaders approved the sample inspection in...

Gun range bills await Scott's signature

Key West Citizen - Friday, February 5, 2016

The state Senate and House of Representatives have passed legislation that severely restricts homemade, backyard gun ranges like one that was erected on Big Pine Key in 2014. The bill now goes to...

Fantasy Fest tab adds up

Key West Citizen - Friday, February 5, 2016

Fantasy Fest 2015 cost the City of Key West more than $284,000, according to reports released Thursday in advance of a special public workshop next week.  The bulk of the costs — $207,527...

Literary Landmark will honor late novelist Kaufelt

Key West Citizen - Friday, February 5, 2016

The man credited for highlighting Key West’s literary accomplishments and drawing acclaimed writers to the island will be honored Saturday with the installation of a Literary Landmark at the...

Wells to be honored at Conchs' opener

Key West Citizen - Friday, February 5, 2016

Jonathan Wells will honored tonight (Friday) at Key West High School’s first pre-season baseball game. The Key West youngster and Key West Little Conch baseball player died last year. Wells,...

Florida House passes turtle bill

Key West Citizen - Thursday, February 4, 2016

The state House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that tightens criminal regulations on the poaching of endangered sea turtles. In the past, suspected poachers, including one in the Florida...

New butts litter law wins support

Key West Citizen - Thursday, February 4, 2016

A proposal to slap a $100 fine on any smoker caught flicking a spent cigarette onto a Key West beach or sidewalk easily won approval from a unanimous city commission.  The city already has an...

Local Legionnaires' victim remains hospitalized in Miami

Key West Citizen - Thursday, February 4, 2016

As the state Department of Health officials continue to search for clues about how a Key West man contracted Legionnaires’ disease, the man’s family and friends have asked for the...